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    What is the best way to carry a large revolver ?

    I wear mine with one of those thigh holsters with all the straps. I like this setup but i have run into two issues. The first is the holster wont stay put, it sort of wants to ride around too the front of the leg. Is there a trick to setting up the straps for a good fit ? The other issue is the gun is loooong it starts at my waist and the muzzle is right at my knee. I have considered a shoulder rig. Are there any other viable options for wearing revolvers of this size, that keeps it safe secure and out of the way ?

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    I used to carry a N frame Smith & Wesson revolver in a border patrol style holster on a Sam Browne belt with keepers that looped under my waist belt to keep the whole thing from moving around. Not that low, and out of the way, and it worked.
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    Interesting. I had too look up the border patrol style holster. They ride a bit higher ?

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    They do. Then there are those without the drop loop that ride even higher.
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    I carried my big bore revolvers in a cross draw belt holster when hunting with them. I wore the holster in front of the hip and it positioned the grip in a very comfortable and easily accessible position. It's easy to draw, and as the muzzle clears the holster it's pointed out and away from you making it easy to draw quickly and safely and get onto the target quickly.




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    Thigh holsters are crap. Depending on where you carry, a properly fitted chest holster is a sweet alternative.
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    It sounds like its largely things like hight and angle for carry. I like belt style holsters worn on shooting side. I dont like the way the old western style holsters flip around.... So thigh holster because it has straps to keep it in place. What about some sort of back holster like over shoulder or lower back or is is that too awkward ?

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    When I carry a large revolver afield on hunting trips I use a replica US horse solder flap holster worn on my left side with the butt forward that way it is mostly covered keeping most of the trash out of it and being on my left side I'm not constantly banging my long gun against it and it is easier to wear and drive my truck too....
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    Drop loop holsters are crap unless you are on a movie set or the set of a '60's western and forget about the tiedowns. Tiedowns look cool on the screen and work if you are standing still but are impractical if you plan to move at all. I can't stand drop loop rigs or tiedowns, the gun is never where I think it ought to be after I take a couple steps. Get that gun back up on the belt line. If it's too long to draw conventionally strong side, get a holster made for the other hand and twist or cavalry draw it. (To do a twist of cavalry draw, turn your hand so that your thumb is point behind you with your elbow pointed away from your body and grab the gun. Pull it up. As the cylinder clears the holster, you can rotate your hand back to its' normal position and continue the draw or you can leave your hand where it is and finish the draw and rotate the gun 'up' to the normal firing position as you present it to the target. It works both ways and it's up to you which you like.)
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    this is what we used on the farm.fit my 44 mag Name:  gun belt.jpg
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