Traditional Slim Jim Holster
Traditional Slim Jim Leather Holster – Is what Wild Bill would have used with his Navy 36s’, when he wasn’t tucking them in his sash.
This is the first recognizable holster style from early years of the western frontier. Seen as early as the late 1830s, frontiersmen used the traditional slim jim holster style to carry their back powder (cap and ball) pistols. A Slim Jim Western Holster is what Wild Bill Hickok would have used with his Navy 36s’, when he wasn’t tucking them in his sash.
The Traditional Slim Jim Holster is still a very popular holster style for a single action pistol. Patterned after the California Slim Jim shown in the leather makers Bible, Packing Iron. Nothing fancy – the look is, sleek, elegant, and versatile.
As firearms evolved so did the gun holster until today there are dozens of styles to chose from, made from all kinds of material. We still think leather is best, and certainly the quietest when drawing a sidearm.
The Traditional Slim Jim Holster can be worn for a strong hand draw, a cross-draw, or for the twist or “Hickok” draw. In particular the modern Schofield reproductions work very well in this sleek holster style. We also recommend the Slim Jim, along with our 4 inch belt for carrying those big 50 Calibre sidearms, as well as the massive black powder pistol, the Walker Colt.
Colors available are Saddle Tan, Deadwood Brown, Black, Antique Brown, and Old Mahogany.