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Bob Klenda. Colorado leatherworker and saddlemaker.

I’ve never met Mr. Bob Klenda, but over the years I have become well aware of who he is, and I’ve also got several of his patterns, and we’ve talked on the phone.

A two word description?  Nice guy.

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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 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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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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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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Rockmount. Jack Weil. And another Glock holster seeking a home. (G3)

You’re supposed to keep yourself limited in topic–keep it simple.  Don’t be confusing.  “Those are the rules.”  Well, I think most folks are smarter than that.

We’ve got another in-stock holster for sale, and I was thinking about the late founder of Denver, Colorado-based Rockmount Ranch Wear, Jack Weil.  Jack passed away back in 2008 at the age of 107.  We never met, but I think Jack was a cool ol’ dude.

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In this interview he talks about Denver “way back when.”  He also touches on New Englanders…”You could always tell a New Englander…you just couldn’t tell ’em a goddamn thing.”  I recall an interview where a reporter asked him about his legacy.  The reporter asked, “How would you like to be remembered?”  Jack’s response was, “I don’t give a damn.”  They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

Anyway, back to clearing out our in-stock holster collection.  All handmade, with insane attention to detail.

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Gibson outside the waistband (OWB), Natural Oil, Hermann Oak Premium American Leather Holster. Handmade in the USA.

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been going through all the in-stock holsters I have around here, and I’ll be putting them up as time permits.  This one’s a right-hand, belt-slide or pancake for the Glock 19, 23 or 32.  Belt slots are designed for a 1-1/2″ wide, dual-layer (doubled) gunbelt.  This one rides nice and high, with a 15-degree muzzle-rear rake.  Natural oil, premium American-tanned Hermann Oak leather, and heavy white nylon stitching.  Maker stamped on the face.  As always, the Glock in the photo’s not included.

The holster in the photo above is the one you will receive.  Any questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail to BruceGibson@aol.com .

In the event of mutual purchasers, the first one gets it.  All others will be immediately refunded.

$100.00 via the PayPal “Buy Now” button below.  Shipping included via USPS Priority Mail to all 50 states.  *If you’re in Florida we have to add $6.00 for the required sales tax contribution to the State.  (Florida buyers I’ll send a PayPal invoice for $6.00 to cover sales tax).

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

 

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Sharp stuff, and flowers on leather.

Leather Wranglers ROUND KNIFE black knives cherry handle leather tool blade Sheridan floral flower carving stamping Gibson Bruce Gibson Design

Beautiful Friday mornin’ here on the Redneck Riviera.  Thought I’d put up a photo of one of my favorite leather tools.  This is a round knife made by Paul Zalesak out in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I can’t say enough good things about it.  Handmade by a blade artisan, and a razor out of the box.  Heck, it still is.  It requires very little on my part to keep an amazing edge–I strop it occasionally, and that’s about it.  Hell, that IS it–I haven’t done anything in the 2 or 3 years I’ve had it except strop it.  And, I use it every day.

Take a look at their website.  Mighty fine folks to do business with.

http://www.LeatherWranglers.com

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Lightning, AT&T and we’re back to accepting orders.

GIBSON BLACK CHERRY STAR BASKET GLOCK 19 23 32--JAN 6 2016

We’re accepting orders again!

Happy to see June in my rearview mirror.  Thunderstorms, lightning, power outages and getting to know just about everybody on the AT&T repair crew.  Smoked/fried telephone lines nuked my phone and DSL internet access, so it’s been like a flashback to the 80’s around here.  Network TV and silence almost became a habit.

It’s all fixed now, and truth be told, I kinda missed it.

I did get mostly caught-up on orders though, so there’s the silver lining.

If you see something around here that you like, shoot me an e-mail to BruceGibson@aol.com, or message me through the website.  If you have an idea for something different, we can talk about that, too.