Slickbald’s Cowboy Action Gunleather


3 in stock

Chris Andre

Prescott Resort – Granite Mountain Room

Saturday 2/29 8:00am – 5:00pm

All skill levels welcome!

3 in stock

SKU: PA20WS40 Category:

Product Description

Learn the fundamentals of professional Western gunleather design and construction. This workshop will focus on Western holsters for Cowboy Action Shooting with the student making one “fast draw” style holster. Chris will cover the fitting of the holster style to the customer, types of holsters and their applications, as well as designing holsters from scratch. In construction we will cover leather selection, the welt seam, liners, wet molding and more. The workshop will also cover shop tips and production techniques to help the student hit the ground running. Students will receive one of Slickbald’s Cowboy Holster Master Pattern pattern packs.

Materials to bring: Students should have their own professional collection of properly shaped, sharpened, and polished tools: pencil, head knife or similar, strop, round punches (5-16” & 3/8”), one medium-sized (#3/4) French skiver, #3 and #5 common edge bevelers, #11 Exacto style knife, slicker, wing dividers, needle-nose pliers, and a lace puller if you have one. Chris will try to bring tools to fill in the gaps. 

Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker in Frederick, Colorado. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.

Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co. and Leather Machine Co., LLC