Friday, June 1, 2012

More sexy photos of my pony holster

I received my holster yesterday, quite securely packaged. I mean that literally -- it was in a bag, inside a box, inside another box, and secured with enough tape that I needed a lightsaber to cut it open. I told Mike that my postal carriers were rough and that I didn't want Luna getting scuffed, but this was epic-level packing.

It's this level of attention to customer detail that sets Michael's Custom Holsters above and beyond other companies. The specifications I laid out for this guy were so demanding that I felt like I was Count Rugen to his Domingo Montoya. My holster had to, among other things:
  • Fit both inside the waistband for concealed carry, but also fit on a belt for open carry
  • Be comfortable during hot & sticky Florida summers
  • Allow me to wear and draw from a car seat
  • Work with sweatpants, since I wear them a lot at home
  • Look pretty but not be especially frou-frou girly
  • Be tough so that the design wouldn't rub off from being inside jeans
  • Oh, and it had to have this picture on it:

Now I realize many of you are saying "Oh god, why did you have to put a My Little Pony on it?" and my answer is "Because fuck you, that's why."  I like ponies, I wanted on my holster, and now I have one.

Plus, Luna has twin TAR-21s and crazy eyes. That's just awesome.

Anyway, I'd like to state that this holster is amazing. Michael did an incredible job of fulfilling my impossible and sometimes contradictory demands. He kept me apprised of the project's progress every step of the way, asking me how I liked it, and letting me make suggestions. I thought for sure I was going to be his most annoying customer when his first dye job ended up a little too pink for my tastes. I wasn't happy with it but I didn't feel right saying "Nope, hate it, start over."

Guess what? He decided that he didn't like it, either, and started over anyway. And the second time around it came out looking incredible.

More sexy photos like this can be found here

You guys, not only is this holster beautiful, it is incredibly comfortable, both IWB and OWB. It holds my pistol securely yet allows for a smooth draw. It does exactly what I want it to do and the only way it could possibly be better would require violating the laws of 3-dimensional physics.

I know the resolution isn't as good. His camera is professional, and mine isn't. 

Oh, and did I mention that this holster is guaranteed for life? Because it is.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse Michael's Custom Holsters. His quality, attention to detail, and level of customer service are all top notch. I encourage all gunnies to buy a holster from him, and hasten to point out to my fellow Bronies that he does non-holster leatherwork as well. (Also, he and his wife are fans of the show as well, so we'd be supporting members of the herd.)

Why are you still here? Go! Buy leather goods!


  1. I'm no bronie, but that image makes me giggle like mad.

  2. I only have one question.  What's holding the guns?  All four (hooves? paws?) are on the ground. 

    I guess I know we don't have to be too tied to reality, but, srsly, whut? 

    (another Florida gun blogger)

  3. That's actually a great question!  If you look closely, you'll notice that the TARs are surrounded by a glowing aura the exact same color as the aura around Luna's horn. She's using unicorn telekinesis (which is actually a staple of the show) to hold and manipulate the rifles. 

    Thanks for asking!

  4. Oleg and Luna!

    The crazy eyes are great.

    Now what kind of leather is it made out of?

  5. How many points doth I receive NOW motherbuckers?! >:D

  6. From the website:  "You should know that all of my holsters are made of high-quality cattle shoulder in various weights depending on application." 

  7. Nice.  Cow's good.

    I have a pocket holster that was horse-hide,  but it didn't separate from the gun on draw. Which is a shame as I prefer leather.

  8. I love the hostler, that is a great job too. I was thinking about having dashie's cutie mark engraved on my Bretta px4 slide hehe

  9. I was originally thinking of having Dashie's cutie mark put on my holster before I decided on Twin Tavor Luna. I *know* Michael could make you a holster like that because the design is so much simpler. And I'm sure it's cheaper than having a slide engraved!

  10.  You could do that on a set of grips (if your pistol grips are replaceable that is)

  11. That's totally awesome!

    If you don't mind sharing, how much was your holster? 

  12. It was a gift, so I don't know. You'd have to ask Michael how much he'd charge for something similar. 

  13. Lookin' good!  Hopefully Florida will be able to unscrew their open carry laws sometime soon so you can cause all kinds of people's heads to explode. 


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