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Holster for Vaquero

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. PlayboyPenguin

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    I am looking for a nice holster for the 3.75" Ruger Vaquero. I am wanting something for open carry while in the field. Also like something a little "cowboyish". Anyone know a good place online to look for one that will not be over $150 ?
     
  2. ball3006

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    There are a bunch of holster...

    makers for your pistol. Start out with "Hunter".......chris3
     
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    Do you mean a 3.75" "sheriff's model" Vaquero? If so, I'm thinking something along the lines of a Tom Threepersons from El Paso Saddlery might be to your liking. It was designed by Sam Myers (saddler/holstermaker) and Tom Threepersons (El Paso police officer). I've read of this holster being used by modern rancher/cowboy types packing single-action sixguns in trucks, ahorseback, and on foot.

    http://www.epsaddlery.com/

    For this holster, go to this link:

    https://secure.aaa-servers.com/epsa...56&PHPSESSID=63d44f8561ca74ced2d3f93119a04afe

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    They're quoting $62 +shipping.
    Editted to add: Another thing about the Tom Threepersons style is that while it has a certain amount of western flair, it also is made to ride at the cant now known as the FBI tilt. Tom Threepersons was wanting that angle after seeing Ranger Capt. Frank Hamer's rig also made by Sam Myers, but with a lot less leather as he didn't need a cartridge belt.
     
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    Look up Red Dog Leather (Paul Combast) on Ebay.

    He made a really nice cross draw holster for my 3.75" Vaquero, as well as a pair of strong side holsters for my Taurus Gauchos. Quick turn around, good quality, and very reasonable pricing. He can do lined, unlined, basket stamping, etc. as well as make to your specifications (I wanted the Gaucho holsters to have a negative cant).
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

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    No, it is the Birds Head Vaquero. Probably work in the same holsters though.
     
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    It'll work in the same holsters because the only thing different is the shape of the grip.

    If the gun's stainless, whether the holster's lined or not won't matter from what I understand, but if it's charcoal blued, an unlined holster will wear the finish off. When I build my holsters, I always line them with pigsuede because I read some articles in the Leathercrafters&Saddlers Journal where they told that pigsued won't rub the blue off.
     
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    I looked everywhere in town today and searched the internet and still no luck. The only ones I found for the 3.75" Vaquero where custom ones that ran $250+ :(
     
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    Did you check further into the Tom Threepersons I linked to? It's custom to a point, but it lists for $62 +shipping and they'll make it to fit a 3.75" Vaquero if you order it as for such. If I needed a holster at the moment, I'd pick that one. I'd recommend giving El Paso Saddlery a chance on name recognition and a reputation that goes way back.
     
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    Here is the link to Red Dog Leather on Ebay. You could get a very nice lined holster made specifically for your Vaquero for a great price. Send Paul an email from any of his holster links, and describe what you want.
     
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