Best Source OWB Exotic Leather Holster

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by 2sharp2, May 31, 2020.

  1. 2sharp2

    2sharp2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Thinking about a OWB holster exotic leather (BBQ holster) for Ultra/Commander size 1911.
    Ell, Ostrich, etc. undecided. Waiting for it is not a problem.
    Where do you buy yours?
  2. azngotskills

    azngotskills Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    Carl at Exodus Gun Leather
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  3. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    Simply Rugged Leather, they have a bunch of different types of exotic leathers, Rob Leahy is been doing this a long time and he is great to deal with.
  4. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2017
    Exodus Gunleather and Warbird are a couple I've had good luck with.
  5. Fred_G

    Fred_G Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    You might want to talk to Jason Winnie. Good guy, family business.

    Milt Sparks makes some really nice exotic trimmed holsters. Warbird Leather makes nice looking stuff. Been a LOT of nice gently used holsters on the forums lately, you might find a killer deal if you shop around.

    Good luck! Make a thread when you get your BBQ holster!
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  6. 2sharp2

    2sharp2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Thanks guys, that should keep me busy for awhile.
  7. cundiff5535

    cundiff5535 Chambers Custom Owners Club

    Apr 1, 2013
    Carl is a legend, and his holsters are well worth it from what I’ve handled and seen:)!!

    I have a Stetchdex holster (it’s a iwb), from Todd... He can make anything though. Sadly, he’s gone MIA, but it’s sweet as well!
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  8. OldCuz

    OldCuz So, I held this 1911 and then.... Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020

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  9. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    another vote for exodus leather, I have a owb pancake in horesehide with elephant front. Yeah its old enough to be legal! And its exquisite
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  10. RIS

    RIS Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2019
    R Grizzle does exceptional work and has a large variety of exotics
  11. Stogies

    Stogies One more please!

    Aug 22, 2015
    Exodus hands down.
    Carl is the best.
    Here's a small sampling
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  12. Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    Second the opinion on Exodus, a sampling of mine below. I have other Exodus holsters that have been worn hard and put up wet and they hold up and still function perfectly. Carl is a great guy and will work with you to provide you with an excellent product. He makes a great belt as well. C19AC599-8589-4596-8DD1-FBD66894D699.jpeg
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  13. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    Paul at Warbird leather, here is one he made for me. His lead time is about a month.



  14. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    The best holster makers in the world are names like Sparks, DelFatti, Ralston, Erik Little, Mark Garrity, Alex Nossar, and Mitch Rosen. For a relative newcomer, take a look at Palmetto Leatherworks. For the money, they can't be beaten. All of their holsters are top shelf, American shoulder cowhide leather and double stitched. When you spend this kind of money on a holster you want hand "hard" molding, heavy cowhide cut from the shoulder, double-stitched edges/wear points, and if using snaps, "pull the dot" USA made branded snaps. A lot of "exotic" holsters shown online are made more for show than for go, IMO.




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  15. Doug Walker

    Doug Walker Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Caleb at Bitterroot
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  16. 2sharp2

    2sharp2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Question: I can't find a website for Warbird. Is there a trick? I tried the .com listed on the business card in the pic.
    I have seen several pics of his holsters I like. How do I order? Do I have to call him?
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  17. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Sam Andrews @Andrews Leather makes nice holsters.
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  18. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    He post/sells on TOOS, here is the link for one of his F/S threads. Just email or PM him, Colt Hammerless is his screen name.
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  19. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
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  20. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Thanks for posting the link Mike. Man he builds some nice ones.
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