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Posted: March 29 2018 at 7:38am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Almost every holster has a forward cant anymore. As an old man with stiff joints I find them hard to use. If I hang the holster back past 3 o'clock it kinda works but it is hard for me to bend enough things to reach back and get the revolver and my wife almost has to go along to re-holster the piece. Anyone else want something besides a forward cant? For me, I think it may be easier to reach around my old pot belly and pull from a cross draw, though I don't have one so this is speculation.ps
What is everyone's preference for holsters? I'd like to get a new one but money keeps me from buying a good one.
A few years ago I picked up a Bianchi 2100 shoulder holster at a yard sale not realizing how uncomfortable a shoulder holster can be let alone how strong the clam shell spring can be.
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Posted: March 29 2018 at 8:01am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Hey Rex I use custom built kydex holster made by a friend at local gun shows. I have been doing a thing with him for years. I give him all the reloads he needs and he will make any holster I need. Very cool indeed except I went through both safes and I now own a kydex holster for every handgun I own. I use what he calls a slimline IWB holster with a 5 degree cant. I works great and is very concealed. Good luck in your search. Craig

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Posted: March 29 2018 at 12:25pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Don't want nothing to do with nylon holsters! They remind
me of cheap imitations of what a holster supposed to
really be. If it's not made from deceased bovine skins I
don't think it's worth a hoot! You just need to wear a
rig like the Duke and you got it made!

I'm sorry, what was the question?

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Posted: March 29 2018 at 12:37pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

Wade, If I recall correctly in one of Duke's movies he wore a holster belt that was mostly canvas.
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Posted: March 29 2018 at 12:57pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Two-toned leather was what you were looking at.
just look like canvas but it was really just thin Light
tan leather.

But seriously, I understand your dilemma with a holster
that leans a little too far forward if it's close to the
body. The old Jordan border patrol holsters that I used
back when I worked the street we're canted forward true
enough but they were also a drop holster which put them
about 3 in below a normal line of a holster that's
attached to the belt. Did that make sense,??

And I was just funnin about the nylon holsters. Though I
don't own any that I can recall, I just like to pick on
folks it's got them. There was a pretty big bunch of new
officers coming out of the academy just as I was retiring
and they were all wearing nylon gear Holsters, belts,
cuff cases, you name it. Some of them even had those
squirrely looking drop holsters that attacks just above
their knee. Look so stupid!

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Posted: March 29 2018 at 4:01pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Ah Wade you do know they are making new guns out of plastic don't ya? My "plastic" kydex holster are .080 thick and indestructible. For IWB use they are very comfortable. So there you old goat. Craig

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Posted: March 29 2018 at 5:17pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Don't like no plastic neither!

I'm just messing with y'all about this stuff.
But when I saw the rookies with all that nylon I did bust
out laughing! And I am an old goat!
And that's Staff Sergeant Old Goat! Happy Vietnam day by
the way!

I think I got an extra heavy dose of fumes casting today.
Set my smoke alarm off three times. House was full of
smoke from flux. My forehead feels like I took a hit in
the head from Chuck Norris in his prime

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Posted: March 30 2018 at 5:33am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Just messing back at ya Wade. I think we are all old goats, course we all carry guns so people are polite to us!! Craig

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Posted: March 30 2018 at 7:43am | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

Rex,

I don't have one but I've always liked the "tanker" style holsters. They seem to keep the handgun close but not in your way.


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Posted: March 30 2018 at 7:46am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Rex, sorry ,bout gettin off track.

Guess we'd better determine what your requirements are.

Accessible open top belt holster?

Concealed carry style close to the body?

Material. Leather [most expensive], nylon [most
available, plastic [least expensive [usually]

Cost. A good holster can be a C Note or two just starting
out with custom designs. A plastic moulded design can be
had at times below a ten spot. A lot depends on how much
you're willing to spend.

Shooter requirements. Something for daily carry? Draw &
Shoot work? Just something to hold the weapon away from
the loading table/tailgate when shooting?

Barrel length? [Longer requires more thought]

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

So let us know what you require from a holster and we'll
help guide ya towards the right choice.

My own rigs vary from pistol style and my own personal
choices and whims.
My single actions ride in a single loop Mexican style
holster on matching belt with cartridge loops according
to caliber. One's a plain belt with a crossdraw holster
and a 12 loop .38 slider nicknamed "widow loops" in the
police world. My old S&W DA revolver? A Don Hume Jordan
Border Patrol rig complete with speedloaders And cuff
case with cuffs. And the 1911A1? A 1969 G.I. leather
holster attached by the metal loops to an O.D. canvas
G.I. pistol belt with matching canvas G.I. twin magazine
pouch and old school canteen. [ I like to reminisce at
times ]

I've seen straight up & down black leather k frame
holsters new for around $35 or so on eBay. I've done ok
on there too.

If you're having trouble reholstering at belt level, I'd
recommend a "drop" holster. Like the Jordan or similar.
Where the weapon is lower and away from the body. Makes
for faster and more sure in & out of the holster.


Edited by Old Ranger on March 30 2018 at 7:49am


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Posted: March 30 2018 at 8:53am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Wade, your post got me to thinking. I looked on e-bay and can get a Jordan style holster pretty reasonable for a 4" 38-357. I would assume these went with a K frame but I bet that they have stretched enough that the L frame would fit or a little alcohol soak might stretch them a bit.
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Posted: March 30 2018 at 4:09pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

Desantis soft tuck adjustable can't around 30 dollars
leather
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Posted: March 30 2018 at 8:41pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

On eBay a seller, Policeholsters , has gobs of gear,
including rigs for L frames too.

I've done some business with them with great results as
to leather gear. They would bear looking into.


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Posted: March 31 2018 at 5:48am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

I pretty much just make my own holsters if
I can't scrounge something I like out of a
pawn shop.

Those heavy duty cargo pants and cargo
shorts with those big square pockets half
way between the knees and the waist on
each side are my favorite way to pack a
handgun.

I just take some remnants of 1000-D or
1050-D ballistic fabric and my old
faithful sewing machine with heavy
industrial grade thread and titanium jeans
needle and sew a pocket holster to fit the
guns shape but that has square wings on it
with cut chunks of margarine container
lids between the two layers of fabric of
the wings sized just right so that it
fills out those big square shaped pockets
on those cargo jeans/shorts and the
holster won't rotate in the pocket and
stays put and it just prints like I've got
a big thick square/rectangular shaped
something in the pocket (wallet,
checkbook, smart-phone, etc. . . )

Works great and provided you buy the good
ones those cargo jeans and shorts can more
then carry the load unless your trying to
pack a gun that is well north of the 3-lb
normal-ish weight limit for a decent
handgun. With a little extra creativity
on the holsters wing shape to prevent
printing and rotating it even works with
revolvers if they aren't too fat on the
cylinder.

For carrying heavy hitters (AKA = long
barreled 44-mag or better) often while
cycling a messenger style bag worn
crossways across the body with a similar
made to fit "bag holster" (like a pocket
holster only for guns too big to fit in
even cargo jeans pockets but will fit in
messenger bag as if it were an oversized
pocket) seems to work best.

I also make my own long-gun cases and
scabards the same way out of the 1000-D or
1050-D ballistic fabrics. For those of
you not familiar with those fabrics think
heavy 20-oz canvas type fabric only made
of nylon and very stiff and you use tin
snips to cut it because regular scissors
will wear out or break cutting it. Yet
with a sharp titanium jeans needle you can
still sew it on an older tougher regular
household sewing machine and you don't
need a leather sewing machine like if
making holsters from leather. Plus it is
a lot cheaper and easier to get in large
pieces then leather.

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Posted: April 09 2018 at 3:42pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

FYI = Just watched this video and the guy is wearing a
very nice wheel gun holster and tells where to get one
like it for a very reasonable cost:

https://www.full30.com/embed/3eeca25de7bde48850a926ae2a3
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Posted: April 09 2018 at 4:45pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

That bit of techno stuff let to a site for naughty girls!


This old boy's sticking with his old leather rig styled
from the 1880s.

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Don't know how that happened !!!
Full30.com is a gun video site and the
video in question is from the Military
Arms Channel about "Victory Revolvers"
made in the U.S. in the British 38-200
chambering and sent to England under the
lend lease program. Very nice
reproduction leather airmans holster he
says he paid $40 for complete with
shoulder strap and everything.

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Posted: April 12 2018 at 9:09am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Well Rex, what did ya decide on? Ya gonna stitch a
holster into your britches or get you a leather workin'
rig?

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Posted: April 12 2018 at 9:31am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Wade, think I'll prowl some pawn shops and look at some gun shows. There isn't hardly room for my fat belly inside my britches let alone a six gun.
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for IWB, can't beat Bianchi 6D. All leather, adjustable,
thin as a dime, steel belt clip that grips like a
bulldog, to the house for $20.
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