During the early 1900’s, Hollywood started a trend that continues today; romanticizing the tough and dangerous life of the frontiersmen. Throughout the century, movie and television westerns kept the spirit of the Old West, as we wish to remember it, alive in our hearts and minds.
The “Laredoan Crossdraw” rig features the same belt as the 1914 “Laredoan” with the addition of a matching crossdraw holster. The crossdraw holster is designed to be easily attached and removed from the belt. It’s high ride design and 30 degree cant make for a smooth and effortless draw.
The 1914-2 allows the drawing of either of your two pistols with your strong arm, drawing the second gun after reholstering the first. The crossdraw holster is cut from the same quality leather as the “Laredoan”. It is hand molded for a perfect fit and has latigo hammer tie downs. This fully lined holster comes with either a matching silver plated concho or silver plated initial.
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