Exclusively at 5280 Armory!

 

Sam Andrews has been designing and making custom handmade holsters and accessories for over 37 years.

Hailed by his customers as one of the top holstermakers in the world of concealed carry and sport rigs.

 

Gorgeous Design

Only the finest handmade holsters.

Experieced Builder

Founded on January 30, 1975

Many Styles

Traditional cow hide and newer “exotic” skin holsters.

Style and Class

You expect the best in your weapon – demand no less in your holster.

We have many types of holsters and accessories available in a wide variety of materials. In this catalog we seek to offer ideas on different combinations.

Do not feel limited to just what you see – ask for what you want.

This is Wearable Art

Wrapid - Ringed Lizard 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL59

Wrapid – Hornback Croc 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL61

Wilson 1 – Cognac Alligator 1911 Govt.


$500.00

#ACL10

Wrapid – Hornback Gator 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.
$750.00

#ACL60

Saddle Style - Blue Frog Glock 26/27

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$250.00

#ACL22

Saddle Style - Maroon Spinal Stingray 1911 Govt.

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$400.00

#ACL24

Crossdraw Saddle - 2-tone Ostrich Leg J-frame

Close concealed belt style. Popular for seated use.

 

$250.00

#ACL30

Saddle Style - Chocolate Gator 1911 Officers

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$350.00

#ACL29

Saddle Style - Ringed Lizard XD-S

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$300.00

#ACL36

Saddle Style - Black Spinal Stingray 1911 Commander

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$400.00

#ACL25

Saddle Style - Ringed Lizard/Gator 1911 Govt.

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$350.00

#ACL38

Hybrid Saddle - Cognac Tigershark 1911 Govt.

This variant of the saddle design is low cut for quicker presentation. A spring steel reinforcement prevents the holster from “sagging” away from the body.

 

$350.00

#ACL33

IPSC Saddle - Cognac Gator 1911 Govt.

Combining the close carry of the saddle style with the speed of competition holsters. Full spring steel reinforcement around front cutaway.

 

$650.00

#ACL28

Hybrid Saddle - Ringed Lizard 1911 Govt.

This variant of the saddle design is low cut for quicker presentation. A spring steel reinforcement prevents the holster from “sagging” away from the body.

 

$350.00

#ACL37

Saddle Style - Diamond Stingray N-frame 4in

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$350.00

#ACL27

Saddle Style - Ringed Lizard USP-C

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$300.00

#ACL39

Wrapid - Black Cherry Hornback Croc 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL64

IPSC Saddle Style - Spinal Stingray 1911 Govt.

Combining the close carry of the saddle style with the speed of competition holsters. Full spring steel reinforcement around front cutaway.

 

$650.00

#ACL26

Saddle Style - Maroon Spinal Stingray 1911 Commander

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$400.00

#ACL23

Wrapid (tension) - Hornback Croc 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL63

Wrapid – Oiled Tegu Lizard 1911 Commander

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL85

Wrapid - Green Spinal Stingray 1911 Commander

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL90

Wrapid – Glossy Cognac Gator 1911 3in

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL70

Wrapid – Grey Monitor Lizard 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL75

Saddle Style - Red Tegu Lizard 1911 3in

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

 

$250.00

#ACL35

Wrapid (tension) - Diamond Stingray 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL87

Wrapid - Glossy Cognac Alligator 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL66

Wrapid - Ostrich Leg 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$300.00

#ACL73

Macdaniel II IWB - Choc Hornback Gator 1911 3in

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$300.00

#ACL12

Macdaniel II IWB - Matte Chocolate Gator 1911 Govt.

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$300.00

#ACL17

Macdaniel II IWB - Chocolate Gator 1911 3in

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$275.00

#ACL11

Saddle Style - Tigershark XD-S

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

$300.00

#ACL32

Wrapid – Maroon Spinal Stingray Glock 19/23

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL93

Carjacker Crossdraw - Tegu Lizard 1911

This is a quick wraparound snap-on/off design for seated use in a vehicle.

$300.00

#ACL42

Wilson 1 – Tigershark 1911 Govt.

$400.00

#ACL5

Paddle - Black Monitor Lizard J-frame 2in

This improved design features a torque plate to pull the weapon butt in to the body. Also an inverted J-hook to catch under the bottom of the belt and keep the holster in place when drawing.

$350.00

#ACL45

Paddle - Tegu Lizard 1911 Govt.

This improved design features a torque plate to pull the weapon butt in to the body. Also an inverted J-hook to catch under the bottom of the belt and keep the holster in place when drawing.

$350.00

#ACL46

Macdaniel II IWB - Tigershark 1911 Commander

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$250.00

#ACL15

Paddle - Black Gator Kimber Solo

This improved design features a torque plate to pull the weapon butt in to the body. Also an inverted J-hook to catch under the bottom of the belt and keep the holster in place when drawing.

$400.00

#ACL47

Scabbard Style (tension) - Spinal Stingray 1911 Commander

The classic hi-ride holster. Made for autos and revolvers.

$350.00

#ACL41

Wilson 1 - Tegu Lizard 1911 Govt.

$400.00

#ACL3

Wilson 1 - Elephant Trunk 1911 Govt.

$500.00

#ACL9

Wilson 1 - Ostrich 1911 Govt.

$450.00

#ACL2

Palmer Practical - Diamond Stingray 1911 Govt.

This half-pancake design is popular for concealed carry and range use.

$400.00

#ACL44

Wilson 1 - Hippopotamus 1911 Govt.

$450.00

#ACL1

Carjacker Crossdraw - Hornback Croc 1911

This is a quick wraparound snap-on/off design for seated use in a vehicle.

$450.00

#ACL43

Scabbard Style (tension) - Spinal Stingray 1911 3in

The classic hi-ride holster. Made for autos and revolvers.

$300.00

#ACL40

Wilson 1 - Matte Black Tigershark 1911 Govt.

$400.00

#ACL4

Wilson 1 - Black Tigershark 1911 Govt.

$400.00

#ACL6

Wilson 1 - Spinal Stingray 1911 Govt.

$450.00

#ACL7

Macdaniel II IWB - Black Glossy Gator 1911 Commander

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$300.00

#ACL14

Macdaniel II IWB - Cognac Hornback Gator 1911 Commander

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$300.00

#ACL13

Wrapid - Green Spinal Stingray Walther PPK

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL92

Wrapid - Purple Stingray Sig P229R

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL91

Wrapid - Hornback Croc Sig P220/P226

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL62

Saddle Style - Antique Ostrich K-frame 2.5in

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

$350.00

#ACL34

Saddle Style - Green Ostrich Leg J-frame 2in

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

$250.00

#ACL31

Wrapid - Blue Frog J-frame 2in

The classic close-carry belt holster for low profile concealed carry.

$300.00

#ACL97

Wrapid - Oiled Tegu Lizard 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL76

Wrapid - Green Ostrich Leg 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$300.00

#ACL74

Wrapid - Grey Hippopotamus 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL94

Wrapid (tension) - Elephant 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL81

Wrapid - Brown Cape Buffalo 1911 Commander

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$300.00

#ACL95

Wrapid (deployment) - Black Spinal Stingray 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL89

Wrapid (tension) - Crocodile 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL65

Wrapid - Red Ringed Lizard 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL77

Wrapid - Cognac Elephant Trunk 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL79

Wrapid - Black Gator Elbow 1911 3in

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$400.00

#ACL69

Wrapid - Elephant 1911 Commander

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL83

Wrapid - Matte Black Elephant Trunk 1911 Govt.

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL80

Wrapid - Glossy Gator 1911 Commander

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL67

Wrapid - Hornback Croc 1911 Commander (LEFT)

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$500.00

#ACL68

Wrapid - Brown Hornback Croc Glock 19/23

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL72

Wrapid - Black Elephant Trunk Glock 19/23

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$450.00

#ACL84

Macdaniel II IWB - Chocolate Hornback Gator 1911 Govt.

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$325.00

#ACL18

Wilson 1 – Elephant 1911 Govt.

$450.00

#ACL8

Macdaniel II IWB - Giant Horns Hornback Gator 1911 Govt.

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$350.00

#ACL19

Macdaniel II IWB - Cognac Gator 2in J-frame

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$275.00

#ACL20

Macdaniel II IWB - Golden Glossy Gator XD-S

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$275.00

#ACL21

Macdaniel II IWB - Cognac Glossy Gator 1911 Govt.

Inside waistband design. Features a steel reinforced opening, multi-size adjustable angle belt loops, and a torque plate to pull the butt of the weapon in close to the body.

$300.00

#ACL16

Wrapid - Ringed Lizard w/ Gator Sig P238

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$350.00

#ACL125

Wrapid - Tegu Lizard Sig P238

A close concealing belt holster with the quick on/off convenience of belt loops wrapping up under the belt to locking one-way snaps.

$300.00

#ACL126

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“Sam Andrews is the man when it comes to custom leather and exotic holsters. Highly recommended!!!”

Michael Fuller

“Superior workmanship resulting in secure carry and all day comfort. Been using these holsters for nearly twenty years and they hold up incredibly well. Worth every penny.”

Jason Donley

“Incredible work…absolutely blown away by the quality craftsmanship that goes into each item. My tegu wallet is beautiful and tough as nails. Absolutely recommend Sam’s work.”

Brian Lane

Cape Buffalo

This attractive hide is very tough. It also has great ‘figure’ to the surface and is available in several colors.

Elephant

The body skin of the elephant has the distinctive ‘diamond’ pattern. It is legendary for its toughness.

Elephant Ear

The ear is the smooth skin of the elephant, with a very fine wrinkle pattern.

Elephant Trunk

This has a pebbly surface with many deep wrinkles and furrows. It is very distinctive.

Frog

These are large frog skins from the Amazon. All the knobs are horn – surprisingly strong.

Gator and Croc

For elegance and beauty this has led the way for decades. Available in both matte and glossy finish.

Hornback Gator and Croc

These hides from smaller crocs have three dimensional hard horn ridges. Very striking and quite tough.

Hippopotamus

This skin is very resistant to wear. Yet it has a velvet-like surface texture. It also has a lot of ‘figure’.

Monitor Lizard

These big guys are close cousins of the Kimodo Dragon. Very hard surface, very slick.

 

 

Ringed Lizard

The naturally occurring circles, or ‘rings’, give this hide its name. The feel is slick, with tiny pebbling. It is very resistant to wear.

 

 

Tegu Lizard

A unique pattern similar to digital camouflage. A visually pleasing hide, and very durable.

 

 

Ostrich Leg

The ostrich has a series of overlapping plates running down the shin to the foot. It is a guard for running through the thorns. It is tough.

 

 

Quilled Ostrich

The same classic skin you’ve seen on a hundred cowboy boots. Quite durable with a soft feel to the surface.

 

 

Python

Snake skins are somewhat delicate: the scale is only attached at one edge. These are best suited for display or special occasion – not for everyday hard use.

 

 

Tiger Shark

The shark is one of the most wear-resistant of all the skins. It is very difficult to scratch.

 

 

Stingray

A visually striking hide. The surface is pebbly in high relief. Each tiny knob is like bone. Naturally shiny, it features the ‘diamond’ in the center.

 

Spinal Stingray

This has the slick pebbly surface of the ray skin, with the accent of the disks of bone where the larger spines have been ground off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to purchase exotic leather products?

All skins used to manufacture our products are legally obtained in full compliance with CITES regulations.

Also, most of skins come from farmed animals to preserve wild life.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations, allow people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.

What about the elephants?

The elephant skins come from a zoo death program. When animals become old, ailing, or pass away, zoos re-purpose the animal by doing things such as using the meat to feed their carnivores, or selling their hides for leather goods. Both circumstances allow for the conservation of the zoo and the upkeep of their animals.

Are the other exotic skins "trophy hunted"?

No.

While there are many animals that are falsely believed to be endangered, the skins used for these leather products are not an endangered nor protected species, in fact they are problematic animals in their region,  and often times highly damaging to their local communities. These animals are not simply used for their hides, they are “managed” in order to protect the locals safety and livelihood, the meat is legally required to be provided for food to the local community.