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DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER

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  • Summary
      Premium steerhide
      Adjustable tension unit
      Retention strap with glove-friendly polymer tab
      Can be worn strongside or crossdraw
      Available in tan, black (select fits) and havana brown (select fits)
      Fits belts up to 1 3/4"
      NOTE: Not compatible with red dot optics.
  • Detail
      The DAO™ can be worn strong side or crossdraw at the user’s discretion. The holster employs a retention strap for simplicity and security in the brush. The retention strap has a large polymer tab to aid in snapping and unsnapping with a gloved hand. Tension screw adjustments allow for a custom fit to your revolver.

      Available in tan, black (select fits) and havana brown (select fits). Constructed of premium saddle leather, the DAO fits belts up to 1 3/4".

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Jun 15, 2020
Joseph

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(5.0 out of 5)
Best ever
Awesome product at an awesome price. It came in and I tried it out. I have to say it’s now my favorite holster. When they say it fits like a glove, brother it’s just like a glove. Perfect.
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Jun 15, 2020
Paul

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(5.0 out of 5)
Taurus Judge Holster
If you are reading this yes, you can buy a cheaper holster but my way of thinking is you get what you pay for. This is a very well made holster and will give years of good service. The website was easy to navigate and order. My fear as I searched was those universal holsters they dont hug your gun like one made for your model. So if you care about quality and good service order up the holster you wont be let down.
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Jun 7, 2020
Mike

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(5.0 out of 5)
dao strongside/crossdraw holster
I recently purchased a s&w mod.586 4" revolver and wanted a nice leather holster for it.I decided to give Galco a go and I'm sure glad I did.I wanted the brown but had to settle for"havana"I'm glad the brown was not available because the Havana is beautiful!It took a couple of days of breaking in but now fits like a glove.The quality is unsurpassed as far as I'm concerned.I Liked it so much I purchased another for my Ruger gp-100 6". Shipping was fast.Had the holster within a week. Galcos web site was super easy to navigate.I have many handguns and they all like leather.I'll be back!
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Jun 7, 2020
artshow

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Perfect
Own S&W Model 65-5 Lady Smith 357 mag ss 3" and have not seen a suitable holster since my Bianchi leather holster was lifted during a household move. Then I used the Galco website to determine the Galco holster best fit for it. And this one fits perfectly albeit for a 4" barrel. No problem. And so well made. The dark brown is elegant and less attention-getting than tan or shiny black. Love it.
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May 28, 2020
Dan

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(5.0 out of 5)
Awesome Leather Holster Set
I just purchased a new Colt Python and wanted a nice Leather Holster for it. Galco has a great reputation; so I got on line found what I needed and placed the order. I ordered the Brown Leather DAO Strongside/Cross Draw Holster with a matching Leather Belt and Speed loader leather case. I couldn't wait until they arrived. When they did I put the set together and tried it out. Perfect, they look and function great. My Python fits the holster like a glove. A friend of mine who is also a gun enthusiast stopped by the other day to check it out. He thought it was great, a perfect match for the Colt Python. Thank you GALCO, for making such high quality, functional, great looking products.
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May 26, 2020
James

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(5.0 out of 5)
Outstanding Product and Service
Quality was everything expected from Galco's well-deserved reputation. Shipping was faster than stated and the extras were appreciated, especially the copy of the Constitution. The holster even smells good. On-site chat was necessary and effective in choosing the right product.
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May 22, 2020
DT

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(5.0 out of 5)
High quality workmanship
Although I had to make a best educated guess on sizing as web site was not real clear on my model, it was worth the risk of having to return. It was Galco’s return policy that helped me make the purchase. As it turned out, I could not be more pleased with the perfect fit, comfort, and quality of workmanship ...without having to return. Over the years I have made several Galco purchases, and everything has met time tested expectations in durability. Although pricey, I can not afford a system failure when it absolutely must work; thus, why I’m a repeat customer.
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May 20, 2020
Ryan

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(5.0 out of 5)
Awesome
This is a beautiful Quality holster. Fits my 629 S&W Mountain gun like a glove. Couldn't be happier with it. I haven't worn it cross draw, but strong side its very comfortable, and secure. Gone on a couple hikes with it already. I would Definately buy from Galco again as this is by far the nicest holster I have ever owned, and well worth the money. Ordering and shipping were fast and easy from Galco as well.
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May 17, 2020
David

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(5.0 out of 5)
For My Judge 3"
This is to replace my cheap ($16) holster that I bought the day I bought the revolver. That holster started to fall apart about six months after I bought it. Now with this purchase, I have a high quality holster. I put the Judge in the holster and let it sit for five days. It molded to the firearm perfectly just as the instructions said it would.
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May 17, 2020
Donald

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(5.0 out of 5)
American Holster
Made in America! Need more? Top notch leather, super stitching, superb molding and attention to detail make this product top of the line! Pricing is incredible, you get what you pay for! Buy Galco and be satisfied !
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May 11, 2020
James
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(5.0 out of 5)
Crossdraw for the "Judge" 3"
Have several holsters from Galco. As long as one molds them properly to their firearm, they fit perfect! I use wax paper w/shiny side out to wrap the firearm, force it into the holster and leave it for a week. Molds perfectly. Good job Galco!!
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May 4, 2020
John
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(5.0 out of 5)
Good Quality!
Fits my Ruger Redhawk .44 perfectly which I ordered the holster for. Also works for my Ruger gp100 .357 and S&W 629 .44 as well. A quality product with fast delivery. I would have preferred it in black but this will work very nicely.
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Apr 28, 2020
Judy
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(5.0 out of 5)
Excellent Quality
This fits my S&W .44 magnum 629 6 1/2 inch barrel perfect. Quality is outstanding and I am very pleased with Galco.
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Mar 31, 2020
Jeff

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(5.0 out of 5)
DAO strongside/crossdraw
Well made. Nice looking. Fits my Ruger gp100 nicely. Definitely exactly what I wanted.
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Mar 18, 2020
David
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(5.0 out of 5)
686 holster
A very good holster, My gun fits nice and looks good.
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Feb 27, 2020
Bill

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(5.0 out of 5)
Ruger GP100
Fit my 4" Match GP100 without the need for break in. Excellent quality. Expect a long service life, as with my other Galco leather holsters.
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Feb 27, 2020
Willibald
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(5.0 out of 5)
Top Quality
Top quality workmanship in shape and design. and now the best customer service in sales is excellent support from the beginning to the end of the checkout process.thanks for everything and best regards from austria.
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Feb 11, 2020
Scott

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Excellent Product
The description on the website was accurate and the ordering process went smoothly. I received an order confirmation promptly and status updates through shipping. The product is well constructed and made with materials well suited for the application. The holster fit my weapon perfectly, and the included reference materials provided helpful insights to improve the break-in process. I am very pleased with the purchase.
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Feb 3, 2020
Rich

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(5.0 out of 5)
454 Ruger Alaskan
Was having trouble finding a holster for my revolver, had a friend loan me his. Loved how it fit. Had to buy one for myself. Just need to get a wider belt and I’ll be ready for bear. I will be buying more Galco products in the future.
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Dec 29, 2019
Ron

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(5.0 out of 5)
Quality built
This is my second Galco holster and will not be my last. Very well made. Nice to see this kind of workmanship. Will be purchasing another very soon!
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Nov 14, 2019
Jim

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(5.0 out of 5)
Strongside/crossdraw
Absolutely impeccable quality. It's not often this day & time to see such pride in workmanship. Thank you!
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Nov 3, 2019
John

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(5.0 out of 5)
OWB Holster for Taurus Judge 3"
One of the best fitting off the shelf holsters I've ever purchased. Highly recommend it.
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Sep 29, 2019
DCM

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STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
Very nice holster as always.
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Sep 26, 2019
Patrick

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Pat
Very good, great fit easy to use
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Aug 29, 2019
Balmelli

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Mr.
excellent work
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Aug 25, 2019
Steven

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(5.0 out of 5)
Fantastic
A perfect fitting holster for my Redhawk. 10/10
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Aug 7, 2019
Hugo

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(5.0 out of 5)
Perfect
I'm Police Agent in Brazil (São Paulo), received my holster and using in service. All my colleagues praise and ask where they can buy. It's a success!!!
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Jul 25, 2019
John
Verified Buyer
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Perfect
Arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Very happy with the quality of materials and workmanship. Will buy again.
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Jun 19, 2019
Chris

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(5.0 out of 5)
Love it!
Craftsmanship is awesome and fits perfect. Couldn't be more impressed. Thanks Galco!
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Jun 9, 2019
Craig

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Galco growth
I received my holster knowing that you made wonderful products, and this one did not disappoint. Fit my gun like a glove. Beautifully made. But what I really liked when I opened the shipping carton were the additional items included. A mint, a personally signed note from the order filler, and a very nice history brochure of your company. More companies should take a lesson on your marketing! Great product - great company. Thank you.
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May 13, 2019
Darien

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(5.0 out of 5)
Perfect
It was everything I needed and wanted! Fit my gun like a glove. (686 6 inch) Well worth the money!
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Apr 25, 2019
Hank

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(5.0 out of 5)
Perfect!!
I ordered a DAO for a Governor. It took a couple weeks to ship but it was worth the wait!! The quality and craftsmanship of this holster is exactly why I buy Gallo holster!!
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Apr 1, 2019
John

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(5.0 out of 5)
Holster for Ruger Redhawk 44 Mag 5.5" barrel
Bears in my area are a real concern. I bought this holster to carry my Ruger Redhawk 44 mag for backup while rifle hunting in the backwoods of Oregon. I also purchased the heavy duty matching leather belt and speed loader carrier. The combo is very comfortable, great looking, and practical for this purpose. The cross draw carry position doesn't interfere with my rifle loading or shooting, yet I feel confident that I can access my sidearm quickly and easily in any situation if needed.
The quality of materials, and workmanship is obvious. The leather is neither too thin nor too thick. It is just perfect for the intended purpose. I could not be happier with my purchase. American made with pride!
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Mar 25, 2019
Gary

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Holster for S&W 586-6 and S&W .460 performance center 7.5" barrel
Got my crossdraw holster for my .357 and it fits great also got the Alaskan shoulder holster for a scoped pistol and it fits great I'm happy with both holsters.
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Feb 20, 2019
Norm
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Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Holster for S&W 686 6 inch
I'm very happy with the holster. The gun fits into the holster perfectly. It is exactly what I was hoping for. Excellent quality and great service. I'll enjoy it for many years.
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Jan 23, 2019
William

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(5.0 out of 5)
Holster for my S&W 500 Magnum
This holster is well made.The craftsmanship is excellent.I'm telling friends about it already.Great job Galco!!
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Jan 22, 2019
Patrick

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(5.0 out of 5)
Galco holster for Model #586 S & W .357 4 in.
EXTREMELY well maid product. Quality leather, stitching and finish. Gun fits perfectly. Holster design permits either hip placement (1 side being cross draw) Would highly recommend this product.
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Jan 7, 2019
Robert
Verified Buyer
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(5.0 out of 5)
DAO Holster
This is by far my favorite Holster! It is very comfortable no matter what side I wear it on. Thank you!!!
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Dec 31, 2018
Keith

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great Product
Got this for my S&W 686, fits perfect. Quality and workmanship is great - definitely recommend.
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Dec 30, 2018
Morris

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Absolutely Perfect
Perfect fit! Hangs great on 1.5” belt.
S&W 500 is a heavy but this holster works great!!
Quality is above expectations for the price!
This is a real value!
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Dec 13, 2018
Paul

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(5.0 out of 5)
First Class
Excellent fit -- top quality materials and workmanship.
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Dec 2, 2018
David

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(5.0 out of 5)
Outstanding Product!
I have purchased several Galco products and am pleased with them all. Outstanding fit and finish with a minimal amount of break in needed.
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Oct 23, 2018
Lloyd

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Great product
This is the second holster I have from Galco and they are so comfortable and works just the way they should good products recommend buying one.
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Oct 23, 2018
Rich

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Just Right
I needed a holster that could do both cross draw and conventional, depending on what I was doing (actually if I was carrying a pack or not). This is a very nice holster that takes care of that need. Perfect fit for my Ruger .357 magnum.
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Sep 25, 2018
RetNTX

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Excellent
Usual Galco quality! Fits perfectly as a cross draw holster and retains the S & W 686 with an easily removable strap. Exactly what I was looking for to use in a specific application.
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Sep 18, 2018
HUGO

Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Very well designed and finished!
This is just about the best design that I've found for carrying out in the woods & pastures. I especially like the, "Crossdraw," function. This makes the revolver very accessible in almost every situation. Our bear population is growing exponentially; they regularly raid the fruit trees in the back yard. We've taken to carrying a .454 Casull when we're out & about and this holster is the very best.
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Aug 1, 2018
Rob
Verified Buyer
Review for DAO STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Thanks Galco Team
Excellent Sevice, craftsmanship and the holster fit my Taurus Judge revolver perfectly. Thank you Galco!
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