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Are there any local holster makers?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mortre, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Anyone know of any good quality holster makers that are local? I would like to get a professional help the wife sort out a pattern that works for her body type. I don't mind a bit of a drive, anywhere between Seattle and Portland or a little farther.
     
  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Kramer is in Tacoma, and 5-shot Leather is in Vancouver.

    There may be others floating around out there as well.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ted Blocker comes to mind.

    http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/

    There is also a local guy in Tigard over near Washington Square that isn't a holster maker, but he carries a large inventory of different brands. Can't for the life of me remember his name right now, but he and his wife run the operation. This is kind of his retirement. Someone on here
    should remember who it is.

    Aha! Remembered who they are. Lightning Arms. Craig and Audrey Chadwick. Real nice folks.

    http://www.lightningarms.com/products.htm
     
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  4. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Wow, I had no clue Kramer was a local company, I'll try and contact them. I hope they would be willing to accommodate us heading up there and seeing if someone could help us fit her with something that works for her.
     
  5. tedomatic

    tedomatic Milwaukie New Member

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    Ted Blocker does nice work.
     
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  6. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Eugene lives in Sedro Wooley and is a site vendor here (SWCR) and he's making holsters. Here's his thread telling about and showing his work.
     
  7. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ted Blocker in Tigard has a shop/showroom. It is good to go in and check out the holsters first hand. Also the belts are nice. Good folks to deal with.
     
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  8. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    I'll put a big +1 up for Eugene in sedro-woolley, great guy to deal with and he does excellent work his name on here is SWCR i believe. I ordered a holster for my officers 1911 and it turned out great and I got in a couple weeks along with some care instructions.
     
  9. Noah Vale

    Noah Vale PDX New Member

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    Just ordered a holster from Ted Blocker. Can't wait to get it in. If it fits half as well as it did in the showroom, I'll be thrilled. Very nice folks BTW.
     
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    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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  11. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Okay, my $.02.

    A big +1 for Ted Blocker company. The staff there really know what they are doing and will work with you on what you need. The holsters are made to order so modifications are usually not a problem. I have been using them exclusively for almost 5 years now. Not one problem.
     
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  12. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've had stuff from Ted Blocker. It was good. I've had leather goods from Nelson in Scio, also good (although it wasn't a holster). If you fancy a bit further drive, Ed Stebbins at Tracker Leather is in Sisters/Bend and is also excellent. He is my holster maker of choice for not only daily carry, but also for barbecue holsters...
     
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  13. deathbeforedishonor

    deathbeforedishonor oregon New Member

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    If you are still looking. I can help you out
     
  14. duartfarquardt

    duartfarquardt Tigard, OR Active Member

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    What is Ted Blocker's contact information in Tigard?
     
  15. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Mine (in black)

    MOD12 IWB Concealment Holster - Ted Blocker Holsters

    Ted Blocker Holsters
    9438 SW Tigard St.
    Tigard, OR 97223

    (503) 670-7972 phone

    8 am to 5 pm M-f, about a 4-6 week wait unless you get lucky and catch them at the start of a production cycle for the model you happen to be ordering. ( 2 weeks for me, no lottery tickets till my luck recharges)
     
  16. saltydog73

    saltydog73 NW Oregon New Member

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    In the last year purchased two holsters and two 1 1/2" belts...very happy with both. I actually went in and asked for a slight modification to one of the holsters while I was buying another belt....made the modification on the spot, No charge.

    you can contact Shelly Brown at shelly@tedblockerholsters.com

    a real nice lady...
     
  17. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I agree, the folks at the shop are great to deal with.
     
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  18. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    +1 Blocker.
     
  19. deathbeforedishonor

    deathbeforedishonor oregon New Member

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    Ted Blocker does make some nice holsters! But I have noticed that most of there holsters are not formed to individual firearm models like a Galco or milt sparks. I am not saying that are a bad quality product, but I think it comes down to what features you as the buyer want in a holster for the money. I have a Galco --SC2 INSIDE PANT HOLSTER witch is very similar to the Ted Blocker --MOD 12 IWB that you are looking at, for $20.00 less.
     
  20. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Mine was wet-molded to the gun, Has every bump and ridge visible, don't know about their revolver or cowboy rigs yet tho.

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    The entire kit, I made myself not be lazy and got a pic to use. It's mix and match, I don't carry ALL of that.

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