This rig was designed and made for Country music star and
now actor Trace Adkins. My friend Cal Eilrich (Quick Cal) who is also
the director of Cowboy Fast Draw Assn. taught Mr. Adkins the gun
handling needed to complete this movie. When Cal saw what Mr.
Adkins was going to be using he called me and asked if I could make him
something that would fit the period but be able to draw the gun really
fast. So, I created this rig.
The rig was designed to look like it was made in the 1800's but designed
to address today's shooters needs so Mr. Adkins would have no problem
getting the gun out as fast as required. What we made for him was
a strong side with a cross draw (the rig shown above is a dual strong
side). Either configuration works well.
Have Fun. Bob Mernickle, Designer