What do you keep you're Colt Detective in?

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    What do you keep you're Colt Detective in?

    I'm at present using a 'floppy' DeSantis holster for inside carry. I have a VMII for my 4" Kimber. Anyone got one for a dick special? Any other good IWB for that little snubbie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonvalley View Post
    I'm at present using a 'floppy' DeSantis holster for inside carry. I have a VMII for my 4" Kimber. Anyone got one for a dick special? Any other good IWB for that little snubbie?
    You might also want to consider an OWB for your Det. Special....it is small enough to completely hide with minimal effort. You can use a holster like this:





    Now this snubbie is being carried up front by a woman (obviously) but I occasionally carry mine at 3:00 without issues under a t-shirt.

    let me know if I can assist you or answer any questions.

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    Thanks!
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    I have a Kramer Horsehide Belt Scabbard, Alessi Scabbard and a AKJ Concealco IWB for my Cobra and Combat Cobra (357). The Concealco is a great rig, very comfortable and flat, ambidexterous, great price and quick delivery.

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    I'm leaning towards inside......
    I feel more better if it's really hidden. I get better concealing from an inside holster. Again, my preference and it depends on my dress. Normally casual, jeans and a pullover. Sometimes with a short sweater, you can see the holster (if it's on the belt). Too many tree huggers around.....need it hid.
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    Pocket Holster ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGOFWAR01 View Post
    Pocket Holster ?
    Pocker carry works great. Just slip it in your pocket and off you go. With a Mika pocket holster, no printing and holster stays in pocket on the draw. I have found it to be the most convenient way to carry a snub nosedrevolver.
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    I am sorry for this post but I have to say it: "I keep my Colt Detective Special in someone else's possession." Why? Years ago someone broke into my apartment and stole the revolver. Did this Dick Special have a special meaning to me? Yes, it was the last duty handgun issued to my father. Regards, Richard

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    I carry mine IWB in a Bianchi model 100. I picked this one up at the gun show when I bought the revolver, thinking it would be a stopgap, until I could acquire a custom holster.

    Since then, I've 1) found out that most current custom makers don't produce holsters for the Detective Special, and 2) the Bianchi works great. At first, I didn't like it because it wouldn't maintain its shape enough to easily holster the weapon one-handed, but I've since learned to just put the revolver in the holster before putting it on. It slides right on and the belt clip keeps it quite secure. It's also quite convenient, because I can take off the holster (w/ weapon) without disrobing.

    I figure that re-holstering one-handed is really not that much of an issue. This isn't a competition rig. If I ever have to draw this weapon in need, reholstering will be the last thing I'll have to worry about.

    The Bianchi Model 6 is also made for the Dick Special, and is a very flexible suede. I like the Model 100 for a little bit more structure.

    Bianchi's models are definitely worth consideration for a readily available, production holster, in the $45-$50 range.
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    My safe.

    Occasionally the nightstand.

    The bluing is too pretty to carry.

    It's a shame, the trigger is AMAZING.
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    Years, of pocket carry with Colt Detective Special and S&W J Frames (prior to 1994 I use to buy them but no longer buy any S&W product new maybe used if something really jumped out at me).

    My last purchase for the Colt Detective Special is the one at the bottom of this link:
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    When I carried an SF-VI (same dimensions, but King Cobra-style lockwork with great trigger, too) frequently, I used a Bianchi Model 3S:

    3S Pistol Pocket®.

    I'm not thrilled with thumb breaks anymore, so I would consider a High Noon holster, either one of these:

    Down Under Straps

    Tail Gunner W/Straps

    Bare Asset

    Split Decision

    Tail Gate

    or a Don Hume holster, one of these:

    DonHume.com - Product Details

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    Of course, there are many other fine holster makers out there. Good luck with whatever you choose!

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    UBG made the OWB for my Dick Special... The man does good work!

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    DeSantis Speed Scabbard OWB

    I also have used OWB with my Colt Detective Special. The gun is so short and the holster is so high that IWB doesn't really buy you much concealment. I like this DeSantis Speed Scabbard, which covers the hammer:



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    If you want the convenience of a paddle, the Kramer MSP has worked out great with my S&W 36.



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