This is a discussion on Recommendations for a belt holster maker within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello all, I need an OWB belt holster for a Glock 26 and another for a Kel-Tec pf9 There seems to be some problems with ...
I need an OWB belt holster for a Glock 26 and another for a Kel-Tec pf9 There seems to be some problems with custom holster makers and extreme turn around times, 6 months and longer. You can have a new home built in six months! Any help is appreciated.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything
The turnaround time on Kydex holsters is usually much shorter. If it's high quality leather you like, you are typically looking at a matter of months to years from makers such as Milt Sparks, Lou Alessi or Matt Del Fatti.
Fortunately, a company called Lighting Arms Sports, run by Craig and Audrey Chadwick, stocks holsters from all three of those makers in both right and left hand configurations. They do add a nominal premium to the retail price of the holster. In my opinion, being able to have the holster you really want in a matter of only days is more than worth the slight additional cost.
Lightning Arms Sports
Disclosure: I have no financial or other interest in this company. I have, though had a number of great buying experiences from them over the years, from Sparks and Alessi holsters, to a Sparks belt, and even Craig Spegel grips for my J-frame.
You can occasionally locate good deals in used holsters from Internet forums, but unless a holster is new, you're taking something of a chance with it.
Kramer has a short wait, and makes the most durable horsehide holsters around.
Kramer Handgun Leather - Revolver holsters, concealment holsters, paddle holster, 1911 holster, ankle holster
Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.
I like my kramer belt scabbards with FBI cant. Both were under a month and I ordered several years apart. My tuckergunleather HF-1 is prettier but you would almost have to ask Santa now.
Take a look at Rafter S:
Holster for people you know Quality
I carry a PT145 in one of their holsters, use one of their belts and am very pleased with both.
Not sure of their turnaround time now, but when I bought mine a year ago it was about 6 weeks.
I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.
Quality, dependability, good turn-around-time, fair price, excellent guarantee...
For all of the above, see Fist Inc., (use Related Links above to find site)
I have 2 dozen+ Fist holsters...great product!
Stay armed...use a quality holster...stay safe!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Life Member
I'd look at the Kramer Belt Scabbard!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
I'll plug Bluegrass Holsters.... Quick turn around (at least when I bought mine a month or so ago), and very pleased with the quality.
I'm sure Brock is probably hiding out here somewhere.....
All of those mentioned are great makers. Let me add that Coal Creek Armory might have a Brommeland holster that would also fit your needs.
Coal Creek Armory - 865.966.4545 - Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian
I'll go ahead and put one in too... DM Bullard has a belt holster with a relatively high degree of cant, IN STOCK. Many folks like that style a lot. That particular style wasn't a good fit for me personally, but I absolutely love my belt from him. Great guy too.
Gun Leather, Concealment and Cowboy holsters, Azle, TX.
I'm real fond of Black Hills Leather I bought an IWB/OWB holster and two belts. Great quality and workmanship, reasonable turnaround. I think about a month.
HELGA: Where are you going?
HAGAR: To sign a peace treaty with the King of England.
HELGA: Then why take all those weapons?
HAGAR: First we gotta negotiate...
Order a custom leather belt. On the same day order a Liger Gun Belt, and you'll get it shipped immediately.
You'll probably like the Liger so much that you'll cancel the custom order as unneccesary! I've got two and love them.
Liger Gun Belt - MAXPEDITION HARD-USE GEAR® (Home of the Rollypoly™ Folding Dump Pouch)
"It's a big gun when I carry it, it is also a big gun when I take it out” – Clint Smith
Just to let you know, I posted my experience with Rafters S holsters on "Where's my holster" thread. They said 5 to 6 weeks lead, it's been 17 weeks so far. Just some info since lead time is a concern.
Thanks for the help, I went with the Kramer horsehide forward tilt for the Glock and am still looking for the kel tec pf9 I think Side Guard holsters said they had one in stock, although I know nothing about them.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything