Testimonials

Hello I wanted to let you know how happy I am with this holster you made me for my Taurus Tracker .44 Magnum 2” barrel. It carries so well and I hardly notice it on my hip. This is a pic of me over the Independence Day holiday hiking up near Sutton, Alaska. I will forward later the ones of me using the Chesty Puller on my Ural.Thank you for a great product for the money, what a bargain at this price point for custom leather.

Mike P  Alaska

Hi Rob,
I have waited to send a comment for a while since I have received my Cuda holster for my Springfield XD Subcompact .40SW. I wanted to break it in and take it to the range a couple of times so I could give a review that is meaningful. I have to tell you. This Cuda is the most comfortable all-day wear holster that I have ever owned. I have six other holsters for this weapon and none can match it. After the usual break-in period, it draws as smooth as you could possible ask for while holding the pistol snug, no matter what gyrations I have put it through. Thanks a ton. I am hooked on Simply Rugged.

Kevin M

I received a cuda in oxblood color and border stamping for my Walther pps and find this a very nicely crafted holster. retention is very snug making me feel confident in carry. since it rides higher than my old yaqui slide belt holster it does not have to be worn cross draw position for automobile use as it really doesn’t interfere with my seatbelt at all . nice work!

 Rob, Again Thank you. My S&W 686 fits the holster well, no hammer strap needed! The custom belt ammo pouch and border stamping on both the holster and ammo pouch real add the finishing touches. Outstanding products! I would not hesitate, and have, recommended to my pistol packing friends to contact your company for holsters that are the best on market at a most reasonable price. And they are made in America by Americans! Hal Fritz, Medal of Honor, Army-Vietnam

Today I received my sour dough pancake holster for my GP 100 match champion. I am extremely satisfied with the fit and feel of this holster. Just wanted to let you know that I have owned many leather holsters for many different pistols and this one is my favorite. You have my business from now on!! Thank you very much for making a quality product
I just received my silver dollar pancake holster for my Ruger LCR. This is a great quality holster that meets my every expectation, the holster is exactly as advertised, and the price for a quality leather custom fit holster is more than reasonable. Great product, looks great, holds the revolver in a very concealable position, and allows for a quick weapon draw when needed. I am a very satisfied 1st time customer that would not hesitate to recommend your holsters to any of my associates. I researched many available holsters, most of which did not appear to fit the requirement or were too pricey to be acceptable. As a former Army Officer I compliment you on your quality and customer oriented focus regarding your line of holsters. Harold “Hal” Fritz Medal of Honor Recipient
This just humbled me ….charged the enemy with a pistol and a bayonet after being wounded…
I had to do some research:Army-Vietnam Medal of Honor citationCaptain Fritz’s Medal of Honor citation reads:For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. (then 1st Lt.) Fritz, Armor, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving as a platoon leader with Troop A, near Quan Loi. Capt. Fritz was leading his 7-vehicle armored column along Highway 13 to meet and escort a truck convoy when the column suddenly came under intense crossfire from a reinforced enemy company deployed in ambush positions. In the initial attack, Capt. Fritz’ vehicle was hit and he was seriously wounded. Realizing that his platoon was completely surrounded, vastly outnumbered, and in danger of being overrun, Capt. Fritz leaped to the top of his burning vehicle and directed the positioning of his remaining vehicles and men. With complete disregard for his wounds and safety, he ran from vehicle to vehicle in complete view of the enemy gunners in order to reposition his men, to improve the defenses, to assist the wounded, to distribute ammunition, to direct fire, and to provide encouragement to his men. When a strong enemy force assaulted the position and attempted to overrun the platoon, Capt. Fritz manned a machine gun and through his exemplary action inspired his men to deliver intense and deadly fire which broke the assault and routed the attackers. Moments later a second enemy force advanced to within 2 meters of the position and threatened to overwhelm the defenders. Capt. Fritz, armed only with a pistol and bayonet, led a small group of his men in a fierce and daring charge which routed the attackers and inflicted heavy casualties. When a relief force arrived, Capt. Fritz saw that it was not deploying effectively against the enemy positions, and he moved through the heavy enemy fire to direct its deployment against the hostile positions. This deployment forced the enemy to abandon the ambush site and withdraw. Despite his wounds, Capt. Fritz returned to his position, assisted his men, and refused medical attention until all of his wounded comrades had been treated and evacuated. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Capt. Fritz, at the repeated risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect the greatest credit upon himself, his unit, and the Armed Forces.[2]

Hello,

I received the holster and pouch and they look great. It is very comfortable to wear. Probably my favorite holster and pouch. I just wanted to let you know you do awesome work. I have had other custom leather holsters but weren’t as nice, its the little things that make the difference like no lose or frayed  stitching – things like that.  You are a master if your craft.

Thanks
Chris

Rob,Just a note to say thanks for my silver dollar pancake holsters and belt. Bought 3 holsters and 2 belts….could not be happier with quality and fit. I think this is probably only the second time I ever wrote a note of thanks for an online purchase. My Ruger LCR with lasermax fits absolutely like a glove and is super comfortable in the IWB configuration. I’m sure I’ll be back in the future… Keep up the great work!Re,
Mel

Dear Rob

I have received my two holsters and the two magazine pouches.

 

They are really great quality. I only wish goods of that quality was available over the counter in South Africa.

 

Thank you very much for the two mag pouches. That was a very nice gesture.

 

Regards,

 

Gerhard

Hi Rob,I got one of your Chesty Puller system and holster for my Glock 20.  I had a chance to give it a field trial this past weekend.  AWESOME system.  I have been looking for a good way to carry while hiking and this is definitely it.  Thanks for a great product.  The only regret I have is that I didn’t get one a long time ago.  I am definitely a customer for life.
Thanks again,
Tom C
Hey Rob. Just got my holster yesterday. Holy smokes is that a thing of beauty. I keep having to reach back and touch it because sub consciously my mind thinks I left my gun at home. Can’t even feel it. I’m used to buying the name brand and I’ve never been cheap. Always around a hundred bucks a holster. However, I can’t believe the difference in quality. Yours fits so much better out of the box and just looks and feels like it’s a superior product. Thanks again, you’ve made a customer for life!
Jimmy R
Rob just want to tell you your work is outstanding. Just received my leather buttstock in oxblood and I am thrilled. Fair price, awesome quality. I will recommend anyone to your company when it comes to holsters and other fine leather products. And also thanks for the fast shipping.
Ron D
Rob,

Thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship that you’ve shared with me today. I received my Flap Jack holster, belt, and MV(A)P today, much sooner than expected, and they are great! The fit and finish of these pieces are superb, and the holster fits my GP perfectly. I’m looking forward to many years of comfortable and effective use from them – one good close look tells me that they’ll more than deliver.

Regards,
Don

Great to hear & glad to have another convert to comfortable carry of N frames!

To Rob Leahy
Today at 5:13 PM
Hey, Rob -

   I’ve had my Wildebeest Sourdough and MVP for my 4″ 629 (some days, it’s my 329) since last June.  First off, I couldn’t believe the turn around on the holster – I was expecting it sometime in late July, and received it the beginning of June.
   I’ve also never found carrying an N-frame to be such a pleasure.  The sourdough snugs it tight to the hip, or inside the waistband, it never digs into hip the way previous holsters for smaller 629s did. Heck, the N-frame in the sourdough is more comfortable than my J-frame in any holster I own for it (clearly, I will need to get a Simply Rugged holster for my J-frame in the none too distant future.
    So, in short, my Wildebeest Sourdough is awesome looking, comfortable, and effective.  I would recommend your products without hesitation.
Thanks,
Jim
PS, as a matter of fact, I’m going to pass on this email to a few of my shooting friends.
Hi,Just wanted to let you know I just got the gun to go with this holster, seriously.  I ordered both at the same time last year,, and, of course, received the holster but the gun took a bit longer.  Anyway, this is an INSANELY NICE holster.  The gun fits in completely, like a hot knife into butter … Very Nice!  Very soft and sturdy, if that makes sense.  Gonna force me to come get one for my everyday carry Sig P938!Thanks Again … Cheers!
Received my cattleman for my shopkeeper, just like the one for my ruger9, outstanding, beautiful work and you can tell people I said so, many thanks for making me look properly dressed at the range…
Just wanted to let you know that today I received my cattleman holster, belt and simple sheath with the roach belly knife. I tried on the holster and belt with my new Ruger single nine and it was beautiful. A work of art Mr. Leahy. My friends love the leather work and I have a lot more sheaths and holsters for you to build down the road.
Thanks for a beautiful job,
Robert
Greetings Rob,  I received my Cuda holster and belt today. As usual the craftsmanship is excellent. I particularly like how the gun and holster lay flat when I wear it crossdraw. I am really going to like it this summer when it gets 90 degrees with 90% humidity, here on the gulf coast.
Thanks, Charlie
Rob,I first ordered from you a couple of years ago and several times since. I’m always impressed with your products. I’ve been in law enforcement for 28 years now and have used up / worn out many holsters and belts. You make some good stuff that lasts!Lets see if I can remember the list of your products I’ve accumulated;two Silverdollar Pancakes for Ruger LCR’s (one with a laser. one without).
One Sourdough Pancake for a S&W model 66.
One Sourdough Pancake for a Cimmaron 45 Colt SAA.
One DefCon 3 for a PPK . I really like the new design!
Two Real Man’s belts (one for me, one for my wife, she carries too)
A couple of Most Versitlle Ammo Pouches.
A single magazine pouch.
some quick strips.I’ll be buying more of your stuff in the future. Probably next will be a Defcon 3 for my 92FSThanks,
Robert
a Texas Peace Officer & member of the Texas State Guard.

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Hi Rob,

I ordered a silver dollar holster for my Ruger sp101 Feb. 17.

I received it today. Was not expecting shipment until early March.

Fits my Ruger perfectly. Ordered straps for IWB wear; it’s really a good design, making the holster double duty. Great craftsmanship!

Thanks for the fast service and for a top notch holster.

Steve H

I recently received a Versa-Clip for my Sig P238 w/Crimson Trace, and wanted to say how pleased I am. From the stitching to the shaping to the quality of the leather, it’s really a beautiful piece of work. I especially like the fact that the clips are easily reversible, allowing the holster to be worn inside or outside the waistband. As a matter of personal preference, I’ve been wearing it outside the waistband, where it holds my little Sig in nice and tight and is extremely comfortable. Thanks for a great little holster.

Phil P

(Feel free to add this to your testimonial page.)

Rob, Nice product. I thought you may like to see my use of your magazine holster. I had to modify it to make it a bit larger to fit my iPhone 5 in a lifeproof case. I am a business owner of a fruit farm and tree nursery and I like to be able to pull out my phone between layers of coveralls and coats. I love the look of good leather not to mention how long it will last. Keep up the good work and although this is my first purchase, I am a shooter also, and I have been eying up your beautiful holsters. Thanks, Dave L

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The package arrived today.

It looks and fits Great, Thanks again.

I will be ordering some belts soon.

Thanks

Howard

Rob:Just wanted to drop a note of “wow” for the silver dollar pancake holster and belt….both are awesome….quality magnificent….fit “just right”….look forward to buying from you in the future!!Dave B

Received my Defcon 3 yesterday! My third Simply Rugged rig and am again tickled to death! Great fit, great craftsmanship, and comfortable enough to sleep with it on my hip!! Thanks again!!

Nice holster, fast delivery. I will be back.
Thank you,
Mark

Rob,

Received the belt, cylinder pouch and most versatile pouch/quick strips earlier this week. As on my previous ‘pancake’ order, I couldn’t be happier with your craftsmanship or service. Will be ordering another belt in black before summer’s end.

Thanks again,
Cess

Hi: Everyone likes a new play pretty, and people often review their new holster in glowing terms, without ever having used it much. This review is just the opposite. I have used my sourdough pancake holster, belt, and cartridge holder for a few years now. All three have proven to be durable, user friendly, and in the case of the pancake, I get better concealment on my belt from this holster than any other, and believe me I have tried most of them. These items also fulfill my sense of truth and beauty, thank you very much. The only tiny thing I would change is that the keeper loop on the belt is cheesy. I took it off and don’t need it anyway, and it is a niggling point not worthy of mention unless designing an improvement. Your products stand the test of time and usage – a rare combination these days. Thank you.

-tim-

Rob,

I received my order for both a Service Six and P938 holster. I wanted to drop you a note and let you know how pleased I am with both. The quality and workmanship is first class and the little Sig conceals perfectly in the IWB holster. Thanks also for the lightning fast shipment. I was expecting a 2-3 week wait and it was a pleasant surprise to get them within a week of ordering. I’ll definitely be a return customer.

r/s,

Neal Ca

Hey Rob,
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I received my chesty puller shoulder rig and I am very pleased. I have used it a couple times now and it seems to work very well. Again, many thanks for making quality gear at affordable prices. You are my first choice in quality leather holsters and I continue to recommend you to my friends. Take care!

Jeff H.
Kingston Springs, TN

Hi Rob,
Wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the Sourdough Pancake for my Lew Horton S&W 624 .44 Special. Unfortunately for me the good Lord built me backwards giving me an abundant stomach but no ass, so conventional holsters ended up pulling my pants down to my ankles and allowed the holster to pull away from my body making concealed carry tough.
With the Pancake’s two point loops, the holster hugs my hips, not only helping to keep my pants up but holds gun & holster tight against my body.
Because I have been so impressed I bought my son a Cuda for his S&W 9 m/m and he loves it.
Thanks for a well thought out and quality product.
Yours truly,
Capt. F. F

Hello!

I received my holster from you yesterday. Looks like a nice quality holster. I’ll spread the word.

Thanks
Kurt

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the Silver Dollar holster I recently received for my Charter Arms .44. The craftsmanship is outstanding and it is the most comfortable holster I own. I took it on a 5 mile hike through the woods and didn’t notice I was even carrying a firearm. It tucks in snugly and is virtually unnoticeable under a shirt or jacket. The flared opening makes drawing and reholstering simple. I plan on purchasing from you again.

Lin R., PA

I love this silver dollar pancake. I’m glad I ordered with the hammer strap (just for future versatility), but I quickly saw it isn’t really needed for most applications due to the excellent fit.
Just fantastic work.
I would say that I plan on ordering from you again, but I already have!
Sp-101 3-inch also sends her best regards!

Sent from my iPhone

I ordered a Defcon 3 holster for my Kimber Ultra CDP II and received it in ONE WEEK! It is fantastic, fit comfortably the first day of carry. I have had other holsters from various manufacturers but this is by far THE BEST. I can’t be beat, price is very reasonable for any fine quality holster. I will be buying more for other handguns I own. Thank you Rob & Jan for promptness, quality and ease of Break-in. Fran W.

Thanks for the great product and great customer service, you exceeded my expectations.

Rob, just received my new belt and it’s fantastic.  When I placed the
order I asked if it was possible to get it in time for a vacation and it
did.

Thanks for the great product and great customer service, you exceeded my
expectations.  I’ll be placing future holster orders.

Best Regards,

Doug H
Salem, Or

Rob & Jan,
I got my 4th Simply Rugged holster yesterday. This is another masterpiece. You can tell from my records that I go a little more ornate every time. The S&W 327 is a bulky handgun for concealed carry but your holster (as always) makes it comfortable and it didn’t print wearing an old, thin t-shirt. The first thing I did was take the straps off because I couldn’t hide this inside the waistband, it just looks too good. I’m running out of handguns so your going to have to start working on AR and shotgun holsters. I think the Chesty is next. I don’t care how much money you spend, you can’t buy a better holster and unfortunately I know. Thanks again for a fantastic, affordable product.
Craig R

 

 

Just a quick note to indicate how very happy I am with your holsters. I currently have two Cudas (with another on the way), four Sourdough Pancakes and one Silver Dollar rig. So far, that Silver Dollar has carried my pet Ruger .357 SP101 for about 300 miles worth of  backpacking in the  North Cascades of Washington State, and it remains as secure and robust as it was when new. The Cuda rigs are the best ever for semi auto pistols, in my opinion. Your holsters are just brilliant! Cheers,

Karl  K PHD

Received my new Loaded Pancake and Chesty puller system. Holster is awesome! Looks great , fits great and I love the color. Beautiful work!
Thank you kindly; you’ll be hearing from shortly with another order.
Gordon
Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Received my holsters and chest rig thursday. What a great piece of leather work. That chest rig is the most comfortable way to cay that I have ever tries. I have owned several shoulder rigs and at the end of the day my back is sore and they just never felt good. Now whether carrying my .44 or Judge it is right where I can easily access it and I hardly know I’m wearing a holster. I am going walleye fishing on the Maumee River tomorrow and will be wearing the rig with my 44 Tracker. I will post a picture of this on the DeerSpace  web site with a review of how it held-up. I hope it gets you some orders from this neck of the woods. Thanks again, money well spent

DON

Just a short note to say that I received my Sourdough Pancake holster over the weekend from you.  Slid my 6″ .357mag into it…wore it IWB to dinner.  This is perfect for not only a large frame revolver, but works like a charm for a 6’10″ 300lb. guy.  Probably will keep the Sig .40cal in the safe for a while.  Love carrying my wheel gun again.
Thanks for a great piece of workmanship…
BIG John…
Atlanta Georgia

 

Looks good!

Thank you,

Howard

 

I received my holster and belt safe and sound. Your web site pictures are good, but they are not the same as holding the leather in your hands. My Super Blackhawk is stainless with wood grips so the dark holster is a perfect match. The fit is also perfect. I could not be happier. Thank you.

 

Just receive my SR Sourdough Pancake for my 6 inch SW 586. Fit is perfect, look is great. Feels so natural in cross draw I think that is how I will wear it most of the time. This is my second Simply Rugged holster; I also have Silver Dollar Pancake for my Bearcat. These holsters are so simple (no need for retainer strap, thumb break, etc.) so rugged (very heavy duty) and so reasonably priced I cannot recomment them highly enough. Thanks for the great product and service.

 

Once again really impressed with the workmanship and so is anyone who sees the holsters, belt etc…. everything works perfect….

I am highly recommending your company to everyone…

Thanks Again
Richard M

 

I got my multi tool pouch today…Thank You….Superior quality and it works perfect on my new belt! In the future I will be looking to get a holster for my ’638′ Smith and Wesson….( when I get my allowance)  Thanks again,regards, Billy

 

today i recieved my holster and belt for my taurus revolver,  job well done!!  thank you so much.  the final product and the fit is exceptional.                           paul l
The holsters arrived today after being forwarded from Kirkuk. (Turns out a permanent transfer lasts a week.) They are very nice and I really appreciate it. One of the analysts in my unit was in need of a Beretta holster and so you took care of him as well. Photos will be forthcoming. Thanks again.

A.
Warrants/Prosecution Task Force – Baghdad

 

I received my Pancake holster in the mail the other day. I can’t tell you how happy I am with it. It keeps my revovler butt up against my side so snug, but doesn’t rub or chafe.

Then, on top of the quality design, the general quality of the leather work is exceptional and the custom Celtic Knot is beyond beautiful.

Thanks for the wonderful product.

 

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for the Silver Dollar Holster for my J frame. I’ve been wearing this holster 12 hours a day,every day since I recieved it. The revolver sits deep and securely in the holster with no need for a strap. This holster design holds the revolver very close to the body for great concealability and is the most comfortable belt rig I’ve worn. I believe this ruggedly built little holster will last a life time with normal care. I Could not be more pleased.

Sincerely,
Will C

 

Range Master

WOW, this is a real cool holster Rob. The croc is a real eye-ball catcher!!

Thanks a lot!

-LP

 

I was able to wear this all day today and I am happy to say I am still stoked!!!
This is just so much nicer than how I was carrying.
Anyway, thought I would share with you the review post I did on the S&W Forum…that’s
where I first heard of you and your holster; (see post below) and THANKS again!!! Andrew C.

“Received my Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake Holster today and just thought I would share my thoughts…
First off, I am in awe with the beauty and craftsmanship; this is the first Leather Holster for me.
The custom fit is awesome and I can actually conceal the revolver easier with this holster than my shoulder rig…the holster/revolver rides very snug to my body.
So far, it feels real comfortable and I really like that there is no movement too, like with the flopping forward of the revolver, that I experienced with my shoulder set-up.

I prefer cross-draw in the straight-up neutral position slots, as I am riding atv, sitting, walking and find this to work well for drawing the revolver in all positions. With a jacket on, I can also have the zipper down enough, so there is no restriction with clothing.
Also, with this set-up, I do not find it to be uncomfortable sitting in a chair/vehicle, which is one of the things I worried about, given the 6″ barrel length.

Anyway, “for me”, I couldn’t be happier with this Holster and it was made/delivered to me in a 2 week time frame.

I received my holster in the mail today and I am very pleased with it!  My SP101 fits very well and wearing it is very comfortable.  Thanks for such a quality product!
Sincerely,

Adam

I just wanted you to know how impressed I was in your leather work. You made a sourdough pancake for my GP-100 “phoenix” model with All the details.

 

I look forward to doing more buisness with you every few months or so. I need a belt and a few more holsters. I would also like all of my sons to own some of your holsters as well. Having worn many decent holsters over the years, your gear is really just what I have been looking for.

Thanks again,

Scott T

I have been meaning to write for the last two weeks, ever since I received my holster.  Guess life just got in the way of writing sooner.  Thank you so very much for the fine holster.  It surpasses in quality and fit any other holster I had been able to find for my little Ruger LCR.  I am glad I happened upon a review of your product while surfing the internet.  You make a fine quality product and delivery was much sooner than I expected.  Keep up the good work and Thank You again!  I’ll be happy to recomend your work to my friends.
Sincerely,

Cathy I

 

 

 

 

I have had the use of my holster for approximately one month and I have made some observations.
1.    The leather and engraving are excellent.
2.    The retention system is innovative and quite secure.
3.    The fit and finish are perfect.
4.    The comfort level after wearing for eight hours could not be better.
5.    The beauty of the holster has brought rave reviews from all my shooting friends.
You produce a first rate product that anyone would be proud to own.
Thanks for making a terrific USA product well worth the price.
Sincerely’,
Russell

 

Hi Rob and Jan,
The holster I ordered from you arrived on Monday, 18th October. Many thanks.
It is a good piece of leather craft, the gun fits fine.
Hope to have the pleasure of dealing with you again in the future.
Brian  Eldorado, Canada

 

Hi Rob,

I wanted to let you know that I received the holster for my S&W .44Mag Mountain
Gun and it is exactly what I was looking for…
You make a great product.

Sincerely,

Doug B

 

Sir:

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know the holster arrived and it is fantastic.  I am stunned by how well it fits considering you only had a tracing to work with.
Thanks again,
Paul

 

Hi Rob,

I just received my Sourdough pancake in the mail today. I am impressed. It came faster than I imagined and is nicer than I imagined.

I also recently received a holster from (Another Maker) that I ordered for a GP100. It’s apparent to me that they used an L frame for the mold (It says L on the back) and it doesn’t fit quite right. They said 4-6 weeks and it took 7. Yours took about a month and fits perfectly, like a glove and is noticeably more “rugged.” Well done.

I am one satisfied customer with Simply Rugged!

Thanks,

–Paul

P.S. I look forward to using the Chesty Puller for Deer hunting.

…..Hey Rob,
…received my holster from you today -the Silver Dollar Pancake for my SP-101-….all I can say is WOW…!!!….BEAUTIFUL!!!….fits me and the pistol like a dream…I’m extremely impressed with the quality of it also….thank you very much…!!!….I consider it an honor and pleasure to help “stimulate” your economy…heeheeheee…and I’m looking forward in the future to ‘stimulate’ it some more for another pistol-maybe some IWB hangars too….keep up the great work…!!!
sincerely,

Marjan T

Folks:
Over the years I’ve “collected” a box full of holsters. Some have been revelations….most have been disappointments. Your product, in my case for the Ruger SP101, is the absolute best of the bunch. The fit is perfect, it carries on the belt perfectly, and the retention is top notch. Thanks for producing a first class product with prompt shipping at a reasonable price!
Best regards,
Larry

 

Just wanted to say the holster I ordered really fit my S&W M60 3′ barrel like glove.  Really fine piece of craftsmanship to compliment my CHL.

Thanks

Harry W

 

Rob, I just got the holster this afternoon. I can only say wow! It is exactly what I wanted.

Fit and finish is perfect, the texture of the croc skin is just as you described it. I will be showing it off

to my buddies starting tomorrow. I think there will be a few more in my lineup soon.

Thanks, Dave

Rob, I received the last holster from my second order today.  Again, thank you for the very fast service.  All four holsters are great.  They fit the guns perfectly.  They are very heavy duty and they make even the N frame smith easy to wear.  Here are some photos I took with the new holsters and a Colt Government, A new Remington R1 1911, a US Firearms SAA and a S&W 625 mountain gun.  Thanks for an outstanding product.

 

Jon

I received my Sourdough holster today for my Ruger Alaskan. Outstanding! I’m extremely impressed with the quality of this holster, and I’ll be spreading the news to friends…

Kelly M

Rob,

I got my holster yesterday and it looks great and fits the Judge Public Defender perfectly. I have a buddy at work that will be ordering one from you as well.

Thank You,

Daryl

 

Rob:

 

I received your Sourdough holster with the Chesty Puller Conversion System for my Ruger Alaskan yesterday and am extremely pleased with the quality of your products!  I’m usually disappointed with internet orders; I like to see what I’m buying before I buy it.  However, after seeing your web site and product descriptions I decided to take a risk on ordering from you.  I’m amazed with the quality of leather, the intricate and well executed stampings and metal hardware that you use to make your holsters.  The Chesty Puller Conversion meets my criteria for putting on a shoulder holster: easy and quick.   I will forward your business card to my local gun dealer who is a firm believer in leather holsters.  Once he sees your products I’m certain that more orders will follow; your products and prices are excellent.

 

Greg M

 

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how pleased I am with my holster and accessories. The quality, fit, and finish is second to none. I will definitely be ordering more holsters for my other guns from you as well as recommending you to all of my friends. It was a pleasure dealing with you, and thanks again for a great holster.

 

William Faulkner

Hi Rob and Jan -

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the wonderful products that got to me SO fast! Not even two weeks? wow! thanks! :)

Today I got and put on:
Real Man’s belt
Silver Dollar Pancake with the inside/out straps -for my LCR
Most Versitale Pouch – speed strip fits wonderfully
and the 223 mag pouch – my blackberry fits perfectly!

I can’t get over the high quality – and thanks for the included card on care and tips.  I heard a little squaking when I was putting it all together…but I hear nothing now that I have it all on.

I’ve carried concealed (legally) for years and this is by far the best quality set up I’ve ever tried.  I’ll be posting more on the forums of course – especiallly after some time of use, but I wanted to say thanks for the speed and quality!

at your service,
solocanoe

ps. please feel free to use these comments and if it helps I am “solocanoe” on many message boards on the internet.

 

Rob,

 

I received the Sourdough Pancake for my .45 Vaquero a couple days ago.  A really nice holster.

 

Thanks so much for the cartridge slide.  Really unexpected and much appreciated.  It is the first new slide I ever had in which the cartridges actually fit.

 

By the way, I noticed the picture of one of your holsters in Hacker’s American Rifleman article.  Best looking holster in the bunch – but maybe I just like the pancake design.

 

Best wishes for you and yours.

 

Jack D

 

Dear Rob

 

I received the Holster on the weekend- wow it is fantastic. Your craftsmanship is superb. The Holster fits my Steyr M9 like a glove which is most surprising considering that you made the Holster off drawing I sent you of my Steyr M9.

 

Your turn around time is fantastic- the Holster made and shipped to me in approximately 4 weeks. That is impressive.

 

I honestly never thought I would own a leather holster this fine, particularly due to the fact that I live in South Africa where it is difficult to procure premium firearm products.

 

Thank you for the most generous gift of the single magazine holder and the IWB straps! You really went above and beyond the call of duty.

 

I have been and will continue to endorse your products to all the gun-nuts here in South Africa. I have already handed out all the brochures and business cards that you sent with the Holster. Please send me some more with my next order (which will be soon!).

 

I look forward to doing many more years of excellent business with you.

 

Kind Regards

Marc H

Rob,
I received my holsters today and as usual they are of the best quality one can buy. Thank you for the extra holster to fit my Springfield .45 cal. I really like all of the products i have purchased from you. All of my hand guns now are carried in your holsters so when people ask me about them I tell them just what I think which is they are as i said the best on the market. I am kind of a handgun nut so we will be doing business again soon (I hope). Thanks again for the extra and thanks for getting them to me so quick. I wanted to start carrying my FNH. It is like i don’t have it on. The extra leather riser really is a good idea and really works to keep the gun away from my skin or cloths. Be talking with you soon i hope. Dan P

Hey Rob just letting you know that I just received my holster a few minutes ago and it looks great!!!!  Now I just wish I would’ve brought my other belt and my gun to work so I could see how it fits!!!!  Thanks again for getting it to me so fast and I’ll post up a review on the guns sites I belong to which will hopefully get you some more business.  My boss has been waiting for this holster to get here also because he’s looking for a quality holster for his Judge that he just bought. :)

Jake

Hello Rob,     I received my new holster this morning. Like the other holster you made for me, it is top drawer!!! I will be wearing it off and on for the next few weeks to break it in. I have a backup holster to use when I am not using the new one. My new 442 fits in it like a hand in a glove.
I will let you know how it breaks in in a few weeks.

Terry G

Rob,
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the nice work you did on my
holster, belt and speed strip pouch. This is my first concealment holster
and I was a little skeptical of how it would fit. Well the fit is great;
it conceals well and gives good access to my firearm.
I must give credit where it is due and tell you that the guys on The Dan
Wesson Forum sent me your way. They spoke very highly of you and the
quality of your work. I have shown this setup to a couple of friends they
may be contacting you as well. Thanks again for the nice work.
Don H

Rob,
Got your holster today; looks even better in person than on your web.  Love the color a lot.
What a great design, I love this thing and it made it for the weekend!  Thanks!
My son is thinking of getting your pancake holster for his new Kahr and a 4 1/4 inch Dan Wesson Bob Tail 1911.
Thanks very much.

Don

Dear Rob,Hi I just got my stuff today and and I want to complement you on the workmanship which is first rate.In particular the the Richard Gittlein holster is just gorgeous.I think I’ll need another one of these in the future.Thanks so much. Regards,  Clyde

Hey Jan and Rob


Once again I would like to thank you for great service and a fantastic product. The fit of my holster is fantastic. I like the way it completely covers the hammer. I am sure I would have not needed the safety strap but glad I got it anyway. I also am very happy with the chesty harness. I do not normally recommend things but I sure would your products. i have shown my first one to a friend that is a financial partner in a new gun club that is to be built in Denver when they finally get thru the political hurdles. He was very impressed. I will be sure to show him my new products a well. Could send some business your way. This winter will be ordering again. Received my holster yesterday.

Thank You

William M
It’s Wonderful!

I received a package with my two holsters and ammo pouch today and I want to thank you . The cuda fit my sig like it was a old friend. I love the color.

The sourdough in croc skin is just beautiful. My S&W 29 fit in it nice and snug. I really can’t describ in words how happy I am with it and the matching ammo pouch. I just love them. They are so beatiful I will be afraid to carry them for fear of scratching them.

Again thank you.

Now I am going to need a new belt come payday.

Talk to you soon
Dan R

I received your holster for the “judge’ yesterday 8/2  — very pleased thank you.
Steve K

 

Hi Rob, I received the holster and the key keeper in the mail. Once again you have outdone yourself with fast turn-around service and a quality product that I am proud to own and wear. Thank you for being so helpful and always willing to go the extra mile for the customer. The key keeper was a bonus gift from you and is very much appreciated. You are a generous man. I continue to brag!

 

Sincerely,

Jerry

Rob,

I know I e-mailed you earlier this week to follow up on the holster and belt and I just received them on Monday April 19.  Thank you for your help with the holster and belt.  Thanks for giving me the inside the waistband straps and the versatile pouch for the ammo.  They will become handy and thanks for recommending the man Massod Ayob for further training in Florida.  I feel secure wearing the holster, it does not seem to move when I walk and it makes me feel secure.  I have not walked around in the public yet but I can tell a big difference in security of the holster compared to the other one I tried.  Thanks again.

Ryan S

Dear Rob and Jan:

Just got the ‘Cuda for my 1911 Government Model with the 1913 light rail.
Once again, you did it. Nailed it first try.
All I did was send a picture of the gun with my order and the thing came
fitting like a glove. It’s draws in a snap, re-holsters just as easy. The
bulky rail I have on the gun makes no difference- the holster just works.
The mag pouch is really a sweet little accessory as well. Looks great and
works just as well. I’m ordering more of these.
All the tactical shooters use kydex, etc. and are not really into leather,
“it aint tactical”. Can’t wait to show ‘em this lil beauty.
I’m only 5’8″ and the big 1911 hides out well under just a t-shirt, it’s
out in a snap and goes right back in as quick, one handed, without looking.
Nice.
The sweat/safety gaurd is an excellent touch none of the others have,
unless you want a thumb-break, and I sure don’t.

I don’t need to wear and undergarment if I choose not too, either. I’ll
stay cooler, sweat less and save on sleeveles tactical under garments so
that’s a plus again.

Great leather makes all the difference. Quite, simple and functional.
Bingo.

Could not be happier with your products and that’s why all my carry guns
ride in Simply Rugged holsters. They Simply Work. Period.

Blessings to you both and, thanks again.

-kevin.

Rob & Jan,
I just wanted to say thank you for another excellent holster!  This one, for my S&W 617 was kind of a birthday present to myself and it is absolutely perfect!  It couldn’t be any better, in fit, style or function.  The “Loaded Pancake” my wife got me for Christmas for my S&W 686+ has been accompanying me in the woods when I’m out at my granddad’s, and now this one will be spending lots of quality time as well Smile emoticon!
Rest assured I will be getting more stuff from you in the future as funds allow.  I want to get a “Cuda” with belt straps for my S&W M&P next…I’ve been carrying it in another holster, but yours are so nice it’s just got to have one (and the mag pouch I got from you for it is absolutely perfect so I may as well get a holster to match).  I also want to get a “Cuda” for my granddad for his Glock 26.  That one will be kind of special as he and I are going to the NRA convention next month and this will be a once in a lifetime trip.  He’s been needing a holster for his G26 and I want to get this holster for him as my way of saying thank you.
You guys are the best, and anytime anyone asks about holsters on the forums I frequent (mostly floridashootersnetwork.com, rimfirecentral.com and smith-wessonforum.com) I tell them that they can’t beat a Simply Rugged holster.
Keep up the great work, and God Bless from your biggest fan!

Jimmy R

Rob,

I just want to let you know how incredibly pleased I am with my holster; it’s much better than I expected or hoped for.  I own perhaps a couple dozen holsters for a variety of guns, ranging from very cheap to very expensive, and my Simply Rugged holster is now, by far, my favorite.

I had decided that my full-sized .357 was too heavy and too much of a nuisance to use as a bush gun when out working with a pick & shovel or machete & chainsaw (and of course my .44 Mag was entirely out of the picture).  I figured that a Charter Arms Bulldog would be a good ultra-light substitute.   So next I needed a holster to not only carry the gun, but to seriously protect it from some very harsh terrain and dense acres of nasty, thorny undergrowth.  I also had to be able to move the holster to where-ever it wouldn’t be in my way for whatever it was I was working on at the time.   And your Loaded Pancake is absolutely perfect for my needs.  I want to emphasize that… ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

The ONLY downside is that the holster is never again going to be as pretty as it was when it first arrived.  Years of rough use are certainly going to take their toll on its appearance, that’s for sure.  (They’ve definitely taken a toll on MY appearance)  But I can’t imagine that all those years of use and abuse will ever actually wear my holster out!  (Very VERY much unlike me!)  It’s a masterpiece of pure toughness that’s obviously just going to last!  That’s why Simply Rugged is such an excellent name.  As time goes by I expect I’ll be ordering more holsters from you for the rest of my handguns.

Thanks again
Jack
Oregon

PS. Thanks too for the Quick Strips.  They reminded me that I had planned to order some Most Versatile Pouches.
Rob,
Just got back from the post office and there was the box. I opened it in the parking lot and was instantly in love with the fine leather.  I have to admit the knife sheath threw me for a second, but after trying it out….great design.
The pocket holster works flawlessly.
I am torn as to which sliver dollar to use (I shoot with either hand). The plain is extremely beautiful and the basketwoven one looks like artwork….guess I’ll have fun breaking both in.
I will definitely be buying more leather goods in the year to come. This is truly some of the best quality work I have seen in nearly a half century of using knife and gun leather.
I have already e-mailed a lot of folks and told them to look to you for their holsters.
If you ever need a testimonial for your website..feel free to use anything above or I’ll write you a big one..

Dr. Jerry A.

Received my holster today, MUCH faster than I expected, I really appreciate the bonus inside out straps you included, thank you very much! I have searched high and low for almost a year for a good quality holster for my 4″ Redhawk, I’ve read blogs, forums and asked questions countless places. The vast mojority of answers I got were ” You can’t go wrong with a Simpy Rugged holster”. I’m here to tell you, they are all right! The quality of this pancake is outstanding, it’s comfortable to wear and looks good too! You have a lifetime customer in me now, I look forward to my next holsters! Thanks again!

Regards,
Trey S

I was going through some old emails and saw this one from you.
Thanks for the holster and chesty puller harness.  It is very well made and easy to wear all day. It worked perfectly for me during my hunting season.  Now if I was a better shot I would have gotten the deer but that is another story!! I had read other reviews by satisfied customers online and decided to give your system a try.  I am really glad I did and have been telling everyone in the market for a new holster to try yours.  I am sure I will order another as I plan on a new concealed carry gun in 2010 and will need a good holster for it.  Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year to you folks!
Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Received my pancake holster for the SP101 two weeks ago. Pretty much every gun guy has a box of holsters that he purchased, wore a few times and put away. I have such a box – with probably a thousand dollars worth of leather in it – never to see the light of day again. Thankfully, your holster will never see that box. Love the product and workmanship — thank you.

Larry D

Hi Rob,

I wanted to let you know that I received the holster for my S&W .44Mag Mountain
Gun and it is exactly what I was looking for…
You make a great product.

Sincerely,

Doug B

Sir:

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know the holster arrived and it is fantastic.  I am stunned by how well it fits considering you only had a tracing to work with.
Thanks again,
Paul

Hi Rob,

I just received my Sourdough pancake in the mail today. I am impressed. It came faster than I imagined and is nicer than I imagined. ..

…Yours took about a month and fits perfectly, like a glove and is noticeably more “rugged.” Well done.

I am one satisfied customer with Simply Rugged!

Thanks,

–Paul

P.S. I look forward to using the Chesty Puller for Deer hunting.

….Hey Rob,

…received my holster from you today -the Silver Dollar Pancake for my SP-101-….all I can say is WOW…!!!….BEAUTIFUL!!!….fits me and the pistol like a dream…I’m extremely impressed with the quality of it also….thank you very much…!!!….I consider it an honor and pleasure to help “stimulate” your economy…heeheeheee…and I’m looking forward in the future to ‘stimulate’ it some more for another pistol-maybe some IWB hangars too….keep up the great work…!!!
sincerely,
Marjan T
Folks:
Over the years I’ve “collected” a box full of holsters. Some have been revelations….most have been disappointments. Your product, in my case for the Ruger SP101, is the absolute best of the bunch. The fit is perfect, it carries on the belt perfectly, and the retention is top notch. Thanks for producing a first class product with prompt shipping at a reasonable price!
Best regards,
Larry

Just wanted to say the holster I ordered really fit my S&W M60 3″ barrel like glove.  Really fine piece of craftsmanship to compliment my CHL.

Thanks

Harry W

Rob, I just got the holster this afternoon. I can only say wow! It is exactly what I wanted.

Fit and finish is perfect, the texture of the croc skin is just as you described it. I will be showing it off

to my buddies starting tomorrow. I think there will be a few more in my lineup soon.

Thanks, Dave

Rob, I received the last holster from my second order today.  Again, thank you for the very fast service.  All four holsters are great.  They fit the guns perfectly.  They are very heavy duty and they make even the N frame smith easy to wear.  Here are some photos I took with the new holsters and a Colt Government, A new Remington R1 1911, a US Firearms SAA and a S&W 625 mountain gun.  Thanks for an outstanding product.

Jon


I received my Sourdough holster today for my Ruger Alaskan. Outstanding! I’m extremely impressed with the quality of this holster, and I’ll be spreading the news to friends…

Kelly M

Rob,

I got my holster yesterday and it looks great and fits the Judge Public Defender perfectly. I have a buddy at work that will be ordering one from you as well.

Thank You,

Daryl

Rob:

I received your Sourdough holster with the Chesty Puller Conversion System for my Ruger Alaskan yesterday and am extremely pleased with the quality of your products!  I’m usually disappointed with internet orders; I like to see what I’m buying before I buy it.  However, after seeing your web site and product descriptions I decided to take a risk on ordering from you.  I’m amazed with the quality of leather, the intricate and well executed stampings and metal hardware that you use to make your holsters.  The Chesty Puller Conversion meets my criteria for putting on a shoulder holster: easy and quick.   I will forward your business card to my local gun dealer who is a firm believer in leather holsters.  Once he sees your products I’m certain that more orders will follow; your products and prices are excellent.

Greg M

Hi Rob,

I just wanted to tell you that I love all of my holsters. Especially the fish scaled holster and speed strip pouch. They are beautiful. You need to change your company name to Simply Rugged Works of Art.

Thanks for the great products at great prices.

Dave

Hi Rob and Jan -

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the wonderful products that got to me SO fast! Not even two weeks? wow! thanks! :)

Today I got and put on:
Real Man’s belt
Silver Dollar Pancake with the inside/out straps -for my LCR
Most Versitale Pouch – speed strip fits wonderfully
and the 223 mag pouch – my blackberry fits perfectly!

I can’t get over the high quality – and thanks for the included card on care and tips.  I heard a little squaking when I was putting it all together…but I hear nothing now that I have it all on.

I’ve carried concealed (legally) for years and this is by far the best quality set up I’ve ever tried.  I’ll be posting more on the forums of course – especiallly after some time of use, but I wanted to say thanks for the speed and quality!

at your service,
john n.

Rob,

I received the Sourdough Pancake for my .45 Vaquero a couple days ago.  A really nice holster.

Thanks so much for the cartridge slide.  Really unexpected and much appreciated.  It is the first new slide I ever had in which the cartridges actually fit.

By the way, I noticed the picture of one of your holsters in Hacker’s American Rifleman article.  Best looking holster in the bunch – but maybe I just like the pancake design.

Best wishes for you and yours.

Jack D

Dear Rob

I received the Holster on the weekend- wow it is fantastic. Your craftsmanship is superb. The Holster fits my Steyr M9 like a glove which is most surprising considering that you made the Holster off drawing I sent you of my Steyr M9.

Your turn around time is fantastic- the Holster made and shipped to me in approximately 4 weeks. That is impressive.

I honestly never thought I would own a leather holster this fine, particularly due to the fact that I live in South Africa where it is difficult to procure premium firearm products.

Thank you for the most generous gift of the single magazine holder and the IWB straps! You really went above and beyond the call of duty.

I have been and will continue to endorse your products to all the gun-nuts here in South Africa. I have already handed out all the brochures and business cards that you sent with the Holster. Please send me some more with my next order (which will be soon!).

I look forward to doing many more years of excellent business with you.

Kind Regards

Marc H

Rob,
I received my holsters today and as usual they are of the best quality one can buy. Thank you for the extra holster to fit my Springfield .45 cal. I really like all of the products i have purchased from you. All of my hand guns now are carried in your holsters so when people ask me about them I tell them just what I think which is they are as i said the best on the market. I am kind of a handgun nut so we will be doing business again soon (I hope). Thanks again for the extra and thanks for getting them to me so quick. I wanted to start carrying my FNH. It is like i don’t have it on. The extra leather riser really is a good idea and really works to keep the gun away from my skin or cloths. Be talking with you soon i hope.

Dan P

Hey Rob just letting you know that I just received my holster a few minutes ago and it looks great!!!!  Now I just wish I would’ve brought my other belt and my gun to work so I could see how it fits!!!!  Thanks again for getting it to me so fast and I’ll post up a review on the guns sites I belong to which will hopefully get you some more business.  My boss has been waiting for this holster to get here also because he’s looking for a quality holster for his Judge that he just bought. :)

Jake


Hello Rob,
I received my new holster this morning. Like the other holster you made for me, it is top drawer!!! I will be wearing it off and on for the next few weeks to break it in. I have a backup holster to use when I am not using the new one. My new 442 fits in it like a hand in a glove.

Terry G

Rob,
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the nice work you did on my
holster, belt and speed strip pouch. This is my first concealment holster
and I was a little skeptical of how it would fit. Well the fit is great;
it conceals well and gives good access to my firearm.
I must give credit where it is due and tell you that the guys on The Dan
Wesson Forum sent me your way. They spoke very highly of you and the
quality of your work. I have shown this setup to a couple of friends they
may be contacting you as well. Thanks again for the nice work.
Don H

Rob,
Got your holster today; looks even better in person than on your web.  Love the color a lot.
What a great design, I love this thing and it made it for the weekend!  Thanks!
My son is thinking of getting your pancake holster for his new Kahr and a 4 1/4 inch Dan Wesson Bob Tail 1911.
Thanks very much.

Don

Dear Rob,Hi I just got my stuff today and and I want to complement you on the workmanship which is first rate.In particular the the Richard Gittlein holster is just gorgeous.I think I’ll need another one of these in the future.Thanks so much. Regards,  Clyde

Hey Jan and Rob


Once again I would like to thank you for great service and a fantastic product. The fit of my holster is fantastic. I like the way it completely covers the hammer. I am sure I would have not needed the safety strap but glad I got it anyway. I also am very happy with the chesty harness. I do not normally recommend things but I sure would your products. i have shown my first one to a friend that is a financial partner in a new gun club that is to be built in Denver when they finally get thru the political hurdles. He was very impressed. I will be sure to show him my new products a well. Could send some business your way. This winter will be ordering again. Received my holster yesterday.

Thank You

William M

I received a package with my two holsters and ammo pouch today and I want to thank you . The cuda fit my SIG like it was a old friend. I love the color.

The sourdough in croc skin is just beautiful. My S&W 29 fit in it nice and snug. I really can’t describe in words how happy I am with it and the matching ammo pouch. I just love them. They are so beautiful I will be afraid to carry them for fear of scratching them.

Again thank you.

Now I am going to need a new belt come payday.

Talk to you soon
Dan R

I received your holster for the “judge’ yesterday 8/2  — very pleased thank you

Steve K

————————————

Jerry O

Hi Rob, I received the holster and the key keeper in the mail. Once again you have outdone yourself with fast turn-around service and a quality product that I am proud to own and wear. Thank you for being so helpful and always willing to go the extra mile for the customer. The key keeper was a bonus gift from you and is very much appreciated. You are a generous man. I continue to brag!

Sincerely,

Jerry O

Ryan S

Rob,

I know I e-mailed you earlier this week to follow up on the holster and belt and I just received them on Monday April 19.  Thank you for your help with the holster and belt.  Thanks for giving me the inside the waistband straps and the versatile pouch for the ammo.  They will become handy and thanks for recommending the man Massad Ayoob for further training in Florida.  I feel secure wearing the holster, it does not seem to move when I walk and it makes me feel secure.  I have not walked around in the public yet but I can tell a big difference in security of the holster compared to the other one I tried.  Thanks again.

Ryan S

Dear Rob and Jan:

Just got the ‘Cuda for my 1911 Government Model with the 1913 light rail.
Once again, you did it. Nailed it first try.
All I did was send a picture of the gun with my order and the thing came
fitting like a glove. It’s draws in a snap, re-holsters just as easy. The
bulky rail I have on the gun makes no difference- the holster just works.
The mag pouch is really a sweet little accessory as well. Looks great and
works just as well. I’m ordering more of these.
All the tactical shooters use kydex, etc. and are not really into leather,
“it aint tactical”. Can’t wait to show ‘em this lil beauty.
I’m only 5’8″ and the big 1911 hides out well under just a t-shirt, it’s
out in a snap and goes right back in as quick, one handed, without looking.
Nice.
The sweat/safety gaurd is an excellent touch none of the others have,
unless you want a thumb-break, and I sure don’t.

I don’t need to wear and undergarment if I choose not too, either. I’ll
stay cooler, sweat less and save on sleeveles tactical under garments so
that’s a plus again.

Great leather makes all the difference. Quite, simple and functional.
Bingo.

Could not be happier with your products and that’s why all my carry guns
ride in Simply Rugged holsters. They Simply Work. Period.

Blessings to you both and, thanks again.

-kevin.


Jimmy R
Rob & Jan,
I just wanted to say thank you for another excellent holster!  This one, for my S&W 617 was kind of a birthday present to myself and it is absolutely perfect!  It couldn’t be any better, in fit, style or function.  The “Loaded Pancake” my wife got me for Christmas for my S&W 686+ has been accompanying me in the woods when I’m out at my granddad’s, and now this one will be spending lots of quality time as well Smile emoticon!
Rest assured I will be getting more stuff from you in the future as funds allow.  I want to get a “Cuda” with belt straps for my S&W M&P next…I’ve been carrying it in another holster, but yours are so nice it’s just got to have one (and the mag pouch I got from you for it is absolutely perfect so I may as well get a holster to match).  I also want to get a “Cuda” for my granddad for his Glock 26.  That one will be kind of special as he and I are going to the NRA convention next month and this will be a once in a lifetime trip.  He’s been needing a holster for his G26 and I want to get this holster for him as my way of saying thank you.
You guys are the best, and anytime anyone asks about holsters on the forums I frequent (mostly floridashootersnetwork.com, rimfirecentral.com and smith-wessonforum.com) I tell them that they can’t beat a Simply Rugged holster.
Keep up the great work, and God Bless from your biggest fan!

Jimmy R

Jack

Rob,

I just want to let you know how incredibly pleased I am with my holster; it’s much better than I expected or hoped for.  I own perhaps a couple dozen holsters for a variety of guns, ranging from very cheap to very expensive, and my Simply Rugged holster is now, by far, my favorite.

I had decided that my full-sized .357 was too heavy and too much of a nuisance to use as a bush gun when out working with a pick & shovel or machete & chainsaw (and of course my .44 Mag was entirely out of the picture).  I figured that a Charter Arms Bulldog would be a good ultra-light substitute.   So next I needed a holster to not only carry the gun, but to seriously protect it from some very harsh terrain and dense acres of nasty, thorny undergrowth.  I also had to be able to move the holster to where-ever it wouldn’t be in my way for whatever it was I was working on at the time.   And your Loaded Pancake is absolutely perfect for my needs.  I want to emphasize that… ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

The ONLY downside is that the holster is never again going to be as pretty as it was when it first arrived.  Years of rough use are certainly going to take their toll on its appearance, that’s for sure.  (They’ve definitely taken a toll on MY appearance)  But I can’t imagine that all those years of use and abuse will ever actually wear my holster out!  (Very VERY much unlike me!)  It’s a masterpiece of pure toughness that’s obviously just going to last!  That’s why Simply Rugged is such an excellent name.  As time goes by I expect I’ll be ordering more holsters from you for the rest of my handguns.

Thanks again
Jack
Oregon

PS. Thanks too for the Quick Strips.  They reminded me that I had planned to order some Most Versatile Pouches.

Dr. Jerry M. A

Rob,
Just got back from the post office and there was the box. I opened it in the parking lot and was instantly in love with the fine leather.  I have to admit the knife sheath threw me for a second, but after trying it out….great design.

The pocket holster works flawlessly.
I am torn as to which sliver dollar to use (I shoot with either hand). The plain is extremely beautiful and the basketwoven one looks like artwork….guess I’ll have fun breaking both in.
I will definitely be buying more leather goods in the year to come. This is truly some of the best quality work I have seen in nearly a half century of using knife and gun leather.
I have already e-mailed a lot of folks and told them to look to you for their holsters.
If you ever need a testimonial for your website..feel free to use anything above or I’ll write you a big one..

Dr. Jerry M. A

Trey S

Received my holster today, MUCH faster than I expected, I really appreciate the bonus inside out straps you included, thank you very much! I have searched high and low for almost a year for a good quality holster for my 4″ Redhawk, I’ve read blogs, forums and asked questions countless places. The vast mojority of answers I got were ” You can’t go wrong with a Simpy Rugged holster”. I’m here to tell you, they are all right! The quality of this pancake is outstanding, it’s comfortable to wear and looks good too! You have a lifetime customer in me now, I look forward to my next holsters! Thanks again!

Regards,
Trey S

Joe L

Thanks for the holster and chesty puller harness. It is very well made and easy to wear all day. It worked perfectly for me during my hunting season. Now if I was a better shot I would have gotten the deer but that is another story!! I had read other reviews by satisfied customers online and decided to give your system a try. I am really glad I did and have been telling everyone in the market for a new holster to try yours. I am sure I will order another as I plan on a new concealed carry gun in 2010 and will need a good holster for it. Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year to you folks!

Joe

Anonymous

The holster is a good everyday working around the farm chunk of leather. It keeps the gun safe, yet I can get at it fairly quick, yet I know it ain’t gonna’ fall out either.

So there you have it, your holster has a few thousand miles on it and is doing fine. Thanks for a good job.

W.C.

They all came in and are great! I get the ones to Walt & Kyle tomorrow. I’ll post some pictures on www.smith-wessonforum.com later this week and let you know so you can go take a look.
Thanks again.
W.C.

Tony B

I carry my Smith 28 in it under a untucked shirt in a store a few weeks back 3 Law Enforcement Officers didn’t know I had a gun until I showed it to them. I was at a warehouse store 2 weekends ago and forgot I had it on until I got to playing on a “inversion machine”. I was hanging up side down I felt the whole rig move a bit but the gun stayed in place. Just before Christmas I was confronted by a barking charging dog, it was cold so I had on a t-shirt, flannel shirt and a coat. The gun came up and was on the head of the dog without even thinking about it. The owner called the dog and I didn’t have to shoot but the important part to me was how the gun was just there when I needed it to be.
Tony B

Anonymous

An unsolicited, unrepentant plug for Simply Rugged Holsters™

I got my holsters from Rob Leahy this week, a pancake and a Border Patrol for my Model 24. The pancake holster is the only OWB holster I have ever tried that will conceal a N-frame under my blue blazer, which is the hardest test I put a holster through. Under my suede jacket, corduroy jacket, nylon windbreaker, or photo vest, no problem, hands-down winner. And with the sights covered it will not chew holes in the linings any more.

The Border Patrol is also just what I wanted: a sturdy, usable field rig. It is not a barbecue holster, but then if it was, it would be Simply Gorgeous instead of Simply Rugged Holsters™. I didn’t want a barbecue holster, I wanted the one I got. (Not that it is bad looking — I hope I’m not giving the wrong impression.)

Thanks Rob, you done good!

Gary D

Rob, I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me but I’ve been on a hunting trip for two weeks and I had no access to computers or phones. How nice! When I returned today, my holster was here and I have to tell you that it is absolutely beautiful! Even better than I expected. Perfect fit for my revolver and so well made. I expect to be ordering another in the near future for a S&W .44 Mag. These holsters are so nice that I think you should make me your spokesman and sales rep for Wyoming and surrounding states!

Thank you again and please see the positive [ebay] feedback I left in your behalf.

Gary D.
Jackson Hole

Mark W

Hello,
I received the holster yesterday. I love it! It fits the Ruger Alaskan just right. Very nice craftsmanship.
Thank you again.

Live Free or Die!
Mark W

Wayne

Rob, I want to thank you for an excellent job on my holster. It is a perfect fit. You are an excellent craftsman and keep doing what you do best. I have sent two pictures of the finished product with my gun. Thanks again!

Wayne
Dalton GA

Kevin G

Got the Holster!
I’ve been away from home this week taking a class in Old Testament Theology at Detroit. The holster was here when I got home. Preliminary impression–Wonderful! Thanks for a great holster. After I’ve had a chance to carry it afield I’ll write with a proper testimonial. You can be sure I’ll keep you in mind for future holster needs. The holster even smells good!

All the best,
Kevin G

Brett A

ROB,

RECEIVED MY ALASKAN HOLSTER AND IT IS PERFECT. THANK YOU FOR THE PROMPT SERVICE! I SELDOM SEE PROFESSIONAL ATTENTION ANYMORE.

BRETT A.

Anonymous

I own a few of his. Will be ordering a few more. I have one of his pancakes for a 1911. It will almost disappears under an untucked t-shirt.
I suspect the “almost” has much to do with the “at least average size, if not just a bit beyond” factor. :-\