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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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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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Clearing out the In-Stock. Glock 19, 23, 32 OWB Belt Slide/Pancake (G2) **SOLD!!**

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

THIS ONE IS SOLD!

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.  Of course, 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.

SOLD!

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The Crosscut. It’s timeless.

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Gibson “Saltillo” crosscut for the Glock 19, 23 or 32. 

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Gibson “Black Cherry” Crosscut for the Glock 19, 23 or 32.
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Lightning, AT&T and we’re back to accepting orders.

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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.

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Pancakes/Belt Slides, Glocks & 1911’s.

GIBSON GLOCK NATURAL--MAY 19 2016

Not a heck of a lot to write about today–or this week.  Staying busy in the shop enjoying the stifling heat and humidity of a Northwest Florida Spring.

I’ve found that if I’m short on topics, I can always slap up a picture.  So, here ya go.

This is one I’ve been building for several years.  Simple belt-slide holster in Natural veg-tan, American-Tanned, premium Hermann Oak leather.  The initial “base” finish is 100% pure Neatsfoot oil, followed by some hours in the Florida sunshine for the honey-gold color.  Vegetable-tanned leather actually does tan…much like the bikini-clad Spring Break nymphs we got rid of a month or so back.  Truth be told, most of those went home hungover and sunburned, but I like my story better.

The holster in the photo above is for the Glock 19, 23, or 32.  It’s bonded and stitched with heavy white nylon thread, the edges are hand-beveled, dyed, and wax burnished.  The belt slots are set to accommodate a 1-1/2″ wide, dual-layer (1/4″ thick) gun belt.  This one’s right-handed with a rake angle set at 15-degrees muzzle rearward.  It also rides high, and provides for a full firing grip.

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This second photo is pretty much the same holster as the first, except for the 1911, and a molded site track.  There’s one of my gunbelts in there, too.  And don’t forget those sweet, Wilson Combat 47-D magazines.

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Hermann Oak. Since 1881. No, it’s not in China.

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This is just a short post of where we get our leather.  It’s from Hermann Oak Leather in St. Louis, Missouri.  Yep…in America, the good ol’ USA.  That’s important to me since my name ultimately winds up on it, and it’s one of the few arenas where we (our government) haven’t allowed the Chinese to screw us.  The saddest part is that we’ve stood by and handed them the keys.  It’s been “consensual” as they say in the legal arena.  Usually in criminal cases.  Hermann Oak’s one of the holdouts.

Hermann Oak has been in the leather business since 1881.  By my math, that makes 2016 their 135th year.  We don’t shop around for our premium oak-tanned belt and holster leather.  It’s all 100% American, all 100% Hermann Oak.  It’s better than the import stuff, and of course, more expensive.  Quality tends to be that way.

Here’s a neat video on a legendary American company.

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Websites, projects and cluttered benches.

A place for everything, and everything outta place.
A place for everything, and everything outta place.

I’ve heard it said, “there’s a method to the madness.”  Seems appropriate.

It’s been a busy month around here so far, and I’m thankful for it.  If you’ve been here before, you’ve likely noticed a lot of changes.  We’re experimenting with “website themes.”  You may have also noticed that when it comes to technology, I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing.

That hasn’t slowed me down.

Most of what’s posted around here is gunleather in some shape or form.  Today, there are a few holsters, quite a few belts, and a couple of workbench and machinery photos.  Fact is, gunleather’s just a small part of what I do.  It’s fun, and I enjoy it–I carry every day, so it’s near & dear you might say.

Among other things, I also make a little rodeo gear, a lot of livestock, pet and cowboy gear, and there’s a few saddles in various stages of progress.  There’s always something “underway.”  That could mean anything from just-started to damn-near done.  As I figure things out, I’ll post it, or list it, and if you like it, we can make it possible for you to own it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll make it a regular visit.

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Backlogs, or lead-times…the dreaded wait.

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Gibson natural oil belt slide. 15-degree rake for Glock 19, 23 or 32. $125.00 plus shipping.

My backlog is currently 3 weeks…leaning hard on 4.  It’s one news report hype-story away from 6 or 8 weeks.  The “wait-time” is probably the biggest downside.  Not just for you–I’m not a fan either.

In a land of epidemic obesity, bad health, bad news, zombies with Smartphones, GMO’s, HMO’s, endless political manure and instant gratification, patience is at a premium.  Or, is it nonexistent?

Waiting sucks.  Making you wait–well that sucks, too.

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Workin’ on it.

GIBSON GLOCK 19 23 32 NATURAL SAN CARLOS BORDER

As most of you know, I changed domains and web providers several months ago.  A bunch of you have made inquiries about product availability, pricing, accepting orders, etc.

I’m workin’ on it.

I am not accepting any more advance orders. accepting a very limited number of advance orders.  That’s not intended to be coy–it’s simply to minimize my backlog.  I’ve got a few things in-stock that I’ll be adding in the near future.  If you see something you’re interested in, feel free to send me an e-mail to BruceGibson@aol.com.

There’s a bunch to catch up on.  The fun part’s making it…writing about it?  Not so much.

Thank you for your patience.