The “Rough Riders” is patterned after a holster used by Teddy Roosevelt in his youth. While reading some biographies of President Roosevelt; we ran across a photo of him wearing a double loop holster in a crossdraw configuration. Using the photo as a reference, we made a similar holster for our 2001 catalog.
The “Rough Riders” holster is cut from 8 oz. leather and fully suede lined. It is designed to be used as a crossdraw; the holster is worn butt forward on the weak hand side of the belt. Since the holster has no cant, it can be easily moved on the belt for the traditional strong side carry. Hand molded for a perfect fit, the holster comes with a latigo hammer tie down.
The belt is 3″ wide and also consists of twenty four bullet loops and a solid clip cornered buckle.
Finished in a hand stamped border and hand dyed, the “Rough Riders” rig is sure to be a new favorite among cowboy shooters.
We have been proudly making our custom holsters right here in the great state of Texas, since 1950. All our holsters are custom made from high quality American leather.
How our holsters are built
We start by cutting from the best part of the hide. We then hand dye the holster to ensure a rich deep color that will accent your firearm. All our holsters are sewn using seven cord bonded nylon thread and double stitched in all critical areas. The heavy weight construction also makes sure the holsters stay open when re-holstering. Each holster is then hand molded for a perfect fit. The edges are then sanded and hand burnished to a smooth glossy finish. This helps prevent moisture from entering the edges of the leather. They are then polished and finished with a clear coating to protect the finish. The belts are made using heavy 9 oz. saddle leather and are fully leather lined. They feature 24 hand molded bullet loops and come equipped with high quality solid steel and brass hardware. Our custom gun belts are built to last a lifetime.
Remember, when you buy from Kirkpatrick Leather Company, you are supporting American jobs & manufacturing