View Full Version : Billy the Kid holster in CAS?

February 3, 2012, 09:02 AM
Is this Billy the kid holster usable for cowboy action shooting?

Difficult to draw from maybe when its not so "open" as the Hollywood style holsters?

See link: http://www.cochiseleather.com/hs1881-billythekidgunbeltwithholster.aspx

Jim Watson
February 3, 2012, 09:22 AM
It looks like a lot of the holsters in use when I started CAS.
The trend now is toward kind of a cross between Hollywood and Real West.

February 3, 2012, 10:41 AM
Do you have an example?

February 3, 2012, 12:54 PM
Yes, perfectly permissable.
And Cochise Leather makes good products.

February 3, 2012, 11:02 PM
Nice looking holster. AFAIK, you will need two holsters on your belt: One regular on the strong side and a cross draw on the other side. It's also nice to have room on the belt for a shotgun shell holder.

The only time you need a specialized holster is for Fast Draw, and I've had a few CAS shooters tell me they thought Fast Draw holsters were too loose for CAS.