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Adam12
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February 25, 2023 - 11:28 pm
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Did DW ever endorse branded holsters with their name on the back? If so any idea who made them?

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February 26, 2023 - 8:08 pm
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"endorse"?  I have a Bianchi 6" holster that has DW stamped on it for the size of the gun; this was bought for a S&W 657 as a gift for me.  Not a perfect fit for the S&W. It is a DW .44 fit.

 

I remember seeing a pic of a DW shoulder holster for a large frame DW?.  It swiveled down when unsnapped so you could draw the gun more horizontal.  Nice looking bit of leather.

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February 27, 2023 - 9:48 am
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Leonard thank you.

I am looking at a holster branded for the DW just do not know if it is large or small frame?

The number on the back is SPT97-S6.

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I don't know about your number but DW in Norwich sold  holsters. They were offered in their brochures. They are distinctively marked DW. There is no other makers name. I have a Supermag Holster, 6" VH, that swivels  back when you sit down. I suppose you could draw it at adjustable angles but there is no way to secure a specific angle. I stole mine for $100, as new in Original package. The price when new was more than that. I also have a small frame DW Holster. There were 4 or 5 models offered. In 12 years I have only seen several for sale. If that is what you see, grab it fast. Especially a swivel Holster. It would work with a large frame 44 too. 

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March 1, 2023 - 12:34 am
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Here is the information I have on Dan Wesson holsters, it was from an ebay auction a while ago and has all the model numbers and sizes.

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March 1, 2023 - 5:48 am
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Excellent info here!!!!

If this page isn't in the archives it should put in there.

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Gentlemen Thank you!

From the brochure I have a rt hand hip holster for a 6".

I took your advice Ole Dog and bought it for $42.00.

I agree when am I going to see another one?

I will post pics soon.

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Very nice!  Looks like one holster could fit both V and VH shrouds?

Diamond D Leather out of Wasilla, AK, will make holsters for DW in either V or VH fit.  They call it Half or Full Lug.  BUT they will never have that beautiful DW stamp on them!

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LeonardC said
Very nice!  Looks like one holster could fit both V and VH shrouds?

Diamond D Leather out of Wasilla, AK, will make holsters for DW in either V or VH fit.  They call it Half or Full Lug.  BUT they will never have that beautiful DW stamp on them!

  

Didn't know that DW ever had a line of holsters. I am going to start looking for them. 

Do you own any of the Diamond D holsters? I am tempted to buy one.

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Good luck on the search. In 10 years I have seen only 3 or 4 for sale and I have 2 of them. However, it is better to be lucky than good. 

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Here's my 4" 744 in a couple of different holsters. I primarily use them for IDPA competition shooting so my opinions are definitely skewed toward that.

Diamond D holster, really well built and rides low on the waist. Not great for IDPA because the retention strap cannot be temporarily removed.
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Simply Rugged holster, rides much higher than Diamond D which is nice and only has a friction fit. Re-holstering can a little tricky since the holster wants to flatten itself.
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Safariland 568 holster, originally designed for N frame Smith and Wesson revolvers but adding a few extra spacers lets a Dan Wesson fit very nicely. Hybrid of leather and kydex that retains its shape. Unfortunately discontinued these days and is my standard holster for IDPA competition shooting.
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I have a Diamond D Alaska Guide shoulder holster for my DW44-8V.  It's very comfortable.  I've carried it for up to 8 hours on the range without a problem.  The gun looks HUGE all wrapped up in leather and wearing its combat grip.  A young man asked me what kind of gun it was..."Thats a Dan Wesson .44 Magnum!"

The Wife has the same holster for her S&W329.  She likes it and lets me use it every now and then.  The nice lady at their shop helped her get it adjusted so it will work for her.  I don't tweek those adjustments when I'm using it.

The above holsters are leather and made to fit that specific gun.

I also have one of their "synthetic" shoulder holsters for a Ruger SRH .480.  It carries well and fits the "any weather any time" need.  It is more one size fits several guns, but it fits well enough; the "padding" seems to form to the gun a bit over time.

My Dan Wessons and leather holsters don't get to play in the rain and snow any more.

Diamond D makes a very nice leather hip holster (Alaska Hunter?).  Some day I'll have some extra $ and I'll have them make me one for DW44-4VH.  I plan on getting the flap to help protect the gun. $$$

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A 1980 ish George Lawrence holster and belt for a DW model 9 or 15 with target grips and 6" barrel.  George Lawrence sold holsters for DW models 8 and 14 standard grips / 9 and 15 target grips with barrel lengths of 2 1/2", 4", 6" and 8".

 

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Etrier said
A 1980 ish George Lawrence holster and belt for a DW model 9 or 15 with target grips and 6" barrel.  George Lawrence sold holsters for DW models 8 and 14 standard grips / 9 and 15 target grips with barrel lengths of 2 1/2", 4", 6" and 8".

 

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To see that beautiful blued metal on the rock...... hurts !!!!

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March 18, 2023 - 9:34 pm
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My Father had a George Lawrence holster for his K22.  Basketweave and had braided lacing on the edge; very nice rig.  The matching ammo pouch was squared off and held 2 boxes of 50 rounds one on top of the other.

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