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Old August 5, 2022, 08:19 AM   #1
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Can't find a holster.

Looking high and low for a nice leather OWB holster for my 4.25" Cobra target.
Everything I see is for a 4" barrel. Will these work with the 4.25 inch barrel?
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Old August 5, 2022, 08:39 AM   #2
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I have no idea if they will wok or not, but my advice is to get in touch with Craig at Graveyard Jack Gunleather or Doc at Doc Barranti Leather and order a holster from them. It will be quality work, fit the gun perfectly, and comfortable to carry.

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And they are worth the money.

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Old August 5, 2022, 07:44 PM   #3
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It really depends on the individual holster. The thing to watch for is does the front sight go past the bottom of the holster. If it does, it might have a tendency to hang up on the draw.
That wasn't as much of a problem with the ramped front sights more common on older guns but these new guns, quite often have square edges on the back of the front sight that will hang up on most anything.

It might be better to have one special made for your gun.
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Old August 5, 2022, 10:05 PM   #4
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If you are looking for custom leather, especially western design leather, please consider calling Sam Andrews in Florida. His catalog offers many western rigs. He did all the rigs for the movie "The Magnificent 7". Photos on his website from that as well.

http://www.andrewsleather.com/

http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm


I can attest to the quality of his work. He built a custom rig for me for a S&W Model 29.
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Old August 5, 2022, 10:23 PM   #5
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You're talking about 1/4 inch of barrel. (4" vs 4.25")

That's not a lot. Most holsters have that much "spare room" some do not. Some "technically" don't but will stretch enough.

You need to take your gun to somewhere you can actually fit it into various holsters and see what the results are.
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Old August 6, 2022, 02:27 AM   #6
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My used to be LGS mom and pop shop used to have a literal barrel full of holsters. You could go in and try holsters to hearts content though the owner did like to see the empty pistol before starting.
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Old August 6, 2022, 08:49 AM   #7
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Simply Rugged shows a holster for a Cobra 4.25.
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