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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 Star Basket, Natural for 4″ or 4.25″ Commander. Shown with a 4″ Kimber Pro Raptor II. $159.00, shipped!

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Here’s another of the holsters I finished last Friday.   I only have one of these.

It’s for a 4″ or 4.25″ Commander-length 1911, but the toe is molded open, so it will accommodate a 5″ 1911 with no problem.  The muzzle will be exposed with a 5-inch 1911.

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-oiled with 100% pure Neatsfoot Oil.  Hand-dyed, waxed, burnished and polished edges and belt slots.  The slots are designed to fit a dual-layer, 1/4″ thick heavy gunbelt.  It’s made from premium, American-tanned Hermann Oak leather, and machine stitched with heavy white polyester 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–and, like most of them, she’s even better lookin’ in person.

$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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Saddle stuff, gunleather, and semi-unplugged.

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.

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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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Crazy months and no more backlog. Almost.

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Gibson Star Basket for 1911 with 4″ or 4.25″ barrel. Hand-stamped one tiny little star at a time.

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.

Backside detail.

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.

 

 

 

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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***

 

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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***