Signature Series Holsters. Our signature series is a combination of matching holster and wood grips for your 1911.
Defender Series Holsters. Our Defender Series is intended for the normal defense carry holster.
Enforcer Holster Series. Police and other Law enforcement holsters designed and created with LEO badges.
Military Tribute Holsters. Military and other Tribute Holsters.
Exotic Skin. New Exotic Skin line of holsters.
Other Fine Leather Products.
In Stock For Sale.
Hayes Holsters featured in book. by Robert Campbell.
Hayes Holsters in Gun Week Magazine – March 2011.
Welcome to Hayes Leather
Hayes Leather holsters are the careful blend of old world craftsmanship and cutting edge technology. I personally craft each holster one at a time by hand and each is a unique piece of art. Every holster is individually crafted from 8 oz. high quality cowhide from Wickett and Craig American Leather, dyed and hand molded to customer specifications. The fishnet -cross thread with brass screws and beautiful engraving hand tooling combination will not be found anywhere else. I make each holster as if it was intended for my own personal use and that my life depended on its performance! Holsters can be individually designed with almost any image supplied by the customer. This allows your holster to be a unique expression of you in a piece of craftsmanship that will endure and improve with age. If you are interested in a typical holster that serves its basic purpose without distinction, your needs will probably be better served by another supplier. If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind, individually hand crafted holster that represents the highest level of quality and function, you have come to the right source.
I have been named a juried artisan at:
• “The Best of West Virginia”, Juried Artisan-in-Good-Standing, Tamarack Craft Center, Beckley, WV
• “Mountain State Arts and Craft Fair” Ripley, WV
I am proud to be the first and only holster maker creating Police, Law Enforcement, SWAT, SRT and CCW/CWP badges as well as other art work on a beautiful custom made holster for you to proudly wear.
My work is hobby-driven and based on the belief each holster should represent a unique blend of art and function that will be treasured by the owner. Because my holsters are each made by me, I am limited to the number of gun molds that I can produce a holster for. I have most molds for the Glock line of pistols and for 1911 style pistols. Check with me to see if we have a mold for your gun.
“I have examined the Hayes holster and find both the design and execution flawless. The fade in color scheme achieved by careful tanning is particularly intriguing. The carving is exceptional. I am no stranger to leather holsters, having written a book that deals with the best in the field. I have on hand examples of quality holsters from John Bianchi, the late Lou Alessi, Rhome DesBiens and other leading lights in the field. The Hayes holster need take a back seat to none. There is a utilitarian aspect to the holster in that if offers a good balance of speed and retention, making the holster perfectly acceptable for critical use. But the holster has a value far beyond the practical, making it an object that gives some pride of ownership and a template for personal expression. I am proud to recommend this holster without reservation.”–Robert Campbell – Police Writer and Contributing Editor at Gun Week and Women and Guns
I’ve carried a lot of holsters over the years, in the service of our country and as a private citizen. I’ve never carried a more comfortable quality made holster than a Kent Hayes holster. I won’t carry my Colt’s in anything else, and his custom grips are first rate as well! You can certainly pay more for a custom holster, but for my money you can’t buy a better one anywhere.–Chuck Olsen Manager of Product Requirements Colt Defense, Hartford, CT
"You are the master holster maker... I don't know wherther to wear it or frame it" –Customer from Alabama
Now that I have had the opportunity to break in my new holster, I wanted to send you a quick note to say how impressed I have been. The exterior design and level of detail on the badge and lettering are phenomenal, as expected, but I am very happy with how great the holster designed itself is. I find myself wearing it more and more, both on and off duty, in lieu of the other holsters I normally use, because of the comfort, design and level of concealability, something I have not seen with most previous belt loop holsters I have tried over the years.."–Customer from Texas
I just received the holster. And wow is it a piece of art!!!! Absolutely beautiful. Nice snug fit, great colors, even better workmanship. I can't wait to show this to my teammates...–Customer from Colorado
If you decide to place an order, our current turnaround time is at 5 – 6 weeks.
To obtain prices or ask question for our custom holsters, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org