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Your favorite way to carry a single action?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by westernrover, Aug 18, 2018.

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  1. BobWright

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    Its been my experience that the retaining strap across the trigger guard is a bad idea. Possibility of binding between the knuckle and the trigger guard.

    Just my experience.


    Bob Wright
     
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  2. JohnB-40

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    I carry a 357 Vaquero in a shoulder belt holster Montana Holster 015.JPG
     
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  3. Choctaw

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    This is how I carried my service revolver back when they issued us Border Patrol style holsters. This type of holster caused no problems for me or for anyone I worked with. That’s just my experience though.
     
  4. Corpral_Agarn

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    I can go totin' the SAA @BobWright style now.

    El Paso did a good job, IMO.

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    Also picked up a 2x6 cartridge holder for the offside (I still reload with the left hand...):
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  5. the Black Spot

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    Nice! (I am also diggin that truck!)
     
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  6. Corpral_Agarn

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    Thanks!
    That little truck is my daily driver.

    My grandfather bought it new in '71.
    Currently has 75k original miles :)

    It came up for sale a few years ago and i figured "why not!"
     
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    I've always had a 'thing' for `67-`72 Chevies but never owned one.
     
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  8. doubleh

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    I've settled on wearing mine cross draw style on it's own belt. I'm right handed so that's on my left and works great with my steel horse which is a jeep. Horses and steam trains are why the automobile was invented. :p I only carry when I'm boondocking so it works great for me.

    I have tried shoulder holsters and chest holsters and they have same problem for me as suspenders or overalls. I can't stand something pulling down on my shoulders.
     
  9. doubleh

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    They are great trucks. I owned a '70 GMC for several years. I restored a '72 Chevy which was gift to my oldest grandson and cured me of the restoration bug for all time. It was in pretty bad shape. Lots of dents, some quite large, and some rusted out places had to be cut out and replaced but it turned out great and the only thing that was farmed out was the outside paint work which was done in white imron in a paint booth.

    My son-in-law has restored another '72 for a show truck but he farmed almost everything out. About the only thing I have been involved in was supplying the tools and technical know-how for him to build an oak console which he just finished up. He's quite good with his hands, just a little short of experience with woodworking, and it looks as good as any professional wood worker would have done. He also bought a kit and replaced the wood in the bed with oak and it's really nice.
     
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  10. the Black Spot

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    I like that ammo carrier!

    Had a 72 3/4 ton 4x4 with the eaton rearend and factory detroit lockers. Between me and the farmer who had before me, it literally almost wore out. Regretably, I had to sell it.
     
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    This is definately off the thread topic but the detroit locker rear ends were great. My dad had a two wheel drive '72 GMC with the high compression engine and that rear end. The thing was fast but it couldn't pass a gas station at all. 10 mpg uphill, downhill, into the wind or with a tail wind, that was what it was going to get. I once followed a 2 wheel drive Ford down about a mile of sandy turn row in the truck. The Ford was bouncing up and down and spinning his wheels all the way. With that rear end the GMC just noodled along with no fuss or muss at all.
     
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  12. burnse

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    Could I also get in on those pics? I'm another southpaw shopping around for my 44. Still trying to decide between that and a Mernickle piece.
     
  13. Sistema1927

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    Started a conversation with you with pics.
     
  14. Garandimal

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    RUGER NM Blackhawk/ 357 Mag./ 6-1/2" in a HUNTER #1100-48 on either a leather or USGI pistol belt.

    ...well over three decades now.

    It just works.

    Sno-Seal it every few Seasons to keep the leather in shape.




    GR
     
  15. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    About to find out if this is my favorite- I put together a Threepersons-style holster to see how I like it. If it works out well I'll do a full-on lined holster.
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  16. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    Since I really didn't have a proper gun belt I fixed that today. Years back I got to examine a 19th C. gun belt that stuck in my mind because it was made with just a few rivets and no stitching. I made this belt based on my no-doubt flawed recollections of that one. The original was *ahem* rather shorter than this one, which is made to accommodate my not insignificant girth, and had six more cartridge loops behind the holster. I didn't include those, because if I had this holster would not have fit on the belt. In retrospect I might have used one-inch cartridge loops instead of three-quarter inch, but what the heck, this is my first time making cartridge loops.The belt works well so far; I'll be wearing it around the house and workshop for the next few days to break it in. I made it longer than necessary so that I can belt it over a coat.
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    After these photos were taken I finished the belt with a hand-rubbed Carnauba Wax finish, which darkened it up to match the holster. I'm liking it quite a bit so far- we'll see how I feel about it in a few days.
     
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  17. Corpral_Agarn

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    I am digging that belt!

    The buckle system is unique.

    Nice work!
     
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  18. RealGun

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    I guess it is the grip shape and length or the length of the hammer spur that would make carry of a single action distinct from double of comparable size and weight. Typical single actions are simply not intended for concealed carry, so I tend to equate single action with open carry. Nothing has changed there in well over a century. If seated, the cross draw is more accessible, so one might want to be carrying two guns, one cross draw and one strong side, either straight hang or some cant, usually forward unless a fast draw. I tend to keep a holster for each carry mode but other than shooting CAS rarely would have occasion to open carry and opt for single action.
     
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    52DE72C3-0EA3-41F0-A701-E87D809117D4.jpeg A kirkpatrick rig with a Uberti 1875 357 7 1/2” on the right and a 1875 357 5 1/2” on the left oh and of course a Rossi 92 357 20” lever action
     
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