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It is almost official (waiting on the final paperwork). The Texas Historical Commission will take over the property here at Herd Wear. Blog post below has more details. The store will be open through the end of July, 2024 ... and then Herd Wear will be all on line ... or just a phone call away. Come on in while you can. There will be some great celebration come late spring and summer, promise. It's not goodby ... it's moving forward. See you here soon. Best wishes to all. Cecil
More "New Auctions", "New Stuff" and "Sale" being added as quickly as I can. Keep checking!! Thanks.

Bison Hide Pistol Cases (and just now a few African Elephant/bison hide ...


WE CANNOT KEEP UP WITH DEMAND ... nor can the great folks - Craig and Cere - at African Game Industries in Ft. Worth, who build these excellent bison hides, bison shearling & bison leather pistol cases.

IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE SIZE/COLOR/STYLE YOU NEED, call me to get your order in line.   817.992,8220.   We get in roughly 3 dozen a month ... 

4 standard sizes:  8"; 10", 12" and 14".  

3 basic color/material combinations:

  • all rugged bison hide
  • two tone - bison hide and bison leather (couple different leather colors)
  • bison shearling and bison leather

And now, The Elephant/Bison cases.  Earlier in 2023 I was watching an auction in Ft. Worth that was mostly head and shoulder mounts; lots of very interesting pieces.  They had a small random box of elephant hide.  I got it (and a pretty large piece of gator).  Mr. Craig at AGI (who use to run one of South Africa's largest hide tanneries) knew exactly .. to the part of the body and who tanned it ... what I had.  He says it is absolutely the best. Now he has turned those pieces into a very limited and very special set of pistol cases.  We will grab the next one on the shelf; there are no bad ones but each has a little different grain structure.  

We can do custom material combinations and sizes (like 16" or 18") if you need - just drop us a note or call.

We can also get your name or initials embroidered on the leather (or on a matching or contrasting leather patch

 Now, these "bison hide" cases are built out of "craft grade" bison hides ... which means that they have quite a bit of "character" .... the natural skin color - bison brown but with some summer hair, scars, great deep grain on most all.  Rugged and rustic to be sure, but completely authentic bison.

The shearling part is garment grade bison sheared hides; exceptionally soft and durable.  Likewise, it is a bit more expensive

Unique shrunken grain pressed dark brown bison leather -  Great contrast.



Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Hunter N. (Texas, United States)
Bison hide pistol rugs

I am very pleased with the appearance and quality of these Bison rugs. These harken back to the days when Charles Goodnight first conserved these great animals from extinction! Long live the heritage of the Texas Panhandle! Thanks Herd Wear, Hunter Novak

Jeff M. (New Hampshire, United States)
Long Hair Pistol Rug

What a great way to store and transport your pistol in a Long Hair Bison Pistol Rug . Everyone who see it , thinks it’s great . Fast shipper

Marcia G. (Florida, United States)

We asked for a larger size and was able to get it with no problems. The case is just beautiful. No rips, extra hairs , no nothing. Just LOVE it. Great place to purchase from.

Marcia: I'll pass your great thoughts on to the fine folk at African Game Industries in Ft. Worth ... the actual people that cut and stitch our leathers into these super pistol rugs. I was just there yesterday and ordered some AR-15 cases .... bison leather and canvas; and a new side zipper shotgun case in 50', 52' and 54'. You are right; these are very very good American made products. Thanks for taking the time ... and I will get the new pieces up on line as soon as I get the prototypes.

Best wishes


Michele T. (Oregon, United States)
So full of character!

I raise bison so I bought these as Christmas gifts for my hubby and dad.
Very pleased to see each is unique and one even had the fur still on in one section!