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S&W Revolver Holster Question

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Modeler, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Hi all,

    I will soon take possession of a S&W 65-3 with a 4" barrel. The model 65 is a stainless version of the Model 13, which is itself the .357 magnum version of the Model 10 K-Frame .38 special.

    My question: Will any holster designed for a 4" K-Frame revolver fit this gun? I assume the frame is somewhat beefed up from the standard K-Frame to handle the larger .357 magnum cartridge, does that beefing up affect holster fit?
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    do it simple. take the gun in a have the holster fitted to the gun
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I e-mailed Galco yesterday, their response was that any of their holsters designed for a K-Frame (the specifically list the Model 10 and the Model 66) will fit my gun.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It's the same gun. My wife has carried the 3 inch version for decades. With a 4 inch barrel you likely will want a belt slide non-IWB type, or a shoulder holster
     
  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks Blitz. I'm a fan of the Galco Combat Master, it worked well with my Glock 19.
     
  6. SKIPPER99

    SKIPPER99 Peck, Id Member

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    a k frame is a k frame is a k frame they are all the same with the only difference being barrel length
     
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  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Thanks tits, it's remarkably uncommon nowadays. It's actually a Dave Ramsey quote, sort of a code that's only recognized by other Dave fans ;)