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(Pictures) Show your autoloader leather

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SsevenN, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. SsevenN

    SsevenN Member

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    My holsters made by Highnoonholsters.com arrived today, they showed up roughly three months after being ordered. I ordered three holsters this time, after being very impressed with the first one I had purchased.

    These are custom fitted and primarily for open carry and winter/fall concealed carry, although if I have to, I know I can conceal a full size pistol in a T-shirt with one of these holsters. (I prefer a sub compact for spring/summer carry)

    All three are the same model, the 'Sky High' model, which is similar to the 'Topless' model I had originally purchased for my 75 SP01, but includes a thumb-break. (Big deal for OC IMHO )

    I did notice a blemish on the fiveseven holster, but it's not a big deal. Over all I'm very pleased with the quality/cost ratio.






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    FNH FiveseveN

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    HK USP 40

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    Group shots

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    This is my favorite piece of autoloader leather. Took about two years to locate, a usable/high condition original M1912 swivel holster for the full size 1911 style pistol.

    This one has markings that indicate it might have been with the USMC's 6th Machine Gun Battalion and thus with the AEF's 2nd Division at the battles of Belleau Wood and Chateau Theirry in 1918. Works awesomely when strolling in the woods or on horseback; better than any modern holster design I've come across for those purposes.

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  4. EddieNFL

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    @ Oro, That's a fantastic holster, it's so cool to own a functional piece of history.

    @ Eddie, who did your leather?
     
  6. EddieNFL

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    That is Nighthawk...for my Nighthawk. :)

    Got into a spot of trouble for laying it out on the wife's cherry dining table.
     
  7. CZF

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    Superb quality holsters @ High Noon.

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  8. SsevenN

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    @ CZF, you went with Horsehide didn't you? (top pic) :)
     
  9. CZF

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    Cowhide for the RAMI in the top pic (Slide Guard)

    Horsehide for the RAMI Speedy Spanky Paddle.

    Odd name but great paddle holster, really.

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    I'll add this..

    There is a reason (actually a few) why I do consider HN as the official holster company for CZ forum.

    1. Superb Quality Custom Leather

    2. Fantastic selection of gear and equally fantastic customer service.

    3. They can meet the high demand that my people put on them
    at times. Some holsters are in stock or on their way in a matter of a few days.


    I like what I see from other makers out there, but for CZ owners,
    HN is the place to go if you need custom gear in a hurry.

    I'm very excited that they are now offering holsters for the P-07 Duty
    and Micro-Desert-Eagle.
     
  10. SsevenN

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    Ahh, it must have been the natural tan color that threw me off.
     
  11. CPshooter

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    Here's my P2000sk and TT Gunleather reinforced IWB holster w/ shark trim upgrade.

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  12. SsevenN

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    ^ Very nice, the shark skin is beutiful.
     
  13. EddieNFL

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    What do you guys use to preserve your leather? I like Renaissance wax, but I'm always open to trying other products.
     
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    Here's my S&W 3914 with Safariland IWB hoslter....

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  15. SsevenN

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    I would like to know as well, now that I own 4 fitted leather holsters I should probably take care of them.... :|
     
  16. Rembrandt

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    Browning High Power....

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  17. CPshooter

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    I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that certain types of leather preservatives/oils can soften the leather with repeated use. This is a bad thing when you want your holster to stay stiff and keep its shape. I'll see if I can find a link...

    *edit* Here ya go: http://www.thebeltman.net/faq.htm#14

    From the same site: http://www.thebeltman.net/preserve.htm
     
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    I'm fond of this one. A Kramer ankle rig (left hand) for the Colt 1903. As you see, it get used a bit. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Here is a rig I built a couple of years ago. I used Al Stohlman's tooling patterns. The leather is 9 oz. Hermann's Oak and the holster is lined with horsehide, smooth side to the gun. Holster is a right hand crossdraw. 1911 is a Colt 70 Series Gold Cup National Match.
     
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    Made a boo-boo. Here is the picture.

    Here is a rig I built a couple of years ago. I used Al Stohlman's tooling patterns. The leather is 9 oz. Hermann's Oak and the holster is lined with horsehide, smooth side to the gun. Holster is a right hand crossdraw. 1911 is a Colt 70 Series Gold Cup National Match.

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  21. SsevenN

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    Nice and broken in I see. :)

    Amazingly beutiful, thanks for sharing.
     
  22. EddieNFL

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    You are correct, soft and supple is not good. The Belt Man's site is a little contradictory. He (rightly) states not to use anything to soften the leather, but recommends Obenauf Heavy Duty Leather Preservative. One of the characteristics of this product is, "Restores dried leather to a soft and supple condition and protects it from further damage."

    Here is a recommendation from www.miltsparks.com:

     
  23. EddieNFL

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    Good looking work. Wish I had that kind of talent. I can make a functional holster, but you wouldn't want to show it to anyone.
     
  24. usp9

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    A custom job for my HK P7 that I don't actually use and a Galco Concealable for my HK P2000sk that I do.
    Two great guns, two fine holsters.

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    My Hedley combo for my Seecamp. This is used alot. Well, except that I don't really carry an extra mag.
    I'll pass these on as an heirloom one day.

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  25. bwsmith2850

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    Back to leather

    After a flirtation with nylon & other plastics I've returned to the truer faith, or at least to my older leather holsters.

    The Gould & Goodrich that I bought the same day I saw the 'holster' that my first dept. issued. (What a piece of junk, it was just a sack) It's for the full size but the G27 hasn't complained.

    Along with the Basketweave Strong that my current dept issued for the Beretta. We went to Glock a few years ago & we were allowed to buy our Berettas at the 'trade in price.' The grips came after I bought it. www.gungrips.net

    (DOUBLE custom design. NO extra charge for the second design! I had them in less than a week after the final design was 'blessed.' Beretta, 1911, S&W K&N frames, Ruger....)

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    And the Galco Shoulder holster that I just couldn't resist. (Before I was married & had more $ ;)) I love it for long car trips. Easily accessible and doesn't get tied up in the seat belt buckle like the strong side hip holsters do. Great under heavy coats in the winter too, I can zip them most of the way up, stay warm, & still get to the pistol.

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    I also got new leather for my revolvers from C.O.W.S. and G&G, but that's another thread.....
     
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