Re: This is the crossdraw holster I am gonna have made
I have always liked crossdraw with the shorter barrel firearms. Even riding in a vehicle it is much faster to get to than strong side carry where you would have to lean forward. But especially riding a horse on the trail, the advantage to getting quickly gets my vote.
I was walking with another guy one time while hunting up in Columbia Falls, along the river road, a guy was letting his german shepard run in front of his vehicle. The dog came up agressively, and at the time I was carrying a Ruger BV in .45 Colt with it's 5.5" barrel. The guy with me was surprized at how fast I cleared leather, as I screamed to the owner to leash his dog or loose his dog while cocking the hammer back. He was speachless, and I repeated giving him to the count of 3 to settle his dog and leash it.
The dog lived to see another day.
Another dog while I was hunting alone one time, did not live to see another day as I am not going to be any dogs chew bone.
Well I let Levergunner know that if I had him make the ammo holder, it would have to be 6 and 6 or just one row of 6 as the .44 Mag is not my primary. My personal preferance is a strip of 12 exposed loops that would be a slider on a leather belt of my preferance, that is why I don't want a belt containing the exposed loops.
But it will wait for a bit, as my son got me something to hold me over, and thru any wet weather that I may encounter to go with my wilderness belt. A Uncle Mikes holster and belt slide cartridge holder simply because in the back country, we encounter wet weather condition, and many time through deadfall that are not good for leather products. I know some will say, oh yuck not that black nylon crap. But I have ruined leather holsters and belts etc in the back country before and so you can say, I've been there and done that.
That's the problem with leather. It's beautiful, but it holds moisture and will harm the gun and eventually stain up and rot out. With the price most places are getting for their leather holsters, it sucks to beat them up like that. If you can't afford to replace it a lot, then save it for the better weather and use something a little cheaper that will hold up. You're looking for practical not pretty, so you done good.