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Old 11-26-2008, 08:13 AM
WobbleZone WobbleZone is offline
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Carrying a Large Revolver




I have always preferred semi-autos, but recently bought a 5" S&W Model 629 Classic. I carry my full size 1911 in a Wilderness Safepacker holster when roaming the outdoors and fishing. I like the Safepacker a lot, because of the protection it affords the firearm, the easy accessibility of the gun, and it is a very discrete way to carry outdoors. I had planned on getting one for the new revolver, but just discovered that the largest one they make will accomodate only 4" barrels.

So, does anyone know of any alternatives for carry and protection of the weapon that is similar to the Safepacker and will accomodate a large, longer barreled revolver? I do not intend to wear this firearm in a coventional holster as I do my defensive gun, which is usually a Khar K9.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:13 AM
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I had the same problem. Other than a shoulder holster, didn't really see anything I liked. Ended up carrying it in my pocket, ha, but just around my place. Would've looked interesting in public. I'm jealous by the way, I sold that exact gun to our mechanic and have been trying in vain to buy it back ever since. Mine was a great shooter.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:02 AM
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I have two holsters for my 5" S&W M629 Classic. One I made myself. The other is a Vertical Scabbard from Kramer. There were some delays getting the Kramer holster and some layout marks on the finished holster which looks like it was made by a trainee but it works well.

http://www.kramerleather.com/products.cfm?categoryID=24
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:09 AM
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Look at www.simplyrugged.com/ Good Stuff!
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:13 AM
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Check out J.W. O'Rourke at www.gun-holsters.com This is his IP (Inside the Pants) model in leather trimmed with elephant. He usually does the holster rough-side-out, but we thought this one would look better this way. You won't find better service than from John.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:00 PM
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I regulary carry a S&W 25-13 in the woods in either a Bianchi X-15 shoulder holster or a full flap holster. Concealment is not a concern for me in the woods. I carry however is the most expedient.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:06 PM
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Check out J.W. O'Rourke at www.gun-holsters.com This is his IP (Inside the Pants) model in leather trimmed with elephant. He usually does the holster rough-side-out, but we thought this one would look better this way. You won't find better service than from John.

That is one really good looking, no gorgeous, holster! Money well spent 0351!
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:39 PM
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You need the Chesty Puller rig. They make great stuff!
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:40 AM
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Look at www.simplyrugged.com/ Good Stuff!
For carrying a big, heavy revolver or pistol, I don't believe there's a better choice than a Simply Rugged pancake holster.

I use these holsters for carrying my S&W Lew Horton 24-3 revolver and my 1026 and 1076 pistols. All are big and heavy and all are comfortable to carry when worn in their Simply Rugged pancake holsters.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:08 AM
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I like vertical shoulder holsters for larger guns. Always nice to have a friend under your left armpit.
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