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Miami, FL, U.S. – (January 14, 2019) 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“Our integrated concealment wing is better than the outdated aftermarket claw add-on found with many kydex holsters” Romani said.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
  • 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, please visit us at SHOT Show 2019 in booth #1817.

For further details on the 1791 Tactical Kydex holsters, please email [email protected]. 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.

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