Facilitating multiple carry positions, Galco's Wheelgunner might be the most versatile revolver holster available.
The Wheelgunner advantage:
- The Wheelgunner has a unique design utilizing a belt band in which the holster fits.
- From there, the holster is held in place by a heavy-duty snap.
- Furthermore, the Wheelgunner is ambidextrous with the choice of butt forward or back in either position.
I spent a month in South Africa last summer; it’s a place where an American cannot take a handgun for defensive purposes. Professional Hunter Leon Duplessis was kind enough to loan me his Colt 1911 for the duration of my stay. (It’s good to have friends in African places.) I asked Leon what he was going to carry while I had his Colt, and he said he had a .357 Mag. revolver he could pack. The problem was Leon did not have a suitable holster for his hog’s leg.
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I figured I’d return the favor, and contacted my liaison at Galco Gunleather, asking him to send over a Wheelgunner holster and one of the company’s excellent 1.75-inch belts. Galco shipped both to a client headed there to hunt.
The Wheelgunner might be one of the most overlooked holsters in Galco’s excellent line of premium leather. It’s a very unique design that utilizes a belt band the holster is snugly inserted into. The holster is then held in place with a heavy-duty snap. But, the real uniqueness of the Wheelgunner is that it will allow left- or right-hand carry with the butt of the handgun forward or back. This holster is “one-hundred percent,” as they are so fond of saying in Africa, ambidextrous.
Leon was ecstatic with his Wheelgunner holster and used it and the belt to carry his sixgun every day, whether at work as a professional hunter or while executing the duties of his side job as a doctor. One of the features he liked best was the ability to remove the holster quickly by just undoing a single snap. If you’re looking for a good packing holster that offers quick on and off, check out the Galco Wheelgunner.
For more information on the Wheelgunner, please visit: www.galcogunleather.com
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.