Wheel gun carry

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Wheel gun carry

Postby longtooth » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:43 am

I am old and still like to carry my revolver.
Have been looking for a high quality thumb break holster for my RugerGP100 3" barrel for a while. No real luck.
Would also consider a kydex level 2. But have found nothing there at all.

Who carries a full size revolver OC and what do you carry it in.
Thank you for your help.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby OlBill » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:56 am

My answer is in your sig line picture. Although I wouldn't consider it full size. I carry a Ruger vaquero 3.75".

I also have an El Paso shoulder rig for it that is very comfortable.


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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby txhighlander » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:15 am

Simply Rugged now has a thumb break holster, I carry my 3” model 65 in a Simply Rugged pancake, my Ruger service six 4” in a DeSantis thumb break I purchased from Cops Plus online. Both work well. If Simply Rugged had the thumb break available I would have gone with it. It’s simply difficult to get much better than Simply Rugged. :biggrinjester:
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby longtooth » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:21 am

OlBill wrote:My answer is in your sig line picture. Although I wouldn't consider it full size. I carry a Ruger vaquero 3.75".

I also have an El Paso shoulder rig for it that is very comfortable.


I have been to his site. HF3 is $121.00 for holster plain. Not interested in tooled or conchos.
add thumb break = $45.00
Tax and shipping is going to make that nearly a $200.00 holster.
When I was younger and working all the time I did not mind paying a little more for His name. Now as old as I am that is a little steep.
May have too though.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby RPBrown » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:43 am

You might look at Don Hume H727.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby Take Down Sicko » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:17 am

I had the same problem finding a leather holster for my S&W 686 revolver. I finally settled for a cheap Bianchi i happened into while browsing around at Gander Mountain before they closed down. Turned out to be a pretty good holster after all.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby OlBill » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:30 am

longtooth wrote:
OlBill wrote:My answer is in your sig line picture. Although I wouldn't consider it full size. I carry a Ruger vaquero 3.75".

I also have an El Paso shoulder rig for it that is very comfortable.


I have been to his site. HF3 is $121.00 for holster plain. Not interested in tooled or conchos.
add thumb break = $45.00
Tax and shipping is going to make that nearly a $200.00 holster.
When I was younger and working all the time I did not mind paying a little more for His name. Now as old as I am that is a little steep.
May have too though.

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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby longtooth » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:28 pm

Probably what I will do. He sure make some good holsters.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 pm

longtooth wrote:I am old and still like to carry my revolver.
Have been looking for a high quality thumb break holster for my RugerGP100 3" barrel for a while. No real luck.
Would also consider a kydex level 2. But have found nothing there at all.

Who carries a full size revolver OC and what do you carry it in.
Thank you for your help.
LT

LT, as you well know, I have handled that Ruger of yours and admired it with a lustful eye. I think I have a solution for you...... send it to me, and let ME carry.....uhhhh.... I mean let me assume the burden of finding a good holster for it. :mrgreen:

In the meantime: Safariland Mode 5 Belt Slide with thumb break

Safariland 111 Cyclone Belt Holster with Thumb Break
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby Lena » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:09 pm

I carried a 2-1/2" 66 for many years before we were allowed to carry a SA as primary duty, prior to that a 4" 19 all in a similar holster to your new one, they ride great and very practical also. I am lucky to still own both these fine S&W's, they presented my the 66 with name ingraved in it when I left.
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby K.Mooneyham » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:36 pm

I often locally (rural and small town area) carry a Ruger Security Six with 4-inch barrel. I ordered a Cattleman OWB belt holster from Simply Rugged Holsters, along with a gun belt and speed strip pouch. The holster can be ordered with a snap-type strap, or a hammer thong. The holster, pouch, and revolver will likely all outlast me (middle-aged guy). I wear the belt with other firearms/holsters, as well, so it MAY not outlast me. Give them a look, see what you think.


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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby Abraham » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:56 pm

Side question: If a revolver is also referred to as a 'Wheel Gun', would it be fair to call a semi-auto a 'Rectangular Gun'?


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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby cmgee67 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:09 pm

I carry my 4 5/8’s inch Ruger Vaquero in an El Paso saddlery holster with a leather hammer thong. Mine is pig skin lined and it holds the gun perfectly. That holster will out last me. I was reluctant to spend that much on a holster but after seeing them and considering what I paid for my Vaquero it was worth it it deserved it. It being a single action the trigger exposed is no biggie but the do may concleaed carry rigs. The wait is worth it!
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby TxD » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:59 am

[quote="Abraham"]Side question: If a revolver is also referred to as a 'Wheel Gun', would it be fair to call a semi-auto a 'Rectangular Gun'?[/quote]
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Re: Wheel gun carry

Postby longtooth » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:04 pm

K.Mooneyham wrote:I often locally (rural and small town area) carry a Ruger Security Six with 4-inch barrel. I ordered a Cattleman OWB belt holster from Simply Rugged Holsters, along with a gun belt and speed strip pouch. The holster can be ordered with a snap-type strap, or a hammer thong. The holster, pouch, and revolver will likely all outlast me (middle-aged guy). I wear the belt with other firearms/holsters, as well, so it MAY not outlast me. Give them a look, see what you think.


Thank you & I will look at this one.
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