History Of Crossdraw Holsters

How did crossword holsters come into the scenario?

Crossdraw holsters originated in the Old West. It was earlier a flap holster that was worn on the side of the body. To withdraw the gun from the holster, the owner needs to remove the flap, reach in and twist his or her hand around to create a firing grip, and then extract the pistol, turning the hand back to bring out the gun to focus on the goal. 

Crossdraw holsters started becoming popular in the mid to late 19th century. It gained much more attention in the 20th century. During the revolver period, crossdraw holsters were widely used in American law enforcement. They used to wear a hat with a long wool jacket and wore a long-strapped gun belt in military-style with a heavy revolver in a crossdraw holster on their left side.

While defense strategies training for law enforcement officers advanced in the 1980s, crossdraw holsters went out of favor. Many people believed that it was far too simple for a criminal to approach a cop at the front, draw the officer’s pistol, and might use it against them. While this is true, in retrospect, crossdraw holsters are not seen as a difficulty now and when it comes to weapon security it is far better than others.

People often think that it is slower but that’s not true. Cross-drawing a pistol on the weak side of the body is generally slower than pulling from the stronger side. If you keep it on the right side then it won’t give you any delay or discomfort.

Crosscover holster

The Crosscover holster is a specific crossdraw holster, which is quite sturdy as a crossdraw holster. The simple Cross Cover is designed for a perfect fit. It comes in a variety of designs like floral or stamped motifs. It has a restricted sight channel to facilitate the simple passage of conspicuous sights.

A leading-side belt loop and a flat belt hook on the backside secure the Cross Cover to the belt at the appropriate drawing angle. The width of the belt is 112 inches. 

Who uses a crossdraw holster?

Crossdraw holsters are very popular among law enforcement officers as it is very easy to handle even when you are seated. It is also famous among the cowboys. Many cowboys carry their firearms in a high holster, cross draw posture. This allows it to be accessed from a seated posture, such as on a horseback or at a table. Some cowboys modeled their holsters after military holsters. The horsemen wore their handguns front on the right side of their uniforms.

The gun is carried by skilled cross-draw shooters with the holster turned around at the front of their left thigh. Some shooters like to wear their holsters at their back, but you must be careful not to exceed the “critical 170,” thus you must do the “cross draw dance.” Turn your thigh to the right, pull the gun, shoot, and then turn your thighs again to put the weapon back into the holster.