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SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER

Price: $49.00
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  • SUMMARY

    Hybrid leather-synthetic design
    Converts for right or left hand use
    Strongside or crossdraw
    Layered ballistic nylon/closed cell foam/packcloth construction
    Top grain steerhide "exoskeleton"
    Reversible retention strap

  • DETAIL

    A hybrid design that combines the best elements of leather and synthetic, the Switchback is fully ambidextrous and can be carried in the strongside or crossdraw positions (as shown).

    The main body of the holster is constructed of layered synthetics, beginning with an outer layer of durable black ballistic nylon. Beneath that is closed cell foam that imparts stiffness and sturdiness to the holster body. Finally, a layer of 420 denier gunmetal-colored packcloth lines the holster.

    An ambidextrous “exoskeleton” made of top grain steerhide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strongside or crossdraw positions, for right or left hand draw. The safety strap has a hammer slot (not available on models for single-action revolvers) and is reversible for ambidextrous use.

    Available in black finish.

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Oct 22, 2020
Justin

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Great holster for Ruger Super Blackhawk (4inch)
Great fit. Nice strong side and cross draw options. I like the hybrid leather + fabric. It makes it light but, durable when reinforced with the leather. I really like the black as an option. FWIW, I would buy a full leather version if it were offered in black.
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Oct 14, 2020
Tim

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(5.0 out of 5)
Tim P
I use the Switchback Strongside / Crossdraw holster to carry my Taurus G2C or G19 while on the tractor and when hunting. The Switchback has an adjustable "stay strap" that can be removed, and includes a tension adjustment. Excellent fitment, quality, and craftsmanship.! I've used Galco holsters for many years, they're the best on the market.!
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Oct 8, 2020
Don

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great Holster
This holster is exactly what I was looking for and the quality/feature are better than expected.
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Oct 4, 2020
John

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(5.0 out of 5)
Unbeatable Quality
Craftsmanship excellent and perfect fit right out of the box. I don't mind paying the price for Galco Products, and I own many, because you get a product that will last a lifetime.
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Sep 24, 2020
Don

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(5.0 out of 5)
Exactly what I wanted in a holster
I didn't want to compromise on quality for the holster to carry my S&W 686. I carry it every time I go to town. Protection is critical these days. I wanted a holster that no one could wrestle from me and would secure the hammer. Its exactly what I got. The holster is good looking and my revolver fits it perfectly. The more you wear it the better it gets as it wears in. I will not go anywhere else to by another holster for my other firearms. If you want quality and good looks with functionality buy Galco. You won't be disappointed.
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Sep 23, 2020
Terry
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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback
Love this holster! Great product, great price. I have never had a Galco holster I didn't like and the Switchback is no exception. Quality design, quality materials and quality craftsmanship. What more could one ask for?
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Sep 9, 2020
Larry

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(5.0 out of 5)
Cross Draw
Super holster!!! Fits my revolver perfect.
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Aug 24, 2020
Jon

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(4.0 out of 5)
JonInWA
After reading favorabe reviews, I decided to obtain Switchbacks for my Ruger GP100/Security Six and 4.6" Blackhawk. In actual use, these are a great set of general-purpose holsters, and particularly excel as a crossdraw when driving, seated, horseback/ATV riding, etc. As a general-purpose holster they're a bit bulkier than a specifically-purposed concealment holster, but that function can be reached with judicious outerwear choices. The revolvers are securly gripped, weather with or without the removable/switchable retention strap. Comfort is quite good, and the belt positioning options via the molded slots and/or tunnel and slot provide excellent support for both strongside and crossdraw use. The Switchback provides great utility and an exceptional value, in my opinion. Best, Jon
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Aug 23, 2020
Jim

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(5.0 out of 5)
Smoking Gun.
Excellent holster. Thanks
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Aug 9, 2020
Nathan
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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback
Finally found a crossdraw holster I can use for my S&W 19 while berry picking in Black Bear country. WISH it was made for my CZ 75 compact and/or my Colt 1911 Officers Model. (hint hint)
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Aug 7, 2020
Bob

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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback holster
I have only worn the holster as a cross draw in my pickup and on my mower and have found it to be comfortable and accessible from both sitting positions as well as standing/walking. Will be visiting your online catalogue again soon.
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Aug 5, 2020
Bradley

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(5.0 out of 5)
Versatile, well made
The SWICTHBACK is is not my primary holster for a Ruger GP100 357; it is an excellent choice for situational requirements demanding more flexibility. It is a versatile, well made, quality product, and reasonably priced. Though backordered, it arrived without much delay. Thank you GALCO!
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Jul 29, 2020
Bud

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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback Belt Holster
Bought two of these. One for a PPQM2 and the other for a HKP30sk. They are a good fit and comfortable to wear. Would definitely recommend. My normal carry is shoulder holster.
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Jul 29, 2020
hunter
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(5.0 out of 5)
holster
excellent holster and its ambidexterous
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Jul 20, 2020
Edward

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
S&W 686 7-shot
It appears to be good quality. It fits my S&W 686p tightly, the retention strap is tight. I haven't worn it yet.
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Jul 13, 2020
Wallace
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(5.0 out of 5)
Ruger Wrangler
Although I don’t normally carry cross draw, this holster gives me an option for my .22lr plinker.
Very nice fit.
( reminds me to get another COP belt.My current one is still going strong after 16 yrs. but my waist has grown some. Lol )
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Jul 5, 2020
Ron
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(5.0 out of 5)
Black Switchback
Great utilitarian holster for my 4" Model 29 and at a smoking price!
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Jul 2, 2020
John

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(5.0 out of 5)
Exceeded expectations
Fit my revolver perfectly, very well made for the price. Will definitely buy from Galco again.
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Jul 2, 2020
Mark

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(5.0 out of 5)
Holster for 6.6” S&W500
Great customer service. Holster is nice. Works and fits great
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Jul 2, 2020
Dennis

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great GP100 holster
Excellant product, well made, perfect fit for Gp100 3"inch barrel revolver
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Jun 30, 2020
Sheldon

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(5.0 out of 5)
Good Holster
I agree with other reviewers, it is a good holster at a good price. My only regret is that it is not all leather. The holster is a leather/synthetic, I knew that when I ordered it but oh well. The fit and finish is good, and it gets great marks on how I evaluate purchases, which is a price performance curve that I construct in my head. I apply that to most of the items I purchase. I am kind of a numbers guy. I can only review it for something that it is, and for my Alaskan it is perfect. If it was all leather it would have gotten 6 stars out of 5.
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Jun 21, 2020
Robert

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(5.0 out of 5)
Very happy
this holster is everything I have come to expect from Galco, great product and works well with my GP100
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Jun 16, 2020
Clark

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(5.0 out of 5)
Review for Switchback/Strong side holster
I could not be more pleased with my holster. Purchased to use with Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 7.5 inch barrel with the Bisley grip. It fits great and make carrying this giant revolver easy. Thanks Galco for another great product. You're the go to company when needing a great holster. I have several.
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Jun 10, 2020
Gary

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(5.0 out of 5)
Nice price and holster
Bought it on sale for my Taurus 66 6”.The fit is great .
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May 17, 2020
Ralph

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(4.0 out of 5)
Switchback Strongside/crossdraw Belt Holster
I (was) working as a window cleaner and I would wear my squeegee on the right. That was my main reason for wanting a good cross draw holster. The Switchback fills that bill very nicely. It is a good, snug fit for My MC1sc, keeps it in place on my hip and out of the way and within easy reach.
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May 17, 2020
Ed
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(5.0 out of 5)
Strong side/cross draw holster
Great holster for both cross draw and strong side carry. Like it!
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Apr 30, 2020
Don
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(5.0 out of 5)
Awesome!
Love the holster! I use as a cross draw and my Taurus 66 4 in fits in nicely. It is a little snug but hopefully will loosen a little with use. For the price it can't be beat.
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Apr 26, 2020
bruce.b

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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback holster
just received my switchback holster for my S&W 500 and it fits great. Easy to carry , and a great price. Galco makes great products, and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
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Apr 14, 2020
Pete

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(5.0 out of 5)
Very Nice
I got the switchback for a ruger 357 magnum speed six n am quite impressed..fits gun perfect n is made quite nice...very nice Galco,a pleasure doing business with u. Definitely well made
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Apr 13, 2020
Richard
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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback Holster
I bought this for my S&W 627 revolver. This is an 8 shot .357 magnum revolver which is quite large and heavy. The holster fits the gun with no adjustments or break-in period. The holstered gun sits tight to the body and with the right cover garment will not print. It's one of the best holsters I've ever bought and you can't beat the price. It's as good or better than many of the expensive leather holsters I've bought from the old-line manufacturers.
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Mar 24, 2020
Len

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(5.0 out of 5)
None
Purchased for my Taurus G2C. Could not be happier , it is a great product.
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Mar 22, 2020
David

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Strongside/crossdraw holster
My holster is perfect for my Taurus G2c ! I have five Galco holsters and all are top quality and appearance!!
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Mar 16, 2020
J.
Verified Buyer
Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Nice Holster
Fits my S&W 586 4" like a glove...just a few adjustments of the tension screw and an overnight break-in of the leather. Not at all bulky, so I can conceal in cross-draw or open carry strong side.
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Feb 16, 2020
Wayne

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(5.0 out of 5)
switchback strongside/ cross draw belt holster
I have at least a half dozen Galco holsters, all are excellent quality, the Switchback is no different. Fits my S&W 500 perfectly. Thanks Galco
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Jan 16, 2020
B

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Great Customer Service
Bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He felt it was to small so he called to find out how to return. He was told that leather sometimes needs to be broken in like a baseball glove. He was given a few tips on breaking and it worked perfectly.
He loves it.
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Jan 6, 2020
Bob

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Short barrel
Bought this holster for my nephew. He's carrying a Ruger Alaskan short barrel and he's very happy with the holster
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Jan 5, 2020
Bob

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(5.0 out of 5)
Great
I purchased this as a hunting or field holster for my S&W 629 Mountain Gun, as it gives extra security and protection compared to my leather ones with thumb breaks. Also, I'm left handed, but usually a right handed shooter, so along with the cross drawn options I couldn't ask for more. When I'm ready to give it up, I have one daughter and one son that could handle this gun, and by fate they're lefty - righty too. Next, I'm going to buy one for my S&W 66 Combat Magnum
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Dec 17, 2019
Roger

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(5.0 out of 5)
I have been hunting for a holster that could be used strong or weak side. I found it, looks great, feels great and holds the we
To carry a side arm weapon while hiking or hunting . This is strong an easy to excess holster and protects you and the weapon. Thanks Roger
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Nov 21, 2019
Robert

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback strongside holster
I was searching for a quality holster for my Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull. The switchback from Galco is an excellent holster for a great price. If you are looking for a quality holster for a great price look no further than Galco.
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Oct 9, 2019
Billy

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback
This is the only holster that I could find to carry my Taurus Raging Bull and I am completely satisfied with it as well as all my other Galco holsters !
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Oct 6, 2019
Ross

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(5.0 out of 5)
NW Wisconsin
This holster is top quality and at a reasonable price. I am using it for my Colt Diamondback 2.5 inch revolver. Love the smooth interior for this special blue revolver. It, also, fits my Smith and Wesson Model 65 3 inch .357 revolver.
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Sep 26, 2019
Bruce

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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback Holster
Outstanding holster especially for the price. Such great quality for so little money. Hard to find in todays market.
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Aug 26, 2019
Mark
Verified Buyer
Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback holster
I can’t tell you how many nylon holsters I’ve tried over the years, most being the kind that are supposed to fit more than one gun. Why would I put a 3” revolver into a 4” holster? I recently ordered a Galco Switchback for my new Ruger GP-100 7 shot 3”. I was impressed (but not surprised as I’ve been using and recommending Galco ever since they were known as Jackass Leather) with the quality of this holster. Not at all like the usual throwaway nylon holsters you see everywhere. Not a concealment holster, I bought this for hiking-camping. Right or left strongside, or crossdraw. The retention strap is reversible. The gun fits into this holster perfectly. I’ll be using this holster for years to come.
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Aug 7, 2019
Bob

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(5.0 out of 5)
Holster
Being left handed certainly limits your holster buying options. This holster worked perfect for me.
It goes inside or outside the belt. Nice material. It doesn’t feel like it’s rubbing on the gun.
Galco had fast shipping . Thanks Galco
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Aug 4, 2019
George
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Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback holster
An excellent product! Very well made, appears to be a very durable holster and will see lots of service on either hip. I have the 3 inch and the 4 inch version, love them both.
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Jul 21, 2019
Ken

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
excellent product
As a first time buyer I was apprehensive about my purchase. Once I got to try it all that went away. My purchase was well worth the price excellent build quality I will have this for a long time this is not a one size fits all holster my gp100 6 inch fits great. this is a great holster and being able to carry strong side or cross draw gives a lefty like me many more options than I had before. If you want a holster that works look no further than galco
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Jul 10, 2019
William

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(5.0 out of 5)
Switchback holster
Excellent holster. Fits Taurus 4 inch
357, Tracker.
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Jun 25, 2019
David

Review for SWITCHBACK STRONGSIDE/CROSSDRAW BELT HOLSTER
(5.0 out of 5)
Excellent quality
Fits my S&W Model 64 and 686 perfectly,great quality and looks sharp.
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