Pistol Slicker is a universal pistol harness that mounts to both your chest or leg. Featuring an adjustable mounting plate and leather weapon strap that will fit most pistols. The plate is fabricated with pre- punched holes and Chicago screws which lets you comfortably mount the weapon for left or right hand draw. Whether worn on the chest or leg, pistol slicker features a weatherproof neoprene cover can be pulled down quickly to gain access. This weatherproof cover stays attached to the bottom of the holster plate and provides concealment and protection to the weapon. This protective cover is beneficial for weather protection especially while in the outdoors. Pistol Slicker will fit small pistols and larger weapons up to .44 Magnum with 4” barrel. Four connection buckles lock into the chest harness or leg mounting system making it the only harness that can comfortably transition from the chest to the leg.
- Durable weatherproof neoprene for protection
- Adjustable to fit most pistols up to 4″ barrel
- Chest or leg mountable
- Ambidextrous configuration
- Vanish Tan or Vanish Shadow camo pattern
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in the old American frontier carried a weapon. Those who did, however, had to have some means of carrying their firearm in comfort. Also, the gun had to be accessible and protected. Each person’s holster told a story and interestingly, paralleled the development of handguns themselves.
Before the 1830’s single-shot pistols were carried in a belt sash, some had a metal clip on the side so that the gun could ‘hook’ onto the belt. It was a cumbersome way of carrying a weapon.
In the 1850s, holster styles developed rapidly. A greater variety of handguns became available, and people wanted to protect their weapons from exposure to the weather. Holsters with flaps became available, but others wanted their guns to be quicker accessible, so their holsters had open tops.
Only in the 1920s, elaborate holsters with engraved buckles and trimmings became popular. Think the Lone Ranger and Tex Ritter: Their pistol holsters were fashionable and low slung, and the cowboys could quickly draw their weapons.
The Alpine Universal Pistol Slicker is a multipurpose pistol harness and holster of the twentieth century. Using four connection buckles, it can be mounted to your chest or leg, making it a versatile piece of hunting equipment.