BHPshooter

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About BHPshooter

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  • Birthday 12/23/1983

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    http://www.privateerleather.com

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    Male
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    Utah

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters
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    Holsters, tooling
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  1. Nice work! I have been meaning to try W&C for a while now. I guess I need to get off my rump and do it. Thanks for sharing!
  2. I'm one of those people with a gun list. I also have a pretty significant wait time. To answer your question, there have been plenty of times that I couldn't get my hands on a gun, and molds weren't available for that model either. It happens sometimes. Well, you're partly right. It is a way to provide answers that saves time. However, my website also lets people know that if they don't see their gun listed, they can contact me about it, and I can check if there is a mold available. If a mold is not available, I can look into other options. I certainly don't send people on their way. A lot of what you're talking about is very subjective. Lots of people run things differently, but it doesn't make it better or worse -- Just different. If what you do works for you, that's great, but it might not work for everybody. As it sits, apparently there are people who will wait months for a holster. I certainly can't force them to buy a holster from me, so I can only conclude that they like my stuff enough to wait. In turn, I work my tail off to get orders out as fast as I can manage. It's a situation that has worked out pretty well so far. Again, I think it's all in the way you go about it. I specifically state on my website -- on the "gun list" page -- that if you don't see your gun listed, contact me so that I can see if that mold is available. That certainly isn't the kind of offer I would extend if I was unwilling or unable to make a holster for them. Man, I have nothing against you, but it's pretty hard to miss the contempt in your original post. Then, when someone joins the conversation and offers their valid observations, your condescension doesn't really help your case. [emphasis mine] Here's the thing -- my time is valuable, and I assume that my customer's time is also valuable. I'm a one-man operation. I don't have employees, helpers, or elves to do any of this for me. Every minute I spend on the phone or answering email is a minute that I'm not fulfilling orders. That's kind of the point of putting information on a website -- to provide answers to common questions, and save everyone time. It's more efficient both for me and my customers, and if there are still questions (and there frequently are) I have no problem answering them. That is something I can completely understand. I've thought about "thinning the herd" a time or two myself.
  3. I need a mold for the Ruger Security Six family (Security Six/Service Six/Speed Six). Does anyone know where I can lay my hands on one? Wes
  4. I'm sure it depends on what finish you use. I prefer Resolene, which is pretty darn moisture resistant. I'm not sure if that saddle soap slurry would make it through the finish... but if it did, I'm sure it wouldn't be good for it. Either way, it makes me cringe.
  5. Looking good as always, Josh. How are you liking the tension devices? I have been toying around with trying them out. I bought most of the components, but haven't tried them yet.
  6. That's a new one for me. It's not something I'd recommend.
  7. Nicely done, and for a good cause. I was sad to hear about that -- if I recall correctly, this is the first WVC police officer lost in the line of duty, correct?
  8. Holy crap, Josh! You are absolutely knocking them out of the park. Top-notch work.
  9. Two of those look like Barry King's edgers, but I'm not sure about the third one.
  10. That is outstanding work. You should be proud of that one!
  11. Exactly right -- I'm struggling to find a family-friendly term to express my admiration. I suppose I'll just have to say that it's breathtaking, and leave it at that.
  12. I just checked, and my Officers patterns are 3/4" shorter than my Commander patterns. If you like the way the bottom of your holsters are with a Commander 1911, then 3/4" off of that should yield the same results.
  13. Saw your holsters and they look really nice. I do leather gun belts and I know you offer those as well, but would love to network or chat sometime. I am always looking for holsters to recommend to people.

    1. BHPshooter

      BHPshooter

      Hi Jess!
      Sorry for the slow reply. I'd love to chat about holsters -- and I'll bet you could teach me some things about belts, too!
      Wes

    2. Jess Jones

      Jess Jones

      Sounds great. Let me know anytime!