I was given an old um 84 holster I wear when hunting ( in case I encounter coyotes because I carry a bolt action) my question is does anyone make a snap strap (not thumb break) for this holster or would it have to be custom made?

I stand for the flag and kneel for the cross.

Original Post

They have both OD and black here:



NURSETIM:  "-if you want to Darwin yourself, jump out at me dressed as a clown. I'm to fat to run."


Maskirovka:  "He was shootable, and therefore runthehelloverable."


bjw182005:  "Unfortunately this world is not populated entirely by Lightfighters."


 KOREAMARINE: "It offends them. I enjoy offending them. That's two "happies" for me- none for them!"

The strap I'm looking for is the type used on Uncle Mike's nylon holster that the strap goes over the top and snaps on the side of the holster. I can't post pictures with my cell phone so it's the best I can describe it

I stand for the flag and kneel for the cross.

If I follow from my memory of my old timey Uncle Mikes nylon gunbuckets, same basic concept. Those could be put over the hammer or the back of the frame as you desired based on how installed, etc whereas this is a bit more specific to the hammer area, based on how the holster is cut. 

Here's the M1415 installed, seems similar in concept unless there's a specific reason the stiff release bit on top of the holster will not do for your application. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt


Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

I was going to suggest the M145, which worked fairly well for me when I had to wear the UM84 way back when. I have to ask, what is the advantage of an Uncle Mike's type of strap as opposed to the thumb break? I had (or may still have) an Uncle Mike's holster with that kind of strap that came with a gun I bought. and I never liked it because I could not unsnap it from a good firing grip.


"One of the nice things about being around other soldiers is they will suffer your bullshit gladly, knowing sooner or later you will shut up and listen to theirs." - Jim Morris, War Story


"The military was strange like that. In the middle of the night you run into a major problem that requires you to put your faith in someone you never met before and probably would never see again. But that person knocks himself out to do his job and helps you get on with yours." - Harold W. Coyle, Team Yankee

I was going to say that for your application it sounds like the flap might be the best option.  The draw stroke for the flap vs an old timey over the top and snap on the side is the same.  Both require equal movement and both preclude beginning the draw stroke with a master firing grip.  That being said we are drawing down on coyotes not running a USPSA stage.  

The UM84 was actually a great woods holster.  It covered all but the last 1-2” of the grip and was well padded.  It fit over any belt you could think of.  It did a good job of keeping the dust off especially the later one with the boxed in trigger guard.  If you just wanted a pistol to tag along it did a really good job of retaining it and protecting it.  

I grew to hate the holster throughout my career because I carried it in harms way and it had far been surpassed in that role.  I switched to the Eagle Industries SAS and then to a Safariland SLS during my service time.  I’d actually like to have one now for nicer guns when riding ATV’s or really banging around climbing a tree stand.  I always thought the revolver model would have been pretty good at protecting those Smith target pistols we all like to carry in the woods now and again.  It’s not a bad option for a protective holster.

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Copyright Lightfighter Tactical Forum 2002-2019