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Old April 29th, 2012, 03:14 AM   #1
 
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MK III 22/45 holster

This will be the first holster I buy and there are so many options out there and I don't know what is quality and what isn't, what works well and what doesn't, etc... I use my pistol mainly for plinking but want a holster secure enough that when I'm in the woods climbing over stuff it will be secure. What are some different holsters that have worked for you in the past?



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Not a lot of options for the 22/45.
I have this one for all my semi's.

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has anyone had any experience with this holster?

Belt Holster Ambidextrous Ruger Mark I Mark II Mark III 22/45 Kydex Black

I read a review on Cabelas that said it would scratch the trigger guard. But on the other hand the midway reviews sounded positive.
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has anyone had any experience with this holster?

Belt Holster Ambidextrous Ruger Mark I Mark II Mark III 22/45 Kydex Black

I read a review on Cabelas that said it would scratch the trigger guard. But on the other hand the midway reviews sounded positive.
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has anyone had any experience with this holster?

Belt Holster Ambidextrous Ruger Mark I Mark II Mark III 22/45 Kydex Black

I read a review on Cabelas that said it would scratch the trigger guard. But on the other hand the midway reviews sounded positive.
The retention system on most Kydex holsters uses pressure against the frame or trigger guard to hold the gun. It is not unusual for that to cause wear at those pressure points.

A leather holster may be softer on the finish, but some wear is going to show up on pressure points as well with extended use. The Ruger branded holsters are mostly made by Galco, and are good holsters. Don't store your gun in a leather holster as it absorbs moisture.

Mark-III-22_45-Holster-5-barrel-Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Some people consider finish wear on a handgun an acceptable badge of a gun well used, and you will get some eventually unless you just leave it sitting in a drawer.
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This is what I use in the woods. It came with a retention strap, which I don't like and removed it. I'm not sure where you can find one, or if one is even made for the 22/45 anymore.

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has anyone had any experience with this holster?

Belt Holster Ambidextrous Ruger Mark I Mark II Mark III 22/45 Kydex Black

I read a review on Cabelas that said it would scratch the trigger guard. But on the other hand the midway reviews sounded positive.
Have one of those also but never used it.
Made by BlackDogMachine, has good retention.
Found the BladeTech one I liked better.
All kydex holsters will mark contact points on the gun over time.
But mostly the marks on mine come off easily.
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This is what I have in a size 5. Mine is camo though. It has served me well for years.
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versatile holster, Blackhawk Universal Spec Ops

I know the original post is quite old, but thought I'd add my two cents since I just bought a Mark III 22/45 and have been looking around for a holster.

I remembered I already have a chest/guide-style holster that fit two of my other semi-auto pistols. I've found that the Blackhawk Universal Spec Ops holster fits my new Mark III 22/45 (target w/ bull barrel) quite well also.

And since it secures the pistol over your chest or under your armpit depending on how you adjust it....allows for wearing a backpack or camelbak that might have a waistbelt that would interfere with holster on your hip. Also nice if you're fishing and wearing waders. still nice and accessible.

For trips to the range, I generally favor Blade-tech holsters w/ tek-lok attachment system so I can swap holsters out at the same range session without removing my belt. but having the Ruger in my Blackhawk holster allows me to just throw it on without having to remove whatever gun I already have on my hip.

(Blackhawk also has an Alaskan Guide nylon holster that looks like the Universal Spec Ops holster, but looks like it's specifically for some larger handguns. and it's a little pricier)
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