Check out these new products picked by the Guns of the Old West staff to add to your collection of practical and worthwhile gear.
Western Star Leather Laramie Rig
This Cheyenne-style rig has nice clean border stamping on both the belt and holster. The holster features a sewn toe plug and is lined. The fully lined, Ranger-style cartridge belt is 3 inches wide with 24 cartridge loops. The Laramie Rig will fit your Colt SAA or replica and is available in natural, chestnut, brown or black. (westernstarleather.com; 702-293-3397)
Buffalo Arms .45-70 Carrier
The McKeever .45-70 ammo carrier is capable of presenting 20 rounds of .45-70 with a simple pull of the brass-mounted leather strap. Replicated perfectly, this box is not only a collector’s dream, but it’s also a useful tool when shooting or hunting with .444 or .45-70 rounds. It’s constructed of cowhide with “U.S.” embossed on the front and brass hardware. (buffaloarms.com; 208-263-6953)
Alliant Reloder 23
For rifle-shooters, Alliant offers its Reloder 23 smokeless magnum rifle powder specifically designed for maximum accuracy results with superior consistency lot to lot. What sets this powder apart is the TZ technology, which chemically controls the powder burn to compensate for the tendency to generate higher pressure when the temperature rises and lower pressure when it is cold outside. (alliantpowder.com; 800-379-1732)
Outers Black Powder Cleaning Kit
Blackpowder enthusiasts know their firearms are some of the hardest to clean. Luckily Outers offers a Black Powder Cleaning Kit with a three-section aluminum rod that contains all of the components to keep your muzzleloader clean and working well. The kit includes 25 cotton patches, a rod adaptor, a wool mop, a caliber-specific phosphor bronze brunch, 2 ounces of Black Powder Bore Cleaner concentrate and 2.25 ounces of Gun Oil. (outers-guncare.com; 800-379-1732)
Bigfoot Untamed Gun Belts
Bigfoot Gun Belts has released its Untamed Series to the open- and concealed-carry worlds. These premium leather gun belts exude quality and comfort while providing superior support to your everyday IWB and OWB carry. Bigfoot Gun Belts are made with a double layering of English bridle leather, which is cut to order by a handful of skilled craftsmen. This drum-dyed leather is available in traditional black or rich brown. For enhanced strength, these gun belts, have spring-steel cores embedded between the two layers of leather. (gunbelts.com; 208-209-7321)
Quick Fire QF220 Case
The new QF220 is designed to hold one single-action revolver with a 5½-inch barrel while providing an accessory area for ammo or other range essentials. The QF220 is made in the U.S. and comes with Quick Fire’s military-grade Ethafoam insert. Ethafoam is micro closed-cell polyethylene foam that is impervious to oils, water and most chemicals. The case comes with two lockable latches. The case weighs 1.65 pounds and measures 14 by 13 by 3.5 inches. (quickfirecases.com; 800-819-4245)
This article originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of GUNS OF THE OLD WEST®, print and digital subscriptions to GUNS OF THE OLD WEST are available here.