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: $95.96 - $101.40
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 Glock Model 26 /27
Alessi Talon Holster for Glock Model 26 /27
Sale Price: $89.00 - $99.00
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 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 S and W MP Shield
Alessi Talon Holster for S and W MP Shield
Sale Price: $89.00 - $99.00
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Glock Model 19/23
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 Talon Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 238
Alessi Talon Plus Holster for Sig Sauer 238
Sale Price: $99.00 - $109.00


 
Vintage original Alessi Talon Holster Right hand RH IWB Beretta 21a or similar
Vintage original Alessi Talon Holster Right hand RH IWB Beretta 21a or similar
$75.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Alessi R9 Ankle Holster
Alessi R9 Ankle Holster
$150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 20m
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Beretta 92F 96D M9
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Beretta 92F 96D M9
$124.99
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $124.99
RITCHIE LEATHER SIG SAUER P226R P226 IWB RIGHT HANDED rh CUSTOM HOLSTER Alessi
RITCHIE LEATHER SIG SAUER P226R P226 IWB RIGHT HANDED rh CUSTOM HOLSTER Alessi
$17.16 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 55m
Alessi Talon IWB Holster Colt Snub Smith Wesson SW J Frame Leather right hand R
Alessi Talon IWB Holster Colt Snub Smith Wesson SW J Frame Leather right hand R
$50.15
Time Remaining: 11d 9h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $50.15
Blackhawk Double Magazine Holder Kahr PM45 Or Similar
Blackhawk Double Magazine Holder Kahr PM45 Or Similar
$18.99
Time Remaining: 15d 8h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99
Alessi PocketPro Smith  Wesson J Frame Pocket Holster
Alessi PocketPro Smith Wesson J Frame Pocket Holster
$35.00
Time Remaining: 19d 4h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig P228 P225 P6 Right Draw
Alessi Bodyguard Brown Leather Shoulder Holster Sig P228 P225 P6 Right Draw
$125.00
Time Remaining: 21d 9h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00
Beautiful Alessi Watch Six Black Leather IWB Holster Kahr PM45 Right Draw
Beautiful Alessi Watch Six Black Leather IWB Holster Kahr PM45 Right Draw
$95.00
Time Remaining: 22d 8h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00