the fastest growing shooting sport in the USA is that of Cowboy
Action Shooting, and deservedly so. The action is quick, the
targets are close, and the guns and clothing are as close to
authentic Old West as can be. After acquiring the guns needed to
participate in the sport, the next step is leather. Authentic
leather. While there are dozens of good choices in a belt and
holster rig, a good shoulder holster rig is harder to come by.
You just canít shoot a cowboy match wearing an Uncle
Mikeís nylon shoulder rig. Thatís a hanging offense at a
Cowboy Action shoot! Itís like serving bacon at a bar
mitzvah; it just ainít done. If you need a good shoulder
rig that you can wear proudly at any cowboy match, or just want
a well-built and great looking Old West shoulder rig, Dillon
has the answer with their "Doc Holliday"
Holliday" is part of Dillonís authentically-styled, yet
very affordable Western leather line. These holsters exhibit
good quality in both materials and workmanship, and this
shoulder rig is a very comfortable way to carry a sixgun all
day, without the weight of a gun and belt on the hips. The
"Doc" rig carries the gun either under the arm, or as
most prefer, slightly forward of that position across the chest.
Recently, during a full week of shooting at the NRA's
Whittington Center in Raton, NM, my little brother and
illustrious webmaster, Boge, wore the "Doc
Holliday" rig every day, all day, carrying a Ruger
Birdshead Vaquero. The gun carried well and
out-of-the-way whether shooting other handguns or shooting
rifles. As can be seen in the photos, Boge is a big olí boy,
but the gun never got in his way. Boge is also an excellent
guitar picker, and he still wore the Dillon rig while playing
each evening, without the gun ever getting in the way of his
six-string. In fact, I never did see him take that holster off.
He might have even worn it in the shower, but I wasnít about
to look! I really donít need to see that.
well-built and authentic Old West shoulder holster to fit Ruger
Vaqueros or Colt single actions and copies, look into the
"Doc Holiday" shoulder rig. You can check out
Dillonís entire line of cowboy leather and loading equipment
online at: www.dillonprecision.com.
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