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There's a new Sharif in town,,,

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by aarondhgraham, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Member

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    Her last name is Sharif and she is my good and dear friend. :)

    I hang out at a great restaurant bar in Stillwater, OK,,,
    That's the home of Oklahoma State University,,,
    Many of the servers there are students.

    I offer to take them shooting at my Rifle & Pistol Club,,,
    Several of them have gone out with me and had a great time,,,
    She is one who really took to it and enjoys repeated range outings.

    She graduated in the Spring with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering,,,
    So I thought I would get her an appropriate gift,,,
    Our beloved university mascot is Pistol Pete,,,
    I thought a western rig would do fine.

    I wish I was a wealthy man but I am not,,,
    But I do have some good skills working leather,,,
    I purchased a new 4.75" Heritage .22 revolver as her first gun,,,
    Then I made her a gunbelt, a Texas jock-strap holster, and a bullet pouch.

    I presented the gift to her yesterday,,,
    Just look at the smile on her face.

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    I made the pattern for this Texas Jock Strap holster,,
    From a picture in the book Packing Iron.

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    I opted for a cartridge pouch rather than cartridge loops on the belt,,,
    It saved me a lot of hours sewing loops and I think it's more practical for the range.

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    Anyways she was thrilled with the revolver and the cowgirl rig,,,
    And I got the pleasure of watching her face light up as she opened the packages.

    It's shameless bragging I know,,,
    But I just had to share this occasion.

    Aarond

    P.S. Just in case you are thinking I'm a dirty old man trying to score on a young lady,,, :eek:
    Last year I gave a young man the same type of graduation gift,,,
    The gun he received was a 4.5" slab-side Ruger 22/45,,,
    With an M-7 Tanker style holster.

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  2. ivankerley

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    wow thats awesome! Beautiful work on that rig
    Again very nice of you to gift these
    Gene
     
  3. MedWheeler

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    Easy on the eyes, huh? How does she like the HRR revolver? They get knocked a lot, but I really like mine. Wish I had a rig for it as well, though I really have no place to sport it..!
     
  4. NoirFan

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    Very impressive leatherwork, a pretty and smart lady who wears it well, and a generous gesture from you.

    I would never make that accusation because let's be honest, we are all dirty old men on the inside regardless of biological age (female THR members excepted)
     
  5. Iggy

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    A good lookin' lady and well equipped addition to the shooting world.

    You did well.
     
  6. bikerdoc

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    A fine gesture and Great leather work.
     
  7. Mp7

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    All three of them beautys.
     
  8. skoro

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    I reckon there oughta be on yer face too, cowpoke. ;)
     
  9. HB

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    I'm in college and work at a bar and the only thing I get from the regulars is a hard time... Nice work tho, I'd like to make a holster for my Blackhawk one of these days.

    HB
     
  10. aHFo3

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    That's a great story!

    Thanks for being an asset to the shooting community!

    I really love the tanker holster. Have you every thought of making holsters to sell? I would love one for my MKII 5.5" bull barrel!
     
  11. aarondhgraham

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    Hello aHFo3,,,

    Thanks for the compliment my friend,,,
    I used to make and sell leather goods as a sideline,,,
    But I found that it quickly sucked all of the fun out of the hobby.

    Now I just do it when and if the mood strikes me to create something.

    Another female range buddy of mine just purchased a "Lady Lilac" Ruger SR-22,,,
    I have a small piece of purple dyed snakeskin of some ilk,,,
    I am going to attempt an inlaid pancake holster.

    Another reason I shy away from paid work,,,
    I really dislike making the same thing twice in a row,,,
    Repeating myself at the workbench is tiresome and no fun at all. :eek:

    It's a good thing I have a decent paying office job,,,
    I would suck at running a small business.

    Aarond

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  12. huntershooter

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    Well done!

    I feel it's our duty to pass on the love of firearms and principals on which this country was founded.
    If by giving a gift of a firearm/leather you ignite a spark-it was well worth it.
     
  13. Jim NE

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    That was a very thoughtful gesture, and I hate to rain on parades, but...

    ...does this attractive young lady know that you're posting her picture...and her first and last name...and her city of residence...all on the internet?

    Sorry, I just worry about that kind of stuff.
     
  14. aarondhgraham

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    Hello Jim NE,,,

    Not a problem my friend,,,
    It shows you are an honorable person.

    It's okay though,,,
    I asked for her permission.

    Aarond

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    Very nice leather work indeed for a nice young lady.
     
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    You are a very generous and kind person!

    Good for you, sharing the shooting sports with new people!
     
  17. Deaf Smith

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    If the gun is not safe loading all chambers the use the 'load the first chamber, skip one chamber, and load the remaining four' method (presuming it is a six shooter.)

    You can never be to familiar with your shooten irons!

    Deaf
     
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    Absolutely Gorgeous - oh, ah the rig too :rolleyes:

    But seriously, that rig is fantastic - great work
     
  19. Jim NE

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    I have both the Heritage .22 revolver and the Heritage Big Bore in .357, and they're both fine, solid guns. And a whole lot of fun.

    Since I don't have Aarond's skill with leather working, can anyone recommend an affordable leather rig for both? Or do you sell stuff, Aarond? Thanks.
     
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    Very nice indeed! But instead of a "jock strap holster" I'm betting she refers to it as a "thong holster."
     
  21. Kernel

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    Very nice leather work. I wish I had your skills.

    BTW, I have two nieces and a nephew at OSU. All three in Mechanical Engineering. One's in grad school there.

    Another is a senior and already has a job offer from Chevron in Houston. $75k a year starting.
     
  22. aarondhgraham

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    Correction to post #11,,,

    I wrote:
    It turns out she passed on the Lady Lilac,,,
    So I bought it on a whim. :eek:

    I had been considering a SR-22,,,
    This one was just unique enough that I decided "what the heck".

    The Evil Pawn Shop Guy had a black and a Lady Lilac,,,
    Last week I went to take one last look at the little purple pistol,,,
    But when I got there he had sold both the black and purple one to a hubby-wife.

    Nothing cinches a "want" like being denied it,,,
    I told the Evil Pawn Shop Guy to please order in another one.

    I mentioned it to a range friend,,,
    She said she wanted to go look at it for herself,,,
    When she decided not to buy it now I went ahead and made the buy.

    I felt my Y-Chromosome shrivel up just a bit,,,
    But I am secure on my manhood so,,,
    Let the teasing begin. ;)

    Aarond

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    Some gifts have a value greater than the cost, and I think this is a perfect example of that. A gift from the heart.
     
  24. ArchAngelCD

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    I tell ya, the more I look at that holster the more I like it. That is some mighty fine leather work you've done there Aarond.
     
  25. bannockburn

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    Very nice leather work and a great story to go along with it. Keep up the good work.
     
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