Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Skin that smokewagon.

As someone who owns a bunch of 3" and 5" Smith & Wesson N-frames, I was tickled pink to find a link to this website: Simply Rugged Holsters.

I reckon I'll put in an order for a sharkskin holster for my 5" 625 next month. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

I have to tell you, this guy has found a good niche market. If you have a 3" or 5" N-frame (or a Redhawk or Anaconda) your holster options from the big name mass production companies are somewhere between slim and none.

13 comments:

Jay G said...

Since you happened to mention hard-to-find holsters... *g*

Any thoughts on where I could find a decent holster for my Colt Lawman? I have the unique ability to find the truly bizarro firearms that no one makes ANY aftermarket parts for - witness my futile search for VEPR .308 magazines...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Vepr mags have you looked at ak-47.net ? Or call the importer directly.
Thanks for the good word on simplyrugged.com. We DO build a lot of rigs for the 3" & 5" guns.
Thanks!
Rob Leahy
ssimplyrugged.com

David said...

I'll eagerly await your review. I bought a holster for my 5" Redhawk a while back and was amused to find it fit my S&W 1917 much better. So I'm still in the market for a Redhawk holster.

Of course, the fact that I'm left-handed makes it tougher.

JHardin said...

I reckon I'll put in an order for a sharkskin holster for my 5" 625 next month.

Funny, I would have thought you'd go
for the snarkskin.

Anonymous said...

"Skin that smokewagon."

When I heard that in the movie, I couldn't help but think it belonged on late night Skinimax.

Kadai Sono Narabi said...

I always like a good holster, but really, trying to get a pancaker inside the waistband with a revolver is...well...uncomfortable.

Rick R said...

I have one for a 3" 629. It even has cartridge loops! It "looks" like a very generic holster put it fits perfectly.

Rick

missmanytoes said...

You could also try http://andrewsleather.com Sam's stuff is top notch and if you're willing to wait, he does a fabulous job. Most of the stuff he features on his website are autoloaders, but look at the "MacDaniel II Crossdraw" to get a taste of his revolver stuff and click also on his magazine pouches link to see his speedloader pouches.

Anonymous said...

Okay readers, a challenge - I need a shoulder holster for a J frame snubby. It needs to fit a lady built like Dolly Parton, but shorter. Any suggestions?

Jay G said...

"Okay readers, a challenge - I need a shoulder holster for a J frame snubby. It needs to fit a lady built like Dolly Parton, but shorter. Any suggestions?"

Not without pictures.

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself...)

Hobie said...

Rob Leahy (who IS Simply Rugged) will make holsters for just about anything. His quality is constantly improving. PLUS he's a heck of a nice guy. I've got his holsters for my Ruger Old Army, Colt Detective Special (3"), S&W 642, 629, 25-2 and others... He's just what we needed, good holsters at a good price and a good guy with whom to deal.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, that holster just looks ugly. Here's one that I made for my 5" model 29 (it even has sharkskin)

http://web.mst.edu/~ikellogg/holsters/Nframe.jpg

http://web.mst.edu/~ikellogg/holsters/Nframeback.jpg

http://web.mst.edu/~ikellogg/holsters/Nframeshark.jpg

http://web.mst.edu/~ikellogg/holsters/Nframeslot.jpg

It can be worn as a strong side holster or cross-draw. I'm also working on one with stingray skin trim instead of shark.

perlhaqr said...

Hah. You seem to have slashdotted the poor boy, m'dear.

"Bandwidth limit temporarily exceeded."