Kirkpatrick QuickShip:
The Best 1911 Holster

Quality leather 1911 over the waistband holster.

An iconic piece of American history, no gun enthusiast’s collection is complete without the Kirkpatrick leather over-the-waistband carry holster. If you own one Kirkpatrick gun holster, then you know its high quality leather and custom molding make it the best 1911 holster on the market today. With over 70 years honing our craft, Kirkpatrick Leather holsters are second to none in terms of quality, fit and comfort.

Quick Ship holsters are custom made holsters that are in stock or in process and typically ship in 7-10 business days.

2010 leather holster for 1911

Model 2010 - Undercover 1911 OWB holster

Our most popular 1911 holster OWB, the Undercover, is our take on the classic pancake style holster. The double belt loop slots and excellent retention ensure your 1911 stays firmly in place during a one-handed draw and during holstering. The contoured design keeps the holster flat against your body and keeps the holster open when your pistol is in use. If you’re looking for a quality concealed carry holster that’s designed for comfort and all day carry, this is one of the best 1911 holsters you can find. The Model 2010 is a QuickShip Custom Holster.  Buy Now and get it Fast.

Model TSS - Texas Strong Side 1911 OWB holster

For 1911 everyday carry we offer our time tested Texas Strong Side. This is a great concealed carry holster, it’s very quick and has become a favorite among competitive shooters. The design features a reinforced opening for added durability and easy one hand holstering. One belt loop slot with a molded belt channel will keep the grip of your 1911 closer to your body for better concealment with light cover. Designed for comfort and concealment, the TSS is one of the best concealed carry holster options available. This a QuickShip Custom Holster.  Buy Now and get it Fast.

Model TCD - Texas Cross Draw 1911 OWB holster

Drivers and desk jockeys look no further for your perfect OWB holster. The Texas Cross Draw is perfect for drawing your 1911 from a seated position, or for carrying while trekking with a rifle slung over your shoulder. And let’s be real here- there’s not much cooler than open carry with a Cross Draw holster. Features include custom hand molding, reinforced opening, contoured to your body with cross draw angle for easy access. Our Texas Cross Draw 1911 holster is the best 1911 holster for open carry on the market today. This a QuickShip Custom Holster.  Buy Now and get it Fast.

Model TRC - The Reserve Carry 1911 OWB holster

The Reserve is a 1911 OWB leather holster designed to be easily taken on and off throughout the day. This updated pancake holster design is the best holster for trips to the range. We replaced the traditional double belt slots of a pancake holster with two double snap keepers so you can easily attach or remove your holster without unbuckling your belt. If you’re looking for the best leather OWB 1911 holster with the flexibility to remove quickly, the Reserve holster will be perfect for you. This very comfortable, concealable holster is a great choice for everyday carry. This a QuickShip Custom Holster.  Buy Now and get it Fast.

Everyday carry holsters, made for 1911 owners by 1911 owners

With its long history and iconic design, the 1911 is one of the most important handguns in the last 100 years. Originally designed by John Browning for the U.S. military. The 1911 is still one of the most popular guns for everything from bullseye shooting to everyday carry. Its simple design and reputation for accuracy has made this beloved pistol a favorite for many. Over the years the extreme popularity of this firearm has prompted many manufacturers to produce their own version of the pistol. When it comes to modern day pistols, some of today’s finest firearms are the 1911’s being produced by custom manufacturers. Companies like Wilson Combat, Nighthawk, Les Baer, Turnbull, STI Staccato all make 1911 firearms that are extremely accurate, reliable and beautiful.

At Kirkpatrick Leather we are fans of the 1911 pistol. Many of us here own and carry one for self-defense. My dad, who started Kirkpatrick Leather Co., used one in WWII and for most of his life thereafter. I personally have a number of them and many of the quality holster makers here carry 1911’s too. We collect them; we use them for everyday carry, competition and hunting. We are always looking for ways to improve our holster design. We believe our familiarity with the design helps us communicate with you to make sure you get the best 1911 holster for your needs.

While there are many companies offering 1911 holsters, most offer a one size fits all solution. Unfortunately, unlike other modern pistols, 1911’s are available from many manufacturers and custom shops with a lot of options like barrel length and other unique features. For 1911 holsters to fit correctly, a one size fits all approach may not be for you.

Each Kirkpatrick quality holster is made one at a time for the specific 1911 you carry. All of our 1911 holsters are available for either cocked and locked carry or hammer down carry. They can also be custom made for any barrel length from 3.0” to 6.0”. If your pistol has custom options like an oversized safety, suppressor sights, threaded barrel or if it is equipped with a red dot sight. 

Accommodating for so many different options is part of why we love making each 1911 holster, because they’re a unique work of holster craftsmanship. Our love for the firearm and crafting experience make us the best option for creating your custom leather holster. 

The Best 1911 OWB holsters by design.

When it comes to quality holsters for every day carry (EDC) we have a great selection of 1911 OWB holsters that are sure to work for your carry situation. Our 1911 OWB leather holsters are designed to ride close the body for easy concealment. They will securely hold your firearm and keep it completely out of sight with even light cover. All of our holsters are made to provide good retention and easy access to the grip so you can secure a good shooting grip from the draw. Made using durable American saddle leather and hand molded for a perfect fit. Our 1911 OWB holsters will provide enough retention for EDC without sacrificing access. Comfortable for all day carry, holsters are hand molded with a contour so that your 1911 is extremely concealable without digging into your body.

Our 1911 OWB leather holster features:

    – Hand Molding for retention and access
    – American saddle leather construction to keep holster open for one handed holstering
    – Contoured design for comfortable EDC all day
    – Double stitching for extreme durability
    – Width specific belt loops and slots for stability
    – Hand dyed finish for deep rich color

We have been proudly making our leather, right here in the U.S.A., since 1950. Each holster is hand crafted, one at a time, in the great state of Texas using only the finest American leather. Remember, when you buy from Kirkpatrick Leather Company, you are supporting American jobs & manufacturing.

Frequently Asked Questions

An OWB holster, or over-the-waistband holster, is primarily carried with your firearm and the holster outside of your pants. An IWB holster, or inside-the-waistband holster, is meant to stay on the inside of your pants. Both are great options for concealed carry and fulfill different needs.

Yes! We have plenty of good holster options, whether you’re looking for a shoulder holster or a rifle sling. We’re bound to have the leather holster you need!

A pancake holster traditionally has a belt slot on either side of where the firearm is held, leather supports are normally builts around these slots to ensure a secure position no matter the weight. This support material contributes to a flat surface design which also allows for increased concealability.

A paddle holster has no true belt slots. Rather, it utilizes a design where one hanging piece of support material can be slipped through the space between the pant and belt. This design allows for easy application and removal of your holster as it only has this support material to keep it in place.

The answer is simple. It’s because we love 1911s, and we have been making 1911 holsters for a long time. Between the whole crew specializing in crafting your holsters we have a combined century of experience developing holsters specific to the iconic 1911.

QuickShip Holsters
The best 1911 Holster OWB