Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by el indio, Jan 1, 2017.
Had a customer who wanted a double Johnny Ringo rig. I made what he wanted and he's happy.
Nice looking two gun rig!
That is beautiful leather work. That style was mad popular by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry during the "B" movie era of the 1940-1950s. Every boy had or wanted a set of cap pistols in those fancy rigs. Those were the days.
That is impressive--it's lovely work. The white stitching sets off the whole thing perfectly.
I sometimes wonder, though, whether a century or so from now, connoisseurs will be wanting genuine old fashioned Kydex to complement their classic Glocks.
Awfully well done rendition of the Johnny Ringo rig. el indio must have researched Tombstone. el indio, are those hand stitched?
Actually, this style of holster goes back farther than the movies. The older holsters buried the sixgun deep in the pouch but had similar lines. The slim jim style holster (mid 1800s) that was made for the long barreled blackpowder guns looked similar also. Holster evolution led to the "Mexican loop" holster and over time became a little more abbreviated.
I agree that Gene and Roy made the Johnny Ringo style more popular than ever. Then came the 1950s. A bunch of celebs who bought "walk and draw" gun rigs started the fast draw craze and Clint Eastwood took over from there.
Interestingly, there are some that compete in SASS and proudly wear the old style rigs wanting to adhere to what they term the spirit of the old west.
As a leathercrafter, I can appreciate the old holsters, but as a competitor, I worship at the altar of speed.
Nice, very well done! I've done a couple of them myself.
red cent. yes,all my products are hand stitched. i want to keep the uniqueness and quaintness of hand work. thanks all for your comments. el indio
Well lets end this thread with who was the holster's name sake? John Ringo born on an Indiana farm committed suicide in the Mojave desert.
Geez Dog Soldier, don't you remember...?
"When the Legend becomes Fact, print the Legend."
Well technically, it's inspired by the movie character in Tombstone, which in turn was inspired by the real Johnny Ringo. Will Ghormley, the guy who made the leather for the movie, also makes patterns for general consumption.
Great looking rig!
If you have a website, you should post it up. Lots of guys on here have a "need" for custom leather!
red cent. i forgot to mention that you probably noticed that i stitched the complete edge of the holster. the reason is that i use two pieces of leather and glue them flesh side to flesh side. i don't have to worry about lining the holster. the stitching will hold the glued edge together. Craig C great work as always. Corpral_Agarn, my website is randjsp.com. I also can be contacted at facebook.com/randjsp. Hope this helps
Heck, anyone that has watched the movie "Tombstone" knows Doc Holliday did him in. Seriously there are abundant variations on his death listed in that article and since no one actually witnessed his death who is to know what really happened.
That's nice work, el indio.
The court of the day ruled his death a suicide. We love to attach conspiracies to the death of any outlaw. Jesse James, Billy the Kid and John Dillinger never died. They have been seen with Elvis Presley riding Harley Davidson Motor cycles in Southern California.
No one witnessed what happened so the court ruling puts the issue to rest. The fact remains they were just guessing like everyone else. He was a troublemaker that wasn't going to make anymore trouble so just rule that it was suicide and adjourn to the nearest saloon.
What does this have to do with the OP's excellent leather work?
el indio, I do the same. I use 8-9 ounce for the outer and 5-6 ounce for the liner. After wet molding and drying, it could be used as a lethal weapon. But no hand sewing for me. I use a Cobra 4 .
Dog Soldier, this is where I got the name for the holster and belt rig. It is from the gentleman who made the gun leather for the movie Tombstone.
I've used some of Will's patterns before. I highly recommend them if you don't want to make your own.
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