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 Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Sale Price: $70.72 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for S and W MP Shield
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for S and W MP Shield
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Alessi Talon Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Sale Price: $46.61 - $99.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Springfield Armory XDS with 3.3-Inch Barrel
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Springfield Armory XDS with 3.3-Inch Barrel
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23 with Rail
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23 with Rail
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Holster for Springfield Armory XDS with 3.3-Inch Barrel
Alessi Talon Holster for Springfield Armory XDS with 3.3-Inch Barrel
Sale Price: $46.61 - $99.00
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Sale Price: $46.61 - $99.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 238
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 238
Sale Price: $52.98 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Kimber Solo
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Kimber Solo
Sale Price: $58.87 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Holster for 1911 with 5-Inch Barrel and Rail
Alessi Talon Holster for 1911 with 5-Inch Barrel and Rail
Sale Price: $52.34 - $99.00


 
Alessi IWB Talon Holster
Alessi IWB Talon Holster
$45.00
Time Remaining: 13h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Andrews Custom Leather IPSC Saddle Concealment Holster GLOCK 17 22 31 Right OWB
Andrews Custom Leather IPSC Saddle Concealment Holster GLOCK 17 22 31 Right OWB
$97.56 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 17m
Alessi SW 642 Holster
Alessi SW 642 Holster
$76.55 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 45m
Alessi DOJ S Holster for Colt 1911 Commander Black Leather for 1 1 2 belt
Alessi DOJ S Holster for Colt 1911 Commander Black Leather for 1 1 2 belt
$49.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 17m
Alessi K Frame RH 3 Bbl Shoulder Holster SW Mod 19 Colt Agent Det Spl
Alessi K Frame RH 3 Bbl Shoulder Holster SW Mod 19 Colt Agent Det Spl
$40.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 25m
106NAR7Z0 DeSantis Sof Tuck Inside IWB Holster KelTec Colt Taurus Sig Ruger LCP
106NAR7Z0 DeSantis Sof Tuck Inside IWB Holster KelTec Colt Taurus Sig Ruger LCP
$18.99
Time Remaining: 8d 10h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99
Mitch Rosen UPL Upper Limit for Springfield XDS Mahogany 1 1 2 Belt Slots
Mitch Rosen UPL Upper Limit for Springfield XDS Mahogany 1 1 2 Belt Slots
$49.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
Alessi Brown Leather IWB Talon Holster for 45 1911 Left Draw
Alessi Brown Leather IWB Talon Holster for 45 1911 Left Draw
$45.00
Time Remaining: 21d 15h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00