Cannon Watts is a friend of mine. He is a
genuine, honest man who looks for all the world like a young
John Taffin, but donít hold that against him. He makes good
holsters. I did not know this until recently.
Cannon likes to shoot big guns. At events
such as the Confederate Sixgunners Association annual shoot in
Arkansas or the Shootists
Holiday near Raton, New Mexico, Cannon is usually shooting
the loudest handguns on the line. Anyway, last week at the
Shootists Holiday, Cannon showed to me a holster that he makes
that is both well-crafted and practical. The holster that he
handed to me is hand-cut and hand-stitched from a piece of
quality, stiff leather. I cannot abide a holster that is as
flimsy as an old sock, and this Cannon holster is, thankfully,
stiff enough to still look like a holster with the gun removed.
The leather is molded to fit the weapon, but still allows a
quick draw of the gun from the leather.
The Cannon Leather holster shown is for an
L-Frame S&W, and fits the weapon well. The leather comes up
on the outside to fully protect the adjustable rear sight of the
Smith, but does not hamper the draw in the least. At the front
of the holster, over the top strap of the sixgun, Cannon sews in
a piece of leather to retain the shape of that area, and to also
offer more protection to the weapon. This model of holster is
called simply the DA (double-action), and is a very practical,
beautiful, and useful holster for field carry or even for
concealed carry under a coat or jacket. It carries the weapon
well, and does not flop around at all, as often happens with a
cheap, one-size-fits-nothing holster. Cannon Watts is a hunter,
shooter, and often goes heeled. He knows firearms, and he knows
how to build a holster.
Cannon Watts offers high quality,
hand-crafted holsters at an affordable price. For a quote on a
custom Cannon Leather holster, send Cannon an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You wonít be disappointed.