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Old October 20, 2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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anyone conceal carry a large frame, long barreled revolver?

its starting to get colder, so that means revolver season to me. in the colder months i usually carry a 3" smith 629, but now i started carrying my 8 3/8 sw 29 in a sholder holster and i can conceal it quite well (im almost 6'3 without shoes on), and im good at drawing such a large gun quickly. my 29 is a dependable and reliable range beater and is by no means a collector's gun. i dont mind holster wear, in fact i think it gives a gun character. i keep it loaded with 200 grain 44 special hps and keep an extra speedloader full of mid power magnums. i just wanted to know does anyone else carry similar revolvers concealed. i know it seems kinda outlandish, but im comfortable carrying it and trust my life to this gun.
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Old October 20, 2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Yes, I usually carry one of these when the weather turns cold outside. Its very reassuring to have, and you really get used to the heft of her :

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Old October 20, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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S&W 327 TRR8 with 5" barrel. It's a large gun and can be difficult to carry.
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Old October 20, 2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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I've carried a 5 1/2" Ruger Redhawk once or twice just to see if I could, but that's about it. One of the reasons that I sold the Redhawk to finance a 4" S&W 629 is because the Ruger, while a fine gun, was just too big to be a practical carry gun even in cold weather.
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Old October 20, 2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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i have a uberti cattleman with 7.5" barrel that i was seriously thinking of toting in a shoulder holster(old west style)
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Old October 21, 2012, 01:14 AM   #6
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As to CCW a 8-3/8 S&W M29

One is okay. But if you carried two, well then, we would need to have alittle talk.
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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I was thinking of getting a holster for my 10" BFR just so that I could say that I did carry it. But since I put a scope on it, I don't think there is a holster that will fit. Maybe when the zombies come.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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I've carried my 686 6" a few times. It can be done, but I just never felt that I would be able to get it to clear the OWB holster in any reasonable amount of time.
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Old October 21, 2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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I've carried a 5 1/2" Ruger Redhawk once or twice just to see if I could, but that's about it. One of the reasons that I sold the Redhawk to finance a 4" S&W 629 is because the Ruger, while a fine gun, was just too big to be a practical carry gun even in cold weather.
I was in the market for a 4" Redhawk, but a 5.5" Redhawk fell in my lap for a great price in mint condition. I love it, and carry it with a shoulder holster once in a while under my Jacket when the weather permits.
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Old October 22, 2012, 09:16 PM   #10
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My 6" L frame is for range use, its shorter brother (4") goes concealed with me sometimes. In a fobus holster covered by an untucked shirttail.
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Old October 22, 2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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When I go into the mountains I carry one of my 5 CWP weapons that I have qualified with, in a IWB holster (strong side / Right Hand). And a S&W 629 44 Mag. 4" barrel in a Shoulder Holster under a big coat just in case. You never know. I also carry a Marlin 1895 450 Marlin in my truck. Yea I know overkill.

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Old October 22, 2012, 11:49 PM   #12
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I can't help but think of the movie "Survivors" (Robin Williams/Walter Mattheau) where the little old woman in a gun store asks for a shoulder holster for a full-sized .44 Mag revolver.
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Old October 23, 2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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I'm the opposite about long barrels.

When it gets nasty cold, I toss a .38 with a bobbed hammer in my outside pocket of my parka. I still carry my normal .45, but when the jackets buttoned up, I can't really use it.
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Old October 24, 2012, 12:38 AM   #14
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57jf8yfPwoI

Custom carry rig for my NewVaq357, 4.68" tube - actually more like 5" with the gas trap added.
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Old October 24, 2012, 01:33 AM   #15
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I wish I could find a decent iwb for my 4" S&W 64-5. It would definitely see some carry time if I could. Instead it is my two inch DAO SP101 with slicked up trigger every day. I guess that I am not complaining too much about it. :-)
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Old October 24, 2012, 03:08 AM   #16
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hi everyone..... newbie.
i've carried a large frame ruger vaquero in .44 mag with a 5 1/2" barrel a few times with a homemade shoulder rig under heavier jackets/coats. it weighs a ton after a while.
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Old October 24, 2012, 04:23 AM   #17
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but not often

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Old October 24, 2012, 08:27 AM   #18
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Big powerful revolvers are meant to be trail guns. A compact 9 or 45 is more than enough to get you out of a jam.
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Old October 24, 2012, 09:58 AM   #19
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One of my CCW rigs is a S&W 629 4" bbl toted in a Galco VHS shoulder holster with double speed loader on the off side.
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Old October 24, 2012, 11:07 AM   #20
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not necessarily, i am more better with revolvers than semis. id rather trust my life to something i am more proficient and confident with. i dont like compact anything, the only semi ill regularly carry is a full size 1911.
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Old October 24, 2012, 01:00 PM   #21
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not necessarily, i am more better with revolvers than semis. id rather trust my life to something i am more proficient and confident with. i dont like compact anything, the only semi ill regularly carry is a full size 1911.
I agree about the trust thing. I just may opt for a S&W J-frame instead of the Kahr CM9. Not sure yet though.
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Old October 24, 2012, 01:45 PM   #22
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yep

I carry all the time when I go hiking. A Ruger Super Redhawk w/7.5" brl. in a shoulder holster and a GP 100 6" on my hip. It's a lot of steel but I find it to be fun, and it gives me a better workout. After a season or two I don't even notice it any more. I don't have a concealed weapons permit...But I don't need one in the wild, I love Idaho! During winter My BIG coat on my 5'11" 135lb frame makes the redhawk dissappear. And for some reason I don't feel under-gunned.
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Old October 24, 2012, 06:31 PM   #23
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I find a large frame Blackhawk in 45 Colt with a 4 5/8" barrel to be a piece o cake to carry IWB.

Been expirimenting with a 7 1/2" Virginian Dragoon in a Bianchi X-15 Shoulder rig. Not too bad with an untucked flannel shirt for cover.
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Old October 24, 2012, 11:31 PM   #24
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You don't need a license to open carry in town in Idaho either. I sometimes carry my 6" Colt but then I only conceal when the weather is cold enough for a coat. There is no need to conceal in WA and ID and quite a few other states, license or not.
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Old October 25, 2012, 03:16 PM   #25
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ohio has "open carry" too....... but in most places here it's not worth the hassle.
they keep that law on the books incase your concealed becomes not so concealed. also called sunshine law.
i'de love to carry my ruger vaquero openly..... might cause a little panic!
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