Review...Pure Kustom Holsters
This is a discussion on Review...Pure Kustom Holsters within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I ride a Harley, and recently had the opportunity to meet Rocky, a very well known master leathermaker and painter who's specialty is custom motorcycles. ...
November 26th, 2008 07:49 PM
Review...Pure Kustom Holsters
I ride a Harley, and recently had the opportunity to meet Rocky, a very well known master leathermaker and painter who's specialty is custom motorcycles. In our discussion, he mentioned the desire to get into custom, very specialized holsters. We worked over a few designs, and in a couple of weeks he dropped off a prototype for me to beat up. While this one is full black, he's got examples of painted/dyed custom work that will blow your mind. You can see examples of his work on his website.
The holster he dropped off is named the "D2B", or Down to Business. It's a belt slide with an open front, just down below the ejection port. This greatly increases forward draw speed, but still retains retention. The leatherwork is beautifully done, with double stitching and boning on both sides. It curves around the body very well right from the start. The body guard is large enough to protect everything, but doesn't get in the way. Comfort is wonderful, and the draw is fast. The only issue I had was the front flap hindering holstering, and in talking to Rocky he informed me that he's already solved that problem.
I think we're going to be seeing much more of Rocky's work in the near future. When he gets his tooled/dyed work out in the public, he's gonna get popular real fast.
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November 26th, 2008 08:00 PM
That is COOL!!!! I really dig that! Very nice!
November 26th, 2008 08:15 PM
That is nice! I saw some of his work from one of the 1911 forums (the holster with the blue flames). Great stuff! How stiff is the leather?
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November 26th, 2008 08:19 PM
I'm in the process of working with Rocky to design my own cross draw carry holster for my needs based on how I work from the holster as well.
I've seen his work first hand as his friend and I shoot quite regularly up at Rio. He's making some very nice holsters and will enjoys working with you to design whatever you need.
Plan on doing a review of that cross draw rig in the future here as well. Enjoy your new rig AZ, I understand about your draw speed requirements.
Juggernaut, his holsters that I've seen are very stiff, I'm going to have mine made a little softer and I'm confident he can do what I want, he knows how to work leather.
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November 26th, 2008 08:34 PM
Thanks for sharing!
November 26th, 2008 08:37 PM
Nice looking leather...
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November 26th, 2008 10:20 PM
I spent some time looking around on the web site the other day. He is doing some really fantastical art work on leather.
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November 26th, 2008 10:29 PM
Man that tooled flame looks cool, gotta get me one of those.
November 26th, 2008 10:51 PM
Just checked out the site. Wow, I see some great work coming out of there in the future. Very creative stuff.
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November 27th, 2008 02:00 AM
I checked out the web site.
The flame designs are a sure seller.
November 27th, 2008 02:07 AM
Interesting leather and some nice creative custom work but they are a bit on the pricey side.
November 27th, 2008 08:48 PM
His full flamed design is the ultimate BBQ gun holster! Nice stuff.
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November 28th, 2008 01:57 AM
Well they look nice but I think they're WAY over priced for what they are. You can buy a much nicer holster for less money. I will say it's hard to compare quality from pictures but these just don't look to be the quality of an HBE Leatherworks. As for value, I believe an UBG holster or K&D holster would be just as good at a lot better price point.
I think some holster prices are excessive but if they can get their price, good for them.
November 28th, 2008 11:01 AM
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November 29th, 2008 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by AZ Husker
Thanks for the review Tracy, I am glade you like my design. Especially since you have holsters from many of the top holster makers means alot to me. Thanks again.
Thanks Silver Wolf
Originally Posted by Silver Wolf
Thanks Juggernaut, That was one of my first holsters. The blue one was ok. But nothing compaired to the new ones as far as structure goes. My leather is close to horse hide, as far as rigidity. That is what I tried to duplicate. In my drying process. My leather goes through 5 steps to get them very rigid.
Originally Posted by Juggernaut
I stopped at 10 lbs. I figured that was enough to see how strong they are.
Thanks Brownie, Just let me know when your ready.
Originally Posted by AzQkr
I have alot of ammo and no plates to shoot at!!! lol
Thanks to you other members for your kind words.
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