Grizzly Tuff is now a separate company,
offering their line of holsters on their own web site: www.grizzlytuff.com.
Rob Leahy is no longer offering them, and is not associated
with their excellent products.
For the past couple of years, I have been using
some very good leather holsters from Simply Rugged Holsters
in Alaska. Simply Rugged holsters are hand-crafted from quality
leather by Rob Leahy, owner and head honcho of Simply
Rugged. Readers of Gunblast have seen his products before. His
designs are durable, practical, and very reasonably
Rob has recently started building a very
practical hunting holster that slings the handgun across the
chest of the hunter. This is a very handy and practical way to
carry a hunting handgun, and it should not be confused with a
conventional shoulder holster. While the gun could be slung
under the shoulder with the Grizzly Tuff holster, that is
not the best position to readily access the weapon. Carried in
front of the chest, the handgun is out of the way of a backpack
or slung rifle, and is quickly accessed when needed. The Grizzly
Tuff holster is built of black nylon material, and is both
durable and impervious to wet and miserable weather. The holster
is attached to the harness at three points, which are adjustable
to suit the needs of the wearer. The harness straps are also
adjustable to fit a wide range of body sizes, which also makes
it adaptable to wearing in any weather, with any type of
clothing, from bare skin to the heaviest of winter coats.
The holster also has belt loops, should the wearer choose that
method of carry.
I have been wearing the Grizzly Tuff holster
while doing a variety of chores. It is very comfortable to wear
while riding on an ATV, tractor, or in a pickup. I also wore the
holster while seeding a couple of food plots back in the woods,
and the holstered gun never got in the way, and was
well-protected from brush, briars, limbs, me, and the weather.
In addition to holding the handgun, the Grizzly
Tuff holster also carries under a secure flap additional ammo or
magazines, depending upon the firearm for which it is built. The
holster sent to me was specified to fit the Ruger
five and one-half inch Bisley model, but is well-suited
to accommodate a wide variety of other arms as well. In addition
to fitting the Bisley, I tried the holster with a Freedom
Arms Model 83 .500 Wyoming Express revolver, a couple of
1911 .45 Auto pistols, a USFA Single Action Army
revolver, a couple of Ruger .22 auto pistols, and several other
handguns, all of which fit securely in the Grizzly Tuff holster.
It even worked perfectly for carrying my little .22 Charter
Pocket Target scoped revolver that once belonged to one of my
all-time favorite writers; the legendary Hal Swiggett.
Rob builds the Grizzly Tuff holster for the
|S&W 3"-8 3/8th
K, L, N & X frames
|Ruger Black Hawks, Old
& New Vaqueros, Red Hawks and Super Red Hawks
|Colt Single and Double
|Most Service size
Autoloaders 1911, Browning Glock, CZ, Beretta, etc.
|The Grizzly (Of Course)
|The Auto Mag
In addition to these, Rob will build the holster
to fit just about any handgun made. Just ask him. He can do it.
Right or left-handed, revolver, single shot, or auto pistol, he
can accommodate. They are hand built, one at a time, and his
price is very reasonable. Also, his shipping charges are
downright cheap. For a practical, handy, reliable, and
tough hunting holster, the Grizzly Tuff holster is hard to beat.
I highly recommend it.
To look at the Grizzly Tuff and other Simply
Rugged products online, or to order any of Rob Leahy’s
products, go to: www.simplyrugged.com.
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