This is a discussion on Horseback Holster within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Having been on the back of a cayuse a time or two I opt for a crossdraw rig, or a chest rig. Crossdraw is what ...
Having been on the back of a cayuse a time or two I opt for a crossdraw rig, or a chest rig. Crossdraw is what was often favored by working cowboys back in the day.
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Not to change the topic, but to change it anyway, always carry a First Aid Kit on your person, not in a saddle-bag, for the same reason.
I do feel funny packing a G36 in a modern Brommeland rig. I always kind of want a Vaquero in 44 mag, to match the Winchester 44 mag lever action I want to carry in a scabbard too. To match my pony, of course.
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The Bianchi Cyclone is a good holster for carry on horseback. It can be used crossdraw or strongside.
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If the horse is not trained to gunfire a parachute might also come in handy.
Thanks for all the advice guys, I've not been online to respond but all the advice was helpful. I believe I will probably go with a cross draw rig and probably a thumb break. My wife and I do endurance riding so riding 50 miles in a day isnt out of the ordinary so we travel pretty quickly down the trail. Besides if you come off the horse atleast the gun will still be attached.
On another note, like any fine true working horse, my horse neck reins and is very accustomed to gun fire from his back.
Now just to weed through all the choices of a sidearm, right now I'm leaning towards a GP100 in 357 mag. anyone else have good suggestions?
That's a fair choice. I personally like the 41 mag or 44 spl in a single action for the heavier bullets, and it's easier on the ears if it must be fired without protection. Also because I feel a single action is more durable. But, that's my opnion and choice, you can't go wrong with any revolver meant for field use.
I too prefer cross draw while riding.
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Hard choice to beat for anything short of a griz. Even then, just wait until he stand up and shoot him up under the chin. That's what the eskimos use to do with polars with a .222 when they encountered them while hunting seals.
I'd like to say that I own horses, but the truth of the matter is that they own ME (I mean, who buys the feed, who cleans the corrals, who pays for the farriers, who buys their blankets for the winter, etc, etc who buys the 4wd dually to pull the big trailer???)
Now, back onto the topic of the OP: I have used a shoulder holster for my Ruger Redhawk, I have a custom cartridge belt and snap holster for my Taurus 444 Titanium and I have ridden this summer using my IWB with my Kimber 1911. I like 'em all, although I think the cart belt/snap holster is probably the most easily accesible. One thing to think about regarding a shoulder holster or IWB/OWB is how accesible is the holster when you have to wear overgarments due to bad weather?
Krammer makes a flap holster that you can wear on a belt--that seems like a good option--it protects the weapon from the weather, helps with retention during a horsewreck (had a few of those--have the scars and steel screw to prove it) and the belt could be adjusted to go OVER outer garments. Krammer Handgun Leather will custom fit the holster for you so you can get what you want for a sidearm.
One question about the sidearm--what are you worried about the most--big critters? (bears--.44 mag) crawlers (snakes--.357 or .44 mag with birdshot) or two-legged scumbags--.(high capacity semi-auto)?
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