Nice rig, congrats and happy birthday
This is a discussion on A Birthday With H.B.E. (pics) within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; For my Birthday, my husband gave me the greatest gift! I had the privilege of a personal consultation with Eric at H.B.E. Specialty Leatherworks to ...
For my Birthday, my husband gave me the greatest gift!
I had the privilege of a personal consultation with Eric at H.B.E. Specialty Leatherworks to order my first holster. We went to his shop and I was able to see several of his holsters in progress and learn the pros and cons of the different styles as well as the where each would be carried. Eric was very helpful and spent almost 2 hours of his time with me on his day off. As I have never carried before, I don’t wear a belt and I didn’t know where it would be comfortable, I decided to start with a Pro 2, straight drop, in beautiful Black Cherry.
On my birthday my husband arrived with my new leather and it is everything I expected and more. Eric did not have a mold for the model gun I own so he used my Taurus P111 Pro to form the holster. It fits perfect; easy to draw yet still has firm retention. The craftsmanship is awesome. All the edges are smooth and rounded, the stitching is straight and tight and the color is perfect. Eric modified the shape a little for a custom fit for my shape. The stability of the design fits me perfectly and I am able to carry it anywhere from 5 o’clock to appendix.
Now I’m wearing it around the house and finding it’s really very comfortable. The clip design allows the gun to be carried without a belt. The clip hooks my waistband and will not let go until I release it. Eric gave me several carry tips and I’m working on those also. Bend at the knees, hug low, and be aware when leaning over counters and water fountains.
Thanks to Eric for the great holster and the time he spent explaining everything to me was priceless. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet such a highly skilled craftsman. My holster is of the highest quality; I hope to own another soon.
If you ever have the opportunity to own an H.B.E. holster, you wont be disappointed. Enjoy the pics.
Nice rig, congrats and happy birthday
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Very nice. I have several HBE holsters and they are great. Happy birthday by the way!!
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Proud Com III owner here....isnt the Black Cherry beautiful??? Love it. OH and Happy Birthday.
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Congrats on your new leather.
I have a couple of his and a tuckable in my future.Great guy.
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Happy B-Day and welcome to the HBE fan club! Great guy that Eric is and nice holster.
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That is really nice and a GREAT gift!! Happy Birthday.
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happy birthday. nice holster. best wishes
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Eric does great work. I love my Com 3 I got from him. Ill def be a longtime customer.
Got an HBE on order
I really dig Eric's work.
I can't say that I have the honor of owning an HBE holster yet, but someday... I have holsters by Mark Garrity, Lou Alessi (rest in peace Uncle Luigi), Alex Nossar, Milt Sparks and a few others, but it seems like there is always someone else to buy nice leather from.
Enjoy your new holster. I realize it is probably a major alteration of your habits and such, but I would suggest at least trying a gunbelt in your wardrobe. It makes a huge difference and least for me in how well my sidearm carries and also in comfort.
Happy Birthday, nice set-up.
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