The Don Hume H721 (or "Double Nine") is made with a metal reinforced thumb break with recessed snap and double stitched sew lines at stress areas. This pancake style holster features two belt slots for easy positioning on the belt line, as well as a fully covered trigger. The H721 has a slight forward cant, rides very close to the body without riding too high. It offers a very good balance of concealment, security, and comfort. It is available in Black or Saddle Brown and fits belts up to 1 3/4".
For all single action weapons, this holster is designed so the thumb break works with cocked & locked carry (hammer back). This holster model is NOT available in a version for hammer down carry for a single action weapon.
How to tell if they holster model you are interested in is in stock: On the dropdown menu out beside each holster, there will be a notification if the holster is in stock or out of stock. In stock holsters will be marked as "In Stock" and out of stock holsters will be marked as "Preorder: 30 to 90 day ETA".
Some commonly asked questions about this model:
#1 - I like the style, but is this model available without a thumb break?
Yes, Don Hume offers this same model without a thumb break, and it's called the H721-OT (Open Top). You can read more about the OT model by following this link.
#2 - Does this holster ride at a 15 degree forward cant?
Not exactly. Don Hume doesn't provide an actual degree measurement of the cant, but it's slightly less than 15 degrees. We'd estimate it's closer to a 10 degree cant. Rumor has it that Don Hume himself wasn't a huge fan of holsters with an "aggressive" forward cant.
#3 - I was looking at the Open Top Model (H721-OT) and saw my weapon listed, but I don't see it available in this Thumb Break model?
Don Hume does offer the open top model to fit more handgun models than the thumb break model. With the TB model, they basically focus on the more popular handgun models.
#4 - I have a 1911 handgun. Does the thumb break work for Cocked & Locked (Hammer back) carry?
Yes. At this time, Don Hume makes all their thumb break models for 1911 handguns in a cocked & locked carry position only. They no longer make any of the thumb break models holsters for 1911 pistols in a hammer down carry position.
#5 - I really like this holster but don't see a model available for my handgun. Can Don Hume make one for my handgun?
Sorry, but Don Hume doesn't do any custom work. If the weapon you are trying to fit for isn't listed, then Don Hume isn't making for it.
#6 - Is this model made to fit any handguns fitted with after market lasers or tactical lights?
Sorry, but this model isn't produced to fit any handguns fitted with either of those accessories. We suggest that you try MTR Holsters for that option as they do offer a number of holsters that are made to be carried with certain laser or tactical lights attached to the handgun. Check out their holsters here.
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I am very pleased with the holster. The fit is excellent and comfortable. Tony
For some reason my first review didn't "take"........so here's the shorter version. This is an excellent holster for my Rock Island compact 1911. It is the only holster I found where thumb break rides AHEAD of the hammer, thus allowing condition one carry. The quality is excellent, exactly what you would expect from Don Hume. Although it will be used primarily for field carry, it will be useful for occasional concealed carry also. The person I spoke to at Gunner's Alley was polite, competent and informative. A great experience!
I ordered this holster for my compact 1911 which has yet to be delivered, so I can't give any info regarding the fit. However, the quality is exactly what you would expect from Don Hume....the best. It is one of the few holsters out there with the thumb break positioned ahead of the hammer when cocked, thus the gun can be carried in stage 1...loaded chamber and manual safety on. It also has "just enough" forward angle and no more. Perfect all the way around. I have a similar holster for my S&W Chiefs Special and it is the safest, fastest way to carry a concealed handgun. The gentleman I spoke to at Gunner's Alley was polite, very well informed and helpful. I will go back for more items in the future and I suggest you consider doing the same thing. George
Well made holster. Color is deep and rich. Took six weeks to have made/arrive but worth the wait
This is a high-quality piece with excellent craftsmanship. The Combat Commander fits perfectly!
I very happy with this very high quality holster for my J-frame S&W revolver. The gun fits perfect and there is full barrel coverage to protect the front sight that is hard to find with a 3" barrel. Thanks for the great holster! -Mike
The Don Hume H721 OWB thumb-snap holster is a top quality item in both materials and workmanship. The H721 is a robust design that will give the owner many years of excellent service! Given its fine attributes, normally I would have given this holster a FIVE STAR rating, but I rated it a bit lower because this particular holster is not available with optional suede lining. I ordered this holster to carry a 3-inch S&W Model 13 revolver, and I must applaud Don Hume and Gunner's Alley for being one of the very few to offer a top quality holster for a 3-inch barreled S&W K-frame revolver! Gunner's Alley customer service associated with my order was---as always---cordial and personal in ever way possible. Gunner's Alley is my "go to" source for all gunleather!
Don Hume custom made my holster for S&W model 29 with 4 inch barrel. H721 fit my gun perfectly, and I received holster sooner than the original projected time to finish it!
It fits gun perfectly and is comfortable to wear.