The Bandolero Rig

A classic design that provides a great way to carry your handgun while in the great outdoors. The Bandolero Rig is ideal for horseback or ATV riding where cross-draw is much more efficient than strong side carry.  My bandolero rigs are modular to allow the user to change the holster and cartridge carrier, if desired. This rig is frequently customized to customer specifications.

This is an example of the "standard" bandolero Rig.  It features a removable crossdraw holster with a smooth front and your choice of hammer strap, trigger guard strap or hammer thong retention.  The holster can be used as a "stand alone" holster.  It also includes the 2 1/2" main strap, 1 1/2" back strap and a removable 10-round cartridge carrier.  The entire rig is assembled with Chicago screws for ease in sizing and future customization.


This rig depicts my standard configuration. It has a 2 1/2" main strap and a 1 1/2" rear strap, a 10-round cartridge carrier and a cross draw holster.


A bandolero rig for Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel.  Tooled with "North Woods at Dusk" scene which includes a moose with a mountain range in the background and the owners initials on the holster face.

A bandolero rig for Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter with a ruggedized miniature reflex (RMR) red dot sight.  Tooled with "We The People" on the main strap.

This Bandolero was created for a gentleman who wanted a lighter weight rig with the ability to wear the rig  normally as well as higher up under the arm. I modified the design with more adjustability, a narrower front strap and thinned the thickness of the straps to allow it to lie more comfortably in the higher position.  I also added a removable "2+2+2" cartridge wallet that can be attached to the front strap, worn on a belt or carried in a pocket.

A rig designed for a Ruger Security features an optional thumb break on the holster and a 2 1/2" back strap with dual rows of adjustment screws.  The holster, main strap and back strap feature barbed wire border tooling.

This is a bandolero rig I made for a Ruger Super Blackhawk with 10.5" barrel. The customer provided an antique handmade brass buckle that I integrated into the main strap.  The rig included a flapped holster with basketweave tooling on the face.


A rig designed for a Ruger Redhawk with 7 1/2" barrel in 44 features a pig skin lined holster with floral tooling on the holster and straps.  The customer also requested a fully covered trigger.

This rig was made for a Ruger Redhawk in .41 Magnum with 7 1/2" barrel and a full scope.

Bandolero rig for the Smith and Wesson 686+ with 4" barrel.  The holster has a feather tooling front with hammer strap retention.

A bandolero rig for the Remington Model 1875 Outlaw with 7 1/2" barrel.  The slim holster is fully lined.

This rig has a horseshoe tooling on the holster with barbed wire border on the holster front and main strap.

Bandolero rig for very unique Taurus Raging Bull 444 with 8 3/8" barrel in 44 Magnum. This rig was completely designed and built using pictures from the customer.

A left-hand bandolero rig for the iconic Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield revolver.  The Model 3 Schofield was a single-action, cartridge-firing, top-break revolver produced by Smith & Wesson from circa 1870 to 1915, and was recently again offered as a reproduction by Smith & Wesson and Uberti.

Custom Bandolero for a Ruger Super Blackhawk with 7 1/2" Barrel

A rig with custom tooling and barbed wire border.

Designed for a Ruger Super Blackhawk with 7 1/2" barrel.  Features basket weave tooling on holster and main strap.

A "proper-handed" rig for a S&W 686.  Features two-tone color and hammer thong retention.

This rig was made for a Heritage Rough Rider in .22 Magnum.  It features barbed-wire tooling on the holster and straps, as well as text tooled on the hoster face.

This rig was made for a Single Action Army in 45 Long Colt.  It features a Ruffed Grouse tooling on the holster

This rig was made for a Remington 1858 New Army reproduction with 8" barrel. The 1858 was a single-action, six-shot percussion revolver.


I tooled an oak leaf and acorn pattern on the main strap.  The main strap also has two spare cylinder pouches mounted. This rig features "half flap" retention using a Sam Browne stud. I also tooled initials and acorns on the holster face to complement the tooling on the main strap.

This rig was made for a Smith & Wesson 460XVR with a 10.5" barrel with a 1" compensator.  This is a beast of a revolver...weighting in at a little over 5 lbs.  The 460 XVR can fire the 45 Colt (shown), 454 Casull and 460 Magnum cartridges.


This rig featured a pig skin lining for the holster, border tooling around the face of the holster and the front strap, hammer strap retention, upgraded rear strap and a removable leather waist strap to keep the revolver stable.

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