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Lipstick on a pig

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Eaglestroker, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Member

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    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.

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  2. ku4hx

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    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.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Nice looking work, but I'm disapointed you didn't put no silver studs or conchos on it. :neener: :rolleyes: :D
     
  4. Oldman1151

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    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:
     
  5. MICHAEL T

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    Good looking rig. That's the best looking glock I have ever saw. Bet no one gets glock leg from it..
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    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
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Well that's one you can beautify a Glock; hide it inside some great looking leather.
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    How does that blue Glock shoot? :D

    It looks like a nice rig.
     
  9. ColtPythonElite

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    Beautiful work.
     
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    That blue looks more like 80's eye shadow than lipstick.
     
  11. jim243

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    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

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  12. Eaglestroker

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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
  14. Eaglestroker

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    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.
     
  15. CZguy

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    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.
     
  16. Eaglestroker

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    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.
     
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    that glock is carried by the members of the blue man group
     
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    Either you're pretty sure your customer's not a member here, or he paid up front. :D

    Nice work, BTW.
     
  19. Jaymo

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    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.
     
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    Hey, that 'almost' makes me want a Block! :p

    Gorgeous work, as usual.


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

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments folks.

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