That is COOL!!!! I really dig that! Very nice!
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. ...
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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That is COOL!!!! I really dig that! Very nice!
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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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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Nice looking leather...
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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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Man that tooled flame looks cool, gotta get me one of those.
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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I checked out the web site.
The flame designs are a sure seller.
Interesting leather and some nice creative custom work but they are a bit on the pricey side.
His full flamed design is the ultimate BBQ gun holster! Nice stuff.
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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.
Very nice holster.
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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.
I stopped at 10 lbs. I figured that was enough to see how strong they are.
I have alot of ammo and no plates to shoot at!!! lol
Thanks to you other members for your kind words.