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January 29, 2011, 07:24 PM
I would love to get some gun leather for my Beretta Stampede (SAA remake) with 4.75 inch barrel but I don't want to break the bank. Is there a place where I can get a decent rig for around $50-$100? Maybe even just a belt with loops and a Mexican loop holster.
January 29, 2011, 08:21 PM
Pretty reasonable and quick service. Bill
January 29, 2011, 09:04 PM
I've been dealing with Frank at Rocking K Saddlery (http://rockingksaddlery.com/belts.htm) putting together a holster for a Schofield. He's been great to deal with and the Dodge City style holster I've decided on is about $78.
All his stuff is custom but he only hurts your wallet if you get carried away.
January 30, 2011, 11:45 AM
Any other suggestions? Nothing is singing to me quite yet.
January 30, 2011, 12:25 PM
Forgot, type in holsters in the "search" box, lots of Mexico stuff
January 30, 2011, 12:30 PM
Don't buy cheap leather if you're planning on using it a lot. A lot of Mexican stuff is urine tanned. It will hold up well with use but don't get it wet.
January 31, 2011, 08:09 AM
Well, I don't want to go too cheap, but I think there's a difference in something that's affordable and a $400 rig.
January 31, 2011, 12:06 PM
Here's some inexpensive rigs that may fill your need. I've heard some good things about the quality from a couple of folks, so YMMV.
January 31, 2011, 12:32 PM
typically costs good money. You should be able to piece together a decent rig from El Paso Saddlery for about two bones. I have had several holsters from them and am getting ready to order another. Their turnaround is under six weeks as of now! Be sure to check auction sites and your LGS as well. I once picked up an EPS Money Belt and 1880 holster, used for 70 bucks from my LGS. If you don't have the scratch on hand for some good leather, I would just wait 'til you can save a bit more. Down the road, the quality will prove its worth.
January 31, 2011, 02:37 PM
Or - you could make your own! Will Ghormley has some good patterns - get some good 10 - 12 ounce vegtable tanned leather from Tandy and start on a rig. You might want to check out
There's lots of good information there on making holsters, etc and when you get stuck, all you have to do is ask. :)
January 31, 2011, 07:52 PM
You do NOT want Oklahoma Leather if you intend to use it a lot. It's chrome tanned and wont hold up to hard use. That's why it's so cheap.
February 1, 2011, 01:45 AM
various prices on various products, very fast service. Nice detailing-the man takes pride in his work. Now if you wan to go pricey--well then options abound. My favorite is Purdy Gear--totally researched and historically accurate. Great lady to deal with too. http://www.purdygear.com/index.html
February 2, 2011, 10:17 PM
+1 on making your own.
It's a blast! I started with my first one about a month ago for a Ruger Old Army - since then I've made two more - for a ruger mark II and for an 1858 Remmie 36 cal.
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