About All Holsters

Don’t know what you are looking for?  That’s okay!  Feel free to prowl around the website and look at different options.  You can search by categories listed in the sidebar to the right. Needless to say, not all the options are shown. So, if you might like something that you don’t think fits into anything else you see, please feel free to email me.

Each holster is lovingly crafted by hand, beginning from the design, to the construction, molding to the gun, and finally in the finish application. Like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are exactly alike, although some are very similar. The fact of the matter is that there is no one-size-fits-all, and the combinations that produce the perfect holster are nearly infinite.

You should know that all of my holsters are made of high-quality cattle shoulder in various weights depending on application. I have been known to make a single holster out of three or four different thicknesses of leather. No leather split will touch your gun, because the split sheds leather particles into actions, and it holds dust and grit against your firearm. Instead, your gun will ride against top grain when you are wearing it in one of my holsters. Except for a couple of the more exotic designs, all of my holsters have open-muzzle designs to allow dirt to more easily escape instead of riding against the finish of your handgun.

I use a combination of stitching and adhesive bonding – each in key areas – to make the toughest construction possible. These are all hand-stitched using traditional, waxed thread, or with space age materials like Kevlar or Vectran thread. Each stitch is purposefully planned for beauty and strength of construction.

For the brighter, more vivid finishes, I use a water-based leather dye. Depending on design, sometimes this dye is applied with a paint brush. For darker, more neutral colors, I like to use an alcohol-based dye. In either case, I finish with a saddlery-grade, glossy top-coat. Of course, there are more finishing options. I really can’t list them all here. If there’s something special that you would like, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information on the process of your fine holster, click one of the links above, in the header. Or, return to the home page and browse through some of the finished products. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “About All Holsters

  1. I’d like some info on your prices, I have 3 holsters I’m interested in….a 5″ 1911 owb (no rails) with a 20 degree cant, a G19 owb with a 20 degree cant, and a Kel-Tec P-11 owb with a 15 degree cant, but I want some exotic leather like shark on the 1911, plain black for the Glock and Kel-Tec

  2. my dad is looking for the old style western holsters for his 357,and his 32 wjth the bullet holders in the belt and ties around your leg help if you can. thanks

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