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Old 02-28-2013, 13:25   #1
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Remora for 6-inch Model 29

I recently acquired a 6-inch S&W Model 29, and it has fast become my favorite firearm. Although I originally purchased the revolver for hiking/woods carry, I've become interested (obsessed?) with trying to make it work as a concealed carry weapon.

First, I bought a Simply Rugged Pancake holster, with which I am pretty happy. Unfortunately, it won't suffice as a CCW holster because the length of the holster falls below my natural "shirt line."

From time to time, for short periods, I have had great success with this gun employing "Mexican carry." Despite the size and weight of the gun, I've found that the length of the barrel actually adds some stability with this method. This got me thinking about other IWB methods. The problem is that most traditional IWB holsters seem too thick-- with a gun this size, there's just not a lot of extra room to go around.

So I started thinking Remora. After all, the Remora holster is, in some sense, simply a more advanced form of Mexican carry. I called the company up, and although they don't normally produce a holster for my gun, I was thrilled to learn that they would make a custom model for a very small additional price.

Perhaps I'm crazy, but if this works, it will be a perfect solution: slim, versatile, secure, and affordable.

I'll report back later. In the meantime, thoughts?
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Old 02-28-2013, 14:58   #2
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Awesome - carrying a 6-inch S&W M29. You will have the final say in any SD situation. No bullets being deflected by a rib or vertebra.
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Old 02-28-2013, 17:39   #3
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I have a Remora for my G19 and that is the largest weapon I've carried like that. Although it was secure and comfortable, I would be seriously interested in how such a large pistol as you have works. I truly think that if you find a "sweet spot" in belt tightness it might work surprisingly well. I just worry about too tight belt compromising your draw. But it'll be secure!
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Old 02-28-2013, 20:38   #4
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Is that a six inch model 29 or are you just happy to see me?
I can't imagine trying to conceal a six inch.
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Old 02-28-2013, 22:19   #5
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I can't imagine trying to conceal a six inch.
If you're not long-waisted it's a little tough on the draw.

On thing I think will be nice about the Remora is the quick change from strong-side carry to cross-draw when in the car.
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I have a Remora for my G19 and that is the largest weapon I've carried like that.
Whether reasonable or not, I've always been skeptical of using a Remora for a safety-less semi-auto. Just feels safer with the long trigger pull of a revolver. I think my rule of thumb is I wouldn't use a Remora for anything I wouldn't pocket or Mexican carry.

But maybe once I learn to trust it I'd change my mind.
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Old 02-28-2013, 22:26   #7
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I had one made for a Ruger Blackhawk 4.625 in.

Don't have the gun anymore, but I still have the holster. It worked great.

It even worked with pocket carry with Khakis. LOL

It was cool drawing that gun out of my front pocket.

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It even worked with pocket carry with Khakis. LOL

It was cool drawing that gun out of my front pocket.

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It would be worth it to have special pockets made!
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Is that a six inch model 29 or are you just happy to see me?
I can't imagine trying to conceal a six inch.
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