Hand Made Leather Holsters

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Cowboy Leather

Hand Made Leather Holsters

top quality hand made leather holsters for your S/A or semi-auto pistol
custom made by the last best west. Orders ship in 3-5 weeks

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

Hand Made Leather Holsters

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.

Being skilled workers with leather, most saddle makers were commissioned to make gun leather, and a cottage industry thrived in the 19th and early decades of the 20th century.

Thanks to the Internet those days have returned. Why bother with cheap mass produced gun leather, when for a few extra bucks you can have quality custom cowboy leather work made to order and to last.

Masterson Hand Made Leather HolsterMost 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.

At The Last Best West we stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and make museum quality hats and custom leather and our hard wearing cowboy gear is renowned for its on trail performance.  ~ Testimonials

One of our classic western leather holster and gun belt combinations is the Masterson based on a traditional cross draw holster rumored to have been used by legendary Old West law man, Bat Masterson. Masterson had a fascinating life and spent his later years as a sports columnist in New York City. Like all our holsters, the Masterson is available in all draw styles and colors.

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.

You should find our new website easy to get all the information you need when ordering, simply by clicking on the tabs near the middle 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.

col yorke cavalry hat ready to shipREADY TO SHIP HATS and COWBOY LEATHER

The hats vary in quality from 5X to 20X and 100X. Hats have been marked down 50 to 150 dollars. See our ready to ship hats here.


Many are the original hats and leather seen pictured on our product pages.

Our ranch approved cowboy leather holsters, belts, chaps and accessories are all built in America to last a life time. And will give you good service! The Leather discounts vary from 25 to 125 dollars, depending on the item.

See our ready to ship leather here

M1911 Modern Shoulder HolsterClassic Cowboy Leather

Hand Made Western Leather Holsters, Indian style rifle sheaths, chaps, and leather accessories that most every old west cowboy and wrangler would have needed to be a real working Buckaroo. Our old west single action holsters are true to the 19th century and perfect for SASS or cowboy action shooters.


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 western holsters can be ordered in any draw style. 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 all the great Hollywood Westerns of the past 100 years.


Searchers Rifle Sheath

A great gun deserves a dynamic sheath. Shown here is our Red Phoenix with long waterfall fringe.


From: Watson, John D MAJ Sent: April-14-14
To: Service at The Last Best West Subject: (U) Belt UNCLASSIFIED

I received it today. It’s fantastic. Thank you very much.

MAJ John D. Watson
Chief of Staff, TMS
DCOM-Police Afghanistan

It was our pleasure to make a 1911 Hammerless holster with matching Masterson belt and 2mag belt pouch for the Majors’ Beretta 9MM. More Testimonials :: Oh – his Roughrider hat as well

M1911 Tactical HolsterM1911 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.

Concealed Carry Magazine May/June. 2016. Our thanks to everyone at Concealed Carry Magazine for the nice write up on our  Masterson Belt and M1911 Tactical Holster. You have excellent taste!

The M1911 Tactical Holster is 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 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.

Wearing your Gunbelt/Cartridge Belt


William S. Hart

375_1880-ranger_202Everyone knows the common way to wear a gunbelt – with buckle in the middle, right above your groin. But many old timers and certainly anyone that’s spent any time in the saddle knows that sometimes you can get jammed by the buckle in your stomach or God-forbid, in your privates. Man that hurts!

Many pictures from the 19th Century show cowboys wearing their gunbelt’s with the buckle on their hips or at the back, as seen by the Texas Ranger at right. Wearing your buckle on the hip is more comfortable; and your reloads are quicker to the hand.


An old B-Western


Tombstone 1993

from Top: Old west cowboy and silent film star William S. Hart in Hell’s Hinges; 1917. A Texas Ranger from the 1870s.

Powers Boothe wearing his gunbelt’s Curly Bill Brocius style in Tombstone; 1993. Johnny Mack Brown and buddy, with buckles on their hips, in an early B-Western.

History of the Buscadero

Paladin Buscadero

Fancy Buscadero Leather Holster

The 20th century brought many innovations to holster and belt design and the most revolutionary was likely the Buscadero or Drop-Loop Holster. This innovative design puts the pistol at the same height as your hand and allows for very quick and fluid draws.

The Buscadero was first made for a Texas lawman in the 1920s, where someone in the film business saw one and introduced the look to Hollywood. The design is very comfortable and makes pulling your pistol while mounted quick and easy. The early western stars embraced the look and soon buscadero’s were a standard in western movies right up to the present.

It is interesting that many, many western films depicting the old west, show cowboys, lawmen and gunfighters wearing buscaderos. Marshal Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke wore one. Richard Boone, who portrayed Paladin, in Have Gun Will Travel, wore one. All the main actors in Silverado wore one. And now you can too.

Last Best West Leather Colors

Leather colors

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America

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  •   Masterson Single Action Holster 

    Classic Cross Draw Holster - Simple, elegant and functional

    Masterson Belt if you order the Rig is 1 1/2" - to accommodate belt loops on today's britches. We made sure it fits Levi's jeans, and when worn with a sport coat or longer coat, is the perfect holster for people with the conceal & carry permit. Holster works equally well as either a cross draw or strong hand draw style. If you'd like the cut out star concho on the holster, please request it in the production notes below. 250_white_filials
  • Johnny Ringo leather holster hand made by the last best west A classic Hollywood holster and gun belt- from Tombstone. {1993} This closed toe design is made for quick draws with it's trigger guard fully exposed from the holster. We're showing our Johnny Ringo in our classic old mahogany color .  Movie rig is black.
  • Curly Bill Movie Holster - a hand made leather holster from Tombstone. {1993} COLOR SHOWN: Deadwood Brown This close toed holster is a little fancier variation of our traditional 19th century Teddy Blue Holster. The Curly Bill Movie Holster has a fancier border and the look is toughened up with 10 spots per holster. The 2 rig set that Boothe wears as Curly Bill Brocius, in Tombstone, was patterned after the rig that the historical Curly Bill wore. 2 Cartridge belts, one worn backwards and two strong hand draw holsters.   To order the complete Curly Bill Movie Rig, with 2 holsters and 2 fully looped cartridge belts, add all 3 options below where it asks, Add a Matching Belt and/or Holster? This will save you 35 dollars for the complete 2 rig set. Total will be 905.00 plus shipping. Choose your Buckle Set, Leather Color and Belt Style
  • 3 Inch Cartridge or Gun Belt - a classic cartridge belt made by hand from the last best west A cartridge belt with your choice of loop size is a handy addition to any SASS shooter's or hunter's equipment. Our cartridge belt as shown has 30 loops to hold any size cartridge you want. Whatever size you wear, we will fill the length of the belt with loops. The exact number will vary by the length of belt, and the tapered design holds more than the billeted style.
  • Big Game Cartridge Belt - We made this three {3"} inch cartridge belt for a big game hunter, before he went on safari to Africa. Shown in our classic antique brown color, we've double looped this belt so it will hold your high velocity cartridges securely. Shown holding .30CAL WINMAG, and the belt is a Tapered style, but can also be done as a Billeted belt. We will confirm your specific cartridge, and other order details, within 1 business day of your order being placed.


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