NOTE: If you are ordering a holster for a Glock Generation 4 or 5 weapon, please keep in mind that we manufacture our holsters for the factory standard version without any of the back-strap attachments. Contact our customer service for more information on holster fits for Glock Gen 4 and 5 weapons.
NOTE: If you are ordering for a 1911 or clone, the retention strap ONLY fits 1911’s with single or strong side safety. 1911’s with a dual or ambi safety DO NOT fit. For the dual or ambi safety option, please order our 168A FlatSider XR13.
What makes the 168 FlatSider XR12 our best-selling off-duty leather holster model for over 20 years? Numerous federal agencies and law enforcement departments around the world provide this holster to their academies, which at first, speaks for itself. But despite its fame, the 168 FlatSider XR12 is everything a pancake holster should be and more. Seriously, once you have this in your hands, you will ask yourself why you bothered with any other gun holster before.
Most pancake style holsters are molded in a generic way, with both sides of the holster equally spaced around the weapon. Our FlatSider series is molded with a unique and proprietary process to bring out the distinctive nature of every weapon it fits. 100% of the holster pocket is formed away from the body, leaving a flat back to let your holstered weapon sit as close to your body as possible.
Then, we go over every holster by hand with whale bone to ensure that every notch, lever, nook, and cranny of your weapon is defined in the leather. This not only looks sleek and professional, but adds an extra layer of tension when drawing, giving you a similar “click” feel to that of kydex holsters.
The 168 FlatSider XR12 off-duty holster is the first of its kind and decades later, there are no imitations. Even plastic molded holsters cannot achieve the detail and quality of our molding process. Plus, at either side of the holster are curved belt loops that accommodate belts up to 1-¾” width, molded to make inserting your belt smooth and also keeping your holster secure on the belt and prevents wear-and-tear on your belt or sagging of the slots.
You need retention? This leather holster has it, with the thumb break retention strap and an adjustable tension screw for you to adjust the residence of your draw. It even does double duty as a trigger guard stop. Speaking of your trigger, did we mention that the holster is designed to fully cover the trigger, preventing any accidental discharge? We always have your safety in mind.
Every Aker Leather product has details that only the most discerning person can notice. On the outside of the leather holster, we added a row of stitching around the belt slots. And this is not just for looks since the extra stitching makes sure the leather does not stretch or sag with years of use. Inside the holster, we have a full-length molded sight channel to allow for standard and raised sights to move through the holster without snagging or ripping the leather along the way. The special dual-plain muzzle with a ¼” cut-out is expertly designed to work with both standard and shortened barrels.
Most popular weapon fits include:
Colt 1911 Government 5-Inch
Smith & Wesson M&P 9,40
Sig Sauer P320 and P320 Compact