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Author Topic: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame  (Read 1919 times)

Offline Westside88

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Like the title says Diamond D or Gunfighters inc for a S&W 629? Who has experience? Have you tried both? I was ready to buy the gunfighters, but I sure like the retention on the Diamond D and maybe the protection too. Iím sure they are both quality, just curious about otherís experiences

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2023, 05:37:40 PM »
Like the title says Diamond D or Gunfighters inc for a S&W 629? Who has experience? Have you tried both? I was ready to buy the gunfighters, but I sure like the retention on the Diamond D and maybe the protection too. Iím sure they are both quality, just curious about otherís experiences

Tag. Was looking at both of these as well

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2023, 08:03:16 PM »
Tagging as well. 

I have a the Gen 1 Kenai for a Ruger Super Redhawk 454 casull and love it.  I hear the the upgrades make it even better.  Retention is not an issue....I can and have ridden motorcycles, quads, horses, ect. and my pistol is not falling out unless I grab and pull.  With all that said, I love leather!!  I am in the market for another chest holster for a Glock and keep looking at the diamond K....just don't know anything about them. 

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2023, 08:18:46 PM »
I'm thinking maybe there's more than one company called Diamond D in Alaska. Diamond D Leather and Diamond D outdoors seem to be different. Different websites, different contact emails. This is the one I was looking at

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2023, 08:28:32 PM »
I'm not a cordura / nylon fan.  Leather or kydex would be my pic.  Between the two you show...the gunfighters would be my choice no questions ask.   :tup:


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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2023, 08:39:42 PM »
I'm not a cordura / nylon fan.  Leather or kydex would be my pic.  Between the two you show...the gunfighters would be my choice no questions ask.   :tup:

Thanks for your input on Kydex. I donít have a Kydex holster and retention is my main concern. I like the idea of grab when needed, no straps to fumble with

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2023, 08:42:39 PM »
I'm not a cordura / nylon fan.  Leather or kydex would be my pic.  Between the two you show...the gunfighters would be my choice no questions ask.   :tup:

Thanks for your input on Kydex. I donít have a Kydex holster and retention is my main concern. I like the idea of grab when needed, no straps to fumble with

You should find someone close that has a gunfighters inc holster and feel their retention.   You will be very surprises.  I wish I could post a video on here....I would take my ruger super redhawk and turn it upside down and shake it vigorously with 100% confidence it isn't falling out.  You won't be disappointed. 

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2023, 08:53:34 PM »
I have a smith-Wesson 500 with a scope and just purchased the kenai scoped hunter from gunfighters inc. it is kydex with outer fabric. It holds the revolver very solid and does not move. It is a heavy pistol and the harness distributes the weight very well.
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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2023, 11:18:07 PM »
I have a gunfighter for my 6" judge.   You can pull it with one hand, but it's not falling out.   It really seems to lock in there.    I hated to carry that large gun on my hip, the gunfighter chest harness was a game changer.

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2023, 07:10:45 AM »
If youíre looking at Kydex - also check out Hosking Holsters out of Lewiston idaho- I have 3 of Mattís holsters and retention is definitely not an issue.
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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2023, 07:31:54 AM »
I'm thinking maybe there's more than one company called Diamond D in Alaska. Diamond D Leather and Diamond D outdoors seem to be different. Different websites, different contact emails. This is the one I was looking at

Same address with different phone numbers. I have the leather version and love it for backpacking.

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2023, 07:47:42 AM »
Not to jump on the thread - but I do have the above posted Diamond D Denali holster I am looking to get rid of. PM me for any details as to not sidetrack this thread.

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2023, 08:24:14 AM »
I have a Diamond D leather chest holster for my S&W 627 5" and love it.  After a few years of using it, I later added a red dot and cut little slits in the holster on either side to accommodate it. The nice thing about leather is you can get away with doing that compared to a cordura holster.   But it's worked well for me for years and been on many backcountry trips.   




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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2023, 11:07:56 AM »
Finally got around to ordering the Gunfighters inc. theyíre upfront about extended lead times, so hoping by late summer Iíll have it for riding the mountain bike

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Re: Diamond D -Denali or Gunfighters inc- Kenai for S&W N frame
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2023, 06:45:13 AM »
I have both.  The biggest drawback with kydex for me is how loud it is when you draw and holster the gun. 
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