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NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.
The Last Best West Presents. . . Custom Gun Leather.
19th Century gun leather.

Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a gun belt and holster or some other fine leather work might often be determined by their own abilities as a leather worker. Most every ranch or outfit had at least one person skilled with working leather - after all rein's, bridles, and the such all needed maintaining, repairing and replacing, and a cowboy that was skilled with leather just added to his value as a ranch hand.

People were much more self-sufficient then, and you couldn't always ride to town and get what you wanted or needed. So you made it - or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his. We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use. Custom Chaps :: Testimonials

Our holsters; belts and chaps are based on pictures from museums, archival photos and mail order catalogues from the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. And of course those great Hollywood Westerns.

ALL OUR HOLSTERS ARE LINED. Our gunbelt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holster all holsters have a hammer tie down. All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster.

Our Leather Master has been working with leather, hide and fur since 1978, and for almost 20 years owned and operated his own saddlery store in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His workmanship, talent and expertise is our greatest asset. For truly authentic, top-notch cowboy and gun leather you've come to the right place!

"A cowboy is a moral man with guts and a horse." 

Custom Gun Leather. Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America.


Top-quality gun belts and holsters, authentic to the 19th century. Prices are based on what you see here. Price includes one line of edge stamping on the holster or gun belt, and 18 cartridge loops on the belt.
PLEASE NOTE: Our logo is only on the images not on the leather. All sizes are in INCHES. We will contact you within a day of your order - to confirm the make, model, and barrel length of your firearm.

Questions and quote requests should be e-mailed to
Want a quote? You MUST e-mail us a picture of the piece you want so we know what you are talking about.

ORDERS CALL
TOLL FREE: 1-866-207-1909.  :: Overseas buyers please read this :: All Our Contact Info
Should you have ANY trouble ordering online please call 1-866-207-1909 and leave a message and
we will be happy to call you back and take your phone order.

ORDER DESK HOURS: M-T: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME. IF YOU GET VOICE MAIL LEAVE A MESSAGE!

A Note About Color: Our leather pictures are taken with natural light, making some colors appear a little differently, because of the difference in sunny, or cloudy day. As well each computer monitor will display colors slightly different. Color differences caused by different computer monitors is beyond our control. :: Click images for larger pictures - then expand.

The Masterson - Custom Cross Draw Holster
Conceal and Carry Rig - Simple, elegant, and functional.

Canadian Bat Masterson was one of the most feared and respected "Shooters" of the Old West. His skill with a hand gun was such that everyone kept theirs holstered with Masterson around. Inspired by Bat's simple - yet elegant rig. Belt is 1 3/4" - to accommodate belt loops on today's britches. We made sure it fits Levi's jeans, and when worn with a sport coat or longer coat, is the perfect holster for people with the conceal & carry permit.

Shown in black cow hide, with heavy, plain black belt. Roll over image below left to see the Garrison Buckle that comes standard on our belts. We have fancier buckle choices. You can add a better buckle or buckle set during the checkout process. Easily choose your holster and belt options during the checkout process.

Click for buckle choices. :: Leather colors.

Holster: $180.00::Shipping:$25.00::TOTAL: $205.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Belt: $125.00::Shipping:$25.00::TOTAL: $150.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Save 20 bucks when you buy the complete rig.

MASTERSON HOLSTER WITH PLAIN 1 3/4 IN. BELT as shown below.

Price: $285.00 Shipping: $35.00 Total:$ $320.00 :: Order Now|Check-Out

Conceal and carry rig.

Custom Masterson Rig

White handled pistol shown above is a reproduction of a pistol ordered by Masterson from Dodge City, on Longbranch Saloon stationary in the 1890s. The Longbranch was owned by his good friend, and one time Marshal Luke Short. Bat's order was for a 45 Cal. 1873 Colt Peacemaker; 4" barrel, nickel plated, with ivory grips.

Below shows a Masterson cross-draw in Old Mahogany, covered in spots. If you like you can add the spots for 45 dollars during the check out process.

Winter 2008 - Guns of the Old West Magazine: Above right - featured our Masterson rig. Our thanks to Denis Prisbrey for including us in his article.

Sheriff Star Masterson Rig
Holster works nicely with a standard 2 1/2" gunbelt. Shown at left in DEADWOOD BROWN. Comes with cut-out star concho.

Comes with 18 loops of your favorite caliber Select either Billeted or Tapered style belt along with other options easily during the checkout process.

Belt Styles :: Click for buckle choices. :: Leather colors :: Sheriff's Testimonial

MASTERSON HOLSTER WITH 2 1/2 IN. 18 LOOP GUNBELT 

PRICE: $395.00 Shipping: $35.00 Total:$ $430.00 :: Order Now|Check-Out

 

From: Tony Conway Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 Subject: RE: Custom leather holster and belt for Ms. Morgan. Dear Longfellow The Holsters arrived today just in time for Christmas, Lorrie is thrilled with the holster and its craftsmanship. She said you went way over the top on what she was expecting and that now she just might have to wear it on stage with her firearm. She wanted me to tell you a special thanks and that she will proudly wear the holster and tell anyone that asked where to order theirs. Thank you so much and I am sure she and Randy her husband will be the best looking couple in Country Music with their custom THE LAST BEST WEST holsters on their hips. I am looking forward to getting my hat and with winter upon us it will come in very handy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you so much for the wonderful product. Warmest Regards Tony Conway President & C.E.O. Ontourage Management

Nice words from nice people! Country music star, Lorrie Morgan, came by our booth in Nashville, and was admiring our Masterson holster and gunbelt. We ended up making her and her husband a rig, and were proud to do so. It's a modified version of the Sheriff Star rig above.

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Johnny Ringo
Rig from Tombstone. {1993}
COLOR: Old Mahogany - Movie rig is black.

Some of the most memorable scenes in the movie Tombstone involved the give and take between Ringo and Doc Holliday. Michael Biehn played the part of Johnny Ringo with just the right amount of ruthless wild eyed craziness. :: Find your gunbelt size :: Johnny Ringo Hat

This closed toe design is made for quick draws with it's trigger guard fully exposed from the holster. We're showing our Johnny Ringo in a new color for us - old mahogany.

Holster: $225.00 | Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $250.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

2 1/2 "  18 loop studded Gun belt : $270.00
Shipping:$25 TOTAL: $295.00 :: Order Now|Check-Out

Save 20 bucks when you buy the entire rig.

Complete Rig; Holster and 18 loop gun belt: $475.00
Shipping:$35 TOTAL: $510.00 :: Order Now|Check-Out

Johnny Ringo Rig

Below and right - the Johnny Ringo rig with a studded masterson cross-draw holster. An example of how you can mix and match holster styles to get a look unique to you. You can easily add a second holster during the check out process.

In person the cowboys were mostly medium-sized men... quick and wiry, and as a rule very good-natured; in fact, it did not pay to be anything else. In character, their like never was or will be again. - Teddy Blue Abbott; 1882

ALL OUR HOLSTERS ARE LINED. Our gunbelt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holster all holsters have a hammer tie down. All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster.

NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.

Curly Bill Rig from Tombstone (1993)
Color: Old Mahogany

This close toed holster is a little fancier variation of our traditional 19th century Teddy Blue Holster. The Curly Bill has a fancier border and the look is toughened up with 10 spots per holster.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

The 2 rig set that Boothe wears as Curly Bill Brocius, in Tombstone, was patterned after the rig that the historical Curly Bill wore. 2 Cartridge belts, one worn backwards and two strong hand draw holsters. Like almost all of the actors cast in Tombstone, Powers Boothe has an uncanny likeness to the historical Curly Bill. In our books this makes 1993s Tombstone, perhaps the best cast western yet made.

Holster:$205.00|Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $225.00 Order Now | Check-Out

Gunbelt:$245.00|Shipping: $25.00 :: Find Your Gunbelt Size
TOTAL: $270.00 Order Now | Check-Out

Buy as a package below.

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The historical Curly Bill, was a real hand full and one of the truly dangerous men of the old west. He was a mean drunk, and people stayed clear of Bill Brocius when he was in his cups.

Click For Curly Bill's Hat.

Curly Bill's 2 Gun Rig: Shown at right in Deadwood Brown
The matching Curly Bill gunbelt is a billeted style, filled with cartridge loops and has the same border edging and 10 spots. Click for leather colors :: Click for buckle choices :: Belt Styles  Buy as a set and save money.

One gunbelt and holster: Price: $420.00 Shipping $35.00
TOTAL: $455.00 :: 
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Complete Curly Bill outfit: 2 holster & 2 gunbelt's: Price: $795.00 Shipping $45.00 TOTAL: $840.00 :: ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America :: Find Your Gunbelt Size

Our hat's off to Bill Ingalsbe for ordering the first rig.

Curly Bill 2 Gun Rig with one gunbelt

A great SASS combination, or rig for Cowboy Mounted Shooters. Two Curly Bill holsters; one cross-draw and one strong hand, with matching Johnny Ringo cartridge belt, filled with loops.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

One gunbelt and TWO holsters:

Price: $610.00 Shipping $35.00 :: TOTAL: $645.00

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Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America


In the 1880s more than 50 % of North America lived on farms and ranches.
 It was therefore a necessity to be a jack-of-all-trades, and to be successful all the small towns that supported the farms and ranches of each area needed three important businesses. A Blacksmith, a Saddle Maker and a General Merchandise Store were important to the survival and prosperity of each town. Being skilled workers with leather, most saddle makers were commissioned to make gun leather, and a cottage industry thrived in the 19th and early decades of the 20th century. Thanks to the Internet those days have returned. Why bother with cheap inferior mass produced gun leather, when for a few extra bucks you can have quality custom leather work made to order and to last.

Gunbelt's
Shown are examples of the Tapered AND Billeted Styles. Click for examples of our leather colors: Black; Saddle Tan, Old Mahogany, Antique, and Deadwood Brown. Gun belts are 2 1/2" in width and ship with a standard garrison buckle, as shown on the billeted belt in deadwood brown shown below. Gunbelt above is our tapered style in old mahogany with better buckle set #1. Click for buckle choices. Comes with no cartridge loops (common in the day) or 18 loops. For an extra 20 dollars we will cover the entire length with your size of cartridge loops. Number of loops depends on belt length, and the tapered Gunbelt holds more than the Billeted style. Select your gun belt options easily during the checkout process. :: Find Your Gunbelt Size

Gunbelt's ship with a Garrison buckle; Billeted or Tapered. $200.00|Shipping: $25.00 Total:$ $225.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Billeted gunbelt in Deadwood Brown
US Marshal Wyatt Earp always maintained, "Fast is fine, but accuracy is final." 

Correct Gun Belt Measurement
Getting the correct gun belt measurement is easy if you follow some simple steps.
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:: Click for buckle choices

  1. Put on a pair of britches/clothes you plan to wear with your gun belt
  2. Have handy any belt that currently fits you. You can even use a piece of string.
  3. Put the belt on and buckle it where you will wear your gun belt Slightly down over your hips in most cases. Remember the gun belt will be supporting another 4 pounds per pistol and holster {about 3 lbs for the pistol; 1 lb for the holster} That weight will drag the belt down. You may want to go another notch tighter in your measuring.
  4. Make note of the most comfortable hole in which the buckle goes through.
  5. Lay the belt on a flat surface and measure from the end of the buckle to the most comfortable hole. See picture below.
  6. Distance from the buckle end to the centre hole of your belt will be the measurement you supply us with. This is now your gun-belt size.
  7. Generally this measurement should be about 3 to 4 inches larger than your jean size.
Gun Belt Measurement.


Wearing your Gunbelt/Cartridge Belt

Everyone knows the common way to wear a gunbelt - with buckle in the middle, right above your groin. But many old timers and certainly anyone that's spent any time in the saddle knows that sometimes you can get jammed by the buckle in your stomach or God-forbid, in your privates. Man that hurts!

Many pictures from the 19th Century show cowboys wearing their gunbelt's with the buckle on their hips or at the back, as seen by the Texas Ranger on the far right. Wearing your buckle on the hip is more comfortable; and your reloads are quicker to the hand.

Pictures R-L: A Texas Ranger from the 1870s. Old west cowboy and silent film star William S. Hart in Hell's Hinges; 1917. Powers Boothe wearing his gunbelt's Curly Bill Brocius style in Tombstone; 1993. Johnny Mack Brown and buddy, on the far left in an early B-Western.
3 Inch Cartridge/Gun Belt 
A cartridge belt with your choice of loop size is a handy addition to any SASS shooter's or hunter's equipment. A cartridge belt was an important part of Everett Hitch's wardrobe, allowing him to carry reloads for his 8 gauge shotgun. In addition he wore a gunbelt to carry his sidearm. Click for Everett's Hat The cat ridge belt worn by Matthew Quigley, in Quigley Down Under, carried reloads for his long range Sharps. The rifle itself shot a 45/90 cartridge but they wanted a more imposing look so the cartridge belt was loaded with 45/125 size cartridges. Click for Quigley's Hat

Our standard cartridge belt as shown below has 30 loops to hold any size cartridge you want. Whatever size you wear, we will fill the length of the belt with loops. Shown below with 10 shotgun shell loops, sandwiched between two sets of 10 45 caliber cartridge loops. The belt on the left has 45/70 shells filling it's length, just like Quigley's. Can easily be worn as a gunbelt. Shown in our signature leather color: Deadwood Brown. All order details are confirmed within one business day of your order being placed. :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE   

Click for our leather colors. :: Click for buckle choices :: Belt Styles  Testimonials

3" inch Cartridge Belt: $230.00 :: Shipping: $25.00 :: TOTAL: $255.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

We were honored to be asked to reproduce the hat (modified Curly Bill), chaps (modified open range), and cartridge belt (our 3 inch), shown at right being worn by 1870s cowboy, Nat Love, for the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington.

Hello Longfellow and Sonja!

Xavier Carnegie here, just writing to thank you for your amazing work on our gear pieces at the Smithsonian Institution for our program “Love on the Range,” featuring historic cowboy Nat Love. Everything you folks made, from the beautiful custom hat, to the leather chaps and gunbelt, have been fantastic.

Attached is a reenactment photo of the famous Nat Love photo I sent you months ago as the blueprint for the gear, with myself as the actor, which was taken by someone in our Media Department, and digitally manipulated for an 1800s effect. I submit it to you, with all the gratitude I can muster for your expertise and guidance in this process!

S. Xavier Carnegie
Theatre Programs' Creative Director
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Big Game Hunters Cartridge Belt

We made this three {3"} inch cartridge belt for a big game hunter, before he went on safari to Africa. Shown in our classic antique brown color, we've double looped this belt so it will hold your high velocity cartridges securely.

Shown holding .30CAL WINMAG, and the belt is a Tapered style, but can also be done as a Billeted belt.

We will confirm your specific cartridge, and other order details, via e-mail, within 1 business day of your order being placed.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

3" Safari Cartridge Belt: $265.00 :: Shipping: $25.00

TOTAL: $290.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

President Teddy Roosevelt was an avid, lifelong, hunter, and is shown here, wearing a 3" cartridge belt, as a young man in all his buckskin finery.

Questions and quote requests should be e-mailed to
ORDERS CALL
TOLL FREE: 1-866-207-1909.  :: Overseas buyers please read this :: All Our Contact Info
Should you have ANY trouble ordering online please call 1-866-207-1909 and leave a message and
we will be happy to call you back and take your phone order.

ORDER DESK HOURS: M-T: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME. IF YOU GET VOICE MAIL LEAVE A MESSAGE!
NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.
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Western holster for a  M1911 Colt.

M1911 Western

The 1911 was designed by John Browning, for Sam Colt's company and was featured in two classic westerns; The Wild Bunch, and The Professionals.

Open toed design gives it a western flavor, and the design allows for quick, "locked and loaded" draws.

Shown at left in our signature Deadwood Brown color, and we custom make to fit the make, model and caliber of your sidearm.

Gun belt shown is billeted style; 2 1/2" wide; filled with cartridge loops and also shows our 2 clip slide. Get your rig anyway you want.

Holster: $185.00 | Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: 210.00
Order Now | Check-Out

Save $25 when you buy the complete rig.

Holster + 18 loop cartridge belt: $365.00 Shipping: $35.00 TOTAL: $400.00 Order Now | Check-Out

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

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William Holden is Pike, in The Wild Bunch. Director Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent western set in 1913 Revolutionary Mexico. {1969}

The movie's line "If they move, kill 'em." was voted as the 72nd most famous movie line by Premiere in 2007.


Clip/Magazine Pouch/Slide

Pack an extra 2 clips easily with this handsome mag pouch. When used with a cartridge belt you can reload your mags right from your belt. A must for anyone with a firearm that takes a clip. Price: $65.00 :: Shipping :: $15.00 ::
TOTAL: $80.00 :: ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

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Lee Marvin at his best as Rico Fardan, in The Professionals; (1966) another film set during the Mexican revolution.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

We will confirm, the exact make, model, and caliber of your sidearm within one business day of your order being placed.

M1911 HAMMERLESS
A classic western holster for a hammerless semi-auto side arm

The modern, polymer, or plastic, semi-auto's all tend to be wider in their design than the classic 1911. So our holster is wider and we've cut out a finger loop, and added a strap across the top of the holster to make sure your hammerless side arm is secure, regardless of where you take it.

Shown in our classic antique brown color, and we will custom make to fit the make and model and caliber of your sidearm. Instead of a hammer tie down, we have used a strap with a snap so all modern, hammerless, semi-automatics will be secure in the holster.

Holster can easily be worn either as a strong hand draw or as a cross draw style. Easily select your holster options during the check out process.

M1911 HAMMERLESS: $195.00 :: Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $220.00
:: Order Now | Check-Out 

Holster with 18 loop cartridge belt: $365.00 Shipping: $35.00
TOTAL: $400.00 ::
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Clip/Magazine Pouch/Slide
Pack an extra 2 clips easily with a mag pouch (shown above). When used with a cartridge belt you can reload your mags right from your belt. A must for anyone with a firearm that takes a clip. Price is 65.00 and can be added during checkout.

Colt M1911

The Colt M1911 semi-automatic was revolutionary in it's design, and within a few years of it's inception in 1911 it was the side-arm of choice for all branches of the US Military right up till about 1985. Even today several police forces, Special Forces units, Navy Seals, and Marine Commando units have the Colt 1911 as their side-arm of choice.

This was the firearm that originated the classic "Locked and Loaded" phrase. Because of it's unique palm and thumb safety the firearm is completely safe in the hammer back position.

Every other semi-auto hand gun that came after is based upon this exceptional and functional design. The 1911 is very reliable and is easily field stripped and cleaned in minutes.

M1911 MODERN - A classic shoulder holster for a Semi Automatic

Adapted from a Texas pattern shoulder holster circa 1890. We have eliminated the chest strap and have secured the holster by using a strap and buckle that goes across your back, and over the opposite arm.

As well we have angled the holster towards the centre of your chest, allowing for quick access. Comes with extra mag pouch.

Instead of a hammer tie down, we have used a strap with a snap so all modern, hammerless, semi-automatics will be secure in the holster. For those customers with a conceal and carry permit, this is the perfect shoulder holster for your semi-auto.

To secure the holster up and down we have a strap and buckle that loops over your pants belt. We have left lots of length to the straps so you can adjust it to fit comfortably.

Shown at left in our classic antique brown color, and we will custom make to fit the make and model and caliber of your sidearm. All production details are confirmed within one business day of your order being placed.

Click for examples of our leather colors. :: Testimonials :: Belt Styles

M1911 MODERN : $345.00 :: Shipping: $35.00 :: TOTAL: $380.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

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Old West Shoulder Holster
Based on the classic Texas pattern shoulder holster from about 1890, and once again we have eliminated the chest strap and the holster is secured by using a strap and buckle that goes across your back, and over the opposite arm. To secure the holster up and down we have a strap and buckle that loops over your pants belt. We have left lots of length to the straps so you can adjust it to fit comfortably.

Certainly wouldn't want to be left without a few reloads so we've added 6 loops of your favorite caliber to the shoulder harness. This is a perfect old west shoulder holster for those folks with a conceal and carry permit.

Shown in our signature color: Deadwood Brown and we custom make to fit the make and model and caliber of your sidearm. All production details are confirmed within one business day of your order being placed.

Click for examples of our leather colors. :: Testimonials :: Belt Styles

SHOLDER HOLSTER: $265.00 :: Shipping: $35.00 :: TOTAL: $300.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

MODIFIED SHOULDER HOLSTER - AS SEEN BELOW IN DEADWOOD BROWN.
Larger harness, tooled pattern. Reloads are positioned differently.

MODIFIED VERSION: $300.00 :: Shipping: $35.00 :: TOTAL: $335.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

OVERSIZED VERSION for those firearms with a barrel longer than 7 1/2 inches:
Price: $325.00 :: Shipping: $40.00 :: TOTAL: $365.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

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Another Original Design!
Combination Shoulder Holster
Comes complete with holster, knife sheath, and 6 cartridge loops

We put our thinking cap on to come up with this versatile design! The strap system that secures the shoulder holster can be easily changed so the harness can be worn two ways, vertically or horizontally.

COMBINATION SHOULDER HOLSTER - AS SEEN AT RIGHT IN A 2-TONE COLOR. The edge is done in black, with the body done in old mahogany. This 2-tone color combination takes longer to do, thus a little more money, ($30.00) but really gives it a dynamic look. Easily select options like your holster size and blade length for the knife sheath, during the checkout process. All other details will be confirmed once your order is received.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

COMBINATION SHOULDER HOLSTER/KNIFE SHEATH:

Price: $395.00 :: Shipping: $40.00 :: TOTAL: $435.00

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"Diplomacy is the ability to tell another feller to go to hell in such a way that he looks forward to the trip." Will Rogers

Charley in antique brown color.

The Charley
The Charley Waite rig from Open Range{2003}

The Charley is patterned after a traditional 2 loop holster from the 1880s. This holster is a closed toe design. It is also the same look worn by Charley, in that excellent western film, Open Range.

Shown in our custom antique brown color it's the closest to what Costner wears in the movie we could get. :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE :: Click for our Open Range Hat.

Low cut neck allows quick access to the hammer for ready action.

18 loop tapered gun belt finishes the look.

Click for examples of our leather colors.

Click for buckle choices :: Belt Styles

Save $20 when you buy the complete rig. :: Click images for larger pictures - then expand.

Holster: $185.00 | Shipping: $25.00 :: TOTAL: $210.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out 

Complete Rig: Holster and Gun belt $380.00 Shipping: $35.00 TOTAL: $415.00  Order Now | Check-Out  :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE

Tapered Gun Belt
Should you have ANY trouble ordering online please call 1-866-207-1909 and leave a message and
we will be happy to call you back and take your phone order.

Teddy Blue Custom Gun Leather

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Teddy Blue Rig   

"All the cowboys I know are afraid of only two things. . . a decent woman and being set afoot. . ." Teddy Blue Abbott: Cowboy, 1882.

This Rig is similar to the gun belt and holster shown on the traditional 1880s cowboy at the top of the page. The cowboy likely personalized his rig by adding the brass spots or tacks himself. This is also the same rig that Wyatt Earp wears in the excellent western film, Tombstone {1993}.

Click for our leather colors. :: Click for buckle choices :: Belt Styles

Holster at left is a 7 1/2" length, closed toe design.The 2 1/2" billeted gun belt comes with 18 cartridge loops for the caliber of your firearm.

Holster: $185.00 | Shipping: $25.00 :: TOTAL: $210.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Save 20 bucks when you buy the entire rig :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE

Complete Rig; Holster and 18 loop gun belt

$365.00 :: Shipping: $35.00 TOTAL: $400.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America.

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Their hatred travels the breadth of the North American West, and sets the men on different paths for the gold fields of the Klondike River, in the wilds of the Yukon Territories. Two thousand miles of adventure are between the men and the Klondike and each will have their mettle tested before they arrive by different paths in Dawson City, where millionaires are a dime a dozen and horses are as rare as a pretty woman. The Last Best West, where making your fortune does have a cost. Want more? Read the first 20 pages at Amazon.com before buying.

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"Any man that believes we're all created equal ain't never been passed walking on a dusty road, by a man astride a fine piece of horse flesh. No sir, any man on horseback is one foot up on the next feller."
Teddy Blue; Cowboy, 1882.

 

NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.

The Vin
Steve McQueen's rig from The Magnificent 7
Color: Saddle Tan

Our version of the holster worn by Steve McQueen in that iconic western; The Magnificent Seven, our Vin holster is angled forward to speed the pistol into your hand.

Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

Movie style is to show a couple of inches of barrel out the end of the holster, but holster looks and works just as well if made to the same length as your firearm. All production details are confirmed with Sonja via e-mail, within a day of your order being placed. :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE

Holster:$185.00|Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $210.00 Order Now | Check-Out

Save $20 when you buy the complete rig.

Holster & Gun belt shown: $330.00 Ship:$25.00
TOTAL: $355.00
Order Now | Check-Out

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Left: Shown with a Schofield and buckle set #1.

Steve McQueen stood out as Vin
in the Samurai inspired Western; The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Want Vin's hat? Click here

Vin's Gun belt:                   Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America
Our 2 1/2 inch gun belt has the same infiniti stitch pattern thru the middle of the belt as shown in the movie. This infiniti stitching was duplicated on another famous rig from the 1960s - that worn by Clint Eastwood as Blondie in his Spaghetti Westerns. So which movie came first? The Magnificent Seven was released in 1960; and the first Sergio Leone/Eastwood western was A Fistful of Dollars, released in 1964. Shown at right with our standard garrison buckle without cartridge loops.

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Price: $165.00 Shipping $15.00 :: TOTAL: $180.00 :: ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

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ALL OUR HOLSTERS ARE LINED.
Our gunbelt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holster all holsters have a hammer tie down. All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster.

Blondie
The man with no name rig.
Color: Brown - natural rough out leather. Also available in black rough out.

This holster style has a fully exposed trigger guard, affording fast access. Choose black or brown rough out leather (suede). All production details are confirmed with Sonja via e-mail, within a day of your order being placed. Leather colors :: Buckle choices :: Belt Styles

Shown below right, movie style, with a couple of inches of barrel sticking out the end of the holster, but holster looks and works just as well if made to the same length as your firearm. Gun belt has the classic gunfighter stitching, and 18 cartridge loops.

Sergio Leone created the first anti-hero and Clint Eastwood brought him to life in the 3 classic Spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. Blondie had little of the characteristics of a normal hero, and was bad - but in a good way.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.(1966) is often listed as one of the top ten films ever made, and has inspired generations of directors.

Holster:$185.00|Shipping: $25.00
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Holster & Gun belt shown: $350.00 Ship:$35.00
TOTAL: $385.00
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Our 2 1/2 inch gun belt has the same infiniti stitch pattern through the belt as shown in the movie. This infiniti stitching was duplicated on another famous rig from the 1960s - that worn by Steve McQueen as Vin in The Magnificent Seven. (1960) Shown with our standard garrison buckle.

Price: $185.00.00 Shipping $25.00 :: TOTAL: $210.00 :: ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

Blondie holster with heavy cartridge belt

Blondie holster at left is 5 1/2" inches in length, with our fully looped, heavy cartridge belt.

Easily select your holster length and other options during the checkout process.


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ALL OUR HOLSTERS ARE LINED.
Our gunbelt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holster all holsters have a hammer tie down. All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster.

NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.

Rooster From True Grit (1969). Color Shown at right: Saddle Tan  

The gorge or opening at the top of the holster is shaped similar to our Masterson Holster, but is more shallow to show more of the cylinder. Holster is a closed toe, and was a favorite style of holster from movies like The Searchers, True Grit and many others. Below we're showing a plain antique brown 1 3/4" Masterson belt with our Rooster Holster. You can order either as a closed toe or open-toe design. Choose your holster options easily during the check out process.

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Holster: $185.00|Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $210.00
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Holster and 18 loop cartridge belt shown at right: $365.00

Ship:$35.00 :: TOTAL: $400.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Holster & 1 3/4" Belt shown below: $290.00

Ship:$35.00 :: TOTAL: $325.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

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John Wayne Rig
John Wayne Rig
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THE BLACK KNIGHT

We had this chess piece Knight stamp custom made for our Paladin Buscadero. After we had a look at it - we liked it so much we decided to do it on our classic Slim Jim holster. Shown with a .45cal Schofield.

The Knight stamp is 3 inches high, and just $25.00 to have pressed into our Traditional Slim Jim Holster. This dynamic looking holster will get more than a casual glance at your SASS events!

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Slim Jim Holster with Knight stamp: $205.00 | Shipping: $15.00
TOTAL: $220.00 ::
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Far right with a masterson belt and optional better buckle set.
Belt and holster: $330.00 | Shipping: $35.00
TOTAL: $365.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Order with the matching 18 loop Gun belt for $405.00
Shipping is $35.00 TOTAL: $440.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out 

Expect 3-5 weeks for delivery in North America

NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.

Antique Brown

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Black Slim Jim Custom Holster.

Traditional Slim Jim Holster
Is what Wild Bill would have used with his Navy 36s', when he wasn't tucking them in his sash. Can be seen on the mounted, traditional working cowboy below. Shown at left in black with a 7 1/2" barrel Colt. Holster is a left draw and can be worn on the left hip, on the right for a cross draw or on the right for a right handed "Twist" or "Cavalry" or "Hickok" draw.

Patterned after the California Slim Jim shown in the leather makers Bible, Packing Iron. Nothing fancy - the look is, sleek, elegant, and versatile. These holsters adapt well for any of the three draws you may want to use. Cross-Draw, Strong-hand draw, or the twist or Hickok draw. 

Colors available are Deadwood Brown, Black, Antique Brown. Shown in Saddle Tan. Shown second left with a Colt Peacemaker 45 cal. 4 3/4" barrel. Holster is shown in Antique Brown color when your firearm is pushed deep into the holster, pistol is very well seated and secure; so you can break that bronc with confidence - still rigged up.

Save 20 bucks when you buy the complete rig. :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE

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Holster: $185.00 | Shipping: $25.00 :: Total:$ $210.00 :: Order Now :: Check-Out

Order one holster and the matching 18 loop Gun belt
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The Twist Draw
Some say the cavalry or twist draw was the most common draw of the 19th century. We wish SASS; Cowboy Action Shooters, Associations and Gun Clubs would recognize this and allow it to be used at events. We do not believe it is any more dangerous than the other draw styles. When performed properly the action is similar to a strong hand draw. The pistol is pulled straight up from the holster and the hand rotates to present the pistol forward and down range. Safety is literally in your hands.

Gunfighter Fact

Likely the most famous pistol fighter of the old west, James Butler Hickok employed the twist draw and was deadly with it.

An excellent demonstration of this draw is given by Keith Carradine in the first episode, first season, of the HBO series Deadwood. And as far as the term "Gunfighter" goes, this was a term from the 20th century, and may very well been coined first in films. In the old west a man who earned his living because of his skill as a pistol fighter was called a "Shootist".

Classic Paladin Buscadero.

Paladin Buscadero
Our Classic Buscadero is sleek and elegant - patterned after that holster worn by Richard Boone as Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel.

The gun belt is 3 inches wide, and the exposed cylinder and trigger guard allow very quick pulls, and hammer cocking in the holster. Comes with hammer and leg tie downs. Belt is a Billeted style

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Price: $455.00.00 :: Shipping $35.00
TOTAL: $490.00 ::  
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Make it a 2 gun rig: Add a 2nd holster for $125.00
Price: $575.00.00 :: Shipping $40.00
TOTAL: $615.00 ::  
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SAVE 45 DOLLARS IF YOU ORDER YOUR BUSCADERO PLAIN.
Shown below right plain, without the Silver Chess Knight inlay. If you want your holster plain, select that option during the checkout process.

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Didja Know? Richard Boone is descended from the brother of frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

History of the Buscadero
The 20th century brought many innovations to holster and belt design and the most revolutionary was likely the Buscadero or Drop-Loop Holster. This innovative design puts the pistol at the same height as your hand and allows for very quick and fluid draws.

The Buscadero was first made for a Texas lawman in the 1920s, where someone in the film business saw one and introduced the look to Hollywood. The design is very comfortable and makes pulling your pistol while mounted quick and easy. The early western stars embraced the look and soon buscadero's were a standard in western movies right up to the present.

At right Yakima Canutt as a shady Sheriff and buddy up to no good in an early B-Western from the 1930s. Notice his partner and the man behind him have buscadero's on and Yak has a cartridge belt with a loop holster.

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Custom Hand Made Hatbands

You've asked for them for years. . .well folks now is your chance to own an original Last Best West hat band! We still won't sell the bands that go with our great hats, but here's a selection of 8 original hatband's, all hand made.

We've adapted a slider so every hat band ties off at the back and is held in place by light pressure. It's surprising fast and you can easily take our hatband off and put it on a different hat. This design innovation gives a dang fine fit every time. :: Custom Hatbands


ALL OUR HOLSTERS ARE LINED.
Our gunbelt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holster all holsters have a hammer tie down. All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster.

NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.

Fancy Buscadero in deadwood brown.

Fancy Buscadero :: FIND YOUR GUNBELT SIZE

Our Fancy Buscadero has loops all the way around,  and the belt and holster have a distinctive border edging. Shown with better buckle #2, the holster comes with hammer and leg tie downs. Belt shown is a TAPERED style.

We never saw a law that said "Buscadero's must have a billeted gun belt!" so we did this one tapered, a first as far as we can tell!

Either of our buscadero's are available with a billeted or tapered gun belt, and work just as well for women as for men. Rig shown is in our signature color - Deadwood Brown, easily choose your options during the checkout process.

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Price: $485.00.00 :: Shipping $35.00 :: TOTAL: $520.00 ::  ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

Make it a 2 gun rig: Add a 2nd holster for $145.00

Price: $630.00.00 :: Shipping $35.00 :: TOTAL: $665.00 ::  ORDER NOW :: CHECK OUT

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Belt detail

Crash Corrigan's ridiculously
decorated B-movie buscadero.

Below are some examples of different requests and the quality of our workmanship. Click pictures for larger images.
NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.
Johnny Ringo Billeted Belt with Studded Masterson Holster.
50Cal Shoulder Holster
Blondie Rig in Black rough out.
Modified Open Range Rig.
Masterson Rig for a Colt Buntline
Law Dog Rig for a 5 1/2" Peacemaker.
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Ladies 3 Inch Tapered Gun Belt with holster in black.
The 3 inch belt is a better all around width for a woman, and is the perfect rig for a woman shooting Cowboy Action or Classic Cowboy. Our standard gun belt as shown has 14 loops and the holster wears equally well as a strong hand or cross draw holster.

Our standard gun belt has a garrison buckle, and can be ordered as a billeted or tapered style, with or without cartridge loops. Easily select your options during the checkout process. All order details are confirmed within one business day of your order being placed.

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Save 20 bucks when you buy the entire rig.

Holster: $185.00 | Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $210.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

3" Gun belt : $225.00 | Shipping: $35.00
TOTAL: $260.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Complete Rig; Holster and gun belt: $410.00
Shipping: $40.00 TOTAL: $450.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

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The Law-Dog
Western fast draw holster.
Color Shown: Antique Brown

Angled a full 20 degrees forward this old west style holster is for those folks who want the fastest pull possible, without going for the steel inserts in modern competition fast-draw holsters.

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Holster:$185.00|Shipping: $25.00
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6 Loop Vin Gun belt: $165.00 Shipping: $25.00
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Holster & Gun belt shown: $330.00
Ship:$35.00 :: TOTAL: $365.00
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Holster and 18 loop cartridge belt: $365.00
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Gun belt shown is the same as the VIN, however we've added 6 loops of your favorite caliber, to the tail end of the tapered gun belt

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NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR CARTRIDGES ARE INCLUDED WITH OUR CUSTOM LEATHER PRODUCTS - THEY ARE ONLY FOR ILLUSTRATION.
2 Gun Teddy Blue Rig in Deadwood Brown. These holsters are strong hand draw but can be ordered in a cross-draw style.
Black Open Range Rig.
With matching tapered gun belt
A Masterson Cross draw holster and matching billeted gun belt, in Deadwood Brown.
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Masterson Cross-Draw

The Schofield
Is significant in the history of firearms because it was the first top-break loading pistol, and because of the design significantly reduced reloading time. It was also very accurate and was one of the premier target shooting pistols of the 19th century.

First envisioned by Major George W. Schofield of the U.S. Cavalry, it was produced by Smith and Wesson in a limited run of only three years beginning in 1875. The pistol saw hard use by the 4th US cavalry in their battles with the Apache's, and was also used by the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry.

A favorite of many law men and the outlaws they chased, the Schofield has a distinct advantage in the quickness of the re-load over the Colt Peacemaker.

It was packed by Frank and Jesse James, Bob and Cole Younger, Wes Hardin, Buffalo Bill Cody, Teddy Roosevelt, famed Marshal's Pat Garrett, Bill Tilghman, Virgil and Wyatt Earp. In fact it's reputed to be a Schofield that Wyatt carried into the Gunfight at the O. K. Corral.

Some 60,000 .44cal "Russian" models of the Schofield were sold over seas to Czarist Russia, and the Turkish and Japanese governments. The Russian model added a lanyard ring in the handle butt, and a re curved addition to the trigger guard.

In it's day the Russian was considered one of the most beautiful pistols made, and almost 7 times more Russian's were sold then the original 9,000 Schofield's.

3 1/2" Schofield reproduction with Custom Masterson Rig

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The Schofield Pistol at the Movies
Used to be the only significant show of this firearm was in Clint Eastwood's oscar winning film, "Unforgiven". The Schofield Kid is one of the key characters and it's his trademark Schofield the Kid uses to kill the Cowboy in the outhouse. After getting paid for the killings; it's the Schofield that Eastwood "borrows" from the Kid to head to town and kill Little Bill (Gene Hackman) with, "For what you did to Ned."

In 2007 a revival of the Schofield was seen at the movies, in both "The 3:10 to Yuma", and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", the pistol figures prominently in both movies. In Yuma, a pair of Schofield's is used ruthlessly by Ben Wade's (Russell Crowe), lieutenant, the crazed Charlie Prince, played chillingly by actor Ben Foster. This is an excellent movie, not just a western, and well worth the viewing. I never figgered that the Schofield was a fast draw pistol, but after seeing it whipped around in Yuma I may change my mind. . .nah. . . .it's just a movie - I'd still want a Colt for a quick pull, but for combat the Schofield seems to be the better choice. Easy to see why a pistol fighter would want one of each.

And as a visitor pointed out to us, it was also a Schofield that Conn Conagher (Sam Elliot) had in his holster, in that excellent portrayal of an 1880s Buckaroo; Conagher. (1991) Click for Conagher's hat.

In The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Jesse (Brad Pitt) can be seen packing a Schofield most everywhere he goes, and Frank (Sam Shepherd) also carries a Schofield for the all of 5 minutes he's on the screen.

It's also a nickel plated Schofield that Jesse gifts Bob Ford (Casey Afflick) with, and then is used to kill Jesse with. This is historically accurate to what we know of the life and death of Jesse James.

Ruthless outlaw Charley Prince from the 3:10 to Yuma.

Ben Foster is perfect as the ultra violent Charley Prince, in the excellent western, The 3:10 to Yuma. {2007}
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ABOVE: Karl Urban wearing a 4" gunbelt holding his massive Colt Walker; portrays a young Woodrow Call, in Comanche Moon (2008)

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Capt. Walker
Custom cross-draw holster for the Walker Colt black powder pistol. Shown with a custom 4 inch wide leather belt. Color: Deadwood Brown

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These wide belts were commonly worn by sailors in the early 19th century and the centuries before to hold their cutlasses, flintlock pistols, and large knives. These big belts were just the thing on the early western frontier to carry the big bowie knives and black powder pistols.

We believe the big 4 inch wide belt matched with any of our holsters is the best choice for carrying big caliber firearms like the Colt Python or other modern 50 cal pistols.

Four inch belt: $210.00 Shipping: $25.00
TOTAL: $235.00 :: Order Now | Check-Out

Save $40 when you buy the complete rig.

Holster + 4 inch belt: $400.00 Shipping: $35.00
TOTAL: $435.00
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The Walker Colt
Is a benchmark in the history of firearms, as it was the first large caliber revolving cylinder pistol. Capt. Sam Walker of the Texas Rangers was familiar with the .36 cal Patterson Colt and wasn't happy with it's stopping power. Walker wanted a big caliber pistol that could knock a man off his mount or stop a horse in it's tracks. Working with Sam Colt, Walker got his big bore (.44Cal) hand gun in 1847, just months before dying in the Mexican-American War with a Walker-Colt in his hand.

The Walker Colt is still one of the largest caliber black powder single action pistols available. Weighting a massive 4.8 pounds, this pistol poses a real challenge to keep on target for any length of time, adding to the shadow cast by the old Texas Rangers. Below is the lever action type of rifle carried by Gus in Lonesome Dove.

Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
Clint Eastwood wielding some Walker Colts shines as The Outlaw Josey Wales. {1976}

Cowboys in the old west were often lucky to have a Colt pistol, let alone the leather to pack it.

In the early days of the western frontier, men who had pistols often carried them pushed into their pants, or belts as belly guns. Gun leather was often a luxury and a short holster with the barrel sticking out was not an uncommon sight. In those days any holster was a good holster, and you didn't ask a cowboy where he got his. Actually you didn't ask a man anything, it was considered bad manners. Strangers you took on good faith and waited for them to confide in you. If he was a good hand with the cows, could ride and rope, and minded his own business, that's all that mattered. more on the code of the west.

The Outlaw Josey Wales, by Clint Eastwood is one of the more authentic and realistic western movies you will watch, and Josey's gun leather and clothing is true to the era and the character.

For every Fancy Dan that was vain about their attire like: Bill Hickok, Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, and Luke Short, there were ten thousand that dressed for comfort and function like Josey Wales.

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The change from Black Powder Pistols.

AT RIGHT: 1872 Open Top with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. This was one of the first cartridge revolvers; where Colt adapted a cylinder to fit a black powder frame. Once the back stock of black powder frames was used up, the classic 1873 "Peacemaker" Model went into full production. This was the model that prompted the iconic phrase, "God didn't make all men equal, Mister Colt did."

You can see the classic Peacemaker in our Masterson, Rooster, and Johnny Ringo holsters.

The cowboy is a patriot :: Speak your mind - but ride a fast horse!

Buckskin Fact
Buckskin clothing and covers virtually always had a fringe attached. Why is that? Most folks think it was for show - but like most things cowboys used - the fringe on a buckskin jacket, shirt, knife, or rifle sheath had a function - it channeled water off the garment - keeping it dryer - and after it was wet, allowing it to dry faster. Just another adaption copied from the Native American Indians.

Basic Leather and Buckskin Care
When wet - allow the leather to dry naturally at room temperature. If stained use a mild mix of dish soap and water and clean carefully with a clean cloth. Commercial cleansers and chemicals should NOT be used, or they may cause discoloring. In the first year the natural oils in the hide should keep it fairly weather repellent. After that  we recommend using a spray protector like Tandy, or Mink Oil, which is an excellent protector for leather (NOT buckskin: it will cause matting if used) mink oil will condition the leather and waterproof it to a certain extent.

Disclaimer! Supplied as information only - your own common sense should always be followed.

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Custom Oversized Saddle Bags

Executive Saddle Bags
Load these oversized saddle bags with all your business gear; throw them over your shoulder and walk a city block or two. You'll never go back to carrying a briefcase.

The heavy leather bags can easily hold most anything, including your lap top, legal size folders, binders, note books, and cables. Inside you will find sleeves to hold your wallet, pens, or even a memory stick. We've even put a cell phone sleeve on the outside neck, and a heavy duty handle for easy carrying.

Cowboy Action Shooters will find these oversized saddle bags just the thing to carry all your cowboy action tools. You can easily store a gunbelt; two holsters; spurs, wild rags and ammo. And that's just in one side.On the other side you can carry a two pistol case and more ammo, and in most cases when the flaps are locked the bags are legal for firearm transport. 

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