The Build

Rob uses full-grain cowhide from Hermann Oak to build his holsters and accessories. The holsters are hand-molded, with the end result providing a snug fit securing the gun reliably. Whether I’m riding a horse, running after a pack of hounds in hot pursuit of a wild boar, or doing farm chores on the tractor, I’ve always found Simply Rugged holsters keep my handgun secure. The design is simple and the leather is rugged — heck, that sounds like a company name to me.

Several unique options I appreciate include converting the holster to IWB if you like. Personally I like the oxblood — a rich cordovan — while some of my friends prefer a natural oiled tanned option. Of course plain black is offered too. If you want a touch of bling, Rob offers border stamping, basket weave, fish scale stamping, floral carving and shark skin to name a few. If you feel the need for a hammer strap, no worries, Simply Rugged will accommodate. There are many options available to fit the majority of handguns.

One of my favorite shucks is the high-ride Sourdough Pancake offering a most comfortable method of carrying a large revolver. The leather completely covers the handgun with three 1.75" belt loops. This design can be worn strong-side or crossdraw at a 45-degree cant. It has an open bottom so dirt and moisture can pass through. You can even add Rob’s removable “inside-the-waistband” straps for an IWB carry. This holster is a favorite for many handgunners packing a large-framed revolver. Rob’s Silver Dollar Pancake is simply a scaled down version of the Sourdough.