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I bought a S&W brand duty holster off Ebay, yesterday for 12 bucks...I'll post the pic the seller put up, but it's not very good.

The price was cheap, and I figured I could get rid of it if I didn't like it...any of you guys ever used these? What do you think of security holsters? I bought it for my model 18. It looks like I'm ready to play cops and robbers.

Also I got this Don Hume speed loader case for 99 Cents (plus shipping).



 

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I think the speedloader cases are about $28.00...are also good for full moon clips loaded....the holster is a common one...probably 18-28---if that's a regular thumb snap, I'd get a razor blade and cut the back side off...let the front lay over the hammer to protect your clothes...but if you're only carrying the M18 in it....you may not be as interested in a quick draw as keeping it in the holster....you got your money back at least 3 times....you got a market for the bullet case if you don't want to use it...but it'd be great for any revolver/w speed loaders up to a 6-shot .357...


just read your pm..yeah, that's definitely old fart stuff...
 

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I think it's the model 30 94W holster Sheepdog...Wasn't sure how S&W numbered them...but found out that the 30 was for the k-frame...after that, it was kind of a guess.
 

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Never bought their leather...liked Don Hume, Bianchi, Safariland...it's economy grade but, as you can see...lasts well...oughta fit any 4" Smith, Taurus...sighted or not...and, obviously, your new Cadillac .22.....that's the best gun deal you'll get this year...maybe next!!!
 

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Cool...I'll post pics with the whole group when I get them...

Thanks for the info Sheepdog...I knew you would know about them duty wheel gun holsters. :D
 

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kind of looks like the old bianchi "hurricane" security holster---------
release thumb break
push weapon forward to clear the trigger guard cover
then lift up and out at about the 1:00 o'clock position
the front of the holster should be split about a 3rd of the way down.........

with practice, a purty fast and secure rig...........but will eventually be he** on the blue finish of the weapon......

if she is a "k" frame size holster, she'l fit a bunch of models..............
 

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Yep, wore something like that or that same one back in the late 70's when friends of mine on OPD tried to talk me into the clamshell type they wore for their S&W mod 66's while I wore a mod 586.
 

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yep............
back then we had the Tex Shoemaker full break-fronts and the bianchi "judge" full break front. Thought it was the greatest thing since tuna helper. Nowadays, the rookies look at those revolvers and leather and wonder how we ever survived........... ;)

I'd love to hear them whine for a week packing a 686 or a mdl 28 and listen to them complain about the size and weight.......... :lol:
 

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yep............
back then we had the Tex Shoemaker full break-fronts and the bianchi "judge" full break front. Thought it was the greatest thing since tuna helper. Nowadays, the rookies look at those revolvers and leather and wonder how we ever survived........... ;)

I'd love to hear them whine for a week packing a 686 or a mdl 28 and listen to them complain about the size and weight.......... :lol:
Deputy, what kind of gun do the police commonly carry now and what kind of holster? Are both of those questions just personal taste or no?
 

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nowadays it seems that most departments and officers are looking for light weight and higher capacity in handguns. As an example, Glock rules the roost from what i've seen and i've seen some figures that their plastic handguns have around a 60 to 65% share of leo pistols sold in the USA.

The current trend is towards reduced weight and high capacity.

I'm also seeing less leather nowadays as ballistic nylon and plastic holsters are light weight and cheaper and are easier maintance than leather.............
 
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