Of Sixguns, Blackjacks, Holsters, and Grips....

Of Sixguns, Blackjacks, Holsters, and Grips....

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    Of Sixguns, Blackjacks, Holsters, and Grips....

    I am an unrepentant traditionalist, having come from an era in which sixguns filled the holsters of police officers and the 357 Magnum was the round for serious "social engagements". Recently I acquired an "itch" from the post of some of my wheelgun friends here on the forum, and had to scratch it with a new GP100 in 3" inch format. Upon swimming through my decades deep box of holsters I found myself wanting of something new to carry my new magnum riding buddy in. So after a few days of searching I settled on the holster below until I can have some custom leather made up. So if you are a hopelessly devoted wheelgunner you may want to take a look at this model.

    It is a Safariland Paddle Holster - Model Number 568-09-411

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    I purchased mine through Midway for around the $40 mark and have thus far been very pleased with both its look and performance.

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    The paddle design of the Sarfariland is exceptionally comfortable, and affords a wider point of contact than most others of similar design. Interestingly enough, as I was looking for a holster I came across a set of Hogue grips that I added to the mix. Originally designed for the Ruger Alaskan (and similar framed Rugers) this grip features the Sorbothane Insert and slightly beefier dimensions. If you are looking for a way to reduce the preceived recoil of heavy magnum loads, this is the grip you want.

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    The holster also features a suede lining that makes drawing smooth and reholstering just as easy. In the second part of this post I will add an interior shot for your review. I am also adding some shots of some "period correct" leather gear, as I seem to collect such old-school momentos in my seasoned years. The old blackjack in the photos is one that has rode many miles with me, back in the days when they were an accepted tool of law enforcement. It now resides here with me at the homestead, still functional despite the beer, blood stains, and nicks taken from the leather. Today it has a youger brother that follows me around in my hip pocket around the house. Somethings should not change, and I guess I am a little set in my ways. For those of you who are the same I guess if Bill Jordan, Elmer Keith, and Skeeter Skelton were around they would give us an approving nod for staying true to a proven system of "six for sure".
    U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran
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    The final pic' I attached is of the sizing chart. If you are a K-Frame Smith kind of person this rig will work for you. Other models are also listed....
    U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran
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    Congrats on your new wheel gun and holster. Stay safe.
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