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.
Nice, calm weekend here on the Redneck Riviera. Tourists can be annoying, irritating, and many times just plain dangerous.
Typically, they ride around in cars and trucks, barefeet propped up on the dash, camera-phone gripped in one or both hands, lost to the real world. There’s a comfort in knowing what to look for, and avoid.
Well, yesterday a couple of them tried a new approach. They fell semi-controlled right outta the sky.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).