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:

 
Ruger SP 101 IWB Holster
Ruger SP 101 IWB Holster
$35.00
Time Remaining: 13h 40m
Alessi Right Hand Black Leather Belt Holster CQC Fits All Kahr 9MM
Alessi Right Hand Black Leather Belt Holster CQC Fits All Kahr 9MM
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Alessi left hand holster SigSauer P 239
Alessi left hand holster SigSauer P 239
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $34.99
Richie  designed holsters with ALESSI  Molded Leather Holster RH GLOCK 26
Richie designed holsters with ALESSI Molded Leather Holster RH GLOCK 26
$20.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 23m
Alessi Talon Plus P226R IWB holster
Alessi Talon Plus P226R IWB holster
$102.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 30m
Alessi Talon IWB Kahr PM9 CM9 holster
Alessi Talon IWB Kahr PM9 CM9 holster
$102.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 33m
Alessi IWB Holster for SW 99 Compact
Alessi IWB Holster for SW 99 Compact
$45.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 48m
Alessi SOB IWB holster for K series Kahr
Alessi SOB IWB holster for K series Kahr
$45.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Alessi Colt Officers or 3 1911 ankle holster Rt Handed leather
Alessi Colt Officers or 3 1911 ankle holster Rt Handed leather
$10.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 32m
Alessi Molded Leather SHOULDER Holster RH Colt Officers Kimber 1911 45 pistol
Alessi Molded Leather SHOULDER Holster RH Colt Officers Kimber 1911 45 pistol
$66.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7d 13h 15m
Alessi APX Smith  Wesson 3900 Series IWB Holster Left Hand
Alessi APX Smith Wesson 3900 Series IWB Holster Left Hand
$45.00
Time Remaining: 28d 12h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00





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