Do you like your Don Hume?


September 17, 2007, 01:13 AM
I'm considering purchasing a Don Hume H715M. It's an IWB clip-on with a thumb-snap.

I'd appreciate any thoughts or reviews from people who have used this holster. Thanks.

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September 17, 2007, 07:16 AM
I have 2 Don Hume holsters. A pocket holster for my P32 and another for my 9mm Taurus. I'm very happy with the quality of both.

September 17, 2007, 07:35 AM
I have a couple of the clip on hume iwb holsters, Not with thumbsnap tho . IMHO Hume offers great value for the price . Its not the best holster in the world , but a far cry above run of the mill cheap holsters .

September 17, 2007, 07:42 AM
I have two. One is a IWB with the snap loops for a j-frame. I wish it had
the FBI cant, and spring for the extra 10 bucks and get one with the sweat
guard so you dont have to wear an undershirt. The other one is a pocket
holster for a j-frame and they are both good holsters. They are about a year
old and still look like new despite daily use of one or the other.

September 17, 2007, 10:19 AM
I have 4 J.I.T. holsters. I like the fact they have tension screws to tighten the grip. 1 for my XD 45, 1 for HK USPc 45 1 for Star Model B 9mm and 1 for S&W Model 10-5 snubbie. It's a little bit thinner holster but, for the money, you just can't beat them.

MS .45
September 17, 2007, 10:26 AM
I don't have any of Hume's holsters yet, but I do use a Don Hume belt every day and I really like it. High quality and comfortable. I never realized how much using a good belt helped in the comfort of carrying.

September 17, 2007, 01:31 PM
Of the three holsters I have, I like my Don Hume OWB the best.

Lone Star
September 17, 2007, 03:07 PM
I have a Jordan and a thumbsnap Tom Threepersons style from Hume, both for K-frame S&W revolvers. They are basketweave stamped, and the leather and workmanship are very good.

The basketweave work is perhaps the best that I have, other than for El Paso Saddlery's holsters.

The quality is perhaps a smidge beneath Bianchi and the old Safariland holsters that I also have. But Hume charged less.

I haven't seen their recent holsters. I guess mine are maybe 15 years old.

Lone Star

Black Majik
September 17, 2007, 03:39 PM
I have a OWB thumbreak for my P2000 that I use every once in a while. For a production thumbsnap holster that was readily available, the DH was the best out there.

I tried the IWB clip on DH holster before, and I hated it. Thick leather and unsturdy belt clip.

September 17, 2007, 03:43 PM
I am glad you asked. I have 5 Don Hume holsters, 3 from Gunner's Alley. For the money they are very good.
I have them for CZ 75 Compacts in 9mm and 40 S&W, Ruger SP-101 w/3" barre, Bersa Thunder 380 ACP and a CZ 75 Kadet (22lr).
I have had to order for other brands/models because they do not show models for my hand guns and do a little modification to them.
Overall I am very happy with all of the models I have.

Texas Colt
September 17, 2007, 03:46 PM
I have a couple different belt holsters from Don Hume and I have been very pleased with both. One is a model H721 for my 2" Colt Lawman revolver. The other is a model H710 for my Colt Double Eagle. Both are great.

Ala Dan
September 17, 2007, 03:59 PM
I've used Don Hume leather goods in the past, and have NO quarms with
them. Every bit as good as Bianchi, Galco, or Safariland; and usually a
little bit less expensive~! ;):D

September 17, 2007, 04:26 PM
In my box o' leather goods, I have a Don Hume OWB open paddle holster for my G19 & can say that this is the easiest most comfortable paddle I've used.

September 17, 2007, 06:02 PM
I have two Don Hume holsters like that without the thumb snap. They are very well made and have been very durable. I think they are great.:D

September 17, 2007, 07:53 PM
I have two Don Hume holsters like that without the thumb snap. They are very well made and have been very durable. I think they are great

Good to hear. But how strong is the clip and from what material is the clip constructed?

Also, how good is retention on the firearm with this model?

September 17, 2007, 10:01 PM
I have that same holster. One for my usp compact and one for my 1911. I like them for the price. They are good. Not saying amazing. Just good. I use them once in a while for IDPA match just for practice drawing from iwb.

The clip is made of metal. Seems solid. Takes a pretty good pull to get them off the belt. I am comfortable CCW with them walking at a store, but would not recommend trying to compete in "Ninja Warrior" wearing one. :D

September 17, 2007, 10:10 PM
I really like the H721 OT and the JIT's as mentioned aboved. I am all revolvers.

September 17, 2007, 10:10 PM
I have four Don Hume IWB rigs and one pocket rig. All are very good quality and reasonably priced.

September 18, 2007, 12:04 AM
I picked up this Don Hume holster when I bought this Russian Makarov for summer carry earlier this year. The gun was $179 and they tossed in this used holster for free, I thought that was a pretty good deal:D

September 18, 2007, 12:09 PM
Liked mine. Gave it to my nephew when I gave him the gun it fit. Probably need another one.

September 18, 2007, 12:21 PM
I have several Hume JIT's for small & medium autos and for J frames and SP101s. I consider them a best buy for the buck.

I also have two IWB's for the aforementioned J frames and SP101. While I don't use them much (since I don't favor IWB carry), I do however recommend them for folks prefer IWB carry.

The Lone Haranguer
September 18, 2007, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by Amadeus:
Good to hear. But how strong is the clip and from what material is the clip constructed?

Also, how good is retention on the firearm with this model? (H715 open top - TLH)
I have one of these holsters for a Glock 19. It has a very strong clip made of spring steel. You will still want to wear a belt and hook the clip under it. If you put the gun in it and hold it upside down, the gun will not fall out of its own weight. If you shake it very vigorously the gun will slip a little bit. That is more than sufficient retention; you do still need to get the gun out. ;)

The only thing I don't like about this one for me is that it sits a little low and gives me little room to slide my second finger up under the trigger guard for a good grasp when drawing. I have or have had other Hume holsters and belts in the past and they have been just fine.

Mat, not doormat
September 19, 2007, 10:46 AM
I've got two 721 OTs for full size 1911s. That's a pancake style owb. They work pretty well, but as the leather softens up, the front slot bends inward under the pressure of the belt. Once that happens, they no longer hold the gun anywhere near as tight into your side. Still comfortable and effective, but slightly less easily concealed. I imagine that's a weakness in the pancake design, though.


September 19, 2007, 01:53 PM
i have that exact model for my 1911. its a good holster. though if you wear a thick gun belt, the clip bows slightly and sometimes doesnt catch on a draw, leaving you holding a holstered gun.

personally would like more of a forward style cant to it, but thats about my only gripe. not the holsters fault there :neener:

September 19, 2007, 05:02 PM
I have three IWB DH's with CLIP and no thumbstrap. Best value for the DOLLAR around. Very comfortable to wear and fit the guns they are made for well.

The retention feature for the non-thumbstrap holsters is a built in piece of spring metal at the top front of the holster under the leather. It does it's job of retention very well unless you break it and then retention is gravity only.

I busted the one on my DH for a G22. That's one of 3 - it wasn't hard to break but it was due more to my stupidity than poor design. In other words I don't blame Don Hume - I blame myself.

They're inexpensive enough that going out and buying a replacement will cost you way, way less than dinner for you and your wife (and there's plenty of holsters that I own that I could have gone out on the town with my wife two or even three times for what they cost - OKC isn't all that expensive though :D )

No qualms at all about buying Don Hume holsters - highly recommended.

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