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Sam Andrews of Andrews Custom Leather makes a holster with Hank Strange.

It’s a little long, but this is an excellent video done by Hank Strange in Sam Andrews shop down in Alachua, Florida.  This one takes you step-by-step through Sam’s process of making a belt slide, or “pancake” holster for a Glock 19.  Sam recently moved his shop from Alachua to St. Augustine, Florida.

Sam’s process is a little different than mine, but similar in many ways.  He’s been at it for some 40-years, and he stays booked with an extended backlog.  As a Maker, I love watching other Maker’s processes.  I always learn something, and this video is no exception.  One thing I learned from this one is that Sam Andrews seems to be a heck of a nice guy.

Awesome video from Hank Strange on a process I’m always fascinated by.  Check out Andrews Custom Leather here Andrews Custom Leather and Hank’s YouTube Channel here Hank Strange YouTube.

Check it out, and comment below!

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Gibson Star Basket for 4 or 4.25″ Commander 1911. ***SOLD!***.

Gibson Gunleather and Bruce Gibson Design hand-stamped Star Basket, right-hand, high-ride belt slide pancake holster for the Commander length 1911 with 4, or 4.25-inch barrels.

The Star Basket pattern and border is not embossed–it is laid out and hand-stamped one tiny star at a time.  This process takes time, and hand-crafted attention to detail.

The sight track is molded in to accommodate the larger sights on modern pistols, and the stitching is flared to eliminate “sticking” or hanging up on the draw.

Retention is excellent.  Suitable for open or concealed carry.

Full trigger guard coverage, and cutaway for a comfortable, full-firing grip while holstered.

This holster is designed to fit dual-layer gun belts 1.5″ wide, and 1/4″ thick. This is a high-ride, open carry or concealed holster with a 15-degree muzzle-rear rake or cant.

The Natural oil finish will darken somewhat over time with exposure to sunlight.  A lot of folks describe this as “patina,” and it’s a really cool natural occurrence with veg-tan leather.

All we use is Premium American Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather.  All proudly made in the USA.  Hermann Oak has been in the leather business in St. Louis, Missouri since 1881.  There is none better.

Heavy wheat colored nylon machine stitching.

Hand-fitted and hand-detailed. Holster edges are hand-beveled, waxed, finished, and burnished.

This holster is in-stock and ships via US Postal Service Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Replica gun, mags and other goodies are not included.

Questions are always welcome! And again, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Thank you for looking!

$125.00 with Free Priority Mail shipping with Delivery Confirmation and tracking.

***SOLD***

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Gibson Natural Star Basket for 4″ or 4.25″ 1911’s. Available right now…

Regular $150.00 plus shipping.  This one–$129.00 with FREE SHIPPING via Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation.  NO WAIT!  This one’s ready to go now!

 

     

Premium Hermann Oak American-tanned leather in Natural.

Right-hand, high-ride with 15-degree muzzle-rear rake or cant.

Hand-stamped Barry King Star Basket pattern with flower border.  (Hand-stamped one tiny little star at a time).

Belt slots to fit a 1-1/2″ wide, 1/4″ thick dual-layer gun belt.

Heavy natural or wheat color nylon stitching.

Hand-detailed and fitted.  Detail moulding on the backside.

Excellent retention.

Maximum concealment.

Any questions, feel free to contact me by email to BruceGibson@aol.com or through the website.

$129.00 with Free Shipping.  (Florida orders will be charged an additional 6% State Sales Tax).

 

 

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**SOLD!** Gibson 1911 natural belt slide or pancake. Right-hand, 15-degree rake. Regular $125.00–Now $99.00 each until they’re gone. **FREE SHIPPING!**

Only three (3) two (2) ONE of these left in-stock, and ready to ship!  Regular $125.00–these three are $99.00 each plus $9.95 Priority Mail  FREE shipping until they’re gone.  In the event that more than three are sold, these will go in a first-paid order.  Any paid orders after three (in the event we’re unable to remove the Buy Now feature after 3 are gone) will be immediately refunded.  I am not currently accepting advance orders, but only offering what I have on-hand for immediate shipment.

1911 LEATHER HOLSTER RIGHT HAND 15 DEGREE RAKE PREMIUM HERMANN OAK GIBSON BRUCE GIBSON DESIGN

Gibson Gunleather and Bruce Gibson Design right-hand belt slide pancake holster for the 1911 fits 4, 4.25 or 5-inch barrels. With a 5-inch barrel, you’ll have about ¾” of muzzle exposed. Commander-length (4″ or 4.25″ barrels) will cover the entire muzzle/front sight.

The sight track is molded in, and the stitching is flared to eliminate “sticking” or hanging up on the draw.

Retention is excellent. Suitable for open or concealed carry.

Full trigger guard coverage, and cutaway for a comfortable, full-firing grip while holstered.

This one is designed to fit gun belts 1.5″ wide, and 1/4″ thick. This is a high-ride open or concealed holster with a 15-degree muzzle rear rake or cant.

Natural oil finish that will darken somewhat over time with exposure to sunlight. A lot of folks describe this as “patina,” and it’s a cool natural occurrence with veg-tan leather.

Premium American Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather. All proudly made in the USA.

Heavy white nylon machine stitching.

Hand-fitted and hand-detailed. Holster edges are hand-beveled, waxed, finished, and burnished.

These holsters are in-stock, and ship via US Postal Service Priority Mail with delivery confirmation within 2 to 3 business days.

Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Replica gun is not included.

Questions are always welcome!  Message through the website, or send me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .  And again, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Thank you for looking!

To purchase, use the Buy Now button below.  This will take you to PayPal for checkout.  You will be charged $99.00.  *FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail.*

 

***SOLD***

 

 

 

Gibson Gunleather, Bruce Gibson Design, Hermann Oak premium American tanned leather. Handmade in the USA. Kimber, Colt, Springfield, 1911, Raptor, Pro Raptor II, Commander, leather, holster, 45, .45, auto, automatic, pistol, custom, handmade, burnish, finished, detailed, open, carry, concealed, retention, molded, tunnel, site, track, Bruce Gibson, Maker.

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A little belt slide for the SIG P238, Kimber Micro or Colt Mustang.

Busy, rainy week around here so far.  I think it’s been a week since I’ve seen enough sun to bother mentioning.  It does make me appreciate it when it does show up.  Worked on a couple of prototypes for the Sig P238, and just finished the finalized design.  This is the first fully-operational belt slide pancake rig I’ve made for that cool little .380.

This is the final prototype, and it’s ready for a home.  Outside the waistband with a 20-degree muzzle-rear rake, or cant.  Slots will fit a 1-1/2″ wide, dual-layer (double thick) gun belt.

Stitching color is Wheat (or Natural).

The Hermann Oak leather for this one is natural.  It is unlined.

We built this one with a sweat shield.  Also known as a slide guard, shirt guard, shirt protector, etc., etc.  That’s where we put the Maker Stamp.

It’s handmade, machine sewn, hand beveled, waxed, burnished and finished.  Also hand-detailed and fitted.

Questions are always welcomed.  Contact me through the website, or send an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .  Regular price on these will be $79.00, shipped.

This one’s a prototype, so it’s not as spotless and pretty as the regular production models will be.

This one is $59.00, shipping included via USPS Priority Mail with tracking/Delivery Confirmation.  This is the only one, so if you want it, use the “Buy Now” button below to grab it and give it a home.  We’ll ship it out in a day or so.  *Little Blue Gun not included.*

 

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Finished and available. Gibson 1911 Floral Carved in Natural for Commander…**FREE SHIPPING!**

Stock Number is G-PFD.

Floral carved outside the waistband, belt slide, pancake, etc. for the 4″ or 4.25″ Commander-length 1911.  This one rides high, super-concealable, 15-degree rake, designed to ride on a dual-layer 1.5″ gun belt.  Right-hand.

Any questions, holler at me by email to BruceGibson@aol.com.

Also, check out the awesome hammer by Jeremiah Watt–he’s got several, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.  Amazing tools.  You can check ’em out at www.JeremiahWatt.com .

If you want the holster, here’s the Buy Now button–it’s $225.00, with FREE SHIPPING via US Postal Service Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation.  This includes Alaska and Hawaii.

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***SOLD*** Gibson Floral Carved Wild Rose Belt Slide OWB Holster in natural for 1911 Commander. **FREE SHIPPING**

***SOLD***  

Stock Number for this one is #G-MFT.  $225.00 with FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.  Includes Alaska and Hawaii.  NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Gibson Gunleather and Bruce Gibson Design Wild Rose floral carved right-hand belt slide pancake holster for the Commander length 1911 with 4, or 4.25-inch barrels.

The Wild Rose floral pattern is not embossed–it is hand-carved, and hand-stamped one detail at a time.  This process takes many hours.  

The site track is molded in to accommodate the larger sights on modern pistols, and the stitching is flared to eliminate “sticking” or hanging up on the draw.

Retention is excellent.  Suitable for open or concealed carry.

Full trigger guard coverage, and cutaway for a comfortable, full-firing grip while holstered. 

This is designed to fit dual-layer gun belts 1.5″ wide, and 1/4″ thick. This is a high-ride open carry or concealed holster with a 15-degree muzzle-rear rake or cant.

The Natural oil finish will darken somewhat over time with exposure to sunlight.  A lot of folks describe this as “patina,” and it’s a really cool natural occurrence with veg-tan leather.

All we use is Premium American Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather.  All proudly made in the USA.  Hermann Oak has been in the leather business in St. Louis, Missouri since 1881.  There is none better.

Heavy “wheat” or “natural” colored nylon machine stitching.

Hand-fitted and hand-detailed. Holster edges are hand-beveled, waxed, finished, and burnished.

This holster is in-stock, ready to go, and ships via US Postal Service Priority Mail with delivery confirmation within 2 business days.

Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Questions are always welcome! Shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .  And again, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Thank you for looking!

$225.00 with FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

 

***SOLD***

 

Gibson Gunleather, Bruce Gibson Design, Hermann Oak premium American tanned leather.  Handmade in the USA.  Kimber, Colt, Springfield, 1911, Raptor, Pro Raptor II, Commander, leather, holster, 45, .45, auto, automatic, pistol, custom, handmade, burnish, finished, detailed, open, carry, concealed, retention, molded, tunnel, site, track, Bruce Gibson, Maker.

 

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Gibson 1911 Commander-length 4″ or 4.25″ hand-carved floral in natural…SOLD.

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Full-floral, hand-carved, natural for 4″, 4.25″ or 5″ 1911. The toe is open so a 5″ will expose about 3/4″ of muzzle.  This one is unlined.

I don’t expect any awards for photography on this one, but I just finished it, it was sitting on the bench, and I thought, “Why not?”  So…here she is.

Right-hand, high-ride, 15-degree rake, belt slots set to fit a 1-1/2″ dual-layer (1/4″ thick) gun belt.  This one is made from premium American-tanned Hermann Oak leather.  This one does not have a liner.  Heavy white polyester machine stitching.

This will fit a 4″, 4.25″ Commander, or 5″ full-size 1911 with 3/4″ or so of muzzle exposure.  It’s pictured here with a 4″ Kimber Pro Raptor II.  Hand-carved, hand-stamped.  Edges are hand-beveled, hand-dyed, hand-waxed, and hand-burnished.  Slots, too.  There’s a hell of a lot of time and love in this one.

The backside is hand-moulded and detailed for retention.  This baby conceals beautifully–imagine that!  I don’t think you’ll want to hide it, but if you have to, it’s easy!

Made in the good ol’ USA.

$150.00, shipped via the US Postal Service and Priority Mail with Tracking/Delivery Confirmation to all 50 of these United States (yes, that includes Alaska & Hawaii).

Any questions, shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

 

***SOLD***

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Gibson Saltillo Star Basket Leather Gun Belt. Hand stamped and handmade in the good ol’ USA.

GIBSON SALTILLO 1.5" LEATHER GUN BELT GUNBELT HANDMADE HAND STAMPED CARVED HERMANN OAK

The credit for this idea goes to a long-time customer.  I happen to love it–thanks, Mike!

This is one of our 1-1/2″ wide, dual-layer (lined) leather gunbelts.  It’s a cool color we call “Saltillo” for the deep red highlights.  This one is hand stamped with the Barry King star basket stamp, one tiny little star at a time.  The border is also a Barry King stamp.  Stitching is heavy white nylon.  The hand-stamped leather keeper is hand finished, and hand molded to fit this belt.  It’s also hand sewn with linen thread in order to avoid a metal staple, which would corrode over time and make a mess of the works.  The edges are beveled by hand, painstakingly dyed by hand, then waxed and burnished to a fine polish.  There are seven (7) adjustment holes spaced 3/4″ apart.  It’s topped off with a heavy, polished solid brass Weaver buckle, and two floral brass Chicago screws.

If you want one of your very own, please feel free to order below.

If you have questions, shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com, or use the contact form below.

$195.00 plus $12.95 USPS Priority Mail Shipping, Insured with Delivery Confirmation/Tracking.  Total is $207.95  (Florida Orders please contact me for Sales Tax).

***ADVANCE ORDERS ARE CLOSED***

 

 

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“I wish I had his job. He’s living my dream.”

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Practice pieces. Carving and stamping flowers, vines and leaves.

An old friend of mine said that to my wife a few years ago.  He was a lawyer, and had been for many years.  He passed away a while back, far too young, and I was just thinking about him, and what he’d said to her about this “job” of mine.

I love what I do.  Most of the time.  I suppose most folks that have chased a dream, do.  I worked in the legal field for many years, but for me, it was like trying to nail Jello to a tree.  Constant stress, and no sense of worthy accomplishment.  Even good outcomes were intangible, and rarely, if ever, good for both sides.  I don’t miss it.

With this gig, it’s different.  It’s not all wonder and awe–it has its moments.  But, even when it’s bad, it’s awful damn good.