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Post by 45bananas » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:52 am

I just got a new Crossbreed Holsters "MiniTuck" IWB holster and love it. Also got the Crossover gun belt. The belt was about $80 but well worth the cost. Very rigid and heavy leather with a solid buckle.



https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/belt ... -belt.html
https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/hols ... lster.html



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Post by jimg11 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:59 pm

Over the years I have used a shoulder holster at times and have good results. I do believe that a shoulder holster MUST be covered up and almost invisible when carried. I have had others tell me that they cannot carry a shoulder holster for more than 5 minutes but I have carried a shoulder holster for long periods of time without a problem. I do like the vertical shoulder holster like this vintage RED HEAD holster to carry my full weight SR 1911 .45 ACP.


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Post by jimg11 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:10 am

Another Vertical Shoulder Holster Design that I really like is the Smith & Wesson Model 45 in size 36 (6" K frame) The extended belt attachment loop pulls the holster into the body and helps with the concealment.

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Post by jimg11 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Some times you have a hard time finding a the right holster for your revolver. years ago I bought a Heavy Frame Target S&W which was from 1917. It was an I frame but up until that time the S&W were tiny in 22 rim fire. A west coast dealer suggested to S&W that if they would use the 32 I frame and make a full size target revolver he would buy a lot and others would also. Thus the Heavy Frame target was born. In the 1930s the K22 Outdoorsman revolver was born and the additional weight of the K frame made a better target Revolver and after WW2 you could buy the same weight and size target in 22 LR, 32 S&W Long and 38 Special. Thus the k22 was what the target shooters wanted and the HFT lost it's appeal and was discontinued around 1974. Those of us that wanted a holster for our old HFT revolvers had to look hard to find a holster. I finally found one in Reno NV this H H Heiser holster.


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Post by jimg11 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:14 am

Military holsters are collected by a lot of holster collectors. Here is my best. It is a bit unusual as the Defense Acceptance stamp # 11377 and the Manufacturer BOYT and the back shows a Mildew Resistance Treatment was done in January 1962 but most military revolver holster were Black since 1955. This holster fits a 4" Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver.


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Post by JamesCC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:18 pm

Wow thanks foe the pics this looks great

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm

I recently found this Smith & Wesson Model 23 shoulder holster size 63 for 3" J frame which was probably made in the 1980s but was so new that the straps had never even laced together. A nice holster for this pre model 36 3" Smith & Wesson with custom wood grips.

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This Bianchi 9R shoulder holster for a 2" J frame was worn almost daily for 25+ years by a good friend of mine. After his death I bought it from his family. Note that it still looks good.


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