• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About RVM45

  • Rank
  • Birthday 02/24/1957

Contact Methods

  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Sovereign Nation of Indiana

LW Info

  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters and Sheaths
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    Holsters; sheaths; boots; whips

Recent Profile Visitors

4,869 profile views
  1. Friend, That isn't what Jeff Cooper taught—ergo it's wrong. A 1911A1—without that Browning blaspheming 80 series firing pin block—Carried Cocked-and-Locked—Is how a Warrior Carries. RVM45
  2. Thank You. …..RVM45
  3. Friend, I tried Google, but no luck. What exactly is a "traumatic revolver Storm-02"? …..RVM45
  4. Sheath for dagger

    Friend, I just wanted to give you a "Thumbs Up" for showing the naked blade. I know it's a Leather Forum, but Dang! It is frustrating to wonder just what sort of Knife is hidden in the Sheath. And yes, I saw this earlier and should have praised you then AND it's a fine-looking sheath. …..RVM45
  5. Friends, What is the name of a Western Holster that DOES NOT use the Mexican Loop System, but has a small buckled belt around the Holster instead? Mexican Loop Holsters are alright, but to my OCD Mind, the slash or slashes to form a loop seem a great place for wear and cracking to begin... Thank you. …..RVM45
  6. Friend, Color me ignorant—But which Legion do you refer? The French or Spanish Foreign Legions are the only ones that come to my mind. …..RVM45
  7. Friend, You aren't going to convince someone whose mind is made up but I'd think a soft leather would be MORE damaging to the finish over time. Note a barrel cleaning rod should ideally be of a harder or at least equal hardness to the barrel. Grit adheres to the softer metal and then is drug abrasively over the surface of the harder metal. When I first got into pistols the late 70s, I noticed that practice draws quickly wore the bluing off my Blued 1911A1. The Satin Nickel on my Commander was somewhat more durable but still wore away. However the Bright Nickel on my S&W Model 29 was quite durable. Don't want your finish to wear? Get a gun that is Bright Nickeled or Bright Chromed. The Arm Chair Commandos think that subdued finishes are "Tactical." Think about it. When a gun is holstered and concealed it really doesn't matter if it is covered with Rubies and Flashing Multicolered LEDs. Once it is in your hand it is very noticeable anyway. If you think that you will often have to do room clearances or pursue armed clients into dark alleys—maybe subdued makes some little sense. Even then note that the old Texas Rangers preferred Bright Nickeled firearms—even their Double Shotguns. They wanted their client to stare at their weapon like a rodent entranced by a snake to the exclusion of other tactical factors. Over the years my aversion to subdued finishes has grown a great deal... To the degree that I've coined the term GLOB—Gun-Like OBject—It just missed being a Real Handgun by virtue of not being Bright Nickeled [I'm quite open-minded. I'll also accept Bright Chrome, Gold, Copper, Silver, Colored Case Hardening and highly polished Stainless…] And yes, A friend had the entirety of a 1911A1 Color Case Hardened. {Gold is very soft. I've heard of plating a gun with Copper or Brass to be a poor man's gold finish. You really have to polish Copper and Silver a great deal to keep it from corroding—but a gun with Corroded Copper Plating is still a gun while a Parkerized near-miss is STILL a GLOB!} …..RVM45
  8. Friend, That is a very well-made holster. I have a question about Pancake type holsters in general and anyone who knows fell free to enlighten me. What precisely is the purpose of the extra bulk of leather fore and aft? It seems unnecessary yet many folk both build or order such holsters. A high riding Western Type holster, the old Chapman High Ride or the Milt Sparks Summer Special got by without the "wings" fore and aft. Even the Askins Avenger only has ONE wing. Pancake holsters are not the most extreme example of this. Some of the newer inside-the-waistband holsters have training wheels or sideboards or whatever you wish to call them several inches fore and aft. What gives? RVM45
  9. Friends, I saw a video on "U" Tube where that crazy guy from England made a working copy of the forearm-mounted blade in the Assassin Computer Game. I was underwhelmed at the practicality... But it got me to thinking. Anyone old enough may have seen the TV Series "The Dirty Dozen." One character had some sort of rig that would instantly pop a long bladed switchblade into his right hand. They never explained it of course. The old gamblers used a Jacob's Ladder affair to secrete a card—but they couldn't bend that arm lest the hidden card pop out—and I question how robust the mechanism would be for a much heavier small pistol. One can mount a friction retainer that will release with a hard thrust—Jeff Goldblume had that type of holster in "Silverado." It is not very secure or reliable. Anyone who watched movies may recall Travis Bickle's odd wrist holster in "Taxi Driver" or Andrew Dice Clay's elaborate wrist device in "Ford Fairlane"—and even in the movies that carry system let him down. Does anyone know of a Real World system that allows fast one-handed access to a small knife or pistol mounted on the wrist? {Yes, I'm not being insensitive to that significant and ever growing minority that doesn't believe that there is such a thing as "Reality."} This is just curiosity. There is no crying necessity for such a device. I'd just like to see how it might be done. …..RVM45
  10. Friend, That is a fine holster. I question why someone will buy a Polymer Framed, Boxy and Ugly Pistol and then invest in a Fine Holster to carry the GLOB*in. Kinda like putting a Silk Dress and a nice String of Pearls on a Pig... …..RVM45 *Gun Like OBject
  11. Yeah and the holster left most of the Barrel out in the open—kids naked. …..RVM45
  12. Friends, Does anyone remember the OLD Fury Shoulder Holster for big frame Revolvers? I tried to get an Image but all I can dredge up is some sort of Kydex Lobstrousity nothing like the one that I mean. This holster carried an 8 3/8ths inch S&W Model 29 upside down. Presumably it worked on tension on the frame and cylinder as there was no sort of latch or strap. Oddly, just a bit—maybe 3/4ths of an inch of the muzzle end of the barrel would actually be touching but in front of the anterior deltoid. I never got to examine one in the flesh. Presumably the small bulge on one's shoulder would not be a give-away since so few folks carry a long barreled Revolver that way. I wondered how "makable" the design might be—but as I say, my Googling produced zip, zilch, zero and nada... …..RVM45
  13. Friend, I hate to show my ignorance—but where is George B.'s Site? He doesn't seem to have a link attached to his Signature. …..RVM45
  14. Beautiful work. But you already know that. …..RVM45
  15. A wee might too high? Perhaps. Someone once said that we rotund folks have trouble reaching around ourselves for a gun in a shoulder holster. Nah, I can slap my arm pit or my latissimus dorsi just fine. What is problematic is reaching a gun on my left side that is as low and as far back on my hip was a left-handed strong side holster or left hand Buck Knife would be. The old "Dirty Harry" Shoulder Holster was a grand and glorious thing for six and eight inch S&W N Frames, but for some squirrelly reason the four inch version dropped the butt of the weapon two inches. If I wanted to wear a distant side cross draw and a pair of suspenders then that's what I'd shop for. At any rate, that's a nice looking holster. …..RVM45