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leather paddle holster
leather paddle holster
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leather paddle holster
leather paddle holster
leather paddle holster
paddle holster

The Paddle Holster

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Leather Paddle Holster - OWB Holster

The leather paddle holster is ideal for those who want to quickly and comfortably open carry. This OWB paddle holster is made with a durable plastic paddle and genuine leather for ultimate comfort. The paddle has teeth that latch onto the belt, to provide a smooth draw and reholster action. The leather sweat guard is not only comfortable, it also prevents your body from transferring sweat to the slide, reducing the likelihood of rust. Order a paddle holster today for any firearm make & model. All of our holsters can be custom made for firearms that have been modified with red dot sights, lasers, and light attachments.

How To Order

Please use the drop down 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. A red dot refers to an optic on the slide, not a rail-mounted or grip laser. You will also be able to add a matching single mag holder or gun belt by using the drop down 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.

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100-Year Warranty...

Our philosophy is simple - Exceed your expectations no matter the cost. We'll never mass-produce and we'll never sacrifice quality. Nothing will ever leave our shop unless we're certain that it will last 100-years or more. 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.

Paddle Holster...

Quickly and comfortably carry your firearm OWB with your plastic paddle attachment. The durable plastic is lightweight and is resistant to cracking. The paddle has teeth that latch onto the belt, to allow for a smooth draw and reholster.

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 5-ton 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 and are 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 enhance with wear.  

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 will provide generational satisfaction. Your grandchildren will enjoy it as much as you did. Our current lead time is about 15 weeks until your holster ships.

Field Tested...

Field tested by dads, cowboys, law enforcement, professional athletes, game wardens, and by our nation’s war hero's, our collections will outlast and outperform all. Like a great hunting dog, our holsters are there when you need them.

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. You can select your attachment model from the dropdown menu or you can order over the phone.

Will you call me to confirm my order before you being making it?

Yes, if you request a phone call confirmation through the drop down menu we will call you within 48 hours to confirm all of the details of your order. You will have the opportunity to make changes, choose your colors, or cancel your order.

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. They will also 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: if your dog chews up the holster, you fall off an ATV and the holster rips apart, or If your holster falls into murky saltwater while you are wrestling gators causing it to shrink and change colors. We will always 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.

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. If you would like to modify the belt slots, please select "request phone call to confirm order" and 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 or move 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 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

I have high rise sights

We will be able to make a holster for a firearm with high rise or suppressor height sights. Please mention this in the notes section or request a phone call confirmation.

I have a compensator

We will be able to make a holster for a firearm with a compenstor. Please mention this in the notes section or request a phone call confirmation.

Will the holster cover the entire Firearm?

Yes, the holster will cover the full barrel and slide of your firearm. Your firearm will not stick out of the end of the holster.

Will the trigger guard be covered?

Yes, the holster will cover the full trigger guard. Your trigger guard will not be exposed.

I have laser grips... 

We will be able to make a holster for your firearm if it has laser grips. Our holsters will not interfere with your laser grips.

Can I add a thumb break?

Yes, you will be able to select "Add Thumb Break" while using the drop down menu.

Will the holster collapse after drawing my firearm?

No. Our holsters are made with very sturdy leather that will maintain the shape of your firearm over time. Holsters made with trim pieces provide extra shape support and will help prevent your holster from collapsing while carrying IWB.

Are the IWB Clips Tuckable?

Yes, our IWB clips are tuckable, meaning you can tuck your shirt in around the clips for ultimate concealment.

Is the bottom of the holster open or sewn shut?

No, our holsters will have an open bottom unless you specifically request to have your holster sewn shut.

Does the type of leather affect retention or durability?

No. Whether your holster is made from cowhide or alligator will not affect the retention or durability of your holster.

Can I upgrade to an UltiClip?

Yes. Please call us at 843-501-2771 so that we can add an UltiClip to your holster.

The Generational Guarantee - Leave Your Children Something To Fight Over

100-Year Warranty - 

Our philosophy is simple - Exceed our customers 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. This warranty applies to products used responsibly. Exposure to chemicals like chlorine, detergent, or conditioners that result in a breakdown of the material or damage caused by misuse (dog chewing, water exposure, broken zippers, or road rash, etc.) will void the 100 year warranty. 

If your product does not hold up in the conditions it is supposed to, we'll fix it or replace it. If for some reason we can't fix it, we'll give you store credit. You can contact us by emailing Orders@TheSouthernTrapper.com. 

To receive our 100-Year Warranty, you must register your product with our Warranty Department within 30 days of receiving it in the mail. Click here to register your product. 

30-Day Money Back Guarantee - 

When you order a stocked item (wallet, sling, or case, ect) you'll receive a 30-day money back guarantee. If the item you receive is not what we described it as, please contact us within 30 days and as long the item is in like-new condition, we'll refund or exchange the item for you. Please contact us by email at Orders@TheSouthernTrapper.com and attach photos with your order number and describe the situation to us, and we'll get back to you quickly. To fit properly, our products require a break-in period before they will function as intended. Here are instructions on how to break in a leather holster. Non-stocked items (belt, holster, or other custom made items, etc.) cannot be exchanged, returned, or refunded for store credit. This guarantee does not cover unintentional customer mistakes, such as choosing the wrong gun, the wrong size or color, or the wrong hand orientation. 

Contact Us - Please either email us or use the contact form below if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. 

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JH
11/04/2020
John H.
United States United States
Paddle Holster

Works well for me. I wear shorts without belt for most of year and this works very well for me.

DW
02/13/2020
Dan W.
United States United States
STI Staccato C

The quality of the holster is very nice. The holster is not stable on my gun belt. I have tried securing the paddle to the inside of my jeans and just to the belt. Not very secure. I’m sorry to say that I don’t care for it nor will I be using it. I’m bummed.

02/13/2020
Southern Trapper

Hello Dan, it sounds like we need to send you a paddle with a smaller width, so that it does not move along your belt. I am going to call you now to confirm the width of your belt and we'll ship it out to you at no cost.

MW
02/05/2020
Matt W.
United States United States
Paddle holster

Overall I enjoyed my experience. Whenever I had any questions regarding my order my emails were responded to very quickly. The holster is great and is exactly what I wanted. Looking forward to my next purchase

CF
12/05/2019
Clint F.
United States United States
Wow--stunning all around.

I ordered two different holsters from Southern Trapper at the same time and received them a couple of days ago. It was two months from order to having them in my hand, which is not bad considering the first rate quality of a completely custom holster. This particular holsters was for a Glock Model 45 in 9mm, which is one of my two primary carry pistols. Quality, fit and finish are absolutely first rate, and given the warranty, I can't imagine being disappointed at any point. I haven't had them long enough to rate the durability, but again, the warranty speaks for itself. I had my holster customized to include the thumb break with a snap for extra retention, and it's great. A very secure fit but you don't have to fight with it to get the snap open or closed. Very well done. The other thing I have to mention isn't just the product, but the packaging and presentation. That's right, it was that good. Two beautiful velvet type bags with the holster inside. The type of bag you might find on a VERY high end bottle of fine whiskey. The box was presentation quality, and there was even a hand written note inside. Fabulous. I'll definitely be back to outfit my other pistols.

VL
11/03/2019
Victor L.
United States United States
2011 STI Holster.

This 2011 custom holster is awesome and well crafted. I am very pleased with this product.

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