We are still currently adding to our 1911-5″ models instock page. Don’t forget to stop by every week and check for updates.
While there are many company’s offering 1911 holsters. Most offer a one size fits all solution. Unfortunately, unlike other modern pistols, 1911’s are available from many manufacturers and custom shops with a lot of options. For 1911 holsters to fit correctly, a one size fits all approach may not be for you.
At Kirkpatrick Leather we are fans of the 1911 pistol. Many of us here own and carry one for self defense. My dad, who started Kirkpatrick Leather Co., carried one in WWII and for most of his life. I personally have a number of them and many of the holster makers here carry 1911’s too. We collect them; we use them for every day carry, competition and hunting. And we are always looking for ways to improve our 1911 holsters. We believe our familiarity with the design helps us communicate with you to make sure you get the perfect 1911 holster.
Most of our belt holsters for the 1911-5″ models have a slight FBI cant that helps narrow the profile of the gun. This makes it more concealable. For those individuals seeking a holster with greater retention, we also offer a holster with a thumb-break design. We have a variety of styles to choose from.
We have been proudly making our custom holsters right here in the great state of Texas, since 1950. All our holsters are custom made from high quality American leather.
How our holsters are built
We start by cutting from the best part of the hide. We then hand dye the holster to ensure a rich deep color that will accent your firearm. All our holsters are sewn using seven cord bonded nylon thread and double stitched in all critical areas. Each holster is then hand molded for a perfect fit and contoured to the hip for comfort. The edges are then sanded and hand burnished to a smooth glossy finish. This helps prevent moisture from entering the edges of the leather. They are then polished and finished with a clear coating to protect the finish. Our concealed carry designs secure your firearm while still providing instant access when needed. Our holsters are built to last a lifetime.
Remember, when you buy from Kirkpatrick Leather Company, you are supporting American jobs & manufacturing
All our instock holsters have free U.S. shipping. Shop today and find the perfect leather holster for your favorite handgun.