Cold Weather Leather...


October 26, 2012, 06:01 AM
I've been using this "Tanker Rig" (El Paso) for a couple of years while handgun hunting.
I'd found that bundled up in insulated overalls and coat, a conventional belt holster or horizontal shoulder rig was near impossible access.
I wear this under the overalls/coveralls and have relatively easy access to it.

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Cocked & Locked
October 28, 2012, 09:57 PM
That is sweet! Nice looking El Paso leather! I'm guessing those are some custom made fit-to-hand Herrett stocks on that S&W tucked in the holster? What model S&W you got hiding in there?

Nice combo for certain. :what:

October 28, 2012, 10:07 PM
Sweet rig. I'm going to start making more leather craft. I got a ways to go before I can do THAT, though. But, it's fun and I have made a few IWBs and pocket rigs so far without any tooling, just for function, and my IWB for my K frames is more comfy than anything I've paid for.

I have ideas for useful BP flap holsters. I think that's what I'm going to work on next. :D

October 28, 2012, 10:28 PM
I'm looking for a couple rigs like that for different guns. That setup works great if your in and out of a vehicle and just moving around also. Folks that have worn a belt rig when working know what I mean.

October 31, 2012, 12:30 PM
Nice rig. I must have a pair of those grips, so who makes them?

October 31, 2012, 12:49 PM
Very nice! Personally if I had one done I'd get it lined to help wick off moisture from the steel (a serious problem when moving from heat to deep cold). Belt rigs in cold tend to be less than ideal, since you're often buried in fleece and may not even have a belt as such. But a shoulder rig can be accessed more easily, even by reaching down coveralls.

Cocked & Locked
October 31, 2012, 01:54 PM
My Colt Anaconda is crying for one of those El Paso Saddlery Tanker Holsters. :(

November 1, 2012, 02:41 PM
The holster is lined.

The revolver is a S&W "Mountain Gun", in either .41, .44 mag or .45 Colt, don't remember which one's in the rig (I have a few of them).

Grips/stocks are Herrett "Jordan Troopers" (right-o MCgunner). I modified them extensively (wood rasps and sand paper, refinished them) -although they were custom made from a tracing of my gun hand, were too big for me to shoot double action properly. (I hog hunt a lot; still hunting through heavy cedar thickets. The ability to shoot double action is a plus:).)
I did find out that by sending THOSE grips back to Herretts, they would replicate them. I sent them back and they did a great job of precisely duplicating them.

Here's photo of the stocks.

December 10, 2012, 10:22 AM
I would love to get my 629 classic into grips and holster just like that.
Beautiful rig!

Cocked & Locked
December 10, 2012, 04:19 PM
I hate it when this thread gets a new post and I force myself to look at that holster again...envious here.

December 11, 2012, 11:11 AM
I'm making plans to order both after the holidays. I'll probably go with plain leather as much as I like the tooled.

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