Exotic and Custom holster picture thread


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TennJed
July 24, 2014, 12:29 AM
Just wanted to share some photos of some exotic custom holsters i have. Feel free to share yours

A full quill ostrich from JV Custom holsters for my 4" Ruger Security Six

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1604785_10152266157505949_5856335061933165312_n.jpg?oh=c1da34c42f5be564f141d8d6d9df2ee3&oe=54596162&__gda__=1414779442_5dabb61e8d483adf18bae3a6c75e1698

A black crocodile and brown alligator for my 1911

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10464329_10152266157525949_8451616742054760390_n.jpg?oh=3599411a9570943e9b165d789c42ef76&oe=5451C673&__gda__=1413195532_93ec1a4b48b3e56928c2fef46ed389ad

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10447512_10152266157545949_7318661300613829490_n.jpg

My pocket holsters for my Kimber Solo. Brown Shark (MTR Custom Leather) and grey Bullfrog (TT Gunleathers)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10525557_10152266157940949_2149896932408209477_n.jpg

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Hardtarget
July 24, 2014, 12:33 AM
Some good looking leather there. I don't have pictures...sorry.

Mark

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 12:34 AM
My favorite holster maker and my favorite holster maker a Grey Elephant Dual Carry by MTR Custom Leathers. This can be worn IWB or OWB. Just disappears and you don't even know its there. Wonderful design and i cant speak highly enough about MTR. This is also for my Kimber Solo

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/1150172_10152266157965949_2267232918346519347_n.jpg

Also from MTR my pocket Stingray for my LCR

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10487285_10152266158005949_478522638052403267_n.jpg

MTR does great work. Fully lined and custom moulded

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10525790_10152266158235949_3795203424516425526_n.jpg

Also for my LCR a brown Elephant OWB by BRCL in Southaven MS

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/1044608_10152266158450949_7104647763713997448_n.jpg

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 12:37 AM
Here are my pocket holsters for my Colt Mustang. A brown Lizard by TT and a Ring Lizard by MTR

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10551011_10152266158455949_2897029026230598199_n.jpg?oh=d9350553959553ba004ca1fb9ce905df&oe=5441B224

Another of my favorite design and my main carry. A dual carry by MTR in Horsehide. Front and back so you can see how it works

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10526191_10152266158650949_7392732668195531228_n.jpg?oh=be930838cc1ada1abfa8a66eccabff94&oe=5454E061&__gda__=1412801399_6d26ed7ce7604dba1417f4796958540b

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10544666_10152266158800949_497619182025671862_n.jpg?oh=fae539f6877df12d193e7b0ed55e426d&oe=54354DD2

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 12:41 AM
Lastly i have my Black Shark pocket for my S&W bodyguard, along with a brown wallet made from Beaver Tail and a Buck 110 Rattlesnake knife sheath.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10514740_10152266157200949_2630104076594111743_n.jpg?oh=8c66fc59ae61b7634412bbc02a436a6f&oe=543C541F&__gda__=1413410634_31c6711f3ef2d47d3fe27c9b471684e7

I will add some more soon. I have a Beaver Tail, Ostrich Leg, Rattlesnake, and American Bison in the works

340PD
July 24, 2014, 10:54 AM
Moderator, please terminate this thread. I can already tell it will be unhealthy for my wallet.

Joespapa
July 24, 2014, 11:23 AM
Just one more200903

dbp
July 24, 2014, 12:22 PM
TennJed -- I sure hope you are in an open carry state! It would be a shame to have these beautiful holsters and have to conceal them.

BTW -- how does it feel being PETA's worst nightmare? :D

Browning Guy
July 24, 2014, 02:55 PM
Is there such a condition as "holster envy"? I see, and look, and drool, but with a fixed income these are on my wish list that keeps getting longer rather than shorter. (sigh someday). I really want nice leather for the 1911 I just got. I have a question for those with exotic skins for IWB or pocket carry. Is it just for pride of ownership (i can relate to that) or is there a practical reason for a different type of leather on a holster that never gets seen? Do different leathers offer functions other than looks for "hidden use"? Just wondering?

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 02:55 PM
Moderator, please terminate this thread. I can already tell it will be unhealthy for my wallet.

This is what happens when you realize you have all the guns you "need". You start looking for things to wrap them in :)

TennJed -- I sure hope you are in an open carry state! It would be a shame to have these beautiful holsters and have to conceal them.

BTW -- how does it feel being PETA's worst nightmare? :D
lol, it feels great.

Also here is one more MTR just posted this pic of my newest one. I haven't gotten it in the mail yet, but here is what it looks like. Pocket holster made from Beaver Tail for my Ruger LCR 357

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10452445_298288150349551_8876974234622196479_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10525643_298288193682880_8664226178520774952_n.jpg

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 03:05 PM
Just one more200903
Love it

TennJed
July 24, 2014, 03:21 PM
Is there such a condition as "holster envy"? I see, and look, and drool, but with a fixed income these are on my wish list that keeps getting longer rather than shorter. (sigh someday). I really want nice leather for the 1911 I just got. I have a question for those with exotic skins for IWB or pocket carry. Is it just for pride of ownership (i can relate to that) or is there a practical reason for a different type of leather on a holster that never gets seen? Do different leathers offer functions other than looks for "hidden use"? Just wondering?
Not really, some of the skins such as shark, elephant and beaver tail are VERY tough and I guess in theroy could out last leather, but I am not sure it would make enough of a difference to justify the price increase on that alone. I get them because I enjoy the way they look and like the uniqueness of it. I also have Cowboy Boots in Elephant, Ostrich, Cape Buffalo, and Spanish Bull so it is just something I like. \

And yes they are typically concealed, so I am the only one that gets to see this, but let me pose this question. Do you decorate the bathroom in your bedroom? Most master bedroom bathroom are not seen by people other than the owners. Sorta the same thing

Old Dog
July 24, 2014, 03:26 PM
Ah, TennJed, you are reminding me that I've meant to order an elephant-hide holster for years and never gotten around to it. Thank you for the motivation. I had a sharkskin-trimmed IWB that I loved, sadly, traded it off with the gun ... Now I need something in shark again!

Right now, horsehide is as exotic as I roll ... Beaver tail and bullfrog available now? Wow, I gotta get out more.

horsemen61
July 24, 2014, 04:00 PM
Awesome I can't even pick my favorite

Digvideo
July 24, 2014, 07:57 PM
I can't see supporting the use of Elephant skin , it's no different than the ivory trade .
The problem is with people that create the market. Unethical.

JH225
July 24, 2014, 10:09 PM
I can't see supporting the use of Elephant skin , it's no different than the ivory trade .
The problem is with people that create the market. Unethical.


So no elephants are taken legally, nor do any die of natural causes, right?:rolleyes:

TennJed
July 25, 2014, 12:30 AM
I can't see supporting the use of Elephant skin , it's no different than the ivory trade .
The problem is with people that create the market. Unethical.
Then i would suggest you not buy elephant. Me, i have no problem with it. The Convention of International Treaty of Endangered Species (CITES) allows for legal elephant harvesting. ALL THESE ARE LEGAL. Typically the hides come from elephants culled when they start to pose a danger to local tribes and their villages. Although i doubt facts matter much to you, emotion seems to work fine

zerobarrier
July 25, 2014, 12:44 AM
Blonde python inlay by mernickle
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=200501&d=1405122263

Celtic Knot carving by Simply Rugged
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=197515&d=1397961291

Stingray inlay by Mernickle
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=194608&d=1391824348

and lastly I just bought this for my wife's Charter Arms Chic Lady, haven't received it yet but here is a pic from there website. By Mernickle in stingray
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=200924&stc=1&d=1406259830

TennJed
July 25, 2014, 01:34 AM
I almost wish i was a girl so i could get me a pink stingray. Nice stuff zero

postalnut25
July 25, 2014, 02:46 AM
Somebody has got to post where they got these holsters.

I have shark, caiman, and ostrich boots. I would love to get matching belts and holsters for each of those boots. More for pride of ownership, since they would still be carried concealed.

zerobarrier
July 25, 2014, 03:33 AM
I almost wish i was a girl so i could get me a pink stingray. Nice stuff zero
Thanks. They do make them in other colors, at least 2 may be ok for a guy to carry.

http://www.mernickleholsters.com/ps/bwcc_daa.html
The orange one and the black one I think a guy could carry. If you like the tiger strip.

zerobarrier
July 25, 2014, 03:37 AM
Somebody has got to post where they got these holsters.

I have shark, caiman, and ostrich boots. I would love to get matching belts and holsters for each of those boots. More for pride of ownership, since they would still be carried concealed.
This guy can make holsters in shark, ostrich, and others. Not sure about caiman.
http://www.andrewsleather.com/exotic/skins.html
I got that link from another member on here from a thread I started about exotic holsters. I think my next one will be from him, just have to decide which type, to many to choose from. I like the tengu lizard, cape buffalo, and tiger shark a lot.

postalnut25
July 25, 2014, 07:20 AM
^^^^^^

Thanks! I'll check it out.

TennJed
July 25, 2014, 10:55 AM
Somebody has got to post where they got these holsters.

I have shark, caiman, and ostrich boots. I would love to get matching belts and holsters for each of those boots. More for pride of ownership, since they would still be carried concealed.
I have used a few (and have been happy with them) but my favorite and most of what I posted here come from MTR

http://mtrcustomleather.com/shop/

They don't list the exotics on the website, what you do if find a holster style you like that they make on their website and then contact about what exotic skin you are wanting anf they will give you a quote. The Dual hoster they offer is great. You can carry IWB or remove the clips for OWB

postalnut25
July 26, 2014, 07:53 AM
^^^^^
I'll check this out, too.

Thanks!

xwray
August 9, 2014, 05:39 PM
I have a couple...first is an elephant for a 1911:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z308/canterwood/1911-HDR.jpg (http://s189.photobucket.com/user/canterwood/media/1911-HDR.jpg.html)

Next is a giraffe for a J-frame:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z308/canterwood/jframe-HDR.jpg (http://s189.photobucket.com/user/canterwood/media/jframe-HDR.jpg.html)

TennJed
August 9, 2014, 06:34 PM
Wow never seen giraffe before. Looks great with the stag grips

zerobarrier
August 29, 2014, 10:08 PM
Just got a mag pouch to match my holster. Its from Mernickle for 1911 with blonde python inlay.

http://www.thehighroad.org/picture.php?albumid=37&pictureid=244

Cocked & Locked
September 6, 2014, 10:17 AM
I had Tom Dyer of Saguaro Gun Leather in Kingman AZ make these three a few years back. He has retired and closed his business.

With a Colt Python

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/402180623.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/397690749.jpg

With a S&W 19-2

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/398335686.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486421/398335687.jpg


With a S&W 2.5" N-frame and also with a 1917 Colt 2.5"

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/406740101.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/406740100.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/330374837.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/330374847.jpg

Cocked & Locked
September 6, 2014, 10:27 AM
Simply Rugged holster for a S&W 4" N frame .44 magnum

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/409802502.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/409802503.jpg


Tex Shoemaker for a 2.5" custom 1917 Colt .45

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/408800391.jpg
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/406625962.jpg

Side Guard pocket holster for NAA Guardian & Beretta Bobcat

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6263277/403777758.jpg

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6263277/409335125.jpg

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