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Old November 27, 2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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Need Custom Holster Recommendations

Several months ago I posted a request for recommendations for a shoulder holster for a 5" S&W Model 60. Both the 3" and 5" seem to be orphans in the holster world (I own both). Anyway, I got zero responses so I'm going to try a different tack and ask for three different recommendations from the group. Please feel free to recommend for any or all of the questions.

1. Can you let me know who your favorite custom holster maker is? Web site addresses would be helpful if you have them.

2. Do you know of an off-the-shelf vertical shoulder rig for the 3" or 5" S&W Model 60?

3. Do you know of an off-the-shelf vertical shoulder rig for a 1911 with an open bottom design? (It turns out that the Model 60 fits nicely into a 1911 holster but it needs to be vertical.)

Thanks.
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Old November 27, 2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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I had this holster maker build
one for my M29 S&W and am
very happy with it. He might
be able to help you out.

http://www.simplyrugged.com/
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Old November 27, 2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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+1 for simply rugged

When it comes to revolver holsters, these are some of the best. Rob's Chesty Puller straps are what you need.
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Old November 27, 2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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Another +1 for SimplyRugged

And Carne Frio already posted that link.

I can also recommend Sam Andrews andrewsleather.com

As far as off the shelf vertical rigs, I'm pretty sure Galco has those.
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Old November 27, 2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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custom holder

my buddy Pete makes the best custom holsters in the world from scratch..He made one for my hk usp 45 compact and its awesome. prholsters
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Old November 28, 2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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Thanks, so far

Thanks for the responses.

MLeake, I already own seven (!!!) Sam Andrews holsters but his custom vertical shoulder holster is over $200 and that's just a bit too steep for me. I've been all over the regular manufacturer sites and just haven't found anything for Model 60s over 2". I do need to revisit looking for the 1911.

BrassExchange, I need a link. Couldn't find anything for "prholsters" except a bunch of Palm PDA stuff.

Thanks again to all.
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Old December 2, 2010, 09:06 AM   #7
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damn the cost

Call the fine crew at Milt Sparks Holsters, Inc., and ask for advice.

Or just use a fanny pack.
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Old December 9, 2010, 09:35 PM   #8
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Top holster makers; rigs...

I'm not sure exactly what you want, need or can afford but in general, here are a few useful resources;
www.Lawmanleathergoods.com www.MitchRosen.com www.Bianchi-intl.com www.Blackhawk.com www.DonHume.com www.Safariland.com www.Highnoonholsters.com . Ted Blocker, Greg Kramer(Kramer Gunleather), Milt Sparks; www.MiltSparks.com , El Paso Saddlery, Ken Null, Del Fatti Leather are popular too.

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Old December 10, 2010, 07:53 AM   #9
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http://www.bigriverleather.com/home.html
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Old December 11, 2010, 01:33 PM   #10
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AE Nelson actually makes vertical shoulder holsters. http://nelsonleather.com/index.php?cPath=73_74 Their selection chart suggests they could make one for a 6" J frame. Very reasonable prices.
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Old December 12, 2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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El Paso Saddlery has an interesting site I've pondered about for a long time. Nice looking stuff- either modern or with a historical look. http://www.epsaddlery.com/default.aspx
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Old December 12, 2010, 03:38 PM   #12
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Not sure but check

www.usgalco.com
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