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Western Gunbelt questions.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by GhostyDan, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a good gunbelt for riding horses and hiking. I don't think I can spend more than $275. What do people think of Cochise Leather Company?
    I want a Half-Breed holster and they have a good looking one. If you have any comments or suggestions please help me out.

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  3. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    I have one from BIG BAD GUNS for my 1847 Walker. Think I like the rig more than the gun
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    That "Jesse James" as a cross draw would be fantastic. Good looking leather, and great pricing for lined holsters.
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Cochise looks like good stuff.

    It's hard to beat a good Threepersons:

  6. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    I really don't like those, especially if the retention strap is not deactivated with the thumb.

    Does anyone make a Western style holster with a thumb break?
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    For outdoor or recreational use, a retention strap or thong is really unnecessary 99% of the time. That is, if the holster is properly fitted to the handgun carried in it. A properly fitted holster should not allow the handgun to fall out, even if inverted. I prefer thongs but rarely use them. They're easily ignored when not in use. I don't care for retention straps at all but offer them for those who prefer them. They are not easily ignored when not in use, unless it swivels like on certain Freedom Arms holsters.

    If it has a thumbreak, then it's not really a "western" holster.
  8. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    This is very true. I have a "Slim Jim" style holster for my Type II Conversion. It has a thong, but I never use it. The gun draws easily but will not come out, even if I hang upside down with it.
  9. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the replies.
    remodel I have thought about a Tom Threepersons ,but I have a holster somewhat like that for a 1911 and it always pulls my belt down. So dose anyone else have any comments on how comfortable gunbelts are?
  10. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    For horseback sitting in a truck or on an ATV the Bianchi Cyclone is second to none for comfort and retention which is important while riding. There is never any doubt that the gun is still with you. I does have a thumb break so if you are a purist it may not fit the bill but I wouldn't carry one on a horse without a strap or thong and the thumb break is faster than the other options. Couple that with a good cartridge belt and a knife and your good to go. You will have money left for ammo with your budget.
  11. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    I didn't believe this until I got my first quality hand-made holster......

    Thanks CraigC
  12. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    How's it holding up?
  13. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    It looks like new except for all the drool stains from fellow shooters.
  14. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Damn, I forgot to drool-proof it! :p
  15. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Well-Known Member

    So dose anyone know anything about Cochise Leather?
  16. Red Cent

    Red Cent Well-Known Member

    Who made that holster in the picture CraigC?
  17. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I did! :D
  18. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    Are you wanting a gun belt that fits the belt loops on your pants or a separate one that buckles over your pants?
  19. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    The only gun I ever lost.....(and later found), was lost from a nylon Bianchi Cyclone.
    ( No jab, just fact)
  20. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Well-Known Member

    One that would buckle over my pants.

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