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Most people who carry where i come from like to carry concealed if possible, I however prefer large and medium framed revolvers. Since I have gotten use to the looks I figured i should try a new style of carry. I use waist band holsters mostly and i was wandering if anyone ever puts on the good old cowboy holsters for their modern revolvers and lets em ride low just like in the westerns. Does anyone do this? does anyone foresee major problems if I were to do it? thanks for reading.
 

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I think it depends where you live. In Chicagoland it may be a problem. Welcome to the forum.
 

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I carry my Judge in a western style rig when hunting. Easy to get to, and secure too.
 

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Welcome to the forum. The movies are the movies. Look at photos of cowboys in the 1800s. They wore their guns around their waist. Not down gunfighter style. A lot of people get nervous when they see guns. Also it might make you out to be the first target of a shooter. Let the BG wonder if anyone is packing.
 

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There is nothing wrong with carrying like that, except maybe perception.

I can see some people harassing you somewhat for the style or if something ever happened and you had to use it they would characterize you as wanting to get into a fight or something of that nature.
 

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Since you asked for opinions, and I have my own, walking a round town like Tom Mix or Roy Rogers will just give more credence to the other side and offer proof of your cowboy mentality. Since you asked, JMHO.
 

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OUCH! People using a western rig is NOT designed for Concealed Carry..and if you thought it was then you are crazier than I am!

as to feeding the "IMAGE" you are nuts..and any cowboy who rode a horse working cows wore their gun on their leg! Otherwise it often "gouged" them in the side PAINFULLY! I learned the hard way in my youth. I was raised on a working cattle ranch. we used horses 80% of the time for ranch work. We carried pistols to kill snakes and Yotes.

so I guess I do have a "mentality" of sorts. and if my pistol in its holster frightens you so bad then maybe you overlooked my "little" ole rifle that I carry with that "BIG" ole pistol!

so be it....quit trying to fit me into you of your round peg holes..I dont fit!
 

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How do you keep the pistol form falling out of a cowboy holster?
 

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OUCH! People using a western rig is NOT designed for Concealed Carry..and if you thought it was then you are crazier than I am!

as to feeding the "IMAGE" you are nuts..and any cowboy who rode a horse working cows wore their gun on their leg! Otherwise it often "gouged" them in the side PAINFULLY! I learned the hard way in my youth. I was raised on a working cattle ranch. we used horses 80% of the time for ranch work. We carried pistols to kill snakes and Yotes.

so I guess I do have a "mentality" of sorts. and if my pistol in its holster frightens you so bad then maybe you overlooked my "little" ole rifle that I carry with that "BIG" ole pistol!

so be it....quit trying to fit me into you of your round peg holes..I dont fit!
:) People who ask for opinions really are saying, " I only want positive opinions, those that agree with mine, if you don't agree with me, I don't want to hear them." Such is life:bleh:
 

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Carver there is a tie that loops over the hammer. Sebastian, I do believe that there are some placed in the western U.S. where they cowboy carry. You don't see it here in Florida unless its a reenactment. But to each their own.
 

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I would do it here if they let me. Problem is I would lose my gun and go to jail. I would love to see the look on the liberals face if I could walk down the street with my Ruger 44 in a western rig.
 

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Carver there is a tie that loops over the hammer. Sebastian, I do believe that there are some placed in the western U.S. where they cowboy carry. You don't see it here in Florida unless its a reenactment. But to each their own.
I know that there is a loop over the hammer, I own a cowboy rig. My point here is that there is no way to make a quick draw form the holster with the loop over the hammer. Think about it! Now who was considered to one the fastest, and best shots, of the old west, but did not use a holster?
 

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Yeah, but anybody that dresses like Bill Hickok wearing a sash with two Navy Colts is going for a quick ride to the rubber room. He was good though.
 

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What I'm trying to get across is that having a gun in a holster with a loop over the hammer so it don't fall out is not a good idea. There is a show on the outdoor channel called Survival Below Zero. This weeks episode has the guys walking in the woods when they are charged by a griz. One of the guys tries to draw his revolver to defend himself, but he can't get the pistol out of the cowboy holster, so he turns and runs. I do not wish to get into a gun fight, and discover that the loop over the hammer can not be eaisly removed, and I am, for all intents, unarmed!
 

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But by golly, you will die looking cool. When they look at your cold dead body, some one will turn to the other and say " Wow, looks just like Wyatt Earp, don't he ". :)
 

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But by golly, you will die looking cool. When they look at your cold dead body, some one will turn to the other and say " Wow, looks just like Wyatt Earp, don't he ". :)
LOL!
 

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Dunno, maybe a frock coat, sash, string tie and Stetson would be cool. A couple of .36 Navies, who knows, especially if you were as good as Wild Bill. Not too sure how the courts would look at it.
 

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Dunno, maybe a frock coat, sash, string tie and Stetson would be cool. A couple of .36 Navies, who knows, especially if you were as good as Wild Bill. Not too sure how the courts would look at it.
"Cowboy" is sometimes used today in a derogatory sense to describe someone who is reckless or ignores potential risks, irresponsible.
 

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OK, my input. If you want to wear it that way then do it regardless of what people think. The disadvantage is it is not practical. For one, it is not tactical. The low slung holster is not ideal for quick sight acquisition as opposed to a properly fit tactical holster. The revolver can be easily had by a passer-byer. If you end up on the ground in a grapple you will be at a disadvantage. If you have to run you can't. It's just not practical. You are limited to SA only and you want to keep your options only. And last, those that shoot out of a slung holster tend to hit sloppier then those that wear a tactical rig. I am not saying you can't hit as accurate as any other shooter, I am just saying that a low slung holster tends to lend to less accuracy.

I am a huge SA revolver fan, and much more then most but I would not be caught carrying one in that manner for self defense. I recommend if you want to carry a SA in that manner to go bunny hunting that way and have a lot of fun. As for personal carry, I recommend other options. The goal it to be several steps ahead of the attacker. Around camp or in my home I pity the fool who comes across my SA. But for personal carry,,, not a chance.

One last point. When people open carry many passer-buyers never notice because people usually have tunnel vision. However, a hog leg hanging low,,, everyone will know and if you come across another shooter he's gonna have the edge.

I recommend a nice 1911 with a second mag and a quality holster. However, if you are set with wanting to open carry a SA, then wear it high on the belt line and you will be fine. Use a bianchi holster and you will be good to go.

That's my two cents and welcome to the forum.
 

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Hey Ray, I say if you are in an area where open carry is legal, carry however your comfortable and dont worry about what anyone else thinks. As for being a target for the bad guys, there is zero documentation to back that theory up and its only a notion in some peoples minds. If a bad guy sees your gun, he will most likely run. There are so many carry options out there today that there is no reason you shouldnt have what you want. If people dont like it, tough. They will just have to get over it. Enjoy your freedoms and exercize them regularly!
 
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