Lipstick on a pig


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Eaglestroker
July 1, 2013, 10:34 AM
Anytime I have to do a fancy rig for a Glock, that is kind of how I feel about it :neener::cool::evil: So that's what happened this time. I had a customer approach me about a tooled rig for his Glock 27. He wanted the belt double stitched and tooled with a rough out interior, and black edges. If that weren't specific enough he didn't want an acrylic finish on it. I met him half way on the last one with an application of something new I found. I'm not much for fancy Glock rigs but I sure do like how this one turned out.

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y512/BigRob4570/6-30-13/MP1_2_zps4c2e0bf6.jpg (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/BigRob4570/media/6-30-13/MP1_2_zps4c2e0bf6.jpg.html)
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y512/BigRob4570/6-30-13/MP1_zps9dfa652a.jpg (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/BigRob4570/media/6-30-13/MP1_zps9dfa652a.jpg.html)
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y512/BigRob4570/6-30-13/MP1_3_zps7de9e7e7.jpg (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/BigRob4570/media/6-30-13/MP1_3_zps7de9e7e7.jpg.html)

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ku4hx
July 1, 2013, 10:57 AM
I have a belt almost identical to that to hold up my Wranglers. My wife always calls it "redneck bling". I like it anyway ... she does too.

Old Fuff
July 1, 2013, 11:15 AM
Nice looking work, but I'm disapointed you didn't put no silver studs or conchos on it. :neener: :rolleyes: :D

Oldman1151
July 1, 2013, 11:52 AM
Very nice work on the leather. The gun on the other hand looks like a toy I had when I was 10 years old. :barf:

MICHAEL T
July 1, 2013, 12:13 PM
Good looking rig. That's the best looking glock I have ever saw. Bet no one gets glock leg from it..

M2 Carbine
July 1, 2013, 12:19 PM
Very nice looking work.

I agree about the Glocks. My friend calls his "the bricks".

I just hide mine away so they don't ugly up the gun safe.:D

bannockburn
July 1, 2013, 04:15 PM
Well that's one you can beautify a Glock; hide it inside some great looking leather.

22-rimfire
July 1, 2013, 10:43 PM
How does that blue Glock shoot? :D

It looks like a nice rig.

ColtPythonElite
July 1, 2013, 10:49 PM
Beautiful work.

CDW4ME
July 1, 2013, 11:10 PM
That blue looks more like 80's eye shadow than lipstick.

jim243
July 1, 2013, 11:31 PM
Can you make one of those for a Bersa Thunder 45 Ultra Compact Pro (3.6 inch barrel). Looks about the same size as the glock. Belt size 40-42 inch? And what would be the cost?

I really like the work you did on that one.

Jim

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/SAM_0909.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/bigjim_02/media/SAM_0909.jpg.html)

Eaglestroker
July 1, 2013, 11:51 PM
Thank you for all the compliments folks. That blue Glock works in a pillow case about as well as the real thing, which is my only use for either one :)

Teachu2
July 2, 2013, 12:36 PM
Thank you for all the compliments folks. That blue Glock works in a pillow case about as well as the real thing, which is my only use for either one :)
I admire your craftsmanship, and have a desire for a custom holster for a hard-chromed Baer SRP, but I own eleven Glocks....

With such strong feelings about Glocks, shouldn't you refuse to pollute your holsters by making them to fit Glocks? Kinda like JLo singing for dictators.

Eaglestroker
July 2, 2013, 12:41 PM
I admire your craftsmanship, and have a desire for a custom holster for a hard-chromed Baer SRP, but I own eleven Glocks....

With such strong feelings about Glocks, shouldn't you refuse to pollute your holsters by making them to fit Glocks? Kinda like JLo singing for dictators.

I say it jokingly more than anything. I've owned Glocks, don't mind shooting Glocks, just choose to spend my money on other things. I wouldn't turn a free one down but probably trade it off. I wouldn't mind holding onto a nice 10mm though...

I enjoy making leather - don't really care what it's for :) Give me a hollar if I can answer any questions for you.

CZguy
July 2, 2013, 10:53 PM
I admire your craftsmanship, and have a desire for a custom holster for a hard-chromed Baer SRP, but I own eleven Glocks....

You know, they say the first step to recovery is to admit that you have a problem. :D

And to the OP.......excellent craftsmanship. And I agree that when you are in business you keep your personal feelings to yourself, and make what the customer wants.

Eaglestroker
July 2, 2013, 11:17 PM
And I agree that when you are in business you keep your personal feelings to yourself

If I have someone that is going to look away from my work because of my choice in firearms and my sense of humor (evidently lack there of).... frankly I'm ok with that. I do this for the love of leather not for the love of cash.

dprice3844444
July 2, 2013, 11:23 PM
that glock is carried by the members of the blue man group

316SS
July 2, 2013, 11:26 PM
Anytime I have to do a fancy rig for a Glock, that is kind of how I feel about it So that's what happened this time. I had a customer approach me about a tooled rig for his Glock 27. He wanted the belt double stitched and tooled with a rough out interior, and black edges. If that weren't specific enough he didn't want an acrylic finish on it. I met him half way on the last one with an application of something new I found. I'm not much for fancy Glock rigs but I sure do like how this one turned out.

That blue Glock works in a pillow case about as well as the real thing, which is my only use for either one

Either you're pretty sure your customer's not a member here, or he paid up front. :D

Nice work, BTW.

Jaymo
July 2, 2013, 11:28 PM
It's kind of like putting nice clothes on Rosanne Barr. At least it does help cover up the ugly that is Block.

That is a very nice holster. You do fine work. If someone gets butt hurt over the fact that you have better taste and eyesight than they, too bad for them.

CraigC
July 2, 2013, 11:56 PM
Hey, that 'almost' makes me want a Block! :p

Gorgeous work, as usual.


I do this for the love of leather not for the love of cash.
I heard that! I don't think anybody ever got rich going gunleather on a scale smaller than Bianchi. I know I won't. I do it because I enjoy it, find it fascinating and a challenge to always do the next one better than the last. I might do a couple "modern" concealment rigs for myself but I'll make a traditional Threepersons for anything anyone wants within reason. I might even borrow Dad's Glock to make one for them.

wow6599
July 3, 2013, 12:09 AM
Outstanding work. I would like to see it with a Glock instead of a mold though....

Bongo Boy
July 3, 2013, 01:51 AM
Very beautiful work--an excellent holster that will make he customer happy, I'm sure. I own two Glocks and am totally okay with poking fun at them for their somewhat klutzy aesthetic. But, I had a holster made for my 29 because the maker built two others for me and they simply work for me--they fit me, they fit the gun and they just work. So, while my personal style in gear is as simple as possible, I can see where a Glock enthusiast would have no problem asking for a beautiful handmade piece of gunleather for his weapon. That's definitely what this guy got--nice job!

carbonyl
July 3, 2013, 04:45 AM
It looks like some beautiful leather work built for someones favorite squirt gun. Given a choice I would rather end the confrontation with the threat a real gun would present. I don't see that happening as often, if ever, with the powder blue Glock.

Eaglestroker
July 3, 2013, 08:08 AM
Thanks for the compliments folks.

Outstanding work. I would like to see it with a Glock instead of a mold though....

Tough crowd. I can't afford to buy every single gun I make a holster for. I'm sorry I disappointed.

CraigC
July 3, 2013, 08:45 AM
Tough crowd. I can't afford to buy every single gun I make a holster for. I'm sorry I disappointed.
But dude, you're a wealthy leathermaker! :p

tarosean
July 3, 2013, 09:55 AM
. I can't afford to buy every single gun I make a holster for. I'm sorry I disappointed.

Spray paint it black... no one will know the difference.

Jaymo
July 3, 2013, 06:12 PM
Holster like that would look great wrapped around a nice 1911.

Cocked & Locked
July 4, 2013, 06:13 PM
Such nice leather for a p-p-p-plastic gun. :scrutiny:

arizona98tj
July 4, 2013, 06:27 PM
Got a photo of the holster on the belt? (maybe too late to ask)

harrygunner
July 4, 2013, 10:07 PM
Funny title to this thread. Kydex is good enough for the Glock 29 I own. But can't imagine anything but leather holsters for my 1911s.

Nice leather work.

Jim K
July 4, 2013, 10:18 PM
Beautiful work, and I hesitate to offer a suggestion, but I was once advised by an old time gunshop owner that the way to success is "you don't stock what you want, you stock what the other guy wants." The same, I think, would apply to making holsters.

Jim

PhillipM
July 4, 2013, 11:35 PM
Dang, I went to Como last weekend and forgot I needed to drop off my lil Colt Woodsman so you could work your magic. Nice looking leather, even if it is for a Glock!

Eaglestroker
July 5, 2013, 09:13 AM
Got a photo of the holster on the belt? (maybe too late to ask)

I didn't on this one, but I'm guessing your looking for how it rides. This is the same style in my most popular configuration.

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y512/BigRob4570/DSC_0305_zps8a064b5e.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y512/BigRob4570/DSC_0302_zps6a9b5088.jpg


Beautiful work, and I hesitate to offer a suggestion, but I was once advised by an old time gunshop owner that the way to success is "you don't stock what you want, you stock what the other guy wants." The same, I think, would apply to making holsters.

Jim

Hey Jim, if I were doing this for a living maybe I'd joke a little less with folks. I'm not - and avoid certain areas of the holster market not because of inability but because of the market they bring. Different strokes for different folks..... I don't stock anything at all so it isn't apples to apples anyhow :)

Dang, I went to Como last weekend and forgot I needed to drop off my lil Colt Woodsman so you could work your magic. Nice looking leather, even if it is for a Glock!

Not even an invitation to the steakhouse? I thought we were friends! :)

CraigC
July 5, 2013, 10:54 AM
Hey Jim, if I were doing this for a living maybe I'd joke a little less with folks. I'm not - and avoid certain areas of the holster market not because of inability but because of the market they bring. Different strokes for different folks..... I don't stock anything at all so it isn't apples to apples anyhow.
Yep!

Carl N. Brown
July 5, 2013, 11:02 AM
That blue Glock is one of those solid plastic replicas used for disarming practice (and holster building)? Say it ain't real.

aarondhgraham
July 5, 2013, 12:42 PM
I was once contracted by a lady to make a "Barbecue Rig" for her husbands handgun,,,
I told her I would need the gun for a couple of days and she agreed to that,,,
We decided on the type of holster, style of tooling, and price,,,
Imagine my surprise when she brought me his Hi-Point.

$375.00 worth of custom leather,,,
For a $185.00 handgun.

But hey,,,
She was happy,,,
He was very pleased,,,
I had me a nice paycheck.

It was a win-win-win situation. :o

Aarond

P.S. You do nice work my friend.

.

CraigC
July 5, 2013, 03:06 PM
Imagine my surprise when she brought me his Hi-Point.
Good Lord! :eek:

I have to say, I would never own one but if somebody wanted me to make a nice rig for their Hi Point, I wouldn't turn them away. I don't think.

BTW, that's not an open invitation. :neener:

Cocked & Locked
July 5, 2013, 04:10 PM
Good Lord! :eek:

I have to say, I would never own one but if somebody wanted me to make a nice rig for their Hi Point, I wouldn't turn them away. I don't think.

BTW, that's not an open invitation. :neener:

well, shucks :(

Rodfac
July 7, 2013, 01:09 PM
Eaglestroker, that is beautiful work...lipstick on a pic notwithstanding...now a good Colt Commander in that rig would certainly be an improvement....but beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Nice work, Amigo....Rod

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