February 07, 2019
By Joel J. Hutchcroft
Every serious shooter knows of Blackhawk’s nylon tactical and shooting gear. For many years the company has produced rugged tactical pants and shirts, packs and bags, boots, gloves, slings, and holsters, not to mention countless aftermarket AR parts, tactical knives, and too many other shooting-related items to mention. But not everyone knows that Blackhawk now makes leather holsters, too.
I briefly mentioned using one of the inside-the-pants (ISP) holsters in my recent gun review of the Kimber K6s CDP revolver. I think it’s a great holster, so I’m giving you more information about it here. Mine is actually sized for a Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolver, so that’s the gun we’re picturing it with here, but as I said in my gun review, the holster also fit the K6s CDP.
The Blackhawk Premium Leather holsters are made of premium Italian leather (using only the best hides, according to the company) and are handformed and handfinished. They are offered in antiqued or burnished brown finishes and are available for Beretta, Colt, CZ, FNH, Glock, HK, Kahr, Kimber, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Taurus, and Smith & Wesson handguns. You can have the ISP style with the steel clip like I have or with a leather belt loop, or you can have a three-slot pancake-style holster that fits belts up to 1.5 inches wide. Speaking of belts, Blackhawk’s Premium Leather line also includes belts (MSRP: $69.95) and magazine pouches (MSRP: $49.95).
If you enjoy leather holsters, you should check out Blackhawk’s new offerings. They appear to be well made, and they are definitely reasonably priced.