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    Thumbs up Simply Rugged Holsters review

    I have been looking for a holster to carry my 4&5/8 41 mag Blackwawk when hiking & bowhunting. I wanted something that I could wear with or without a pack, & something not on the chest in the way of my binos & adding another layer of straps along with possibly getting in the way of the bowstring.
    I decided to try Simply Rugged's "Sourdough" pancake syle. Checked their "in stock" page, & it turned out he had one that had had extensive tooling done on it that was already to go & was marked down to $65. I asked Rob what he'd charge to add a 3rd belt loop for cross-draw & he said it would be no charge. I sent him a check from Kenai Friday & had the holster Tuesday!
    The quality & workmanship are top notch. The gun fit is perfect. There is no retention strap but due to good fit & design the gun is not going anywhere by accident, while it remains quick & easy to draw. The angle when worn cross-draw is great & seems to be out of the way of everything while being easily accessible. Because of the design & the location when being worn cross-draw I don't think it will interfere with the hip belt on my packs at all.
    I prefer a plain holster but took this one since it was ready to go & I always want everything "now", but I have to say the tooling is also very well done.
    All in all it looks like a holster that will last a lifetime & do it's job extremely well. And after looking at a lot of other holsters, I think these things are a steal at $55-$65.

    Thanks for a great product & great service Rob.
    Vance in AK.

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    does he have a website?

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    Yep. Has a nice one.
    http://www.simplyrugged.com/
    Vance in AK.

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    Default Outstanding holster

    Bought a holster from Rob last year for my 44 mag Redhawk and at first was not sure if it would stay in the holster while doing some hard hiking. I was wrong! Its a simple sourdough model and carry it almost every weekend while hiking and fishing in Cordova. Took a very short time for my Redhawk to form perfectly in it. For the money it costs it is well worth it. I also bought the Chesty Puller harness for it but use it very little as carrying cross draw works great. The 5 1/2" Redhawk is kinda heavy and it carrys well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Bought a holster from Rob last year for my 44 mag Redhawk and at first was not sure if it would stay in the holster while doing some hard hiking. I was wrong! Its a simple sourdough model and carry it almost every weekend while hiking and fishing in Cordova. Took a very short time for my Redhawk to form perfectly in it. For the money it costs it is well worth it. I also bought the Chesty Puller harness for it but use it very little as carrying cross draw works great. The 5 1/2" Redhawk is kinda heavy and it carrys well.
    How do you like the Chesty Puller? Does it stay in place, and keep up the weight of the Redhawk? I have a 629 that I've thought about getting one for.

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    I like it but really have no need for it now, maybe when I am on a atv or snowmachine. It is easy to just through a belt on the holster and go. It does carry well in it but it is a big, heavy revolver and is kinda uncomfortable but a small price to pay for the security.

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    An update on my Sourdough Pancake holster.
    I've had a chance now to use it scouting for a couple days, & during the 1st few days of bow season & I love it!!!
    Retains the gun well yet leaves it instantly available, & it's been out of the way of everything.
    I've been wearinmg it cross-draw with a pack & it will either go under or over the hip belt depending on the pack. Either way it is as if it's not there.
    I can't recomend them highly enough.

    Thanks again Rob!
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    Good stuff those Simply Rugged Pancakes. I have two. They make my 3" 629 very comfortable and my little 442 practically forgettable but if you want that revolver out of there in a hurry you can have it.

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    How does the Sourdough Pancake guard the hammer? I have a Blackhawk and am a little concerned about the hammer getting cocked while rambling through the alders.

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    Not sure about the Ruger but with the Smith something would have to get down into the holster, hook the hammer and then pull back. Possible I guess but not too likely. You can order the Pancake with either a thumb break or a hammer loop if you want. Check his site to see pics.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I did go his web site and looked at the pictures, but it looked to me like the hammer would be exposed. But I guess it isn't if something has to go down into the holster. I may order one this week.

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    Your concern is certainly valid and I think if I were you I'd talk to him first about it. I bet if you asked for extra hammer coverage he'd do it. The retainage with my holster is so good that I really wouldn't want a strap or loop in the way.

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    After going back to his site and looking closer at more pictures, it looks like the pancake will indeed cover the hammer well. Still, I think I'll give him a call and talk with him a bit.

    Thanks again for you advice and pointing to his holsters!

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    the hammer's covered, I don't want the hammer snagging either.
    Thanks all you great guys for the kind words & reports.
    Rob

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    Hey Rob,

    Good to talk with you the other day. I already got the holster (thanks for the very quick shipping! ) and it looks like it will be a dandy in the field. I tried to intentionally cock the hammer with the gun in the holster strapped to my hip and couldn't do it. Well covered.

    Thanks again for a great product and great service!

    Bret, Aniak

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