Reproductions of the
by Jim Green
Authentic Look of Old West - Modern Function
All of the western gear I make is based on originals from the 19th century. Making my own patterns has allowed me to duplicate the styles and designs
I only use the same western hardware that was available during the 19th century that is still made the same way today. My buckles are made either
Cowboy Action Holsters
Back in “the day,” cowboy holsters were designed to keep the gun in the holster regardless of weather, bouncing around on horseback etc. To accomplish this, the old holsters were generally made of thinner leather which "clung" to the gun. However, Cowboy Action Shooters want the gun to come out of the holster as quickly as possible, which means that the holster has to be made of thicker leather to hold its shape after the gun is removed. Although thicker leather works better, the edge doesn’t look the same.
My solution is to make the holster out of thicker leather, which holds its shape well so you can remove and replace the gun quickly; but I thin the leather at the edges to give the holster the same look as the originals.