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Housezealot
July 6, 2009, 01:18 PM
Does any one know were I can find a leather paddle holster for a k frame S&W?
I used to have a nice one for a J frame I used to have and have had zero luck finding one for my 4" K frame.
thanks for any help!

Carne Frio
July 6, 2009, 01:38 PM
Some fun places to look:

Leather Holsters

Aker leather

Black Hills Leather

Brigade GunLeather

Bulman GunLeather

C. Rusty Sherrick Custom Leather Works

Del Fatti Leather

Don Hume

El Paso Saddlery Co

Gould and Goodrich

Guns Info

High Noon Holsters

Holsters

kdholsters

Krammer Leather

Mernickle Holsters

Milt Sparks

Mitch Rosen

Nelson Leather

Pale Horse Holsters

Rafters Gun Leather

Smart Carry

Southern Holsters

Tucker Gun Leather

Ugly Bald Guy Holsters

USA Galco

Wild Bills Concealment



KYDEX

BearClawHolsters

Blade Tech

Comp-Tac

Covert Carry

Dan Hillsman

Fobus Holster

Holster Plus

Kytac

Side Armor

Tactical Holsters




MIX of leather and kydex synthetic


Crossbreed Holsters

Desanti's Holster

Holsters

TACTICAL CARRY COMPANY


Other Materials

Kangaroo Industries

Security Pro USA
:D

Doc Intrepid
July 6, 2009, 01:41 PM
Kramer will build you one:
http://www.kramerleather.com/

Housezealot
July 6, 2009, 05:40 PM
thanks, thats quite a list.
as far as having kramer build me one, I may take that option if I cant find one thats mass produced, I'm not sure what they get for a custom job but seeing that their stock holsters are about $155 plus I'm not sure it would be in my price range for the moment, is a custom double that? or mabey more?
I would definetly like one though.

Doc Intrepid
July 6, 2009, 07:08 PM
Kramer is proud of their stuff, no doubt, and getting it cut in horsehide adds a premium to the charge. But there are other options.

I have no idea regarding who might mass-produce leather paddle holsters for 4" S&W K frames, but just did a quick review of the usual suspects:
- Galco (They offer a paddle holster for a 2.5" S&W K frame, but not 4" bbl)
- Aker
- Bianchi
- DeSantis
- Milt Sparks
- Mitch Rosen
- El Paso Saddlery

None of them are offering standard production leather paddle holsters for 4" S&W K frames.

I'm gonna guess that you're either gonna find one in an unusual location, or you're not gonna end up with leather, or you're going to pay for a custom job.

You may be able to talk to someone about a one-off. Possibly this guy:
www.Captain-Itch.com

IIRC, there is a young woman on this forum who is just setting up in business manufacturing holsters in Texas - she may be another option.

Or, you can give Kramer a call and see what they can do for you.

At some point you hit the same equation that we all do.

You can have it -
Good
Fast
or
Cheap

Pick Two.

trex1310
July 8, 2009, 05:13 PM
My K frame S&W rides in a Don Hume H721 thumbbreak. Fobus makes a
Kydex for K frames. Galco and Bianchi make good leather holsters for K frames.

Housezealot
July 9, 2009, 08:35 AM
trex,
I found a don hume h720 online, do you happen to know what the difference is ? and how do you like yours?
I'm not really clear on the description, it sais its sued covered kydex so I'm not sure if they just mean the paddle or the whole holster, If any body could clear this up for me it would help me out quite a bit.
http://www.donhume.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_5&products_id=38

Flyfisher
July 9, 2009, 02:11 PM
...Simply Rugged up in Alaska. I just bought my first one from them for my SW 620 7 shot .357. I have purchased holsters from more companies than you can name. I will go to them first for any future holsters before looking anywhere else. Very high quality and quick service.