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 Post subject: Holsters for NM Bisley.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Question for those folks who own and carry the 5.5 NM Blackhawk and the 5.5 NM Bisley. Can both of these guns use the same holster? I ask because on many holster makers web sites they do not specifically list the Bisley.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm 
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It depends upon the frame,, NOT the grip. The Bisley is the grip portion.
If you have a full sized Blackhawk,, then go with the Blackhawk holster. If you have a mid-frame size,, then look for one to fit that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:52 pm 
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So given the same frame size and barrel length, a Bisley and a regular Blackhawk are interchangeable in holsters. The larger trigger guard of the Bisley will not enter the equation?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:17 am 
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My large frame bisley vaqueros fit in same holsters as standard grip vaqueros


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:03 am 
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Chief wrote:
So given the same frame size and barrel length, a Bisley and a regular Blackhawk are interchangeable in holsters. The larger trigger guard of the Bisley will not enter the equation?


The larger part trigger guard on a Bisley is to the rear should not affect the fit! ps

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:47 am 
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Thanks guys. Is the a a listing of codes to decipher the Ruger model numbers?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:41 pm 
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The only "issue" I have had on some holsters is with a retention strap. If you try a holster with a strap they can be very tight with a Bisley. I have soaked the straps and stretched them enough to work.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Chief wrote:
Thanks guys. Is the a a listing of codes to decipher the Ruger model numbers?


The best I can suggest is to go to the Ruger website to see the gun and its model #:

https://www.ruger.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Well Hondo, I tried that and I see the model number listed as 0472. I'm talking about the longer number with the alfa- numeric codes like
KRBN-455WX, for example. What does all of this mean.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Flap holsters made for the standard Blackhawk won't fit the bisley grip. Those Bianchi flap holsters made for Ruger? Wont fit a bisley, git a SBH perfectly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Chief wrote:
Well Hondo, I tried that and I see the model number listed as 0472. I'm talking about the longer number with the alfa- numeric codes like
KRBN-455WX, for example. What does all of this mean.
Thanks,
Ralph




Chief, you can subscribe to RENE (Red Eagle News Exchange) that gives more details in the model numbers but I will give a short explanation that may not be 100% correct.
K= Stainless
R= Ruger
B= Blackhawk
N= New Model
455=45 colt 5.5” barrel
W= Wood grips
X= Convertible with extra cylinder


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:30 am 
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Thanks jcw64, Sounds interesting. How do I get signed up for RENE?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:29 pm 
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In addition to a quarterly newsletter Chad has published a “Reference to Ruger Firearms” that has a wealth of information on Ruger firearms including the model breakdown that I mentioned. Here is thread on contacting him.


viewtopic.php?f=42&t=30544


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:03 pm 
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Ok Thanks so much!


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