years ago i had a T/C contender in 30-30 and a 10 inch .22lr barrel both were very accurate. i had a shoulder holster for it. it was very comfortable and of course didnt get hung up walking thru thick brush in the woods.
that had to be 30+ years ago, cant recall the brand of the holster, Sorry.
I hunt with pistol last few years mostly scoped.
Pending what size you have is what holster.
As a back up ide go with uncle miked vertical holster clips on the side of you and tucks under your off hand arm pit.
Same as if its a main weapon.
If its a full size cannon
Bandeto holster by uncle Mike's is very nice but bulky and hard to carry as a back up.
I carry a s&w 460 8 3/8 with a 2-6 on top.
I actually use a cheap scoped holster i got for my contender off ebay for 40$ they still dell them on there.
But its very thin, i strap it to my hip or back going in. Once at my spot i connect a single point sling to the grip and rest the gun on my lap or off side of the front of my small game vest.
I am looking at a 4 or6 inch smith 44 for driving.. That i would toss a small micro red dot on top an wear a regular main side hip holster in.
Any other questions let me know
Thanks for the responses. The reason behind why I would carry the pistol as a backup is the stand I like to hunt out of is a mix of closer trees to the one side that deer like to hang in and farily open to the other side that stretches out probably 150 yards or so. Id use the pistol for something close and rifle for longer range. Id kick myself if I didnt have the rifle if a buck decided to stay a bit out of range. Now if im driving or sitting in different situations I will probably just take the pistol...this is all assuming Im able to shoot accurately with it.