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Old October 6, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Cross Draw Holster for 4" S&W 629 .44 Mag.?

Hi Folks,

I am looking for a cross-draw holster for my 4" S&W 629 .44 Mag.
Can anybody here recommend one?

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Old October 6, 2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Yes, El Paso Saddlery makes one that I used on a six week kayak trip in Northeastern Alaska. It has a full flap cover and a canteen snap. I flipped a canoe once while wearing it, and the 629 stayed with me. Yet, the canteen snap doesn't cause problems if you need to get to your sixgun fast.
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Old October 6, 2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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can't answer b/c mine was custom made by a guy in TX and I don't have his card w/me. I really like the crossdraw for hunting though. If you have your rifle slung over your shoulder it isn't banging against your revolver and it's easier to draw when you're sitting.
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Old October 6, 2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Look at Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake. With one holster you can wear it crossdraw IWB or OWB. I have one for both my S&W 686 and my Ruger Alaskan they are well built and hold the guns well with out a strap.you can also buy the extra straps and use it in chest carry.
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Old October 6, 2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Budget, tastes, carry...

Depending on your budget range, tastes, styles etc, there are many top notch holster makers & leather shops that could fit your need(s).
Id suggest contacting the firm first to insure they can design or craft a holster they way you want & you know how long or when you can take deliver.
Due to high demands & the increase in gun ownership in the last 4/5 years, some holsters may be delayed for long periods.

For a crossdraw DA revolver, see; Don Hume, Galco, Tex Shoemaker, El Paso Saddlery, Greg Kramer, Milt Sparks, Bianchi-intl, Kirkpatrick Leather, DeSantis.
Kramer offers horsehide(which Id suggest).
Some makers offer field holsters that can be used cross-draw or strong side.

Id suggest a decent leather or lined gun belt too. A 4" N frame will be a lot of weight on your hip(s).
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:33 AM   #6
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I used an Uncle Mike's for my Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. with 7 1/2" barrel. Carried comfortably and was easy to use.
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Old October 7, 2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Galco.....

I checked the Galco site. The Dual Phoenix will be available for the N frame S&W 4" in Dec 2013.
It's well made but I'm not thrilled with the duel screw design.
I could see that start to scuff, nick & gouge everything you get near.
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Old October 17, 2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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thanks folks.
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Old October 17, 2013, 02:41 PM   #9
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Leather rigs; Blackhawk....

The milspec/LE gear outfit: Blackhawk, www.blackhawk.com sells a brown leather N frame revolver holster that can be strong side or crossdraw.
The only - is that it's a closed muzzle format.
The quality & fit look decent for a large frame 4" revolver.
The price looks decent too.
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Old October 17, 2013, 04:03 PM   #10
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I use a Bianchi 111 Cyclone Crossdraw leather holster to carry my N frame Model 627 Pro with 4" barrel......it fits the 629 w 4" barrel as well !
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Old October 18, 2013, 08:42 AM   #11
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I also use the Bianchi 111. Since it's dual angle it serves well for both strong side and crossdraw.
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Old October 19, 2013, 06:28 PM   #12
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Is the cross draw for filed use or CCW?

If field use I use an old Bucheimer holster.



Now this one is for my GP100 but I am sure they made it for the 629. Setup with a Blackie Collins 'Fighter Pilot' knife.

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