From The Tactical Wire

Editor's Notebook: Ancient Weapons? Simply Rugged's new holster, the Shootist, has elements of old and new. The design pulls the gun in close to your side. Rob Leahy, proprietor of Simply Rugged Holsters - formerly of Alaska and now of Chino Valley, Ariz., and his media/sales guy Bruce Warren were discussing how good it would be to get the company employees some handgun training. … [Read more...]

Slowly, Reluctantly, Holster Your Firearm!

Dave Hartman, Marine /LEO Gunsite Instructor: Range commands after a drill: "Slowly, reluctantly, holster your firearm." BEST advice on holstering a gun I have ever heard. Slamming the gun home is a good way to end up with a couple extra holes in your leg. Slamming the gun home into the holster is the sign of a rank amateur. While running the clock on night the guy I was timing did quick run on … [Read more...]

My Gun Culture

The Simply Rugged Cuda is a combination inside-the-waistband (IWB) / outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster. By combination, I mean you can easily convert it from one to the other. Other designs on the market allow you to perform this exorcism by screwing and unscrewing clips or gun pouches or whatever. The Simply Rugged Cuda design has the conversion capability built-in – with no reconfiguration … [Read more...]


Rob, Got the XDs holster yesterday. Fits perfectly and looks great. For the past 3 years I've been replacing all my holsters with Simply Rugged. That way, no matter what gun I carry, they ride the same and perform the same. I know what to expect each time I draw and re-holster the gun. The quality is top-notch. Y'all do a great job. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 it says So whether you eat or drink … [Read more...]

These belts are amazing!

Rob, I received the belts! As with your holsters, you consistently build the highest quality gear! These belts are amazing! Doug C … [Read more...]

what a bargain at this price point for custom leather.

Hello I wanted to let you know how happy I am with this holster you made me for my Taurus Tracker .44 Magnum 2” barrel. It carries so well and I hardly notice it on my hip. This is a pic of me over the Independence Day holiday hiking up near Sutton, Alaska. I will forward later the ones of me using the Chesty Puller on my Ural.Thank you for a great product for the money, what a bargain at this … [Read more...]

Quick turnaround very secure…

Rob, Ordered a Sourdough Pancake for my new Bisley SBH 3.75" on Sunday and got it today (Friday) in the mail. I'm impressed. The work is flawless, the oxblood is beautiful and I thought the price was excellent. The Ruger fits perfectly and stays in place even upside down (and at three pounds)! It's nice to know there are still companies out there that do great work and have great customer … [Read more...]

…Most Comfortabl;e All Day Wear Holster…

Hi Rob, I have waited to send a comment for a while since I have received my Cuda holster for my Springfield XD Subcompact .40SW. I wanted to break it in and take it to the range a couple of times so I could give a review that is meaningful. I have to tell you. This Cuda is the most comfortable all-day wear holster that I have ever owned. I have six other holsters for this weapon and none can … [Read more...]

Walther Police Pistol Slim Cuda Pancake

I received a cuda in oxblood color and border stamping for my Walther pps and find this a very nicely crafted holster. retention is very snug making me feel confident in carry. since it rides higher than my old yaqui slide belt holster it does not have to be worn cross draw position for automobile use as it really doesn't interfere with my seatbelt at all . nice work! … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Quality

Dear Mr. Leahy,                            When I ordered my Sourdough Pancake holster I was expecting to wait several weeks for delivery, I was surprised to receive my order in only a few days! I am an older shooter and have trouble manipulating some autos. I generally carry a S&W 64 3",not a common holster size. I am very happy with the quality and function of you product.Several of my … [Read more...]