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Old February 17, 2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Leather OWB or "tanker" holster recommendations

Hi all,

I am the proud owner of a new (to me) 686 plus 4" and am now in the market for some decent leather to holster it. Prefer OWB and maybe a tanker or accross the chect hunter type for nature walks. Any first hand recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance
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Old February 17, 2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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I have an aviators shoulder holster (similar to the Tanker style but made for the Victory model revolver) and I doubt that the under lugged barrel of the 686 would fit, or at least it would be a tight fit.

There are companies that make replica military shoulder holsters, and some of these are modified to fit some more modern handguns.
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Old February 17, 2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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Check out http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/

Their Guide's Choice rig may be just what you're looking for.
I have no interest in the company. Just a satisfied customer.
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Old February 17, 2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link!
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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El Paso Saddlery should have the tanker holster for your gun. Quality products with a very good reputation. http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-25-shoulder-holsters.aspx
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Old February 18, 2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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for a chest holster look at

Simply Rugged Holsters
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Old February 18, 2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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I haven't had a chance to try mine yet, but for "nature walks" and riding in a vehicle or on a horse I've heard that a crossdraw holster is a good choice.
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Old February 18, 2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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Leather OWB or "tanker" holster recommendations

I have just purchased a retro navy aviator holster from pacific canvas. I carry a 4" model 19 in it comfortably.
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Old February 18, 2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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Leather OWB or "tanker" holster recommendations

I'll second Simply Rugged. The chesty puller system takes one of their normal belt holsters and makes it a chest rig. A bit pricey, since you need to buy the holster and the straps, but they make good quality gear. I've been very happy with my belt holster from them.

http://shop.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...160&parent=672
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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Another vote for the chesty puller from Simply Rugged.

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A bit pricey, since you need to buy the holster and the straps, but they make good quality gear
Not compared to two ( a tanker rig, and an OWB ) holsters!

The chesty puller rig, when detatched from the harness is an EXCELENT OWB holster.

Rob at Simply Rugged is also a great guy to do business with.

I've been very impressed with the quality of his work.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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El Paso Saddlery, Lawman Leather Goods...

For a replica custom US military style shoulder/tanker rig(s), see El Paso Saddlery in Texas. They do leather holsters like the older designs. I'm not sure if they do custom holsters for DA revolvers but you can check.
Lawman Leather Goods may have a cool shoulder rig. They had a treated black leather material they marketed for milspec/duty sidearms & outdoor revolvers. They make a leather Dirty Harry revolver rig; www.lawmanleathergoods.com .

I'd contact them first before any payment or order. Some custom shops are backed up or a new purchase may take a long wait.
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:26 PM   #12
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Yet another vote for Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake versatile suggest you get the straps for IWB and still have OWB and cross draw . Add the chesty puller for chest carry.
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:32 PM   #13
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I considered a chest holster, but once I got an El Paso Saddlery 1920 Cross Draw, I bought three. My preferred Woods Walker is a 5.5" Ruger Bisley 44 Special. I can walk, stoop, sit, or ride in a vehicle without moving the rig. Very comfortable.
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:09 PM   #14
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Pacific Canvas

I toted a Ruger B-hawk 4-5/8's today in some after season scouting for about 4 hrs in a Pacific Canvas aviator and have been fan of that rig for some time now. It is not El Paso or Simply Rugged quality, but it has been holding up quite well for about half the price.

My M27 will not fit in it. Can't say about a 686.
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