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The Optic Ready Paddle Holster Compact is designed to accommodate Compact and Sub Compact firearms in the 2.5″ to 3″ barrel size range. Allows an Optic and the added paddle gives you great portability and a quick on and off.


Our Optic Ready Paddle Compact holster is best suited for Compact Firearms with barrels in the 2.5 to 3 inch range. Includes an added Optic Cut to accommodate most pistol optics. Additionally, the sweat guard will protect your gun from tarnishing and will act as a comfortable barrier between you and your hammer preventing any gouging into your side. The Compact comes in a variety of colors to match your gun and attire. The paddle is adjustable and allows for quick on and off while ensuring proper retention.

Note: One Size – 3″ barrels will fit flush.

1791 Gunleather products are distinguished in the following ways:

  • Handcrafted using premium 100% Certified American, Heavy Native Steerhide leather.
  • Includes an Optic Cut that accommodates most pistol Optics.
  • Open top design for quick draw with your preferred carry-style in mind.
  • Multi-fit design that’s handcrafted to accommodate a wide range of firearms.
  • Reinforced stitching ensuring quality, security, and a lifetime of enjoyment.
  • Lifetime warranty commitment to our customers with each product.

We Want You to Know

Our love and appreciation of the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with our passion for the art of gunleather and its representation of the original patriots of this great nation. Housing and protecting your coveted firearms with carefully handcrafted holsters is akin to protecting our loved ones and our cherished freedoms.


Additional information

Firearm Brand

Bersa, Colt, Glock, Kahr, Kimber, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Taurus, Walther

Firearm Model

1911 3", 42, 43, 43x, CW45, GX4, Hellcat, K9, LC9, M&P Mod 9C, Micro 380, Micro 9, P238, P365, P365X, PPK, Thunder .380


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Handend Variations

Left, Right

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Mark P.
  • Firearm Sig P365 XL

My second 1791 holster

Outstanding. Have No complaints whatsoever. Nothing but praise for products and People. Keep up the great work

Rob H.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Springfield Armory Hellcat with optic.

Love my new holster

Took a bit longer to arrive than expected but well worth the wait. The quality, fit and overall design was amazing. I never even heard of 1791 until now but it's probably the best holster I own! I will be buying from 1791 again when I need another holster. Thank you! PS. Break-in was a snap!

Michael H.
  • Firearm Sig Sauer P365 - 3 inch barrel

Paddle gun holster

Love the product, after I got the leather broken in to fit my Sig 365 , it now fits like a glove and the Sig is nice and snug in the holster .. the product is very impressive as you can realize the quality ..! I personally prefer this over other brand names …

Ken K.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? P 365 w/ optic & a 2” J-Frame

An ON TARGET product

My second purchase, another paddle holster, because their design is unique and their quality is equal to custom holsters I’ve waited months for. This holster is comfortably worn at work for 8 hour days, and is unique because it sits upright and tight to the body. Other paddle holsters stick out at the top, leaving the gun “tipped in” and pointing at your hip. This behaves like a “real” QWB and looks like it too.

Lonnie G.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Springfield Hellcat RDP

Exceeded Expectations

The holster was delivered promptly and beautifully crafted. I followed the break in guidelines and the pistol fits perfectly. Very comfortable as well as functional. This is my second purchase from 1791 Gunleather and will purchase again.