Alessi Gun Holsters

Lou Alessi made custom holsters for nearly 50 years. He became recognized as one of the top holster makers in the world. All his work was/is done manually, and hand finished. As far as quality, Alessi holsters are second to none. The quality and performance of Alessi holsters matches up well against the upper ranks of custom makers like Del Fatti holsters, Milt Sparks, and Josh Bulman holsters. The only downside to Lou's work is the wait time. Since everything is basically done by Lou himself, it takes him anywhere from 9 to 24 months to get a holster completed. I've got a couple of Alessi holsters and I've waited anywhere from 12 months to 22 months for them to arrive.

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Alessi holsters produces a number of excellent designs including the following models:

Alessi CQC - The CQC (which stands for Close Quarters Combat) is a belt holster that is designed to be worn on the strong side. It mounts to the belt using fore and aft belt slots, although Alessi also offers the CQC-S, which snaps onto the belt.

DOJ - The Alessi DOJ was originally created for the California Department of Justice. It proved to be very popular, so Alessi began offering it to the public. The DOJ is an Aksins Avenger type  pancake holster that is designed to be worn on the strong side. The original DOJ series had no cant (or 0 cant), but forward cant models were later introduced.

Talon IWB Clip - The Talon originally started out as a clip-on IWB holster made from soft, pliable leather. When the weapon was drawn, holster had no reinforcement so it collapsed. Eventually, Lou started building the Talon's out of cowhide and began using his patented "Talon" clip as a means to attach the holster to the belt. I've got a number of Alessi holsters, but the Talon is still one of my all-time favorite clip-on IWB holsters.

Ankle holster - The Alessi ankle holster is really the Cadillac of ankle holsters on the market. Unlike some other brands, the Alessi is designed to be worn on the weak side ankle versus the strongside ankle. I have one of his ankle holsters, and it's hand down the most comfortable ankle rig I've ever owned.

From a price standpoint, Alessi holsters aren't cheap, but they aren't the most expensive thing on the market either. You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for"? Well, with these holsters, you really do get what you pay for.

Unfortunately, Mr. Alessi passed away in February of 2009 after a brief illness.  Having met Mr. Alessi at the Shot Show a few different times, I can tell you that he was one of the most generous, honest, and down to earth people I've met in quite awhile.  He will be sorely missed, however, his wife Idamarie has decided to continue Lou's holster legacy so his holster business will continue to produce some of the best gun leather in the world.

 

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If you prefer not to wait for a Alessi holsters, you might be able to find one for sale now below:

 
Alessi Talon IWB holster for Kahr MK9 CM9 PM9 left handed
Alessi Talon IWB holster for Kahr MK9 CM9 PM9 left handed
$102.00
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ALESSI BODYGUARD RH SHOULDER HOLSTER WITH AMMO CARRIER EXCELLENT CONDITION
ALESSI BODYGUARD RH SHOULDER HOLSTER WITH AMMO CARRIER EXCELLENT CONDITION
$35.01 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 16m
Snub nose 38 special CLOSE QUARTER QUICK RELEASE HANDGUN HOLSTER
Snub nose 38 special CLOSE QUARTER QUICK RELEASE HANDGUN HOLSTER
$75.00
Time Remaining: 8h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Leather Alessi Beretta Holster Black 8045 Custom used right side draw snap on 3
Leather Alessi Beretta Holster Black 8045 Custom used right side draw snap on 3
$25.00
Time Remaining: 16h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Leather Alessi Beretta Holster Black 8045 Custom used right side draw snap on 4
Leather Alessi Beretta Holster Black 8045 Custom used right side draw snap on 4
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h 53m
Alessi IWB Holster Hideout Glock 17 22 31 Pull Thru Snap
Alessi IWB Holster Hideout Glock 17 22 31 Pull Thru Snap
$89.50
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $89.50
Alessi DOJ Open Port 1911 w rail Commander Holster RH Leather Black
Alessi DOJ Open Port 1911 w rail Commander Holster RH Leather Black
$67.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 33m
Alessi Talon Plus For Glock 30 29 IWB Holster Right Handed
Alessi Talon Plus For Glock 30 29 IWB Holster Right Handed
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 8m
ALESSI RH CARGO POCKET HOLSTER WITH AMMO CARRIER LIKE NEW
ALESSI RH CARGO POCKET HOLSTER WITH AMMO CARRIER LIKE NEW
$70.00
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
Alessi Holster
Alessi Holster
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 29m
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NEW Alessi IWB Holster Hideout Glock RH 17 22 31 PREMIUM USA QUALITY 1
NEW Alessi IWB Holster Hideout Glock RH 17 22 31 PREMIUM USA QUALITY 1
$20.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 26m
ALESSI Ankle Holster Right hand EXCELLENT CONDITION High quality comfortable
ALESSI Ankle Holster Right hand EXCELLENT CONDITION High quality comfortable
$89.99
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 14m
Alesi Ankle Holster SW Revolver
Alesi Ankle Holster SW Revolver
$79.95
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 11m
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Alessi belt slide holster for Browning HP
Alessi belt slide holster for Browning HP
$67.30
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $67.30