Colt Detective Holsters

The Colt Detective Special is a carbon steel framed double-action short-barreled revolver, a class of firearms known to gun enthusiasts as "snubnosed", "snubbies", or "belly guns". As the name "Detective Special" suggests, this class of gun was used as a concealed weapon by plainclothes police detectives. When it was introduced in 1927, the Detective Special was unlike anything on the market at the time, prior concealable revolvers were either of "break top" design and chambered for comparatively weak and low-powered cartridges, or were larger revolvers customized by shortening the barrel and grip frame. The Detective Special was the first premium grade swing-out revolver designed from the outset to be carried concealed and capable of chambering the .38 Special, a high powered cartridge in the 1920s.

The Detective Special is by design a shortened and somewhat streamlined Colt Police Positive Special, sharing that revolver's slim 'D' size frame and six round capacity. It is a smaller revolver than the Official Police and the Smith & Wesson 'K' frame revolvers, such as the S&W Model 10; however, it is slightly larger than the five-shot 'J' frame Smith & Wesson revolvers that were introduced in the 1950s. During the 30's and 40's the Detective Special was one of the most popular and well respected concealable sidearms, and many were used as props in numerous Film Noir classics, as well as lesser detective dramas for television and film. It defined and evinced in many ways the quintessential concealed revolver of the period, and remains one of the few small ‘packable’ wheelguns which “offers an extra sixth round of protection.

Safariland Model 19 Leather Colt Holster Detective Concealed Carry
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Shoulder Gun Holster Right Hand COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL W Free Trigger Lock 205R
Shoulder Gun Holster Right Hand COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL W Free Trigger Lock 205R $16.09
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SHOULDER GUN HOLSTER COLT DETECTIVE SPECIALCAMOW FREE TRIGGER LOCK 205C
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ANKLE Conceal Holster COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL W FREE GUN CLEANING KIT 706 L
ANKLE Conceal Holster COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL W FREE GUN CLEANING KIT 706 L $16.09
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DESANTIS The Nemesis Pocket Holster
DESANTIS The Nemesis Pocket Holster $25.99
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DESANTIS Super Fly Pocket Holster
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DESANTIS Pro Stealth Inside The Waistband Holster
DESANTIS Pro Stealth Inside The Waistband Holster $38.99
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Colt Detective Special 2 in Barrel 6 shot revolver OWB NO shield R H Black
Colt Detective Special 2 in Barrel 6 shot revolver OWB NO shield R H Black $40.45
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Azula Leather In The Pants IWB Concealment Holster CCW For Choose Color
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Galco IWB Holster for Colt Detective Special Similar Size Revolvers
Galco IWB Holster for Colt Detective Special  Similar Size Revolvers $12.49 (1 Bid)
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RH Black Don Hume H715M W C Clip On IWB Holster Colt Detective Special 2
RH Black Don Hume H715M W C Clip On IWB Holster Colt Detective Special 2 $26.50
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AZULA Leather 1 Slot OWB Belt Concealment Gun Holster CCW ForChoose Gun Model
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Bucheimer Detective B37A 75W Leather Basketweave RH Holster 45 Govt Mk IV Auto
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DeSantis Pocket Tuk Pocket Holster Right Natural Colt Detective 111NAN3Z0
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Colt Detective Special 25 IWB Inside Conceal OWB Outside Combo Holster
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Colt Detective Special 25 Nylon IWB Inside Conceal Holster MADE IN USA
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Colt Detective Special 25 Small of Back SOB Conceal IWB Holster MADE IN USA
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Colt Detective Special 25 Nylon OWB Outside Carry Belt Holster w Rd Loops
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Colt Detective Special 25 Nylon Horizontal Shoulder Holster w Shell Loops
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New Barsony Black Leather Tuckable IWB Holster Snub 2 22 38 357 41 44 Revolvers
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