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Learned about Theis Holsters eavesdropping on a conversation where a guy was reaching out for a good holster for a similar firearm I owned. Someone chimed in about Tommy and directed him toward Theisholsters.com and I had to check it out. Long story short, I ordered a hybrid with premium leather and polymer clips and it's the best leather I've felt, with great fit, design and adjustability to tweak it right where you want it over a length of time. Got it where I like it now, and after a few months that leather is butter smooth. Just received my second order for another firearm with great surprise and got the same fantastic results. Highly recommend this product and maker. You only know what you've experienced, nothing more. If you are considering daily carry, choose the style that fits your situation and run a favorite firearm in a Theis Holster. You won't regret it.
-Andy in New Trier
Been carrying a Shield for almost a year in a Theis holster. I will not purchase a holster from anywhere else now! Just ordered another one for a 19x. Great products!
This is my second holster from Thies and if you don't mind the wait you won't find any better. Perfect fit on both occasions.
I've purchased several holsters in the past from Theis and they were spot on perfect fits, very high quality and most importantly comfortable. I purchased a holster for a rarer firearm and it didn't meet expectations initially, Tommy paid shipping both ways and met all my concerns/needs promptly and professionally. You can't ask for better customer service, he does right by his customers and puts out a very high quality product while doing so. Thanks for everything Tommy, I'm a lifelong customer.
What a great holster. Very well made and comfortable. Holds my heavy gun great and I still don’t have it broke in!! It will only get better!
Thanks for a great holster!!
Pretty neat custom holster... good quality holster, look nice and work perfectly with my setup (Polymer n viridian C5 series). Talk to him few times and pretty nice n friendly guy... very imformative to.
You’ll get what you pay for.... top notch!
Very recommended...! Thanks tommy.... 👍
This is my 1st custom holster for my handgun and I went with Tommy due to the positive reviews. I can't wait to get it and try it out. My next purchase from Tommy will be a full kydex version and after 1 of his Jake belts. Keep up the great work, Tommy.
Just received my holster today for the glock 19x With the CMR 204 laser-light. I am so pleased with the fit and quality of the holster and wanted to thank you. I will be ordering other holsters from you.
CZ P-01 EZ-Clip holster.
Like most people, before I purchased a holster I did my homework. The reviews for Tommy Theis' work was well known and wide spread on the gun forums and blog reviews from some pretty reputable folks. 5 star rating after 5 star rating. This in and of itself can seem too go to be true.
It happened that the EZ-Clip hoster was exactly what I was looking for, the price was fair, and did I mention it is a CZ, not everyone does CZ. So I "pulled the trigger."
I placed my order which took 2 minutes. Got an email from Theis Holsters saying hi, thanks and you are in the queue. Along with more details on process. Anyway, 9 days later a little package arrived at the door. Perfectly packaged. I tore it open and tried it on. Bam, new holster.
Retention was perfect out of the box. the leather was a good quality (ordered standard leather). Is stiff enough to keep my not so light P-01 up right. I really appreciate the quality of the EZ-Clip. It is substantial but not bulky. Cant and high are adjustable. It fit my 1.5" gun belt and hung on. Nothing but smooth surfaces everywhere. Makes a nice draw.
I will not bore you with any more details, just read all the other 5 star ratings and you will understand the quality of the holsters.
Thanks for the kick-ass holster.
Ruger lcp 2 holsters are awesome! Will be repeat customer.
I got a little bit long winded in this, but I felt it was deserved.
High quality, pride in his craftsmanship, and amazing customer service. It's quite difficult today to sometimes find just one of these qualities, but Theis Holsters definitely has all three!
Theis holsters are my all time favorites. Between my wife and I, we've purchased 4 of them, among other things.
1) Glock 23 IWB, horse hide
2) Glock 23 OWB, (belt loops) with TLR-1
3) Springfield XD-9 IWB, premium leather compact with TLR-4
4) Kimber OWB (belt loops) TLE/RL II with Surefire X300 Ultra.
5) Double mag holder OWB (belt loops) for the 1911 mags.
6) Jake Belt
I honestly don't recall how I first learned about Theis Holsters, and I was slightly skeptical at first with regards to ordering a custom holster from I guy who admittedly "does it in his garage" haha. However, the pictures of his work seemed high quality, and out of all of the holsters that I'd acquired over the years, I hadn't found one that I'd call "perfect," so I figured I'd give it a shot. When the first one (Glock 23 IWB horse hide) arrived, I could immediately tell that it was a high quality product made by someone who actually cares about what they're doing. At first, there was a good bit of "squeaking" from the leather (I also was just wearing a cheap leather belt that wasn't designed with carrying in mind haha). He stated on his site that this would be the case, so it didn't bother me. It also said that after a couple of weeks with regular carry that the squeaking would subside, which it did. Ive owmded several IWB holsters, and it is by far the most comfortable and also does the best job of concealing my weapon. While a Glock 23 is the compact "mid sized" Glock, it's far from what I'd call a small pistol, and it is virtually invisible with this holster.
After a couple of months with it, I decided to order another one for myself, OWB with by loops, for my Glock 23 with a Streamlight TLR-1, and one for my wife. An IWB premium leather for her Springfield XD-9 compact with a Streamlight TLR-4. My experience with these two was the same as with the first, essentially perfect.
After I ordered holsters 2 and 3, I saw that he also offered something called a "Jake Belt." I was slightly skeptical about the Jake Belt actually making a difference, but at the time I needed a belt anyway and since the holsters were so good, I figured I'd give it a shot. Again, I was blown away! This is a very thick, very sturdy belt that also manages to look good. I hate I didn't have one 14 years ago when I started carrying.
For Christmas of 2017, my PERFECT wife bought me a Kimber TLE/RL II with a stainless finish. She had coordinated with my father, and he got for me a Surefire X300 Ultra which I received later that afternoon. I obviously knew exactly what holster I'd be getting for it. So I ordered an OWB with belt loops for it in premium leather.
Now here's one of the things I found most impressive about all of this: CUSTOMER SERVICE, which as many of you I'm sure, I assumed was dead in this day and age. A few days after placing my order, I got a call from Mr. Theis. He said that he noticed I'd selected the high quality leather option (a $10 option if I recall correctly). He then went on to say that he would absolutely make the holster the way I wanted it, but there was something I should know. The high quality leather was actually not as stiff as the regular leather. Since it was for a full sized 1911 (meaning quite a heavy piece of hardware) with a light, that I would probably actually be happier with the standard leather. Since it was a good bit stiffer, it would support the weight better, and probably be more comfortable because of that. I agreed when I found that out and we changed my order, and he refunded me the $10.
So in today's world, where everyone is trying to milk as much money as they can out of everybody, and tries to upsell you on everything, this man took the time to call me, and actually talk to me and try to figure out what would work best for me! He actually gave up $10 in sales, because he knew that the cheaper option would actually be better for my application.
I teach firearm safety classes as sort of a side job/hobby, and I recommend Theis holsters to every single student I have. He has several different designs, and in my opinion, there's one that will do what you need.
This got much more (long winded) than I had planned, but I just wanted to explain why Theis holsters will continue to have my business for a very long time.
I received my IWB holster a few days ago and wanted to use it for a while to see how it fit my FNS 40 and my comfort. I was way beyond pleased with the comfort of use and the expert craftsmanship of the holster. Tommy Theis knows his craft well. Great price and excellent quality.
Just received it today, I was skeptical when placing the order. As other and larger makers could not make a IWB holster for my set up. But I was wrong it fit fantastic, I am wearing it now to break it in and I don’t know I am wearing it. I can only imagine how it will feel as it breaks in.
Great job I am a true believer !!!!!
I just got my IWB holster in. Came in quicker than anticipated too! Put it on right away and got it dialed in, to where i want it to ride on my pants. Its comfortable and amazing right off the bat! I can't wait to see how it is when the leather gets broken in a bit. My ppq isnt a small pistol, but it definitely makes it comfortable to wear so far. Although with my thinnest material shirt (super thin shirt,) it prints quite a bit. I can't wait to pick up another one from Theis for my PPS m2!
-IWB for my PPQ .45
Just received my IWB holster today, April 2, from Tommy and as he stated it was almost 6 weeks to the day from initial order to receipt of product. My Sig SP2022 with Crimson Trace Rail master CMR-206 laser fit perfectly into the holster. I mean like a glove it fit perfectly. This was my first order from Theis Holsters and if I ever need a specific type of holster again I will order from Tommy. The gun rides a little high on my belt but still very concealable and able retrieve without any problems. Great Job!!!
Purchased a single clip hybrid holster for my m&p shield. This is by far the nicest most comfortable holster I’ve ever worn. The craftsmanship and attention to detail he puts into each holster is amazing, no shortcuts!! Highly recommended these holsters!!
Just received my holster for my Taurus 817 a few days ago and it looks to be just what I needed. I will certainly recommend Theis Holsters. Thanks for your prompt email on my question prior to order and then your prompt service in getting the holster to me.
-Eli Duke Jr
Just got my new Theis Holster in the mail.
This makes my 6th !
QUALITY! By far the most comfortable CC holster I have ever owned!
Thanks for a GREAT product. Will continue to support this fine company
Ordered a hybrid for my H&K VP9sk. Workmanship is excellent...made in America lives again. Holster is a perfect fit and holds the firearm well against my body. I will be ordering again without question.
I've bought 2 holsters for my M&P 9mm w/ Centerfire Light/Laser. These holster, along with Tommy's customer service are superb. I'm in CA and couldn't find a local maker that could accommodate my configuration.
Received my IWB holster with the treated premium leather. Very concealable, I can wear a t shirt and don’t print my Walther P99C. Very comfortable and molded to my body in about a day. Tight retention. Perfect
Searched everywhere for an OWB for my Shield 45 with Viridian light.....no where to be found..I contacted Theisholsters and they built it for me. Awesome job and perfect fit.....thanks sir. Great job...
I just received my Theis holster from Tommy-even got it sooner than the tracking number indicated which was a great surprise for me. Tommy is the only holster maker that I could find that made a holster to fit my Smith & Wesson M&P 40 with a Veridian X5L attached to the rail for IWB. It is fantastic. only one issue and that involved the ambidextrous slide release and I emailed Tommy about it, and he called me right away with the fix...and it was so simple. This is truly one of the best holsters I have ever owned. Based on my experience, my wife now wants one for her Ruger SR 22. How about another holster Tommy...
I everything about this belt is just what was promised. It is quite stiff and it is quite a bit thicker than conventional belts which i quite like. It pairs well with the Theis IWB holster I've had for almost a decade and still works great. The experiences I've had with Theis products and customer service has been absolutely flawless. If you're buying a belt anyway I would highly recommend buying from Theis
Tommy Theis is the most professional and capable holster maker there is. I now have Theis holsters for all my handguns - some with lasers that were not available on Tommy’s website. He told me that he would still make the holster for me if he could get the laser. So I had it shipped to him from manufacturer and the fact that he would still do that shows how he is willing to do anything possible to help make his customers happy. I will always use Theis Holsters to help me carry so I can protect myself and my loved ones.
I just received my holster and it fits perfect Tommy called me personally and told me that the Pacific type of gun that I have and the laser that I have holster that I picked out wasn't going to be to the Pacific means that I needed so he had to make a hybrid holster and that holster fits a few of my guns with the attached laser I ordered the inside the waistband and now that I see the quality I'm about to order an outside the waistband
This is my 4th product that I have received over the years. As always excellent quality and the owner responds quickly with any questions you may have. All my holsters I currently own are all from Theis Holsters. Comfortable, reliable, Durable. That's how i describe the products. Thank you much for all the hard work you do. Potential customers, Give him a try, its worth it.
-R. James D. (California)
Mr. Theis makes what I believe is the top tier version of an IWB holster. I just ordered my 4th Hybrid IWB holster from him with premium leather and full slide coverage options. The holster just plain works like it should, fits very comfortably (the longer you wear it the better you like it, sort of like an old pair of tennis shoes) and the only thing that worries me a tad is that I often forget it's there, lol. Seriously, it is that good.
Made in the USA by hand, mind you, and with pride that shows in his products and the fit and finish along with exceptional performance!
Buy with confidence.
I have your holster for my HK VP9 SK with the attached Viridian laser/flashlight. The combination fits very well into your holster. I was having trouble finding a supplier for the particular pistol/laser combination, and was pleased to have found that Theis Holsters made one.
-Thomas W. Daly
Excellent product with outstanding quality.
I have not received my holster yet, but the communication has been useful and concise. I am very excited to receive my holster, and it is very clear that Theis Holsters are carefully made with quality craftsmanship.
Ordered a holster for a revolver. Steal of the century! Excellent quality, fast manufacturing and shipping, fits like a glove, and reasonably priced. I will order more in the future!
I started looking at new holsters because I got a great deal on a Vitidian Reactor laser and needed a holster that would accommodate the equipment.
To my dismay there weren’t a whole lot of options out there.
Which brought me to the Theis Holsters web site.
Not only did he have a variety of styles and options available for my equipment, but he also had exactly what I was looking for.
After talking with Tom the owner of this one man show he assured me that I would be very satisfied with my new holster, and that after wearing it I would never want another holster.
He was absolutely correct.
I LOVE MY NEW HOLSTER!!!!
Tom is a fellow military veteran and like most of us will not accept substandard quality and workmanship.
Thanks again brother, I’ll be in contact soon for a triple magazine holster if that’s a option.
Just arrived! What a masterpiece; you are a real artist. There aren't enough superlatives to use to describe the holster. Compared to the Crossbreed holster (POS, IMHO) I bought because I was desperate for a holster to use for my annual re-qualification (retired LEO) before I discovered your website. There is no comparison; smaller, lighter, more comfortable. Have to wait to order one for my Ruger LC-380 with same sights next week after the VISA account closes for this month, Ha-Ha! Looking forward to completely the next order soon. Thanks again, Tom. I'll write a 5-star review when I get it broken in. Definitely 5-stars! Just ordered same for my Ruger LC-380. Look no further for your next/replacement holster. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks Mr Theis for a quality product.
I just recieved your EX-Clip hoster for my Sig P938 and it fits perfectly. The wide single clip is easy to put on and take off and stays in place. I ordered this when I got my P938 because my other EZ-Clip holster for my P229 and P238 were perfect as well.
You make a great product, keep it up.
Great workmanship and service. I'll be back for my next holster!
I've purchased three holsters for two different guns - Glock 42 w/viridian, and a HK SP5k w/viridian. They all fit perfectly. I've had to send other holsters back to the manufacturer because the fit was so poor, but not here. All of these holsters I purchased contained a magnet that activates the laser when the handgun is drawn.
Fantastic Product and worth the wait.
I just received my 4th Theis holster and, as always, I am very, very pleased. This one was for my L40-A1 and it was not specifically on Theis's list but he made sure it would fit perfectly, excellent service always. These are the most comfortable IWB holsters I own, bar none.
Like most of you, I've bought many, many holsters over my years 15+ years of carrying concealed and over 40 years of firearms ownership. I'm always on the lookout for the 'next best thing'. It seems like every time I buy a new handgun, I wind up giving in and buying what I'm told is the perfect carry holster for this new firearm. Well, I'm done with that. I have a pile of holsters that are either unwieldy or don't properly secure the firearm, or are broken/damaged or are downright awful and uncomfortable to wear. I should know better by now. I bought my first Tommy Theis holster over 10 years ago, if I remember correctly. it was an IWB horsehide holster for a Glock model 30. I still have and use that holster, having moved over the years, to metal clips and replacing the hardware a couple of times. Since then, every time I bought something other than a Theis holster, I wound up ditching it and buying one of Tommy's holsters. I now have one for that Glock 30, a Beretta Nano, an Springfield XDS and my current favorite carry, an S&W Shield 9mm. And I've just ordered one for my new baby, a Sig P226 Legion, single action only 9mm. With Tommy's holsters I know for a fact that my firearm will be secure and available, AND comfortable! I'm now a one manufacturer owner - I'll ONLY buy holsters from Tommy Theis from now on.
Thank you for a great product, Mr. Theis.
Another great holster from Mr. Theis, I own 5 of different styles for different firearms. I've never had any issues, have had a couple of questions and Tommy has always been there to help answer them. I always recommend him to my friends and they love his products.
I've only had my Holster for several days, but! I am already happy with it and am going to really enjoy the Breaking in Process, I ordered a IWB Holster for a Walhter PPQ 45 Cal and for me the Cant is perfect and the ability to conceal a full size pistol (with proper clothing adjustment) is awesome it's as if it was Custom made for me only,now of course it is Custom(handmade) but the fit is ,,,,,welllll Awesome, thank you sir for your Excellent work it was well worth the wait which wasn't really long at at.
For a long time when I needed a belt I'd just pick up a cheap belt from the store or Amazon. They would claim to be leather but you could tell it probably wasn't real leather. After a couple months the belt would fall apart. Having 3 Theis holsters and remembering that Theis makes gun belts, I decided to try out a Jake belt because I know Theis does quality leather work. And I knew I'd be getting what I'm paying for:real leather. I measured according to the instructions on the site, and placed my order. I received the email that the order had shipped a few days later, and received my belt 4 days from when I received the email. When I opened the package I was immediately impressed with the thickness and quality of the belt. I tried it on and the size was perfect. I've been wearing it for a couple days now, and so far it seems like a very sturdy belt that will hold up for a long time. As always I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Not only did Tommy make me a custom holster for my Kimber Elite Pro but when I needed information on his products he took the time to talk to me about them. Very friendly and I love my holster and Jake belt.
-Amazing holsters and customer service!!!
I received my Single Clip Hybrid Holster in about ten days, which is pretty good considering that included two weekends. The fit and finish is excellent. The leather is comfortable and the gun clicks in for positive retention. This holster holds the gun in really close to the body for easy concealment. Thanks Tommy, Jake and Kera.
-Tom S - San Antonio
Each of my 3 hybrid holsters from Tommy have been incredible. I have a ruger sp101, SW 642 and a sw shield that are all holstered by Mr. Thies. I have tried numerous holsters for each gun and Tommy's have surpassed them all in quality,comfort, concealability and possibly most important usability. He was very prompt when answering any questions and made me feel important and looked after with each product I ordered. He was very flexible and allowed me to change an order, which most do not do.
I only use his holsters and recommend Tommy to all of my friends without hesitation. It takes some time to get the holster, but you are getting a superb product. I have two iwb double clips and one iwb single clip. I like the clips he uses because they look like a belt loop and are inconspicuous. The leather is quality and the holsters conceal perfectly. Retention is great I get the full barrel covered. Again, I can't say enough about his products.
Thank you for the week turn around on repairing the retention on my holster. I did not expect a brand new kydex, that was a shock. You have great products and a great customer service. Thank you again.
Awaiting my IWB holster which shipped today. If it's as good as the last several holsters I've purchased from Mr. Theis, I'll be a happy camper. By the way, I've only purchased several holsters due to having several guns, not because the broke or failed. I break a clip once, but Tommy replaced it for free and sent me an extra one just in case.
Just recieved my new IWB This Holster for my G30 with a C5L. It is perfect! I know it still needs some break-in, but I couldn't be happier. Thank you!!!
Did my research and was lead to Theis Holsters.
First I was looking for quality and attention to detail. Then I was focused on key features, I was looking for Veridian auto on/off since we have C5L’s on both of our FNS 9C’s.
I went to the site and all the options I could want were there, styles and features. If you have questions drop Mr. Theis a note, I had the opportunity to speak with him about my next planned order for my FN Five-seveN with a Viridian X5L Gen 3 (waiting on availability). I also plan to put a RMR sight and possibly a longer threaded barrel (for a suppressor) all things that affect the design of a holster...he addressed all my concerns and even had me hold off on the order until the specs for the new Viridian X5L Gen 3 were released. ( Other folks might have held my money while I waited, good way to do business I’ll keep coming back ! )
Quality of the finished products I have received so far have been impeccable. Perfect fit, draws great (my skills are what needs lots of work !) Viridian Instant-On works perfectly.
Have the following:
(1) IWB Hybrid (Viridian C5-X5) for FNS 9C
(1) EZ-Clip Hybrid (Viridian C5-X5) for FNS 9C
(1) IWB Tuckable Mag for FNS 9C Clip
Mr. Theis does all the work himself and it’s all custom and he knows what he is doing. Best things in life are always with waiting for , I got order much sooner than expected.
I wrote a long review because seldom do people take time to recognize good quality However, they are quick to complain...
Long positive review that was well earned!
Received my premium leather double mag holster for my Smith & Wesson M&P full size magazines a couple days ago. Just like the regular hybrid pistol holsters that Mr. Theis makes, it is excellent quality. This is the first magazine holster I've ever had, and I'm not disappointed one bit. Great work as always, 100% satisfied.
just received my holster for my m&p 380ez. Another piece of fine art, fit is spot-on, and draws like greased lightning. Thank you!!!
My second Theis IWB holster as amazing as the first. Bought for a G19M with an X-300 light. Not an ounce of extra weight and impeccable fit. Anchors solidly on belt for smooth consistent draws, and stable enough for solid one handed reholstering.
Great comfort, durability, and attention to detail.
I can't say enough from the people at TheisHolsters. Competitive prices, great turn around time and a QUALITY product. However, the customer service is second to none. Their has a repeat customer here without a doubt, and I won't hesitate to recommend to my buddies.
When I bought my first pistol(M&P Shield 9mm) a few years ago I decided to buy a hybrid holster to carry it in. I did plenty of research and determined what I wanted from my hybrid holster. It just happened that the Theis holster was exactly what I wanted. I decided to order one with premium leather, and full slide coverage. It arrived quickly, and it was everything I expected and more. A beautiful holster.
I bought a new pistol(M&P9 2.0 Compact) recently, and as soon as I knew the firearm was on its way to my FFL I ordered a new Theis holster. Again I went with premium leather and full slide coverage. I selected quick ship, and received an email that it was on its way the next day. 4 days later I had my new holster. Another beautifully done holster, 100% satisfied.
My Theis holster is exactly what I hoped for. Well made, concealable, and solid. the communication form the seller from order to my door was outstanding. I paid for the 3-5 day shipping and it was delivered in three days (including the weekend). I bet I would have received the holster in 5 days even if I wouldn't have bought the fast shipping. Mr. Theis is a true craftsman and a puts a premium on customer service, if you choose his products you won't be disappointed.
A little late with my review but just wanted to give a shout out on my Jake belt I received as a Christmas gift. I have bought 3 or 4 hybrid holsters from Mr. Theis and I have always appreciated the fit and function of his holsters. So, when my mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I knew that I wanted a Jake belt. Followed the directions for ordering. Perfect fit and great quality. Thanks!
Awesome product. Does what is said it will do. You can tell the product is made with pride, as long as I carry my firearm it will be in a Theis holster.
Bought an ezclip holster and a jake belt. Both products are exactly what was advertised.
Good workmanship and delivery was ahead of what was expected.
Extremely comfortable. Very good workmanship. Not broke in yet but once it is, this will be my go to holster for CC. Very pleased and a very fair price as well. I would highly recommend this holster.
I love these holsters. I've had one for my G19 for years and just bought one for my G43. Top notch and highly recommended.
Just received my 5th Theis holster and once again an excellent product! I have really come to love the EZ Clip holsters for the pistols I carry. They are easy to get on & off, can be worn IWB or OWB and have perfect fit. One thing I demand is a holster that stays put and these certainly do. Thanks again Tommy.
Tommy was recommended by a friend who is very knowledgeable on CC weapons and holsters. After consulting Tommy, I opted to go with the Compact OWB for my Walther PPS simply because it seemed to fit my purposes, hikes, fishing trips, etc. A couple days after placing my order, I decided I needed to invest in a belt as well and contacted Tommy and added it to the order. He quotes 2-3 week delivery and I received both exactly two weeks from the day I placed my first order. I'm ecstatic with the look, the fit and the quality of both products. I've already sent pics to friends of mine showing what I ordered and telling them if they are ever in the market for CC Holster and belt, all they need to do is contact me and I'll send them to the best in the business. Appreciate everything Tommy!
I purchased the Viridian C5-X5 IWB Hybrid Holster for my Springfield Armory XD Mod 2, 4" 9mm with a Crimson Trace DS-123 red laser. I wasn't able to find a satisfactory holster anywhere else for my particular set-up and I'm glad I went with this one from Theis Holsters. It fit my gun perfectly and holds it securely. I'd buy this again.
Hello Mister Theis!
I ordered a Kahr T40 holster and mag carrier, iwb quick clip, a couple of weeks ago and broke them in last week! Your quality is impeccable and they fit me like a glove in a few hours, bespeaking your attention to detail. You and the grand kids are cranking out top drawer stuff and I just wanted to say thanks for that! I worked armed for 12 years and seldom found items ready to go to work in such short order. Please understand my appreciation for you and your business model.
Shopping for a good dependable holster and gun belt turned out to be a very confusing ordeal. My NRA instructor solved the problem by recommending what he wears - Theis holsters and Jake belts.
I am now a proud owner/ wearer of a great holster on a great belt!
I felt the need to write a review after receiving my 2nd IWB holster Tommy has made for me. He seems to have a broad spectrum of holster set ups he can do for us out here.
Sometime back he made a "full slide coverage" IWB holster for my PPQ with a Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro. Man, what a darn good job he did on that one.
So, this time around I wanted to see what he could do for me with the VP9. It has a threaded barrel, Trijicon suppressor sights and a Streamlight TLR-2 on the rail. Indeed, it's not your everyday concealed carry piece. But at 6' 4" & 225 lbs. I can get away with it just fine, and drive comfortably to boot!
Well, Tommy out did himself. I sent him pictures, so maybe he can display them, since I can't attach them to this review.
You owe it to yourself to have him build your rig for you. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. In my book he's the "Michelangelo of Hybrid Holsters." (And no, I'm not related.)
I purchased both a Hybrid holster and a Jake belt and I am extremely happy with both purchases. Tom and I discussed a shoulder problem I have and he suggested a straight drop holster to remedy the pain I experience drawing my pistol from a canted holster . The holster has worked wonders and I can draw with significantly less discomfort. As for the belt, it holds the holster exactly where I need it to be (approx. 3 o'clock) and it handles the weight of my Walther PPQ with ease. I never really notice that I am carrying and some days it is all day long. All in all two great purchases. Thanks Tom and Theis Holsters.
Great holster, fits my Glock 42 perfect. Just started to use, feels great right from the start. Quality workmanship . I know price is a bit higher than some out there but you get what you pay for. Highly recommend Theis Holsters.
I received my holster and it is superb. It is nice to know that quality craftsmanship is still alive in America. It fits my Glock 22 with the X5L attached (Left hand draw) perfectly. Just to let you know, I am ordering another holster for another gun I own because of the your personal/professional attention to detail. With warm regards, thanks again, Doug Robison
-Lt Col Doug Robison, USAF Ret.
I have my holster (IWB S&W mp9 with Viridian light XTL) now for 3 Months and wear it daily on duty.
I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for!
Comfortable and good Concealment!
U wont find a better man for the job ive worn many holsters for years and have never been this excited to get a holster thanks again tommy
Guys I don't usually write reviews but couldn't help myself Tommy theis is at the top of the holster industry in my book I have worn and bought many many many different kinds of holsters and none have ever come close to what I just got from him. If you are on the line make the leap you will not regret it. I give them a 12 out of 10 any day of the week.
Guys I don't usually write reviews but couldn't help myself Tommy theis is at the top of the holster industry in my book I have worn and bought many many many different kinds of holsters and none have ever come close to what I just got from him. If you are on the line make the leap you will not regret it. I give them a 12 out of 10 any day of the week.
Bought a iwb holster for a Block 43, best holster I have owned. Thanks
Received my new IWB holster for the M&P Shield 2.0 with Crimson laser and EZ Clip double mag holster. From day of ordering to receiving took only 6 days with the expedited shipping. The quality and workmanship is outstanding. Some break-in time is needed but don't think it'll take long at all. First day wearing it and it seems very comfortable.
It's obvious that Theis appreciates the orders as his quick response and attention to detail is noted. Would definitely order from Theis again.
Details of the order: IWB Holster
Right Handed; Slide Coverage:Full Slide Coverage; Leather Type: Premium Leather; Clip Options: Powder Coated Metal Clips; Shipping: Quick Ship (3-5 Days); Gun:Smith & Wesson m&p Shield M2 with built in laser.
Mag Holsters: Kydex Double Mag Holster: EZ-Clip; Gun: Smith & Wesson m&p Shield 9,40
I have worn a black Jakebelt daily for approx 6 years. I have never had a belt that I wore regularly last more than a year before. I'm hard on things,, shoes, clothes, etc. My black belt is still in great shape, but very well worn. I am very surprise by how it has held up. So, I just ordered two more, one of each color. Best carry belts out there.
I've owned my Theis holster for 4 years and I love it. (Glock 26) looking to get another for glock 43. Highly recommend.
Follow up review.. 3 1/2 years ago I bought the 2 clip IWB holster and Jake belt to carry my XDm 3.8. 45. I have used the holster and belt every day since I received it. What a phenomenal product and quality is top notch and so comfortable sometimes I almost forget it's there.
I recommend to anyone who wants a Good holster and belt. Which a good belt is just as important as the holster. There is cosmetic wear which is expected after that long but is still great and going strong. This is the best purchase I've ever made. Thank you so much Tommy. When I need another you will definetly get my business..
Outstanding IWB hybrid holster!!! I recently outfitted my Springfield XD Mod 2 45 sub-compact with a Viridian C5L laser/tactical light. Since my go to IWB holster is usually a Crossbreed super tuck, I was broken hearted to find out that Crossbreed currently doesn't make a holster for my gun with the Viridian set-up. Crossbreed recommended Theis Holsters to me and I couldn't be happier with my new Theis custom hybrid holster. Quality and fit out of the box was outstanding, needed little to no break-in for my weapon. Tommy also sent a personal note with instructions for care and break-in procedures for this custom holster. Thank you Tommy for the quality holster!!! I recommend Theis Holsters for anyone wanting a quality custom holster.
Christmas day my son opened his present which was a Jake belt. Before I knew it, his old belt was on the floor and his new Jake belt was around his waist. He knew he would love the Jake belt because he already had purchased a holster from you. Thank you so much for your outstanding workmanship and politely correcting the belt size for me after I placed the order incorrectly.
I just received my IWB holster for my S&W M&P M2.0. This is the second holster that I have purchased from Theis, my first one is for my S&W M&P Shield. The quality of both holsters is excellent. Based on my experience with Theis, it is the only company I will purchase my holsters from. I highly recommend the premium leather and the full slide coverage to take full advantage of the Theis quality. You will not be disappointed in the premium leather as it molds extremely well to your body, the full slide coverage is a must for concealed carry to avoid any fuzz and debris on your firearm.
I wasn’t familiar with Theis Holsters. Tommy was recommended by Crossbreed holsters as they didn’t make a holster to fit my rig combo. Placed my order and received it today. I must say the reviews have it right. Incredible quality holster at a great price and you can’t beat the warranty. Many thanks Tommy couldn’t be happier.
I have bought at least 6 holsters from Tommy all for different firearms and they all are made great and definitely worth the money. He even went as far to customize a specific holster I requested. I would never buy from another company. Thank you!
Just received my IWB Holster for my Beretta PX Storm Compact and the fit is perfect. Tommy does top notch work and for a total custom piece in a one man operation the turn around time is very quick. Also got the Jake Belt and I’m glad I did as it’s very well made and I don’t think my regular belts would have provided the stability that the Jake does to support the Holster properly. I’ll definitely be ordering from Tommy again.
I just received my IWB/OWB holster for my 1911. This is the second holster that I have purchased from Theis. Again, the quality of the holster is outstanding and the Jake Belt fits and looks great. Based on my expereince with Theis, it's the only company which I will purchase my holsters from. Great Job Theis!!
Just received my Theis OWB Holster for my Ruger 9mm American with a laser/light attachment. The pistol with the attached light/laser fits perfectly in the Kydex Holster. Well made and a great fit so I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I thought it might require some break in to retain the pistol and still allow a clean pull but it feels great. Needless to say I wouldn't hesitate to order another Theis Holster and most likely will soon.
I just want to thank the third team for a speedy order and this is my second holster from your company i very happy with the first one Great Job love your work
-Gary Fort Jr
I purchased a Jake belt and hybrid holster for my Walther PPQ a couple of weeks ago.
To say both products are excellent would be an understatement. The Jake Belt is not only my favorite "gun belt" that I have ever owned. It's now my favorite belt in general. It's that nice.
So what can I say about the holster? A lot.
If you're a gun owner, you NEED a proper retention holster. Don't get some one size fits none nylon piece of junk. They're unsafe and can lead to unintentional discharges and serious injury.
I have had several holsters over the years of varying quality, but I have never had a leather/kydex holster as nice as this one before. Moreover, I can't find a similar one for this low a cost, especially not left-handed. This isn't just a holster out of a factory, this is a handmade product that was made for me specifically. And it was money well spent. I've worn it everyday, and it's broken in properly (meaning it has molded to my body and doesn't squeak) just as Mr. Theis said it would.
I am glad I found this website. I am glad I've purchased this belt and holster, and I would happily do business with Mr. Theis again and recommend him to anyone interested.
Great holster, follow the directions for adjusting retention. Fits snugly and is very concealable for my Glock 30s. Would highly recommend.
-IWB Holster review
I bought a single clip tuckable and a tuckable mag carrier 4 years ago. After daily use for 10-14 hours a day the holsters are better than new. I say better because they are broken in and very comfortable. The leather molds to the gun and your body over time. After trying out several other holsters for my new pistol I decided to get what I know works and get another Theis single clip. Still the same quality as before. I like the fact that he only makes holsters that will work and will not make changes on request that he feels are unsafe. He does quality work and in a timely fashion. My last holster was received less than 10 days. I didn't check the mail for a few days so could have been sooner than 10 days.
Hi Tommy, I just received my new holster for my Walthers PPQ .45 . I never, EVER expected any gun holster to fit this well. I am absolutely shocked the gun with the Streamlite TLR4 has a absolutely perfect fit and retention.
I couldn’t be any happier thank you ! ,Bill . S
This is an incredible, custom-made holster. It fits my Rossi 461 like a glove. You can hardly tell it is there. Thanks Tommy!
I have purchased and used his holsters for all my pistols; you can't beat the quality, fit and wearing comfort they offer. I have been a customer / user of his holsters for several years and highly recommend his products.
I bought my first IWB holster based on my brother's recommendation. I broke it in and it has been great. I only adjusted the slant of the holster as it hangs on my belt/pants. I bought another brand holster for another gun and that was a huge mistake. After trying to adjust it to fit correctly, I gave up and ordered another Theis holster. It fits the gun great also. Bottom line, don't waste your money on another brand! Just order the best to start with.
I recently purchased an OSWB holster for an XDm with Viridian C5L light. The quality is outstanding, Fits like a glove-PERFECTLY! In fact I'm ordering one for my Threaded barrel XDm with X5L. Order to ship time was great. STRONGLY recommend Theis Holsters.
-Milan Mijatov Jr
Just got my holster today.It fits my Taurus 111 G2 with Viridian C5 green laser like a glove.The quality and workmanship are unsurpassed.I up graded to the premium leaver and it feels great on.I will probably get my son one for his birthday.I sent pictures to my buddies now they are asking for the website.Thanks for making a great holster.
Thank you so much for the excellent craftsmanship in this holster! This is now my second holster I've ordered from you. I love both of them. The EZ clip is exactly what I was looking for - something that matches the lighter wear during the hot summer months. Thanks again.
I bought an IWB Hybrid holster for my Springfield XDE. I have an athletic build so I have been having trouble carrying without printing or without having my old holster slide down my belt when I carry it in a place where it doesn't print (5 o'clock). The holster I got from Theis solved both of those problems quickly. I was able to easily adjust the cant to where I like it (about 30 degrees) by adjusting the placement and angle of the clips so it sits exactly where I need it to. I don't have any problems with printing or movement anymore and it is very comfortable to wear. I've worn it to the movies and sat on it at 5 o'clock for the entire 2 hours with very little discomfort. I like it so much I bought a mag holster too. I would highly recommend these holsters.
I just wanted to confirm the arrival of my custom made holster today and how pleasantly surprised I was to open the package.
The holster you made for me was love at first sight. Not only did I find that it was very well made but it also fit my pistol perfectly and without any needed adjustment.
In this day and age it is truly amazing to find anyone who is able to handcraft anything with such skill and detail as you did with my holster. It is a beautiful piece of work and I know I will enjoy wearing and using it for a long time to come.
Thank you so much for taking the time in creating such a wonderful product for me.
With kind and best regards,
Just received my kydex holster for my p320 compact. This is the forth holster plus a Jake belt that I have ordered from Tommy. All I can say is another job well done. Quality and fit are spot on.