A very nice holster for the CZ Shadow 2

    Plastic fantastic by all means, but there’s something special with products made out of natural leather, by hand. I noticed this fantastic holster in a Facebook group and asked the owner for permission to use the pictures as well as ask him for a few details.

    I can honestly say I am stunned by the fantastic work that Caleb (Bitterroot Gunleather) has done for me!! This beautiful holster arrived in the post today and believe me the workmanship is second to none.

    And when you consider that i live on the other side of the world he was completely trust worthy and very helpful. The only other thing i can say is WOW and THANK YOU!!!!

    Below: Here you can see the holster from the opposite side.

    The holsters are made by Caleb Koller at Bitterroot Gunleather, Montana, USA.

    You can check out their Facebook here and their Hompage here.

    Guernsey Gun Laws

    When I realized that the proud owner of these holster and the CZ Shadow 2 was living in the United Kingdom, and not in the US as expected, I was perplexed. Handguns like the CZ2 Shadow there, really?

    I then understood that the owner was located in Guernsey, an island actually not part of the United Kingdom. It’s a channel island with a jurisdiction that lies within the Common Travel Area of the British Isles.

    The Island is not a member of the European Union, and I think it’s safe to say that they’re most known for their low taxes. (What’s not to like?) The defense and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.

    I had to check what Guernsey Police say about firearms and licensing:

    Firearms are dangerous weapons. Gun ownership is a privilege, not a right. Guernsey Police are the licensing authority for firearm and shotgun certificates as well as for firearms dealers within the Bailiwick.

    Licensing seems to be quite strict, but there is hope. Note the low amount of permits around, but bear in mind that there are only about 60 000 inhabitants. I think 15 registered firearms dealers in might beat most places in the US per capita!

    The possession and use of firearms is strictly regulated. Information on shotgun certificates and permits can be obtained from Guernsey Police on 725111. The importation of firearms is also regulated and further information can be obtained from the Guernsey Border Agency on 741417.

    There are approximately three hundred firearms certificates in force within Guernsey and seven hundred shotgun certificates. There are also about fifteen registered firearms dealers in the island.

    The Guernsey Police undertake all relevant checks and supervise the applications for all firearms and shotgun certificates, and also carry out security checks to ensure that weapons are kept securely in appropriate storage facilities.

    For more knowledge on their gun laws check the The Firearms (Guernsey) (Amendment) Law, 2016.

    This holster is intended for use on the range. I didn’t go into depth into the local firearm laws, but I doubt I will ready anything that permits concealed or open carry.

    Pictures used with permission. Thanks J.L. and enjoy your fantastic Shadow and holster!