It’s finally cooled off around here and I’ve knocked the dust off a couple of saddle trees. The gunleather keeps me busy, and as always, thank you to all of my holster and gunbelt customers.
As most of you know, I stopped accepting advance orders about a year ago. It gives me the opportunity to make the stuff I want to, without the stress of a backlog. It’s funny how that works–something will “click” with folks, and you get buried in orders for it. I think you have to have a personality for the “always booked” lifestyle. It just doesn’t suit me.
I’ll be working on more gear for the 1911, and continue to dress ’em up with florals, oak leaves and acorns. Probably throw some basket stamping in there.
When I have products available, I’ll be posting them here with the handy little “Buy Now” button. It’s a win-win…I don’t have a waiting list, and you don’t have a wait.
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.
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.*
Caught up. Finally. Or, 99% there, which is close enough for me.
You’ve all heard me bitch complain over the years about being slammed, booked, backlogged, etc. Not anymore. At least not until enough brain cells die that I forget the agony of being booked weeks in advance, and let the word “yes” slip out in response to an emotional plea.
Nothing will get you caught up faster than saying “no.”
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the creating–the making of things that I’ve had rattling around in my head for what seems like forever. Things that I haven’t had the luxury of available time to make. If all goes according to plan, those products will be appearing here on our humble little website.
Speaking of which, we have the holster above. Smooth, eh?
This is one of our hand-stamped, Star Basket belt slide/OWB holsters for the Commander-length 1911 (4″ or 4.25″ barrel) in natural premium American-tanned Hermann Oak leather with a flower border. 15-degree rake, high-ride, full firing grip with a molded sight track. The stitching color is called “wheat,” or what I’d describe as a really light tan. This one’s had a few hours of warm Florida sunshine to give it a head-start on a honey patina. Edges are hand-beveled, hand-waxed, and hand-burnished. Retention and concealment are excellent, but I think it really shines when it can be carried openly in the non-snowflake jurisdictions that allow that kind of activity. I really enjoyed making this one–so much so, that I’ll be making more as we move along.
Questions and comments are always welcome. Just send me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com, or use the contact box below.
I only have this one for now. If you want it, it’s $150.00 via PayPal with free shipping by way of the US Postal Service and Priority Mail with Tracking/Delivery Confirmation. Just click the “Buy Now” button, and we’ll get it on its way.
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.