I love old time stories like that. When I lived in San Antonio, I would shoot at the San Antonio Gun Club regularly. The place kind of freaks you out because its in the middle of the city..the city literally grew up around it and the freeway and city streets are literally RIGHT THERE at the edges of the field. They have alot of Topperwein memorabilia there plus a few 'art' targets he shot to make cool designs with bullet holes. Supposedly it is the oldest gun club in the country, going back to 1848 I think (memory may be rusty). I'll tag another but shorter story. One of my many hobbies is collecting old gun leather. I am severely limited by my criteria that they must fit (ie can be worn by me if I choose). This restricts about 90% of what would be nice to have but unless you think about it, you probably wouldn't realize that most gun totin' types back then were younger shorter and skinnier(MUCH skinnier) than the population today. A lot of those old leather belts are 28-32" waists. Yikes. Anyway, here is a cool gun belt from an old west movie prop house that I picked up in San Antonio. The story goes that this belt was used in the filming of the Alamo back in 1960, the one with John Wayne that was filmed on a movie set built about an hour west of San Antonio. The movie did well but was incredibly expensive, and being that John Wayne produced the movie, left him broke as a result. Its a Lefty rig, pretty rare for a movie prop. As a general rule, actors were taught to shoot righty and punch righty so they didn't have to change camera angles.