A question for all you tinkerers out there. After a near disaster on Monday (dozed off in the treestand) I am beginning to understand the virtue of lanyard loops/rings on revolvers. I'd taken to cradling the Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .45 colt in my lap after the 3rd. buck walked by (2 of them legal) and had a spike bed down at the base of the ladder as well. I figgered with all the bucks...there hadda be a doe somewhere around me. Which, of course, is what I was looking for. I simply...don't shoot bucks... though I do make an exception for an occasional mercy killing. Anyways...I digress. I nearly dropped the handgun...twice...while resting my eyes. The Hunter Chest Holster is such a p.i.a. I didn't want to re-holster the arm. I tried tying a paracord tether to the trigger guard..won't work. Interferes with the trigger movement. Tried tying it around the Hogue Grips...won't work.. interferes with the grip and hammer movement. Thought about tying it to the Ultra Dot...decided against that. I Googled such devices and Bowen actually makes one for the Blackhawk...with the Hogue grips even!!! For $50. DANG! It's a screw with a hole in it. Now I remember removing and re-installing that screw in the Ruger was a real p.i.a (even if I don't remember why) and am hesitant to take it out without asking if anyone here has made a lanyard loop/ring for their Ruger Blackhawk with Hogue grips installed. Do you recall what the threads were on the grip screw? Worse comes to worse I'll pull the screw but as I recall it took me an hour to get it back in last time. Mebbe a thumb screw of the proper thread...with a hole drill thru for the tether? Hmmm...? I also saw some home made attempts that involved removing the entire grip from the frame and drilling and tapping and have no desire to do that. And before the safety gurus arrive...I was strapped to the tree and the stand...no way I could fall out. Thanks to all. Audie....the frugal Oldfart.