Money bought more then. Try to find old Bianchi, Safariland or Myres catalogs. The prices may surprise you.
A worker not paid a lot per hour didn't need a whole lot more time or materials to make a higher grade holster.
In 1975, I was making very little per hour at an insurance company. A few years prior, I earned $1.43 an hour as a library page while in college. I recall that sum well. Not sure about 1975 wages, but low by present standards.
BTW, I'd get a better holster for your Ruger. Those are good, solid guns. I carried mine in a Safariland M-29 holster marked for a K-frame S&W. It fit fine. Few holsters are marked for Rugers. The Security-Six fits K-frame leather well.Colt-marked may be a bit large. However, Colt-marked or L-frame S&W holsters are correct for Ruger GP-100's. I use a Bianchi 5BHL (basketweave, lined) for my GP-100. It fits like it was made for the Ruger.
Get a proper gun belt designed for your holster. Many people try to get by with wearing a holster on a normal pants belt. Not a good idea. I've had people tell me they can't afford a good gun belt. But they spend a lot on movies or football games. Maybe you can find a nice used one at a gun show.
It's much easier to find nice used holsters than belts. Most belts are too large for my 38" waist. Used to be 34", so I can't use some gun belts that I have. Probably should pass them on to my son. He has land where he can open carry.
Last edited by Texas Star; 10-23-2016 at 06:05 PM.