Every handgun needs it’s own holster, mostly. I have a canvass shoulder holster made for a scoped revolver that I use alternatively for two scoped .44 mag Super Blackhawks and my .480 Ruger Super Redhawk with an UltraDot red dot sight, because all of them fit well in it, and I rarely carry more than one of the 3 at a time. For my two Blackhawks that don’t carry a scope or red dot sight, however, I need for each to have it’s own holster, as one is a .44 Special Flattop with a 4 5/8″ barrel, the other a .45 Colt with a 7.5″ barrel. These I will usually carry when just “woods walking”, and they will be carried on my belt.

I already had a serviceable holster for the 4 5/8 44 Special, so I began the hunt for a decent holster for the .45 Colt, at a reasonable price.

The holster I selected is a Bianchi 1L “lawman” in tan leather, with a hold-down strap. While not “flashy”, it has the good looks that come with a well done piece of leather, and which is found in all Bianchi products. This one fits my revolver like it was made for it (it WAS!), and should provide me many years of good and faithful service.

The Bianchi Lawman fits the .45 Ruger Blackhawk with a 7.5" barrel perfectly

The Bianchi Lawman fits the .45 Ruger Blackhawk with a 7.5″ barrel perfectly

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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  1. MikeH says:

    Click on the Amazon ad on the same page as the original post, it shows right at $60.00. This is where I bought mine, and their prices are usually about the best. I did not price a holster direct from Bianchi, but other major retailers, like Midway, also sell them.

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