Trying a large revolver IWB

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    For a really large revolver try a Colt New Service. I once carried a M1917 .45 ACP New Service IWB without a holster, beneath the coat of my business suit for an entire day at the office just to see if it was practical. The suit was dark, the trousers were just a bit large in the waist so the big ol' revolver hid easily and stayed put, even when sitting down. It does help to be 6'3".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsterguy View Post
    I packed a 3" 66-2 IWB for years with no problem. Tried a 3" 657 .41 mag IWB with a TT Gunleather IWB and it was just too much. Had to go up 3 pant sizes and even with a Beltman belt it was too darn heavy and big for year round carry. I'm not a big guy at 5' 7" and 175 lbs.

    Now on the same note I can easily pack the 657 and my 686 CS-1 OWB with no problem in colder WX to cover it up, but the 686 is much more comfortable.
    I have a new 686 2.5" and it's chunky for sure, especially on my somewhat smaller frame. I didn't intend on IWB carry, although I suppose if I really wanted to I could. It was intended as a range and course work gun, so I'm not sure about daily carry in any fashion. I hope it doesn't turn into one of those... 'seemed like a good idea at the time' sort of guns. Either way, I'm married to it as it cost me a bundle, so I'll deal with it.
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    I've been carrying my 3" 629 IWB with in a Simply Rugged Sourdough with IWB straps. It has worked exceptionally well. I was surprised that large of a revolver would carry well.

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    Re: Simply Rugged
    Thanks! Either I'm easily impressed or that's one great holster! Especially for IWB of my L-frame. No overly designed leather panels and supports that often add more bulk.
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    I have four of his holsters...love them all. I use the Cuda with IWB straps for carrying my full-sized Kimber. Robb is also a GREAT guy to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smousefam5 View Post
    I have four of his holsters...love them all. I use the Cuda with IWB straps for carrying my full-sized Kimber. Robb is also a GREAT guy to deal with.
    Seriously, you made my day and thanks again for the excellent advise!
    Thing is, pancake holsters typically don’t win a lot of beauty contests, but they are the best for close body concealment.

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

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