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Our offer includes 115 designs of Detective Special - 3" holster with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.

Our Detective Special - 3"   holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Ankle, Appendix, Concealed Carry, Cross Draw, Drop Leg, Duty, Light & Laser Bearing, Paddle, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Speedloader, Other (Molle, Pocket, ...) holster designs.

Detective Special - 3" holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of .

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About Colt Detective Special - 3"

Colt’s Manufacturing Company (CMC) represents one of the most famous American guns manufacturers, respected and well known worldwide. Sam Colt established the first Colt’s factory in England in 1851. Few years later, he managed to expand also to American continent and factory was founded in Hartford, in Connecticut. In 1891, Colt came into a contract with John Browning, when long and profitable relationship started.

The Colt Detective Special 3" model was firstly introduced on the gun market in 1927. It was the first short-barreled revolver in production with a modern “swing-out” frame. It was designed to be a used primarily as a concealable pocket revolver and as the name suggests used by plainclothes detectives.The Colt Detective Special 3 inch barrel .38 revolver is known although as “snub-nosed”, “snubbie”, or “belly guns” due to its typical shape. The Colt Detective Special was a weapon popularly used by police before the pistols replaced the revolvers. It was used as an off duty gun, backup weapon or within shooting sports, and for a personal defense.

Gun Facts

  • Gun type: Revolver
  • Barrel Length: 3"
  • Caliber: 38
  • Width: 1.4"
  • Height: 4.9"
  • Length: 7.75"
  • Frame: D-Frame
  • Hammer: Yes
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What Makes a Great Colt Detective Special - 3" Holster

A perfect Detective Special - 3" holster holds your firearm without the need of a retention strap. The natural retention of each material takes care of it and you can even hold the scabbard upside down without the firearm falling of. Or you can rely on the retention strap which can have several levels of retention. Another treat of a great Detective Special - 3" gunholster are smooth edges on the outside.This way the holster stays protected from abrasions, scratches or any other intrusive surfaces that it may stumble upon. A perfect finish of a holster is another feature. A Detective Special - 3" holster keeps dust, moisture and water away. Taking care of your holster is a important thing and there are many options including break-in or adjustment.

Detective Special - 3" holsters can come in a large variety of materials and carry styles that will allow you a easy draw and re-holstering while being comfortable at all times. We offer Leather, Nylon Detective Special - 3" holsters. You can choose between IWB, OWB, Ankle, Appendix, Concealed Carry, Cross Draw, Concealment Bag, Drop Leg, Duty, Light & Laser Bearing, Paddle, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Speedloader, Other (Molle, Pocket, ...) holster designs for Detective Special - 3"


Accessories For Your Colt Detective Special - 3" Holster

Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.

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