While wandering around Vendor Village during The Gathering at the Sawmill in South Carolina, I came across the 1791 Gunleather booth. What drew me to the booth was the big bucket of steaming water they had on their display table. To my surprise, they weren’t serving up refreshing warm drinks on that rainy Wednesday but instead, they were showcasing their OWB Ultra Custom holster – a kit sold so that you can form fit your own custom leather holster.
The 1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom OWB – Make your own Leather Holster
They released their initial IWB Ultra Custom concealment holster back during SHOT Show 2020 and now, 1791 Gunleather is offering the Ultra Custom in an OWB platform. This means that without being an expert in leathercraft, you’ll be able to make a perfectly fitted holster for your firearm.
1791 Gunlather was able to accomplish this by using a unique combination of deer hide leather that encases a sleeve of thermo-responsive polymer that becomes pliable when submerged in hot water (165 degrees was the number they gave me). Afterward, the holster becomes workable and you can then insert your firearm and fit it to your preferred level of tension as well as accommodate for any aftermarket controls and sights you have attached to the pistol.
All of 1791 Gunleather’s Ultra Custom holsters are compatible with red dot-equipped pistols right out of the box. In addition, the rep at the booth told me that very soon they will be offering their entire line of Ultra Custom holsters in a new configuration designed to accommodate weapon lights, so with very little effort, you can fit your pistol with any weapon light and not have to worry about tracking down a custom Kydex holster for your weapon light equipped pistol.
The pricing on these custom holsters is great – just $99 and one really unique thing that 1791 Gunleather doesn’t mention is their Ultra Custom actually makes a satisfying “click” when you seat your gun into the holster like a Kydex holster would. The new OWB Ultra Custom holster is on the 1791 Gunleather website and each kit comes with everything (besides the water) you need to make your own custom leather holster.
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