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Hi Power Holster by HBE....

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Hello. I recently was afforded the opportunity to test a holster made by Eric Larsen of Holsters by Eric (HBE) for the Browning Hi Power. You may recall that I did a report on a prototype holster he did for the CZ-75 a while back.

In short, this is a really good holster. As is the case with many custom holsters, it is tight until used a bit, but then holds the pistol quite securely yet allows for a rapid presentation if necessary.

This good looking holster fits the Hi Power 9mm Mk III snugly but allows for a speedy presentation if necessary. The rear belt slot turns the but into the body to aid concealment and I found it quite comfortable. It does not move from the position its placed and nothing on the holster interfers with quickly getting a proper grip on the gun for the draw. The holster is well built and more than ample stitching is used for a long service life.

I've used Mr. Larsen's HBE holsters with CZ-75's as well as the Makarov. (By the way, the Makarov OWB holster fits the Bersa .380 quite nicely.) Like the one shown, they are OWB holsters but he does offer IWB holsters for folks preferring them.

This holster exudes quality and I was most favorably impressed.

A more detailed report is here:


Mr. Larsen's site is at:


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I agree with all of Mr. Camps finding on the HBE Pancake Holster.

I own one with a nicely crafted re-enforced mouth for ease in reholstering and a "high bikini" that keeps the the firearm from digging into my body. This holster holds my Browning MkIII securely and in close to my body during concealed carry.

I think the workmanship of this holster is top notch and definitely better than any of the commercially available holsters that I've owned in the past.

I ordered my holster directly from the HBE website and found Eric to be very quick to respond to my many questions. Turn around time from "order to delivery" was approximately eight weeks. (I thought that was quite quick for a custom built holster.)

I paid $75.00 for the holster and $5.00 for shipping.

I found that for the few extra dollars that I spent I got a holster crafted specifically for my Browning MkIII and not the generic 9mm/45acp (one size fits all) holster that you would get from the larger commercial manufacturers.

-Stay Safe
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