Hometown: El Paso
Filed Under: There's scary "Look! He's got a gun!" and then there's gleeful "Look! He's got a gun!". This rig makes the glee.
Overview: Hand tooled two-holster + gun belt rig made by West Texas craftsmen using the same methods and patterns used over a century ago. Available in russet (shown) or black, the Cheyenne Rig fits Colts, Colt clones, Vaqueros, and Blackhawks; use the El Paso Saddlery website to specifiy your pistol type, barrel length, and draw
Appreciate: The fact that El Paso Saddlery has been making gun belts and holsters since 1889. And while they still offer period correct, "western" style belts and holsters, they have kept up with the times by expanding their products lines to include more modern equipment. Their selection of concealed carry holsters is exceptional, and in addition they offer smart solution holsters for hunting, military, and police duty
Know: The carving on the Cheyenne rig is in the Meanea style, named for the 1800's era saddle maker Frank Meanea of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Meanea was one of the best saddle makers of his or of any era, and his saddles were not only functionally superior, but also distinguished by their artistic carvings. El Paso Saddlery's Cheyenne Rig is an excellent example of the Meanea style
Special Comments: If you wander over to the El Paso Saddlery website, stop and have a look at the Jesse James two holsters + belt rig. This is a replica of the rig used by Jesse James in the 1870's; a special process gives the leather a unique patina that is darker than the Cheyenne shown here, but is just as beautiful
Cost: $625 for the complete hand carved rig; a single holster without the belt costs $205
See It: Here.