1791 GUNLEATHER Launches 1791 Tactical KYDEX LINE

  • On Display at SHOT Show 2019 Booth #1817

1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters and belts, announces the 1791 Tactical® Kydex® line of premium holsters. New for 2019, 1791 Tactical® IWB Kydex holsters will be on display in the 1791 Gunleather booth during SHOT Show®, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV, from January 21 through 25 in booth #1817.

“Why would a leather holster company known for handcrafting beautiful steerhide delve into the world of Kydex?” asks 1791 Gunleather CEO Ramiro M. Romani. “Because we don’t think you should carry with a holster that’s less than optimal, and we knew we could offer Kydex fans a better all-around holster. 1791 Tactical IWB holsters solve the performance limitations commonly found in traditional Kydex holsters. Retention, concealability, wear and tear on your gun, and every day comfort are addressed in our thoughtful design and meticulous manufacturing process.”

Handcrafted Kydex Molding

Rather than employing injection molding, or simply thermo-molding Kydex on a blue gun, 1791 utilizes an exact replica of each holster’s firearm model. The proprietary process uses the actual dimensions of the firearm combined with a precise amount of pressure per square inch. Carefully heating the Kydex® 100 to a precise temperature and cooling it properly guarantees manufacturing consistency from holster to holster resulting in a flawless fit. Every holster is then cut and carefully hand buffed and finished.

Trigger Guard Retention

“Retention is crucial to an exceptional holster fit, so we designed the 1791 Tactical IWB Kydex holsters with trigger guard retention for snug inside the waistband (IWB) every day carry (EDC),” stated Romani. “Where most Kydex holsters use a retention system on the slide of the firearm, we wanted to avoid that unsightly wear and tear. Most importantly, with our design there’s no hard contact on the slide and no pressure points where they don’t belong.”

Concealed Carry

The lightweight, streamlined design of 1791 Tactical IWB holsters combine multiple features not found in most Kydex holsters. Cant is adjustable from zero to 15 degrees, and retention is adjustable for a customized fit. Every day carriers have the choice of either appendix or strong-side, inside the waistband (IWB) options.


“Our integrated concealment wing is better than the outdated aftermarket claw add-on found with many kydex holsters” Romani said. “It fits behind the belt and pushes the holster into the body while hiding the gun. The concealment wing angles the holster to reduce printing and makes it even more secure and comfortable.”


“Today’s concealed carriers love to accessorize their handguns, and ruggedized miniature reflex (RMR) sights are becoming more and more popular,” said Romani. The RMR/optic low-cut design on 1791 Tactical IWB holsters has been refined to accommodate threaded barrels, most pistol optics, and even raised iron sights. “Plus, the enlarged opening of the open muzzle adds no bulk while delivering convenient, safe re-holstering.”

According to Romani, “1791 Tactical IWB Kydex holsters sacrifice nothing and improve on everything.” They’re maintenance-free, there’s no break-in period, they aren’t temperature or moisture sensitive, and the sweat-shield and stainless steel hardware protect against corrosion. These holsters offer the best in comfort and concealment. “When your firearm is your last defense, 1791 Tactical will not fail you,” he added.

1791 Tactical Kydex Features

  • Integrated concealment wing for deeper and more robust concealment
  • Adjustable cant ranges from 0 to 15 degrees for greater comfort and concealment
  • Retention adjusts for customized fit
  • Multi-position, can be worn at either the appendix or strong-side IWB position
  • Open muzzle design accommodates threaded barrels
  • Positive, audible, crisp, and secure Kydex click retention
  • RMR/optic cut accommodates most pistol optics
  • Enlarged opening for safer and more convenient re-holstering
  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Made from durable and proven 0.080” Kydex® 100
  • Sweat-shield and stainless steel hardware protect against corrosion
  • 1.75” belt clip included
  • Easy-on, easy-off design
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty and 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Available for a variety of popular handgun models including CZ, Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, and virtually all 1911s without a Picatinny rail

MSRP: $64.99

To see the newest product innovations for 1791 Gunleather and 1791 Tactical, please visit us at SHOT Show 2019 in booth #1817.

For further details on the 1791 Tactical Kydex holsters, please email info@1791gunleather.com. For information about 1791 Gunleather, please visit www.1791gunleather.com.

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About 1791 Gunleather

On December 15, 1791, the United States Supreme Court adopted the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights, promising individuals the right to bear arms. We chose to include the year 1791 in our name to signify our deep respect for those rights.

Every 1791 Gunleather piece is handcrafted one-at-a-time using 100% American-made materials. Four generations of professional leather artisans painstakingly integrate innovative materials with high-quality components, to deliver the versatility found in each piece. From the moment you receive your 1791 Gunleather product, you’ll recognize the uniqueness and perfection that distinguishes us from our competitors. 1791 Gunleather offers a Lifetime Warranty on every single product we craft. 1791 Gunleather is perfect for any condition, and duty-ready for tactical applications as well as everyday carry.

Media Contact: Laura Evans, Email: Laura.SilverBullet@gmail.com


  • Next Evolution in Premium Leather Holsters

Miami, FL, U.S. – (September 18, 2018) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters and belts, today introduced the next evolution in premium leather holsters. The new “Project Stealth” gun holster series by 1791 Gunleather combines American heavy native steerhide with state-of-the-art flexible carbon fiber for the first-ever holster utilizing a proprietary, patent-pending combination of the two materials. The new line of luxury, wearable personal protection holsters incorporates the same patented, American-made CX6® carbon fiber manufactured by Carbitex, that is used by well-known premium brands in the modern automotive, high-end luggage, and professional athletic apparel markets.

“Project Stealth is like no holster you’ve seen before in terms of it’s contemporary, elegant look and exceptional, high-tech performance,” said 1791 Gunleather CEO Ramiro M. Romani. “The patent-pending Project Stealth series of holsters is where luxury, old-world craftsmanship, and the finest quality materials unite to deliver the most intriguing and fashionable EDC holsters ever seen. This outside-the-waistband series of holsters is not only lightweight and flexible, but extremely durable and aesthetically stunning,” he said. “Project Stealth represents the perfect marriage between classic and tactical, and will undoubtedly lead the way for many more provocative 1791 Gunleather products in the future.”

“By combining premium American, heavy native steerhide with high-tech, flexible CX6 carbon fiber, every day carry just became significantly more comfortable while achieving an unprecedented level of performance,” said Romani. “The Project Stealth series of holsters boast the broken-in feel of leather combined with the strength and durability of flexible carbon fiber. Your sidearm is surrounded by premium leather on the inside, and further protected by durable carbon fiber on the outside,” he said.

The 1791 Gunleather passive retention system is perfected by adding flexible carbon fiber to the mix. “And, while the carbon fiber you’re used to seeing in holsters is lightweight and strong, it’s also very rigid, inflexible, and tends to scuff your firearm. The advantage of using the state-of-the-art CX6 carbon fiber is that its malleable,” Romani said. CX6 technology harnesses carbon fiber’s trademark strength and lightweight characteristics in an adaptable form, and does not stretch. According to Romani, the holster has been engineered to provide a new level of function for wearers through its enhanced strength, suppleness, and superior firearm retention.

“Project Stealth pancake-style holsters contour to the body in the same fashion as our premium leather holsters, while presenting a reduced carry weight, and enhanced retention for the most discerning folks,” said Romani. “However, where our competition sells standard quality, leather-only holsters in excess of $120, the patent-pending Project Stealth holsters are being introduced at less than $100,” he said.

“Carbon fiber is used in aircraft, automobiles, and even helmets,” said Romani. “And by incorporating the latest generation of carbon fiber innovation into our newest holster designs, we’re offering you an indulgence you won’t find elsewhere. The sophisticated CX6 carbon fiber in our Project Stealth series is incredibly abrasion and UV resitant, its tensile strength is unmatched,
and because of reduced weight, our holsters are less bulky, and perform exceptionally well year after year.” Perhaps the best advantage, stated Romani, “Is that our carbon fiber does not stretch, so responsive unholstering is guaranteed.”

1791 Gunleather Project Stealth Holster Features:
• Engineered for comfort and style with 100 percent American-made materials – premium heavy native steerhide and Carbitex patented CX6 carbon fiber
• Longest-lasting leather holster on the market
• Only flexible carbon fiber and premium steerhide holster available
• Remarkably flexible, molds to body
• Extremely responsive unholstering with NO stretching for a precise, rapid draw time after time
• Noticeably lightweight
• State-of-the-art CX6 flexible carbon fiber delivers added durability, and will not stretch, snag, split, or break
• CX6 carbon fiber delivers best strength and abrasion resistance
• A lighter holster maintains carbon fiber’s lightweight characteristics while reducing overall carry weight
• Bold, luxurious, and elegant
• Offered in several styles including: BH1, BHC, BH2.1, BH2.3, and BH2.4
• Outside-the-waistband, open top, multi-fit belt holster
• Excellent retention for a wide range of firearms
• Lifetime Warranty and 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
• Introductory MSRP: $99.99

Romani commented that CX6 is used by the world’s most discerning brands to push boundaries like never before. “We’re excited to create an entirely new product experience for our customers with patented carbon fiber technologies that are not only lab tested and consumer tested, but validated by athletes too,” he said. “Carbitex CX6 represents an entirely new standard of performance.”

“For the most reliable and comfortable all-day carry holster, choose the 1791 Gunleather Project Stealth holster that best fits your personal firearm. Handcrafted one at a time, Project Stealth Holsters are the most rigorous and distinctive holsters you’ll ever own,” he said.

About CX6®Carbon Fiber
Used by the worlds’ most discerning brands to push boundaries like never-before, Carbitex CX6 technology platforms are engineered to create an entirely new product experience through functionality. CX6 represents a new standard, proven by numbers, and felt by athletes. CX6 carbon fiber is a dense, intricately woven material, engineered with a wet-infusion process that yields the highest tensile strength of any commercially available fiber. Carbon fiber’s trademark strength and lightweight characteristics are enhanced by CX6 technology harnessing an exceptionally flexible form, no stretch, and superior lightweight properties.

About 1791 Gunleather
For more than two centuries, the Second Amendment of our great United States Constitution has protected our rights, as citizens of this nation, to keep and bear arms. At 1791 Gunleather, our love and appreciation of the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with our passion for the art of gun leather and our respect for the original patriots of this great nation. To us, sheltering your coveted firearms with carefully handcrafted holsters and belts is akin to protecting our loved ones and cherished freedoms.

Sold in more than 1,200 dealers across the Country, 1791 Gunleather products are made only from the best premium American 100% Certified, Heavy Native Steerhide. Four generations of professional leather artisans meticulously handcraft each holster and belt into beautiful, functional vessels befitting your most prized firearm.

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