The "Officer" is the newest holster that we released in March of 2021. This dual-carry leather holster is made entirely by hand in the USA for your specific firearm, including firearms that have been modified with lights, lasers and red dot sights. Made from genuine top grade leather, this basketweave embossed holster is ready for a lifetime of abuse. Take this holster on a 30-day test drive with our 30-Day Buy Back Guarantee. You can easily transition from OWB (outside the waistband) to IWB (inside the waistband) using the sturdy metal IWB clips that securely fasten to the belt slots.
Each holster is made from the highest grade American cowhide leather with care and precision by our Master Leathermen. This holster will fit like a glove and will not scratch the finish on your firearm.
This holster comes equipped with a full-sized sweat guard to provide exceptional comfort and prevent rust by eliminating moisture transfer from your body to the firearm.
Our holsters are designed for an easy and reliable draw and reholster. Each holster has excellent retention and your firearm will be securely positioned in the holster. The holster covers the full barrel and trigger guard of your firearm, while the dual wings distribute the weight of your firearm evenly across your belt. Over time, the leather will form to the shape of your body for even greater comfort and ease of use. All holsters come backed by our unbeatable 100-Year Warranty, ready for a lifetime of use and abuse.
Summary of Features
- Perfect Fit - Each holster is made for your specific firearm, including firearms that have been modified with red dot sights, lasers, lights, and threaded barrels
- Dual Carry - Carry both OWB and IWB with the attachable metal IWB clips that automatically come with the holster
- Secure - Sewn extra tight to provide excellent retention
- Comfortable - Full size sweat guard provides comfort and prevents the transfer of moisture from your body to the firearm
- Smooth Draw - Built with a standard 15 degree cant forward cant (angle)
- Protects your firearm - Made from smooth leather to protect the finish on your firearm
- Optional suede upgrade - Upgrade the interior of your holster to suede to provide additional protection to your firearm's finish
- Full Coverage - Each holster will fully cover the trigger guard and barrel, your firearm will not stick out of the bottom
How To Order
Please use the dropdown menu to select your firearm make and model. You will be able to modify your holster to be made with a laser/light, red dot sight, thumb break, or have it lined with soft suede. You will also be able to add a matching single mag holder or gun belt by using the dropdown menu. If you have any concerns while placing an order please include your questions or comments in the notes section. You can request a phone call to confirm the details of your order if you wish. For those that prefer to order their holster over the phone, please call us at 843-501-2771.
Our philosophy is simple - Exceed your expectations no matter the cost. We'll never mass-produce, we'll never sacrifice quality, and nothing will ever leave our shop unless we're certain it will last 100 years. Every piece of leather is built with pride and integrity to provide a lifetime of satisfaction. We're so confident in our talented craftsmen, durable materials, and outstanding designs, that we warranty them against workmanship for 100 years.
The Defender is designed for strong side carry, at approximately 3-5:30 on your hip, and are designed to carry your gun with a 15 -degree forward cant (angle). This helps to maximize the ability to conceal the firearm. It also aids in a quick, smooth draw and presentation.
Comfortably draw and re-holster the firearm...
Made specifically for each firearm, our holsters are individually built for each pistol to ensure that each holster has excellent retention and fits like a glove. During the fitting process, your holster will be molded with a hydraulic press to form the shape of your firearm - your holster will fit like a glove.
Leather with “Gentleman-like traits”...
Our holsters are soft & strong, yet quietly ready for anything. We pride ourselves on offering undoubtedly reliable holsters that are comfortably casual, even while under pressure. The water resistant finish provides protection against rain, sleet, and snow. Our leather holsters age with a natural patina and will enhance with wear.
The reinforced opening makes it easier to re-holster the firearm under normal and stressful situations. You’ll be able to safely and confidently re-holster your firearm without the holster mouth obstructing your access.
Never sacrifice quality and never mass produce...
Nothing profoundly satisfying happens overnight, including our holsters. Our team of master craftsmen delicately handcraft each holster entirely by hand. While you may think we’re out fishing, we’re actually meticulously perfecting your holster to ensure it provides generational satisfaction. Your grandkids will enjoy it as much as you did. Our current lead time is between 7-8 weeks, before your holster will ship.
Field tested by Dads, Cowboys, Professional Athletes, Game Wardens, and by our nation’s war heros, our collections will outlast and outperform all. Like a great hunting dog, our holsters are there when you need them. We’ve spent months in development by spending weeks in the duck blind, days in deer stand, and weekends on the river, all to ensure each product will withstand a lifetime of abuse.
We understand that there may be circumstances where you want to return a product. If you would like to return a product, simply contact our customer care department (Orders@TheSouthernTrapper.com
Will you call me to confirm my order before you being making it?
Yes, We will call you within 48 hours to confirm all of the details of your order, so that you will have the opportunity to make changes, choose your colors, or cancel your order.
What colors can I choose from and how do I choose them?
We custom dye all of our leather, so we can choose any color. Our craftsmen will call you to confirm the colors and we will provide you with color options during our phone call.
Can you make a holster for a laser/light/red dot sight?
Yes. We will be able to make a holster for your firearm that has a laser/light/red dot sight.
My firearm/laser/light is not on your list, will you be able to make a holster for it?
Most likely yes. New models are released every month and we try to update our drop down menus as frequently as possible. If you have a very rare/unique laser/light, we will still be able to make a holster if you send it to us. If it turns out that we cannot make a holster for your firearm, we will promptly provide you with a full refund.
Can I order a matching belt, mag holder, gun grip or shoulder holster?
Yes. We will be able to make a matching belt, mag holder (single or double), gun grip, or shoulder holster. The price will depend on the type of leather and other customizations. After you place your order, our craftsmen will call to confirm the details and will ask you if you would like to add anything else to your order.
Do I need to send you my firearm to make the custom holster?
No. We use replica gun molds to make our holsters.
Does my custom holster come with the 100-Year Warranty?
Yes, your custom holster will be covered by our 100-Year Warranty.
What does the 100-Year Warranty cover?
Our warranty covers any issues that arise from workmanship. Workanship includes: Thread coming undone, leather ripping, ETC.
What doesn't the 100-Year Warranty cover?
Our warranty applies to products used responsibly, and damage caused by misuse will not be covered, for example: your dog chews up the holster, if you fall off an ATV and the holster rips apart, If your holster falls into murky saltwater while you are wrestling gators, which causes it to shrink to change colors, we will attempt to repair it but we will not make an entirely new holster for you. Exposure to chemicals like chlorine, detergent, and conditioners may result in a breakdown of material, which will not be covered by our warranty.
What is the lead time for a custom holster? How long after placing an order will it take until I receive it?
Our current lead time for custom holsters is about 8-10 weeks, depending on how complex the holster is.
What is the best type of holster for me?
Our craftsmen will speak with you about how you plan on carrying your firearm and we will help you determine what type of holster is best for you.
Can I choose the angle (cant) of the belt slots?
Yes, we can make the belt slots at any angle. Generally we recommend a 15-degree forward cant. We will confirm these details during our phone call.
Are the metal clips adjustable?
Yes, the metal clips are adjustable. You can adjust the clips for height and angle.
If I lose one of the metal clips or hardware, will you replace it?
Yes, we can replace any lost clips or hardware.
How much retention will the holster have?
All of our holsters are made for each specific firearm and will be made very snug. Your firearm will not wiggle around in the holster. You will be able to adjust the amount of retention by breaking in the holster. We provide break-in instructions with all of our holsters.
Can I remove my thumb break or add a thumb break later?
No. After the holster is made, it cannot be modified to remove or add the thumb break.
If I do not choose to line my holster with suede, will the holster scratch the finish off of my firearm?
No. Our holsters are made from vegetable tan cowhide leather that has been resurfaced and slicked to be smooth. The suede lining is softer, but our unlined holsters will still protect the firearm's finish.
What happens if the holster does not fit?
When a holster does not initially fit, it is almost always because it has not been broken in yet. Our holsters are made from genuine leather, and require a break-in period, just like a new baseball mitt. If the holster is too tight after breaking in, we can stretch the holster at no additional cost. If the holster does not fit the firearm after being broken in and stretched, we will remake the holster at no additional cost.
What is your return policy?
Our craftsmen do their best to build each holster to your specific requests. We do not carry an inventory of custom holsters, therefore we will not be able to accept a custom holster as a return. However, we will work with you to resolve the situation on a case-by-case basis.
How will you ship my order?
We offer complimentary USPS shipping, but you can also pay for for UPS delivery as well.
Will I receive a notification when my order ships?
Yes. You will receive an email or text message with the tracking number when your order ships.
Can I send you my rare gun so that you can make a holster for it?
No. We use replica gun molds to make our holsters and we do not need you to send us your gun. We will use a two ton press to mold your holster, which could bend the barrel or frame of your firearm. Therefore, we will not allow you to send us your firearm.
If I already own a holster that I like, will you be able to recreate it?
Most likely yes. Please email us photos of your holster to Orders@TheSouthernTrapper.com