My "working gun" is a Stainless Blackhawk in 357. A few years ago I was checking several hog traps on a very large tract of rough ranch land and found a couple of hogs in the first trap I checked. During the removal of them from the trap, I removed the Blackhawk and holster and threw it on the tailgate of the truck. After the hogs had been loaded up, it was off to the next trap locations. Later in the day when I got back to "camp", I noticed that the gun wasn't in the truck where it was supposed to be - then remembered putting it on the tailgate. I backtracked several times over the next days, and never found it. BUMMER. Two years later, I was dragging a deer that I had just shot to the ranch road, and there in the brush was the Blackhawk, still in the Hunter holster. For two years it had been exposed to the Texas elements and lord knows what else. It was dirty, had cow dung on it, but otherwise in great shape. The holster was about the same, except something had chewed a strap off. After several good cleanings, it is just as good as before I lost it. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of the strength of the Ruger Blackhawk, and also the ugly Hunter holsters.