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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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Margaret B.

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

James M.
New OWB. Holster for my OSP Hellcat

This is a very comfortable holster with South Carolina New open carry this will be my go to holster

Ron J.
Optic ready Paddle Holster

Tight but a good solid fit. Very comfortable.

Billy S.

3rd 1791 holster for me. I love the look, workmanship, and fit of these holsters. When I saw they had a new paddle design that was optic ready that would fit my 365 I decided to buy. My OWB J frame holster is one of the most comfortable holsters I've owned, I expect this one to be also. It arrived super quick even with the covid nonsense that has embraced our nation. I put the pistol in, took some effort but new holsters should be that way. Perfect fit. This model has a retention screw so the break in is minimal. Always surprised at how many don't understand the need to break in. After an hour, I began to draw the p365 in and out, it will be range ready tomorrow. Great looking, I bought the black option but IMO the brown option is the most beautiful. For a paddle it rides nice and high and easily conceals under a t-shirt. Another winner. As one of those gun owners with a box of holsters in the garage, the only ones that I use now are 1791.


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