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#182857 - 08/25/17 08:39 PM PACKING IRON
45MAN
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SEEN A LOT OF PRETTY GUNS HERE SO FAR BUT WHAT ABOUT GOOD LEATHER? I BELT CARRY IN THE FIELD (MY RANCH, AT MY SHOOTING RANGE ON THE RIO GRANDE, AT A DEER LEASE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES HAVE, etc.) MAYBE 80 OR SO DAYS A YEAR. MOSTLY I USE EL PASO SADDLERY ROUGHOUT MONEY BELTS AND I AM PARTIAL TO VINTAGE HOLSTERS, ESPECIALLY FANCY HOLSTERS (BBQ HOLSTERS) BUT ALSO HAVE PRACTICAL PLAIN HOLSTERS. WILL BE POSTING PICTURES OF GUNS AND HOLSTERS SOON (I HOPE).

P.S. TEXAS NOW HAS OPEN CARRY BUT IN URBAN AREAS MOST LICENSE HOLDERS PREFER TO CARRY CONCEALED AND I RARELY CARRY OPEN IN TOWN.
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#182863 - 08/25/17 09:58 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: 45MAN]
Whitworth
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This is a Barranti Threepersons housing one of my 5 1/2-inch Bisleys - a custom in .45 Colt.



This elephant hide holster was stitched by member CraigC. The picture does it no justice (I have better photos of it that I will post as soon as I locate them).

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#182864 - 08/25/17 10:06 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: 45MAN]
junebug
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I have never been a fan of open carry in public places.I don't advertise. The people that I think need to know I carry do. Never been to a fancy barbecue,but around like minded people I would carry in one of the cross draw holsters I have made. Couple of pictures on bragging board,never can seem to figure out how to post them.
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#182868 - 08/25/17 10:55 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: junebug]
45MAN
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MAX: I CHECKED OUT BARRANTI LEATHER, NICE STUFF, MAY GIVE HIM SOME BUSINESS, I REALLY LIKE HIS FANCY No. 5 WITH FLORAL CARVING AND LACING.

JUNEBUG: A BBQ GUN IS JUST A FANCY GUN, USUALLY ENGRAVED AND/OR WITH FANCY GRIPS, AND OFTEN NICKELED OR BRIGHT STAINLESS.
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"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.

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#182870 - 08/25/17 11:09 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: junebug]
s4s4u
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 Quote:
...I would carry in one of the cross draw holsters I have made. Couple of pictures on bragging board,never can seem to figure out how to post them.


Well, lets see if we can't do something about that junebug ;-)











Nice!!!
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#182872 - 08/26/17 06:19 AM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: s4s4u]
45MAN
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BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL FLORAL CARVED, AUSTIN STYLE, EL PASO SADDLERY HOLSTER FOR A N-FRAME S&W, AT A GOOD PRICE, ON EBAY. WORE IT TO THE SHOOTING RANGE ON THE RIO GRANDE (IN NO-MAN'S LAND BETWEEN THE RIVER AND A BORDER FENCE). IT FIT FUNNY AND WEIRD IN MY NORMAL RIGHT SIDE CARRY. WHEN I GOT HOME I FIGURED OUT IT WAS A CROSS DRAW. BECAUSE OF MY GIRTH AND LIMITED RANGE OF MOTION IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER CROSS DRAW IS NOT PRACTICAL FOR ME. BEFORE I BUY OFF THE INTERNET NOW I LOOK CLOSE TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT CROSS DRAW. WHEN I HAVE ENUFF POSTS TO QUALIFY TO PUT IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS YOU MAY SEE IT.
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"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.

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#182873 - 08/26/17 06:55 AM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: 45MAN]
Newt
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Very nice Junebug!

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#182879 - 08/26/17 10:40 AM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: Newt]
Craig44
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I have made one or two. From traditional blackpowder rigs...



...cowboy rigs...


...and movie rigs...




...to field holsters...




...modern concealment...


...flap holsters...


...and Rocky Mountain fur trade era knife sheaths.



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#182884 - 08/26/17 12:48 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: 45MAN]
mart
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I love good leather and this thread has a lot of nice holsters. I can see I am going to have to add a Craig44 holster to the inventory. Here's a few of mine. You'll notice they're all correctly handed.

An old El Paso Saddlery Threeperson cross draw. My wife bought this for me as a birthday present when I only had one centerfire revolver and we were poor as church mice. It rode on my belt many a thousand miles. It shows a little wear.



Another birthday present from my wife. A Barranti EK#5.



A pair of 45 Colts in their respective shucks. The top one a vintage Lawrence 120 and the lower a Simply Rugged Pancake.



This old Bianchi makes a nice home for my Powermag.



And a well worn, much traveled old Hunter housing an equally well traveled Single Six. Many long miles and days on the trapline and a few truck loads of coyotes fell to the SS.


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#182896 - 08/26/17 09:03 PM Re: PACKING IRON [Re: mart]
45MAN
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MART: GREAT VARIETY OF CLASSIC HOLSTERS AND HOLSTER TYPES, PACKING IRON THE RIGHT WAY. YOU CAN FIND GOOD LAWRENCE HOLSTERS FOR UNDER A $100 ON EBAY. MOST OF THE SELLERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT GUN THE HOLSTER IS FOR SO YOU HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF. HOW DO YOU LIKE THE EK#5? CLASSIC STYLE + FLORAL CARVING + LACING, HARD TO GET ANY FANCIER.
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"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.

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