Is this a new record for a custom holster? Only 48 hours from order to arrival!!!

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    Is this a new record for a custom holster? Only 48 hours from order to arrival!!!

    Now that we have finally won our freedoms here in Wisconsin I have decided to acquire some carry gear. After shopping around I found an Inside-the-Waistband holster I liked from K. L. Null Holsters in Resaca, Georgia. I placed an order this Monday morning and mentioned that he could take his time. I am not in any hurry since we wonít be able to even apply for licenses here in Wisconsin until this November. After reading the custom holster delay horror stories here I figured it would probably take at least a month or two to arrive.

    Imagine my surprise when I get a knock on the door today (Wednesday) from the postman with my brand new holster only 48 hours after I ordered it! The holster itself was for a gun that had never been made in that model holster before so it couldnít have already been in inventory. The shipping was non-expedited Priority Mail from the USPS so it wasnít some kind of expensive next day air. Has anyone else ever received a custom made holster this quickly? I imagine that I will be horribly disappointed if I ever order another custom holster from a different manufacturer now that I have been so spoiled with my first.


    P.S. Iíve been a lurker on this forum for several years but this is my first post so I apologize for any errors.

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    Custom Holster order delivery time depends on who is making them,the Masters that have been making them for years and have name recognition are usually swamped with work and know they can produce X number of holsters a week,Other Holster makers that haven't been around as long tend to get a few orders here and there and you could of caught him during a period where your order was next.
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    He must have had something in stock, Null is a master, although not as well known as other's. I remember reading about his shoulder rig for the Mac 10 back in the '80's, it required a personal visit to his shop for fitting. It seems his clients are of the more secretive type.

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    That's pretty quick for any delivery, I usually only see the 48-72 hour turnover when I buy stuff on ebay (like my Milt Sparks VM2 I got in 3 days )

    On another note, I don't consider something that is mass produced (even if it is made to order) as "custom".

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    I spent a weekend at Ken's house around 10 years ago, working on articles for suppressed pistols. He has a nice shop and is very prepared to handle orders. I think he may be in a semi-retired/always working mode, lol. You probably just caught him between orders and he felt like making something new. When I was a young guy, all my holsters came from Ken. He truly is a master and an all around nice guy. He was always a big inspiration to me.
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    If that's not a record for a custom holster (or any holster for that matter) then it's dang sure close.

    I have as others waited months and had to get on a waiting list in the past.

    Good on ya !

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    Quote Originally Posted by G19inLV View Post
    That's pretty quick for any delivery, I usually only see the 48-72 hour turnover when I buy stuff on ebay (like my Milt Sparks VM2 I got in 3 days )

    On another note, I don't consider something that is mass produced (even if it is made to order) as "custom".
    Null is by far not a mass producer. His stuff is all custom. The OP just got lucky.

    To the OP, I have a Speed Scabbard of his for a Glock 23 and it is very well made. You should be pleased with your new rig.
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    I only have one question... It took you four years to post!? Take a lesson from K.L. Null, and get on the ball. Welcome to the posting side of things.

    Let us know how you like the holster. High Noon is almost as fast, but they have a huge selection of in stock items.
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    Bubba Blue;

    Don't get accustom to a 48 hr turn on custom leather. It probably won't happen again. And congrat's on your new rig.

    By the way, Ken lives just North of me and he is a true Master and a gentlemen to boot.
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    The holster itself was for a gun that had never been made in that model holster before so it couldn’t have already been in inventory.
    Just curious how you would know this bit of information?

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    48 hours is fast even if it is an off-the-shelf item. I ordered a holster from Fist 3 weeks ago, and if it ever gets here, I'll do a review on it. According to Fist, I have another 2-3 weeks to wait for it. And it's one of their standard items. In all fairness to them, though, each holster is made to order, so you should expect a bit of a wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smith1j View Post
    Just curious how you would know this bit of information? (The holster itself was for a gun that had never been made in that model holster before so it couldnít have already been in inventory. )
    It is definitely a custom made holster. While placing my order Ken said that he had never before made the holster model I wanted for a gun as big as what I was asking for. The leather is also in the specific color I had requested.


    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I only have one question... It took you four years to post!? Take a lesson from K.L. Null, and get on the ball. Welcome to the posting side of things.
    Thanks for the kind welcome! About the delay in making my first post, frankly it just was too painful to engage in discussion with all of you lucky legal carriers! It took us fifteen years here in Wisconsin to be able to carry legally. Our right to openly carry without risking a police chief pushing our noses in the pavement was only assured this month and our right to carry concealed will happen at the end of this year. Itís taken a long time but Wisconsin finally has a seat at the defensive carry table!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G19inLV View Post
    That's pretty quick for any delivery, I usually only see the 48-72 hour turnover when I buy stuff on ebay (like my Milt Sparks VM2 I got in 3 days )

    On another note, I don't consider something that is mass produced (even if it is made to order) as "custom".
    Ken has been in the custom leather business since the mid-70's. I own a couple of his speed scabbards, several mag holders and a shoulder holster for a snubbie. I have owned them for years. All his leather products are made from horsehide. He made the first belt and ankle holster I remember ever seeing for the Seventrees Asp pistol back in the 70's. While his shop is no longer a one man operation he is still a custom builder certainly more so than those shown in your signature lines.

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    PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Null is by far not a mass producer. His stuff is all custom. The OP just got lucky.

    To the OP, I have a Speed Scabbard of his for a Glock 23 and it is very well made. You should be pleased with your new rig.
    Can I order the same holster for the same gun? What exactly makes it custom? If everyone who orders that particular holster, gets the same exact thing (minus the few differences as a result of being handmade) what exactly is custom about it? I am not taking away from the holster or the maker, but unless something is done, rather it be fit, measurement, etc., like a suit for instance, or a one of a kind thing, it's not really custom. Anything that is made the same way for every customer is considered "mass produced", the amount made is irrelevant.

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