The Development Of Western Holsters
If you’re a gun owner, you’re probably familiar with Western Holsters. They have been around for years and many gun owners own at least one. Western gun belts are popular not only because of their versatility, but also because they are so easy to customize. In addition to allowing the owner to easily change out the gun belt to change the look of their handgun, these leather gun belts are also quite attractive.
Western style holsters come in two basic types: western or antique. Western gun belts feature a metal bar along the top or back of the belt. The bar accepts one or more firearms and the remainder of the leather is left in tact. Some western holsters can accommodate up to four firearms (with the guns being lined up horizontally). This type of holster offers the best opportunity for adding accessories, such as buckles, lanyards, straps, or additional ammunition.
The other type of western holsters differs from antique western holsters in that it has a more ornate, decorative look. The look is achieved through the use of decorative metal gears on the belt. These gears allow the gun belt to be easily distinguished from other belt styles.
Western gun belts also vary in size. Some offer a small, open carry rig, which enables the owner to place their handgun closer to their body. These gun belts can often be seen in early western movies. The open carry rig allows more room to prepare food, make bullets, or perform other necessary tasks without having to raise the gun over your head.
Western gun belts differ from antique gun belts in another way. Western gun belts tend to be made of heavier leather. This leather is typically used in cowboy action shooting and other outdoor activities. The extra weight of the leather enables the user to carry their gun belt with them when they move, rather than being restricted by their lighter weight belt.
Western gun belts are commonly purchased for use in western themed weddings. However, gun belts are also commonly used in other types of theme weddings. In fact, gun belts are a popular accessory for some weddings. Western gun belts can also be found for purchase as western-themed wedding decorations. If you want to add an element of western adventure to your wedding, you could purchase a gun belt to use as your wedding decoration. This would make a perfect gift for your guests, especially since the gun belt would also serve as a useful gun holster.
An early example of a Western holster is the mexican loop. This type of holster was created by early 1870’s Texas pioneers. The mexican loop was designed to hold one single cowboy gun with an attached leather canteen pouch. In addition to using the canteen pouch to store bullets, this holster would also allow the gun belt to be left free at the front end of the belt for easy access to the gun.
Gun holsters were originally designed for use in the wild west so that ranchers and other cowboys had easier and more secure ways to carry their guns. Holsters today can be used for just about any purpose that would warrant the use of a gun belt. For instance, there are many modern gun belts that have been designed specifically for western wear, but these designs do not date back to the very beginning. Therefore, it is easy to assume that all gun holsters from the very beginning were meant for use in the American frontier.
Gun holsters were first used on revolvers during the late 1860’s. At the time, it was difficult for African-Americans to own rifles due to legal issues that existed at the time. Therefore, gun owners used the opportunity to design cartridges belt that were visible to others and easily accessible to their fingers. Early cartridges belts also had visible compartments for the storage of ammunition which made them convenient for storage and easy to use while traveling.
A very popular model for early 1900’s gun belts was the “fast draw” model. This model featured an open shelf on either side of the gun belt that was designed in such a way that it would enable the user to quickly draw their gun. Many early models of the fast draw featured a clip that would attach to the side of the belt in order to enable users to “load” their weapon with the aid of a loaded clip. In addition, these early cartridges would also feature a folding leaf or slip over magazine that would enable users to easily take down the magazine and place it into the belt on one side of their choice. In many instances, these early models would have a small hole in the top of the magazine where the pin could be inserted to hold it securely.
Throughout the early 1900’s, a number of companies attempted to provide solutions for the problem of securing pistols and revolvers in the wrong hands. This resulted in an array of different types of belt including the “pistol buckle” that was designed to secure any kind of handgun. Additionally, there were options that included the use of “wipe out” areas on the inside of the belt that were designed to allow for easy cleaning. Despite the popularity of this product, it was not until the later part of the 20th century that manufacturers began developing more secure designs for securing a person’s gun belt.