My Zookeeper project . . .

Discussion in 'Holsters / Method of Carry' started by Teeter, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Teeter

    Teeter Active Member

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    A little while back, I asked Zookeeper if he could re-create my favorite holster with a new twist - pull-the-dot snap belt loops instead of standard belt slots.

    Here's the result of his using my Matt Del Fatti LP-HTL holster and magazine carrier as a pattern and building my new custom carry rig . . . .

    Original holster and magazine carrier used for the starting point:

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    Del Fatti LP-HTL:

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    Del Fatti holster and carrier with H-K P7M8 and spare magazine

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    A fantastic carry combination, with only one flaw for me: I get in-and-out of my car all the time, and I wanted to be able to take the gun and mag off and put it back on without constantly re-threading everything through my belt.

    Here's the solution, as implemented by Zookeeper - New holster and magazine carrier, with wrap-around loops and pull-the-dot snaps.

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    New holster:

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    New carrier:

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    Zookeeper holster and carrier with H-K P7M8 and spare magazine:

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    I wore it around all day today for the first time. Everything is solid and tight, nothing shifts, the snaps lock up tight, retention on the magazine and holster are great - critically important in an open-top holster with no strap.

    This is an outstanding piece of work, especially when compared side-by-side to what I consider the Rolls-Royce of holsters - Del Fatti. I can, and will, unhesitatingly recommend Chuck's work to anyone considering a quality holster - my expectations for this project have been not only met, but far exceeded.

    If you want a Zookeeper holster, I suggest you order it now . . . before he gets a two-year backlog like Del Fatti!

    Teeter
     
  2. BG_Atl

    BG_Atl Active Member

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    Nice holster ya got there Teeter... Yup... definitely another BEEEEEE0ooooootiful Zookeeper
    made piece of art....

    and I have already put in my order... I can't wait to see this one... should be sweet :)
     

  3. martin_j001

    martin_j001 Active Member

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    Very nice work by zookeeper once again!
     
  4. Gunfixer69

    Gunfixer69 New Member

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    That is a fancy outfit. Nothing says classy like a P7 wearing custom leather. I would be proud to wear that combo.
     
  5. krmbigmac

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  6. zookeper

    zookeper Active Member

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    great pictures! thanks :D
     
  7. BG_Atl

    BG_Atl Active Member

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    The way this is going....

    The next GCO convention is gonna look like a Zookeeper-fest....
    not that it's a bad thing.... but then I won't have an exclusive :shock:

    Ah well... Gooooooooooooooooo Chuck !!
     
  8. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I need to get with Zookeper about a second holster for me. I love the one he made for my CZ.

    I want to get a close fitting OWB to carry my J-Frame at about 4:00. Kinda like a detective on a '70s cop show.
     
  9. Puffyfish

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    Pardon me as I sit here with this look on my face and drool a little. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

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    wow man awesome work!
     
  11. 1clearshot

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    I knew it!!! Looking at my first holster that came from zookeper, I was thinking "man....this looks like $300 holster." I got to see a "real" Milt Spark's Axiom recently and compare it to my Axiom-clone from zookeper. I do believe mine is better built with sweat-guard. (way I wanted it. Real Axiom holsters do not have sweat-guard) All for reasonable price with two week turn-around time.
     
  12. Teeter

    Teeter Active Member

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    I wore it all day yesterday at the Chastain Park Arts Festival, and I'll have it on all day today (come see us at booth #89!). Tight solid fit, comfortable, easy off-and-on for those trips to the porta-pottys at the show (don't want to accidentally drop the H-K into you-know-where . . .).

    BTW, it's quite refreshing to be able to now legally carry at a venue like this - no Atlanta Park ordinance banning possession of firearms; no Public Gathering clause.
    Ed/John/Kelly/Mike/Dean/James/Matt and all the other GeorgiaCarry.org visionaries - my sincere Thank You!!