CrossBreed Holsters Celebrates Ten Years in Business

The Holster that started it all.

The Holster that started it all.

Today CrossBreed celebrates ten years in the holster business. In fact the original CrossBreed holster is the one that started it all in this holster design. Today CrossBreed has grown a great deal and now sells many holster designs as well as belts and other accessories.

I own several CrossBreed holsters and purchased my first one for a 1911 shortly after the company began selling it’s products. I continue to use this holster even after all these years of use. They have continued to grow even after the tragic loss of it’s founder Mark Craighead. I spoke with Mark fairly often about new products and such and he was very dedicated to making not only a good product but providing the best customer service possible. TFB wishes them many more years of prosperous business.

This from Crossbreed:

This fall, handcrafted holster manufacturer CrossBreed® Holsters is celebrating 10 years in the firearm accessory business. Since its inception as a “new breed of holsters” by shooter Mark Craighead in 2005, CrossBreed® Holsters has continued to develop products that meet the high quality standards of its customers and fans.

The company was originally founded with a focus on providing the best customer service to its loyal patrons, in addition to producing items that were uniquely designed and highly functional, according to CrossBreed® Holsters.

“We pride ourselves on being a respected, reliable company in the firearm industry,“ CrossBreed® Holsters said in a statement. “We will continue to design exceptional, American-made holsters for the truly dedicated shooters out there. Our customers come first, and we want to supply them with quality products that allow them to carry safely, comfortably and securely in every aspect of their everyday lives.”

Ten years in, CrossBreed® Holsters continues to honor the memory of its late founder by crafting holsters with passion and vision, something evident in Craighead’s initial idea to establish the company in 2005.

“Mark cared a great deal for the firearm industry, and we honor him with every holster we create at CrossBreed®,” the statement read. “We aim to fuel that same passion into our day-to-day work, manufacturing superior concealed holsters to our customers.”

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Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • TJ

    “In fact the original CrossBreed holster is the one that started it all in this holster design.”

    Hmm…. Looks like Tucker Gun Leather’s “The Answer” had Crossbreed beat by 2 years. I find it funny that people still think and claim that Crossbreed invented the hybrid holster. (A lie that they help perpetuate)

    • javierjuanmanuel

      He was a real d bag on xdtalk, which he bought, and promptly banned people that disagreed with his lies.

      Not a nice guy at all.

      Not an original idea, and i think he has sued others, over his stolen idea.

  • Phillip Cooper

    I get the same thing for less than half the price without all the God-bothering BS. It’s called Aliengear.

  • USMC03Vet

    When I need a holster during an exorcism this is my go to holster.

  • dsd1

    tried every other holster for years… just kept avoiding the cost of a CB and thinking it was just “hype” – after a huge rubbermaid bin of hoisters that weren’t what workout out the way i needed, i got a CrossBreed.

    next time i need a holster (or for other model handgun) it will be a CrossBreed with no hesitations. on a side note – i went all in and got the horsehide and it still squeaks after 6 months of 12 hour a day wear! but still looks like brand new even in a hot sweaty tropical climate.