A classic design that provides a great way to carry your handgun while in the great outdoors.
Options are available whether you need a complete gunbelt and holster rig built to your specifications or simply a quality cartridge belt to carry an existing holster. Rigs can be built in straight, "Eastwood" or "Ranger" styling. The cartridge loop carriers can be permanently attached or removable, depending on your needs. Removable cartridge carriers are great if you carry more than one caliber and don't want multiple rigs.
If my customer only needs a cartridge belt to go with their holsters, I offer a full range of custom cartridge belts built to the customer's specifications. Here's an example of belt. This belt is an "Eastwood-style" belt...2" wide and necked down to 1 1/2" for the hardware. It is a "buckskin" color and includes a simple border tooling pattern. The belt has 18 cartridge loops for 38 Special/357 Magnum rounds centered in the back.
My cartridge loops are created by "weaving" the loops through a front panel and then glued and stitched to the back panel. This creates a very strong, durable design that isn't subject to broken or worn stitches.
Here's a "two gun" rig I made for a pair of Ruger Vaquero's with 4.62" barrels in 357 magnum. The belt is 3" wide with the buscadaro drops at 4". The belt is fully lined with a light tan suede to add a bit more body to the belt and make it more comfortable to wear. The belt also features 20 cartridge loops with star conchos. The holsters are "Mexican Loop" style and features thong hammer ties and the skirt loops and leg ties are secured with the same thong. The holsters and belt both feature a tooled running border design.
Here's an example of a typical custom made gunbelt and holster rig. This rig has a fully lined and "snake skin" tooled holster for revolvers with barrels of 6 1/2", a 2" "Eastwood-style" belt necked down to 1 1/2", an extended "snake skin" tooled removable cartridge loop carrier for 357 Magnums and a two-tone color scheme.
This is a classic Buscadaro rig for a Ruger Single Six in 22 Magnum. This rig features a "ranger" style belt, a modified "mexican loop" holster with hammer thong retention. The holster and belt are completly border tooled. The buckle is secured with Chicago screws to allow replacing the buckle.
This is a custom-designed "Eastwood" rig features a hand saddle stitched cross draw holster with hammer strap retention for an 1873 Colt Peacemaker. The mahogany holster features a contrasting feather set in a pebbled background. The mahogany cartridge belt has 10 loops for 45 Colt positioned on the right hip and tooled artwork centered in the back.
This is a custom-designed "Ranger" rig features a cross draw holster with hammer thong retention for a classic Smith and Wesson 38-44, a horizontally mounted knife sheath and six cartridge loops.
This is a custom-designed "Gunfighter" Rig for 1911s. This rig features an "Eastwood" style lined belt, a modified "mexican loop" lined holster with a quick release inverted thumb break, leg tie-down and dual mag pouchs. Holster and mag pouch are locked in place by Chicago screws and can be adjusted forward and back.
Here's a custom-madel Rig for a Ruger Blackhawk in 41 Remington Magnum with a 6 1/2" barrel. It features an "Eastwood-style" belt with 10 cartridge loops, decorative tooling and stitching on the belt and nickel hardware.
Here's a custom-madel Rig for a Ruger SP101 with 4" barrel. It features an "Eastwood-style" belt with 12 cartridge loops and Brass hardware. It also has the owners initials set into a set of Blacktail Deer antlers.
Here's a belt, holster and cartridge pouch built for a Taurus 66 with 4" barrel. It features an 1 3/4" belt with stainless steel hardware. The holster is a two-tone scheme featuring a vined Celtic cross and hammer thong. The cartridge pouch is designed with a 2+2+2 configuration.
Here's a custom-made rig made for a Taurus 66 with 4" barrel. It is a two-tone design and features a left hand draw holster with vined Celtic cross and a trigger guard strap. The belt is 1 3/4" with the beginning of the Lord's prayer tooled on the back. It also features a removable cartridge slide set up for 357 magnum.
Here's a custom-made rig for a Single Action Army with 5 1/2" barrel. It was designed to meet the specifications for competition in Cowboy Fast Draw. It features an "Eastwood" style belt, tooled "Mexican Loop" two-tone holster with wax bullet deflector and twelve cartridge loops.
A young "pre-teen" needed a left handed "western" rig for a Colt Frontier Scout that had been passed from grandfather to son to grandson. This rig is simple but perfect for the young gentleman.
One of my previous customers needed a rig for his Schofield with 5" barrel in 45 Long Colt. He wanted the styling, color and tooling to match a holster I had made previously for his !860 Army.
This rig was created using "gator" embossed vegetable tanned cowhide. It features a holster for a Colt Python and a sheath for Winchester Model 94 Commemorative Bowie Knife. It also has cartridge loops centered on the rear for 12-rounds of 357 magnums
This rig was created for an 1851 Navy with a 7 1/2" barrel. The belt is 2 1/2" wide with "ranger-style" billets to use 1 1/2" buckles. The belt is vegetable tanned cowhide with a suede exterior. The suede is sand colored with contrasting interior, billets and cartridge loops. The holster is a "Mexican loop" with a hammer thong.
This saddle tan "south paw" rig was created for a Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 7 1/2" barrel. The belt is 3" wide with a buscadero drop and "ranger-style" billets to use 1 1/2" buckles. The belt is vegetable tanned cowhide with a suede lining and features 12 cartridge loops on the right hip for 44 magnum. The holster is a "Mexican loop" style with a hammer thong and leg tie down.
This saddle tan colored rig was made for a Smith and Wesson "J" frame with a 3" barrel. It features an "Eastwood" style belt with suede lining and split cartridge loops for 24 rounds of .357 Magnums. The split design makes accessing the cartridges easier for the wearer while reducing the overall weight of the rig while wearing.
This rig was made for a Colt Python with a 4" barrel. It features an "Eastwood" style belt with cartridge loops for 12 rounds of .357 Magnum. It has a dual feather tooling on the holster face and single feathers on either side of the cartridge loops.
This rig was made for a Smith and Wesson 38-40 that has been converted for 357 Magnum with a 4" barrel. It features an "Ranger" style belt with a cross draw holster and cartridge loops for 6 rounds of .357 Magnum. It includes a horizontal mounted, removeable sheath for a KA-Bar "Jarosz Turok" knife with a 6 1/4" blade.