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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.

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robert h.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Springfiel Hellcat with red dot
review paddle holster C for hellcat (OWB)

Excellent product, quality. Perfect fit for Hellcat with optic.Have carried concealed for over 30 years (private and with Federal government) and best I have seen.

T C.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Glock 43X
Good Holster

It’s a little tight. The paddle part seems very well made. I’m guessing the leather needs more break-in time than I expected.

Joseph L.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? Hellcat with Halo optics
Perfect fit Paddle Holster

Outstanding from fit to finish. You can adjust cant, tilt, perfect fit

Thomas R.
  • Which firearm did you use with our holster? P229, Ruger Max 9 .
Best Holster

This is the best holster I’ve come across for the price and quality and I own a few holsters which are now in a box .

Margaret B.

I love Paddle Holsters and this one does not disappoint. Would recommend to anyone.


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, Glock, Kahr, Kimber, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Springfield, Walther

Firearm Model

42, 43, 43x, CW45, Hellcat, K9, LC9, Max 9, Micro 380, Micro 9, P238, P365, PPK, SR1911, SR22, Thunder .380


Classic Brown, Signature Brown, Stealth Black

Handend Variations