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Couple of holster questions

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Billybob, May 4, 2021.

  1. Billybob

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    What is the best fit for a Smith model 69?
    I read on a Smith forum that a K frame 686 holster was a good fit but the one I have leaves the gun about 3/4 of an in. high as where my K frame(with no barrel lug) fits perfect. I've also read that an N frame or GP-100 holster is a good fit. I plan on getting the same holster but don't know whether to get a K frame and soften/stretch the leather or get an N frame or GP holster.

    Second question, what if any holsters for common modern guns are a good fit for a 3rd. gen Smith auto?
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Glock 'em down

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    Check out Desantis Gunhide. They seem to have a bigger revolver selection than most anybody, besides going custom.

    www.desantisholster.com
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look there.
     
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    Give Ronin Leather Holsters a shout. I bet Dave can fix you up.
     
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    Good leather holsters that fit the gun well provide some amount of friction that aids in retention. It’s generally not advised to treat a leather holster with anything that will soften the leather.
     
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    An N-frame would be more in line with a Redhawk.
     
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    I had thought about that and wondered if given it would still be a very tight fit even after some stretching it might be ok.
     
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    Right but here's where my confusion comes in, in this thread about it over at the S&W forum one guy says a K/L frame holster fit his and another guy said an older Bianchi for a 44 mag(N frame) fit his just right. I'm wanting to get the same holster I have for my K frame but as I said the fit is off some but not a lot so I'm not sure whether an N frame holster would be too big/loose.

    https://www.smithandwessonforums.com/threads/no-holsters-for-model-69.165338/
     
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    simply rugged is good as well. That reminds me: I owe an AAR on mine.
     

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