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Posted: 4/30/2009 12:12:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 7:45:10 PM EDT by BuckeyeDoc]
Looking for something to carry while hiking, probably leather, maybe crossdraw?
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:27:56 PM EDT
WTF is a 626? Did you mean a 625 or 629, maybe?
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:47:13 PM EDT
Yeah, what gun?  I am going to guess since you said 5" you mean an N frame; it's not common on any other size frame.

I spend time riding and hiking, and I find two holster styles work well for me.  1) a cross-draw, which can be something like a Binachi Cyclone (leather) or a there's a similar in nylon from Uncle Mike's. 2) a tanker-style shoulder holster (US WWII "M3" style) works great too.  Both of these require a sturdy belt, though, so don't work with most shorts.  If you are overnight hiking with a pack, you can also consider mounting an uncle-mike's type to the pack system and make it even more convenient.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:26:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 2:27:10 AM EDT by DarkStar]

Simply Rugged... for a leather outdoor holster nothing else comes close...

http://www.simplyrugged.com/index.html

Rob's work is outstanding, I own several Sourdough and SilverDollar holsters for my revolvers and they carry either strong side or crossdraw... I also prefer crossdraw when carrying a larger framed revolver... get one of Rob's 'Real Mans' Belt' and you'll have a superb rig.  Rob's turnaround is quite quick, he filled my last order in 2 weeks...



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Link Posted: 5/1/2009 3:42:09 PM EDT
For hiking and such, your choice of a cross draw rig is tops.  Accessable to both hands, yet not in the way of either.  Here's a rig that Levergun Leatherworks http://www.levergunleather.com/index.htm  made for me.  

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/M%20O%20Pictures/BlackhawkHolsterRig.jpg

It's relatively new in this picture.  Since it was taken, it's picked up a few scars that only add to it's appeal.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:05:10 PM EDT
I use a Galco vertical shoulder holster for all my S&W 4". You can go to Galco to look them up but you may want to order it from a site like optics planet, they are a lot cheaper than directly from Galco.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:39:38 PM EDT
simply rugged
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