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Customer's Satisfaction is what I strive for, if my customer is happy, I am happy.

But don't take my word for it, below are a few comments from my customers.....

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
April 2018
  Hi John,
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 leathers.
I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Many, many thanks indeed
Mar 2017
Hi John.
             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...
May 2017
  Hllo John,
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.
Best regards
8th Mar 2017

Hi John,
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 John,
Best wishes,
2nd Mar 2017

Hi John,
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.
Dec 2016




Hi John.
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...
Regards Leroy... 
June 2016

  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.
High Regard
Hi John
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.
Kind regards
  Hi John...
WOOOHHOOOOO...might seem strange coming from a 60+ year old man.  But you have outshone yourself...
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 BEATTIE.
Many thanks again for a beautiful job, quickly done.
Best wishes,
  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 you produce  
kindest regards
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 order.
regards Andy
17th March 2015
Hi John,
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 craftsman.
Thank you.
Go steady now, regards
28th January 2015
  Hi John,
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 astounded! 
Thanks so much for all your effort with this, I'm chuffed to bits! Worth every penny!
Thanks for everything john, I'll definitely be asking you for another holster soon!
All the best,
7th November 2014

The special CSA rig that you did for me arrived this morning – absolutely fantastic work mate.
Having commissioned work from you in the past, I knew I would not be disappointed, but you have truly excelled yourself this time.
Belt – complete with really authentic CSA buckle, twin (CS stamped) flap holsters, cap pouch (also stamped) – are all completely brilliant.
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 service.
An absolute pleasure doing business with you.
Best Regards,
Dan Cassidy
21st September 2014

  Hi John:
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.
Cheers, Byron
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!
Kindest regards,
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 amazing.
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.
Kind regards 
Greg Morris
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 frame.
I've taken some nice photos with the revolvers and will mail them when I get chance next week.
Thank you again.

, Barry
Friday 23rd May 2014
  Hi John, 
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 this. 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 wait.Kind regards, Steve T
Weds 19th Mar 2014
  Hi John,
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.
Yours sincerely,
Davie Coats ( Dallas Scotland )
Weds 19th Feb 2014
Hi John 
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 . 
Best Regards 
Tues 18th Feb 2014
Hi john
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.
Best regards
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.
Jake Collings 
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  Terry Milton
Wed 30 Oct '13

Hi John,
Received my new rig as promised. Again, total quality and I'm delighted. Thanks again
Cheers Gerry
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

Dear John!
I'm so impressed.... fits ABSOLUTELY perfect!! First time, it just slided in and the strap is marvelous, perfect fit!
What a piece of craftmanship, I love the leather quality!
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
Hi John,
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 - FAST!
4.  great price...
5. properly packed, dispatched and tracked
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 first class. 
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 superb service.  
Regards Ian.
  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.
Hi John,
My shotgun slide arrived this morning,  Very fast delivery - thanks.
Quality and fit are both truly excellent.
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 values.
I look forward to doing business with you again.
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. Cheers Ron
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 thanks John
  Hi, received the holster for cp88, very impressed.  My actionair umarex Colt also fits it (see photo) Regards Ron Morse
  Hi John, 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 Carl
  Hi John, 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.
  Good Morning 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

John Beattie