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The Tucker Gunleather HF-1. Mine’s over a decade old, but she’s still a beauty.

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My Kimber Raptor napping comfortably in a much-loved Tucker Gunleather HF-1 OWB belt slide holster. Amazing design.

I know.  You’re not supposed to talk nice about other Maker’s product.  It’s business…go in for the kill, at all costs.  Win.  Always.  No matter what.

I call bullshit.

Fact is, I bought this holster second-hand over ten years ago.  “Stole” this holster would probably be more accurate.  I’ve loved it the entire time I’ve owned it, and it will easily out-last me.  It’s cool, it’s functional, and I’ve stolen more than a few of the “cool” features to enhance my own product.  Other than the belt slide, or pancake holster design in general, I’d say this design has probably been copied–attempted to be copied–more than any other.  Maybe with the exception of the Milt Sparks Summer Special, but I’d still say they’d at least be a tie.  The HF-1 has nothing in common with the Sparks Summer Special.  The Tucker HF-1 is a Southwest, sagebrush and tumbleweed functional tussler.  It is, what it is.  Awesome.

Phenomenal customer service, product excellence.  Function.  Pure function.  You should have one–at least one.  Rob Longenecker owns the operation, and he actually answers his phone, does what he says he’ll do, and has a bunch of time in the industry.  I’ve talked to Rob a few times over the years, and swapped a bunch of emails–he responds to those, too.  He’ll take care of you, or I wouldn’t be writing this telling you that he will.

Wrapping up this first blog post of 2018, I no longer accept advance orders.  I’ll build gunleather until I’m old, feeble and unable, but for now, I’m building what I want, and offering it here when it’s available.  I also love to brag on people I respect, that tell you what they’ll do, then do what they tell you.  Rob’s one of those people.

Don’t get me wrong–Rob’s gettin’ on up there, and if he ever retires, or slips a little, I’m 100% ready to steal this design and call it my own.  But, I don’t see that happening.  I’m convinced he’ll outlive me, so the only place you can get a true, Tucker HF-1, is from Rob.

Head over and check out what’s he’s got.  The website is www.TuckerGunleather.com

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IN STOCK! Gibson Black Cherry OWB plain basket stamp. Black stitching, 1911 4″ or 4.25″ Commander. One left! $159.00, shipped!

GIBSON, BLACK CHERRY, BASKET, STAMPED, RIGHT HAND, OWB, CONCEAL, LEATHER, HOLSTER, HANDMADE, HERMANN OAK LEATHER, PREMIUM, USA, MADE IN USA, AMERICAN TANNED,

This is hand-stamped one little bitty basket stamp at a time, and finished off with a Barry King flower border.  It’s a right-hand, high-ride with a full combat grip.  Your middle finger won’t rub on anything.  Hand-dyed Black Cherry, with hand-dyed black waxed, burnished and polished edges and slots.  The slots are designed to fit a dual-layer, 1/4″ thick heavy gunbelt.  The backside is left natural, so there’s no chance of any dye rub-off or transfer.  You can sweat in this thing and not look like you’re bleeding.  It’s made from premium, American-tanned Hermann Oak leather, and machine stitched with heavy black nylon cord.  15-degree muzzle-rear rake, and a molded sight channel.  Only one of these, and she’s in-stock and ready to hit the road via USPS Priority Mail.  You can have it in your hands within a week or so.

Kimber Pro Raptor II and Wilson Combat mag not included.

$159.00, shipped.

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***SOLD!*** Gibson Black Cherry Star Basket for 4″ or 4.25″ Commander 1911. Shown with a 5″ Kimber Raptor.

I finished this one (and 9 other assorted models) on Friday.  Shot a few pics–it’s for a 4″ or 4.25″ Commander-length 1911, but I’m partial to an exposed muzzle, so I shot this one with a 5-inch, Kimber Raptor.

This is hand-stamped one little bitty star basket stamp at a time, and finished off with a Barry King flower border.  It’s a right-hand, high-ride with a full combat grip.  Your middle finger won’t rub on anything.  Hand-dyed Black Cherry, with hand-dyed black waxed and polished edges and slots.  The slots are designed to fit a dual-layer, 1/4″ thick heavy gunbelt.  The backside is left natural, so there’s no chance of any dye rub-off or transfer.  You can sweat in this thing and not look like you’re bleeding.  It’s made from premium, American-tanned Hermann Oak leather, and machine stitched with heavy black nylon cord.  15-degree muzzle-rear rake, and a molded sight channel.  Only one of these, and she’s in-stock and ready to hit the road via USPS Priority Mail.  You can have her in your hands within a week–and she’s even better lookin’ in person.

$159.00, shipped.

***SOLD!  This one’s Texas-bound!***

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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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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 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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Gibson Gunleather 1911 Natural. Commander or 4″ – 4.25″ barrel. No Maker Stamp. Ready to go…$89.00 shipped. #G-10

GIBSON GUNLEATHER 1911 NATURAL RH KIMBER, COLT, SPRINGFIELD, COMMANDER LEATHER HOLSTER

One more for today.

This one DOES NOT HAVE A MAKER STAMP.  It is one of mine, but that step got missed.

The color is Natural, hand-made from premium Hermann Oak leather with slots for a 1-1/2″ dual-layer gunbelt.  Ride is high, right-hand, 15-degree muzzle-rear rake.  Full combat grip.  Stitching is heavy white nylon.  Molded-in site track.  Edges are beveled, finished, waxed and burnished.  Belt slots are also beveled, finished, waxed and burnished.  Molded and detailed back and front for aesthetics and excellent retention.  Great holster for either open or concealed carry.

I only have one on-hand for immediate shipment.  If you want it, it’s $89.00 (shipping included).  Anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii via US Postal Service Priority mail with tracking, insurance and delivery confirmation.  Due to the holiday tomorrow (Monday), the earliest this one can ship will be Tuesday.

Think about it, buy it with the handy PayPal “Buy Now” button below, and it will be in your hands by the end of the week.  (Confidence in the Postal Service, and Alaska/Hawaii may take a little longer).

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .

*Holster only.  Kimber Pro Raptor II and Wilson Combat 47-D magazines not included.

GIBSON GUNLEATHER 1911 NATURAL RH KIMBER, COLT, SPRINGFIELD, COMMANDER LEATHER HOLSTER

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Gibson 1911 Holster, Natural Right-Hand for 4″ or 4.25″ Commander–In Stock! $120.00–SHIPPED! #G-12

As you know, if you’ve been here before, I’ve been going through my in-stock or “on-hand” holsters and belts and listing them for sale.  I’ll be adding to this list in the form of short blog posts as time permits.  We’re also working on the website, slow but sure!

Today, I have the holster in the photo above.  The color is Natural, hand-made from premium Hermann Oak leather with slots for a 1-1/2″ dual-layer gunbelt.  Ride is high, right-hand, 15-degree muzzle-rear rake.  Stitching is heavy white nylon.  Molded site track.  Edges are beveled, finished, waxed and burnished.  Belt slots are also beveled, finished, waxed and burnished.  Molded and detailed back and front for aesthetics and excellent retention.  Great holster for either open or concealed carry.  It’s pretty–there, I said it.

I only have one of this design on-hand for immediate shipment.  If you want it, it’s $120.00 (shipping included).  Anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii via US Postal Service Priority mail with tracking, insurance and delivery confirmation.  Buy it today and it’s outta here tomorrow TUESDAY!.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .

*Holster only.  Kimber Pro Raptor II and Wilson Combat 47-D magazines not included.

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Gibson 1911 Holster. I think it has your name on it. (G6)

This one’s gorgeous.  If you hang around here much, you know I’m a huge fan of the belt slide/pancake holster.  This one was designed from the ground up.  Literally, a sketch on a legal pad.

Details

This one is designed for a 4 or 4.25″ Commander-length barrel.  It’s pictured with a 5″ Kimber Raptor with the muzzle exposed.  I like that look–your mileage may vary.

Full firing grip.

High ride.

Outside the waistband (OWB).

15-Degree rake/cant.

Slots are for a 1.5″ wide dual-layer 1/4″ thick gunbelt.

Premium Hermann Oak American-tanned leather.

Very proudly handmade in the USA.

As always, your satisfaction in guaranteed.

This one is $120.00*, shipped via USPS Priority Mail with Insurance and Delivery Confirmation.  (*Florida orders I’ll send you an invoice for an additional $7.20 for sales tax.)

Questions?  Send me an e-mail to BruceGibson@aol.com