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I have a dear friend who is just getting into guns.  Although he’s a Colorado native, he only recently has taken an interest in guns and hunting. Probably because he’s been working hard his whole life with his company, Patio Splash. He just opened his third hot tub store in Fort Collins, and finally is about to take some time to himself. Check out some of his tubs at patiosplash.com.

Now let’s get back to the business.

This article is written for him and any newbies out there. It’s a basic overview of the different types of holsters. That way when you get yourself a nice piece of art, you have something to carry it in.

Holsters come in different sizes and can be worn on different areas of the body and can even be carried in a other places other than the body. Holsters are used to offer protection to the gun, and easy access for the gun holder.  We will cover some of the more popular and practical holsters there are.

There are basically four types of holsters. Each one is specific for what the gun will be used for, ex: protection, hunting, etc.

The four types of holsters are:

  1. Duty Holsters (think law enforcement)
  2. Sporting Holsters (think sporting or hunting)
  3. Tactical Holsters (security/military
  4. Concealment Holsters (private individuals to conceal the gun)

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What’s the right gun for me?…and I am a woman.

More often then not, society tends to think of guns as more of a man carried weapon or firearm. There is much untruth to this. Many woman want to or carry a gun.  So what types of guns are recommended for woman?

This question depends on a couple of things. First, what will the gun be used for? Most times a gun is carried for protection, or as a form of self defense….which is usually why we carry them and practice shooting them.  It is very easy for people to suggest a woman carry a small handgun, but if it is carried for protection let’s make sure it will be capable of doing the job.  A small caliber handgun, what one may suggest for a female, just may not do the job and possibly make a situation work if there is an attacker.

The gun size is a big part of the decision making process. First of all, if you have to carry a concealed weapon, we must make sure the weapon is concealed and not some awkward, obvious bulge.

We suggest two types of guns for a woman, a semi automatic and/or a revolver.  Each have there own pros and cons, pluses and minuses. These advantages and disadvantages will have to be weighed out and taken into consideration at an individual level.

What we suggest is finding a gun that feels good to you. Make sure that if it in possession for self defense, it is able to do the job. Whether you are a novice or a pro in the gun world, choosing the right gun and learning it is necessary.  Don’t get stuck with what someone  may suggest simply because your a female. Know why you will own it and it’s main purpose. Learn how to shoot it, how it feels in your hand, and in the way you carry it.

We suggest heading out and testing some out. Find a shooting range that offers you the option to try out some of there guns, find a few rentals, and practice.  Like anything confidence, practice, and comfort take time and effort to develop.

Remember that finding the right holster that carries the gun and you are able to carry is equally important.

One thing we say, is learn what’s best for you. Think of gun as a piece of clothing. Make sure it fits well, feels good and is right for the occasion.


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The Cannon

old-school-cannonThe invention of the cannon dates back hundreds of years ago. This particular cannon that we show is from Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

The cannon was first used in China. It was the first of gunpowder artillery.  A cannon is basically a very large, heavy cylinder that projects some type of ammo. The projectiles from a cannon creates serious damage.

We thought it would be cool to briefly talk about one of the first style of “guns”. A cannon used gun powder, also invented in China.

There are a variety of old guns. Back in the day automatics probably weren’t even thought of. As time has continued on new style guns have emerged. Sometimes if you stop a take a look at what original warfare was, it’s crazy to see how it has changed.

I’ve never personally fired a cannon. But I have a variety of guns. What will there be in another 200 years? Interesting thoughts.

Gun Accessories

If you own a firearm, you know that there are many extras or accessories for guns. If you don’t own a gun, you may never think about the extras.  Well if you know anyone that loves their firearms, accessories can make great gifts. Father’s Day is around the corner, so we decided to share a little about what “extra” there is out there for guns.

To start with, if you want to carry a gun, you’ll need a holster. There are all different types of holsters and holsters are made for different guns. Holster, or gun belts, can be made from nylon, plastic, or the classic leather.  A good buddy of mine, Trav, runs a carpet cleaning business, he’s one of the best carpet cleaners in Mesa, as well as makes custom leather holsters and gun boxes.  And these holsters are beauties. Rich in color and customizable. His wood safety and carrying boxes are also made by hand and beauties. For the gun enthusiast, having nice holders and carriers can be very important.  We take pride in our firearms and what they sit in….at least I know many of us do

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Today we will cover Hand Gun 101. What hand guns are, the types of hand guns there are, and some other information pertaining to this type of firearm.  As the most popular type of gun and one that most people are familiar with, we decided to dive in on a few details about them.

Hand guns are guns that can be held with one hand…hence the name hand gun. They are classified into 5 types.  Each class or type of firearm has it’s own unique attributes- how it fires, loading, and the caliber used.

These 5 types of handguns include:

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Roll with a NEW or OLD Gun?

We’ve had several people ask us about whether it’s good idea to purchase a new gun or a used gun.  We decided to speak a little on the subject of new vs. used, as far as a gun goes.

New is not always better.  Of course purchasing a brand new piece is always exciting, but not necessary.  As far as cost goes, finding a quality, well taken care of used gun is more cost effective.  Not all guns are created equal…so keep that in mind.

“An older, used, well kept, quality firearm is better than a brand new plastic, cheap firearm.”

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Shooting Range Events

Birthdays are a great time to celebrate your love for guns or share that love with someone else! Have a friend who has a great gun collection, or simply a single fire arm that they really cherish. Give them something this year for their birthday that really accents their gun like one of our premier leather holsters. If you feel like doing something extra special, take them to the shooting range. The gang here at WGL just spent last Friday at the range with a beloved family member and friend for their 74th birthday. We did it right however and brought all our favorite fire arms to the range in a stretch limousine, brought to you by our friends over at phxlimoservice.com. We frequent the range often, but there is nothing like going to the shooting range in a stretch limo. We highly suggest it for any sort of event, party, or special occasion. Since Arizona gets so dang hot you really get too cool down and spread out in the limo. Not to mention you can have a drink in the limo before and after, which actually might have been the real highlight. Regardless if it’s a birthday or just an opportunity to do something different, the shooting range in a limo is a great chance to play with your guns, wear your leather, and have some fun. 

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Crossroads of the West Gun Shows

For those that have not been to a Crossroads of the West Gun Show I highly suggest you check it out. The crew here at Williams Gun Leather had the fortune of checking out the show when they were in Phoenix Arizona this past February. They have one of the largest selections of guns, ammunition, holster, and accessories anywhere in the world. It is a similar effect to a child walking into a Toy’s R Us for the first time, but for adults. The Venue is filled wall-to-wall with premium retailers and offers some of the best prices you can possibly get on top manufactures. The tour has since passed through Arizona, but I know they also tour through California, Nevada and more. If you have the opportunity to check out one of their shows you will surely be amazed, I have attached a video so you can get a visual of what one of these shows is like. Enjoy!


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Keanu Reeves at the shooting range!

Wanted to share something pretty cool we cam across this weekend, Keanu Reeves at the shooting range. There are a ton of action films out there these days with insane gun action. Most of the action can look realistic, but is it all computer animated? Keanu Reeves the one, from the Matrix recently showed that he deserved the credit he got for being Neo in the Matrix. Check out his skills for yourself with this footage of him training for his next upcoming film.

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*New Gun Holster Prints*

We’re adding a couple new prints, and bringing back some older holsters that we have not had in stock for a while. These are just a few of what is to come. Our brand may be aligning with larger name brand manufactures in the near future so stay tuned. We are also looking to add a shopping portal to making ordering more accessible from this site. In the mean time please contact us directly regarding your order. We always appreciate the support and your feedback for us here at Williams Gun Leather.

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If you have any special request or want to hear about what is available in stock for immediate shipping contact us today!

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