Makers of Gun Holsters, Western Holsters, and Concealment Holsters  

Brigade gun holsters and accessories. We specialize in leather holsters, western holsters and concealed carry holsters. Our gun holsters are made from top grade leather superbly crafted to produce high quality custom leather holsters & accessories.Our Leather Gun Holsters Made in USA

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This photo opens up in a large size. Ostrich leg skin trim.

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We pay special attention to the final finish.
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Paying attention to detail and quality is not something we compromise.
Exotic skin Gun holster
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Exotic Crocodile and Bullfrog blended together for a true custom look.
Ruger SR9 C Holster
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Pay close attention to the fit and finish, the edges blended with wax and the precise stitching that matches the very well moded holster to the Ruger SR9c
Custom leather gun holsters, best custom gun holsters
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Notice how tightly molded and stitched the holster is. Not many makers are at this level of precise quality. I have been at this for over 17 years.
Springfield XDM Holsters leather gun holsters for springfield XDM
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Close detail fo the Srpingfield XDM leather holsters.
Custom leather gun holsters
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This is a technique that I do to ensure you have the best holster. There are many tips and secrets to holster making that I have mastered after over 17 years,
Horse hide holsters gun holsters horsehide
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This custom leather holster is made from horsehide and black lizard.
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We precisely stitch to the exact gun you select for a TRUE CUSTOM FIT!
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Stitching a western gun belt!
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We precisely stitch and fit exotic skin if chosen.
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The edges of our belts and holsters are done this way.

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Full Shark custom on holster belt and pouch.
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Hard core line. Using special leather and loops..
Click on picture to enlarge. Really neat looking Ostrich Leg Skin with linen color thread for contrast.
Click on picture to enlarge. Really neat looking Ostrich Leg Skin with linen color thread for contrast.

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Our belts are finished like this regardless of color.

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We use a special finish that gives depth and beauty to leather.

Click on picture to enlarge. Custom M-5 Aspis hoslter with Caiman Crocodile trim.
Click on picture to enlarge. Custom M-11 hoslter with matching M20C mag pouch with Shark Skin Trim.
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Stitching a belt holster with the best polyester thread available.
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Trimming off the extra leather from the lining below. We use thick leather for the belt and liner, no shortcuts.
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Perfect sanding is done after any two pieces of leather have been stitched together.
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More edging, notice how accurate the stitch line is! We try hard to ensure every step is perfect.
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Custom IWB holster done in Bullfrog exotic skin.
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Ostrich leg skin custom with matching belt.
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Edging (rounding) the edges is important to a quality leather item. We do it the "old fashioned way", by hand.
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Using the proper size edger to achieve a perfectly rounded edge on all of our holsters by hand.
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Brown stitching looks very appealing on black leather.
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Using Ostrich hide for holster trim pieces and belt loops.
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We can do a veriety of exotic skins on holsters and belts. Ostrich, shark, lizzard, gator, croc, ostrich leg, bull frog, stingray and even chicken skin.
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We precisely finish even the most difficult exotic skins. We learned to do so from some custom boot makers.
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Burninshing the edge can be done several ways. We do it by machine and then finish it by hand.
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Burnishing the edge of the holster.
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Hand waxing is very important to the quality of a finished edge. Most saddles and quality leather is done this way.
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After it has been waxed and burnished. A perfect edge can be achieved if you take the time and effort to make it just right.
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Another picture of the edge.
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Look at the edge on a western holster. It is thick and burnished and dressed to perfection the "old fashioned way".
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The final edge after it has been hand finished. Yes it takes a little time but worth it. Some may use a quick method "to get by" but we don't think that is the best way.
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Another belt and holster ready to be fitted and finished. Notice how precisely stitched the bullet looping is done. We use thick quality leather, no cheap stuff here!
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A strap billet before it is sewn onto the western gun belt.
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Hand edge-coating our concealment holsters puts a professional touch on the holster or belt.
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Every one of our holsters and accessories are hand wet-fitted to the gun or magazine it is intended for. It takes time but is worth the quality. We do our very best on every item.
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Hand oiling a western holster after it has dried and hardened into a rigid holster that will not collapse and will retain its shape for a very long time. This is not a flimsy or floppy holster or gun belt. We hope to do this for you
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Close up of western strap billet
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Close up shot illustrating an inside-waist-band holster.
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This is the thick main seam (holster welt) of a western holster after it has been sanded after being glued and stitched.
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Close up of a regular western holster.
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What the suede lining looks like after being stitched on the inside.
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We finish and paste and buff the interior of our un-lined holsters.
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Close up detail of holster.
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Some western gun belts just before being stitched.
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Some shot-shell holders that are being finished.
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Accurate stitching done on the industries best machines capable of stitching up to 1" thick leather.
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One of the ways we ensure lasting strength by using kydex to reinforce the strap billet area.
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More of the same
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More...
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Close up of how the area is stitched to ensure lasting strength.
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What it looks like on the underside afterwards.
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Completed and viewed from the top side.
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Completed and viewed from the under side.
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Detail detail...
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Custom options if you desire.
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An inside look at a finished product.
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Cutting some leather for western gunleather.
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An example of stitching up close.
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Border stamping a western gun belt.
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Border stamped holster band before oil and leather stain. Thsi is how the leather looks before hand finishing.
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An inside shot of a holster that has been suede lined.
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Another shot of a suede lined holster as opposed to an unlined holster.
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Self explanatory!
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Close view of a dress belt.
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A border stamped western gunbelt and holster. Notice the contrast difference in the border stamping vs the smooth leather. This takes time and makes a big difference in how it looks.
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Need and ostrich print rig? Very nice looking!
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You can judge the details for yourself!
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You can ask us for a custom belt buckle if you like!
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It looks better in person but you get the idea from this picture.
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Typical quality from our concealment holsters. Every piece of leather acts slighly different but we pride ourselves with quality craftsmanship.
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Inside the waistband holster.
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Back view of a cross draw holster.
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Typical western rig with simple border tooling tastefully done.
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Quality does take time and we don't apologize for it.
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Stitched sight rails to protect the front sight when holster is completed.
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Tooling a belt as per customer request.
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A small of back holster for an excellent concealed carry option.
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Suede lined paddle holster. Fit and function are as excellent as it looks... Very comfortable!
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Quality up close on our cross-draw holster reinforced at the mouth and molded belt channel.
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It looks better in person but you get anidea from this picture.
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The very best in concealed carry magazine pouches.
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Close up photo of an inside-waistband holstert. Very efficiant at concealing a medium to small framed semi-auto gun.
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Our M-5 Holster
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M-36 Holster fitted to a Walther PPK
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Our exclusive product that we use to finish the interior so that it is smooth and slick.
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Our M-11 Ultimate C.C.H. holster. This is the ultimate in concealment especially in larger autos.
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Typical quality of our western gunleather. We use only the best materials and bench make them one at a time. Not many makers show their work this close!!!
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Close up shot of the M-37 C.C.H.2 holster. Note the fit and finish and fine stitching.
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We treat the flesh side of our belt keepers for IWB holsters to make them superior & long lasting.
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Using the same product on certain peices keeps sweat from penetrating through onto your gun when wearing an IWB holster on hot days.


Select tight-grain leather on the left is what we choose for the loops. Not the leather on the right. That is waist.
We leave nothing un-finished

Wet-molded loops.
Warmed to retain shape.

Ready for an oil-bath so they will last years and years without drying out or cracking.
Coming out of the bath.

Dipped in a mix of solution for added strength and longevity.
Final

Notice the rigidity and strength after we take them through the steps we do.
Thick leather is chosen.

Ready for a holster; Yours?
Before shot....Back side of leather re-inforcement piece that you never see.

Same solution we use the for loops is soaked in to this piece that positively keep sweat or moisture from leaching through this spot where alot of body sweat can form from your torso.
Final result! Are we giving away secrets that other makers can benifit from?? Sure but why not, then their customers can benefit as well.

Edges waxed & burnished the true way saddle makers do it.
Comparison between top (partial finished) vs. bottom not finished.

Track marks left from stitching machines. Often you find companies leave these behind to expidite the process. Below is how ours look like after we are done

Stitch holes tight and leather smooth. It takes more time and we produce less but we can't resist doing all we know. No shortcuts taken. It is hard to mass produce this.
No collapse here. This is a 25 lb. weight resting on a M-11 that fits a 1911 with Crimson-Trace grips. Strength and beauty is acheived with leather.

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Burnished the old fashion labor intensive way. Not a painted finish that most production holster have.

Results seen here.
Burnishing a western holster to illustrate more how we do it.

Finishing the interior for a custom touch.
Polishing by hand the interior leather fibers. Your gun's finish will love it.

A secret to a long life in a holster. It takes hours to do this single step. But you benefit. We don't skip it and charge you the same. Many holster companies don't oil holsters like this.
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It all starts here.
Prior to oiling.

During the oiling. Oil is settleing in the pores bringing out a beautiful depth that can only be achieved with oiling.
Black hoslter dyed black BEFORE OILING...

Same holster after oiling. Notice the darker depth with this important step.
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Angle view. Notice we stitch to the exact gun you select for a TRUE CUSTOM FIT!
We focus on building the highest quality leather holsters. The fit and finish and stitching is what we try to perfect. Very close up photo