NEW Light-Bearing And Red Dot Holsters From Craft Holsters

Doug E
by Doug E
NEW Light-Bearing And Red Dot Holsters From Craft Holsters

Craft Holsters recently added new light and laser bearing offerings to their lineup, which cover a myriad of belt, chest, and shoulder holster options. The new light and laser-bearing holsters, and light-bearing and red dot holsters are built of leather, Kydex, and nylon, and include inside-the-waistband (IWB) and outside-the-waistband (OWB) configurations as well. Let’s take a look at some of the new holsters.

Holsters @ TFB:

Craft Holsters’ Kydex Light Bearing & Red Dot Holsters

The red dot and light-bearing Kydex holsters from Craft Holsters are listed for $109 for the IWB model, while the OWB model is listed at $99. The links can be found in the quoted descriptions.

This kydex IWB/appendix holster is a great choice if you like premium kydex and your pistol is equipped with both a tactical light/laser as well as optics device. The holster offers deep concealment, high carry comfort, and a perfect, glove-like fit for your setup.

Red dot plus light bearing holster

This custom kydex light-bearing red dot holster is designed for outside the waistband carry and it’s a great choice for anyone who loves kydex holsters and carries a tactical light or laser as well as a red dot sight attached to their pistol. This pancake light bearing OWB red dot sight holster is made of premium American kydex.

red dot and light bearing holsters

Craft Holsters’ Leather Light-Bearing & Red Dot Holsters

Craft Holsters gives customers a choice between tan or black finishes when it comes to their leather holsters. Below you’ll find examples of their belt and shoulder holsters. Aside from the traditional shoulder holsters with magazine pouches, they also offer shoulder holsters with a weak-side elastic strap rather than having a counterweight magazine pouch.

The entire light-bearing holster for pistols with red dot sights is made of premium Italian leather and the key parts of the holster are double-stitched with high quality German threads. The holster features an open-muzzle design, open-top design and the leather covers almost the entire barrel.

This light-bearing vertical shoulder holster system now comes with a leather cut out to house the optics device attached to your pistol. The holster delivers great carry comfort, a perfect fit, and it also features a double pouch for a set of extra pistol magazines.

This optics-friendly shoulder holster system provides a perfect fit for your pistol equipped with a tactical light or laser. A great benefit of this light-bearing shoulder rig is the fact that it features a leather cut out to house your red dot device.

shoulder holsters for pistols with optics

Stay tuned to for the following light-bearing shoulder holsters as they’ll be appearing soon on their website. There’s no listed price yet on the new models below, however, the models above are listed for $199.

light bearing holsters

If you’d like to see my review of the Craft Holsters leather “Panther” holster, click here. Feel free to check out to see all of their holsters and related products. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Is there one here or on their website that would fit your needs?

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Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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  • Christopher Christopher on Mar 03, 2023

    While not terribly interested in the new selection I've got several holsters from Craft Holsters and they are wonderful, comfortable, and worth the prices they ask. They take a while to get shipped out but when you get it, you'll be happy.

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    • Justinoguy Justinoguy on Mar 04, 2023

      @Andrew I'm getting information that answers questions I didn't know enough to even have. How the difference in the ratio affects how well the gun is retained is something that matters. Ordering online means I don't have a clue except that ratio and whatever others know.

  • Pdog Pdog on Mar 03, 2023

    Big fan of shoulder holsters. There is a good reason why they were so popular back in the day.
    We just have to figure out how to make them kosher for the range nazi's.