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"The Commander" Alligator Holster

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Alligator Leather Holster

Carry Both IWB and OWB

The Commander is a leather handgun holster made from genuine American Alligator leather. Made entirely by hand in the USA, your children will wear this holster with pride, once you’ve passed it down. All of our holsters can be custom made for firearms that have been modified with red dot sights, lasers, and light attachments.

Carry Your Way

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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Leather Sample Booklet

Undecided? Order a "Risk Free" leather sample booklet today, includes free shipping and returns. After ordering your swatch booklet receive a $5.99 credit towards your first purchase or return it for a full refund!

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99.1% Customer Satisfaction

"Just perfect and very comfortable sitting/driving and standing. Fit is excellent. Gun is snug but easy to draw. Craftsmanship is top notch - on par with a good pair of custom boots."
- Mark of Houston, TX

"After ordering a new alligator wallet I decided I needed a holster to match. I ordered the holster and anxiously awaited the delivery. It showed up a day before my next IDPA match. Break in on my holster took all of about 5 minutes and it performed perfectly during the match. I took a bit of good natured ribbing for having the best looking holster there. Thanks Southern Trapper for another wonderful product I can be proud of for years to come! The actual products look better in person than they do in the photos, so if you are on the fence jump over and indulge yourself. You will not regret your decision."
- Brad of Florence, KY


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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.

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.

Slots for any belt...

Our belt slots are made for 1.5" wide belts. Call us at 843-501-2771 if you would like a different size belt slot.

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 heros, 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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AG
06/10/2020
Andrew G.
United States United States
Amazing Holster

Southern Trapper does beautiful work! I ordered an alligator holster and mag pouches for my Nighthawk and they turned out great! Michael was very helpful over the phone when I was placing the order. Well worth the wait!

KM
01/04/2020
Kevin M.
United States United States
Commander Alligator Hostler

Outstanding product.Super service.

WB
12/28/2019
William B.
United States United States
Beautiful holster, super solid

My entire experience has been fantastic. I got prompt feedback whenever I had a question regarding products or shipping, the product was delivered on time, and it's at least as beautiful in person as it is on camera. I've been wearing it 14+ hours a day for about two weeks now. It fit the pistol perfectly out of box, and wears well while securely keeping the pistol in place. I can draw well, and the shape of the holster indexes well for blind reholstering (I wear at 5 o'clock). My only complaints are that the inner liner got pretty roughed up the first week or so, which left a lot of leather detritus on the pistol, including finding its way into the trigger group and under the slide. Also, during OWB wear, the edges of the belt slots are taking some compression damage which is unsightly, but doesn't impact performance. This is real hair-splitting, however, and overall I don't think I could be happier.

MO
03/18/2019
Mark O.
United States
The commander

I really luv it. Going to place another order for another holster and a alligator wallet for my self

BK
03/02/2019
Brad K.
Styl'in

After ordering a new alligator wallet I decided I needed a holster to match. I ordered the holster and anxiously awaited the delivery. It showed up a day before my next IDP match. Break in on my holster took all of about 5 minutes and it performed perfectly during the match. I took a bit of good natured ribbing for having the best looking holster there. Thanks Southern Trapper for another wonderful product I can be proud of for years to come! The actual products look better in person than they do in the photos, so if you are on the fence jump over and indulge yourself. You will not regret your decision.

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