August 25, 2009 website publish date
Uncle George's Wallet Holsters
I make black molded leather wallet holsters for only the following pistols that I consider to work well with my style of holster.
Please be advised that no other pistols fit my holsters.
I do not make wallet holsters for any other pistols other than those listed below.
Sorry, I will not be making a holster for the Glock 42 or the latest version of the Ruger LCP, the Ruger LCP II. Recently added: Beretta Pico WARNING: Concerning the latest version of the Ruger LCP, the RUGER LCP II PLEASE READ
Ruger LCP owners please note: My holsters are only for the older versions of the Ruger LCP and not the new Ruger LCP II
Right and Left-handed holsters
Ruger LCP (No Ruger LCP II) Taurus TCP Beretta Pico S&W Bodyguard BG380 M&P Bodyguard 380 Diamondback DB380 and DB9 Remington RM380 Rohrbaugh R9
Right-Handed ONLY holsters Why? See FAQs
Kel-tec P-3AT Kel-tec P-32 Kahr P380, CW380, CM9, PM9 or MK9
I only make LASER wallet holsters for the Ruger LCP, Kel-tec P-3AT, Kel-tec P-32, Taurus TCP, S&W Bodyguard BG380, M&P Bodyguard 380, Kahr P380, Kahr CM9, PM9 or MK9 and Beretta Pico.
I do not make holsters for the green Viridian lasers. See Gallery
For some videos on my personal opinions and recommendations concerning some of the above pistols go here.
Hello and welcome! I’m Uncle George and I am a retiree from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm 67 years old and have been a resident of Austin for 41 years. (Profile)
Some years ago on October 19, 1991 a 35 year-old man from nearby Belton,Texas drove his pickup truck through a window at a Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen. He then for the next 15 minutes took his pistol and proceeded to shoot and kill 23 people and wound 20 others inside the cafeteria unchallenged. Walking slowly through the dining room he shot people randomly at close range as they hid underneath tables. Some were shot as he placed the gun to their heads. One lady, Suzanna Hupp, witnessed her parents being shot while her pistol, that she normally carried in her purse, lay secure in the glove compartment of her vehicle in the parking lot. After the arriving officers wounded him, he ended it by fatally shooting himself.
This incident really bothered me as I have a wife and daughter that I treasure highly. I couldn’t help but think that if someone had been armed, as many of us are today, the outcome of the Luby’s Cafeteria incident would have been different. A month after the incident I purchased a little .22 caliber semi-automatic Beretta. After carrying it loose a week or so in my front pocket, hip pocket and coat pocket, I determined it would be better to have a wallet holster that would keep the pistol in position in my pocket all the time, cover the trigger and keep it from printing its outline through my pants.
Back then there weren’t any wallet holsters available anywhere that I could find. So I made one out of some scrap leather from Tandy's and some white wood glue. It lasted for 18 years despite being dunked underwater twice when I stepped out of my boat into some deceptively shallow water.
I carried the Beretta for a long time until the Kel-Tec P-32 became available. It was much thinner and lighter and fortunately it fit the wallet holster too so I carried it daily in my hip pocket for several years.
When a good friend of mine introduced me to the little Ruger.380 LCP I saw that it was a perfect pistol for a wallet holster. I got one and found that it didn't fit my old holster so again I made one. It turned out a just a little different to make it fit the LCP but pretty much the same as the unique original half-holster design that I came up with back in 1991 only I sewed and glued it together. I liked it so much that I decided there might be those that might like to have one just like it.
Wallet Holster Description
All my Wallet Holsters are made from genuine Hermann Oak cowhide.
It is glued and then lock-stitched using a heavy nylon thread.
They are vat-dyed with a black Fiebings Professional Oil Dye.
The back anti-print panel leather (8-9 oz.) is a little more than 1/8 inch thick.
The molded pocket leather (5-6 oz.) is about 3/32 inch thick.
The wallet holster is 5-1/4 inches tall and just 4-3/16 inches wide.
With a Ruger LCP holstered it's 1.1 inches at its thickest part.
Due to its construction it is a light weight holster at 2 ounces.
All my wallet holsters are designed specifically to be carried in the hip pocket although a good amount of positive feedback indicates that there are some folks carrying them in their front pockets. Front Pocket Carry. In most pockets it should keep the pistol in position so that it will be where you expect it to be when there's a need to draw your weapon.
Pants should be chosen that have a deep enough hip pocket so that the top of the weapon is not revealed. The edges of the wallet holster have been molded in a bowed shape to more mimic the shape of a wallet.
A new wallet holster will have a tight fit at first but will soon loosen up with use. This wallet holster is not meant to hold the pistol tight like other holsters that support much larger and heavier pistols that are commonly worn outside the pocket on the belt and elsewhere. Its function is to keep a small lightweight pistol in your pocket in position to draw. Experience has shown me that a tight fitting molded pocket holster is more difficult to draw without the holster coming out of the pocket with the pistol. A slightly loose fit is better. To holster the pistol, the holster should not be in the pocket. The pistol should be safely inserted into the holster without exposing a hand to the bottom of the holster where the end of the pistol barrel is located and only after that put in the pocket. The combination of the wallet holster and your hip pocket will retain the pistol in its desired position.
This wallet holster is thinner than most wallet holsters currently available. Due to being constructed of only two layers of leather instead of two layers combined with a snap-on or sewed-on back anti-print panel as some pocket holsters are constructed, it is a little more than an eighth of an inch thinner. Comparison photos. The thin lightweight wallet holster combined with the bowed edges make for a comfortable fit in your hip pocket. The wallet holster will soon mold itself more to your pistol and your rear-end. Before long it is easy to forget that it is there in your hip pocket. Pictured below is the wallet holster completely concealed in the back pocket of my Wrangler jeans.
Videos by Owners
I receive a number of emails of positive feedback from folks who have purchased my holsters. As there is just too many to publish all, only some of it finds its way onto my testimonials
page. The feedback is important to me as a maker of the product and provides positive helpful information for those that may be considering purchasing a holster. I thought if some folks would like to take their testimonial a little further by producing a YouTube video, I would post it here on this first page of my website, where the videos would get more exposure and play.
There is no monetary compensation or reward for making the video other than seeing it linked here so folks can see your video. I will judge whether the video is helpful and appropriate for linking it here. A short positive review, drawing demonstration and decent videography would be desirable. Please no negative stuff about other makers holsters and no cussin' por favor. If you have a video you would like to be considered contact me
with a link to your YouTube video and I'll take a look at it. Thank you for your participation and it is most appreciated.
Cool radio station KORD 102.7 FM in northwest Washington State video review
Kahr CM9 draw demonstration by Lorenzo You Tube
Here's my collection of Feedback
and testimonials on my wallet holsters.
To see more photos of all the wallet holsters I make and currently have available along with some brief commentary please go to the Wallet Holster Gallery.
If you have questions or concerns not addressed in the information provided above please check out the FAQ section
My Wallet Holsters may be different from what you're used to. Before ordering please take a moment to check out the RIGHT or LEFT-handed wallet holster video to see what I consider to be a right or left-handed wallet holster. Also please take another moment to receive some important detailed information concerning drawing with the PALM-IN or PALM-OUT technique
If you want to be a little more clear on how to draw from my wallet holsters check out the video demos page.
If you're interested in converting your standard 6 round magazine to a 7 round magazine without adding any length to the magazine check out MagGuts, Inc. This will allow you to add an extra round to your magazine and not cause the grip on your pistol to extend past the edge of your wallet holster.
If you're a little apprehensive about purchasing a wallet holster online from me I have added a personal profile page and personal photos page to better introduce myself. Hopefully you will find it helpful. Profile
Wallet Holster Price is $45.00
plus $4.50 shipping and handling (not refundable)
Texas residents 8.25% state sales tax will be added.
Uncle George's Leather Bag
I also make and have available a nice heavy duty leather bag made from American bison hides. I only make this one bag.
For more details and a demonstration video go here.
I have used up all my stock of American Bison leather and will not be restocking. The cost of buffalo leather has gotten too high to sell the bags at a reasonable price. When the bags I have in stock now are sold there will be no more.
Sorry, there are no more bags in the Antique Rust color. Sold out. I only have the Chocolate Brown available.
Internet Sales Only
To those in the Austin area, I must apologize for the inconvenience, but in order to keep my costs down and my holsters and bags offered at a low price I have not established a local retail outlet and have chosen to sell my holsters and bags only through the internet. I do not sell at gun shows anywhere. I have taken the time to provide on my website more photos and video demonstrations than most other holster makers on the internet in hopes that it is sufficient information for folks to make a decision to purchase or not. Regrettably and understandably for some it is not enough information, however my shop remains closed to the public with no exceptions and I am not available for personal demonstrations. Thank you for your understanding.
No International Transactions
I am sorry but due to restrictions, shipping costs, expensive insurance, limited shipment tracking and delivery confirmation, refunding complications and a myriad of other problems, I only accept transactions from within the continental United States including Alaska and Hawaii. I only ship to addresses within the continental United States including Alaska and Hawaii. I do not ship to any United States territories such as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Samoa, and the Mariana Islands. I also do not ship to APO, FPO and DPO addresses.
Uncle George's Wallet Holster website original publish date which includes the above product descriptions and photos on the above homepage and additional pages with product descriptions, photos and video product demonstrations, and the first public offering for sale of all the Uncle George's Wallet Holsters as described in the above text on this homepage and the additional product pages is August 25, 2009 and is documentally verifiable.
Caution: Unload your pistol before practicing your draw.
ALWAYS make sure your pistol is seated properly in your wallet holster BEFORE putting it in your pocket.
NEVER carry anything else in your pocket with your pistol and wallet holster.