SA Ruger Holsters

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Clint50

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I've owned my 4 5/8" Stainless Blackhawk in .45LC for over two years now and STILL haven't purchased a holster for it. Kinda like the Galco Outdoorsman but am curious,,What are you guys carrying your SA Rugers in?
Thanks for your opinions.
 

contender

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If I only had one Blackhawk, and wanted a holster for it,, I'd get a Mike Barranti built one. He's a member here, and does some of the best leather work you'll find.
If Mikes shucks aren't for you, then Simply Rugged makes some, and they too support our Forum & Ruger collectors.
 

Arky

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I also vote for Simply Rugged. My SP rides in one and I love it. They are very well made.
My Blackhawk is in a custom rig made by a local leather shop.

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CraigC

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I've got several people in line for one of these for their Blackhawk. It would, of course, be made for your barrel length.

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BearBio

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For my money, the only way to go is a Tom Threepersons. Many, if not most, leathermakers have one in their line-up. For many years, I used a standard Hunter holster while guiding.
 

Enigma

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I carry my 4-5/8" Blackhawks in an El Paso Saddlery 1930 Austin holster most of the time. Sometimes I use a Tom Threepersons design.

http://www.epsaddlery.com/pc-87-12-1930-austin-holster.aspx
 

David LaPell

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Don't overlook some secondhand holsters as well. I found this nice old Lawrence holster for my Blackhawk for $20. It looks a lot better since this picture after I cleaned it and polished it some.

 

Clint50

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I purchased a Simply Rugged holster for my 4" Redhawk .44mag a few years ago. Didn't like it as it was just too stiff. Something a little bit softer would be my preference. Around $100-$150 would be my price range.
 

JmE

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CraigC made mine... I use it for EDC and it's flawless. The holster also looks great when I go out for dinner. :mrgreen: I highly recommend his work plus he's a heck of a nice person.

 

Dienekes

Single-Sixer
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Well, mine is an old Lawrence #120 that I bought in 1969 for a 6 1/2" OM .44. When I cut the barrel to 4 5/8" I cut the holster back to match, and I still use it for all the other Ruger short barrelled SAs yet. After 44 years it's still in good shape. Still a decent design.

Sometimes I'm tempted to get a Milt Sparks AW #200 as I used the DA revolver version for years, but I think it would carry an SA higher than I would like.
 

Rodfac

Blackhawk
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Here's my version of the old Tom Threepersons design....that's a .32 H&R Single Six in it. I leave the muzzle end open for water, etc. drainage, with a high ride belt loop to keep it out of the way while sitting in a vehicle, or chair. It's about as simple as can be imagined. Old Tom knew what he was about when he came up with it in the 20's if memory serves. El Paso Saddlery makes there own version, but CraigC's work farther up this thread looks first rate to me. Best Regards, Rod

 

john123456

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I have one that was made by member m bogo. I won in a karma its very nice definitely the best thing I've ever won. Ill try to post a pic later
 

HeavyDuty

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JmE said:
CraigC made mine... I use it for EDC and it's flawless. The holster also looks great when I go out for dinner. :mrgreen: I highly recommend his work plus he's a heck of a nice person.



I hope you don't mind that I've asked Craig to make one exactly like yours! I love that color...
 

JmE

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HeavyDuty said:
I hope you don't mind that I've asked Craig to make one exactly like yours! I love that color...
No problem. :mrgreen: When we were discussing back and forth about what I intially needed, I described generic and utilitarian as I was to wear it practically 24/7. We both preferred the sort of reddish, oxblood color but everything good looking about that holster he came up with and surprised me. He's a heck of a craftsman, let me tell ya. The holster has held up to everyday use and looks fabulous. You certainly won't be disappointed. 8)
 
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