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Lindenwood 03-19-2011 04:24 AM

Yeah, I know... IWB holster for 8.375" Raging Bull?
 
Does anyone make an actual IWB holster I could use for my Raging Bull? Currently I am just stuffing the barrel in there, in an 8:00 cross-draw position. I bought it more with the idea that, if I wanted, I could carry it around in a satchel or keep it loaded next to me in the car. But, just twiddling around one day I discovered it is actually both reasonably concealable in this position, and is still comfortable enough to move, walk, and even sit. I've carried it a couple times on short trips (like just going to the Grocery store or whatever) just to see if it could even work. One time was under a basic light jacket, partially-zipped, and the more recent time was actually me wearing a tailored suit and tie. It's funny, I get the occasional comment about looking like an FBI agent with my sunglasses on and wearing these clothes (I'm a sucker for black, closely-tailored clothing), and I felt I was living the part since I had a compact auto behind my right hip and the Bull behind my left :P. But, it works well enough that I'd like to be able to carry it when I want to (obviously not very consistently, but still as much as I could).

Anyways, I guess I am just looking for a holster to more securly hold the firearm in place, since I occasionally have had to push the butt backward with my elbow to keep it from poking against the breast of my jackets. the holster would need to hold the firearm so the muzzle angles toward the front and the rear sight toward my back so the grip doesn't poke out in front of my shoulder (again, carrying on the left side with the grip forward). Any ideas?

ScottA 03-19-2011 04:43 AM

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Jpyle 03-19-2011 04:55 AM

Taurus Raging Bull 8 3/8" Holster It. 20P-R, Black Color, Left handed - IWB Concealed Revolver Holster with Belt Loop - Add to cart

Falco Gun Holsters - IWB Concealed Revolver Holster with Belt Loop - It. 20P-R - Leather Gun Holsters

Lindenwood 03-19-2011 05:13 AM

Wow, Thanks Jpyle! Though, since it is still a cross-draw with my right hand, don't I still need a right-handed holster? I have limited experience with holsters since I've always been content with my simple Uncle Mikes for autos, and otherwise must carry holsterless under a tucked-in dress short (held in place by belt tension).

Jpyle 03-19-2011 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Lindenwood (Post 468134)
Wow, Thanks Jpyle! Though, since it is still a cross-draw with my right hand, don't I still need a right-handed holster? I have limited experience with holsters since I've always been satisfied with my simple Uncle Mikes for autos, and otherwise must carry holsterless under a tucked-in dress short (held in place by belt tension).

I linked to the LH black since I saw the reference to your left hip but for cross draw with a fitted holster you will need a right handed to have the butt facing forward, they have a RH in black and brown as well...go to the Falco link and scroll through the list...

Lindenwood 03-19-2011 05:43 AM

Oh yeah I looked through all the options, I just wanted to make sure I was going to get the correct holster.

Would you recommend their belt-loop version over the steel clip version? I see the benefits and drawbacks of both, and from what I've read how well they work will depend on how well the loop or clip fits one's belt. My belt is 1.5" wide, FWIW.

Thanks again.

Jpyle 03-19-2011 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Lindenwood (Post 468161)
Oh yeah I looked through all the options, I just wanted to make sure I was going to get the correct holster.

Would you recommend their belt-loop version over the steel clip version? I see the benefits and drawbacks of both, and from what I've read how well they work will depend on how well the loop or clip fits one's belt. My belt is 1.5" wide, FWIW.

Thanks again.

Not a holster expert by any means but I think with a gun with that much heft you would want the added support of the belt loop and a good solid leather belt. Would hate to see you drag the whole damn holster out with the gun still in it if you ever needed it.

Lindenwood 03-19-2011 05:57 AM

Good enough for me :) . Thanks for the replies :D .

ktmboyz 03-28-2011 12:49 AM

WOW do you plan on running into an angry elephant or rhino maybe :eek: That is a huge weapon to be packing..

Lindenwood 03-29-2011 05:32 AM

I am a minimalist, driven by OCPD. I love having one gun that, while not great at anything, is capable of filling a lot of roles to the degree that I don't feel I need more specific tools for those jobs. It is hard to find a single weapon that can be both legally and practically concealed carried, yet be powerful and accurate enough (when I do my part) to take a 200lb animal at 100 yards or easily hit a 12" target at 150 yards--still with more effectiveness than a .45acp at contact distance. In a few days when I give my P22 back to my GF, I will actually be down to only the Bull (weird--I haven't had only one gun in years lol), but don't feel particularly lacking and it is almost relieving for some unexplainable reason.

Every time I feel like I need something better for a certain job, I always decide I'd rather spend that several-hundred-dollars on training with my one gun, or on buying necessary accessories for it, to fill that role to reasonable limits. For example, sometimes I seriously consider getting into a rifle setup to shoot steel at 200 yards. Every time, I ultimately decide I'd be happier to practice on my ability to make those groups at 100 yards with the Bull, and then concentrate on my ability to stalk to within that distance if I really need to. Similarly, sometimes I feel the desire to get a more traditional high-capacity pistol to carry (I had some, but I've sold them). Instead, I decide I'd rather invest in maybe a few more nice jackets and vests for concealment, and practicing reloading smoothly and, generally speaking, making sure my more limited number of shots count.

Basically, I'm going for the "beware the man with only one gun, as he probably knows how to use it" appeal. Though, for me this goes beyond guns and extends to every aspect of my life, from my transportation, to my clothes, to my kitchen appliances. I have about 2.5' of used closet space, and you should have seen how bare my kitchen was when I lived alone (I hardly owned enough dishes and pots and pans to fill one side of the sink, hah).

So yeah, I absolutely understand that there are better tools for the job of concealed carry. But please understand this is just the result of one of my quirks that can't really be helped :p .


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