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Old West Gun Holsters

OldTradingPost.com also created Vintagegunleather.com because of our belief in maintaining the historical accuracy of Gun Holsters and Gun Leather throughout the products development. It is uncertain who first thought up the idea of what became the traditional“cowboy” holster, commonly referred to as the Mexican Loop or El Paso Loop holster. It was cut out of one piece of leather, shaped so that one half of the leather folded over like a sandwich, with the open bottom edge and the contoured open side edges stitched closed to form the pouch for the gun. The other half of the leather was folded down behind the full length of the pouch to make the “skirt.” From two to six slits were then cut horizontally through the middle of this skirt, forming one, two or three straps that the pouch was inserted down through to form the finished holster. And the fold at the top of the holster formed a loop for a belt to go through, so that the holster hung on the belt, not below it. At first, the top of the outer side of the Mexican Loop holster was so high that it was nothing more than a pocket for the pistol to fall into. But over the years, the top side of the holster was cut down further and further until a.com ll of the handle of the gun and part of the trigger guard were exposed so that the gun could be gripped faster and pulled from the holster faster. Yes, some individuals probably created their own fast-draw holsters during this time, and perhaps some even tied down their holsters with a rawhide thong around their thighs so that the holster wouldn’t ride up the leg on a fast draw. But otherwise, and contrary to movie myth, these Mexican Loop holsters that were usually worn high on the hip into the 20th century were not fast-draw holsters, and the so-called Hollywood fast-draw holsters of the 1950s movie boom simply did not exist in the 1800s and that is why we created a separate category for what we call Fast Draw Holsters or in some cases Hollywood Fast Draw Holsters.

1897 Sweetwater Western Gun Holster

1897 Sweetwater Western Gun Holster

The 1897 Sweetwater Western Cowboy pistol holster is made of genuine top quality leather and available for most single revolvers with a 4 3/4-inch to...
$113.50
Sale: $96.48
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1976 J B Books Shootist Design Western Leather Single Loop Gun Holster

1976 J B Books Shootist Design Western Leather Single Loop Gun Holster

The Shootist Western Cowboy pistol holster is a top of the line rig modeled after those made for John Wayne for use in 1976 movie, The Shootist. ...
$140.25
Sale: $119.21
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Cowboy Western Side Holster

Cowboy Western Side Holster

We pride ourselves on the high quality of our products! We offer our popular Tooled Black Leather Western Side Holster Great for your Drop Loop, High...
$44.18
Derringer Clip On Western Holster

Derringer Clip On Western Holster

Our clip derringer holster is a handsome hand tooled floral carved version of J W Townsend's 1906 hip pocket holster which he had to patent because...
$139.95
Sale: $118.95
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J W Duke Western Cowboys Holster

J W Duke Western Cowboys Holster

The Half Breed Design Holster has been a favorite of Cowboys, Frontiersmen and Lawman since the late 1800s.  The Half Breed Design Gun Holster has...
$98.95
Mexican Western Double Loop Holster

Mexican Western Double Loop Holster

Our border tooled Mexican double loop side holster is great for your High Rider or Ranger style gun belts and the holster works with your everyday...
$79.43
Sale: $67.51
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Western Cross Draw Holster

Western Cross Draw Holster

Here is a cowboy favorite!! This is a beautiful western leather cross draw gun holster made from 1/4" thick leather to withstand the riggers of...
$49.32
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