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Old 02-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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Keeping your powder dry

Gentlemen (& of course) Ladies,
I have lived in Alaska for almost thirty years. Before I moved here I often enjoyed shooting my black power revolvers. But, living in S.E. Alaska where it rains as much as 100 plus inches of rain a year, has always made it impossible for me to carry my "sidearms" for protection, or just to carry in the bush. I have carried a few times, but only on dry days. Which is not very often.

So, the question is: "Does anyone know how to keep your powder dry, in a loaded revolver during wet condition?
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. We RV'ed to your fine state for the summer in 2003 and again in 2016.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:28 AM   #3
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Personally, I'd use a Simply Rugged Chesty Puller or Kenai Holster rig with my S&W 629 with some Garrett ammo, but if you must, get a holster with a flap to give your weapon some rain protection!

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Old 02-21-2019, 08:57 AM   #4
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Here's an article on ammunition and water, with some SAAMI info included:

I would assume though, that you mean your black powder revolvers. Beyond keeping them covered under your jacket or poncho, I would recommend a nylon Uncle Mike's type holster. The padding is closed cell foam, which doesn't absorb water. Leather is a real sponge when wet....

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Old 02-22-2019, 11:33 AM   #5
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They pulled kegs of black powder and load cannons on 200 year sunken ships and dry powder out and it was still good .

The right hand cavalry holster in ad pic appear to be wrong in pic for RH shooter but it is correct and worn with grip forward is the correct way it was worn . So be care full when order one .
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Welcome to the forum, and I never would have guessed that using Cricoe would work.
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