Being a cowboy creates a certain appeal, both to men and women. For men, cowboys epitomize masculinity; for women, cowboys are their knights-in-shining-armors. Such is the popularity of cowboys (and cowboy movies) that their fashion style is adapted by avid fans. Whether consciously or unconsciously, the use of western gun holsters traces back to this unique charm of the Wild, Wild West heroes.
Gun holsters, which trace back to the 18th century, are meant to safely hold your gun in place while you are out and carrying one with you. If you will be needing it for emergency purposes, reaching the gun from your side will be easy because of the holster.
With so many gun holsters available in the market, choosing the perfect holder for your gun can be quite challenging. Fit, material, quality, and design are some considerations when selecting your gun’s perfect partner among the many western gun holder available.
• Getting the right fit is crucial when finding a holster for your pistol. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all for gun holsters. Each purchase should be based on the measurement given for the type of gun that you have. When you are searching for “the” holder, tell the store owner what type of revolver you own. The right gun holster should suit the gun effortlessly, not too loose and not too tight. On your first try, you might find the holster a little bit constricted; do not immediately disregard the gun holder. Leather expands over time. You may want to hold the gun by the grip (make sure it is not loaded), carefully slip it inside the holster while holding the safety strap. Eventually, your gun will fit snugly to the holster.
• Search for the perfect material. Almost all western gun holsters are made of leather. This is due to leather’s property of high tensile strength and resistant to tearing and flexing. Leather items last a long time but retain their original shape, look, and feel. These make leather the perfect material for firearm holsters. If properly maintained, even after many years, it will still hold your firearm seamlessly and still look good and new.
• Choose quality. To ensure that you only choose high quality leather, buy only from reputable stores selling premium leather western holsters. It is all right to pay a little extra as long as you are sure that you have a good quality product to bring home.
• Find a suitable design. Western gun holsters are available in various designs, which you can freely choose depending on your taste. There are plainly designed holders for the more conservative ones. Some have prints and intricate patterns for those who are a little bit on the stylish side.
If you are really into Western fashion, you can match the holster with cowboy boots, jackets, and hats. You can even own a holster even though you do not have a gun, if you just want to make a fashion statement. Western gun holsters are available in various local and online stores.