Smith And Wesson Forums banner

1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Since I'm back to revolvers after a long absence, and since
deciding on carrying a 3" 629 (go BIG or don't go), I would
appreciate to hear from the crowd who like large revolvers.
What do you carry, and more importantly, how do you carry
it?
What style of holster do you like? Make & manufacturer
would help.
Pics would be great. Show off that big iron holstered or
out in the open for all to enjoy.
Thanks so much for your time and comments.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,955 Posts
Hey Motorman,

Usually I use a shoulder rig, for the 6-1/2" or 8-3/8"..

Will use a belt rig for the 4" or 5", and on occasion the 6-1/2"

Get a GOOD BELT, and a pair of suspenders! :D The Perry Suspenders hook onto the belt...

Later, Mark
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,796 Posts
I only carry N frames in 44 or 45..........

My everyday ranch rig for the last 30 years.



My dress-up rig.



I can wear either one of these rigs 16 hrs or more a day and never get sore'd-up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,576 Posts
They are not for everyday CCW. I carry a J frame or K frame for CCW. The best way to carry an N frame is open carry, using a rig like Keith44SPL! You don't have to go for a fancy rig like his. Something plain and simple will do the job.....they work for me. ;) Bob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,058 Posts
I will carry my 610 on a more than regular basis. I have 2 OWB holster and 1 IWB holster for it.

The IWB is a Milt Sparks VersaMax2. A google search will turn them up pretty quick'

The two OWB holers are made by a guy in New York, Mike Taurisano ( Tauris Holsters, L.L.C. - Custom Leather ) Those holster are very well made, hold up well to wear and are just very comfortable for carrying the N Frame in. One word of caution, he is a one man shop and is also very hard of hearing. If you call him make sure you speak loudly. He can be gruff at times. He will also work with you to get the holster made the way you want it. If you want it to ride a little lower, let him know and if he can accommodate you he will.

The first pic is of the backsides so you can see how the one attaches.









If you want a OWB holster for an N frame you could do a lot worse than Mike.

bob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
well, i've never carried 5", as i don't personally own a 5". However, that being said, i have effectively carried a 4" in a couple of different ways. First, is the "Dirty Harry" method, vertical shoulder under a jacket or a loose over shirt. Being from Florida....i wouldn't suggest this one for ya. What has probably worked the best in my experience is, using an otw style yaqi-type slide holster. What i do, is position the holster directly over my right back pocket, such that when the firearm is in position, the barrel slides into by back pocket. Realize, that there is some potential for your rig to be spotted if you wear a button up shirt with decent tails, untucked you should be alright. Granted, i also carried in this method in an open carry state, so if i would have become exposed, it would not have been much of an issue. Hope this helps some!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,131 Posts
Zero. Boating accident wiped me out. (Kidding)

One good thing about being a big ole redneck, most handguns slide securely behind the belt at 6 o’clock. Loose shirt covers pretty well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,157 Posts
I particularly like the Bianchi 5B holster. This 4" Model 57 41 Magnum is right at home in this one.

standard.jpg

This Basket Weave Bianchi 5B looks good on a 5 Screw 6 1/2" pre model 27 .357 Magnum.

standard.jpg

Of course with older revolvers as this pre war 38/44 5" it is nice to have a Carved S. D. Myres even though strap has been replaced.

standard.jpg

Years ago there were some holster makers that did not mark their work. I do not think that was because they were cheap. This plain black holster fits the 38/44 5" well standard.jpg and also worked well with a 5.5" S&W model 1917.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,638 Posts
My woods concealed carry is a 4" S&W 29-2 .44 magnum in a Bianchi 5 Black Widow holster @ 3:00 on my belt covered by an untucked shirt. My woods or hunting open carry is either an 8" Colt Anaconda .44 magnum or 7 1/2" Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull in a cross chest holster.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,820 Posts
Since I'm back to revolvers after a long absence, and since
deciding on carrying a 3" 629 (go BIG or don't go), I would
appreciate to hear from the crowd who like large revolvers.
What do you carry, and more importantly, how do you carry
it?
What style of holster do you like? Make & manufacturer
would help.
Pics would be great. Show off that big iron holstered or
out in the open for all to enjoy.
Thanks so much for your time and comments.
Why my S&W Performance Shop 460 of course and sometimes my dad's 44RM long barrel but mostly the 460 in a ballistic nylon cross draw chest holster on the outside of my camo. It's heavy, too heavy to wear / carry any other way. Even the 44 RM is heavy enough in the DeSantis holster to pull my pants down if I don't have my belt cinched tight.

I like the cross draw because it's super easy to get the revolver out but I still need to find a tree to steady it. It's one shot terminal on deer out to 100-120 yards and extremely loud so my standard haring protection, Walkers Game Ears are always inserted. The 460 and the 44 can cause serious hearing issues.

The ballistic nylon cross draw I have accepts the scope mounted as well. Think I paid about 40 bucks for it on Flea-Bay a couple years ago. Worth every penny. Just like an under the armpit rig but fits on your chest.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Thanks for all of your N Frame holster input. It has been helpful. I recently ordered and received a Wright Leather Works pancake for my 629 3" and it works well. It will carry better once the cooler weather arrives, where I can wear a vest and/or a jacket. It is a surprise that this style of holster can actually hold and help conceal this large frame revolver. I also ordered a horsehide 1 3/4" belt from Kramer Leather in Tacoma, which should help support the weight.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top