The Aker Leather 101A Comfort-Flex® shoulder holster replacement is a key component of the latest version of our first and most popular shoulder holster, developed almost 30 years ago!
Each 101A shoulder holster 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, insuring years of use without losing shape as it becomes more comfortable over time.
One of the distinctive features of the 101A holster molding is that each weapon fit is molded to the frame of the weapon specified. For example, the 101A 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 101A, which also features nylon bonded thread, solid brass hardware, and finishing touches and flourishes only years of craftsmanship can cultivate.
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.