Trooper Leather Holster
A Threepersons style secure leather holster made to fit your six-gun, hand made by the last best west
Our Threepersons Trooper Leather Holster is a no frills leather holster in the Threepersons style. The leather strap across the action of the revolver makes your six gun very secure, regardless where you take it.
This style will be of interest to those with a carry permit, Soldiers, Contractors, State Troopers, Game Wardens, Fish and Wildlife Officers, or any other professionals who carry revolvers in rough terrain, or difficult situations. Want a secure leather holster for your semi-auto? Click here for our Modern 1911 Leather Holster
Tom Threepersons was a Prohibition Agent, Sheriff, and Peace officer during the 1920s and was known as the “shoot first, ask questions later” peace officer who was in all likelihood the last, great, gunfighter lawman. Tom was born in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1889, in the middle of the Old West, and lived a rough and tumble life. There are some missing years in his personal history, but the high points are mostly known. continue the rest of the story
Tom Threepersons designs a better belt holster
In the early 1920s all levels of law enforcement were transitioning to automobiles, like the Ford Model T, to keep up with the criminals and outlaws they chased. Holsters that worked fine on horseback were neither comfortable nor was it easy to acquire your pistol in the tight confines of an automobile seat. This sent Peace Officer, Tom Threepersons, off on his redesign of the belt holster. His goal was to make it better for a fast draw and for wearing and accessing in an automobile.
He took his ideas to Sam Myers, an El Paso saddle maker, and Tom soon had a new holster made to his specifications. The holster became an instant success with his fellow El Paso officers, and within a few years Myers was advertising a “Threepersons, quick-draw holster” in their leather catalog.
Toms re-design of the belt holster cut around the trigger guard, exposing it completely, along with most of the top of the cylinder and all of the hammer. He tilted the holster backwards to put more of the butt of the pistol forward as well as placing it above the waist line while seated in an automobile, making the grip easy to grab quickly. The Threepersons holster design became the basis for the standard FBI holster, and indeed became known as the “FBI Tilt”