Here's a handful of holsters I just finished for the new 5" half lug GP100's. They are basically an open toe Threepersons with a more serpentine main seam. All the same pattern but each a little different with different retention methods. All right hand, strong side with a slight FBI forward cant and made for up to a 1.75" belt. All are machine stitched. Some makers may sell you a holster without disclosing the corners cut in its construction but I'm not going to do that. I've been working with some drum-dyed tooling leather and the results are rather nice. The drum dyed leather saves me finish time and I pass that savings on to the customer. Details below and prices include shipping to the contiguous 48 states. AK and HI quoted individually. If I get enough requests I'll do another batch. PayPal preferred but postal money orders also accepted.
#1 - Drum-dyed medium brown with border stamping and retention screw. Unfinished flesh side, $100.
#2 - The prototype, just ended up moving the retention screw inward. Drum-dyed medium brown, border stamped and the finish is a little streaky because I was played with the color. Fully finished flesh side. Knock off for the streaky finish, $90. - SOLD
Craig I have a 5" half lug 44 on order. I am not sure what the "unfinished flesh side" would look like. Any chance to see the back side of #1? Thanks for making a great product.
Sorry for the late response. This was posted while we were out of town. I read it on my phone and then forgot to respond when we got back.
The only holster left is #3. I'm sure you know what the rough side of leather looks like. "Unfinished" is simply dyed with no more effort put into its appearance. Finished looks like the picture below. The fibers are laid down, compressed and burnished. This is how I normally finish the flesh side.
Thanks for the lesson on leather. I am a total novice on making leather products. I sorry to hear the old adage the 'You Snooze You Loose' is true. You make a fantastic product but I would prefer a holster without the strap.