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Old June 12, 2018, 09:08 AM   #1
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looking for holster online

I'm Looking for a chest holster for hunting sitting down in a treestand for deer season. More than likely a 6.5 inch ruger blackhawk 357. I'm having a hard time finding one for a 6.5 inch barrel. Any suggestions or what you guys recommend? Thanks.
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Old June 12, 2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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Did you check Simply Rugged? Maybe triple K

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Old June 12, 2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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Galco Kodiak. It will fit a longer barrel. Are you trying to find one exact length? You might need a custom job or to shorten one from off the shelf.
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Old June 12, 2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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Another vote for Simply Rugged.
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Old June 12, 2018, 12:35 PM   #5
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I have a .357 Magnum Ruger Blackhawk that I carry in the woods using a Triple K western style holster, hung on this:

That 6.5" barrel is probably too long for holding across the chest, but it hangs nicely in this setup. Plus it holds ten extra cartridges, which is nice.
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Old June 12, 2018, 06:32 PM   #6
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El Paso Saddlery makes some good "tanker" style rigs but they're pricey...and I'll agree that a chest rig will work well in a deer stand, inside or outside your hunting togs.

I carried a S&W M15 .38 special in a belt holster for a part of my first tour in Vietnam, in 1970; but quickly found that it hung up on various parts of the aircraft's cockpit, as well as bunker and slit trench walls.

I switched to an army issue "tanker" rig which worked equally well with the Smith, a 1911A1 and eventually, the Browning Hi-Power that accompanied me day and night. The cross chest carry position, kept the gun out of my way while flying, walking, running or even in the latrine. The only inconvenient time was low crawling while under fire. Not much of that going on anymore, at least here in KY, so I'd say it'd be a good choice for you in your stand, where concealment is not a factor.

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Old June 12, 2018, 07:25 PM   #7
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If you have the scratch, The Guides Choice from Diamond D Leather looks to be a good option.
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Old June 12, 2018, 07:26 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone I'm gonna check all this out
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Old June 13, 2018, 01:05 PM   #9
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These guys have a chest holster, they show it as available for a Blackhawk but I'd contact them about barrel length.

I have both a IWB and a OWB from them and they are both excellent quality.
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