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Can anyone recommend a good holster to carry a Ruger Bisley 7 1/2" while hunting with it? I can't use a shoulder holster or bandolier style because of wearing the safety harness in a tree stand. What about leather or nylon? Would nylon be better in case it gets wet?
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I kind of like the San Pedro Saddlery Tom Threepersons rig in a Crossdraw model.

Good quality and delivery and good folks to deal with.

The leather can be waterproofed with any of the same preparations you waterproof your boots with.

Just never got real used to nylon in holsters (or plastic in guns).

Click here: http://www.sanpedrosaddlery.com/specialty.htm
and go to the bottom of the page to see this rig.

By the way, I told them they need a new picture. It looks much nicer in person that it does on their website.

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I use an Uncle Mike's holster for the bulk of my hunting and carrying needs. The handguns I do not carry this way are wearing a sling.
 

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I like the idea of a crossdraw, and the San Pedro Saddlery looks real nice. I'd kind of like to stick to leather if possible.
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I hog hunt with a 5.5" Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt. I carry it in a Triple K model 440 crossdraw holster. It is lined, can be carried strong side or crossdraw and comfortable to wear.
 

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Freedom Arms offers a nice brown, Cross Draw Leather Holster for under $70. It rides higher on the hip than anything else I have seen and will be very usefull when sitting in the woods, and riding in the truck because of its higher style. I think this Holster will also "tuck" in better under a heavy winter hunting jacket as it will be in the waste area and not sticking out on the hip. I plan on buying one as soon as the funds increase but I will also take another look at the Tripple-K Holster because it would be nice to have a dual purpose holster for cross draw and traditional right hand carry. Good Luck - J.Solo
 

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I can't say enough good things about Pistol Packaging...
I was looking for a holster for my SRH 7.5, and saw this...

http://www.pistolpackaging.com/products.asp?cat=Bandito

It rocks, It is amazingly comfortable, inexpensive, very strong...
Don't want to use the bandoleer, un snap it, and its a crossdraw...the other nice thing is you only need to have one bandoleer, and then you can buy holsters for various toys in our colection...
 

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Just recieved my hunting holster. It is for a Super Blackhawk 7.5.
I choose the Galco SAO (Single Action Outdoors). Can be used Cross draw or strong side. Fits my handgun like a glove, looks great, excellent quality. Can't wait to take it to the woods.

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Went with a generic (ACE) soft nylon with lining ($9.00) cause I had nothing at all. Was for all large frame revolvers up to 8" barrel.

Did a field test while on a coyote hunt. Wore it crossdraw style outside my coveralls but inside my coat. It fit my 7 1/2 Vaquero like a glove. Hardly knew it was there even when lying prone.
 

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For 6.5 & 7.5 guns I use one of my two

Ruger Practical Holster made for Ruger by Bianchi. Its a full flap holster with a twist fastenter very quiet in the woods unlike a snap. For my 5.5 inch guns I have a custom made full flap holster by Ron Grahm (about a 2 or 3 years ago) He still makes it and will make it for any gun you want. It uses a stud and hole fastener and is equally as quiet as the Ruger holster. I prefer total protection for my guns in the field if possible. I still need holsters for my SRH and 629 some day.
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I prefer a cross draw holster with a gun belt. If you carry a heavy handgun on your hip for a while you will grow to appreciate the added support from a wide gun belt. It’s also much easier to deal with because you can put it on over coveralls and rotate it around to comfortable positions depending on what you are doing. If you don’t mind spending a lil extra money I suggest going with the Elpasso saddlery 1920 cross draw holster and belt. While not the cheapest, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better quality product.

www.epsaddlery.com

Be safe,
Scott
 
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