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Old 04-28-2012, 09:21 PM
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Here are a few quick pictures of the awesome holsters from Kelley Gun Leather. Steven is a great guy to deal with and an excellent craftsman. He was very patient in helpful and very accommodating with all the phone calls and changes I kept making. The C-Flex holster and mag carrier are both in natural oil finish horsehide and also have black straps that Steven included so I can use them when I have a black belt on and the Swift is in black horsehide.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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Steven made the Swift so I can use it with the regular .45 ACP barrel in place or the Clark .460 Rowland conversion barrel installed with a 1.5 inch comp hanging on the end
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:41 PM
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Steven does great work, I've had my C-flex on since 8am this morning with a full size all steel rail 1911.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:19 PM
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I'm going to get my bids in now on a new Kelley Holster, before all these glowing reports push his backlog into Sparks territory!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:38 PM
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I got these back pretty quick! A&G black horsehide belt shipped today so I will actually be stylish for a change!

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Old 04-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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I got these back pretty quick! A&G black horsehide belt shipped today do I will actually be stylish for a change!
Al's belt with be just as top notch as Steven holster's.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:26 PM
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I owe my decision to go with Kelley and A&G on all of you who posted such glowing reviews and so far y'all have been right!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:45 AM
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Here's two of my latest holsters from Steve. I've ordered half a dozen from him and will go back to him again without hesitation.



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Old 05-01-2012, 01:18 PM
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SWEET! Horse or bovine? I may have to get the next one with the shark skin trimming. I have shown the holsters to all my gun shooting buddies and several have said their next holsters will come from Kelley's. I have had a lot of different holsters from well known makers and small custom shops and I would put Steven's up against any of them. His customer service and workmanship are second to none. He will definitely be my holster maker from now on. Can you tell I like them.........A LOT?
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:12 PM
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Here's two of my latest holsters from Steve. I've ordered half a dozen from him and will go back to him again without hesitation.



Those really look great! I'm torn between the Swift and Outlaw myself. How do you like the snap setupu on the Swift?

ETA, oops, never mind. I wasn't paying attention, didint realize the one was IWB. OK, do how do you like the Outlaw?

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:09 PM
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I like the outlaw. Right up until I ordered the C-FLEX, its been the only holster I ordered from Steve (I think I own six or seven now). They ride high, secure the weapon very well, and pull the pistol right into your side. They start out TIGHT, but mold to your body and break in quickly.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:13 PM
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I have a Swift OWB that snaps on like the Alessi holster. So far it works well and is easy to get on and off without taking your belt off.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:54 AM
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Where did you get them grip-screws?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:13 AM
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I like the outlaw. Right up until I ordered the C-FLEX, its been the only holster I ordered from Steve (I think I own six or seven now). They ride high, secure the weapon very well, and pull the pistol right into your side. They start out TIGHT, but mold to your body and break in quickly.
Boatdriver are those pictured holsters horse or cowhide?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:27 PM
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Where did you get them grip-screws?
Screws courtesy of VZ.

http://vzgrips.com/hardware/screws-a...tainless-steel
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:29 PM
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Boatdriver are those pictured holsters horse or cowhide?
Good ol' cow. I've been so happy with the quality and durability of the cow thus far, I haven't seen the need to move up to the horse.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 PM
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After all the great reviews and pictures of the product I dropped Steven a line last night. What a great guy to deal with! I ordered a Swift with the full size sweat guard, black cowhide with sharkskin trim.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:26 PM
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Steven informed me he will start working on my C-flex this week!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:36 PM
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The outlaw the Steven did for me is outstanding, I have to get some pictures up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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The outlaw the Steven did for me is outstanding, I have to get some pictures up.
Yes please!!!!! I can't get enough of Mr. Kelley's Work!!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:04 PM
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LoneOak,

Those Chicago's Screws are right down your alley. Of all the belts you have, and I know you have many, you need to change all of the out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:16 PM
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LoneOak,

I tried to correct my post but it would not take. Just forget my comment. It's dinner time and two glasses of wine - stay off the computer.

Stay safe, my friend.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:09 AM
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I have been looking for a good OWB holster for months. I think i found it....
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:04 PM
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I'm going to get my bids in now on a new Kelley Holster, before all these glowing reports push his backlog into Sparks territory!!!
He's still delivering in about 2 weeks as far as I know.

http://www.kelleygunleather.com/
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:58 PM
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