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Posted: 1/10/2021 6:49:57 AM EST
It's worse than a damn suppressor wait, I think mostly because I tried to forget about the suppressor!

I'm waiting on one in which I'm at the 7 week mark of a 4-6 week lead time with no response from company, another where I'm at the 6 week mark of a 4-6 week mark with a fairly responsive company, and day 9 of a "rushed" order holster that was promised to me by yesterday, still with no shipping info and ghosted comms.

Not gonna bash, it seems consistent in the industry. I'm sure they're slammed but a little communication goes a long way, especially when we've crossed the lead time threshold.

I guess the better question is, what is the longest annoying of time you've waited OVER the lead time?
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 6:55:49 AM EST
I have waited months for Milt Sparks holsters.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 6:56:05 AM EST
Almost two years?

Link Posted: 1/10/2021 6:56:32 AM EST
Maybe a week?  I don’t order from companies whose ship time is worse than a NFA item
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 6:58:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:00:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
I have waited months for Milt Sparks holsters.
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Same, and it is worth it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:04:19 AM EST
Over 2 months for Safariland to make my lefty P320 holster with light/RDS provisions.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:07:55 AM EST
6 months, worth every second of the wait.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:08:45 AM EST
3 months from Safariland.  It was worth it
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:12:35 AM EST
couple months from Craft in Slovakia. Well worth the wait.  Crossdraw for my XD. Slav gun needs Slav holster

Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:14:40 AM EST
Currently into month four for an El Paso Saddlery holster, they don`t return emails or phone calls.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:20:44 AM EST
This is what I figured, as it wasn't just one company. It's all good, as I have other holsters for other guns, but damn I want these to carry my new pair of hellcats!
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:35:21 AM EST
Order a Del Fatti. Expensive but excellent!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:43:08 AM EST
Months for a custom holster when I bought my first handgun.  Guy called me months later asking if I still wanted it, he was cleaning his shop and found that his cat had knocked my order form behind his table.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:43:36 AM EST
6 months for an Alessi, back when Uncle Lou was still with us.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:53:53 AM EST
Just long enough for the kydex to heat up

Roll your own

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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
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5 months for mine.  Worth every penny and second!
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:55:01 AM EST
I’ll let you know when mine arrives. I’m at like 4 months so far.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 7:56:31 AM EST
12 weeks for a Safariland holster.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:04:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2021 8:04:51 AM EST by ServiceGun]
nevermind
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:04:30 AM EST
Ordered a competition holster from GX Products on November 7th. Should be delivered Monday.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:09:59 AM EST
I ordered a bunch of stuff during the most recent Safariland Black Friday Sale. It’s the middle of January and I haven’t received anything yet other than the e-mailed receipt.

I’m not complaining. They said orders could take 30 days or more. I am just hoping I eventually get my stuff.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:32:50 AM EST
You guys are bummin’ me out. I ordered a Mernickle holster yesterday. The order page for the holster said 2 to 4 weeks and the order confirmation email said 8 to 10 weeks,😳
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:36:25 AM EST
Laughs in years for del fatti leather
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:37:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
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I've waited 30 years for a Milt Sparks.

Someday I'll order one.
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 8:38:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
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8 months for my Milt Sparks VMII
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:34:34 AM EST
Slight update:
My holster maker with the 1 week turn around time emailed me back. Turns out it will be a 2 week turnaround time. As long as it is, we're all good. If not... Probably gonna want that rush fee back. Will let you know if I make and more leeway with any of the 3...
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:39:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HKH:
Laughs in years for del fatti leather
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Got to wait til the calf matures.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:41:03 AM EST
About 10 months for a Josh Bulman.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:51:29 AM EST
A shop I’m waiting on has a 12-16 week lead time.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:58:24 AM EST
about a year for a custom ?Brigade... that was a while ago..
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 7:24:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Scott_R:
Ordered a competition holster from GX Products on November 7th. Should be delivered Monday.
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The holster for my TSO arrived yesterday, and I am very happy with it.  

Website claimed it would take 4 weeks, but it took twice that.  

I'm still happy with it.  Would recommend for a competition rig.


Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:06:40 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:08:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 8:23:11 AM EST by 6winchester2]
Custom made rigs from Black Hills Leather.

Tony does great work and it's worth the wait, but the turnaround is about 2-3 months or longer.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:16:54 AM EST
I think the longest I ever waited was a few months.

I make my own now and work by word of mouth. I consistently have at least a two month wait. Seems everyone wants custom leather right now and I’m certainly not complaining.

I can only imagine how hectic it is for some of the big name makers.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:22:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 8:22:49 AM EST by morglan]
I love quality leather holsters, but it's always been a pet peeve of mine how long the wait is for some of them.

I understand "quality and craftsmanship take time blah blah blah",  but I'm also a small business owner who wouldn't be in business if I advertised a product that's never in stock and takes months to get after you order.  

For instance, I don't know if del Fatti is still in business, and I truly don't give a fuck how nicely they sew two pieces of leather together, but a 2 year wait time is fucking ludicrous. There's no way even a one man shop can support itself with a 2 year lead time on a $150 product.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:22:27 AM EST
A year now.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:26:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
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This.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:27:26 AM EST
Vedder has got all of my light tucks to me in a couple of weeks from when I ordered.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:27:34 AM EST
I'm currently at 34 days for a Safariland
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:28:39 AM EST
Over a year. Some guy at a gun show took forever. Claimed one was lost in the mail.  Never again.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:29:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By morglan:
I love quality leather holsters, but it's always been a pet peeve of mine how long the wait is for some of them.

I understand "quality and craftsmanship take time blah blah blah",  but I'm also a small business owner who wouldn't be in business if I advertised a product that's never in stock and takes months to get after you order.  

For instance, I don't know if del Fatti is still in business, and I truly don't give a fuck how nicely they sew two pieces of leather together, but a 2 year wait time is fucking ludicrous. There's no way even a one man shop can support itself with a 2 year lead time on a $150 product.
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Agreed.

Lead times of a few weeks is fine because small holster makers can’t realistically keep inventory on hand.

6+ months? Hire some help.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:30:58 AM EST
I have a holster on order from El Paso Saddlery, and right now their lead time is 24 weeks.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 8:32:42 AM EST
10 weeks for a Ryan Grizzle.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 9:57:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
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Yup...I think 3-4
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:14:41 AM EST
I think it was 4 or 6 weeks. Barber Leatherworks.

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Originally Posted By MedicBob:
Order a Del Fatti. Expensive but excellent!!
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Lol, I thought Sparks was a long wait but Del Fatti was running 2-3 years at one point.  Lou Alessi was a better holster smith than Del Fatti ever thought of being.  
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 7:15:33 PM EST
I think Shadow Holsters took a whole damn week one time! The nerve that James @goodmedicine has!
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 7:16:58 PM EST
Last and only time I ordered a holster to be made by GCODE it took 8 months.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 7:18:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 7:20:07 PM EST by EP429]
I cancelled one with a "4 week" lead time on week 8. Simple kydex situation, no leather or anything exotic at all.
Small shop too, no response on week 6's status inquiry. Used PayPal so I started the cancellation & refund process through them. Communication suddenly became a thing again, guy claimed it was done & ready to ship next day
I told him to give me my money back.
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