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Offline Miguel Loco

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Another Holster Project
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:52:08 AM »
Just finished this holster for Shea Arender, my new buddy in Las Vegas. It's for a GP100.....and now he's ordered a belt to match. This guy is keeping me busy, so I guess that's a good thing. Hadn't done one for that Ruger before so I had to make the pattern as well. I used my SW 686 to form it, I hope that's close enough for the GP100. I guess I'll find out.

He was in Tombstone a couple weeks ago and I took him out to shoot the '51 London he bought at the store a month ago. We had a blast. He's a Louisiana boy and very "down to earth". Sold him a '63 Pocket Remington this time.....his girlfriend thought it was too cute to pass up. Now that he has both feet firmly planted in BP, it'll be time to get him into a 44.









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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:10 AM »
Nice holster Miguel! It's always good to hear that a high end person in the arts like Arender is a firearms enthusiast.

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 10:06:46 AM »
Hi Mick, that holster is simply gorgeous!!!! Is that snakeskin I see on the holster? One less rattler?

Beautiful work!!!

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 10:09:05 AM »
Beautiful work and craftsmanship!
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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 10:57:34 AM »
That's one flashy holster !
(But the guy should be holding a BP gun, not an old mic)
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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 01:14:42 PM »
Very nice work Mick! Snakeskin must be a bit hard to work with, but it sure looks good!!

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 03:16:31 PM »
Hi Mick, that holster is simply gorgeous!!!! Is that snakeskin I see on the holster? One less rattler?

Beautiful work!!!

Regards,
Richard

Yes it is Richard. From about a mile from Tombstone. It was hanging around an older ladies house and she was concerned about her dogs. So I had to "dispatch" it. A local guy skins and cures the skins......so this snake may just be around forever.
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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 03:21:18 PM »
Very nice work Mick! Snakeskin must be a bit hard to work with, but it sure looks good!!

Not that hard to work with as long as it's glued to a backing. Just takes some extra stitching. The guy that cures the skins does a great job. What's cool about it, is that it is semi-translucent, so whatever color you dye the backing will show a bit through the skin.....helps make it match the holster color.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 03:28:27 PM by Miguel Loco »
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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
There are some very talented guys here!

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2020, 04:57:02 PM »
Holster looks great Mick, very nice job.    I did a couple snakeskin inserts a few years ago but don't like working with it or the look of it.    Glad there are guys like you who don't mind it because it sure is popular.

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 06:26:35 PM »
Holster looks great Mick, very nice job.    I did a couple snakeskin inserts a few years ago but don't like working with it or the look of it.    Glad there are guys like you who don't mind it because it sure is popular.

Yeah Mike, not my favorite, but it's what the customer wanted and I just happened to have a couple of skins. Doesn't look too bad with a modern firearm I guess...but too flashy for my personal taste.

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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2020, 06:00:19 PM »
Beautiful work. I tend to like plain myself also but then again, as Jack Woltz said, I ainít no bandleader



Hi Mike. Not to hijack this thread but I use the 1903 Holster you made for most days. I have been using my 1903 as my EDC. A little low powered but most of my trips out are Krogerís and the like at noon so there is little chance of me needing it and I just slip it in my right front pocket
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Re: Another Holster Project
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2020, 07:22:48 PM »
Hi Mike. Not to hijack this thread but I use the 1903 Holster you made for most days. I have been using my 1903 as my EDC. A little low powered but most of my trips out are Krogerís and the like at noon so there is little chance of me needing it and I just slip it in my right front pocket

That's good to hear Joel.   Glad it is useful for you.   
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