What we have done here is to let you (the customer) decide what you would like to match with what. Also, any holster you might see and like can be ordered in left, right. We have set it up in a way that you design your own shooting system. This will make it very hard for everyone to look the same; as every one's taste is different. In addition, we have put our top gear together into three "systems" to help your decision making process.
Remember, these holsters and belts can be ordered in any of the available colors.
This rig was designed for the Mounted Cowboy & Cowgirl. It has higher sides to give better gun retention while allowing an extremely fast draw. It works equally well in Cowboy action. The main difference between this and our popular CA5/6 is the gun sits a little deeper.
We are so sure that you will like and wear these belts daily, that we offer a five year replacement warranty against defects in material or workmanship. No other company that we are aware of, offers this type of warranty.
At MCH we realize most of our belts are used in the daily carry of a gun. All our belts are designed to have little or no side flex to them. This stops a high ride holster from tipping out at the top (remember, when packing an auto you have a gun that is top heavy). The second thing and equally important is when carrying a gun all day it tends to get heavy in the carry area. Our belts are designed to distribute the weight through the full side of the body making long period carry much more comfortable. With these features in mind, this makes the Mernickles Belt line the ideal everyday use product for many years to come.
This is our Hollywood
Buscadero western drop loop holster for Automatics. This holster can be made
for most full frame autos. The security strap may differ from model to model
to ensure a safe carry.
This is our Hollywood Buscadero western drop loop holster for Automatics. This holster can be made for most full frame autos. The security strap may differ from model to model to ensure a safe carry.
All of these products are metal lined between two layers of leather in the holster to insure that when you draw the gun, it will come out clean and smooth without binding. All our Hollywood's are designed to depict the golden era of the Hollywood cowboy (and cowgirl). These Western Holsters are also available in a 'Lady Cut' belt designed for a more comfortable wear.
We had thoughts of actually building our own Speed purse when along came Gun Totin Mama's with their new innovative line of Purses. We were so impressed with the quality, usability and price points, collaborating with them became a no brainer. Now we are able to present purses designed by women for women. These designs show what is needed to comfortably work out of the purse day after day plus provide ease of access to the gun.
This was designed after the most recognized holster used on the Paladin series that ran from 1957 through 1963 on CBS television.
Our popular CFD5 was the base for building this rig. The new SI1 fits all the legal criteria to compete in the sport of Cowboy Fast Draw. We will make this in both 4.5 and 5.5 inch lengths.
In keeping with the original concept of the TV series we will only be making this on the CFD5 base and for the drop loop people we will be making it on the HW3 series base. The HW3 series style cannot be used in Cowboy Fast Draw. You will have a lot of fun with this rig.
Wild Bunch Shooting Systems
This is where it all started for me. As a young man trying to make his mark in the sport I had a real problem trying to find a holster that I could adjust to fit me. I found that most builders built so rigid a product that you had to stand like the designer or it would not work. After many years of design changes and testing I was able to take my product
into the field and set numerous world records.
The product that you see is a result of those many years of testing. The shanks of all my fast draw holsters can be tweaked to fit the person using it. I also encourage you to do
so because no two shooters stand the same. I am very honored to have World
Champions and World Record holders using my products. Renowned shooters like Cal
Elrich, Dinah Elrich, Ted Blocker, Jim Vonfeldt and Suzie Vonfeldt all use Mernickle Custom Holsters.
In May 1998 the fastest traditional shot in the world was fired by Ed Thielke of Portland, Oregon in 23.6 100ths of 1 second using the Cal Elrich Signature Series rig and a Ruger single action. This is the most complete line of holsters dedicated to the sport of Fast Draw because no two shooters draw and shoot the same.
All our Fast Draw holsters come with a built-in "SAFELEG" deflect system. SAFELEG
was designed to deflect only WAX bullets used in the sport of
fast draw (see the close-up of the FD7 for a view).
Please visit my Fast Draw Techniques page for tips on maximizing your speed out of these holsters.