to wear a rig like this with shorts? After all it was fairly warm, even in the mountains. Jeans were just too hot. If too many of you say it is wrong and I am breaking a code I will have to resort to a belt holster next time.
May be OK attire for you younger fellers but I don' wear shorts where I can be seen by others anymore. The only thing that looks worse than an old woman in shorts is a knobby kneed and veiny legged old man.[xx(]
Those replies have got me rolling on the floor. I better re-examine my legs. The rig is a Bianchi that I bought for the 6 1/2" .41 mag Blackhawk that's in it. I bought both in 1981. As you can see I don't have much of a mid section nor back side to hang stuff on. I have considered new belts and holsters that aren't so wide. That belt is 3". Joe your rig is down right nice. Is that a 2" belt? I have been perusing Rob Leahy's "Simply Rugged" website and I am getting more tempted each day.
Qwitcher braggin' 'bout havin' no belly or lardass...you're in the MINORITY here... that .41 sure looks business-like...I never understood why they didn't go hog-wild with it-beat the socks off the .38 with the 1050 fps swc lead load and the 1500fps jsp was a car-stopper-fine caliber even if you didn't load...were those factory bullets 210 gr? Do you reload for yours?
Sheepdog I do reload for mine. Some favorites are the Oregon Trail 215gr SWC over either 2400 or IMR4227. My favorite JHP is Hornady's 210 XTP over 2400 for a stout load or Bluedot for a little milder load. This is by far the most accurate sixgun I own. I can put five shots in an inch at 25 yards with ten shots in an inch and a half. None of my other sixguns will do that, so this is a favorite for sure.
My son has a Marlin 1894 in .41 magnum so while he's away serving our country I get to play with that little gem too.