Hi there John.
Sorry I'm a
little late sending this. Just wanted to
say how pleased I am with the bowie
knife sheath. The fit is perfect, and
the colouring and ageing is spot on.
And I knew it would be the same quality
as the holster rigs that you have made
for me John. Its leather work that has
so much character that it really catches
the eye. I've had three holsters from
you now, and ammo pouch and
holster belt. And I've followed your
advice with what leather treatment to
put on. And its all ageing very well and
gaining character. Thanks for a very
good service, excellent work, and advice
John. Happy Trails Leroy
Firstly may I say what an excellent service.
Upon opening the box the first holster that
came to view was the Sierra slim. I must
have spent at least 2 minutes looking at the
holster,with a smile on my face that went
from ear to ear.
By the time I unpacked the West Texas
holster and Ranger style belt, I don't mind
saying I was overwhelmed with joy.
Workmanship and attention to detail
absolutely superb. History repeats itself !
I would most certainly recommend your work
to anyone interested in Old West gun
I look forward to doing business with you in
Many, many thanks indeed
Thanks for Making
and sending the holster for my
colt Walker so promptly. Its the
third holster that you have made
me John, And its got the same
excellence that they all have.
The style, and colour, and
thickness of the leather is
superb. and the distressing to
give the aged look is perfect.
Everybody I show them to is
amazed by the quality so you
have got it dead right John. And
thanks for the service that you
give. The style that I chose
this time, with the flap over
and the long strap suits the gun
just right. The Walker, was made
originally as a horse pistol
because of its size, so In my
opinion the holster is perfect.
And as all the holster that you
have made me it will improve
with age. Thanks once more for
your service and care that you
put into all that you do John .
Happy Trails, Regards Leroy...
My belt arrived today and all I can say is,
you are a very talented Leather Smith.
I am over the moon with the standard of your
work, fit and finish is second to none.
I will send you a photo when my Uberti 1873
arrives, big THANKS for a job well done.
8th Mar 2017
Once again, I just had to say
fantastic work on the rig we talked
about. From my first email regarding
the Tom Horn to delivery you were
the best source of information I
had, a true aficionado.
The attention to detail and accuracy
coupled with the quality of the
materials was second to none,
including sourcing the info about
Horn and analysing the style.
Thanks so much for all your help
2nd Mar 2017
Just a quick email to let you know the
cartridge belt arrived safe and sound, I
meant to email on Friday but got totally
sidetracked in work.
This is the 4th piece you've made for me, I
knew it would be nice, but wow !!! it's
simply stunning. The craftsmanship, quality
and style are better than any other maker I
know, and I include the likes Holland &
Holland and Purdey in that. They make nice
gear but nothing like yours.
Added to that, it's exactly how I wanted it,
it's perfect in every way and will be a
treasured part of my shooting gear for a
very long time to come.
Thank you for pushing the boat out and
making something so nice, so quickly. It's
already getting looks from jealous eyes.
Have a great Christmas and New Year.
I received the rig today John. To be honest
I thought it would be a couple more weeks
yet. Seeing as it was holster, belt, and
pouch. So when you said it was on its way.
You hadn't wasted any time in getting
started. John its an absolute pleasure to
own such a quality piece as that rig. I knew
how well made the holster would be from the
one that you did for me just a few weeks
ago. And this one was exactly to the same
standard.The Ranger belt is the best I have
ever owned. The thickness of the leather,
and the stitching of the cartridge loops,
and general finish, is top class . its a
perfect fit to the centre hole on the
measurements that I gave you. nobody could
have got it closer than that. I was amazed
at the size, thickness, and how sturdy you
made the ball pouch. That's a piece of
workmanship on its own. The antique look,
and finish of the leather on the whole rig,
is exactly what I wanted, its so authentic,
you've got it spot on John. I don't know how
you did that. But the colour, look
style, and finish, is just how you would
see it, in a top class
authentic western. As I said its an
absolute pleasure to own it John. And its a
piece of craftsmanship I would hope I could
pass on in years to come. to somebody who
would appreciate it as much as we do.
Because it will even improve with age.
Thanks for putting that much effort in
John. Its certainly a real credit to you.
Happy Trails all the way...
Hi there John .I just received the
holster.. john its superb, exactly as the
photo on your site. fantastic quality, the
fit for the gun is perfect, the colour
and finish of the leather, and thickness of
the leather cannot be faulted and the
service you provide is excellent .from the
time I ordered to receiving the holster. has
been no time at all. 100% john thank you
very much indeed.
Just to let you know that I have
received the rig today, and I am
extremely pleased with it.
It is just as I wished and looks great
and is of fantastic quality. Dealing
with you has also been a pleasure, if
only everyone had your customer service.
Thanks again for delivering exactly what
I wanted and so quickly.
WOOOHHOOOOO...might seem strange coming
from a 60+ year old man. But you have
Holster and belt are so well made,
beautiful colour...your web photos don't
do them justice.
If anybody asks where they can get a
holster/belt made...there is only one
man for mo to recommend...JOHN
Many thanks again for a beautiful job,
Hi John - I just wanted to say thank you not
only for the amazing Rogers & Spencer
revolver you sold me along with the
beautifully made belt and holster, but also
for all the advice and guidance you provided
me both before and after my purchase. You
are clearly passionate about your business
and have not only a fantastic level of
knowledge but also show a huge personal
interest in making sure that each and every
one of your customers is happy with their
acquisition. I was blown-away by the level
of service you provided - totally unexpected
- but a real pleasure to do business with
you - in-fact it didn't feel like business
at all, a true a sincere observation in
itself. Thank you again - Mike
14th July 2015
I visited John’s Pistol Leather website,
and was very impressed by the photographs of
his hand crafted gun rigs. I contacted John
to order one gun rig, and I received a reply
very quickly. John guided me through how to
take the correct measurements for the rig. I
received the gun rig within the delivery
time quoted, and was extremely happy with
it. It looks just like the ones on the
website’s photographs. The rig fitted me
perfectly with the holster exactly on my
side and the buckle is exactly at the centre
of my hips. The craftsmanship on the leather
work, the stitching, the colour dye, etc is
excellent. The shells fit in the shell loops
perfectly. It is precisely what I expected.
I would not hesitate to order from John
again. W W - Liverpool
27th may 2015
Hello John Terry here i just received the
rig absolutely amazing quality and
craftsmanship i look forward to my next
purchase well done John i can’t thank you
enough the love and care you put into these
items must mean you love your work and that
comes through in the quality of the items
Terry Milton one very satisfied customer
18th May 2015
John, I just picked up my belt today, when I
looked at your web site I thought if my belt
turned out half as good as the ones shown I
would be pleased, but holey cow! You
exceeded all expectations, absolutely
fantastic. Not only is the belt superbly
made but all details are historically
accurate, which is important to me. Thank
you so much, I cannot waite to place my next
17th March 2015
The rig arrived this morning. What
can I say? Apart from thank you. The
whole experience has been a
pleasure, from enquiry and all the
help received, through order to the
receipt the goods. Good old
fashioned service, top quality and
top quality workmanship from a true
Go steady now, regards
28th January 2015
You're package just arrived! All I can
say is wow! It's absolutely
fantastic!!!! You were spot on with the
Uberti, it's a gorgeous looking pistol!
As for the belt, it's better than I
could've hoped for by a mile! Just
superb workmanship by you, I'm just
Thanks so much for all your effort with
this, I'm chuffed to bits! Worth every
Thanks for everything john, I'll
definitely be asking you for another
All the best,
7th November 2014
The special CSA rig that you did for me
arrived this morning – absolutely fantastic
Having commissioned work from you in the
past, I knew I would not be disappointed,
but you have truly excelled yourself this
Belt – complete with really authentic CSA
buckle, twin (CS stamped) flap holsters, cap
pouch (also stamped) – are all completely
And the fit for my pistols – as usual –
absolutely spot on.
As a rig, the whole thing looks great when
worn, and I know it will give me years, if
not a lifetime, of great service.
Can’t thank you enough for both the product
and for your very friendly and personal
An absolute pleasure doing business with
21st September 2014
I wanted to let you know that the stock
cover you made arrived in the post today. I
am very impressed with the quality and
craftsmanship that went in to the cover.
Simply first rate! Also I might add the
customer service you provide was outstanding
in every way. Kudos! I shall certainly
inform my friends.
5th September 2014
Package arrived safe and sound. For once in
my life, I'm speechless! An awesome job.
Thank you so very much. Fantastic! I feel
almost human again strapping on my belt with
my new derringer holster and showing these
fantastic grips! You're a star!
5th September 2014
Hi John, Holsters arrived ten
minutes ago. They are perfect, just
what I wanted. I can't believe just
how good they are and once again the
turnaround from order to delivery is
So all I can say is thank you so
much and when I've saved some more I
will be in touch.
All the best
take care Allan
5th September 2014
Hi john, I received my holster this
morning, it's fantastic, beyond my
expectations. I'm very fussy when it
comes to hand made items, I have to be
in my game, and I must say your
workmanship is very high quality.
I'm glad I had the holster lined, the
extra quality out weighs the expense.
Can't wait to get the gun back, and try
it out, when I do I'll email you some
photos of the holster and the gun.
Nice doing business with you.
9th August 2014
Got them this morning John. They are
perfect. Thank you so much. It is heart
warming to find a manufacturer and artist in
the UK who actually makes and delivers
exactly what was requested to a fantastic
standard of quality within a good time
I've taken some nice photos with the
revolvers and will mail them when I get
chance next week.
Thank you again.
Friday 23rd May 2014
Please to say I received my rig &
bandolier over the weekend. Thank
you so much for all your hard work, I
want to say your craftsmanship
is outstanding almost a piece of art.
You've done a fantastic job replicating
the rig & bandolier from the photographs
I sent you and I
appreciate everything you did to make
The attention to detail is magnificent and
its sits perfectly so no need for
alterations. Overall its a stunning
piece of craftsmanship and I'm so
pleased that I commissioned you
to create it. It
was a pleasure doing business with you
and I will recommend your fine
craftsmanship to others. Well worth the
regards, Steve T
Weds 19th Mar 2014
I received my rig today. It really is a
beautiful piece of work. I couldn't have
hoped for better at any price, I wouldn't
hesitate to recommend you to anyone
interested in buying a quality rig.
Davie Coats ( Dallas Scotland )
Weds 19th Feb 2014
Just to let you I received my rig
about 10 this morning – excellent
next day delivery – excellent
packaging - I am so well pleased
with it – excellent workmanship ,
lovely leather , lovely colour ,
love everything about it – would
recommend you any and every time
should I get the chance – you really
do go that extra mile – a real
pleasure doing business with you .
Tues 18th Feb 2014
Holster arrived in post this morning. A
fantastic example of craftsmanship, i
will certainly be ordering more.
I am a very proud owner of such a
wonderful work of art.
Wed 29th Jan 14
Thank you so much for my rig John, very
well made, even better than the photo.
Both me and my brother are over the moon
with our orders they are beautifully
crafted and have an exquisite finish. We
will definitely have more business for
you in the near future.
Sat 17 Jan 14
Hello John Terry here i have just received
the items they are of highest quality i have
ever seen the photographs do not do them
justice and they very good photographs i
still have trouble taking in what i am
looking at they are superb if i have any
leather projects in the future you are at
the top of my list which is not difficult
you’re the only name on it i can’t thank
you enough as you might of guessed at this
point i am pretty pleased thank you john
feel free to add my comments to your
testimonials web site kindest regards
Wed 30 Oct '13
Received my new rig as promised. Again,
total quality and I'm delighted. Thanks
Wed 30 Oct 2013
Hi John, have just
received parcel, my husband is over the moon
to say the least with the rig, excellent
workmanship, you should be very proud of
your skills in making these holster rigs, my
husband says it is the best he has had and
he has bought a few from USA, but your work
far exceeds theirs. We will be dealing again
in the future Thank you for everything
Regards Mary and a Very Happy David
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
I'm so impressed.... fits
ABSOLUTELY perfect!! First time, it just
slided in and the strap is marvelous,
What a piece of craftmanship, I love the
Thank you so much, it's so much fun
getting these holsters made by you,
perfection in every detail!!
Thanks a million again!!
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Holster arrived today in perfect
condition. I congratulate you on:
1. quick turnaround
2. great customer communication/service
3. doing what you said you you would do
4. great price...
5. properly packed, dispatched and
but best of all;
WHAT A PRODUCT! The holster... it's as
good as the pistol it fits so well!!!
(hope you regard the HW 45)
Thanks seem lame, but I give them anyway
Very happy customer
10 May 2013, 16:39
Hi John Just a wee note to let you know
that the rig arrived safely today.
The quality of the rig is brilliant, the fit
is perfect (for Stewart and his gun...!) the
colour is perfect and your service has been aboslutely
A pleasure doing business with you.
Thanks very much again Lesley
John, my second holster has arrived
today, and let me say you've got a real"aficionado"
here in Italy: your holsters are great,
your service is really customer
oriented, and I'm very fond of both.
I'm sure my next holster'll be one of
yours: thanks a lot !
Hi John, The holster has arrived safe
and well. Its awesome!!! The quality of
leather and finish is fabulous, it oozes
quality. I'm seriously impressed. Its
going to take a bit of getting used too
as I'm new to the speed draw thing, but
its gonna be fun. Thanks for a superb
piece of kit and thanks too for the
Dear John, I want to thank you very much for
the two holsters you made for me. They are
perfect, and fit my guns like a glove. The
quality of your work is really first class,
and I am so very pleased with it. I would
have no hesitation at all in recommending
you to anyone who needs leather work. I
look forward to getting more pistol leather
from you in the future.
Once again, many thanks for a beautiful job.
Best regards, Charlie McWilliam.
My shotgun slide arrived this morning,
Very fast delivery - thanks.
Quality and fit are both truly
Even more impressive than the quality of
your work though, has been the quality
of your customer service.
You lent a real personal touch to the
whole business, nothing was too much
trouble, and it was truly a pleasure
dealing with you.
So refreshing - in this age of 'take the
money and run' - to come across
somebody with obvious old-fashioned
I look forward to doing business with
Danny - aka 'Powder' Kent.
||I would just like to say
thanks for the absolutely brilliant rig you
made for me for cowboy action shooting, what
a pleasure to deal with a company / person
that will make your ideas in to reality, the
work is top quality and great workmanship,
I will be asking soon for more of my ideas
to come true once again thanks .PS the
shotgun slider was great too. Thanks Gary/
aka Arkansas Tom Jones
||Hi John, sorry ive not got
back to you straight away. recieved the
holsters, THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT. The quality
and design - brilliant. I will not hesitate
in ordering from you again when required.
Many many thanks Richie.
Hi John The shoulder holster arrived
this morning, and all i can say is
frigging fantastic work and fits
perfectly, the pictures don't do it
justice, thank you so much.
Thanks again for all your hard work the
shoulder holster is absolutely awesome.
Hi John, I'm amazed, the holster arrived
this morning. Its a great peice of work
and excactly what I need. Brilliant work
- I'll drop a line on the Umarex forum
for you and hopefully generate some more
interest. We will certainly be
reccomending your service to anyone we
know. Many thanks and hope to see you at
one of the shoots. Mike.
||wow just to
let you know my belt arrived this morning
and its great you do good work many many
the holster for cp88, very impressed. My actionair umarex
Colt also fits it (see photo) Regards Ron
I've received the rig today and can I just
say its perfect. Thank you very much not
only for the rig, but the great service
you've given me through out. Kind Regards
The holster arrived today - great service!
Just what I needed. I have put a picture and
details up in the Club so hopefully you will
get further orders from us. Regards, Ian.
John, I received the holster yesterday, what
a brilliant job; I'm very impressed with
both your choice of materials and the
quality of your workmanship, many thanks.
Kinda speedy delivery too. In a couple of
weeks time I'll ask you to make one for my
Beretta 92FS. Best Wishes, Jefferson