Working as a Border Patrolman in 1941, Bill Jordan used the
Askins designed Border Patrol holster shown below on the left.
Look at the trigger guard to tell the difference between the
Askins design and Jordan's design.
Bill wasn't satisfied with the Askins design, so he made some
improvements, that I detailed in a previous thread titled
2 Border Patrol holsters. He had his design made by a German
saddlemaker, C. H. Werner, in Alpine, Texas. He carried it all
Bill returned in 1945. His holster was worn and beat up, so
he stopped at S. D. Myres shop in El Paso and had a new one
made. The Myres Border Patrol is shown below 2nd from left.
Bill was recalled to the Marines for the Korean War. S. D.
Myres died in 1953. Don Hume was discharged from the Navy
and worked in law enforcement in Southern California, making
holsters part time in his garage. Bill gave the exclusive right
to his trademark to Don Hume. One of Don's La Mesa holsters
is 3rd from left.
By 1960 Hume was full time into the holster business. I got
the Jordan Border Patrol holster, with thumb break, from
Hume's Miami, Oklahoma plant 10 or 15 years ago. It is
shown 4th from left.
The 2nd snap on the Myres holster (2nd from left)
is for carry without the safety strap snapped on.
The Hume model snaps on the back of the holster.