A big +1 on the book "Packing Iron" - if you don't have it . . . . like gun leather . . . then this book is a "must have". I keep a copy of it in my reference books above my leather working bench. It is usually available on Amazon.com.
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63