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A. Uberti’s motto: “history repeats itself.” Oh great. I can’t wait for Kristallnacht V2. On a lighter note, Cowboy Action Shooting continues to gain popularity amongst both its OFWG (Old Fat White Guy) demographic and the Red Dead Redemption generation. Judging from this PR pic, Uberti’s cashing-in with some sumptuous-looking leather. Considering the holster and belt’s entirely reasonable price (both pieces clock in at around a Franklin) I’d like to see the work in the flesh before strapping it on to find my inner Eastwood. Wait. That doesn’t sound right. But it feels so good. Press release:

“A. Uberti is pleased to introduce its Desperado line of branded gun leather, including a holster and cartridge belt. Desperado holsters are specifically designed for the 1873 Cattleman Single-Action revolvers and the cartridge belts are made to hold either .357/.38 or .45 LC cartridges . . .

Uberti’s Desperado holster [not shown below] is an authentic 1800’s Mexican loop-style holster, which is ideal for today’s cowboy action shooting. The holster is shaped from premium saddle leather and includes full suede lining, decorative border stamping and a hammer thong—features that make it look and work so well.


Desperado holsters are stamped with the A. Uberti logo and are available in either right or left-hand and come in either black or tan. Holsters come in two sizes that will fit guns with either 4¾, 5½-inch barrels or a 7-inch barrel. They can be worn on belts up to 2¼-inches wide.

“Matching Desperado cartridge belts are constructed from extra heavy premium saddle leather and are fully suede lined. The belt accommodating .45 LC cartridges comes with 20 cartridge loops, while the .38/.357 caliber belt comes standard with 25 cartridge loops. The loops are centered on the backside allowing plenty of room for other accessories. Belts sizes run from 34 inches through 42 inches. When ordering Desperado cartridge belts add 4 inches to your waist size for the correct fit.”


Holster Black or Tan Desperado RH/LH 4 ¾” – 5 ½” – $99.00
Holster Black or Tan Deperado RH/LH 7 ½” – $109.00
Belt (.45LC) Black or Tan Desperado, sizes 34-42 – $115.00
Belt (.357/.38) Black or Tan Desperado, sizes 34-42 – $115.00

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  1. I joined SASS last month(I’m now “Little Joe Six Shooter”) and this set up will work great with my new cowboy single action revolver.

  2. El Paso Saddlery offers some beautiful leather holsters, both modern and cowboy style. I bought a thumbreak belt holster from them for a 1911 and it was top quality:

    (I have no relationship to the company or any of its employees. Just pointing to quality.)

    • I love ep’s 1911 line, but their western rigs are pretty expensive. Cochise Leather makes good, affordable western rigs.

  3. “add 4 inches to your waist size for correct fit” and its only available up to 42? So…. No one over size 38 pants will be able to get a rig. I hoped the Italians wouldve done some market research and realized that most Americans are over size 38.

  4. Never intended to become an OFWG or Cowboy Action shooter, but where else can you practice live fire in a hurry against reactive close targets at different angles and distances under pressure like an actual self-defense emergency?

  5. Western Star Leather in Boulder City NV, puts this stuff to shame. John Costanza makes complete rigs, or you can mix and match what you want. He works from authentic period pieces, and his work has been featured in many of the gun rags. His may not be the least expensive, but it will beat the heck out any that is out there. He can also build you a saddle if you need one. But I say all of this because I know John and his wife Maggie. Two great people that will do the work you want. I have a belt pouch that John made for me about three years ago.

    I have done some leather work in my time, and so I say this with complete confidence, that you would truly find his gear to be top notch. You can go to yahoo search and put in Western Star Leather. His site will come up. I don’t believe you would be disappointed.

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