duster066
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duster066

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    1. tallbump
      tallbump
      I do like the American made ones
    2. duster066
      duster066
      The fit and finish is pretty rough on them, but hey they are 200 bucks, and 100% Yank made! They are also not full size, and the safety is total BS. It is incorporated into the left flash shield, and make it difficult to impossible to holster the with it off. But again 200 smackers ain't to bad. The EAA Bounty Hunter is only a few bucks more and is full size without a manual safety (they have a transfer bar safety, much better). They are made by Weirauch of Germany and are decent guns. My SAA big bore is a 80's vintage Weirauch and has been a great gun. I'd likely choose the Bounty Hunter except I'm on a buy Yank thing these days. Plus the newer Bounty Hunters have had some complaints concerning the ejector system being weak and breaking. These complaints are older, so the problem MAY have been fixed.
    3. tallbump
      tallbump
      Yeah, I was looking fora cool .22 just for fun. And that one just caught my eye. The whole SA or DA thing doesn't really matter to me.

      But I've been really on a whole cowboy/western kick lately, and like I siad, it caught my eye. Looks pretty nice from the pictures.
    4. duster066
      duster066
      I know the gun well because I bought one for my dad for Christmas last year. I was there and got to inspect and shoot it. For the money it is a fine Single Action Army (SAA) style gun. Be sure to get one with duel cylinders so you can shoot 22mag too! With the new handgun tuned ammo coming out 22mag can be a very effective SD round. I need a SAA to practice with so I don't wear out my competition guns. My sons have grown up and taken their 22 pistols from me so I don't have one anymore. The little Rough Rider will fix three needs with one gun for about 250 bucks. They fit in my western rigs real nice to, and if you don't show anyone the muzzle they'll never know it's not a big bore.;)
    5. tallbump
      tallbump
    6. duster066
      duster066
      This is the one I usually wear inside the pants.
      [IMG]
    7. duster066
      duster066
      I think you would be happier with the Cleveland rig. Mine will work just fine, but cost more and because they are made of 8/9oz leather they are bulkier. However leather is much better looking, and will mold to your body and the gun. I am much more geared to making nice custom open carry and western style rigs, more like art work but with real utilitarian value. For the guy who wants his carry gear to show well.
    8. tallbump
      tallbump
      I have no problems carrying and concealing my C9 with my $15 Uncle Mike's IWB holster. But, it doesn't distribute the weight as well as i would like. I think it is because it has the one clip in the middle. That is the only issue I have with it. I just wear a longish t-shirt and I am good to go. I carry at about the 4 o'clock position.

      However, I would love to upgrade. Is the one for the revolver in that thread? I'll have to check it out. If you could do the same but for a C9 I'd definitely do it once the funds are available. I was considering a Cleveland as I would rather support a small business than a big company, but if you have something that would be even better. Win - win for to members and staffers. :)

      Regardless, I still need a good, quality, 1 1/2 in leather belt. Definitely brown. My cheap one actually broke the other day while I was carrying the C9. Not good.
    9. duster066
      duster066
      I have worked out a pancake inside the pants type for my 4" revolver I'm wearing right now. I also do shoulder rigs that will carry a large gun. I think it's near impossible to carry a med or large frame handgun concealed with absolute comfort, and they will require some type of loose fit over garment. You just can't make that bulk go away. Here where the max temp so far this summer has been about 80:p it's easy for me to wear a vest (which I made from deer skin), but that would be very uncomfortable in 100 degree heat. I have discovered a large gun carries and conceals much better in the small of the back...until you sit down.:(
    10. tallbump
      tallbump
      Wow, beautiful work.
      I'll definitely be talking to you about a purchase once the funds are there.

      Living pay check to paycheck like most folks right now, so no goodies in the budget right now. :(

      What I will want to is a good quality belt for when I carry my C9. And definitely the holster too if you were able to successfully figure out the conceal carry one. Couldn't quite tell from the thread if you worked it out or not.
    11. duster066
      duster066
      Nope. We tried but were not technically savy enough, and I wont spend the bucks for a pro job until I have better faith this can work. But...http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/f285/jcp-jhp-leather-holsters-287151/index8.html. This has examples of my stuff with the garbage in the first part (I only started leather last Aug) and the good stuff in the middle and end. I've sold 6 or 7 pieces here and I'm working on a western gun belt for one of our vendors. I'm legit in business and operating locally here in Marysville.
    12. tallbump
      tallbump
      Hey, do you have a website that features your work? I'd love to see what all you have
    13. jimmieson04
      jimmieson04
      hey was wondering how much a paddle holster would be for a c9? thanks
    14. duster066
      duster066
      A gun under each shoulder? I can see a design that would work. It's not something I've done yet and would takes some development, but could be done.
    15. 13Bang
      13Bang
      I looked at some of the pictures of your work and was also wondering if you had ever thought of/could do a dual shoulder rig for the c9.
    16. Wheeljack
      Wheeljack
      Hi, I'm sending messages to you about the red dot short version, but I can't find a record of it anywhere. I send messages and they seem to disappear. If you didn't get the Short Version of the red dot message, let me know.
      Walt
    17. duster066
      duster066
      I'm currently working with Octabird on an experimental C9 holster. When the bugs are worked out of it I will offer an open carry for the C9. Octabird thinks it can be modified for concealed carry ISP at aboutr the 4 O-clock position. When I get it back from him I'll look into that.
      Thanks
      Duster
    18. 13Bang
      13Bang
      Do you do any holsters for the C9?
    19. duster066
      duster066
      Yes I polished the raised strip on my slide. It's easy just block sand the strip with ever finer sand paper. I started with 220 grit and stopped at 400 I think. I then buffed it with automotive rubbing compound and wax.
    20. monte
      monte
      hey howd you do that awesome polish on the slide of that desert .40?
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