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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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Post by jimg11 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:57 pm

I have used Foto Time to display my pictures for over 15 years but it would seem that Foto Time is out of business and now all my pictures have disappeared off this forum and the others that I post on. Is there another system or way to display my pictures? I was paying Foto Time less than $ 25 a year for their service. Any suggestions?????
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Post by Dan » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:16 pm

My Favorite holster when applicable is my Tier One. I'm a big fan of the appendix carry, it's just easier for my body type to conceal (which also makes me give up comfort for concealment). When summer comes I typically carry my vanguard 2 (it's as minimal as you can get) and can fully conceal with shorts and a t-shirt; Regularly carrying my G19 with RMR & TRL-7a, so not too big of a gun but not also not micro.

I wanted the shapeshift, however, I wasn't wanting to drop the light for a different holster and they didn't have the options I wanted.

If only the vanguard 2 had two belt clips to keep it from rocking, it would be my absolute favorite.

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Post by JamesCC » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:31 pm

Thanks for the reply I’ll look into it

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