Hand Made Leather

quality hand made leather holsters for your single action or semi-auto pistol custom made by the last best west

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America.

We are a family run and managed business, and unlike most hat and leather sellers on the Internet, we make and sell our own hats and leather, not resell someone elses, or import them from overseas. We make museum quality hats and custom leather and our hard wearing cowboy gear is renowned for its on trail performance.  ~ Testimonials


Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a gun belt and holster or some other fine custom hand made leather work might often be determined by their own abilities as a leather worker.

Most every ranch or outfit had at least one person skilled with working leather – after all saddles, rein’s, bridles, and the such all needed maintaining, repairing and replacing, and a cowboy skilled with leather just added to his value as a ranch hand.

People were much more self-sufficient then, and you couldn’t always ride to town and get what you wanted or needed. So you made it – or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his. We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use.

Why bother with cheap, inferior, mass produced cowboy gear made overseas, when for a few extra bucks you can have quality leather work and custom cowboy hats made by cowboys.

What does Custom mean?

We make our Hand Made Cowboy Holsters, belts and Indian Rifle Sheaths to fit your firearms. We offer custom fit on our holsters for almost any pistol, and make our gun and cartridge belts to your waist and cartridge size. Enter your info in the comments box during checkout.

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You should find our new website easy to get all the information you need when ordering, simply by clicking on the tabs on the bottom of each product page. There you will find our hat colors, leather colors, options and instructions for hat sizing, measuring yourself for a gun belt, and other useful information about our products. 

Classic Indian Rifle

Our Classic Indian Rifle Sheath with long waterfall fringe

Masterson Hand Made Leather Holster

Masterson Hand Made Leather Holster

Custom Cowboy Leather

Hand-made custom gun leather, Indian style rifle sheaths, chaps, and leather accessories that most every old west cowboy and wrangler would have needed to be a real Buckaroo.


Our gun belt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. With the exception of our shoulder holsters all holsters have a hammer tie down or strap.

All our holsters can be ordered in either of the draw styles. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster :: Testimonials

Our leather cowboy holsters; belts and chaps are based on pictures from museums, archival photos and mail order catalogs from the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. And of course those great Hollywood Westerns.


M1911 Tactical Holster

M1911 Tactical

  • with fast release hammer strap hand-made by the last best west

Our M1911 Tactical Holster is hand-made in leather and has a fast release hammer strap for super fast acquisition, and firearm safety. Shown here in our classic antique brown color.

Designed for the back flap of the holster to slide behind your pants belt, and stays tight against your waist and hip by the pressure of the belt. A patch of velcro  is added at the bottom to offer additional stability and security.

We make our hand made leather service holsters to fit your firearms. We offer custom fit on our holsters for almost any pistol, and make our gun and cartridge belts to your waist and caliber.


Traditional Slim Jim Holster

An authentic old west holster to carry your prized long barreled or large caliber six-shooters in.

Patterned after the California Slim Jim shown in the leather makers Bible, Packing Iron. Nothing fancy – the look is, sleek, elegant, and versatile. Colors available are Saddle Tan, Deadwood Brown, Black, Antique Brown, and Old Mahogany. Shown here in our classic Saddle Tan color. When your firearm is pushed deep into the holster, pistol is very well seated and secure; so you can break that bronc with confidence – still rigged up.

A Slim Jim Holster is what Wild Bill would have used with his Navy 36s’, when he wasn’t tucking them in his sash. Holster is a right draw and can be worn on the right hip, on the left for a cross draw or on the left for a left handed “Twist” or “Cavalry” or “Hickok” draw.

This is also the holster, coupled with our 4 inch belt, that we recommend for clients with large caliber firearms like the S & M 500 Magnum.


Last Best West Leather Colors

Leather colors

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America.

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