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Western Gunbelt questions.

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

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  1. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Member

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    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.

    Thanks
     
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    I have one from BIG BAD GUNS for my 1847 Walker. Think I like the rig more than the gun
     
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    That "Jesse James" as a cross draw would be fantastic. Good looking leather, and great pricing for lined holsters.
     
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    Cochise looks like good stuff.

    It's hard to beat a good Threepersons:

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

    Thanks CraigC
     
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    How's it holding up?
     
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    It looks like new except for all the drool stains from fellow shooters.
     
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    Damn, I forgot to drool-proof it! :p
     
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    So dose anyone know anything about Cochise Leather?
     
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    Who made that holster in the picture CraigC?
     
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    I did! :D
     
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    Are you wanting a gun belt that fits the belt loops on your pants or a separate one that buckles over your pants?
     
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    The only gun I ever lost.....(and later found), was lost from a nylon Bianchi Cyclone.
    ( No jab, just fact)
     
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    One that would buckle over my pants.
     
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    He is riding a horse! You want a belt to sit lower when you are on horseback or a 4 wheeler for that matter. It's going to be a long day if your gun is getting jammed by the saddle or the seat of the 4 wheeler. If you have to get off the horse you can always pull up the belt.

    I ride mules a lot. The club where I shoot sporting clays raises and sells hunting mules. Unlike a horse you have to dismount to make a mule jump anything. I never have any problems with my holster getting hung on fences when we are out riding the mules. We usually carry a couple pistols even when we are not hunting to kill predators and snakes.

    I have a simple and cheap rig that has served me well. Just a plain 2" tool belt and a nylon holster. Leather holsters work well but most do not have cut outs for the rear sight. Every well made nylon holster I have owned has a cut out for the rear site. I have yet to experience any broken sight blades since switching to nylon holsters.
     
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    I have one of CraigC's Slim Jim holsters and my gun simply will not fall out of it, no matter how hard I try.
    I don't even use the thong.
     
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    I suggest you give a lot of thought about how wide and what material you want your gun belt to be.

    I recently had a 3" wide canvas belt made. I either order or make sure before buying that the loop is wide enough to slide onto the belt.
     
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    Recently got this holster. Very nice and well made leather. Holster, belt and dual spare cylinder holder for my remmie 58. Right at $100.

    Www.southerncomfortmercantile.com


    Tell em Randy Ray sent you!
     

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    AbstrAct - that's a good looking rig from the Remington to the strap holster. Excellent advice.

    For riding and woods walking, I like a full flap. Keeps the wet and brush crud off the piece and keeps the piece in the holster. I myself like a full flap cross draw and my riding holster is an inexpensive unlined full flap from Oklahoma Leather. I wax the he'll out of it with beeswax and jojoba so that it's nice and soft. I do like a lined holster though. If you're out West and the wet isn't an issue, half strap and broad straps like Randy has will do you fine. Riding without a flap is a mistake to my mind.

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