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I've designed a few over the past 40 years. I like it with 2 J frames on each hip, I'm ambidexterous and ambi "knock you on your tail gang banger'ish". "Double your pleasure, double your fun"....almost as cute as the Double Mint Chewing Gum Twins. You younger guys forget it, those 1960's commercials were before your time. Just some fun for a S&W FORUM Saturday night. Enjoy guy's!

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And long, long before, "Last Man Standing" was filmed or even thought of, the Federal Reserve shoulder holster.



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Old 11-03-2012, 11:32 PM
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I'm looking for the downside to either of those and, by gosh, can't seem to find one........not that I was looking all that hard. NICE x 2! or would that be x4?
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And years (well more than a decade before) before "Face Off" the NEW YORK RELOAD.



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Old 11-04-2012, 04:36 AM
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The only down side I see to a NY reload of 1911's is my pants would fall down (And nobody wants to see that!). Maybe you're a belt and suspenders kind of guy? Ivan
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And years (well more than a decade before) before "Face Off" the NEW YORK RELOAD.



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OK Lefty I'm going to show my ignorence....Where do you wear those two gun holsters that seem to be in favor I guess in the east? My only guess is small of the back, would be very concealable if you were wearing a sport coat, but what about setting in a un-marked for some time ,a long time ie; stake-out etc......Not that at my age now, I need one but..Inquiring minds got to know.......Thanks for any comment that clears up my curiosity...........
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Lefty, I've never designed or made anything but I own
some pretty unusual holsters.
How about a couple of S. D. Myres designs ?
First is the Detective Wonder holster.



Next is a Pink Simms designed suspenders holster.



Lefty, your designs & translations into working holsters are
impressive, to say the least.
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Lefty, I've never designed or made anything but I own
some pretty unusual holsters.
How about a couple of S. D. Myres designs ?
First is the Detective Wonder holster.



Next is a Pink Simms designed suspenders holster.



Lefty, your designs & translations into working holsters are
impressive, to say the least.
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The ads are just about priceless. Gotta love seeing that stuff. The holster designs, particularly the "Detective Wonder" was aptly named. Because it's a "wonder" you could imagine that narrow a belt width supporting the combined weight of gun and holster, especially after the rig softened up some. I've seen a few reproductions of these recently advertised in gun rag articles. As is traditional, the guy banging the drum tends to stretch the truth some concerning the performance of those rigs. I betcha they were "whiz bang" sellers in their day. Thanks for posting them. Big fun.

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OK Lefty I'm going to show my ignorence....Where do you wear those two gun holsters that seem to be in favor I guess in the east? My only guess is small of the back, would be very concealable if you were wearing a sport coat, but what about setting in a un-marked for some time ,a long time ie; stake-out etc......Not that at my age now, I need one but..Inquiring minds got to know.......Thanks for any comment that clears up my curiosity...........
I have made thousands of New York Reload holsters since the design was first introduced. They have been sold worldwide and are in use throughout the U.S. and many nations abroad, so I suppose their popularity has not been limited to the "east". Chic Gaylord was at my place for lunch one afternoon, and I laid two of my pocket holsters side by side on a table before we ate. The concept was born over tenderloin sandwiches and java.

The holster has been promoted theatrically as a "small of back" position design. It was never intended to be worn as such, though how one chooses to wear it is their call. I don't recommend it for several reasons, but folks will do as they wish, it's their holster (and their butt) once it leaves our shop.

Ideally, it should be positioned on either hip, the hip bone dividing the centerline of the two pouches. One gun at appendix (crossdraw) , one at kidney (strongside). Thus allowing the operator to draw a weapon with either hand. Strongside or crossdraw. It is not neccessarily a comfortable holster for some operators, but it is comforting in certain tactical scenarios. It makes for a weapon to be accessible whether sitting or standing, or as you say "setting in an un marked" car for some time. Bottom line in my heyday, EVERYONE I worked with carried two guns (or more) so necessity became the mother of invention. We did not have hi cap self loading pistols. Revolvers and single stack 1911's (if you were authorized in special units) were pretty much the limit. I could go on for some time describing the guns and the rigs some of the more agressive policeman I worked with used, but that is another story for another time and place. Hope I answered your question adequately. Best to you!

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I often wondered how the opposing NY reload was to be worn, thanks for clearing that up! Ivan
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I have the same question. I really love those double holsters. But it seems not nice to wear them.
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I have made thousands of New York Reload holsters since the design was first introduced. They have been sold worldwide and are in use throughout the U.S. and many nations abroad, so I suppose their popularity has not been limited to the "east". Chic Gaylord was at my place for lunch one afternoon, and I laid two of my pocket holsters side by side on a table before we ate. The concept was born over tenderloin sandwiches and java.

The holster has been promoted theatrically as a "small of back" position design. It was never intended to be worn as such, though how one chooses to wear it is their call. I don't recommend it for several reasons, but folks will do as they wish, it's their holster (and their butt) once it leaves our shop.

Ideally, it should be positioned on either hip, the hip bone dividing the centerline of the two pouches. One gun at appendix (crossdraw) , one at kidney (strongside). Thus allowing the operator to draw a weapon with either hand. Strongside or crossdraw. It is not neccessarily a comfortable holster for some operators, but it is comforting in certain tactical scenarios. It makes for a weapon to be accessible whether sitting or standing, or as you say "setting in an un marked" car for some time. Bottom line in my heyday, EVERYONE I worked with carried two guns (or more) so necessity became the mother of invention. We did not have hi cap self loading pistols. Revolvers and single stack 1911's (if you were authorized in special units) were pretty much the limit. I could go on for some time describing the guns and the rigs some of the more agressive policeman I worked with used, but that is another story for another time and place. Hope I answered your question adequately. Best to you!

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Thanks for the info...It has been driving me nuts since I first saw one on your site.........After twisting my arms around my back I can see how they would be fine, I just never though about the normal wing span I guess...Again thanks for taking the time to humor a old time copper.....George
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... I like it with 2 J frames on each hip.....
Now THAT is a nifty design.... I like it! Are you considering putting this in the catalog Lefty?
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That holster is just right to carry my model 60 and 48.
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