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tpdmagic
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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.
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Thanks tpdmagic for the review!
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Has anyone else had experience with this product?
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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 Smile ).
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Anyone else have any imput? It seems like a freat product, but it also seems a little pricey...
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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
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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...

Wow, I meant to say great product, not freat!
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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


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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.


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Sounds like an interesting product. thanks for posting

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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 HIGHLY RECCOMMEND 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 WAY UP!!! Smile Smile
I can't wait to take mine to my Ring meeting and show it off.
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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

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Ray
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Ray,
Yes, I do feel like James Bond! Smile
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Cold you wear the holster and a toppit? as my worry is that the holster would get in the way.

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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.
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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!
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Thank you for the info on the toppit.

Dean
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