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ilsmokepoler's picture
Location: Tinley Park, IL
Joined: 09/07/2009
Posts: 38
Best holster for Contender?

I just bought a Thompson Contender G2 with a 14" barrel in .44 mag. I bought it to use for deer and I am trying to figure out the best type of holster for carrying it all day in the field. In Illinois it is cold during gun season so you can count on having to wear a heavy jacket/bib. There is no concealed carry allowed here so it has to fit over the heavy coat. I generally hunt from a tree stand and I want to be able to reach for my gun while sitting. Also I wear a Hunter Safety System vest which complicates things. Anybody have any suggestions, ideally based on personal experience, about the best way to carry a very large pistol in the field in cold weather? Thanks!

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Location: Western Colorado
Joined: 03/26/2009
Posts: 4423
I have been using a Thompson

I have been using a Thompson Center shoulder holster for years now.  If needed it can be adjusted to where you can wear it over a coat or jacket but you would need to be able to get to a belt since that is where it is anchored on each side of your body.


Uncle Mikes also makes a bandolier style holster that goes up over you head and then crosses over your chest.


I have also seen a couple with a sling on then that go from the grip cap to the forearm attachment screws but I have no idea on where to get one.


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Location: Colorado western slope
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They actually have that

They actually have that system on thier site as well. It doesn't offer any protection but might be a solution if your belt is covered and can't use anything else.


Location: Palmer Ak
Joined: 03/24/2007
Posts: 130
The  Uncle Mikes shoulder

The  Uncle Mikes shoulder holster is my prefrence ,the TC one is to soft and tends to catch the gun.


Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Joined: 01/13/2007
Posts: 363
Grizzly Tuff

Check out grizzlytuff.com. It is my choice for a chest carry of a large handgun.

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