Fighting Leather: The Cross Draw

In a previous installments of the “Fighting Leather” series, we looked at some landmark police duty holster designs, such as the Jordan Border Patrol style, the clamshell, and the various front break designs from makers like Berns-Martin, Hoyt, Bianchi, Safety Speed, Rogers and Safariland.  Today, let’s look at another popular option for 20th Century police–the cross draw. Continue reading “Fighting Leather: The Cross Draw”

Photo Essay: Lawmen, Actors, and Gunleather

When gunleather designer and maker–and ace “Holstorian”–Red Nichols  shared these images with RevolverGuy for our review of his magnificent book, we couldn’t use all of them in our story. They were too neat to scrap though, so we thought you’d enjoy seeing them in a standalone feature. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Lawmen, Actors, and Gunleather”

Andrews Custom Leather MacDaniel II Holster

We get a lot of holsters to review here at RevolverGuy, and not all of them show up in a post when it’s all said and done. Sometimes the product is no different than one that we’ve already reviewed, and it’s not worth the bandwidth to feature it. Other times, the product needs to go back to the drawing board before it’s ready for prime time.

Once in a while though, there’s a holster which really stands out from the others, and this is one of those times. Continue reading “Andrews Custom Leather MacDaniel II Holster”

Diamond D Custom Leather Butt Cuff & Sling

Long before I began my reviews (Part I, Part II) of the Henry .357 Magnum Carbine, a frequent reader here sent me a photo of his Wiley Clapp GP100 and levergun combo. I was as intrigued by his choice of accessories as I was the guns; the rifle had a beautiful leather butt-cuff with eight loaded cartridge loops. That led me to Diamond D Custom Leather of Wasilla, AK. Continue reading “Diamond D Custom Leather Butt Cuff & Sling”

The Kramer Belt Scabbard & The Colt King Cobra

When conducting my field test of the Colt King Cobra, I neglected to carry this revolver for want of a holster. This is a pretty common problem with firearms that are new to the market. Leather workers and Kydex benders need a little time to catch up to new designs. Though Kramer Gunleather didn’t list a model for the King Cobra, I reach ed out to them anyhow. I lucked out, and they offered to send us a Kramer Belt Scabbard. Continue reading “The Kramer Belt Scabbard & The Colt King Cobra”

Galco Combat Master Scabbard

I have been carrying appendix for about three years now and you can put me down firmly in the “appendix guy” category. It’s OK if you’re not – I’m just letting you know where I stand. As much as I like it, though, carrying appendix isn’t always possible. Appendix can get quite uncomfortable if you have to hold a certain position for long periods of time, and some types of dress and activity don’t support the method. Continue reading “Galco Combat Master Scabbard”

The DeSantis FLETC 2.0

As dedicated revolver enthusiasts, your RevolverGuy team occupies a unique position in the industry. There are very few individuals and groups out there with such a concentrated focus on revolvers, and that’s afforded us some unique opportunities to work with manufacturers on product improvements and new ideas. One recent project that we were proud to play a small role in was the development of the new FLETC 2.0 holster from DeSantis. Continue reading “The DeSantis FLETC 2.0”

The Aker Model 160A IWB Holster

I didn’t want to like this holster.

It wasn’t a question of workmanship or materials. It was obvious from the start that this holster was made of good stuff and had been assembled with care and attention to detail. This was not one of those holsters (and there are many out there) that missed its calling as a chew toy for a large dog. Continue reading “The Aker Model 160A IWB Holster”