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TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:19 PM

Longballer Delivers: The DH Custom Tracker
 
One of the great things about this place is the Vendors, and our ability to interact with them.

One of the bad things is how wrapped up we get in conspiracy.

The big conspiracy subject? Post election riots.

That set me thinking. What would Chuck Norris do in that situation?

One riot, one Ranger, m**********rs.

So I needed a carry rig for a Norris caliber, I needed something to tote a Taurus Tracker in .44 Mag.

Right now, Longballer is exclusively doing stuff for the 1911 platform.

But what if?

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:24 PM

So PMs were sent.

Obstacles were presented. The man doesn't have the necessary fake guns to mold every model out there. I don't know the technical term.:o

I explained what I needed. I told him the style I was going for.

He ran additional ideas past me, "Well, hey, if you're doing this, how do you feel about adding that?"

"Didn't know you could do that. Yes, please."

He cut me some breaks, he gave me a timeline, he listened to my expectations for this particular rig.

Once in the pipeline, he sent me a sketch of the vision, and asked my approval, and went to work.

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:29 PM

Longballer kept me updated with each step of the process. I'd get pictures of the holster through each stage of it's assembly.

Again, you can't really do that when you buy custom holsters from other guys.

Which is why this place rocks.

I want to thank Longballer for working on a project he wasn't really prepared for, putting up with my nagging, and ultimately turning out a fine piece of gunleather.

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:32 PM

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So, what did I wind up with?

I needed a crossdraw, I wanted it to scream old school Texas, I needed tight tolerances. I wanted something to break in when I practiced drawing, I needed it to remain secure and protect my piece.

And here it is...

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:34 PM

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EVERYTHING on this is snug, the gun doesn't move at all, but pulls like butter.

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:40 PM

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My doo-doo photo skils don't do the leather justice. Very deep, very rich.

There was a temptation for me to go overboard with the design, I think he got it just right, it says Texas Ranger Badazz without coming off like every inch of it had to be tooled with horses and tumbleweeds and a cactus.

Dillinger 10-22-2012 05:45 PM

Wow! That is impressive and I think you are right. He nailed it with that design. I love the badge on the bottom as an accent, that really makes it pop.

I said this to Longballer personally, but I don't know how the dude got involved in real estate when he has this kind of skill and artistic creativity.

He is currently working on a carry holster for my 1911 and it's going to be awesome based on the early sketches.

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:48 PM

The ONLY thing missing is a custom stamp, our man needs to be marking his work.

And he probably needs a cool name for this model.

I plan to go all week toting, I'll review as I go.

NitroxAZ 10-22-2012 05:51 PM

That is a sweet rig. Congratulations and thumbs up to Longballer.

TWMIM 10-22-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 985732)
Wow! That is impressive and I think you are right. He nailed it with that design. I love the badge on the bottom as an accent, that really makes it pop.

I said this to Longballer personally, but I don't know how the dude got involved in real estate when he has this kind of skill and artistic creativity.

He is currently working on a carry holster for my 1911 and it's going to be awesome based on the early sketches.

I agree. The man definitely has talent, it'd be nice if this could pay off for him.

True success is when you get paid to do something that you'd do for free...


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