What's wrong with this OC rig?

What's wrong with this OC rig?

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    The only problem I see is the same one I have, done lap.
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    Good Lord.

    The holster is not the correct model for this gun. This gun has a barrel that is obviously longer than the gun the holster is made for. The trigger guard is completely exposed and the holster is obviously designed to cover the trigger by the shape. What a moron.
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    I see the same things as Mike, you can't even pretend that's a close enough fit.
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    My dad actually has similar holster for his colt detective. It was a duty holster for my mom's first husband. It looks like it is purposely cut out around the trigger in the design and the holster does fit the gun. My guess is once upon a time somebody thought this was a good way to do it and I bet there a few of these out there. They are likely designed around revolvers with pretty stiff triggers.


    He also had weird upside down shoulder rig for it. Both seem a little scary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_FIN View Post
    My dad actually has similar holster for his colt detective. It was a duty holster for my mom's first husband. It looks like it is purposely cut out around the trigger in the design and the holster does fit the gun. My guess is once upon a time somebody thought this was a good way to do it and I bet there a few of these out there. They are likely designed around revolvers with pretty stiff triggers.


    He also had weird upside down shoulder rig for it. Both seem a little scary to me.
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    I am guessign it was less of a issue with the heavy old wheel gun trigger days .. But having seen some duty holster from back then I do wonder ..

    Also I am crazy to think the speed loaders could be a bit hard to get too ?
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    The speed loaders were the first thing that caught my eye. Or - are those just keepers of some sort, aft of the holster? Looks like a speedloader pouch dead center under the gut.

    Beyond the holster, the other goofball thing is the keys hanging off the belt where they can flop around and get in the way. Stow 'em... that's what pockets are for.
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    The exposed trigger is not that unusual for a revolver. Hell, I've seen ones that are set up for you to be able to rotate the gun AND holster and fire the gun. Obviously that's not what this one does, but like WR said, it's probably because it has a long heavy DA trigger that it's not really a major safety issue. I still wouldn't do it though.

    As for the speed loaders, they are in the right place. For revolvers, you typically hold the gun in your weak hand and reload with your strong hand. So you want them on the same side as your firearm.
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    The vast majority of western holsters have the trigger exposed, but then again they are SA. Maybe that's the look he was going for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_FIN View Post
    My dad actually has similar holster for his colt detective. It was a duty holster for my mom's first husband. It looks like it is purposely cut out around the trigger in the design and the holster does fit the gun. My guess is once upon a time somebody thought this was a good way to do it and I bet there a few of these out there. They are likely designed around revolvers with pretty stiff triggers.

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    I don't think the holster in the OP's picture was made for the gun the guy is carrying but the design isn't/wasn't rare. Here's a thumbnail pic of one of my K Frame Smiths in an old (vintage 1970s) holster that's been taking up space in my holster box for a few years. Actually not a bad old holster for some purposes, those obviously not being open carry on the mean streets.
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    Nothing unusual for an old time holster. I don't like the location of the speedloaders though.
    Holster designs have improved over the years, that's for sure.
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    I don't care--it's not mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I don't care--it's not mine.
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    Just sayin'!

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    Mike and gasmitty pretty much nailed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I don't care--it's not mine.
    You probably should care. Anyone as sloppy as the guy in the picture is about ready to have his gun taken away by a bad guy who just might then shoot you.
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