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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.

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Brian O.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Smith & Wesson 442

Great Holster

What are the best OWB holsters for J frame. It’s got great retention fits well and stays tight to the body.

John H.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? S&W 637

Very happy “J” frame

I have been carrying my J frame IWB , but I’ve been having hip pain due to bursitis. So I bought the RVHX-1 belt holster to try wearing the revolver out side the belt. The holster did the trick for pain relief and it rides wonderfully. It’s easy to cover with any shirt or coat as it rides high and close to the body.

Steven C.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Smith and Wesson model 36

Quality is great.

First rate American made Quality.

Jose E.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? The Taurus 856 2" Barrel

It's great if fit perfectly no problem it's beautiful

Brian C.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Taurus 605 .357 Magnum 2" barrel.

Nicely Crafted

Was very pleased with the appearance, feel and function of this holster. It is an excellent fit and the thumb break fit perfectly and securely. Would recommend to anyone that is needing a quality rugged holster.


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