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What? No Black Cherry?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on May 5th, 2007

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

He said his supplier told him that the cherrydye Tucker used to mixblack 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 callingto 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.


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

3 Responses to “What? No Black Cherry?”

  1. Don DeBusk Says:

    Guess I can put down the tar bucket, then. 😉

  2. Christopher Edgington Says:

    Thank goodness! No more black cherry would mean that I’d have to buy additional gunbelts in an alternate color. Hmmm, perhaps that’s not such a bad idea. Wonder what the wife would say on the subject….?

    As I sit here scheming a question popped for Rob popped into my head. What would you say the most common Tucker holster is. I use “common” for lack of a better word since a Tucker holster is anything but common. But which configuration (holster model, color, and stamping) is requested the most?

  3. Rob Longenecker Says:

    The most popular belt holster is an HF1 in black cherry and crosscut. I’m afraid that Tucker’s going to dye ME black cherry pretty soon. 🙂

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