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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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**SOLD!** Gibson 1911 natural belt slide or pancake. Right-hand, 15-degree rake. Regular $125.00–Now $99.00 each until they’re gone. **FREE SHIPPING!**

Only three (3) two (2) ONE of these left in-stock, and ready to ship!  Regular $125.00–these three are $99.00 each plus $9.95 Priority Mail  FREE shipping until they’re gone.  In the event that more than three are sold, these will go in a first-paid order.  Any paid orders after three (in the event we’re unable to remove the Buy Now feature after 3 are gone) will be immediately refunded.  I am not currently accepting advance orders, but only offering what I have on-hand for immediate shipment.

1911 LEATHER HOLSTER RIGHT HAND 15 DEGREE RAKE PREMIUM HERMANN OAK GIBSON BRUCE GIBSON DESIGN

Gibson Gunleather and Bruce Gibson Design right-hand belt slide pancake holster for the 1911 fits 4, 4.25 or 5-inch barrels. With a 5-inch barrel, you’ll have about ¾” of muzzle exposed. Commander-length (4″ or 4.25″ barrels) will cover the entire muzzle/front sight.

The sight track is molded in, 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 one is designed to fit gun belts 1.5″ wide, and 1/4″ thick. This is a high-ride open or concealed holster with a 15-degree muzzle rear rake or cant.

Natural oil finish that will darken somewhat over time with exposure to sunlight. A lot of folks describe this as “patina,” and it’s a cool natural occurrence with veg-tan leather.

Premium American Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather. All proudly made in the USA.

Heavy white nylon machine stitching.

Hand-fitted and hand-detailed. Holster edges are hand-beveled, waxed, finished, and burnished.

These holsters are in-stock, and ship via US Postal Service Priority Mail with delivery confirmation within 2 to 3 business days.

Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Replica gun is not included.

Questions are always welcome!  Message through the website, or send me an email to BruceGibson@aol.com .  And again, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Thank you for looking!

To purchase, use the Buy Now button below.  This will take you to PayPal for checkout.  You will be charged $99.00.  *FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail.*

 

***SOLD***

 

 

 

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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.

GIBSON, STAR, BASKET, STAMP, NATURAL, WHEAT, THREAD, 1911, COMMANDER, KIMBER, COLT, SPRINGFIELD
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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Finished and available. Gibson 1911 Floral Carved in Natural for Commander…**FREE SHIPPING!**

Stock Number is G-PFD.

Floral carved outside the waistband, belt slide, pancake, etc. for the 4″ or 4.25″ Commander-length 1911.  This one rides high, super-concealable, 15-degree rake, designed to ride on a dual-layer 1.5″ gun belt.  Right-hand.

Any questions, holler at me by email to BruceGibson@aol.com.

Also, check out the awesome hammer by Jeremiah Watt–he’s got several, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.  Amazing tools.  You can check ’em out at www.JeremiahWatt.com .

If you want the holster, here’s the Buy Now button–it’s $225.00, with FREE SHIPPING via US Postal Service Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation.  This includes Alaska and Hawaii.

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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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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

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1911. NO SITE TRACK! $75.00 shipped. (G5)

Here’s another from the “in-stock” collection.  This is a post-prototype that has no molded, or sewn-in site track.  It’s pictured with a 5-inch Kimber Raptor 1911.  The design is for a Commander 4.25″ or a 4″ 1911.  I just like the look.

Retention is excellent.  It’s handmade from premium American Hermann Oak leather.  Ride is high, and it has a full-firing grip–you can reach for it, and there’s no grip interference.  This is a sweet holster, it just lacks a site track.

Everything about this one is top-notch quality.  Materials, stitching, fit, molding.  All the normal insane attention to detail is here.  The Kimber has full-size sites.  But, because it doesn’t have a molded/sewn site track built in, we’re letting this one go for $75.00 bucks, shipped.  And, your satisfaction is still guaranteed.  If you get it, and don’t like it–send it back.  You’ll get a 100% refund if you do it within 14-days or so.  That’s how we operate.

The backside is molded, detailed and Maker stamped.

15-degree (FBI) muzzle-rear rake.  Questions?  Holler at me by email to BruceGibson@aol.com

$75.00 shipped to any of the 50 states.  If you’re in Florida, we’ll send you an additional invoice for $4.50 for the sales tax.  Everywhere else, –it’s $75 bucks.  Period.

We ship USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance.

Here ya go.  Buy it–safely through PayPal.  You’ll be happy you did.  If not, we’ll make it right.