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Old 06-02-2014, 05:37 AM
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Wes,

If you enjoy what you are doing you'll become a master on day. From your photo's I'd say you're on your way.

I'll keep you in mind for my next holster...

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Old 06-02-2014, 08:03 AM
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He needs to get himself a leather stamp!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:00 PM
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...

Anyway, here are a few more recent things.



That's a nice looking wrap-around revolver hostler. I hope that's mine you're showing!

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He needs to get himself a leather stamp!!
+1 on that. This is nice looking stuff.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:02 PM
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That's a nice looking wrap-around revolver hostler. I hope that's mine you're showing!
That is indeed yours! I just sent you an email about it, in fact.

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I really do need to. I'm working on a logo, but it's slow and frustrating. I am certainly no graphic artist, and drawing on a computer is foreign to me. When it's done, it will be a major victory in my book.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:12 PM
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I think it looks better with a real gun don't you?

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:20 PM
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I think it looks better with a real gun don't you?

Absolutely, it does.

Those are some beautiful grips, too!
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:43 AM
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Really nice gun, but that holster would still look great with a brick in it...
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:01 AM
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Here are a couple pictures of one of Wes' holsters that arrived yesterday. Fit and finish is outstanding, belt loop design is very well executed. Wearing it in with a plastic bag for a little looser draw then we'll see how it is on the hip Click image for larger version

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:41 PM
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Here are a couple pictures of one of Wes' holsters that arrived yesterday. Fit and finish is outstanding, belt loop design is very well executed. Wearing it in with a plastic bag for a little looser draw then we'll see how it is on the hip Attachment 121829Attachment 121829
That is really nice work.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:27 PM
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Here are a couple recent ones, and I've got a few more I'll post pics of soon.



I guess I might as well buy an M&P Compact mold -- this is the second person who has brought me the actual gun to make a holster for.



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Old 06-09-2014, 07:33 PM
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BHPshooter,

Your holsters are finished so nicely on both sides that I often have to look closely to determine if the holster is left or right handed.
If you finished the backsides of holsters all crappy like some other holster makers I wouldn't have to work so hard. Just sayin'.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:44 PM
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Wow Wes...they just get purdier and purdier!
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:21 PM
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BHPshooter,

Your holsters are finished so nicely on both sides that I often have to look closely to determine if the holster is left or right handed.
If you finished the backsides of holsters all crappy like some other holster makers I wouldn't have to work so hard. Just sayin'.
I wouldn't have to work so hard, either. But I know I'm too much of a perfectionist to do that... it would keep me up nights.

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Wow Wes...they just get purdier and purdier!
Thanks, eicas! yours is shaping up nicely, also.

Anyway, here are a few new ones. Some brave soul out there carries a Beretta 92! That's a lot of gun to share your pants with.



I'm really, really happy with how this one turned out. Makes me wish I had a Beretta 92.



I'm borrowing a Beretta from a family member for some pics. If I don't run out of daylight, I'll post those pics in a little while.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:26 PM
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Great leather!
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:08 AM
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Great leather!
Right back at you, Stitcher. Those last two Avengers you posted pics of are awesome.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:16 AM
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Right back at you, Stitcher. Those last two Avengers you posted pics of are awesome.
Thanks! Wait until you see the shoulder holster I just finished
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:09 PM
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Okay, here are some pics of the most recent Highwayman with the Beretta in it.



And I just got this picture yesterday, from a customer in Germany.


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Old 06-12-2014, 03:52 PM
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BHPshooter,

Assuming that this is a part time gig right now, you may need to quit your day job.
I think that the number of reads on this thread may have set some type of all time record with no slow down in sight. Well deserved too.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:08 PM
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Wes, the cordovan IWB looks awful familiar..... It's working out sweet by the way.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:38 PM
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BHPshooter,

Beautiful holster work...NOW if you'll just make one for the Beretta 92 Compact!

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:47 PM
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Assuming that this is a part time gig right now, you may need to quit your day job.
Thanks, Burgs. It is a full-time job now. I was office manager for a high-end custom AR builder, but the company relocated to Texas. I was doing leatherwork part-time at that point, but when it ended, it gave me the push I needed. I'm already busy enough that I'm looking into getting a leather stitching machine -- I'm almost operating at full capacity right now, with hand-stitching.

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Wes, the cordovan IWB looks awful familiar..... It's working out sweet by the way.
Good to hear, Steve!
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:05 PM
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A few weeks back, I contacted Wes about an OWB for my Izzy. I wanted something that would ride as high as possible, without sacrificing stability, or having an awkward draw. A few more mails back and forth to assure I got exactly what I wanted.

And I did. It tucks in nice and tight, is stable as a rock, and obviously looks great.

I know he is going to shy away from the following comments, but he shouldnt. I took Wes' rig, and put it next to several others I have...from Garrity, TT, even my VM2...it stands right up there. The stitching, boning, attention to detail...

Thanks Wes! Thanks for the great service and sharing your talent.





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Old 06-14-2014, 10:56 PM
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Eicas,

I'm a big fan of extra high ride holsters. Your's looks excellent and well thought out.
I appreciate the holster makers who will "tailor" their designs to fit the customer instead of stamping out hundreds of identical pockets of used cow parts.

Nice watch too!
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:41 PM
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Well, it looks as though I am at the tail end of a looonnnggg list of admirers of your leatherwork.
Early on when I first looked closely at your work I thought," that looks like the two needle saddle stitch as described by Mr. Stolman but naw, it is just too perfect". A post or two later, sure enough you verify it is hand stitched.
People who have never had "hands-on" in your type work have no idea how difficult it is to attain your level of perfection in that stitch.

One of those nice "Cobras" is certainly going to speed up your work, but I hope you can see fit to offer your "by-hand" work as an option.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:45 PM
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BHPshooter,

Beautiful holster work...NOW if you'll just make one for the Beretta 92 Compact!

Wes
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Wes, I don't know how I missed your post. Sorry, I'm not ignoring you, I promise.

I just checked, and they do make a mold for the 92 Compact. It shows that it has a rail on the dust cover... is that right? I don't have any hands-on experience with that specific model.

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Holy crap, Jim, those are some photography skills!!! May I have your permission to use those photos?

Hopefully the ordering process wasn't too long and painful. I'm glad you like it!

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I know he is going to shy away from the following comments, but he shouldnt. I took Wes' rig, and put it next to several others I have...from Garrity, TT, even my VM2...it stands right up there. The stitching, boning, attention to detail...
Wow, I don't really know what to say to that. I've never handled any leather from Garrity or TT, and it's been years since I've handled a VM2... but thank you very much.

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