I still use that leather from time to time. I don't use the 1860 as much anymore. Now instead of walking out the back door to unload for fresh charges, I have to drive out to the shootin' pit.
To the original question, I have and will continue to use a Cap n ball as a carry piece. Not a regular one, but one none the less. In fact Ive got a snub 1860 that I have 100% faith in and am in the process of building a pancake holster for it.