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^^^ Heck, yeah - that is excellent all-around! Congratulations!



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Some 1980s-vintage gunleather from Davis Leather Company, said to have been crafted by the late Gordon Davis himself (this leather is new-to-me, having purchased it from the original buyer).

With the Browning Hi Power, I’m finding that the Davis Liberty OWB holster shown rides better for me than did a similar example I tried a while back for a full-size 1911.

Note the magazine orientation on the double-mag pouch - thought I’d keep the old-school vibe of this leather alive with that haha…

Davis Leather is still an active entity and I like what current work of theirs I’ve seen, though it is cool to have some goods made by the man himself.












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Here's another 1980's vintage holster from G.Wm Davis. This one was purchased by me for a 3" barreled S&W Model 66, pictured here with some Rosewood stocks made by Deacon Deason. Beneath the holster made by Mr. Davis is a holster crafted by the current company operating under his name. I think their work is up to his standards. This "Liberty" carries my Wilson Combat EDC X9.





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^^^ @pulicords - wow! Excellence all-around, both old- and newer-school!



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I recently acquired a Nighthawk “Colt Hawk,” and the seller thoughtfully included some vintage gunleather from the late Bruce Nelson: a “#1 Professional” holster (precursor to the likes of the Milt Sparks 55BN, the Bianchi Askins Avenger, and similar holsters and, in turn, inspired by an earlier holster design for which I don’t recall the details) and an old-school double magazine pouch.

The holster is marked “CLL” for Combat Leather Limited; my understanding is that this is how the late Mr. Nelson branded his gear before renaming his enterprise as “BNCL” for Bruce Nelson Combat Leather.

Neither piece looks like it was worn, or at least worn much. I may have to address that soon. Smile









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Great find and pairing!!! Congrats!!!


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Great find and pairing!!! Congrats!!!


Thank you! The gun will head to the range for an inaugural session soon, Lord willing. In the meantime, I’ve just put the gunleather on - it was TIGHT fit on my A&G belt. Based on the lack of visible wear around the loops, I’m not sure these have ever been worn - if they have, it must have been quite a while. But it’s on and rides well, carrying two spare mags and a different 1911.



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That Colt Hawk is on a very short list of things I want but haven’t gotten around to acquiring. Absolutely stunning combination!


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That Colt Hawk is on a very short list of things I want but haven’t gotten around to acquiring. Absolutely stunning combination!



Hey thank you and I’m the same - I’ve liked the look of these ‘Hawks for a while and finally saw one come up on 1911-specific forum. I looked into sending a Colt off to NH for the package a couple of years back but wound up picking up something else instead.



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Had some holsters arrive from R.Grizzle Leather.

Country Boy for the P365

[IMG:left] 2A1A7412-82B4-4A4A-B87E-4F2BAF639182 by David King, on Flickr[/IMG]

Country Boy for a S&W 640 Pro (642 Pro was thrown in because it was close by)

[IMG:left] 3666CF13-7876-4658-86D9-D9169C796BDF by David King, on Flickr[/IMG]

Pocket Holsters for Seecamp in brown ostrich leg w/ horse front panel stamped with initials. I had three of these made, one for my brother, one for my son, and one for myself. Ryan G did an awesome job and took a bunch of time on the phone helping work out what I wanted.

[IMG:left] 3FA08CC2-C067-4190-8913-7E6BA9CFA7D5 by David King, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG:left] E9863AD6-8A2C-4694-BAE8-1E8462B0A2FA by David King, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG:left] 12D537E3-3C41-4924-855B-E7D28084AC38 by David King, on Flickr[/IMG]


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This one took a really long time to get.

 
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A beautiful elephant hide set made for me by Tim Thurner of TT Gunleather for my P220 Combat.



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Nice gun-gear, guys!



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Spied a nifty Rhodesian-style holster and magazine pouch on another forum and asked the maker about it - in short order, I had my own. Douglas Combat Gunleather’s Rhodesian Scout with a 1911.






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My wife's Sunday Go To Meetin' rig

Pams BBQ rig by Brad Benzing, on Flickr


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El Paso Saddlery-I just sold the Street Combat for the 4 3/4 SAA since I don't use it any more...it was a good horseback outfit back in the 90's.

The 1930 Austin is for thw S&W M-1917 and the thunb break is foe a S&W M'69.
 
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