Now, see, Lou, THERE IS a market for good N-FRAME HOLSTERS in strongside and crossdraw out there! Surely wish you'd get cracking!
BTW, the last EL PASO rigs I ordered, the leather was much too thin (a far cry from the old SD Myres rigs I have which are still offering solid service after 40+ years) and too many of the offerings are only provided with those thrice damned suede linings.
The world wants and really needs an Alessi DOJ in strongside and cross draw straight drop and forward cant for N and K frames.
Thanks for breaking my heart Lou, after getting this GWH, I am sold on your stuff.
DD, I will buy one from Dillon, thanks. It really is not what I am after though. Yes, it will work, but I find holsters that carry "high and tight" to get bothersome in the woods, especially while climbing / falling :smile: Again though, thank you.
Maybe Lou will consider making me a Dundee rig for it?? :smile:
Well guys, you convinced me..Tell you what I'm gonna do. You all give me some suggestions as to what you would like to see in an 'N' frame holster, how you'd like to wear it, (X draw, etc) and what you want it to do (Field, concealment etc). I'll make a prototype based on all the suggestions, and we'll go from there. I do have a couple of patterns for a cross draw field rig for the N Frame guns, but I never put them into production. I also have a few patterns for a Threepersons style rig. These are simply paper patterns that I have used over the years for custom orders, and I always keep the prototype patterns in a file, so I may have quite a few to pull from. Now what I need is some ideas from you as to what you would like to see. Get your thoughts together. :grin: :grin: I should have studied more in school instead of trying to look up girls skirts. I wouldn't have to do this..
I have played a little bit with hiking with handguns. If I am actually carrying a pack then many of the belt mounted options are a problem. I have a packmaker (McHale) that will sewn in a holster, but then you have the problem of having it attached while the pack is on, but not on you when the pack is removed in camp, etc.. I have even tried carrying two holsters, one mounted on the pack and another Yaqui type for when the pack comes of. Shoulder holsters are a problem as they interfere with the shoulder straps on the pack. So, that leads me to think a low chest mounted cross draw may be the best compromise. Access pack on or off. Nothing to interfere with the waist harness either.
If we leave out the backpack requirement, that makes the more traditional cross draw a definite possibility. I would want it for a 5" N-frame. One possible down side with the crossdraw, is when worn in that position, going uphill you may find the hammer tends to poke you, as you bend at the waist. Might not suit Bruce when he is doing all that falling down business. :grin:
p.s. Bruce, I did come across a scabbard for carrying the Guide Gun ala Wesley Snipes in Blade. :wink:
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Lou, you have my ideas for such a rig AND a description from you in E-mail which would suit me perfectly. Will send your E-mail back to you if you want.
DD: For a 4 inch N-frame for sure with a rucksack, have you tried one of the better cordura versions of the old military tanker rig. Mine is a 15 years or so old version from Assault Systems. Works well and is better and less cumbersome for me than a full chest rig. If you're set on such a thing though, I think Blackhawk offered a full chest rig some years ago called the Biafran Run. Dunno whether it's still catalogued.
Yes, that is another viable option. In fact, that sort of dovetails into a pack system that Bruce was asking about...
It took me a while to find a link to where I saw the 'reverse Dundee scabbard'. :wink:
It is from a company called Nimrod Packs. They make some very interesting hunting specific pack systems. They also have a chest holster that would work with this rifle pack system. There are deluxe versions in O.D. Green Wool (shown above) that would make for an exceedingly quite hunting setup. Here is the holster:
I am still pondering a few new N-frame holster ideas. I will be curious to see what you inventive mind comes up with. :smile:
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