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    Berns type revolver holsters

    Ran across a mention of the Berns “front break” holsters during some reading. Seems they DO fill a significant niche for getting your gun outta your holster and pointed down front in a hurry. Anyone here use these or anything akin to them? They do seem to be revolver specific.

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    Those were the cutting edge in holster technology.....in 1960. Also known as the Berns-Martin. They are revolver specific as they rely on molding the holster around the rear of the trigger guard. Fantastic retention and security from a snatch attempt from behind you. Still pretty fast but you have to learn to draw forward, not up. These were on every cop's belt back in the day. The switch to autos killed it.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    The Berns-Martin style and the Hoyt style holsters are great revolver holsters, even today.
    Have one holster for my GP100 3" that takes points from both into consideration. Great holster for EDC.
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    Last time I saw one was on an episode of 1- Adam 12. I think my dad still has one from the 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    Ran across a mention of the Berns “front break” holsters during some reading. Seems they DO fill a significant niche for getting your gun outta your holster and pointed down front in a hurry. Anyone here use these or anything akin to them? They do seem to be revolver specific./
    I use something remotely similar, the guys at my Gun Range actually gave me this neat lil holster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45 Forever View Post
    Last time I saw one was on an episode of 1- Adam 12. I think my dad still has one from the 60's.

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    On Adam-12 it should have been a Safety Speed Clamshell. LAPD issued those with their 6" K-38's.

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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    On Adam-12 it should have been a Safety Speed Clamshell. LAPD issued those with their 6" K-38's.

    You are right! My mistake!

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    This is what my agency carried into the early 1980s when open carry holsters were issued for our gunbelts.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ste.../303149418129?

    Stelzig was a holster and leather shop in downtown Houston and closed in about 1989 moving to west Houston. Their craftsmen made made countless suede lined holsters for police officers in the Houston metro area. The company has a long, long history back into the 1800s.
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    Seems they were developed to facilitate quick revolver draw on bear i the northern climes. Nowadays all I see are huge revolvers in chest or crossdraw rigs. No one use’em anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Sp5 View Post
    This is what my agency carried into the early 1980s when open carry holsters were issued for our gunbelts.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ste.../303149418129?

    Stelzig was a holster and leather shop in downtown Houston and closed in about 1989 moving to west Houston. Their craftsmen made made countless suede lined holsters for police officers in the Houston metro area. The company has a long, long history back into the 1800s.
    I remember them well. I spent most of my life in Houston. Still see an occasional revolver.....last one was a Model 66 in a female sargent's holster.
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

 

 

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