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Old 04-28-2018, 4:46 PM
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Default Left-hand hip holster - S&W 63-5 w/3"

I recently ordered a S&W 63-5 j-frame .22 with a 3" barrel, and was wondering what left-hand, OWB hip holsters would work with it.

I found one that said it would work with the Model 63, but I wasn't clear if the 63 and newer 63-5 were the same size and dimensions. I'm also not sure how much of a difference caliber makes between models. The model I found didn't mention anything about caliber.

This is one I found on Opticsplanet: Bianchi 7001 AccuMold Thumbsnap Holster
(I'm leaving the link out until I'm sure I'm allowed to include one in my posts).

I'm guessing that if it's advertised to fit a wide range of pistols, it's likely to be OK, so long as they're at least slightly similar to each other.

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm really new to holsters and know nothing about how flexible they are to slight changes / differences in pistol design.

The one I found is said to fit S&W's SP101, 640, 63, 31, 34, 36, 37, 40, 442, 60, 642, etc. etc.

My guess would be that since it fits the SP101, a very similar design to the 63-5, it should be fine.

I just like to hear it from someone "in the know".


Edit: I'm a clod. I just noticed that I can ask a question on the Opticsplanet website.

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Old 04-28-2018, 5:51 PM
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Ask this company:
https://www.simplyrugged.com/

or here:
https://epsaddlery.com/

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Old 04-28-2018, 10:47 PM
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I recently ordered a S&W 63-5 j-frame .22 with a 3" barrel, and was wondering what left-hand, OWB hip holsters would work with it.

I found one that said it would work with the Model 63, but I wasn't clear if the 63 and newer 63-5 were the same size and dimensions. I'm also not sure how much of a difference caliber makes between models. The model I found didn't mention anything about caliber.

This is one I found on Opticsplanet: Bianchi 7001 AccuMold Thumbsnap Holster
(I'm leaving the link out until I'm sure I'm allowed to include one in my posts).

I'm guessing that if it's advertised to fit a wide range of pistols, it's likely to be OK, so long as they're at least slightly similar to each other.

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm really new to holsters and know nothing about how flexible they are to slight changes / differences in pistol design.

The one I found is said to fit S&W's SP101, 640, 63, 31, 34, 36, 37, 40, 442, 60, 642, etc. etc.

My guess would be that since it fits the SP101, a very similar design to the 63-5, it should be fine.

I just like to hear it from someone "in the know".


Edit: I'm a clod. I just noticed that I can ask a question on the Opticsplanet website.

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Are you looking for leather or kydex?
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Are you looking for leather or kydex?
Whatever's cheapest.

The one I mentioned above is about $32. I figure I'm not likely to ever use it, so I don't want to spend a bundle on it.
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Actually, I'd like to find one of the black, nylon holsters with a clip on the back so I can quickly and easily attach it to my belt, and it would be nice if it had a thumb break.

I'm OK with it costing up to $50 or $60.

Understandably, most are right-hand only. Sometimes it sucks being left handed.

Leather would OK too, I guess.

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Old 05-09-2018, 3:37 PM
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Actually, I'd like to find one of the black, nylon holsters with a clip on the back so I can quickly and easily attach it to my belt, and it would be nice if it had a thumb break.

I'm OK with it costing up to $50 or $60.

Understandably, most are right-hand only. Sometimes it sucks being left handed.

Leather would OK too, I guess.
Some of those nylon ones are ambidextrous. Just change the clip to the other side. I have one for my SP101.
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