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Archive for May, 2007

Get to know this recognized marketing master.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 29th May 2007

Walter Terry is a copy writer, sales writer, web-savvy blogger and marketing master. Get to know him if you sell anything, anywhere.

You probably can’t hire him (an in-demand guy), but you can check out his prolific blog and enjoy his unique perspective on communicating value to customers. He also has a point of view on what goes on in the world. His latest post is about the one-sided global warming debate (a subject I find interesting).

While you’re visiting Walter, check out his links and archives for hours of provocative and most-interesting content from a guy who backs up his opinions with thoughtful, articulate arguments.

Fasten your seatbelt and click here.

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Stomped, buried, abused and tortured.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 23rd May 2007

Some call Glocks “Tupperwear” and make fun of their “fugly” looks. Glocks do, however, go bang when you pull the trigger and are known for out of the box reliability. What about down the road after a few thousand rounds? What if you don’t clean your gun? How ’bout a little sand and dirt? What if you run over it with your truck? Toss it from an airplane?

I invite you to click on this story from PreparedGear.com

The Prepared Gear Review: Glock 21 .45acp (Performed by Bigbore of Adco Firearms)

“For almost 10 years I’ve been abusing and neglecting my Glock 21. Its been a running joke among some friends and I. Nothing was planned or documented. As I tell people what it has been through, most simply don’t believe me. I guess I wouldn’t either. If someone told you their Glock has at least 150K rounds through it and has gone almost 15K rounds with no cleaning or maintenance would you believe them?”

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June 1st Price Adjustment.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 20th May 2007

We’ve held the line on price for quite awhile while our leather cost has been rising. It’s time for a small increase. All holsters and belts will go up by $5 each effective June 1st. That won’t match the actual cost of the price increases to us, but it will offset it some.

I thought you’d like to know in advance.

Thanks for your support. I appreciate it. So does Tucker.

Rob

 

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There really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 10th May 2007

If you’re eagerly waiting for your order to be delivered I want you to know how much I appreciate your patience. I know that lead times have been extended several times and that can be disappointing. Know that Tucker really is turning out a lot of work – in fact, I’m leaving in a few minutes to go pick up another large batch of orders to ship tomorrow. Yours is coming soon.

I thought you’d like a reminder of why you picked Tucker Gunleather in the first place and I think Aaron from San Antonio said it very well in an email to me yesterday:

“Mr. Longenecker,

I wanted to let you know that my order got here promptly after your e-mail, and I have been wearing the full rig for a week now.  All I can say is that the workmanship is absolutely head and shoulders above anything else I have owned (which includes several other well known holsters). 

As you probably recall, my order included an HF1 for a Glock 20, a Tucker gunbelt, and double angled magazine pouch, all with crosscut. 

The belt is not only great looking, but supports the weight almost effortlessly.  I am really impressed with how narrow a profile the HF1 has when worn.  When picking it up by itself, I was a little worried that it would create a bulky profile…but when worn, it seems to tuck my Glock in at just the right angle and has a slimmer profile than my OWB 1911 (which I realize should violate mathmatical laws). 

My wife was absolutely amazed at how great everything looks, and she said that she wished we had open carry just to show it off. 

I’m pretty sure that you have heard all of these remarks before, but I wanted to let you know how pleased I am.  I know how busy it has been for your business, and that wait times have lengthened, but please feel free to let other customers know that although the wait was tough, having a carry rig that I am this happy with I would have ordered it from you if you told me it was twice the wait! 

I have been happy to hand out the business cards you sent, and recommend your product every chance I get.  Thanks to you and everyone at Tucker Gunleather for running a business with a great product in an honest manner.”

Aaron in San Antonio.

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But don’t charge me twice.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 8th May 2007

I recently followed up with a repeat customer from Virginia on his order for a Tucker Answer IWB, two IWB mag pouches and two Bullhide belts he had bought about a year ago. I thought his email was interesting and so will you. He uses his gear harder than many and it’s holding up just great.

“Yeah, the Answer holster and the two IWB mag pouches I bought have survived very nicely considering they get more use than was probably ever intended. 
Between IDPA matches and practice, the Answer holster probably sees 500 draws and holsterings a month, and it’s still good as new. 

I also bought two very sturdy 1-3/4? Bullhide belts with the velcro sewn in that are worn daily as well as for IDPA matches and USPSA, GSSF, three-gun and ICORE matches with “other makers” holsters, mag pouches, and shotshell strippers clamped and strapped to them.  They also look nearly brand new, even with all the heavy gear I hang on them and all the rough kydex loops I slide onto them. 

They’re worth far more than a dozen flimsy leather belts and they’re easily as sturdy as the best web belts, with the added advantage of being able to wear them with anything from gardening grubbies to business casual. (Easily worth double the wait and twice the price.  But don’t charge me twice, please.”

D.K. from Virginia.

 

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What? No Black Cherry?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 5th May 2007

Three or four weeks ago Tucker told me that he had enough Black Cherry dye to last only about 3 more months and that looked like the end of it.  I couldn’t believe it.

He said his supplier told him that the cherry dye Tucker used to mix black cherry would no longer be available anywhere.  Since we sell more black cherry than any other color I got a hard knot in the pit of my stomach. How would our customers respond to “no more black cherry?”

Tucker is pretty unperturbable and didn’t seem all that concerned. He said we’d find something close and just do the best we could. That’s easy for him to say – he doesn’t deal directly with customers. I saw visions of being tarred and feathered and run out of town with local news coverage following me to the city limits.

I asked Tucker to start calling to look for an alternative, hoping we could get something close to what we had now.  The wholesaler had made is sound impossible.

It turns out that the manufacturer had it and will have it for the foreseeable future. The wholesaler just didn’t want to bother carrying it any more. What a relief! Black Cherry will continue to be a Tucker trademark for years to come.

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So long for now. Gotta’ take my blood pressure meds.

Posted in Good To Know, News You Can Use | 3 Comments »

Couch potato stealth.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 4th May 2007

A clever use of stealthy camo when confronted with “the honey-do list.”

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On the other hand, if you have Tucker Gunleather on your hip, you’ll wish you could show it off to everyone.

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Equal Time for the Texas Heritage

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 3rd May 2007

Tucker’s Answer IWB Holster gets a great deal of positive press, but this time it’s the Texas Heritage IWB’s turn.

We ship almost as many Texas Heritage holsters as Answer holsters, despite the lopsided publicity in the Answer’s favor. I’m glad the word is out on just how comfortable and concealable the Texas Heritage has proven to be.

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Here’s a link to a detailed review with pictures on the HKPRO Forum.

 

Note: What’s the one thing I didn’t need Tucker to tell me?

I didn’t want to hear it, but I’ll tell you about it in my next blog post. 

 

Posted in Comfort & Style, Our Raving Fans | 2 Comments »