The Aker Leather 101 Comfort-Flex® shoulder holster system is the latest version of our first and most popular shoulder holster, developed almost 30 years ago!
Each 101 shoulder rig is designed and manufactured in our California factory using materials primarily sourced from the USA. We use a premium full grain leather from North American cowhide, which as a tooling leather is perfect for shoulder holsters since it retains the deep mold of the weapon and magazines, insuring years of use without losing shape as it becomes more comfortable over time.
One of the distinctive features of the 101 holster molding is that each weapon fit is molded to the frame of the weapon specified. For example, the 101 made for the Glock 17 which has a "GL 17" stamp on the backside of the holster is also designed to fit the Glock 19, 22, 23, 26, 27 models. In another example, one made for the Colt 1911 which has the "CO 1911" stamp accommodates the Government model, and also the Commander and Officer size models.
For both black and tan holsters, we start with a natural cut of leather and either dip dye for black or hand oil for tan, giving it a distinctive color you will not find from other manufacturers. This also speaks to the detailed handwork going into each model 101, which also features nylon bonded thread, solid brass hardware, and finishing touches and flourishes only years of craftsmanship can cultivate.
With this eye to perfection in mind, we created a specially contoured top grain leather harness that prevents the center piece from riding up and placing the weapon's weight on the base of the neck. Instead, the weight is on the shoulder muscles, where it belongs, preventing the pain that may be experienced from an improperly designed harness. Such comfort and flexibility is why named this shoulder holster model the Comfort-Flex®. Easily adjustable with the solid brass Chicago screws and injection molded keepers, the shoulder straps can accommodate chest sizes up to 62" and should last the life of the shoulder holster.
The rear strap attaching point to the shoulder holster is at the lower edge of the holster, which offers a diagonal (or angled) carry for maximum concealment whether you plan to carry full-size or sub-compact pistols. On the other side is a dual magazine pouch, to complement the pistol specifications, and further distributes the weight. You can adjust the retention of the magazines with two tension screws that can be tightened or loosened with a flathead screw driver.
Many agencies, such as the Los Angeles Police Department, use our 101 Comfort-Flex® Shoulder Holsters for off-duty and detective use. Every officer and civilian that uses this holster wonders how they carried anything else.