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 26/27
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 26/27
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Galco Ankle Glove / Ankle Holster for Glock 26, 27, 33
Galco Ankle Glove / Ankle Holster for Glock 26, 27, 33
Sale Price: $83.96 - $134.51
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Alessi Talon Holster for 2-Inch "J" Frame
Sale Price: $89.00 - $99.00
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 Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 938
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 938
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 26 /27
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 26 /27
Sale Price: $89.00 - $99.00
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Sale Price: $89.00 - $99.00
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 Plus Holster for Walther PPK/S
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Walther PPK/S
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00


 
Alessi Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster for 1911 FREE SHIPPING
Alessi Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster for 1911 FREE SHIPPING
$50.00 (1 Bid)
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NEW ALESSI HOLSTER
NEW ALESSI HOLSTER
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Alessi Form Fitted 25 AUTOMATIC Inside Pants Leather Holster RH Browning Colt
Alessi Form Fitted 25 AUTOMATIC Inside Pants Leather Holster RH Browning Colt
$20.00
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Alessi Talon Glock 26 27 9mm 40 G26 G27 33 LH Clip leather left hand holster IWB
Alessi Talon Glock 26 27 9mm 40 G26 G27 33 LH Clip leather left hand holster IWB
$29.00
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Alessi Talon Brown Leather IWB Holster Sig 229 Right Draw
Alessi Talon Brown Leather IWB Holster Sig 229 Right Draw
$49.99
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Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig 230 Right Draw Ammo Holder
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig 230 Right Draw Ammo Holder
$149.99
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Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig 229 Right Draw Ammo Tiedown
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig 229 Right Draw Ammo Tiedown
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Alessi Brown Leather IWB Talon Holster for SmithWesson SW 1006 Fits 1911
Alessi Brown Leather IWB Talon Holster for SmithWesson SW 1006 Fits 1911
$50.00
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ALESSI HOLSTER FOR SIG SAUER 226R
ALESSI HOLSTER FOR SIG SAUER 226R
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Alessi Talon Smith Wesson SW MP Compact 9mm 40 IWB Holster leather RIGHT HAND
Alessi Talon Smith Wesson SW MP Compact 9mm 40 IWB Holster leather RIGHT HAND
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Alessi Smith Wesson SW MP9 C 9mm m+p 40 IWB Holster leather RH RIGHT HANDED
Alessi Smith Wesson SW MP9 C 9mm m+p 40 IWB Holster leather RH RIGHT HANDED
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Alessi Talon Plus 1911 45 acp 5 full sized IWB Left Handed LH Leather Holster
Alessi Talon Plus 1911 45 acp 5 full sized IWB Left Handed LH Leather Holster
$49.90
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Alessi Brown Leather IWB Holster Right draw
Alessi Brown Leather IWB Holster Right draw
$38.00
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Alessi Talon Clip GLOCK 19 23 9mm 40 IWB leather left handed holster LH G19 G23
Alessi Talon Clip GLOCK 19 23 9mm 40 IWB leather left handed holster LH G19 G23
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LOU ALESSI J frame vintage original leather ankle holster r ight hand draw rare
LOU ALESSI J frame vintage original leather ankle holster r ight hand draw rare
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