Suggestions for a comfortable and affordable way to carry a pietta 1858 remington NMA

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by orangello, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Am looking for a reasonably priced and comfortable way to carry my pietta replica 1858 Remington new model army, 8" barrel. Suggestions for a cross draw holster or a right handed holster or holster belt combo would be appreciated.

    I'm looking for practicality not pretty; it won't be for reenacting or CAS. I may use it for open carry occasionally and possibly for hunting backup.

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  2. Turbojet

    Turbojet New Member

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    I use a shoulder holster for my 1858 with 12" barell. I also use the shoulder strap with a different holster for my Ruger Super Blackhawk with 7.5 " barell, that thing is heavy. I am right handed so it hangs on my left side (cross draw). It is very, very comfortable. You can these at Cabelas, Bas Pro or Sportsman Guide.
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I like to carry mine in a cross draw.I cant really recommend any. My holster is a cheap home made one.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I have tried the shoulder holster for my GP-100 with the 6" barrel, but it doesn't fit the longer 1858 or particularly the grip.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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  6. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Blackhawk nylon side holster, mine loves it.
     
  7. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    This is what I commonly use and it fits most guns. So I can use it from derringers to shotguns. Also allows carrying an adequate supply of ammo.
     

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  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Thanks guys! I really like the one with the concho, but that one on Midway seems very sturdy which is good for me.


    Not really vehicle-friendly, though; I gotta be "MS car carry" compatible. :D
     
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  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pick of my 1858 in my holster. I would imagine your barrel would stick out a little.
     

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  10. CptMaF69

    CptMaF69 New Member

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    i have the pietta 44. 12 inch barrel , i found a good holster for it that i liked ( uncle mikes ). got a thread cutter out of my wifes sewing kit and cut the belt mount loose and sewed it back on in a side/belly position to draw that massive barrel.....and it's comfortable and very practical.
     
  11. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I like the Uncle Mikes holsters for revolvers with adjustable sights. Many of the high end holsters will break the blade on your rear sight. I am not paying $100 plus for a holster with a lame retention system and no notch for the rear sight, especially when the holster is supposed to be custom made for my gun. I ride a 4 wheeler or a mule to my hunting places. My guns have never fallen out in an uncle mikes holster. I do have a custom leather holster that I had to take to a saddle shop to have a notch for sight cut into it and a decent retention strap riveted onto it. The first time I got on a mule that took off as soon as my butt hit the saddle my gun fell out of it.