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cens
November 8, 2008, 05:59 PM
I have a question for those knowledgeable about holsters. I have a hard time with holsters that place the grip above the belt line on the strong side. My shoulder doesn't have a full range of motion so drawing from up high on the strong side is a slow and often painful experience regardless of holster cant. (I currently have pancake holsters that I wear on the weak side; it works OK but a lower hang would be better for cross drawing too.) Are there particular types of OWB holsters that ride lower, ideally placing the grip below the belt line? Concealment is not a concern.

Chris

Swampghost
November 8, 2008, 06:17 PM
A crossdraw is the preferred holster of most of the best quick-draw and rapid-fire shooters. I'm sure that theirs are not stock items and yours shouldn't be either. Find someone local that does leatherwork and have your favorite modified to your specs. It may take a few alterations to get it perfect but most of these guys don't charge much.

Creeper
November 8, 2008, 06:22 PM
The dual positon Phoenix from Galco can be carried crossdraw and pretty low on the belt line.

http://www.usgalco.com/Catalog/large/phxcd.jpg

The Galco Texas crossdraw is exactly what you need... but only available for wheel guns.

http://www.usgalco.com/Catalog/large/TexasCrossDrwa.jpg

Those are all I can think of at the moment.

C

luvsasmith
November 8, 2008, 06:30 PM
Try a thigh holster. Get one with the strap around the thigh and the belt loop at the top.

dabigguns357
November 8, 2008, 07:06 PM
I agree with luvs,i just ordered a tactical thigh holster in left hand.It's about to be hunting season and i'll be in the woods with mine so it won't matter.I got mine for $27.00 on ebay.

cens
November 8, 2008, 07:36 PM
Thanks to all! I think the thigh holster could work, but I probably would hesitate to wear one unless I was out hiking or whatnot. I was really excited by the Texas cross draw model. Although that one is made for SA revolvers, it may be that someone makes a cowboy style holster for DA revolvers -- you never know.

Chris

Swampghost
November 8, 2008, 07:56 PM
Back in my hot-shot quickdraw days there was a company that made a spring loaded front break holster that could be slung low on the strong side. I was sporting a Super Blackhawk w/7-1/2" barrel at the time. Maybe someone here can remember who made it.

Creeper
November 8, 2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks to all! I think the thigh holster could work, but I probably would hesitate to wear one unless I was out hiking or whatnot. I was really excited by the Texas cross draw model. Although that one is made for SA revolvers, it may be that someone makes a cowboy style holster for DA revolvers -- you never know.

Chris

Give Galco a call, or at least send the photo to a few custom makers and see if they can whip you up a DA rig that will fit your belt.

C

kraigwy
November 8, 2008, 09:05 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/kraigwy/posting/Nevada%20leather.gif

cens
November 8, 2008, 10:03 PM
The girl or the holster? :cool:

Chris

Creeper
November 8, 2008, 10:05 PM
Seen that response coming... :p

Swampghost
November 8, 2008, 10:08 PM
I've always been a leg man and that's a really nice holster.:D