S&W model 686 holster

S&W model 686 holster

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    S&W model 686 holster

    Any recommendations? I see a lot of cheap holsters advertised but I want one that keeps the gun in the holster as well as a trigger guard. OWB only. I don't intend to carry this gun CC, only OC. I tried to search the forum but I kept getting a "token expired" message.
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    Bianchi Cyclone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    Any recommendations? I see a lot of cheap holsters advertised but I want one that keeps the gun in the holster as well as a trigger guard. OWB only. I don't intend to carry this gun CC, only OC. I tried to search the forum but I kept getting a "token expired" message.
    Barrel length?
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    Any recommendations? I see a lot of cheap holsters advertised but I want one that keeps the gun in the holster as well as a trigger guard. OWB only. I don't intend to carry this gun CC, only OC. I tried to search the forum but I kept getting a "token expired" message.
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    Barrel length?
    6 inch. This is a L-frame revolver, BTW.

    Product: Model 686

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Bianchi Cyclone?
    +1

    I used to carry a six-inch 586 in a Bianchi, and it was both very comfortable and surprisingly fast into action, given the size of the revolver and level of protection.

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    My 686+ fits in a sp101 holster, IWB though. 2.5 barrel

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    Sorry, I got nothing for you. But I will be interested in the responses for what's suitable. Considering it is a 3 lb. hunk of steel, you will also need a heavy duty gun belt as well.
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    Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake. I have one for my Ruger and I love it. Great holsters!
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    I got an enhanced pancake model from Ray @ LoboLeather for my 686+ snubbie. Check out the website.
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    Old Faithful enhanced pancake w thumbreak for my 3" 686.
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    I had a Simply Rugged Sourdough for my 4" 686 and really liked it. The guy who bought my 686 liked it so much it went with the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    Sorry, I got nothing for you. But I will be interested in the responses for what's suitable. Considering it is a 3 lb. hunk of steel, you will also need a heavy duty gun belt as well.
    Any recommendation for a belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Bianchi Cyclone?
    If I'm reading things right, the Cyclone has differing sizes for different frame types? I guess I should call Bianchi to find out which one is the correct one since they're all listed as
    Model 111 Cyclone™ Belt Holster for each frame size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    Any recommendation for a belt?
    There are any number of high quality belt makers out there. I use Ultimate Gun Belt ($69.95) ~ Dual Layer Gun Belts - A Better Belt USA, but there many others including Bullhide, Beltman, and Nelson's Leather just as a starting sample. With the 686 being so large and heavy, a good double layer belt is essential. There are a number of threads on this forum regarding gun belts. Search for "belt" and make your own assessments based on member inputs, reviews, prices, styles, and your personal preferences. You will regret "going cheap" should you choose to go that route. You might start here: Let's talk about belts..
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    I often carry a full sized GP100 and utilize the holsters and belt listed below. With a large frame wheelgun these are all excellent for keeping everything in place and are very sturdy.


    Safariland 568 Custom Fit Belt & Paddle Holster Right Hand Colt King Cobra, Python, Trooper, Ruger GP100, Security Six, Speed Six, S&W K & L Frames 4" - 4.5" Barrel Composite Black
    Distrbutor: Midway Product #: 546394 Price: $39.99

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    El Paso Saddlery Street Combat Holster: #88 "Street Combat" Holster
    Price: $74.00

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    Belt: Galco SB5 Belt 1-3/4" Leather
    Distributor: Midway Price:$69.56

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