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    I'm looking at a couple of holsters from Hume. I can't tell from the pics if there is a front sight rail in these two particular models. It doesn't appear that there is, and I am concerned about the front sight snagging on the holster when drawing as they are both open top/bottom holsters like a Yaquis.

    What say the good folks here?

    http://www.donhume.com/Products/Prod...m?ProductID=33



    http://www.donhume.com/Products/Prod...m?ProductID=53


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    CE - from pics alone - does not look like a relief for sight - certainly not an obvious one. I too would be concerned on that score but maybe a call to the Hume establishment could clear that up.

    Thinking tho - I do have two very ''minimalist'' rigs ... one for snub and other for small semi - really forget now as they are in ''the box''!! As I recall, because they were so short, as the gun comes on way out it tips and sight gets relief then. Just haven't made much use of them so memory hazy right now. They are similar shallow depth as the pic's examples.
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    On a revolver with fixed sights it wouldn't be so much of an issue because the direction of the ramp would allow the barrel to slide through without snagging. A front post on a pistol might just be a different story.

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    Yeah, the pics are possibly deceiving...the gun obviously has pronounced sights, but it's difficult to tell if there is a rail in the holster....noticed they have a Contact Us link....suggest a call or email and tell them what you have...I'm sure they'll get back quickly....however it is weekend coming up....have a nice one.....and stew on it a couple days!
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    I Tried

    I tried saving the pictures to my computer & then lightening them up and making them bigger and I still could not tell.
    The digital pics are not of high enough resolution.

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    The Jit i have does have a reinforced piece for the front site as for other i cant say

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    Horror Story on Yaqui Slide

    Quote Originally Posted by CombatEffective
    I'm looking at a couple of holsters from Hume. I can't tell from the pics if there is a front sight rail in these two particular models. It doesn't appear that there is, and I am concerned about the front sight snagging on the holster when drawing as they are both open top/bottom holsters like a Yaquis.

    What say the good folks here?

    http://www.donhume.com/Products/Prod...m?ProductID=33



    http://www.donhume.com/Products/Prod...m?ProductID=53


    I have a maximum embarrassing moment that I think I may have repeated here before. About ten years ago, I went with my wife to this formal event a fund raiser her civic group was doing with the "society set" of Miami Florida (our home). I mean, the mayor was there, the chief of police, a couple of congresscritters, Mickey Arison (owner of Carnival Cruise Lines) and a ton of other high rollers. So it's in the huge downtown office building in a meeting hall for a law firm (takes up the whole floor) Parking is the first five floors of the building.

    I decide to carry my Colt Officer's model 45 in a YAQUI SLIDE HOLSTER. Things go great until DINNER. Then I'm sitting down in a chair with arms. I gracefully plug my big ugly butt into this seat and the muzzle of the 45 hits the arm of the chair and just as gracefully the gun smoothly exits the holster and hits the HARDWOOD FLOOR with a loud T-H-U-N-K!!! Everybody in the room turned to STARE. I ignored them all, picked up the weapon, insured it was still on "safe" and reholstered. Started eating. Just like in the movies when a gunfight took place in an old west saloon, when the smoke clears the music starts and the conversations resume. So it was this time. Nobody said a word.

    But I noticed at the end of the evening, when my wife grew tired and we made our excuses, about thirty couples decided to leave too. My poor wife spent the next 90 minutes in the security office while I escorted various couples to their cars! As soon as the women found out I was an instructor, they invariably gave hubby a dig in the ribs which led to an awkward request for one of my business cards. My poor feet felt like they'd re-entered the INFANTRY.

    I haven't worn a yaqui slide since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    The Jit i have does have a reinforced piece for the front site as for other i cant say

    Have you ever used one?

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    I called Hume earlier today, but I didn't think about the sight rail issue until after I spoke with them.

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    Great story, ex. :) It does bring up several good points.

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