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The 1791 Gunleather RVHX-1 J-Frame Thumbreak Revolver Belt Holster brings you the same hand-crafted artisan leather and thoughtful design you can only expect from us. Our RVHX-1 comfortably and securely supports J-Frame sized revolvers.



Specs on the RVHX-1 Revolver Holster

Our leather RVHX-1 revolver holster fits belts up to 1.75” 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 steer hide leather, reinforced with double stitching, and the custom-sizing to J-frame revolvers. With the added benefit of a thumb break, this holster becomes even more versatile than ever before. 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.

Additional information

Firearms Brands and Models

Revolvers J-Frame, Ruger LCR, Ruger SP101, Smith & Wesson 38 Special, 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, Stealth Black

Handend Variations


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James B.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Taurus 605 with 3” barrel

Taurus 605

Very high quality leather. Fit and finish excellent also.

Terrance M.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? 38 centennial

Great product

Love the holster. Thick tough leather love it thank you.

Robert L.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? S&W model 637

Worth every penny

I have purchased other holsters from other companies, with thinner leather, poorer stitching, that didn’t fit. 1791s are top quality holsters, with good workmanship, that fit. I will turn to 1791 first for now on.

Bill S.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Taurus model 605 with a 3 in barrel.

RVHX-1 Holster

I was well satisfied with the holster when I got it and started to fit the gun using the plastic bag with some cardboard strips and working with the holster I got it to fit the holster with a perfect fit. Thank you Dale Spring

Reggie F.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? S&W j frame

Love it. Best holster for the money.