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Old 11-10-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Talk about your holster for a model 29 and 57 S&W's

I'm shopping.....Tell me what holster (leather or horsehide)
you've tried and trued for your model 29. Mine is a 4" model,
and I've got a few ideas, but wouldn't mind hearing other
views on carrying this beast. I will occasionally be carrying
it for concealment, but mostly just desert walking. Thanks
for your opinions ahead of time!
 
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Old 11-10-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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I bought a S&W 629 4" Mountain Gun earlier this year and have bought three holsters so far. A Kramer "Flap Explorer" flap holster - a friend had this $150 holster in perfect shape and sold it to me for 50 bucks. I couldn't pass up the deal even though I'm not sure what use I have for it.

http://www.gokart.net/cgi-bin/store.cgi ... l&cart_id=%%cart_id%%

A Bianchi Thumbsnap leather belt holster, model 5BHL. Very nice holster and excellent fit. Very heavy leather.

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Cat ... umSubCat=1


A Bianchi Accumold, molded nylon holster which is great for knockin' around in the woods. They are a really good-quality nylon holster, hold their shape very well and it doesn't hurt them a bit if they get soaking wet.

http://www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/194509
 
Old 11-11-2003, 05:42 AM   #3
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My favorite for my K & N frame 4" guns is the Texas Heritage from Tucker Gunleather. It is a tuckable IWB. The rake is adjustable and it does a great job of holding the grip in to your body to minimize printing. The support clips are far enough apart that it makes a gradual lump that is less obvious than many I've tried.

The downside is that it requires two hands to reholster. As a civilian, that's not a problem. But they also make one that is Kydex and leather for one handed reholster.


 
Old 11-11-2003, 07:15 AM   #4
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Holster for 629

I bought a High Ride holster from Tauris. Here is a link:

http://www.taurisholsters.com/reinhighride.cfm

I ordered mine with the thumb snap. Took about a month to get and can get the belt loops to fit belt width. The mouth is reinforced and I like the body shield. Seemed to have everything I was looking for.
 
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I've never heard of Tauris leather but they look like great holsters. Thanks for the link.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 05:51 PM   #6
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Well-I like the Tauris model, it is a consideration as is the
Milt Sparks PMK. I will eventually look at the Kramer flap
and the Sparks 200AW, but today my check went to Josh
Bulman for a FDS and a speedloader case. He sounded a
little under the weather, but was a very nice guy and quite
personable. As soon as I receive it (7 weeks approx-not too
bad, eh?), I let you know what I think!
 
Old 11-13-2003, 11:36 AM   #7
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I have a Milt Sparks PMK for my 4" 625 (same size frame as the 29). It does a surprisingly good job of hiding the N-Frame revolver, even under a over sized shirt. It doesn't make it any lighter in weight, which I find to be the big drawback to carrying revolvers, particularly large ones.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 05:56 PM   #8
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Awww, a 4" model 29 ain't that bad.....I carry a full sized, all
steel 10mm 1911 all day along with and extra mag and a
Sure-fire and only have minor back pain..... !!!
Hey Dave T...You happen to know a James Ranshaw?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:24 PM   #9
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Another Possibility

The Tucker HF3 Revolver belt holster does for revolvers what the HF1 does for pistols. That is a very secure carry with good retention, fast draw and no "wiggling" around. The picture below is and example. We've had very good response to this holster.

 
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M. Hall,

The name does not sound familiar, but then I'm getting old and forgetful. I may have run into him at sometime if he's from around here and I just don't remember.

Sorry...
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:39 PM   #11
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Sorry Dave T...I talked to the dude in question today, he
once told me that his father in law taught concealment
classes here in Tucson, and here you are and all....you get
the idea.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 08:31 AM   #12
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IMHO the Milt Sparks PMK or Alessi Belt Speed Scabbard would be among the best choices for your M29.

Regards,
 
Old 11-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'm looking pretty hard at a PMK, I've had several,
but never for an N frame gun. I'm feelin' pretty good about
my choice of Bulman Gunleather for now though...
 
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My M29 sports a 2 1/2 inch barrel. I use a Sparks Summer Special or a Sparks #200 AW.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 05:39 PM   #15
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Got my Josh Bulman crossdraw and speedloader carrier today,
and they are fabulous!!!! As a leather snob (self-admitted,
don't go to meetings), I can sing praises of Joshs' work.
I'll be trying them out on a goodly hike this weekend.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 06:18 PM   #16
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I really like the Milt Sparks 200AW. The unlined version is a light and tidy holster.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:54 AM   #17
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They are not leather but i keep my model 29s in the "DOUBLE TRIPLE". It is ambidextrous and slides onto a belt. Really pretty cool and just about impossible to ruin without trying (waterproof; nylon i believe).

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Old 01-24-2004, 10:51 AM   #18
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Smith and Wesson

I just looked at my holster for my Model 58, I guess I have had it 25-30 years and I haven't looked carefully in ages. Did Smith and Wesson make holsters? Mine is marked S&W, with 22 24 W near the S&W mark. No other identification marks.

Back a real long time ago when I bought the Model 58 new, I bought the leather, and a matching set of S&W rosewoods grips. I think I paid about $250 dollars for it all, but it has been so long I can't remember exactly.

Back on subject the holstr has been servicable and given years of use. It is the old school basket weave in brown.
 
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You know, back when I was a young lad, I bought a model 29
that must have come with a holster too. The one I picked
up was marked with the S&W as well....Probably a collaberation
with Bianchi or some other big maker at the time....we should
probably ask Lou the Guru.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 04:13 PM   #20
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Marc, I'm glad to here that the holster arrived safely. I hope you got it in time for your hiking trip.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 06:45 PM   #21
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Hi Josh, meant to e-mail you today, since hiking was out of
the question-we got hit with a nasty storm today. The rig
is very nice and very comfortable. I'll definitely be back for
more!!!
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:59 PM   #22
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You wouldn't get much hiking done here either. We have gotten dumped with about 15 inches of snow today and yesterday.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 04:41 PM   #23
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Hey Josh-I was talking to Karl Sokol today and he said it was
a tad chilly in Vermont as well...I had to suffer the freezing
68 degree winter here in Tucson...Maybe I'll be able to get
out this weekend!!!
 
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