Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gordon Davis

We were saddened to learn of the passing of G. William Davis over the weekend. Our thoughts are with his son Jason and his family. In the early years of modern competitive pistol craft Gordon was the driving force in the art of custom leather making. From gun leather to hand made saddles, his shop always smelled of something special and inviting. He was a dedicated supporter of my shooting efforts from day one of my shooting career. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him and he always seemed to figure out a way of securing one of my non-holster friendly creations. Even when technology turned in favor of synthetic wiz-rigs, Gordon continued to support me. I still have many of the countless holsters, pouches and belts he made me over the years, and of course they will be cherished. I often use them as props in our photo gallery and will no doubt continue to do so. The image of Gordon (left) spending time with us in 1981 brings back memories that can't be erased. Godspeed G. William.

Monday, July 02, 2012

No images for a while

Our image gallery is going to be down for a while. We'll be uploading to a new site in the near future. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kaelin Strikes Again!

Congratulations to Kaelin Liebenberg for Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School and  attaining a hard earned candidacy for the International Baccalaureate diploma. She is now preparing to go off to college to study Pre-Medicine.  Besides her years of academic commitment and achievement, she also accomplished her goal to compete in Martial Arts at a world level and managed to choke up our living room with countless trophies.
To sustain a young person with Kaelin's appetite for success takes love, time and wherewithal that was made possible in large part by the support of our customers and close friends. We thank you all for providing us the 'tools' required to pave the way to Kaelin's past and future accomplishments, we are very proud of her.

PD On-Time Cartridge Caddy

Having absolutely nothing to do with handguns (for a change), the new PD On-Time Cartridge Caddy for HP rifle shooters is a little gadget we developed with assistance from top F-Class shooter and US  F-Open Development Team member, Kenny Adams (left). The unit integrates a countdown timer with 25 rounds of rifle ammunition, making it easy and convenient for a competitor to access the ammo for each string of fire and keep an eye on time without making any gross shifts from the shooting position between chamberings.
The product is machined from aluminum and acrylic and is available in all HP rifle calibers from .223 to 7mm WSM.  Some cartridge blocks such as .308 will also work for .284 and .243 etc.
Kenny recently won the Tennessee F-Class Long Range Regional and Paul the Master Class in F-TR using the unit. The response from other shooters and was positive enough to encourage us to manufacture and market it to the shooting public. They are currently in production and can be ordered by calling our main number, or by dropping us an email. Introductory price is $95 and includes a lifetime warranty on the machined parts and a one year warranty on the timer.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PD Anniversary Gun Finished in IonBond

As expected the Pistol Dynamics Anniversary 1911 pilot gun finished in IonBond is spectacular. The result mirrors a very high end charcoal blue but with a resistance to surface wear second to none. Thanks to all the folks at that company for their diligence and care in handling this very important piece. We have a lot of experience with the process now and our 'Team' guns finished in Ionbond are closing in on 40,000 rounds (each) of hard holstered use. The wear resistance of the finish is impressive to say the least. While our guys seldom clean their guns (3000-5000 round intervals) they all look like new when they are clean and we're convinced that IonBond is as close to a one time finish as there is. Paul spent many hours hand polishing the Centenary pistol to a presentation finish and Ionbond reflected all that work beautifully. Unfortunately the image doesn't do justice, it has to be seen to be believed. Click on it to enlarge.