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Slapping leather?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gatorhugger, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. gatorhugger

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    Ok, no cheating, no wikipedia. Quick Quiz- what does the aforementioned term mean?
    ( I was reading up on a subject and came across the term, figured I would share with the younger generation)
     
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    It means drawing your gun from the holster in a gunfight in the Old West.
     

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    What he said.

    There are really people that don't know this?
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    When we first got issued the modern generation of Safariland holsters, made from molded plastics, one of our guys referred to drawing down on someone as "slapping Naugahyde".
     
  5. gatorhugger

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    That's close Str8shooter. Not exactly though...
     
  6. gatorhugger

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    It's not that simple....
     
  7. Eyescream

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    Okay. I gotta know, then.
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    Slapping away the safety strap over the hammer?
     
  9. gatorhugger

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    Ok, I didn't really know myself, but I was reading up on old western myths,
    and one of the biggest was the low slung holsters seen in movies.
    They would have been totally impractical for walking around saloons or putting up fences.
    So there were no holsters riding around the knee and NO TIE DOWNS.
    So to draw you had to reach around and SLAP LEATHER to hold the holster down with one hand while drawing with the other.
    There ya go.
     
  10. Eyescream

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    That is interesting. Even makes sense.

    Hm.
     
  11. gatorhugger

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    yeah I thought so, read that while reading up on John Wesley Hardin.
    Interesting guy, supposedly the fastest of the fast and didn't ambush anyone
    always face to face up close and personal. You offended him, you died.
    BTW he seemed to prefer DA over SA once they came out.
    One of his Colt Lightenings sold at auction for 180,000!
     
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    One thing I heard was it was placing your hand on the holster below the pistol to index your hand for a fast draw.
     
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    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Crazy talk took a lot longer to circulate before the innerweb. But it was just as crazy.
     
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    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    Early draw & shoot competition developed by folks like Cooper, Weaver, Thell Reed and others in So Cal. when it was still a relatively normal place.
     
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    It's also used in the context of boxing gloves and boxing though it's derived from the answer above. It's a term I've heard and used since 1976 when I started martial arts.

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

    Clyde
     
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    It's a common term for drawing your gun. Do a lot of people where you live not know it?
     
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    Twisted Steel And Sex Appeal

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    It means....

    "Blue steel flashing,Hot lead flying,
    I wonder what it feels like when they're dyin'"
     
  19. Marc1956

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    Well, I had it all wrong.... I thought it had to do with the mating rituals of cattle! "Slap that leather, baby"! "Who's your bovine? Who's your bovine"?
     
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    its what one of my girlfriends liked on her bare behind to get warmed up for sex