Blade Tech Turn Time?

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by Guest, May 17, 2006.

  1. Guest

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    I just ordered two M40A1 holsters direct from the bladetech website. Does anyone have any feeback about the actual turn around time? They give a pretty wide range.
     
  2. Shooter

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    Having any more children??? They'll be in high school by the time you get it.............. :lol:

    OK, count on at least 4-6 weeks.......unless they have a sudden big order of M1A's.....................
     

  3. Syntax360

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    Right now they are claiming 6 weeks, but a few people over at SigForum told me that they are on their 6th week and just received an e-mail saying it will another 1-2 weeks. It seems 6-9 weeks is the window right now :roll:. I ordered mine about two weeks ago, so I'll repost when I get mine. That will probably give you a better idea.
     
  4. madecov

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    9 weeks for Kydex is ubsurd.
    I understand that Bladetech makes holsters for a wide range of handguns, I also understand they have some military orders. but for a thermoplastic holster to take 9 weeks is just wrong.
     
  5. Syntax360

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    If Comp-Tac made the C-TAC for the M9A1, I almost certainly would have gone to them for a rig. I wanted a quality IWB kydex and I'm not too impressed with FIST products. Who else makes one for the M series? Crossbreed? Any others? Blade-Tech appeared to be the only folks around with a GREAT, widely acclaimed product for our pistols. Unfortunately, there really aren't that many options. This pistol really needs to become more popular.

    But you are definitely right - it's completely outrageous.
     
  6. Shooter

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    9 weeks IS crazy for plastic..........and a Sig over 6 weeks :!: is really bad..
    .....popular (overated !) pistol should be 3 weeks max........
     
  7. bigtaco

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    i still don't understand why holster makers don't inventory product. it seems like they would sell more if they could just ship them out right away.

    i mean, there's no reason that a holster maker shouldn't have a bajillion 1911 holsters sitting around next to their bajillion glock holsters. the guns don't change. i know a diehard g19 guy who has three g19's and atleast ten holsters. i'd have three more holsters but can't stand the idea of waiting for a month to get one.

    i can make an exception for steyr's because i wouldn't want to sit on 300 holsters and only sell 50 in a lifetime, but if the popular models were done in large runs, it would open shop time for custom orders making them faster as well.

    it's so aggravating to me that i'm tempted to order five holsters from everyone who has ever made one for a steyr and just put them on the board for sale. then there'd be no waiting. but alas, that would be rather expensive.

    what say you madecov? thoughts?
     
  8. Syntax360

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    If someone did that, they would definitely make money. I went looking (hoping) in the forum for a seller. I would have paid a little more to not have to wait for the product. There is definitely demand - if only someone wanted to pony up the money.

    Perhaps Steyr Club could do it with donated money? It would do the board members a favor, and they could of course mark up slightly to turn a profit as well. Club money begets more money. Am I missing something here?
     
  9. madecov

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    I've posted a few times on group buys for M series holsters and now one for the A1 holster.
    No takers in either try.

    Last auction was for a Galco Fletch and there were 4 bidders. I have the holster on order for the winner.

    The board got the money and I'm donating the holster.

    based on the response to the group buys I can't justify making an investment.

    I ordered a holster from Blue Line Leather. Received in 3 weeks.

    Now I need a duty holster from Safariland, but that's pretty up in the air.
     
  10. mikey

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    Most of us, I think, tend to be pretty darn picky about our holsters. Some folks insist on a forward cant, some don’t. Some want black, some brown. A few lefties out there might want a left-handed model.

    I didn’t bother to enter last month’s raffle for a Galco “Fletch” because I don’t care much for thumbstaps on a concealable holster. And, I’m balking on this month’s raffle because I don’t have an A1 (at least, not yet :) ).

    So, I’d hesitate to order (say) a dozen K&D holsters and put them up for resale. It’s all too likely some might get snatched up right away, but that the rest could gather dust for months before I practically gave them away at my cost.

    But the Blade-Tech holster, that’s pretty generic. I haven’t actually seen one myself, but I hear they’re well made. I wouldn’t might trying one out. But - probably like lots of folks on this board - I never gotten around to ordering one because a 9 week wait for (as others have noted) a PLASTIC holster is ludicrous!
     
  11. FlaChef

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    got mine last year, original quote was 4 weeks, then 6.
    It was almost 8 when i got it.
     
  12. Wulf

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    Roger that, Mikey

    That, in a nutshell creates the dilemma, and I doubt there is a single alltime favorite that will move around the clock, comfort, cant, and concealability intact. That's my dream, though, a magical lightweight, comfortable, concealable, fully adjustable, left or right hand IWB or OWB holster, free to my door in 5 minutes. The color really isn't important, but nearly invisible would be very nice. Hey, can I patend that concept 8-O My Grandpaw told me, "Son, its OK to dream...just don't drool on the pillow....". Oh well.... Hava great weekend.

    Wulf
     
  13. kcevans

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    I didn't want to wait the 6 to 8 weeks that blade tech told me it would take to get the holster. I got out an old comp tac for a HK USPc and a heat gun and refitted it to fit my M9A1, the holster looks as if it was made for it. My point is if you have any other Kydex holsters laying around (Comp tac, Blade Tech), thats not being used and you feel confident with a heat gun, try bending your own.