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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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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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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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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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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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“I wish I had his job. He’s living my dream.”

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Practice pieces. Carving and stamping flowers, vines and leaves.

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.

 

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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

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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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Happy New Year! And all the best for an amazing 2017.

Leather tools and hammers from Jeremiah Watt out in California
Photo recycling. My hammer collection from Jeremiah Watt. www.JeremiahWatt.com

Just a quick little blog post to wish you and yours a Happy New Year, and the best of everything for 2017.

Also, a heartfelt “thank you!” to all of our customers and friends for making 2016 awesome!

Bruce