For roaming the woods – or for a holster that can quickly be “donned” for any sort of action – I prefer a shoulder holster. I don’t use the concealed carry type holster for my hunting guns, I like something like the 1940 Tanker holster by El Paso Saddlery that works so well with my 1911 semi-autos. This holster hangs around the hunter’s neck and over one shoulder, and can be further secured to a waist belt. Getting the gun off the belt makes it much “handier” when riding a tractor or any type of ATV where a hand gun might be helpful. I think there IS a Tanker holster made for revolvers, but I have not been able to get my hands on one.
Since I recently added the old Herter’s .44 to my arsenal, I wanted/needed something to carry it in, and selected to bandoleer style rig from Hunter’s for the task. The Herter’s is a bit bulkier than my Ruger Super Blackhawks, and is a tight fit in this holster – but that is good, as it will “wear’ in just right.
Obviously, this is also a good holster for a “BBQ Gun”!
Hunter’s leather quality is not fancy, but certainly good enough for a working holster. The price is very reasonable, and it is well constructed. I expect to get many pleasant miles of comfortable woods carry from this one!