Leather Holster Makers

These days holsters made from injection molded plastic and thermoplastic forming have taking the world by storm.  Thankfully, there are still many holster makers who painstakingly mold high quality holsters from leather.

Unfortunately, the world lost a holster making icon when Lou Alessi passed away.  But his designs will live on in holsters made by other craftsman who he trained and guided along the road to learning holster making.

So, you're looking for some new gunleather but don't know where to look?  Here are some recommendations.  A good place to start is the Milt Sparks shop.  The Milt Sparks shop makes some of the high quality holsters available and offer a wide variety of designs.  If you have a particular style of holster in mind, they probably make one like it.   You can be assured that it will be well made and made to last.

Another place to look is holster maker Matt Del Fatti.  A true custom holster maker, he offers a variety of designs, colors, and exotic leathers.  Holsters don't get any better than Del Fatti's.   You'll probably have to be patient when ordering, however.  It takes time to make perfection.

Josh Bulman also makes some of the best holsters.  Luckily for us, he also makes an authorized version of the Alessi Ankle Holster, which continues to be an unrivaled design, in my opinion.

If  you are not picky about holster color and can choose from a couple of well designed models, Gary Brommeland makes some of the best IWB holsters.  His designs are extremely thin, though somewhat utilitarian compared to the others mentioned.

5-shot Leather is another place to look.  Again, you won't have as much variety available as Milt Sparks or Del Fatti, the quality is very high and the designs are well done.

If you refuse to carry a plastic holster and are looking for the best in leather concealed carry, then take a look at the holster makers above.  Between them you should be able to find a carry rig that is extremely comfortable, well made, and a joy to carry.


One Comment on "Leather Holster Makers"

  1. Joan Alba Maldonado on Wed, 29th Jun 2011 4:14 pm 


    I am representing a forum called EDC Mania (http://www.edcmania.com) which is about Everyday carry stuff and we talk there about several different items: flashlights, knives, etc… (you can see more visiting the forum).

    We have two languages, English and Spanish. So far we don’t have too much people over there as we are starting, but in future we will have more users for sure.

    Many of us can be possible customers of your products, so we have a special category in the forum where we list the codes and promotions that some shops offer us, just for the forum members (the area is private and can only be seen when the user has posted 25 messages or more).

    With this method, we can enjoy discounts and promotions in that shops and on the other hand that shops can get orders easily from our users.

    If you want to participate with this program, it’s all free. You just need to create a promotional code or something else which has been specially created on purpose for EDC Mania forums. I would suggest a code with the “EDCM” words or similar and something more (for example a number) to make it harder to guess it by people who doesn’t have access to the private forum.

    Please let me know whether you are interested or you have any question.

    Of course you are also personally welcome to become part of our member forums if you are interested in Everyday carry stuff.

    Thank you very much in advance and I am sorry about my English :)

    Have a nice day,

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