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luke213(adamsholsters)

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Updates 2019
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:36:50 pm »
So guys I've been fairly absent this year, it's been a bit of a crazy year. We had some family health stuff come up earlier this spring/start of the year that took up allot of time. My dad was in the ICU for about a month etc. But post all of that I don't recall if I've mentioned but we've got another baby on the way and she's due here in another 16 days. So we're getting around all the normal stuff to be prepared(pro tip for younger guys who haven't had kids, there isn't any good way to prepare for the craziness of having a baby). I've added a bunch of new things to my repository of stuff I can build this year, between the 3d modeling and printing and laser engraving I've been working on allot of projects outside of the normal holsters. That said I'm still doing holsters at a pretty normal rate, so allot of it has been sideline projects or things that don't require hands on time like some of the 3d printed parts and projects. I've also been doing design work for a friend of mines leather tooling company designing master tools to be cast and produced to sell to the industry and I'm making the masters and post processing them on my printer for him to cast and reproduce. I've also still been working with kydex holsters, I've got them for sale on the site as well as several local gunshops and I've been constantly expanding the gun list there. Actually this week pending the baby doesn't come early I'll be finishing up the tooling to handle the Glock 20/21 as well as the 40/41 for both leather and kydex.

Anyhow short version is it's been very busy lately just keeping up with the pace of life, for the family everyone is doing pretty well. Sarah is ready to have the baby we're not nearly the 25 year olds we used to be, so this will be our last kid and we're very much ok with that. We're aging out of the having more kids game. Eli is growing like a weed, he just turned seven last week. Oh how the time is flying by, he's been riding his 4 wheeler lately got him a new helmet etc. Maggie is 3 now and turning 4 in a couple months and growing up WAY too fast. She's been taking care of momma while she's been not feeling well during the pregnancy;) Currently she says she wants to be a policeman, fireman, dancer, singer and a giraffe. She's at a very interesting age but cute as a button;)

On the business side of things though I've not been working on new holsters much this year, though I have been working allot on supporting new guns. Though I do have some new ideas as time permits to start working on and test. And I've still got a few in the hopper that are part way through development and will be coming eventually. Kydex I'll be bringing out OWB holsters before long and possibly a chest style holster I've been working on. I will be branching into some "hybrid" holsters but not likely in the traditional sense. More of a hybrid of my own design that isn't the typical IWB hybrid. And I'm sure some extra crazy projects like my flashbang training grenades that use a 209 shotgun primer and some airsoft stuff like my helmet mounted fan system. Those were two projects that I had in my head but didn't have a way to build until I had the printer and the skill in autocad to make them a reality. But I'm sure some of my other ideas that have floated in my head over the years will become "real" also now that I have the ability. They won't necessarily have anything to do with firearms, some will, and may not have much to do with holsters. And I've been using that ability to build things to make parts for the old motorcycle and the cars etc. Little plastic bits that I couldn't get etc. So it's a handy tool and it's going to be interesting to see where it eventually takes me project wise but it's not going to change the core focus of building holsters. But it does give me a little creative outlet of sorts to build crazy things;) Expect another site dedicated to those projects likely early next year as to not clutter up the AH/KH sites with things completely unrelated to holsters.

Overall things are going well, we're just plugging away and preparing for the craziness coming soon. But I wanted to give you guys an update and a little explanation why I've been so absent this year;) I'm still building crazy holsters at about the same rate as usual, but posting a bit less here and facebook etc. Hopefully once things settle down a bit towards the end of the year I can get back into a little more like my normal crazy and post more things as I'm working on them etc;)

Take care!

Luke
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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 01:46:10 pm »
    Thanks for the update, Luke.   :thumbup1    Glad to hear things are going well for you all and about the new addition.  Yes, there is no way to actually prepare for a new baby.  What's the old saying,  "No plan survives first contact with the enemy."?  Yeah, pretty much.   :cool

    Looking forward to that kydex chest rig.  Might be just the thing for an N frame or a Redhawk or a longslide 1911.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 01:50:22 pm »
    Thanks for the update, Luke.   :thumbup1    Glad to hear things are going well for you all and about the new addition.  Yes, there is no way to actually prepare for a new baby.  What's the old saying,  "No plan survives first contact with the enemy."?  Yeah, pretty much.   :cool

    Looking forward to that kydex chest rig.  Might be just the thing for an N frame or a Redhawk or a longslide 1911.   :thumbup1

    The no plan thing has been quoted many times over the last 8 months to Sarah;) But also my analogy of giving birth is kinda like knowing you're going to have a car accident and approximately the time it will happen. It's going to be crazy, possibly dangerous and pretty much no matter what going to happen;) Stresses me right out;)

    On the chest rig right now I'm doing up one for a guy with a Glock 40, the long slide 10mm for hunting. We'll see how it works out, it won't be the same design he's got plans to mount it to his binocular chest setup he uses, but I've got a couple ideas of a harness system that should work quite well with the base design I'm doing for him. I actually wouldn't mind one myself for something like my 1911 for certain situations in winter when it's hard to get to a belt holster so we shall see.

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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 02:03:21 pm »
    Yup.  Something with the ability to be adapted to a style like the old WWII leather tanker holsters for the 1911 would be helpful if you are wearing a backpack - rucksack - hydration pack as it would allow access without interfering with the pack straps.   :hmm  Just a thought .  .  . 
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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 02:39:10 pm »
    Congratulations to both of you, and best wishes.   :D

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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 07:57:32 pm »
    Congratulations on the new baby!  :thumbup2

    I'm also really glad that you've been able to continue work on the holsters. I was holding my breath there for a moment  :panic . I'll wait as long as it takes to get my holster, but I can't wait to put it on the belt  :cool .
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    Re: Updates 2019
    « Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 08:46:49 pm »
    Nope nothing changing on the holster front other than adding to things;) I actually was doing really well on getting through my backlog of orders that came up while my dad was in the ICU and all the fallout from that until last month Sarah was having dizzy/faint spells and she ended up in the hospital for a few days(everything is fine). But since then they told her not to drive, so now I'm playing driver whenever she's got an appointment or the like which is seriously eating into my shop time;)

    Bar a very few exceptions most of the extra stuff above was during stretches when I was mostly caught up;) Right now I'm pretty much 100% leather bar a couple hours a week until I'm back where I want to be hopefully before the baby comes. And mainly that's because I know once the baby gets here it will be crazy for a while again and I'll struggle to keep up;) I've actually intentionally left my leather lead times long right now to hopefully counter that. But the one thing I've learned is when it rains it pours so we shall see how things go I'm sorta along for the ride;)

    Thanks guys for all the kinds words also it's appreciated;)

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