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Old October 13, 2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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I just got a used SRH in .454 that I'll be carrying in the woods with me this year for Black Bear and possibly deer. It has the 7.5 bbl. I was wondering if anyone had some good suggestions for a holster or if someone currently carries this what type of setup works best for you. I want a chest or shoulder holster. Nothing on the hip because my jacket hangs lower and it will just get in the way. I want something I can draw quick if needed since the terrain I cover sometimes requires me to climb rocks, etc., which is why I figured chest or shoulder would work best. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Simply Rugged makes a nice holster. It can be carried on the strong side hip or crossdraw and they sell a rig that fits all their holsters called "Chesty Puller" that allows a front chest carry or shoulder carry. Check it out here:
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:44 PM   #4
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I pack my scoped SRH in a Uncle Mikes chest rig. It has a full flap cover and keeps everything nice and dry no mater how thick the brush is.
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Old October 13, 2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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I have used both the Simply Rugged holster and the flap from Uncle mike. For what you want I think the Uncle Mike may work better. The chesty is a nice rig but I think its set up for a little shorter barrel length.

The Simply Rugged is great for 5.5 and under though, I like the uncle mikes chest holster for my hunting revolver. The one draw back that the simply rugged does address is the hang of the holster when you bend over.
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Old October 14, 2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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The Bianchi HuSH system is a good one. I have one that I bought for my scoped SRH years ago. It is well made and reasonably priced.

Also, check out the El Paso 1942 Tanker loster. For the quality, I don't think you can get a btter holster. They run around $106.
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Old October 15, 2009, 12:24 AM   #7
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I think my 9.5" SRH would look real sexy in one of those Tactical holsters ....

.......... you know ..... one of those thigh riders!

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Old October 15, 2009, 05:28 AM   #8
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Losts of great leather to look into here fellas. Thanks for all the input.

BTW, has anyone used a Simply Rugged holster with a 7.5'' bbl? If you have let me k.ow what you think?

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Old October 15, 2009, 08:06 AM   #9
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Back when I had the same gun I tried several nylon holsters including the Uncle Mikes bandoleer and I eventually settled on an Uncle Mikes vertical shoulder holster. This was not a gun I could ever comfortably carry on belt as it was just a little beefy for that. That being said, after a long day in the field my shoulders were tired from the admittedly cheap shoulder holster I was using. May want to try a higher end leather shoulder or chest rig.

If Simply Rugged has a product that will work with your gun it will be high quality. I have 3 of their holsters for other guns and WILL be adding more...
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Old October 15, 2009, 10:57 AM   #10
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I have a scoped 9.5" verson. I use a bandoleer type holster that is similar to the Uncle Mike's rig. None are perfect, but it carries easily. Flops around a bit. Gun is way to heavy for a belt holster, but if I tried a belt holster for the 7.5" I would choose a cross draw rig hopefully with a flap to protect the gun if it rains, snows, or just brush.
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Old October 15, 2009, 08:18 PM   #11
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Here is the one that I make...

This is is FA 83 475L with a 6inch barrel. I really like this holster because I can wear a backpack or sling my rifle with it... can adjust it to rider higher or lower.. Only 2 straps and it carries very well. No floping and easy to draw. I can wear it over a coat or under... Easy to adjust. But it is Not built for scoped revolvers.

Yeah I know there is no retention strap.. I made this one for myself and didn't get around to adding it yet...LOL
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:26 AM   #12
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Uncle Mike's Nylon Bandolier Holster. Been using it for several years.

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Old October 16, 2009, 04:51 AM   #13
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That's a nice rig you use there. My gun will not be scoped now or in the future, so I need not worry about getting one that will fit a scope. I just need one big enough to handle the SRH in a 7.5'' bbl.
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