HBE Goodness, Colt Mustang and Commander

HBE Goodness, Colt Mustang and Commander

This is a discussion on HBE Goodness, Colt Mustang and Commander within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I got my new IWB rig for my Colt Mustang(s) in today, I must say I'm overly thrilled with this transaction. Not many holster makers ...

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    Thumbs up HBE Goodness, Colt Mustang and Commander

    I got my new IWB rig for my Colt Mustang(s) in today, I must say I'm overly thrilled with this transaction. Not many holster makers list the Mustang as an available option, and those did either didn't suit my liking for one reason or another, or didn't offer an IWB rig with offset loops. I contacted Eric Larsen on July 14th IIRC and asked about the possibility of getting a rig made up the way I wanted it, he replied to my e-mail promptly and told me that he had a mold inbound, quoted me an excellent price and that was it, I gave him the details I wanted over the phone a couple of days later and it was all good. We traded calls/emails over the course of the deal, and I was never left feeling like I wasn't going to get a call or an email back.

    Not a bad turn around time from initial contact to delivery date for a gun that's not even listed on his website.

    Without further chatter, here's the pics.

    H.B.E. COM III IWB Black w/ black shark, 1.5" loops.







    I am greatly pleased with this holster, I can't wait to start carrying this set up, I've been putting off ordering a holster for this gun for a long time, I've been making due with a Don Hume clip on and a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster for too long.

    I got the following holster from AZ Husker, it's for a Commander sized 1911, but it's working well for my Hi Power from On Target Custom and it's been filling the role nicely, it's just a hair too short for the HP, but I don't mind.

    H.B.E. Pancake black w/ black shark.





    Needless to say, H.B.E. is now on my short list of who to place an order with.


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    Great looking rig JD!!! Love them Mustangs and after seeing yours one is going on my "must have" list. Cheers to Eric for another fantastic holster and great customer service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsterguy View Post
    Great looking rig JD!!! Love them Mustangs and after seeing yours one is going on my "must have" list. Cheers to Eric for another fantastic holster and great customer service.
    Just you wait till I get my Gov't .380 off lay-a-way.

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    Very nice JD. Is the Mustang holster the COM3 model (inspired by the Milt Sparks VM2)? The HBE website is a little confusing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkob View Post
    Very nice JD. Is the Mustang holster the COM3 model (inspired by the Milt Sparks VM2)? The HBE website is a little confusing...
    Yes, I could have sworn I put that in there.

    The Mustang rig is a Com III, the Belt Holster is a pancake, both in black, 1.5" loops, with black shark trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Yes, I could have sworn I put that in there.
    It IS in there, right above the pics. Either I missed it the first time or you mods can edit without leaving a trace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkob View Post
    It IS in there, right above the pics. Either I missed it the first time or you mods can edit without leaving a trace!
    I went back and edited it, I put the info in with the pics in the gallery, but not in the post.

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    Excellent taste in handguns and holsters, JD!

    The Com III is a great design and Eric's execution is flawless.

    I gotta get a Mustang! (Sigh . . . does it never end . . . )
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    Very nice I have always been fond of the Mustang's as well. Won't say I like it over my P232, but I sure would like to own one. Wish I would have picked one up when they were reasonable!! I can't believe what they are selling for now.

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    Well thanks for the great thread guys! I appreciate it very much. Ive loved the mustangs since my dad had one when they came out...very cool little gun.
    Id love one with an extended safety...just make it like a new STI only smaller! :D

    Anyway......Thanks again, Im glad you like it. It was fun to make......God bless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Larsen View Post
    Well thanks for the great thread guys! I appreciate it very much. Ive loved the mustangs since my dad had one when they came out...very cool little gun.
    Id love one with an extended safety...just make it like a new STI only smaller! :D

    Anyway......Thanks again, Im glad you like it. It was fun to make......God bless
    No, thank you. You did a great job on it, wore it all day today and it felt like nothing. I always wanted a Mustang or three, I remember looking in the Colt catalogs back in the late 80s early 90s when I wasn't even 12 yet, I always had a thing for those little pistols.

    This is a really nice rig, and I gotta' say with no BS that this was one of the best transactions with a holster maker that I've ever had.

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    Both are classy looking...very nice!
    Easily makes a guy want some new leather...

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    Gotta have another one

    JD after seeing your gun and holster I was green with envy. Have a line on a .380 Colt Govt. that may be in my mitts shortly. Soon as I have it the call to Eric is going in for another COM III for the lil guy. Want to state here that I have alot of admiration for Eric. After all the adversity he has faced and being able to bounce back in a big way speaks loudly for his character and cohonas (sp). My last 3 orders from him: 1 COM III, 1 Askins OWB and a belt have been completed quickly and the holsters and belt are pure quality! Congrats to both of you!

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    I'm just happy to see that there are folks here who still care and respect the .380 pistols. Me? Ah yeah! I have two P232, one stainless and one blue, also one PPK/S stainless and one PPK in blue. All four are .380s!!!

    JD, beautiful holster for your Mustang. I may consider dressing up one of my .380s with that holster!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    WOW--Gotta have one. Thanks for posting that JD.

    That is beautiful.

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