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The 1791 Gunleather RVH1 J-Frame Revolver Belt Holster brings you the same hand-crafted artisan leather and thoughtful design you can only expect from us. Our RVH1 comfortably and securely supports J-Frame sized revolvers. This OWB Revolver belt holster is a favorite among motorcycle riders carrying snub-nose firearms. It’s a perfect match for S&W, Ruger LCRs, and many other J-Frame size revolvers. Plus, with the many colors choices we offer the RVH1, you can find the best compliment for your revolver and best fit for your personal style.



Specs on the RVH1 Revolver Holster

Our leather J-Frame revolver holster fits belts up to 1 ¾” and most five-shot, .38 revolvers (up to 2.125”) including:

  • Colt Cobra .38 Special
  • S&W 36 “Chief’s Special”
  • S&W 38
  • S&W 340 PD
  • S&W 357 Plus P
  • S&W 638
  • Ruger LCR
  • Ruger 357
  • Ruger SP101
  • Kimber K6S

Note: Contact us for specific model inquiries.

Hand End Variations: Choose Right or Left

Color Options: Classic Brown, Signature Brown, or Stealth Black

Buying J-Frame Revolver Holsters

As Smith & Wesson’s smallest and most concealable revolver, the J-Frame is the classic “snub-nose.” When buying revolver holsters for a J-frame, you’ll want to look for:

  • Concealability – Some people carry their J-frames IWB for concealability, but the RVH1 is designed for minimal imprinting. Since it rides high, wearers are able to carry wearing a polo shirt and cargo shorts – no need for a baggy, oversized shirt or jacket! The quick draw design is perfect for personal protection and everyday carry.
  • Retention – The last thing you want is for your weapon to come popping out unexpectedly. Leather revolver holsters hold your weapon in place through the firmness of high-quality steerhide leather, reinforced with double stitching, and the custom-sizing to J-frame revolvers. Most people do not need the extra thumb breaks, trigger hoods, or other retention straps found in other holsters.
  • Comfort – Nothing beats leather revolver holsters when it comes to comfort! They warm up with your body heat and conform to your hip for all-day carrying. Compared to Kydex, leather revolver holsters are very lightweight. Furthermore, OWB carrying on a belt distributes the weight of your revolver evenly, so you don’t develop a sore hip over time.
  • Durability – Proud gun owners who purchased leather holsters back in the 1970s find that they still perform today, even after heavy use. Our leather holsters are designed to have that same classic longevity. Unless you’re frequently carrying in a jungle swamp, a leather holster should have the sort of durability you need. Every 1791 Gunleather holster comes with a Lifetime Warranty on craftsmanship.

What People Are Saying About This Holster:

  • “This holster is both rugged and supple.”
  • “It rides high and tight with no looseness and zero retention issues.”
  • “I like the way the holster is made to have the gun ride higher on the beltline, eliminating the need for a longer shirt.”
  • “Fits my gun like a glove!”
  • “The leather is super thick and quality.”
  • “Perfect fit, beautiful craftsmanship, gorgeous color, and is comfortable wearing all day long.”

Purchase the RVH1 – J-Frame Revolver Holster from 1791 Gunleather

Designed to be the best J Frame belt holster available today, the 1791 RVH-1 holster is the ideal revolver holster for your concealed carry needs. We use 100% Certified American heavy native steerhide and American steel clips beveled for comfort and safe retention. We believe in quality craftsmanship that protects you and your firearm at all times. It could take up to six weeks to fully break in a premium genuine leather holster, but if for any reason you remain unsatisfied, we offer hassle-free returns. Contact us to learn more about our leather holsters and 100% satisfaction guarantee.


Additional information

Firearms Brands and Models

Revolvers J-Frame, Ruger LCR, Ruger SP101, Smith & Wesson 637, Smith & Wesson 638, Smith & Wesson 642, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, Smith & Wesson Model 60, Taurus 85, Taurus 856, Taurus Small Frame Revolver


Classic Brown, Signature Brown, Stealth Black

Handend Variations

Left, Right

10 reviews for RVH1 – J-Frame Revolver Holster

  1. Jonathan

    I bought this holster the other day at my locally-owned gun shop, and am loving it! After a day or so of the usual leather holster break-in, I am using this holster exclusively for my S&W J-Frame, and it conceals pretty well underneath a t-shirt. Living in Texas, it’s gonna get hot during the summer months, and I have no doubt that this will provide a comfortable carrying experience. This is my first, and hopefully not the last of 1791 products I purchase!

  2. charles salvino

    Got this for a SP101, wraped in shrink rap plastic overnight. next day removed plastic and this is the best holster i have ever baught. and believe i have a lot of holsters.

  3. Tom Thornton (verified owner)

    Bought this to carry my S&W 642. Fits great, rides great, and looks great!

  4. Craig Van

    Bought for my J frame S&W 637. This is a top quality holster, looks great and fits great . Had no break in issues. I highly recommend it.

  5. Neil F

    I bought this for my Smith 36 and my Ruger LCR. It took about 4 hours of strecthing for the smith to be the way I like, and about 2 days to really break in to where I wear my holster. after that, VERY comfortable. I did the same for my LCR about 2 weeks after owning it. carries high and tight, easy to conceal.

    I like it so much, I just bought the K frame snubby size for my Ruger Speed Six!

  6. Johnny Cooper

    I purchased this holster for my LCR 38 and the fit and finish are top notch. This is my third 1791 holster and quality is outstanding. The craftsmanship and price are unbeatable. Thanks for a fine USA made holster.

  7. Joe Forbis

    This is by far the best quality holster I have ever purchased over the years. The RVH1 fits my S&W 642 perfect, and it is so comfortable to wear. This holster will last a lifetime! The quality and price cannot be beat anywhere else. I will be buying 1791 gunleather from now on!! , I give this holster company 6 stars.

  8. TIm Remaley

    Great holster. Impressed with the quality and finish.

  9. Jim (verified owner)

    I like this holster very much, I wish I could have gotten it in the color I wanted instead of black.

  10. Billy S Benson

    Great quality and fit for my j frame. It’s comfortable for daily wear and keeps the gun up against my body so it doesn’t print. The stitching and workmanship is first rate! Good retention yet the ease of holstering is superb. I expect this holster to last for years.

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