Friday, August 24, 2012

Super Duper EXTRA Friday Gun Pr0n...

Only because this is too good to keep to myself...

Commenter, provider of blogfodder, and very tall gentleman Stretch sent me a few pictures of a custom holster he had made by Dennis of Dragon Leatherworks:


Okay, so you can see what he had put on the holster... But what goes in it?


Why, a custom-engraved Smith & Wesson model 625, just like Earl Harbinger carries...

And, here's a shot of the holster in action, just because:


Damn, but that's a great looking gun in a great looking holster, Stretch. Dennis does impressive work, and I'm not just saying that because he's got a couple special items in the works for your humble host (stay tuned for the start of the Kilted to Kick Cancer fundraiser is all I'm sayin'...). His Chimaera is a near-daily carry for me, and after the better part of a year of riding right up next to my sweaty butt it still looks as good as the day he sent it to me.

Thanks for sharing your gun and holster with us Stretch!

That is all.

6 comments:

Oddball said...

Damn... ok... after my bank account recovers a little from Dragoncon, I'm going to have to contact Dennis about making something similar for my S&W model 13.

Rifleman762 said...

Only gripe here is that it doesn't cover the trigger (despite what we all know about S&W double action trigger pull weights).

I've been drooling over S&W 325 NightGuards and also M1917s. Something about the .45ACP in a revolver is just extra special. Hope to have both one day.

Glenn B said...

Nice looking holster but I am surprised that he makes holsters that do not cover the trigger completely. I honestly did not think that anyone still made holsters like that.

Dragon said...

Hi Rifleman and Glenn,

For this rig, yes, the trigger is exposed. Part of it *is* the God-Awful double-action weight alleviating any concerns on my part of a NG, but the overriding reasons are:

A) To properly (and aesthetically) cut the holster opening so that you get smooth curves enough to cover the trigger, I would have had to cut the leather quite higher, thus obscuring the engraving on the sideplate. Customer wanted that to be open and clearly visible...

B) To cover the trigger guard properly would tend to also make getting a full grip on the pistol problematic, and I wanted to leave the grip completely unhindered.

If you take the time to peruse my standard offerings (this rig was a one-off custom build) you'll see that all my models, with the exception of the Cowboy Action rigs (which was the basis for this build) cover the trigger completely, if not the entire trigger guard.

Thanks for the comments!

Larry said...

I've got a Fugly on it's way, but I've been eyeballing the Quantum since seeing the Bob Owens review of it. That's a sharp looking holster.

Stretch said...

Holster arrived yesterday morning. After I stopped squeeing like a little girl (and my wife stopped rolling her eyes) I immediately gunned up and hit 3 gun shops in 2 counties. More squeeing by other gun nuts and Correia fans. I had to smack a few hands.
Drove 45+ miles and got in and out of truck several times. Holster never moved on the belt and gun remained secure.
Dennis and I talked at length about the cut of the holster. This is my "barbeque rig" and display of engraving (and thus the trigger) was primary consideration.
What the photos can not convey is the heft of the holster (needed for an N-frame revolver). And the MHI logo has a subtle green tint that flares as the light plays across it. I attribute that to the "monster hide" Dennis used. ;-).