Uncle Mike’s Introduces Premium Leather Holsters and Gun Belts

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Uncle Mikes has been around since the late 1940’s and in recent decades they’re been best known for their affordable nylon and polymer holsters and firearms accessories. Now they’re jumping into leather gun belts and holsters, but it looks like they’re keeping the affordable part of their business model intact.

They’re teaming up with OLG Licensing, the parent group of 1791 Gunleather, and offering IWB and OWB holsters in a variety of sizes for both revolvers and auto pistols, with options for optics mounted handguns. IWB holsters are only $30 and OWB’s $40. Gun belts are $50.

Take a look at the press release for more details, but it looks promising for folks who are into leather (holsters!) who don’t have or want to spend a ton of cash. Keep an eye on the Uncle Mikes website for availability.

Uncle Mike’s, an American Stronghold since 1947, is pleased to announce a new line of premium leather holsters and gun belts under a brand licensing partnership with OLG Licensing. The new holster line is handcrafted with premium American leather and includes options for both inside-the-waistband (IWB) and outside-the-waistband (OWB) carry.

The IWB holsters feature an ambidextrous, multi-fit design that can accommodate a wide range of firearm models and frame sizes. The holsters are available in six different sizes from micro-compact through full-size and 1911-style frames. Each holster is furnished with a sturdy metal belt clip that fits belts up to 1.75″ wide, and a low profile sweat guard for optimal comfort. Sizes 3, 4, and 5 are optics compatible and fit most handgun optics. The IWB premium leather holsters have an MSRP of $29.99.

The OWB holsters are also multi-fit and come in five different sizes. The holsters can accommodate J-Frame revolvers through full-size semi-auto pistols and 1911-style frames. Each holster features a low-profile shirt guard for optimal comfort and are optic compatible. The holster easily secures onto belts up to 1.75″ wide. The MSRP on the OWB premium leather holsters is $39.99 and will, initially, only be available in right hand configuration.

Both holster options come in two colors, brown and matte black.

Uncle Mike’s is also excited to introduce a line of premium leather gun belts. The belts are constructed of premium, American leather and feature a durable, metal roller buckle. The gun belts are designed in multiple size options, accommodating waist sizes from 32″ to 48″. Their sturdy design can easily accommodate everyday carry belt mounted holsters and accessories and are built to last.

The gun belts are 1.5” in width and come in two color options, dark brown and matte black. MSRP on the new, premium leather gun belts is $49.99.

“We’re excited to offer our customers a new line of premium leather holsters and gun belts that are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship,” said Justin Hoffman, Product Manager at Uncle Mike’s. “These holsters were designed in partnership with OLG and experts at Uncle Mikes bringing together a lifetime of experience in concealed carry; paying special attention to optimizing user comfort and accessibility.”

The new line of premium leather holsters and gun belts are manufactured and distributed by OLG Licensing. The holsters and belts are available now for purchase. Please check with your nearest Uncle Mike’s retailer for more information.

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  1. The holster in the photo is a very cheap imitation of a holster. Notice the lack of fit to the gun’s features. Nothing about Uncle Mike is quality

    Friends don’t let friends buy Uncle Mikes

    • HSO: Holster-Shaped Object.

      From a distance it might look like a holster. It might attach to a belt and a handgun might somewhat “fit” inside it when shoved into the open end -but those basic factors are where any similarity to a real holster ends.

    • And ambidextrous, which means that pancake holster shown isn’t sewn with a proper accommodation for the curve and tension against the body. No decent pancake holster is “ambidextrous.”

    • Egg-zactakally.

      Get gear made with high quality leather that’s already cured. I know someone who stored his nice new gat in a new (cheap?) leather holster over a Winter season, and the material released an unexpected amount of moisture. The gat’s finish was cleanable, but the metal was left slightly discolored.

        • Generally true, yes. But leather that’s well cured and oiled is okay. It takes time to reach that state, though. Never store anything in a new one, for sure.

        • Maybe it is your climate. I have never had an issue with a quality leather holster discoloring any of my firearms. That may have something to do with our very low humidity.

        • @Mark,

          SoCal area. Typically dry. The issue was the holster’s fresh leather rather than ambient moisture. I’ve seen it before in other new leather items. Good leather typically needs an entire year to “season”, and once it is, a decent amount of oil will keep it supple for many years.

        • I can be an issue if the leather was not properly cured. The finest holster makers, in my not so humble opinion are, 1: White Tiger Leather, 2: Alessi and 3: 1791. I have several from all 3 and love them.

      • I love my Milt Sparks Summer Special but if somone wants one if their own they have to order it the summer before the special summer you want to receive it. It’s ridiculous these days for any product to be a year behind in production. You can get a house built quicker than one of their holsters. Yeah, you can buy one elsewhere but if you have a somewhat “weird” gun or have optics then you are not going to find one that fits in stock.

  2. I wouldn’t call that ‘premium’ leather but it makes little difference, I don’t see it anywhere on the Uncle Mike’s website.

  3. It’s an affordable, generic leather version of a generic “multi-fit” synthetic holster- they’ll sell millions of ’em…

    • A high ride OWB holster will hide a compact pistol quite nicely under a cardigan, dress jacket or suit jacket, longer sweater, windbreaker, etc., even a long T-shirt.

  4. I wonder if they are actually manufactured in China like 95% of their sling swivels and sling mounts! I use made in Oregon, USA Grov-Tech gear instead ! Different strokes for Different folks! I just don’t like Supporting Communist China

    • Genuine Chinesium crap. Might as well buy products hand-made by Osama bin Laden’s third child bride.

  5. I bought one of their chest rigs for the scoped Contender many years ago. After a hundred miles or more of deer hunting in the woods and groundhog hunting in the fields, I wouldn’t trade it for anything leather. I also have several of their accessories (pouches, ammo holders, etc.) plus a couple hip holsters for other hunting pistols, and I find their utilitarian character to be perfect for those purposes. I do use form fitting kydex/leather for concealed carry, and most of those are Crossbreed. I don’t own any of what may be considered BBQ guns, so I can’t speak to that.

    As for Chinese products, a lady called our shop yesterday and asked for a price on a set of tires for her Avalon. Nothing Chinese. US made, or maybe Japanese, but no Chinese. Well ma’am, for one thing, your car…but ok we won’t go there. The only brand of passenger vehicle tires that are strictly US made are Kelly, from what I have read lately. Unless you want racing or mudder tires like Mickey Thompsons or Dick Cepeks, or are happy with these Kellys, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve had tires made in China, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, or some other “objectionable” place. Just because it says Goodyear instead of Sailun is no guarantee. US based does not equal US manufactured. Let’s not even mention sources of raw rubber, or the steel and polyester belt material.

    I generally agree that I’d rather not give any more $$ to the Chicoms etc. than is necessary, but this global economy we now have is so blended that things that we may think are obvious may not really be what we think. That old brake caliper, alternator, power steering pump, starter, etc. that you took back to the parts store to exchange for the core charge was placed in a shipping container, and most of them go to China (some to Mexico) where they are rebuilt, and they are sent back here as “remanufactured” parts that generally cost less than their “new” counterparts.

  6. Hey Hawkeye, you may want to stop your globalist roll. Especially since, well… yes, we’ll go there.

    “Are Toyota Avalons for the U.S. Market Produced in the U.S.?

    Yes, they are. As a matter of fact, the United States is the only country where Toyota makes the Avalon. Toyota produces the model in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA.”

    There are many ‘US brand’ tire plants in the US. Goodyear/Kelly/Dunlop/Douglas, Cooper/Cepek/Mastercraft, Hoosier.

    And foreign owned Michelin/BFGoodrich/Uniroyal, Continental/General, Bridgestone/Firestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Nokian, etc. have plants in the US.

    As for this article (remember that?) it’s sad that a lot of US leather gets turned into products in Mexico and yes China. But US labor and production costs are what they. However, I can take country of production into consideration when I make purchasing decisions; and companies that obfuscate that source get that consideration changed appropriately.

    I’d rather buy one good US made holster than three shatty ones Hecho en Chine.

    Just like I buy GrovTec or Blackhawk US-made sling hardware rather than Uncle China I mean Mikes.

    • Didn’t think very deep while reading my post and responding, did you?

      That being said, it’s just as much a free country for you as it is for me. On that we should agree.

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