Each holster is cut, stitched, and molded precisely to fit
only the gun model you select. We make truly custom holsters. Below you can
click a link to view photos of holsters fitted precisely to various handguns.
You will notice we stitch accurately to the shape of the specific gun, not a
2. Do you have holsters in stock?
It would be impossible to keep stock of all of the holsters and products that we offer however we do try and keep on hand a selection of our most popular holsters. If this is the case, and your holster is in stock than the wait time will be considerably less. When your holster ships we will notify you via email. To see a list of our most popular holsters that we usually have in stock for our Guides Choice Chest Holsters, please click HERE.
You can find that link to the left toolbar on every page. Titled ORDER STATUS. We update this page depending on what month of orders we are currently working on. If you are curious about your order status then please check this page first. We are running 10-12 weeks out on MOST orders, even the ones we usually have in stock are 6-8 weeks. Thank you for your patience, we are going as fast as we can and we DO NOT allow cutting in line or paying extra for expedited orders, each order is of equal importance to us and get's the same care.
Diamond D Custom Leather feels strongly that in order to get the quality product we produce it would be impossible with mass production. Other small holster companies will tell you the same thing. If you want off the wall quality and that works for you then there are many out there. If you want the highest level of leather craftsmanship then look no further. We put so much into our work that it is not always that profitable when you figure in the time.
Everyone of our products is hand-crafted by skilled Leather Smiths who pride themselves on high quality leather work. That puts the "CUSTOM" in our name. We do not however accept custom jobs for jobs for projects that are not our standard line up, just too busy. Some of our products are easier to make than others. Therefore, delivery times are affected by our hand-crafting methods and attention to detail and finishing the final product. The methods we use to create leather holsters, belts and accessories can not be done with mass production and are labor intensive but worth the wait for a quality superior product.
Yes we do. We spend a lot of time finishing the inside of your holsters so your gun's finish will enjoy it.
This is another very helpful video to reiterate the frequently asked questions we get.
Some of Diamond D’s holsters feature one or more tension screws. These types of screw(s) may have to be adjusted to holster your gun the first time. Once holstered you will need to tighten or loosen until the desired tension is achieved. We recommend you check the screws and adjustments before and during each use.
If your holster is still too tight, the natural leather may need to be stretched. (A break-in period is needed, similar to a new pair of leather shoes.) Holding your unloaded handgun by the grip and pushing it into the holster while pulling the safety strap up with your other hand, will normally allow the handgun to seat in the holster. This may need to be done several times to break-in the holster. If your holster does not have a safety strap, hold the holster body when following the procedure above. Try to snap the safety strap. It may need to be broken-in as well.
8. What type of leather do we use?
All of our leather comes from Hermann Oak Leather in St. Louis, MO. They are known to provide the only the absolute best leather available on the market. Our leather is shipped to our shop at least twice a month where we inspect every hide to ensure the highest quality leather will be used on each piece me hand craft. Our cowhide holsters use vegetable tanned leather. The benefit of this technique is that it provides a leather that will not cause your weapon to rust or corrode the way chrome tanned leather can do when the gun is left in it for extended periods of time.
9. Which belt do we recommend?
Don't overlook a good belt. A flimsy belt will not support the weapon and superior holster as well as a quality belt. For medium and large frame handguns we strongly suggest using a 1.5" wide double thickness gun belt to attain the best possible holster support.
10. Are all of your guns that you make holsters for on the lists?
We try to constantly update the lists of guns that we make holsters for. However we sometimes inadvertantly omit some of them. If you don't see your gun model call and just ask us.
Custom Leather has been in business for over 30 years.
13. Why did I not get an email confirmation or the follow up email status?
AOL, Earthlink, Hotmail and a few other email domains block our emails at times or label it as spam or junk. So check your spam folder for the second email notification.
14. The status pages say’s my order has shipped, where is it?
Your order may just have shipped or is ready to be picked up for shipping. Please be patient. We ship through the post office and sometimes that takes time. Our shop is also located in
We find that any fabric such as Suade has a tendency to
retain moisture, dirt, and sand. In the
tough conditions we test our holsters this was not a desirable condition. This sand, dirt, and moisture that was
retained had a tenancy to scratch the finish of guns, instead we double line
the holsters with leather making the inside smooth, this is best for the finish
of the gun. With all of that said, there are times when we do have to use suade lining due to sharp front sights that tear the smooth leather interior. On ALL Freedom Arms models Suade Lining is used.
17. When do you charge my credit card?
Your credit card will be charged when the order is completed. Custom orders will be charged at the time of the order. Diamond D Custom Leather's lead time on most of our products is within 1 week and you will receive an email confirmation of your order along with an email when your order ships.
ALL HANDGUN BARRELS ARE MEASURED FROM THE BREECH FACE TO THE MUZZLE END OF THE BARREL, BUT THE BARREL ON REVOLVERS AND PISTOLS IS MEASURED DIFFERENTLY.
Autoloading Pistol Barrel Length (semiautomatic pistol) The method of measurement recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is:
1. Unload the Gun.
2. Pull back the slide and cock the pistol, letting the slide close in the forward position.
3. Insert a dowel rod of appropriate diameter down the barrel of the gun until it stops at the breech face.
4. Mark the dowel rod at the muzzle end.
5. Remove the dowel rod and measure from the end of the rod to your mark. This is the barrel length.
This length may be closely estimated without a dowel rod by following this method:
1. Unload the gun.
2. Pull back the slide and lock it open.
3. Measure from the end of the barrel where the cartridge is inserted forward to the end of the muzzle, along the side of the barrel.
Revolver Barrel Length Measurement
1. Unload the gun.
2. Insert a dowel rod of appropriate diameter into the muzzle end of the gun.
3. Slide the dowel rod into the barrel until it touches the face (front) of the revolver's cartridge cylinder.
4. Mark the dowel rod at the muzzle end.
5. Measure the dowel rod from the end of the rod to your mark. This is your barrel length.
If you are ordering a holster for your Taurus Judge, we need to know the chamber length in addition to barrel length, specifically whether you have a 2-1/2" or 3" chambered gun. If you don't tell us the right measurement, you may not get the holster that you expected. Please measure your gun properly, and please call or e-mail with any questions before you order.
DO NOT SEND THE OVERALL BELT LENGTH; THIS IS NOT YOUR BELT SIZE!
Your belt size is measured from the fold right before the buckle to the middle hole.
A. Your belt size is typically the same as your pant size plus 2 inches.
B. To verify place a cloth measure tape THROUGH (NOT around or over loops) the pant belt loops to get an accurate reading. Where the cloth tape crosses should be your belt size. Pull it as tight as you are going to wear it.
C. The preferable method is to measure an old belt from the fold to the hole you are wearing it in now. This should be the middle hole if the belt fits properly.
Do NOT go by the size written on the belt, these have proven to not always be accurate!
Do not oil the holster when it arrives. All of our holsters come pre-oiled and ready for immediate wear. Oil is not a preservative, do not use it as such. If you get your holster wet in the conditions that is OK. Just let your holster air dry or put it in front of a fan. After it dries you can use some pure virgin olive oil on a damp sponge to re-moisten it. These holsters are made to last in the toughest conditions, you should not worry about taking special care and "babying" your holster. Enjoy it, use it, and take care of it.....Our holsters will last you a lifetime!21. What type of Gun Models and Manufacturers do you make holsters for?
Diamond D Custom Leather makes all of our Holsters for the most popular firearm makes and models. You will find below a list of those. If you do not see your gun on the list, please email us using the Contact Us link on the left of the page and we will see if we possibly just haven't updated our list. There are too many models of guns to list and the chances are we can make a holster for your gun, this list therefore is not a complete list.
|Colt-1911 Commander w/ Rail||C1911C|
|Colt-1911 Govt w/ Rail||C19GAS|
|Colt-Single Action Army||CSAA|
|Desert Eagle (50)||DE|
|Desert Eagle - Micro Desert Eagle 380||MDE|
|Freedom Arms 83||FA|
|Freedom Arms 97||FA97|
|Glock-20/21 with Rail||G21SFP|
|Glock 20/21 w/ Lone Wolf Barrel Extention||20_21L|
|H&K-HK 45 Compact||HK45C|
|H&K-USP 45 Compact||HKU45C|
|H&K-USP 45 Fullsize||HKU45F|
|H&K-USP 45 Tactical||HKU45T|
|Kimber-Ultra Raptor 1911 I & II||KUR191|
|Kimber 1911 W/ Tactical Rail||K1911T|
|Ruger-Alaskan 44 or 454 (Super Redhawk Alaskan)||RA|
|Ruger-LC9 with Crimson Trace||9ct|
|Ruger Super Redhawk||RSR|
|Ruger-NM Super Blkhawk||RNMSBH|
|Ruger-NM Super Blkhawk Hunter||SBHH|
|Ruger-New Model Vaquero||RNMV|
|Ruger-Old Model Vaquero||ROMV|
|S&W X Frame||X|
|S&W N Frame||N|
|S&W K Frame||K|
|S&W L Frame||L|
|S&W J Frame Hammerless||SWHL|
|S&W J Frame||j|
|S&W-325 THDR Ranch W/ Rail (specify top or bottom)||SW325w|
|S&W-325 THDR Ranch w/o Rail||SW325o|
|S&W-686P (7 Shot)||686P|
|S&W-M&P 327 R8||SWMP32|
|S&W-M&P 9/40 Fullsize||SWMP9F|
|S&W - M&P Shield||MPS|
|S&W-Performance Center Stealth Hunter||StHunt|
|Sig Sauer-220 Compact||SS220C|
|Sig Sauer - P938||938|
|Springfield-Marsoc 1911-A1 w/o Rail||Marsoc|
|Springfield-Marsoc 1911-A1 w/ Rail||1911M|
|Springfield-XD 9/40 Sub-Comp||SXD40s|
|Springfield - XDS||XDS|
|Taurus-Judge 2.5" Cyl 3" BBL||TJ25|
|Taurus-Judge 3" CYL 3"BBL||TJ3|
|Taurus-Judge 2.5" CYL 6.5" BBL||65|
|Taurus-Judge Public Defender||TJPD|
|Taurus-Raging Judge Magnum||RJM|
|Taurus-Public Defender POLY||POLY|
|Taurus-PT140 Millenium Pro||140Pro|
|Kimber-Grand Raptor 2||GR2|
|Glock-20SF Lone Wolf||20sflw|
|Colt-45 New Agent (1911)||45NA|