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Old November 21st, 2011, 08:25 PM   #1
 
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Hello everyone; very new here! I traded a Browning Buckmark for a 22/45 Mark III threaded barrel and couldn't be happier. Don't get me wrong, the Buck was a great gun but it was a tad large in my hands. The Ruger fit's like a glove and I hope to add a suppressor some day.

My question is about holsters. I have a Burris Fastfire II mounted in the rear sight dovetail postion. Love how low and clean it is. Now I'm trying to find a quality leather holster for it.

I've seen all the ones on the ruger web site but obviously they don't accomodate a red dot sight and they leave the trigger exposed. I've looked at the offerings from COW; nice if you have a big scope on it but not for a tiny Burris at the very rear of the receiver.

I did find a model 1827 from El Paso Saddelry that may work since it leaves most of the rear receiver out of the holster.

Does anyone have this holster or some other quality holster that doesn't cover the receiver from the back end of the ejection port opening to the bolt? I've attached a pic of my gun with the red dot so imagine putting this in a nice leather holster and the optic is just outside the holster.

I bought a Triple K holster and was going to "notch" it for the red do but it's got a very thick sight channel so I'm selling that cheap on this forum.

I've even talked to a few custom holster makers where I've purchased CCW holsters but none of them have a model of this gun for molding.

Any input would be great and if you have this holster from El Paso I'd LOVE to see pictures of it and hear what you think!!
God Bless
Gideon

PS, as much as I like the looks of the compensator, it'll come off when I'm carrying this in the field. It's simply too long with this on it for field carry. I'll make an exception when it's a supressor!



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I was looking for leather a while back, found no quality, dedicated holsters for my MKIII 22/45.
Went and bought BladeTech (kydex) for every semi I owned.
Very happy with them, they are a quality product.
Even made double mag. pouches for me as a custom job (weren't on the weapons list at the time).


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James, any chance you could take a close up pick of your 22/45 in the blade tech? I'd like to see it. Does it hold your gun securely? Enough so that you'd feel comfortable hunting through the woods?

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James, any chance you could take a close up pick of your 22/45 in the blade tech? I'd like to see it. Does it hold your gun securely? Enough so that you'd feel comfortable hunting through the woods?

Thanks!
Gideon

At work at the moment, see if I can do it tonight.
The holster has very good retention.
They are a quality product.
There is also a BlackDogMachine product I have that works equally as well, paddle belt attachment (I prefer the BT).
El Paso might do a custom job, but it will cost you (they are well worth it though).
0905 hours here at the moment.
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Sorry about the photo quality, I wanted to catch it in natural light, but only got home from work (9pm here).
I need to take some better ones and keep them on file.




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thank you VERY much for posting the pictures. I purchased and returned a Black Dog because it only had one point that really held the gun. The holster angled the butt out away from the body in a "gunslinger" style that would be fine, even good for the range but terrible for field use. Since it's designed to hold a scoped Ruger the whole front is open and there's just too little holster holding the Gun.

Your Bladetech looks a lot better. Could you take one more picture to show the front edge of the holster with the gun in it and another close up of the belt attachment?

This looks more secure and like it holds the gun closer to the body which would be good. The other KEY point is no part of the holster goes highter up on the gun than the rear of the ejection port. This means my Burris Fastfire would sit "above" the holster and not interfere with it.

Looks very good. Where do you recommend bying a Bladetech from?

Thanks again for helping out with the pics!!
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I will try to get some for you during the day, work pending.
I bought all mine direct from BladeTech, don't know if they are cheaper anywhere else.
Can you PM me an email address and I will send the pics there?
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