I got on John's waiting list back in early December 2010 for a few holsters. I was able to find one of his holsters before my order so I knew the quality was there. He was one of few makers I could find who could make a holster for a Dawson light rail. I've been putting off my review for a while now and am not going to hold back any longer. I was given a 6-9 month build time and was fine with that, after all quality takes time. I didn't have much of a choice since getting nice leather for a DLR is hard to come by. I left John be, I figured there was no need to email him about updates since it was only taking away from his time making holsters. Around the 9 month mark I decided it was appropriate to send and email just to see where I was on his list. His response was fairly slow but eventually he sent a one line response of "it should be soon." I thought it was rather unprofessional but let it be. I was fine with a little longer wait and kept waiting, one month went by...nothing, two, still nothing. I sent another email in November asking if I was any closer since I was in need of leather and was planning that his estimated timeline was close. The response I was given in November was a few weeks and it would be my name at the top. Here it is 3 months later...nothing, no email, no phone call, nothing. I've wasted 14 months on this guy and have nothing to show for it. I've been more than reasonable seeing as I was told 9 months. I was able to find someone else who also had there time wasted by 5-Shot, so I'm happy I'm not alone on my business not being appreciated. Luckily I didn't have to give the guy a deposit... This is yet another reason why I'm done dealing with anything "custom" unless I really trust the name. I'm not going to cry over spilled milk, just going to warn people about wasting their time with this guy. He may make excellent holsters, but if you never get you order, what does it matter?