I’ve talked about the Galco Wheelgunner holster here before. Yesterday I discovered something unique about this holster. I alternate between carrying a Ruger Blackhawk and one of several 1911s here around the Shadowland ranch. Up until now this necessitates changing holsters as you would expect.
However, a neat feature of the Galco Wheelgunner holster is that the holster can be unsnapped from the belt loop. Primarily this is to allow the holster to work for right or left hand or for strong side or cross draw. Another benefit of this design is that you can easily remove the holstered handgun from your belt by just unsnapping one snap.
What I discovered is that when the holster is removed from the belt loop, the belt loop can double as a sort of a Yaqui slide holster for a 1911. When the day is done you can put your 1911 up or remove the holstered six gun and lounge around with a minimal obtrusion on your belt.
Here’s the thing, I’m not so sure Galco knew what they did when they did it. But, now you do. It is for sure pretty darn convenient if you alternate between different handguns on a regular basis.
While I cannot be sure – I suggest you check with Galco – it seems the belt loop is a standard size so you should be able to switch between different revolver holsters by unsnapping and snapping – never taking your belt off.
I knew this was a great holster the first time I tried it. Just didn’t know how great.