Like our page on Facebook! View your shopping cart

What is the "best" concealment holster?
This is completely subjective and must be determined by examining the use parameters, style of clothing most often worn, body build, personal comfort, etc. For these reasons, there really is no "best" holster that will work for everyone. If there were one, that would be the only one we'd make.

How long will it take to get my gear?
Shipping times are listed on the website. We ship using USPS Priority 2-3 day mail with delivery confirmation.

Your products are awesome! But I don't see my gun listed for the holster I want. Can you make one for me?
All the guns we can make holsters for are listed in the drop down menus for each item. If you *still* have a question, send us an email to confirm whether or not we can make the holster you want for your gun.

Can you add a "sweat shield," "flab tab" or "slide guard" to your IWB holsters?
No. The labor required to add such a feature would almost double the price - something we do not want to do. We can not make one for you as a custom piece due to the time required and our current production schedule.

Can you add a thumb break to your holsters?
No. A retention device (whether a break, button, or snap) is necessary for open carry holsters so if you get in a struggle, it makes it more difficult (but not impossible) for your assailant to get your weapon. Our philosophy is that a concealment holster has one primary job - to hold your gun. If it does that job properly, a thumb break is not necessary. Our rigs are designed for concealed carry and molded to fit each gun properly and hold it securely.

What is your gear made of?
We use premium domestic bullhide for our equipment. We've chosen bullhide for several reasons. It is more dense than cowhide which allows us to use a thinner leather. This makes our rigs very durable, long lasting, and lighter. Because of the density, bullhide is also more moisture resistant than cow, which is a necessity for IWB rigs. Bullhide is less expensive than and is easier to work with than horsehide, keeping labor costs down - savings we pass on to you.

Where are your products made?
Our products are all hand made at our shop in Garner, NC, right here in the USA.

Where are your holsters sold? Is there a gun store in my town where I can get one?
Most of our business is direct sales at gun shows and internet orders. We are currently expanding our dealer network. If your local dealer does not carry our products, suggest it to them. This helps everybody. To see if we have a dealer in your area <CLICK HERE>

What is the best holster for a female? My wife/girlfriend/etc is not comfortable with any of my holsters.
Most females have a completely different body shape then men. The problems are that the typical female has a much shorter torso than men and more hip flare. This means that the average high riding holster does not allow the female to get the gun clear before she runs out of torso room. If the holster is worn lower, it hits the hip, which pushes the gun into the ribs, again causing discomfort. The solution I favor most is to move the holster just forward of the strong side hip. The angle allows the weapon to be drawn without problems, and conceals nicely under the breast line. This also allows a cross draw set up, which many women find to be to their liking. Finally, many women find that they like the behind the back carry. Dependent upon mobility and body shape, this can also be a great solution. The best models we stock for women are the Covert Carry IWB, the Classic Speed Scabbard, and the Radical Behind the Back Slide.

Should I have my holster lined to protect the finish of the handgun?
In a word, no. While the lining can make a nice finishing touch to the holster as far as appearance goes, it is superfluous, and can even be detrimental to the finish of your handgun. There are several factors to consider here. What causes the wear on the finish of the gun? The obvious answer is friction, caused by movement. Is there anyone carrying other than an IPSC Grandmaster or Delta/HRT/DevGru shooter that does enough presentations that the actual act of drawing the weapon will be enough to cause that wear? Maybe, but it will occur whether the holster is lined or not. The secret is that many holsters are not specifically hand-boned to the gun they are to carry. This allows the weapon to move when it is holstered. This constant movement, no matter how slight, is what causes the friction that wears on the finish of the piece. Linings were originally used when all holsters were merely buckets the handgun was dropped in. The difference in the friction caused by drawing against a liner as opposed to drawing against the plain leather interior is negligible. In fact, the lining leather can hurt the finish of the gun. Since suede leathers and lining leathers are very pliable, what is referred to as garment leathers, they have all been chromium salt tanned. This process renders the leather pliable. Unfortunately, some of the salts remain in the leather forever. If the lining is not periodically treated to seal it, these salts can eat at the finish of the piece, especially if it is blued. While it will not happen overnight, I have seen it happen on a pistol (not mine) left in a lined holster (not ours) for a couple months without being withdrawn. All of the leather we use for holsters is what is called "gum finished." This means the interior has been treated to make it a slicker finish, more like the exterior finish than the suede like interior of leather not treated. We feel this is a better option.

Why don't you make shoulder holsters?
I don't care for it as a primary carry holster for several reasons. The presentation requires you to break the 180 degree safety rule, you must wear a jacket to conceal them, and I have not found a design that is comfortable for an eight+ hour day. The only shoulder rig we've ever made carries an MP5-K with folding stock on the strong side/pistol for back up on the weak side. This rig, built at the request of a military special operations unit, also automatically deploys the folding stock when the weapon is brought out, and is capable of sub 2 second presentations. Before you ask, we only make it for government contract sales.

Why don't you make ankle holsters?
Again, I don't like the concept - especially for a primary weapon. I believe that one of the most vital criteria for a holster is accessibility - if you can not rapidly present the weapon, it is useless. Ankle holsters require you to draw while either standing on one leg (virtually impossible under stress), going to the kneeling position (which limits mobility), or bending over at the waist (which limits view). For those that like the ankle rig as a back up, I prefer the pocket holster. Early in my law enforcement career I was involved in a physical struggle with another officer's suspect. There were three of us on the scene, from two different agencies, rolling on the ground with this guy. Once he was finally cuffed, we all noticed that there were not one, but two J-frame Smiths on the ground in the immediate vicinity. Both had come out of the ankle rigs that were being worn for back up. Needless to say, I retired mine that shift.

Do you make an SOB holster?
Not in what has become the tradition in that style holster. Most holsters of this design suffer from two major flaws - the handgun is held on almost the horizontal, which does not allow a proper grip on the weapon while still holstered due to the angle of the wrist, and they are meant to be positioned directly over the spine. As you may have surmised, my fifteen years of law enforcement combined with over thirty years of concealed carry, have influenced my opinions and designs. The law enforcement community learned a long time ago not to place handcuffs at the center of the back because they can cause severe back injury in the case of a fall. The same applies to the handgun. Instead, we make several of our holsters in what we call "radical" cant. This angle allows a behind the back wear, with the pistol off the spine, positioned so that the grips are in the kidney area. It also allows a full firing grip with a locked wrist while still in the holster. This gives all the advantages of an SOB with none of the shortcomings.