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Welcome to the forum.

You will enjoy the 586.........they are great revolvers to shoot and the 4 inch model is a great carry gun. I use one of mine as a woods-walker.

I like the Bianchi 111 Cyclone holster. I can use it for strong-side carry or crossdraw..............I prefer crossdraw.

Look here: http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Pro ... odelID=111

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It depends on what you want to do with your holster. Is this for concealment or field carry?
Good point.

I have found that rarely (if ever) there is one holster to fit all situations. Field holsters are generally not conducive to effective conceal carry.

I find that a pancake style holster offers better support for larger/heavier handguns. By distributing the weight over a larger area, the gun will have less of a tendency to "flop" out from the body. The larger/heavier the gun, the tighter you want it to hug your hip.

I use a Galco D.A.O. for field use and a Bianchi #7 for concealment. I actually prefer thumbsnaps or other retention device for conceal carry as it offers a degree of security in case of a scuffle. With proper training and practice, it is essentially as fast on the draw as an open top holster.

That being said, I tend to like to support the "little guy" and have done a lot of business with Haugen Handgun Leather and highly recommend it. Jerry is top notch.
http://www.haugenhandgunleather.com/

I just received a 5906 IDPA rig from Roy at Lobo Gunleather today and find that it is very well made and priced very well. He is only 3-4 weeks out and has the best email communication I have come across. I plan on doing a revue of this setup shortly.
http://www.lobogunleather.com/
 

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Lemat thank you, you have been most helpful.
I'll check all that out. I think I'm leaning towards Desantis Leather for a duty rig. I'm a P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor and would like to carry it on the range to teach when I'm not carrying the Colt.

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Another gentleman had the same question about a 686, so I just copied my answer for him:

After trying a box full of uncomfortable holsters for my Glock 21 I finally found the Fobus paddle holster. Easy on and off, and really comfortable. So I went ahead and got one for my K-frames (10, 19, 66). I also got one for my J-frame, but never use it because I just carry that one in my pocket.

Comfortable and secure. That's what sold me.

If you want leather at a reasonable price, Lobo Gun Leather is hard to beat.
http://lobogunleather.com/

Fist Holsters are a tad higher, but a bigger selection.
http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/

Simply Rugged makes a great pancake holster, and his prices are pretty good, too.
http://www.simplyrugged.com/
 
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