Old School Retention Holster

“I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m good once as I ever was.”

Some days I feel like this. I’ve been around a long time. I have seen things come and go, and then come back around again. I have also seen technology and equipment drastically change as well. The advent of strong and cheap polymers is something many kids today don’t appreciate. Especially in the firearms field.

Old School Leather from back.

Old School Leather from back.

Here is an “old school, high-speed-low-drag” retention holster. Even your below-average gun-monkey can understand what the goals were here.

Back in the day, this was a real gunfighters carry rig. Retention but quick access.

Back in the day, this was a real gunfighters carry rig. Retention but quick access.

Here’s the thing. I love polymer holsters. I LOVE, LOVE kydex holsters. Because I remember the bad old days when you would have a leather holster on 8-12-16 hours at day. In the rain or snow. Or sweat of the summer heat. And then having that leather hold the moisture for “DAYS”.

Ray Chapman, Elden Carl, Thell Reed, Jeff Cooper, Jack Weaver with "Race rigs" of the day.

Ray Chapman, Elden Carl, Thell Reed, Jeff Cooper, Jack Weaver with “Race rigs” of the day.

I don’t miss holsters like this. But I can still make it work. It’s a part of my generation’s history.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Marky
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