Gene Higdon, the founder of High Speed Gear, Inc (HSGI), has decide to come out of retirement and go back to work, returning to his roots in leatherwork.

Earlier today, Mean Gene Leather quietly launched on Facebook.

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Mean Gene Leather’s initial signiture product is the MGL Barbarian Gun Belt.

The MGL Barbairian gun belt combines the "best of both worlds" between tactical nylon and leather products.
The MGL Barbarian gun belt will be Mean Gene Leather’s initial signature product.

The Barbarian is a handmade leather and ballistic nylon gunbelt designed for the every-day carry (EDC) market, featuring the quick-release COBRA buckle favored by a number of tactical professionals.

The Mean Gene Leather Barbarian gun belt will use the COBRA belt buckle favored by tactical professionals.
The Mean Gene Leather Barbarian gun belt will use the COBRA belt buckle favored by tactical professionals.

Mean Gene Leather is also offering a handsome Shooter’s Belt with a more traditional buckle.

The Mean Gene Leather Shooter's Belt.
The Mean Gene Leather Shooter’s Belt.

Mean Gene Leather has other products in the pipeline to be announced at a later time.

Mean Gene Leather products will be made to order, and sold via War Sport Industries and G-Code.

Gene does beautiful work with top quality components, and I’m far from being the only one excited to see him return to doing what he loves.