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CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:36 pm
by senorgrand
I’m thinking of getting a 4” Model 66 someday, but only if I can CCW it. Looking for a 4 o’clock holster, preferably a high-rise IWB. Should have thumb retention too.

I’ve got a 4” 617 I can practice with around the house to see if this is feasible.

Oh, I’d also prefer leather.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:41 pm
by Marlene
El Paso.

3” is easier but you’re a big guy.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:49 pm
by senorgrand
Thanks! I’m putting my long torso to good use! We

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm
by shinzen
Might want to check with Rocky River Leather, I'm sure he's got the form to make it at least, is good people, and is a long time member.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:03 pm
by featureless
Don't know nuthin about leather or revolvers, but that's a big gun. 37 ounces. I've farted around with my SP-01 in my britches at 40 ounces (just around the house, it's not on my permit). It's doable with a cover shirt but it's quite a bit slimmer. For reference, I'm 5'10" around 170.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:12 pm
by senorgrand
I’m a foot taller and 100 lbs heavier. Also, revolvers aren’t as butt-heavy as Wonder 9’s and carry very well.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:14 pm
by featureless
senorgrand wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:12 pm
I’m a foot taller and 100 lbs heavier. Also, revolvers aren’t as butt-heavy as Wonder 9’s and carry very well.
:lol: I think you'll be fine!

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:20 pm
by senorgrand
Azula has one that looks right. Any experience with them?

https://azulagunholsters.com/product/be ... r-holster/

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:03 pm
by FrontSight
If I were to CC a 4" revolver, it would be a S&W model 12. Aluminum frame .38 Special. For self defense I prefer +P .38 Special over the .357 magnum.

I would carry it in an El Paso Saddlry C-Force without the thumb break. An IWB gets a lot of extra retention from your belt, so the thumb break really doesn't offer any advantages other than slowing you down.

If you choose the 66, I'd use the same holster. The C-Force is one of the absolute best deals in a leather IWB holster. When you first get it, you think...it looks cheap...but it's very well thought out. They quite smartly put the suede side out which helps the holster to stay put inside the waist band. And it's one of the most comfortable IWB holsters out there. Excellent design, VERY good price.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:13 am
by lurker
shinzen wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Might want to check with Rocky River Leather, I'm sure he's got the form to make it at least, is good people, and is a long time member.
i can vouch for RRL's work.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:04 pm
by tonguengroover
FrontSight wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:03 pm
If I were to CC a 4" revolver, it would be a S&W model 12. Aluminum frame .38 Special. For self defense I prefer +P .38 Special over the .357 magnum.

I would carry it in an El Paso Saddlry C-Force without the thumb break. An IWB gets a lot of extra retention from your belt, so the thumb break really doesn't offer any advantages other than slowing you down.

If you choose the 66, I'd use the same holster. The C-Force is one of the absolute best deals in a leather IWB holster. When you first get it, you think...it looks cheap...but it's very well thought out. They quite smartly put the suede side out which helps the holster to stay put inside the waist band. And it's one of the most comfortable IWB holsters out there. Excellent design, VERY good price.
Apparently they don't like Ruger SR's. No options for one anywhere. Do they have a website? Couldn't find it.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:52 pm
by eelj
Almost anything can be concealed but it may take some changes in personal appearance. I have seen a video of some skinny guy pulling up a tshirt and pulling a 7.5" ruger redhawk out of his pants.

Of course he didn't sit down or bend over so equipped. If you want to carry a 4" revolver you might have to change your wardrobe and personal habits.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:43 pm
by highdesert
Whatever you shoot well and feel comfortable wearing, it's an individual thing. For me I have a 3" revolver that I put a larger grip on to make it more comfortable to shoot but it's harder to conceal. I always think of Hickok45 who is a big guy but he loves the small guns and shoots them well even with his large hands.

Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:56 am
by chas310
What ever your comfortable with. Give it a shot. Love carrying my 4”.

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Re: CCWing a 4” Revolver

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:20 am
by sig230
senorgrand wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Azula has one that looks right. Any experience with them?

https://azulagunholsters.com/product/be ... r-holster/
The holsters I've received from Azula have been well made and shipped promptly but I only have OWB holsters from them.

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