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The "Battle Axe" Alligator Holster

Regular price $ 285.00 Save $ 0.00

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Alligator Leather Holster

Carry Both IWB and OWB

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. 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 and wild-caught alligator 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, provided by the reinforced leather trim piece that prevents the mouth of the holster from collapsing once you draw the firearm. 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. Give us a call at 843-501-2771 with any questions.

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 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.

OWB / IWB Combo

Quickly transition from OWB to IWB to carry for any occasion. Our open carry combo holsters come with attachable IWB clips for comfortable concealment.

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OWB / IWB Combo Holster...

Quickly transition from outside the waistband (OWB) to inside the waistband (IWB) by attaching our metal IWB clips. The attachable metal clips are rugged and reliable, and we’ll replace them if they ever fail. This hybrid concealed carry holster is perfect for IWB and OWB.

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.  

Reinforced Opening... 

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's mouth obstructing your access.

belt slots...

Our belt slots are made for 1.5" wide belts.

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 8-10 weeks until your holster ships.

Field Tested...

Field tested by dads, cowboys, law enforcement, 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.

Return Policy

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) within 30 days of the ship date of your order. All returns are subject to the conditions listed here. In summary, products that are customized with initials, lights, lasers, and red dot sights are non-refundable. If there is an issue with how the holster fits, we will work with you by fixing or remaking the holster for you

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.

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 product that has NOT been customized with initials, laser/light/red dot sights, or different colors, 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 Hello@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. Items that have been customized or custom made cannot be exchanged, returned, or refunded for store credit. Examples of "customized" orders includes: products that have been customized with initials, embossments, lights, lasers, red dot sights and other available customizations. 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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David H.
United States United States

I like the craftsmanship as far as the leather work goes, but the addition of the thumb break turns out ill advised. It is not designed correctly in that it will never snap shut in the "hammer down" position, it is to small. Also, the holster is too rigig, to snug when gun is holstered. Turns out, it has to be "broken in" by wrapping a sock around gun and stuffing it in the holster to force expansion. I'm not satisfied. I'm almost convinced that it's not the correct template for the make and model of my gun.

Christopher V.
United States United States
This one nice, but other HUGE...Bogus Guarantee

The battle axe is awesome and fits my P7M13 precisely. I also purchased a Bounty but it is unusable and HUGE. They will not let me review or return it. I spoke with the owner (Capt Bligh) and he would not honor his personal 30 day no risk guarantee (called the day of delivery). At this point I will use it as a frisbee or a surfboard. It is the size of a dog bowl. No WAY you could CCW. He should not offer a no risk guarantee if he will just hang up on your call.

Southern Trapper

Hello Chris, I am very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the Bounty holster. As we discussed on the phone, I understand that you would like to return your custom holster because it is bigger than you imagined. The Bounty's product photos are of a semi automatic weapon, which is why it looks different than the custom holster we made for your long barrel revolver. Unfortunately the 30-day buy back/refund does not apply to orders that are requested to be custom made. You requested that we custom make this holster for your unique and rare firearm (Korth Combat), which is not a firearm we offer on our website and needed to be custom made. If this was a holster made for a firearm that we stock or offer on our website, we would have honored the 30-day back guarantee. I am also very surprised that you think that I hung up on the phone call, as that is not true. - Capt Bligh

Phil S.
United States United States
Matching: Battle axe holster, 1911 gun grips and belt

Craftmanship is superb, and the finished product are a work of art! 100% satisfied!!!

Vernon R.
United States United States

Absolutely the best.

United States United States
All Sizzle - No Steak, Look Elsewhere

Pathetic - hardware meant to hold holster together sheared off on 1st insertion of weapon. Grain of alligator skin used was just awful - looked nothing like picture. $370 and 4 months later, still no holster. This place has got the greatest, cutsiest marketing department around. The rest is pure junk.