Davemuzz said:Well, here is a recommendation that will go across the "platform" so-to-speak.
I have a Smith 629 with a 6.5" barrel that is scoped. I use a Bianchi 4101 holster for hunting. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=815131&t=11082005 Yeah, I know this one says 7" to 8" barrel, but the 6.5" fits just fine in it. I also bot the "flap" that goes over it for hunting in those rainy\snowy days. It keeps the scope glass very clear up to the point when you need it. Easy to adjust and easy to carry your handgun...scoped or not. I like it alot. Rain or snow doesn't bother it as it dries out quickly.
Now, I just bot about a month ago, my first leather holster for my 3" barrel Smith 357. I got it from Simply Rugged Holsters http://www.simplyrugged.com/leather_goods/index.html The guy makes 'em in Alaska and it's probably as close to that state as I'll ever get. My Gun fits into it like a glove. I've taken it with me every day since I got it and the gun has stayed in that holster just like it's suppose to. There is no retention strap or anything like that. I had a "cheepie" nylon holster before this one and I almost lost the gun in the woods once. (Gun and holster just "fell" off of belt). These leather holsters are excellent for the shorter barrel gun that you wish to carry on your hip. I will never again use a nylon holster for a hip carry gun. MHO
Yeah.....just make sure you get the flap "option" for it. If you just get the "strap" you will be disappointed in the rain or when you walk thru a dry field as your scope will look like a basket full of weeds.tanoose said:I have heard some good things about the Bianchi 4101 Hush rig , i plan on using this for a new scoped super redhawk