those that don't know my Dad, (Meco) Robert Locke
passed away suddenly on September 18th due to
pancreatic cancer. He was 69 years old. I miss him
and I were friends as well as father and son. I was
born 6 days before my dad turned 16. So that meant
we kind of grew up together to some extent, which in
turn meant we stirred up some trouble that a father
and son probably shouldn't. All in all I wouldn't do
any of it different if I could.
would have it as we got older and my job took me far
from home we didn't see each other much for quite a
few years. Well believe it or not, it was a menudo
recipe that got us back in touch. (That is another
story though) Anyway Dad told me about how he went
down to Florida and learned the art of making Pocket
Holsters from RJ Hedley. He was so passionate about
it, it was contagious. Soon we were hanging out in
the shop together and he was teaching me. He started
out giving me some tools and some leather and having
me do some small things. I got help from others in
the leather community also and then it just grew
from there. Next thing I know I was doing some of my
own work. Like I said, Dadís passion was contagious.
Dad and my dream to actually be working together one
day. He was actually looking to sell their place in
San Antonio and move up here around Tyler to
actually make that dream come true. Well, needless
to say life had other plans. The last time I
actually got to talk to Dad was Memorial Day
weekend. It was a good time. He would get tired
easily but we made the best of it. On Memorial day
before I left to come home he called me in the room
and told me that when he passed the Leather Shop was
mine. It was a bitter sweet moment. Bitter because I
would much rather have my Dad rather than his stuff
and Sweet because he had the confidence in me that I
could do it.
that knew him would tell you he was a good man. If
Dad considered you a friend then you were his friend
in every meaning of the word. He was Loyal. Well,
hereís to you Dad. I still hear you while I'm
working with the leather.
of you, enjoy your visit to the site. If you have
any questions or just want to swap stories email or
give me a call.
invite you to take a look at my
front pocket holsters,
rear pocket holsters
and magazine pouches.
And if you'd like to see more of my work, click over
to the Photo Gallery. And
when you're ready to order a handcrafted pocket
holster of your own, you can
order online or order
by mail by downloading my
printable PDF order form.
NEW AT MECO: We
now offer holsters for the Ruger LCP and Kel-Tec P3AT
equipped with a Crimson Trace lasergrip.
for a picture.
And if you're looking for something
unique - perhaps a style or color that you don't see
here - please don't hesitate to get in touch. I
always enjoy a challenge! You can email me directly