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    Default Best holster for a S&W 500

    Vote for what chest/shoulder holster that you think would be the best option for a S&W 500. please share your reasonings and experiences with the good and or bad.

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    The one from Diamond D.

    Cause it woks well for me.

    The guy is locale, if you have a problem, you can ring his doorbell.
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    Thumbs up Make that 2 for Diamond D

    http://www.davidjohnstonleather.com/Pages/Holsters.html

    -comfortable
    -adjustable
    -covers trigger
    -holds the gun securely
    -tension screw for retension
    -easy off retension strap if needed/wanted
    -fit to the gun
    -durable (at least it seems so to me)
    -looks pertty (leather)

    In the future I plan on having him do at least one other holster for a carry gun and perhaps a knife sheath.

    I just wish they were free!

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    Default Now it's 3 for Diamond D.

    For the reasons that AKGunner says, and more.

    Mine is for a 44 Mag. I don't have a 500.

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    David Johnsons "Guide Series" is what I found best for my 460.

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    I really like these made by Quiet Hide ,some really neat products and he will custom make any holster to your needs .
    http://qh-holsters.com/

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    Another good shoulder holster for the S&W 500 is from www.levergunleather.com
    I have a very neat one coming in a couple months .I'll post a few pictures when it arrives.
    Take a look.

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    Diamond D x 4.

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    Hands down Diamond D

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    Default Diamond D!!!

    First let me state that I came across Alaska Sportsman's Products line first and thought the guide holster looked good so I ordered one. A LONG LONG time ago. I haven't heard anything from him since. I inquired at some of the local shops that carry his stuff and they report similar responsiveness.

    I then came across Diamond D. Man am I glad I did. First off, having compared them side to side, there is little comparison. The Diamond D looks nicer, fits nicer and is made custom for your gun. The whole rig is customizable and Dave will go over which ideas you have work well and which he has tried that you might want to reconsider.

    Loaned him my gun to get the pattern, he turned the whole thing around in two days. Obviously you should expect to be slightly more patient than that, I was stunned when he called, I must have just gotten him at the right time.

    Having now been out in the woods with it, I will have it with me all the time. It makes carrying a large bore effortless.

    Give him a call. I rarely recommend anyone this highly.

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    See, didn't we try to tell you. Every part of dealing with Diamond D feels good. Not one thing can I think of that does not please me or my wife about his work. And he's a nice guy on top of all that!
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    Default thanks

    I appreciate all of the input and broke down and ordered the Diamond D and I'm just waiting for it to arrive which should be in the next couple of days. I can't wait to see how it works out. Thanks again everyone

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    Default got it

    I just received my new Diamond D holster and love it. Thanks for all of the help. I love the craftsmanship and the feel of it. This is one of the reasons that I love this forum!!

    Next q, what has everyone found that works best to protect the leather?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    I just received my new Diamond D holster and love it. Thanks for all of the help. I love the craftsmanship and the feel of it. This is one of the reasons that I love this forum!!

    Next q, what has everyone found that works best to protect the leather?

    Why not give Diamond D Dave a call and ask him? The stuff I use I got from a company that was called a shoe finding company in another state. They told me it was good so I bought two lifetime supplies. It works well. If you go to Black Elk in Anchorage they sell a product called Lexan (I think that's how it spelled). It has worked well with out to much darkening of the leather. Of course plain old saddle soap will work well. Don't use Neatsfoot as it will come off on your clothing and will irritate the heck out of your skin.
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