If you shoot Cowboy Fast Draw long enough, you'll shoot down the boot. It is what it is, and it's not a matter of IF, it is a matter of when. So, we have bullet deflectors added to our holsters as a way of not shooting yourself in the leg.
Here's a picture of the toe of a holster with a steel bullet deflector.
And, here is a picture of a holster with a leather bullet deflector.
I recently commissioned a holster made by my son, and he's come up with a novel way of making a bullet deflector out of scrap leather.
And here is another perspective.
Interesting the way the scrap of leather cups the bottom of the holster. I won't see the holster for another week or so, but I'll review it when I get my grubby paws on it.