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Topic: High Caliber Holster
Message: Posted by: tpdmagic (May 2, 2006 06:23AM)
Well I wanted to post a review of this and thought this was the right place to do so.
First let me state that I have been using this for a while now four days a week. So this is from a real experience.
The quality of this item is top notch. Every little stitch is detailed and every little place for your props are well placed. When I first recieved it it took about a half hour to adjust to my size and get it so it was comfortable. Then of course I had to put all my stuff in it. The card holders were tight so I had to stretch them by leaving a deck of cards in there over night a few nights before I started using it. Now for the ease of use or the hard of use, It will take some time to get use to wearing this as you have to learn were everything is and also make it look smooth when reaching for a item. However that is not that hard, as it is normal for strollers to remember where stuff is in there pockets. This is like a index but for your tricks...LOL The hardest thing for me was getting use to the TT load as I was use to my normal situation prior to that, in fact I might continue with my normal way as it seems to be more balanced for me. The best part of this item is that IT TAKES AWAY THE BULDGE IN THE JACKET, YOU CAN WERE IT WITH A SHIRT IF yOU don't WANT TO WERE A JACKET. It really does make a difference and at this price you would expect it to. I personally cant believe I have a holder for all my close up that is so well hidden. Just to give you a idea of the things that are in mine, 3 fly, cig thru quater, two decks of cards, Nfw, Dingles twist, two jumbo coins, 4 silver dollars, TT, Sharpi, and 30 business cards...Now try putting all that in pockets and look normal.. When I first saw the price I thought it was insane but now to be totally honest I feel that it is well worth the asking price as I wont leave home with out it. This was designed by a working magician for magicians. When I were mine I feel great and more confident in my work. It really is that nice. I almost feel like james bond...LOL with all my gagets hidden so well it is cool. Anyway here is a link to the site for this great tool.
http://www.highcalibermagic.com/holster.html
p.s. one last thing in another thread someone asked how easy was it to get things in and out of the holster. Well the hardest thing is the deck of cards but once the leather is broken in it will work great. Everything else is easy and so are the cards after the break in period.
Message: Posted by: Mesquita (May 2, 2006 07:31AM)
Thanks tpdmagic for the review!
Message: Posted by: Townsend1 (May 17, 2006 06:04PM)
Has anyone else had experience with this product?
Message: Posted by: kenodad (May 29, 2006 10:41PM)
I just received mine two days ago. I agree completely with TPDmagic; the product is very well made and designed. I think the Holster is the perfect item for all walk around performers; restaurants, festivals, etc. It has always been difficult for me to carry much more than the basics doing walkaround because space is very limited; once you pack a deck of cards, a (card to) wallet, 3-4 coins (not to mention where to put gimmicked coins-which I generally eliminated, except for a shell), some dice, ring and rope, thumbtip (with $100 bill or a silk), a packet trick or two...and you are done. And that is WITH a jacket; WITHOUT a jacket, unless you have one of those vests (which never worked for me-stuff falls out) or a fanny pack (which looks ridiculous, no matter how you try to justify it) you are very, very limited. And, of course, if you are carrying all that stuff, you need to find it in your pockets-ie avoid the dice to get to the coins. Let's face it, with a jacket you have six pockets-two pants, two side jacket and two inside jacket. The Holster gives you FIVE pockets for small items: coins and/or purses,coin box, dice, silks, ring/string, knives; AND a TT holder; AND a Sharpie holder; AND a couple slots for packet tricks. I loaded ALL my normal walkaround stuff in the Holster (except for sponge-balls and wallet), then ADDED several items. AND I HAVEN'T EVEN PUT ANYTHING IN MY JACKET OR PANTS POCKETS YET (well, exept for the sponge balls and wallet)! AND I don't look like the elephant man. AS an added bonus, the pocket flaps are magnetic so you can "stick" you (color-changin) knives to the outside of the pocket for very easy access (perfect for a two knife routine like Daryl's). As you can tell, I am completely enamored by the item. I think for a working pro, the price is nothing-one or two gigs should pay for it (if not, you are not charging enough; maybe you would make more if you did more magic, which you would definitely do with the Holster :) ).
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Dec 3, 2006 06:43PM)
Anyone else have any imput? It seems like a freat product, but it also seems a little pricey...
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 3, 2006 07:24PM)
Tpdmagic
I have had mine for at least two months and I really do like it. It really makes you feel like a secret agent. LOL

As far as the card slot being to tight is because you are using poker size cards! I always use bridge size and guess what? They fit like a charmed! The deck of cards are really easy to slide in or out.

I am really please with the High Caliber Holster. I have been using a vest and this is so much more professional looking and it just fun to wear!

Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Dec 3, 2006 07:30PM)
[quote]
On 2006-12-03 19:43, BobCaldwell wrote:
Anyone else have any imput? It seems like a freat product, but it also seems a little pricey...
[/quote]
Wow, I meant to say great product, not freat!
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 3, 2006 07:36PM)
Hey, I like the word freat!
It makes you really say to yourself, "Whaaaaatttt? LOL
We all done this before, hitting the wrong key or just typing toooooo fast. LOL


Ray
Message: Posted by: HCM (Dec 4, 2006 04:06AM)
Hello,

My name is Joel Broock. I am the creator of the High Caliber Holster. Thank you tpdmagic, kenodad, and Magical Dimensions for the honest reviews you have posted here. I am glad you are happy with your holsters, and appreciate that you are spreading the word! I just wanted to introduce myself here and be available to welcome any questions others may have about the High Caliber Holster.

There is no reason that a poker sized deck won't fit in the holster. It is designed to hold a bicycle deck. It's perfect for you Ray, if you use bridge sized cards and they fit well! It just needs a little breaking in to hold the bycicle deck. However, I am glad you mentioned that. From now on I will soften the leather before shipping, so it arrives in a condition ready to work with a bycicle deck.

Ray, if yours needs adjusting let me know please! It is quite easy to soften and stretch the playing card pocket.


Joel Broock
High Caliber Magic
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Dec 5, 2006 12:37AM)
Sounds like an interesting product. thanks for posting

Andy
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Dec 22, 2006 02:08PM)
So, after reading the reviews I took the plunge, spent the money and bought myself a holster. I received it earlier this week, spent the first couple of minutes adjusting it and immediately started loading it up for work. I put in my two decks (bicycle fit perfectly), scotch and soda (in coin purse), four regular half dollars w/shell (also in a coin purse), TT, sharpie, string for ring on string, business card wallet with my business cards and bills for ‘Fraud’, cigarette rolling papers and lighter, and another business card case that I put my drivers license, credit card, and cash in. Everything was very easy to get to (once I remembered where I put it!) and there is still room for more stuff! I [b]HIGHLY RECCOMMEND[/b] this for anyone who does strolling magic! It allows me to use my empty jacket pockets as staging areas (ie, Fraud) without fumbling around pushing stuff out of the way. And Joel was very easy to do business with! Keep up the good work. This thing is worth every cent. Two thumbs [b]WAY UP[/b]!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I can't wait to take mine to my Ring meeting and show it off.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 22, 2006 09:25PM)
BobCaldwell
Glad to heard that you got the High Caliber Holster! Way to go!

I think that this thing is a great item.

Come on tell us the truth, do you feel like James Bond? LOL

Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Feb 2, 2007 04:56PM)
Ray,
Yes, I do feel like James Bond! :coolest:
I recently got a walk around gig at a casino and it is great not having to work out of a case or just my pockets.
BCaldwell
Message: Posted by: magicnorm (Feb 5, 2007 10:55PM)
This has to be one of the most kick --s utility items I'v seen in a while. Have already used holders from High Caliber Magic and can say they have top quality all the way. Will definatley try the holster.
Message: Posted by: DerZauberer (May 8, 2007 12:35AM)
I just received my High Caliber Holster today and I am very impressed with the quality of this product. Having worked in Law Enforcement for 10 years, in my past, I felt this utility totally made sense. When I first put it on, I felt right at home with it. (There was no awkward feeling that someone not used to wearing a shoulder holster might experience).

I don’t anticipate using this for any professional gigs anytime soon, but I will wear it when I am practicing my routines to get used to which pockets I keep my props and cards. I so look forward to not having to deal with a heavy loaded jacket when I am carrying my props.

This was a fine investment.
Message: Posted by: Dominic Reyes (Aug 8, 2007 07:16AM)
Wow.. Receieved mine today. Even better than I had hoped for! The High Caliber Holster is both practical and intelligently designed. The care and attention to detail that has gone into its creation, jumps out at you the moment you open the box. Highly recommended!

Dominic Reyes
Message: Posted by: darkdean (Aug 9, 2007 07:43AM)
Cold you wear the holster and a toppit? as my worry is that the holster would get in the way.

Dean
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (Aug 9, 2007 08:56AM)
It will certainly not conflict with your toppit. The holster is very form fitting so it actually doesn't dangle around so it will not obstruct your ditches.
Message: Posted by: sickmagic (Aug 15, 2007 06:48PM)
Hey if anyone is interested someone is selling one on ebay for 150 bucks! That is a heck of a deal and If I didn't own two already I would buy it!
Message: Posted by: darkdean (Aug 18, 2007 07:01AM)
Thank you for the info on the toppit.

Dean
Message: Posted by: koandy26 (Aug 28, 2007 12:45PM)
Got it last week and showed with me today..
A must buy item for every occupational professional magican..!
Message: Posted by: mikekirschner (Oct 8, 2007 11:36AM)
I am very interested in getting the HCM. Am I able to add a
any more pockets to it?
Message: Posted by: HCM (Oct 8, 2007 10:29PM)
[quote]
On 2007-10-08 12:36, mikekirschner wrote:
I am very interested in getting the HCM. Am I able to add a
any more pockets to it?
[/quote]

Mike,

Absolutely! It's not a problem to add, change, or remove pockets on either the Original holster or the Ricochet. I make every holster to order. So whatever special needs you may have, they can be addressed before it's made. Feel free to drop me an email, or call me to discuss any questions you may have about customizing a holster.

Joel Broock
High Caliber Magic
info@hcmagic.com
(818)312-2736
Message: Posted by: MikeHall (Oct 24, 2007 08:11AM)
Received my holster from Joel last week and I am very impressed. The workmanshop is excellent, most importantly though it is functional used it last night for a three hour strolling job and loved it. Joel's service was also top notch!
Thanks for such a great product.

Michael Hall
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Oct 24, 2007 07:56PM)
Anyone have the slimmed down Ricochet version? I just ordered it. Wondering if anyone had any thoughts on it?

Eric
Message: Posted by: koandy26 (Oct 25, 2007 12:10PM)
Not only the holster, "Uno" is another recommanded item
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Oct 28, 2007 04:00PM)
[quote]
On 2007-10-24 20:56, emyers99 wrote:
Anyone have the slimmed down Ricochet version? I just ordered it. Wondering if anyone had any thoughts on it?

Eric
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I bought the Ricochet. It stores all I need for walking around. Two card decks. Business card holder. Wide open pocket where I keep my "Fast and Loose" chain. Sharpie loop on one side, TT pocket on the other. Two small accessory pockets and slots for four coins top it all off. To cut costs, they've eliminated the covers on the pockets (really only used for storage, they get in the way during use), and reduced the overall thickness by only using one side of each holster rather than both sides. It still has all the quality of the original, at a more palatable price.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Nov 9, 2007 11:03AM)
I have been playing with my Ricochet for a few days and I am very impressed to say the least. I wear suits for all my performances and have always hated the pocket bulge. When I saw this advertised, I was skeptical but I'm glad I took the plunge. I was impressed with the quality of the holster and the packaging. The leater was softer and better quality than I expected. The deck holders were a perfect fit right out of the box. No difficulty removing the decks.

I plan to put this into action next weekend and I'm looking forward to it. Truly invisible and comfortable to wear. I just wish I had given some more thought to my current act before ordering as I can think of a few modifications that would have been a great addition to the holster for my purposes.
Message: Posted by: bobbyk (Nov 21, 2007 11:12AM)
Just talked with Joel at High Caliber yesterday and placed an order for the "Derringer".

Joel was extremely helpful when it came to designing the Holster to fit my needs. I am looking forward to it's arrival within a couple of weeks or so.

I wasn't aware of High Caliber until just the other day... I think this is exactly what I have been looking for.

Best,
Bobby
Message: Posted by: bobbyk (Dec 23, 2007 10:26AM)
Okay, I received my High Caliber Holster the "Derringer" model. "WOW" sums it up nicely but I thought a few more comments were called for.

I had to write to say it's unbelievable! I never thought it would fit as well and actually hide under a simple overshirt as well as it does. Oh sure, one hopes for the magical best but is usually in some way, even if only in a small way, disappointed when ones hopes are so high... I can say that this meets and exceeds all of my expectations!!!

How many times after opening something, before even reading the booklet that came with it, have you felt the urge to write the company carrying on about their product? (in a positive way :))

The derringer is the small model as the name would imply but I can carry 3 decks of cards, a jigger for a chop routine, along with a lime and small airplane bottle of booze for loads and a Kennedy Mystery box. The Jigger, load items, Kennedy box all could be substituted with something else should you want. The pouch I use for my 3rd deck could also be used to carry something else if you wanted.

I should note that I needed to purchase & use some add-on's to make all this happen but I have never been able to carry all of this stuff before in such an organized manner and in a way that none of it shows and keep in mind, I am just wearing an overshirt over a T-shirt. Sure I could jam all of the mentioned items into a sports jacket but it wouldn't look or fit correctly and of course then there's the wear and tear on your sportcoat to consider....UGH.

If you need something like this, I highly recommend a Holster from High Caliber Magic.

I am really happy to have found this product!

Best to all,

Bobby
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 30, 2008 09:36AM)
I received my High Caliber Holster the "Original" model and what can I say? Same as Bobby - WOW!
Doing strolling magic it's very difficult to have all the props in pockets and I need my pockets free for ditching stuff because I do some impromptu magic using things from people. I need my jacket and pants pockets free that's for sure :)
"This is the most useful utility tool after the thumbtip" I totally agree.
If you plan to buy it, you will not be dissapointed because this is top notch material. It's hand made work of art.

Joel, congratulations and thanks for releasing this.

Cheers
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Jan 30, 2008 04:05PM)
Does anyone find the Original model to be a little on the bulky side, say, for a shorter, slimmer person?
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Feb 3, 2008 09:15PM)
Christopher,

I bought the Ricochet for two reasons. Cost was one of them. I also looked at the pictures of the original model, and thought that if I really needed to carry enough stuff to fill up both sides of both holsters (the Ricochet only uses one side), then I am carrying too much (at least for me). The Ricochet was the best choice for my needs.

Bob Phillips
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Feb 10, 2008 08:11PM)
Thank you for that, Bob!
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Feb 11, 2008 08:25AM)
You're welcome Christopher. The only change that I made on the Ricochet was to change the Sharpie loop for another thumbtip pouch. I can carry a Sharpie in my shirt pocket. It would be difficult to do so with a thumbtip.

Bob Phillips
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Feb 11, 2008 08:27AM)
I should have said awkward to carry a thumb tip in my shirt pocket (carrying it would be easy...retrieving it would be awkward).

Bob Phillips
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Feb 13, 2008 01:20PM)
Right :)

While we are on the subject, I am currently corresponding with Joel from High Caliber about some of the needs I have and would like to try incorporating into a holster (should I discover that it is in fact the way to go). Anyone have any experience stealing coins into F.P. from the holster under the pretense of taking something else out of the holster? In my particular case, I'd be removing a purse frame.

I'm brainstorming ideas such as this for getting some custom changes to the holster to accomodate the material I already do.

Thanks everyone.
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Feb 15, 2008 11:33AM)
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If you need something like this, I highly recommend a Holster from High Caliber Magic.
[/quote]

Sounds like a unanimous winner. I am now browsing with confidence for the right model.

I see accessory mounts listed as a feature on the top two models. What does 'accessory mounts refer to?

Thanks, I am sure I am just missing the obvious.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Feb 16, 2008 02:18PM)
Accessory mounts were grommets at the bottom of the holster, but I think are now rings hanging at the bottom from either side and the center back for hanging whatever it is you may need to hang.
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Feb 17, 2008 09:52PM)
[/quote]
I bought the Ricochet. It stores all I need for walking around. Two card decks. Business card holder. Wide open pocket where I keep my "Fast and Loose" chain...

Would this wide open/4" piuch pocket carry a third deck of cards?

Thanks,
Dave
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Feb 18, 2008 08:59AM)
Sorry my message above reads like complete gibberish.

I am wondering if an owner can tell me if the four inch pocket is deep enough to carry a deck of cards? Would a deck of cards be so tall it impairs the coin pockets? (if you have a coin pocket on the same side as your four inch pocket)

Thanks,
Dave
Message: Posted by: silverking (Feb 23, 2008 08:59PM)
I picked up a HCH second hand, but never used.

In a nutshell, this thing is the last word in walk around prop management.
I've read lots here and elsewhere on various organizers, CD holders, and more. I'm sure they are fine, but until you've actually worn an HCH, and taken the time to put your show into the various compartments, and then walked around using it.......you just can't know how good this is.

The quality is on par with the finest purses and wallets, like ORIGINAL Jerry O'Connell products. And the leather itself is heavy and of the finest quality,

I've got it loaded with Porpers Poker Chip Surprise, Porper She Fly chips, packet tricks and 3CM in a Jerry O'Connell wallet, SFS Bronze shells for Three Shell Game, Max Mavens "Viva Las Vegas", Sol Stones Radical Dice Routine, two decks of cards, color changing knives, fast and loose chain, and a bag of peas.

Throw this on and I'm good for way over an hour without going near my prop case.
(I eventually have to hit the prop case for card effects needing a full deck stack). I also carry three individual original Jerry O'Connell card cases on the back of my belt (I had to have them modified with the installation of a belt loop), under my jacket, which I switch into the two HCH pockets as needed.........and I put the "dead" decks into the card cases the new deck came out of.

After looking, buying, and trying various "on the body" prop management systems over many years, my search is over......Nirvana.
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Mar 8, 2008 12:28AM)
Hello,

As many of you have already read, the High Caliber Holster is a unit that is very well made and designed. I have one, and I am VERY pleased with it. I HIGHLY recommend this product.
Message: Posted by: silverking (Mar 8, 2008 01:56PM)
HMMMMM, I've been trying a couple of different attachments on the HCH for use as anchor points for a gravity hold-out.

I've had far smoother operation than when the GHO is attached to a jacket. The jacket doesn't move at all, as the anchors are on the HCH.

Interesting idea :)
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Mar 8, 2008 07:10PM)
Hi John,

So, do you have any feedback regarding the bulging that some people talk about?

Chris
Message: Posted by: kenodad (Mar 13, 2008 06:32PM)
It is a bit bulgy for me. If I have a wallet in my coat pocket, it is awkward. I love mine, but if I had to do it over, I would get a smaller-Joel is great; give him a call and he is more than will to answer any questions.
John
Message: Posted by: kenodad (Mar 13, 2008 06:47PM)
Oops, didn't edit my post. What I meant to say is that if I had to do it over, I would get a smaller model-probably the ricochet. Joel is great and will work with you to get you what you want. It is best to have a list of exactly what you want to put in it (and what else you need to carry) and he can help you decide what you need. But if you carry a wallet in your jacket pocket (ie a card to wallet), it might be bulky on that side, especially if you have a slim build, like I do. PM me if you want more information.
John
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 17, 2008 09:14PM)
I like these things. They are rather expensive. Is there any guarantee if they are too bulky or just not what we expect? Any return policy?

John
Message: Posted by: DerZauberer (Mar 18, 2008 02:39PM)
I am a very tall and slender person, so the bulkiness is not an issue. In fact, it fills out my torso in a way that makes my suit-lines look better. (BTW – I own the Original Holster).

I wear it whenever I am in a suit or sport jacket. Many magicians that spot it always ask about it and I always give this accessory my highest regard.

As for price – I believe for a working professional, it pays for itself. It also separates the performers from the merely curious or “toy collectors”.
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Mar 18, 2008 08:52PM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-13 19:47, kenodad wrote:
Oops, didn't edit my post. What I meant to say is that if I had to do it over, I would get a smaller model-probably the ricochet.
[/quote]
I just received the Riccochet and am very pleased. I couldn't recommend it more. Pursue and buy this item with confidence.

Dave
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Mar 18, 2008 08:56PM)
[quote]
It also separates the performers from the merely curious or “toy collectors”.
[/quote]

Hey now - this is pretty nifty for the hobbyist too 8^) This is the item that will end your days of keeping a spreadsheet on what is in the Assassin's Pouch, what is in the Pro Carrier, what is in Camera Bag #2, etc. so that you can find items as needed.

I ain't disrespecting the Assassin's Pouch here, it is a top value item for anyone and still key to me - but my High Caliber Holster rocks.

Dave
Message: Posted by: HCM (Mar 19, 2008 08:09AM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-17 22:14, johncesta wrote:
I like these things. They are rather expensive. Is there any guarantee if they are too bulky or just not what we expect? Any return policy?

John
[/quote]

Hi John,

If you purchase a holster and you're not satisfied, I will certainly take it back. Just let me know right away if it's not working out and we will arrange a return. I will update the FAQ page on my website to reflect the policy. I just need to write it first! I want my customers to be happy, not stuck with an item they don't want. Most important thing is that the holster hasn't been used, and it's no problem to take back.

As for the concern about the holster being bulky. It truly depends on what you wear and what you put into the holster. If your jacket is very fitted to your body, it might show. When carrying a concealed firearm it's called printing. Printing is the outline of your weapon or holster through your clothing. A very light colored jacket is going to print more than a dark colored jacket. What you can be sure of is that by eliminating the items from your pockets, you will be more organized and have much smoother lines. If your holster prints a little, it's still much less obvious than the printing you probably had in your pockets before.

For those who have experience wearing a concealed firearm, it will take almost no getting used to. For the majority of folks, wearing a holster will be something new. After a little time you will not even notice you're wearing the holster. For me, a little bit of printing is a perfect tradeoff for the mess I was prior. I think you will be satisfied once you give it a try.

On a side note... The holster is priced the way it is because of the labor required to make it. While it may prevent non-pros from buying it, that's not the intention. It is handcrafted leather, and takes a lot of time and work to make.

Glad you got your holster, Dave! Enjoy it!

Joel Broock
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 23, 2008 10:31AM)
I don't have a problem with the price. And, the reviews have been terrific. It's an item I would LOVE to have as I do carry a few items. Some are my standard act and others are things I may decide to try out on any given night.

Thanks
Message: Posted by: jocdoc (Mar 29, 2008 04:54AM)
Visited Vegas this week and gave Joel a call requesting to take a look at his products first hand before I ordered.

What a nice guy! Joel met me at the Venetian and we had an opportunity to talk before I had to leave for Penn & Teller. We discussed how he came up with the holster concept - he devised it for his own walk around use - and all of the different ways that it could be modified.

All in all, I was very impressed with Joel. My birthday is coming up in few months so I'm going to start dropping the appropriate hints...
Message: Posted by: bobbyk (Mar 30, 2008 07:41PM)
Doing busniess with Joel has been a pure pleasure! He will work with you every step of the way. You simply tell him what it is you want to be able to carry and he will make it happen. Another great thing is, I know that should I feel the need to add on or re-design my holster Joel will jump in with both feet and work with me until I get it all figured out and at with I believe is a reasonable price.

I really hope Joel expands his business and offers yet even more products because of the type of person he is to deal with.... I really appreciate dealers like Joel and he certainly gets my highest recommendation.

Thanks Joel!

Best,
Bk
Message: Posted by: David Bilan (Apr 13, 2008 01:33AM)
I just recived the Ricochet as a birthday gift from my wife. It is a thing of beauty. HCM'S box and wrapping paper were first class. No more fanny packs or full pockets! Well worth the money. Also well worth hinting to my wife that I wanted it for my birthday.

David
Message: Posted by: DonHarlan (Apr 18, 2008 04:18PM)
I use one of Joel's holsters; it is some of the best leather work I have seen in a while. This would be one of the best investments in prop management I have ever made. I had him make me one to fit my needs; it allows me to pack light but effective. BTW his CS is outstanding. If you’re tired of your tricks being unorganized then the benefit far outweighs the cost IMO. I do allot of reel work and his new anchor points are perfect for this. Thank You Joel.
Message: Posted by: durgy (Apr 23, 2008 10:33PM)
I just work a restaurant once a week and that's about it. I don't like to perform with a jacket. I wear dress pants, with a dress shirt tucked in and a tie. I would love to try this product out but don't see it working with what I wear...

One thing I thought of was perhaps wearing a vest. Does anyone wear this with a vest? Does it work well for you? If I get good feedback, perhaps I should go get a vest and order this product.

Thanks for your help.

Durgy
Message: Posted by: DonHarlan (May 2, 2008 08:14PM)
I wear a vest and it fits great, if you have any other questions feel free to pm me.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (May 6, 2008 02:17AM)
I just got mine from Joel at World Magic! I purchased the Richochet along with 4 Uno's. I LOVE IT!!! I'm still getting use to the "feel" of it as I feel like I'm wearing a bra (not that I know what that feels like???) but the organization I feel of having everything at my fingertips and not having my pockets loaded down with stuff is a thing of beauty!!

YES!!! THEY ARE EXPENSIVE!!!! VERY EXPENSIVE!!!! But you get what you pay for! Worth every penny!
Message: Posted by: jocdoc (May 28, 2008 01:38AM)
Well, the birthday hints worked! I received a Ricochet and have been wearing it daily at my family medicine office (I generally wear a bowling or Hawaiin style shirt, open, with a t-shirt underneath). I made a few adjustments to the straps and it feels very comfortable - I don't notice it while I'm working. I perform spinal manipulation, as well (I'm a D.O.) and the holster does not get in the way nor does anything fall out from it.

Thanks for making such a fine item, Joel.

jeff in san diego
Specializing in Funology
Message: Posted by: Bendy (May 29, 2008 01:23AM)
I have been in contact with Joel at HCM regarding purchasing a HCM Ricochet holster and some customization I need. He asked great questions, listened to my suggestions and then made some suggestions once he knew what kind of performing I would be doing. It really felt like it was a team effort. Joel didn't rush me, he answered all my questions and provided professional, friendly and applicable suggestions regarding the customization I required.

Once we settled on the customization, Joel kept in contact with me via phone and e-mail and sent me a 'blueprint' of what the holster would look like for me to approve. I did, in fact, approve it and sent the payment. I am very excited about getting the holster, (I had an all-day gig performing street magic yesterday where that holster would've come in very handy).

I'll post a review once I receive it and use it; but I have to say that if the quality of the holster is a fraction of the quality of service and professionalism I've received so far, I expect to be very pleased.

Thanx Joel, for the journey so far. Looking forward to putting your craftmanship to work!

...More to come...
Message: Posted by: kenodad (Jun 8, 2008 01:06AM)
I have to chime in here again. I had Joel modify my original holster to one of the "second generation" holsters and all I have to say is "wow!" My first holster was great; I had Joel make some modifications for my walk-around set (one less card holder, and in its place, another pocket for coins and a couple more packet tricks (I do a lot of coin stuff and pretty much just use one deck of cards). Customer service was outstanding-Joel is a great guy. The work was superb, as usual. My initial holster was a bit bulky, but this new generation is fantastic. I strongly recommend talking to Joel about what you want, as Bendy did-have a list of what items you want to carry. He works with you to give you what you want; but you need to know what you want. If you have specific questions or want some tips about how to use the holster (or how I use it) before you buy, PM me (I may not make it back to this thread).
John
Message: Posted by: p:m (Jun 17, 2008 12:51AM)
So I got a super revised version of the holster somewhere downgraded from the ricochet to an upgrade of the derringer. Totally custom and totally worth it. WOW! I even got owned for 87$ at the door customs because ups + canada are not a good mix, but to be honest, it was even worth the customs fees!

I love this thing! I want to wear it around when Im not even doing any shows! Top notch, worth every penny, joel is great, the holster is great.

p:m
Message: Posted by: Gordon (Jun 19, 2008 11:09PM)
It's sort of hard to take this company seriously given the nearly-naked women they're using to advertise in Genii. (But not on their website, interestingly enough.) It's nice to read the comments from actual customers tho, as it makes them seem more legit than their ads make them appear.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Jun 22, 2008 05:30PM)
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On 2008-06-20 00:09, Gordon wrote:
It's sort of hard to take this company seriously given the nearly- they're using to advertise in Genii. (But not on their website, interestingly enough.) It's nice to read the comments from actual customers tho, as it makes them seem more legit than their ads make them appear.
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Are you saying, Don't Judge a book by its cover? LOL
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jun 23, 2008 02:11AM)
Is there a problem with their website? I've been trying all evening, but kept getting error messages.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 10:55PM)
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On 2008-06-23 03:11, Brian Lehr wrote:
Is there a problem with their website? I've been trying all evening, but kept getting error messages.

Brian
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I've been trying to get there all day, too. I know of two others who are also unable to connect. Apparently, the site is down; however, the reason as to why or how long it will remain so, I do not know.
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 10:56PM)
I recently received my custom-made High Caliber Magic holster, ("Ricochet" model). Though I have it stuffed full of magical accessories and have it adjusted to a comfortable fit, I have only practiced with it on and have not yet performed with it. However, I don't foresee any problems using it in performance. In fact, I anticipate that it will greatly improve the accessibility of many of my items during walk-around performances and will certainly assist in overall pocket management. So, though I'm a week and a half away from performing with the apparatus, I am impressed enough that I thought I'd post an initial review here.

To start, I think it sufficient to state: Wow!

Let's start at the beginning: The work Joel Broock put into the ordering process long before I actually paid for the holster was a journey into customer service and commitment that I don't see very often these days. Joel spoke with me about my professional needs, answered all my questions about the product, and provided practical, knowledgeable suggestions regarding the customization I required. He returned my phone calls, provided blueprints of what my specific holster was going to look like for my approval and did everything within his power to ensure that I was comfortable in my purchase and that I would receive a quality item that would work best for ME. Joel was friendly, professional and understood my needs as a magician. You cannot, in my opinion, put a price on that kind of customer service.

So, I approved the blueprints and provided payment. About three weeks later, I received notification that the holster had shipped. Only three days after the shipment notification, it arrived.

Wow. Did I say that already?!
The elegant and artistic means by which it was packaged was unexpected and a hint as to what kind of quality item was contained within. Within the package were the blueprints for the custom work, the invoice for my purchase and a booklet on care, adjustment and use of the holster. Additional adjustment screws were even provided! I was compelled to e-mail Joel to let him know that all of the care and attention to detail was noticed, enjoyed and appreciated before I even saw the holster! I don't think I have ever seen such class, elegance and care given to the packaging of any other item I've ever puchased - on any scale. Much attention was paid to the details in packaging, presentation and providing information.

Regarding the holster itself, let me state the obvious: It is a brilliant utility apparatus that is much-needed and long overdue for the working magician. Now that the obvious has been stated, I want to thank Joel publicly for providing such an item and for the thought, creativity and work that has gone into it. Beyond all that, (which makes it worth its price alone), it is a beautifully crafted work of art! Words do not do it justice and I don't know what else to say except that it is a quality product that Joel should be very, very proud of having brought to the magic community. ...Not only in its practicality of use, but also for its quality of materials and workmanship.

The customer care, the beautiful craftmanship and even the packaging of the item speak volumes about Joel's strength of character.

If you perform walk-around or street magic in any fashion, you will get a lot of milage out of one of HCM's holsters. They are a practical, durable, quality item that is beautifully hand-crafted from fine leather. Well worth their price in so many ways.
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 11:06PM)
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On 2008-02-18 09:59, dbolan wrote:
Sorry my message above reads like complete gibberish.

I am wondering if an owner can tell me if the four inch pocket is deep enough to carry a deck of cards? Would a deck of cards be so tall it impairs the coin pockets? (if you have a coin pocket on the same side as your four inch pocket)

Thanks,
Dave
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This may be too little info, too late; but the answer to your question is: yes.
I don't do much card work at all and had my holster custom-made without the card holing pockets. Howevr, I ocassionally use an Invisible Deck or a Brainwave Deck. I can keep a deck in one of the 4 inch pockets with no problem whatsoever. It's not snug; but it isn't falling out of there and isn't hard to retrieve.
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 11:13PM)
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On 2008-03-17 22:14, johncesta wrote:
I like these things. They are rather expensive. Is there any guarantee if they are too bulky or just not what we expect? Any return policy?

John
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Contact Joel at HCM. He will get information from you regarding the type of magic you do, the accessories and supplies you utilize, your personal style, your size, etc. He is very thorough and knowledgeable. Before you commit to purchasing a holster, he will send you an actual-size blueprint of your specific holster. He wants to make sure you get exactly the right holster for YOU. I don't know of his return policy; but you won't need it. He can shorten up the holster or whatever you need to get the right fit, feel and look you require.
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 11:19PM)
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On 2008-03-18 15:39, DerZauberer wrote:
As for price – I believe for a working professional, it pays for itself. It also separates the performers from the merely curious or “toy collectors”.
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I agree about it paying for itself. The practicality of use and the quality craftmanship of the holster far excees the price. I also concur that it separates the professional performers from the hobbyists.

The quality of this holster is top-notch. It's nothing short of a work of art.
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 23, 2008 11:35PM)
[quote]
On 2008-06-20 00:09, Gordon wrote:
It's sort of hard to take this company seriously given the nearly-naked women they're using to advertise in Genii. (But not on their website, interestingly enough.) It's nice to read the comments from actual customers tho, as it makes them seem more legit than their ads make them appear.
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As a Christian, I also object to the advertisement in the magazines. However, it was during a string of posts discussing the Street Magic Magazine "Page 69 Girl" that included discussion on the HCM ads that first got me in touch with Joel. I started looking at the practicality of the product despite the ad. Then I conversed with Joel from HCM via PM, then e-mail and then over the phone. He is a true professional, a nice guy and a skilled craftsman. The attention to detail regarding his customers' needs, his adherence to quality, his customer service, his professionalism and his product are a better reflection of the product than the ad. Don't judge this particular book by the back of the dust jacket. Judge it based on the merits of its content. ...And I can tell you first-hand that Joel Broocks, High Caliber Magic and the holsters are absolutely first class.
Message: Posted by: silverking (Jun 24, 2008 11:09AM)
The girl is a marketing gimmick, and Joel will likely have ANOTHER marketing gimmick next year, and then another the year after that.

Maybe the next ad gimmicks will feature Yellow Lab Retrievers, or perhaps Volkswagens......it doesn't matter in the end.

A tip......I loaded my HCH up with the stuff I put in it and took it down to my local mens suit shop and had a jacket tailored to me while I was wearing the HCH.
This gives me a jacket that fits PERFECTLY while wearing the HCH, and doesn't flash the HCH if the jacket is unbuttoned, which it always is.
Message: Posted by: HCM (Jun 24, 2008 03:39PM)
Bendy.

Thank you very much for posting the review of your new holster. I'm glad it met all of your expectations. Thank you for all the posts!

Just wanted to update everyone about the website. We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our server, and hope to have the problem resolved in the next 48 hours.

Since the whole server is down, our email is down too. So, if you need to get in touch with me about an order or with any questions, please PM me here or call me at (818)312-2736. I will check PMs frequently while the site is down.

Completely unrelated to the technical problems....we do have a few new products that will be going up on the site this week. So while the site is down, I am working behind the scenes to get the new products up on the site when we are back live. So please check back soon to see our new products!


Thanks again for the feedback Bendy. Break a leg at your upcoming gig, and let me know how it goes!

Silverking- Glad your holster is working well too! I'm thinking about the yellow labs....it just might work. LOL

Joel Broock
High Caliber Magic
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Jun 24, 2008 09:46PM)
[quote]
On 2008-06-24 12:09, silverking wrote:
A tip......I loaded my HCH up with the stuff I put in it and took it down to my local mens suit shop and had a jacket tailored to me while I was wearing the HCH.
This gives me a jacket that fits PERFECTLY while wearing the HCH, and doesn't flash the HCH if the jacket is unbuttoned, which it always is.
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That is a great idea!!!
Message: Posted by: jclark (Jun 24, 2008 11:04PM)
[quote]
On 2008-06-24 00:35, Bendy wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-06-20 00:09, Gordon wrote:
It's sort of hard to take this company seriously given the nearly-naked women they're using to advertise in Genii. (But not on their website, interestingly enough.) It's nice to read the comments from actual customers tho, as it makes them seem more legit than their ads make them appear.
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An absolutely fantastic post; I very much appriciated reading this Bendy.

Warm regards,

James

As a Christian, I also object to the advertisement in the magazines. However, it was during a string of posts discussing the Street Magic Magazine "Page 69 Girl" that included discussion on the HCM ads that first got me in touch with Joel. I started looking at the practicality of the product despite the ad. Then I conversed with Joel from HCM via PM, then e-mail and then over the phone. He is a true professional, a nice guy and a skilled craftsman. The attention to detail regarding his customers' needs, his adherence to quality, his customer service, his professionalism and his product are a better reflection of the product than the ad. Don't judge this particular book by the back of the dust jacket. Judge it based on the merits of its content. ...And I can tell you first-hand that Joel Broocks, High Caliber Magic and the holsters are absolutely first class.
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Message: Posted by: Bernoulli (Jul 7, 2008 08:08PM)
In reading through the numerous reviews on the holsters offered by highcalibermagic, I'm giving some serious consideration into purchasing one. My only problem currently is the pricing on the item. As a student, it's not exactly the most manageable price, but I'm definitely considering indulging myself into something nice ;-).
Message: Posted by: HCM (Jul 14, 2008 06:01PM)
Just a quick update.

The site has been back up and running for awhile, with one change. We have moved our website to http://www.hcmagic.com

If you go to http://www.highcalibermagic.com, you should be redirected to the new site. Just in case anyone is having any trouble getting to the site, make note of the change, please.

We have new products coming online very soon, I'll keep you posted as we make the changes on the site.


Thanks for the patience while we work on the site, I appreciate it!

Joel Broock
High Caliber Magic
Message: Posted by: Jason Purdy (Aug 2, 2008 06:32PM)
I just wanted to chime in and ad my 2 cents regarding my recent “High Caliber Holster” purchase. (Original)

I was on the fence, deciding if this was something I really needed. My typical coat has 2 pen holders, Ticket pockets, extra pockets in the front pockets as well as a double pocket in one of the inside pockets. So space isn’t usually an issue. Bulging is, perhaps just a bit. But having to wear a coat all the time is. (Not anymore!) I would usually carry a brief case type of case with more than enough props and material (Just in case)

Well after reading about many positive experiences about people’s dealings with Mr. Joel Broock and his holsters, I had emailed him with some simple questions. He got right back to me with everything I needed to know and more. I was still on the fence. “Do I really need this? I can get by without it.” “Am I already carrying too much stuff?” Etc.

Well I finally decided it was a wise investment for me, mainly to get excited about performing close-up again. And what a better way than to “secretly” carry/manage props and have fun imagining what I’ll fill up the holster with.

Well I finally ordered one from Joel. He was very prompt and courteous
Firstly, (is that even a word?) I was very impressed with his packaging and presentation.

The holster itself looks very nice! Quality through and through! I immediately tried it on and loaded… I’m not a very big guy, 5’8” ish 165lbs. I felt it was a bit too high, at the setting it was shipped at. The instructions state that it conceals better as high as comfortable. So I tried to get used to it as it was.
I then lowered one side just a bit to compare… Much better for me! I adjusted both sides. (It now angles slightly forward at the bottom) It feels, and fits much better. While the slight angle makes it easier to reach. Still conceals nicely.

The only issue I had was the sharpie holder! I was kind of tacky to the touch (perhaps the leather dye? Humidity?) When I first put the sharpie in, it was smooth and a perfect fit. However after a few minutes when I went to remove it, it was STUCK! Once I got it out, it didn’t want to go back in! There was an awful lot of friction and “tackiness”. I left it in over night thinking it would stretch the leather out. Still sticky and was a pain getting the sharpie in and out.

So all I did to fix the issue was put some talcum powder inside the loop using a cotton swab.
Success! That took care of it! The tackiness is gone and that thing (sharpie) is in and out of there,
like… well, like it was meant to hold a sharpie! :o) Smooth and zero drag! You may want to do that to your card holders as well?

I have had a lot fun playing around with some old effects and trying to figure out just where I want to put everything. I have worn it while on some long drives, just to practice removing and re-holstering…
(I’m one who can multitask pretty well…) Card fans and coin rolls are a regular for me while I’m driving.

At any rate, I am very pleased with this holster! The only thing I would have changed at this point would be to have a sharpie holder installed on both sides, (For ditching and retrieval flexibility Right or left.) However I do have a pocket on each side of my jacket and two special Pen holders built into the coat on the left any way!

While this may not be for everybody, I think you will know if it’s for you just by your own experience and performing style. For Instance, I showed it to Dave Cressey and he said “What If I only carry a deck of cards, a coin and a sponge ball? LOL. Well if that’s the case obviously you could probably do without!

However, if you’re on the fence, but want to have a great holder that frees up your pockets for any number of reason, I say go for it! It really is a cool, versatile item. You can keep it loaded around the house, and no one will get hurt!

So that’s it… Thanks again, to Joel who obviously takes great pride in his work! As he should; it really is a great item and wise investment in your performance career. Good luck to all, and great success to you!

Sincerely,

Jason
Message: Posted by: HCM (Nov 5, 2008 10:33AM)
Hello Café members,

I just wanted to post a little update some might be interested in. We are currently running a special closeout sale on Original holsters. So I don't have to go through the details here, just go to the link below for more information.

Click this link and go to the very bottom of the page.
http://www.hcmagic.com/original.html

Thanks,
Joel Broock
Message: Posted by: shak (Nov 19, 2008 12:35PM)
I just picked up one of these closeout original holsters. Well worth the discounted price. It includes the magnetic flaps. Can't wait to try it out.
Message: Posted by: HCM (Nov 25, 2008 01:00PM)
Congrats shak!

Glad you got the holster.

We still have some auctions going on ebay for those that still want one of these! We have enough to run 1 or 2 more auctions, depending on how many non-ebay we sell this week.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Joel Broock
Message: Posted by: HCM (Aug 31, 2009 08:01PM)
I just wanted to to share some information about a special, limited time offer we have going on for Magic Café members. With the current economic conditions we are all trying to cut costs, and we have found a way to help. We have started the first ever bailout for magicians, "Cash For Junkers". We are making this offer available only to Magic Café members until it goes public.

I know most of us have a drawer full of magic products that we don't use, and we can't return. With the Cash For Junkers trade-in program, you can get your money back for those old junkers. We are accepting trade-ins of any magic product designed to hold or carry your props, and even products you have made yourself. You can get up to $75 cash value for your old junkers, so take a look at the link here and you can find out how to qualify.

http://www.hcmagic.com/cash4junkers.html

I don't know how long we will be able to keep this offer going, so don't wait too long. We will keep the offer for Café members only, until at least the end of the week, and after that we will be putting the link on the home page for all visitors to see.

If you have any questions about how this program works, or if your junker will qualify, drop me an email or give us a call!
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Sep 16, 2009 12:23PM)
Hey Joel. Just out of curiosity, have you had many takers on your "Cash for Junkers" program?
Message: Posted by: magikonrad (Nov 27, 2009 01:31PM)
Has the High Caliber Holster been made in china yet?
Message: Posted by: HCM (Nov 29, 2009 06:25PM)
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On 2009-09-16 13:23, BCaldwell wrote:
Hey Joel. Just out of curiosity, have you had many takers on your "Cash for Junkers" program?
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Hi Bob,
We have been getting cash for junker trade-ins on steady basis. Since I haven't been overwhelmed all at once with them, I have been able to keep the offer going. I don't have an ending date planned, but if I start to get overwhelmed, I will have to stop the deal. I will try to keep it going for as long as possible!


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On 2009-11-27 14:31, magikonrad wrote:
Has the High Caliber Holster been made in china yet?
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I don't know if you are asking if we have outsourced, or if someone else has knocked it off. I can tell you this, High Caliber Magic will NEVER produce product in China. We are the manufacturer, and we keep strong to our commitment to bring our customers the highest quality product that is made right here in the USA. We do import some leather from Italy, but we use American made hardware and every step of production is done in our own shop. If you are asking about a knock off, I can only hope that the people of the magic community would know better than to do something as immoral such as stealing one's work like that. I hope that answers your questions.

I will also take this opportunity to let you all know we are currently holding the biggest sale in the history of HCM. We had our Black Friday Sale going all weekend, and it is set to end tonight. However, we will extend the sale by one day for Cyber Monday, nationally the biggest online sale day of the year! The sale reduces every product at HCM by 30%! To get the discount, use the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout tomorrow only! The Black Friday coupon still works until midnight tonight, see our website for more information.
Message: Posted by: whoton (Dec 23, 2009 05:56AM)
Does the original version hold ninja rings on the inside pocket? Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: Magic1 (Jan 4, 2010 07:41PM)
Anyone want to sell their's? I have had great interactions with Joel and will probably buy straight from him, but just in case you want to get rid of your's pm me. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: AustinJames (Mar 29, 2010 11:59PM)
Just Placed my order 3 days ago! Thanks to all of your helpful reviews.
I found myself walking around at my normal restaurant gigs wishing it would hurry up and get here, but good things come to those who wait, and I'm sure it will be GOOD!
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 30, 2010 11:59PM)
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On 2010-01-04 20:41, Magic1 wrote:
Anyone want to sell their's? I have had great interactions with Joel and will probably buy straight from him, but just in case you want to get rid of your's pm me. Thanks!
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I am selling mine because I am leaving magic.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=358760&forum=76&0



Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: mhsam (Jun 6, 2010 11:14AM)
I received mine about 2 months ago after working with Joel on fine-tuning what I wanted (hope I wasn't a pain!) I am so impressed with the quality and professionalism that I received; a statement made after having purchased from many master craftsmen over the years.

I selectively showed it at this year's FFFF convention and it was well received.
Message: Posted by: Martino (Apr 7, 2012 05:41AM)
Mine's for sale

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=461423&forum=76&0

Regards,

Martin.
Message: Posted by: pbj100 (Sep 30, 2013 10:41AM)
I purchased the original second hand .. No instructions can anyone supply me with instruction on correct positioning ? Phil
Message: Posted by: rowland (Oct 9, 2013 04:36AM)
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On 2013-09-30 11:41, pbj100 wrote:
I purchased the original second hand .. No instructions can anyone supply me with instruction on correct positioning ? Phil
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I also purchased one second hand if you contact them they will help you but to be honest it's just trial and error, keep playing with the different positions with the removable rivets until you get it so you are happy with it. The rivets just unscrew.
Message: Posted by: HCM (Dec 2, 2013 02:17PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-30 11:41, pbj100 wrote:
I purchased the original second hand .. No instructions can anyone supply me with instruction on correct positioning ? Phil
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[quote]
On 2013-10-09 05:36, rowland wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-09-30 11:41, pbj100 wrote:
I purchased the original second hand .. No instructions can anyone supply me with instruction on correct positioning ? Phil
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I also purchased one second hand if you contact them they will help you but to be honest it's just trial and error, keep playing with the different positions with the removable rivets until you get it so you are happy with it. The rivets just unscrew.
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pbj100 is right, there isn't really a right or wrong way to do it. As a rule of thumb, the higher you wear it, the better. This will prevent it from swinging and conceal it better. If you have any questions, I'll be glad to help you even though you didn't buy it new from me. No need to be shy! Also, I'd be happy to send you out a set of instructions if you want them, just let me know.
Message: Posted by: HCM (Dec 3, 2013 05:50PM)
How did I forget to plug our new holster yesterday? I just released our newest holster, the Ballistic. It's made entirely of ballistic nylon. It's very similar to the Original holster, and much more affordable.
http://www.highcalibermagic.com/ballistic-holster.html
Message: Posted by: RobertDangerByrd (Jan 1, 2017 04:38PM)
Has anyone had interaction with Joel recently? I want to buy one, but have not been able to reach him via the listed phone or via the contact form on his website.

Does anyone have one for sale?
Message: Posted by: RobertDangerByrd (Jan 24, 2017 02:47PM)
If anyone has a high caliber holster for sale, please pm me.
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Feb 3, 2017 10:24PM)
It looks like, according to their FB page, the company moved to San Diego and is in the process of re-opening. November was the target to re-open. Maybe they are running a bit later than anticipated. I hope they stay in business as I've been wanting to get one of their holsters for a while but have just never gotten around to it.
Message: Posted by: RobertDangerByrd (Feb 5, 2017 11:50AM)
Yes I've been in touch with Joe, and they are not yet back in production but intend to be. I was fortunate to secure a brand-new original, from my local magician who decided to go with the Derringer mobile. I am in the market for accessories if anyone has one so I would like to get rid of. Specifically any of the pouches that hold additional cards or the pockets or the Uno and strap.
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Jun 29, 2017 03:38PM)
Good news!

I just got off the phone with Joe who is on the road right now taking care of business with the leather tannery. They are getting ready for a brand new batch of the "Original Holster." I'm excited. I've been looking to get one of their holsters for quite some time.

Best,
MJ
Message: Posted by: HCM (Jul 9, 2017 11:50PM)
Hello Café members,

I just wanted to post an update here. As Robert and MJ said, we are finally back into production after a much longer closure than anticipated for our move. We are now in beautiful San Diego, CA, a big change from Las Vegas!

I appreciate the patience from those of you who were waiting so long for me to come back. I have either called, or emailed every single person who contacted us while we were closed, with the promise to serve you all first, before any new orders are taken. If you were trying to contact us and you have not gotten the phone call or email yet, please check your spam folder or contact me right away if you still want to order. I have a special offer for this group that has been waiting so very long and I don't don't want anyone to miss out.

I would also like to add that I am changing the ordering process for High Caliber Magic products. I am not going to be taking backorders any more, because the long build times were just so difficult on customers and a lot of pressure on me to rush orders out for people. So I am now making batches of products and they will only be available to order when they are in stock. I will do my best to keep items in stock, but since all the customers who have been waiting for me to reopen are gobbling holsters up so quickly, it might be awhile before I get caught up. For now, if something is sold out, I will take names and notify you when I have more available to give you the first chance to purchase.

In a matter of days, all but one in the batch of Original holsters I am making now has been spoken for by those who were waiting since the closure. So I am adding 6 more to the current production. I think I have given ample time to the folks who were waiting, so as of now, these 6 are available to new customers, too.

Thank you all so much for your patience, I know it was a long wait. I am sorry that I failed to make a proper announcement and left so many people wondering what happened to High Caliber Magic. I hope you can understand. I am really excited we are finally getting HCM back into gear, and especially excited for some new products that will be coming soon. It’s good to be back!
Message: Posted by: strollingmagician (Jul 9, 2019 12:56AM)
Anyone able to get this still? Been trying for ages. Please pm me if you are wanting to sell your original style holster. Thanks!