One of the best parts of owning a handgun is customizing it to fit your needs. From changing sights to swapping stock controls for extended or ambidextrous components, the options to personalize a gun are endless. However, finding a holster to accommodate a newly customized gun can be a real challenge.
Another challenge among handgunners — especially those like me who still like a little leather in our lives — is finding a leather holster with ample retention. While Kydex holsters offer adjustable retention, they often lack the comfort and style of leather. And who doesn’t want to carry in style?
Thanks to the innovative makers at 1791 Gunleather, a new holster resolves both problems.
Ultra Custom Holster
From the outside, the 1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom looks like just another ordinary leather holster, but it’s what’s inside that makes it “the world’s first moldable and re-moldable holster.”
Made from premium, ultra-soft cowhide leather finished in Night Sky Black, the Ultra Custom features new patent-pending technology called Memory-Lok. Sandwiched between the layers of reinforced stitched leather, Memory-Lok allows for a customized holster fit with Kydex-like retention and the comfort of leather in a simple three-step process.
Available in six sizes for handguns from full-size semi-autos to J-Frame revolvers, the Ultra Custom relies on heat — like Kydex — to shape around the firearm for a custom fit. But rather than an oven or heat gun, simply boil or, if you’re fancy, use an immersion cooker, to get water to 165-degrees Fahrenheit and submerge your bagged holster for 5–10 minutes. Then, place the unloaded firearm in the holster and begin pressing the leather against the gun, including around the trigger guard, frame and slide. 1791 Gunleather also includes special tools to create enlarged sight channels for snag-free draws.
Finally, let the holster cool for a few minutes and remove the firearm to test its fit. If you did it right, you should hear the familiar audible click of retention when inserting the firearm into the Ultra Custom. The best part is, if the fit isn’t to your liking or you have another similar sized gun, the process can be repeated to remold the holster.
The Ultra Custom also features a high sweat guard to protect the gun from the perils of perspiration and a polymer tuckable clip for inside-the-waistband carry, providing a non-print profile for ultimate concealability. Currently only available in right-hand models and for handguns without mounted lights and lasers, we anticipate its popularity will lead to additional models in the future. MSRP is $109.99
For more info: 1791gunleather.com