If it ain't Fugly ... it ain't worth sticking your pistol in it!
I had resisted doing an IWB holster for the longest time. In-the-waistband holsters are all over the place in the gun world, and to be honest, they can get quite pricey. I felt that if I was going to throw my hat in the ring, I had to do it the Dragon Leatherworks way ... functional, comfortable, sturdy as hell, and costing less than any other IWB holster.
The one thing I didn't care about was looks. Appearance matters very little when you stick the holster down your pants (hiding well over half of the holster) then cover the gun (and the other half of the holster) with your shirt. At that point, who gives a damn what it looks like? You can't see it, so looks are one less thing to worry about.
So my prime concern was functionality and comfort. The Fugly is 100% leather, heavy-duty riveted construction, with no plastics. So I set out to design the IWB holster to hold its shape using only leather, and to feel comfortable against skin when sticking it down your pants. Insuring a fast draw was also an important factor.
To accomplish all of this, I made it differently than the other IWB holsters on the market. Since it didn't need to be pretty, the smooth side was made to go against the gun, with the sueded side against your skin. This lets the holster feel cotton-soft against you, and the smooth finished surface of the leather gets waxed so as to provide the least amount of friction possible when you draw while still holding your gun snug.
To make sure it didn't collapse from the pressure of your belt, I molded and folded a flap into which I cut slots for your belt to pass through, and dyed it so it blends in with your belt. This one-piece construction increases structural rigidity, and keeps the mouth of the holster open so you can easily draw and re-holster with only one hand - no need to hold the holster open to insert the gun. All this without any plastics! Now you can brag about being "green" and not using any of the world's oil to help carry your pistol!
No other all-leather holster that we know of can claim to support a ten-pound barbell on the holster mouth without collapsing!
The Fugly IWB holster is constructed completely in 8 oz. (1/8" thick) saddle leather stock and nickel-plated brass rivets. It's designed to handle everything from a compact to full-sized semi-automatic pistol, as small as a Makarov or Walther PPK, up to a 1911, and every size in between.
So why do we call it the Fugly? Because its freakin' ugly! But who cares? No one else should ever see it!
When you place an order for a Fugly, you'll have some decisions to make. Each Fugly is hand crafted, so the customization is completely based on your personal tastes. Below are just a few samples to help you visualize the design of your one-of-a-kind holster.
Your custom Fugly IWB holster is a $75 investment. Current lead time for assembly & shipping is 4 weeks. If you order your Fugly today, it will ship on May 21, 2017. We do not export to foreign countries.
If you have any questions about the options, please contact us before ordering and we'll happily answer you promptly.
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"The one thing that I really never thought about but appreciate about this holster is the body shield, but not for the reason you think. Where it really shines is allowing a smoother draw on your part. Your thumb is not going to snag on your T-shirt on the draw. It’s a smooth slide down."
- Wirecutter from Knuckledraggin' My Life Away
"Unless your pants fall off your body, this holster is not going to slip under any circumstances."
- Jay G of MArooned
"Even with jeans that were a bit tight, no problem with draw or reholster ... It keeps it shape."
- JD of Tekmage's Blog
"The day it arrived, I put it on and wore it for several hours. I was hardly aware it was there. I was amazed at how comfortable it felt without the expected breaking in period."
- Sherry of Sherry's Place
"Dragon Leather Works products do cost more than $15/copy - but in exchange you get hand-built craftsmanship fit to both your firearm and your physique, with the ability to do custom stuff to meet your needs."
- Gay Cynic of FreeThinker
Designed For These
1911 Platform 3" All MFR's
1911 Platform 4" All MFR's
1911 Platform 5" All MFR's
Beretta PX4 Storm Full Size
Bersa Firestorm .380
Bersa Thunder .380
Bersa Thunder CC .380
Bersa UC .40
Bersa UC .45
Bersa UC 9mm
Browning BDA (.380)
Colt 1911 3"
Colt 1911 4"
Colt 1911 5"
CZ 75 Compact (NOT PCR VERSION!)
CZ 75 Compact P-01 (NOT PCR VERSION!)
CZ 75 Full Size (1976 - 1980)
CZ 75 P-07
CZ 75 SP-01
CZ 75-B Full Size (1981 +)
FireStorm Mini .40
FireStorm Mini .45
FireStorm Mini 9mm
Glock 19 w/ LG 436
Glock 23 w/ LG 436
Glock 25 w/ LG 436
Glock 26 w/ LG 436
Glock 27 w/ LG 436
Glock 28 w/ LG 436
Glock 32 w/ LG 436
Glock 33 w/ LG 436
Glock 36 w/ LG 436
Glock 38 w/ LG 436
Glock 39 w/ LG 436
HK 45 Compact
HK 45 USP
HK P2000 (USA Version)
HK USP .40
HK USP 9mm
Kimber Compact 4" 1911
Kimber Custom 5" 1911
Kimber Custom II 5" 1911
Kimber Pro 4" 1911
Kimber Royal II 5" 1911
Kimber Stainless II 5" 1911
Kimber Ultra 3" 1911 Platform
Kimber Ultra Carry .40
Ruger SR9c w/ LG 449
Sig P220 w/o Rails
Sig P220 w/Rails
Sig P226 w/o Rails
SIG P226 w/Rails
Sig P229 DAK
Sig P229 w/Rails
SIG SP2022 (SigPro)
SIG SP2340 (SigPro)
Springfield Armory 1911 GI
Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded - WITH RAILS
Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded -NO RAILS
Springfield Armory 1911 No Rails
Springfield Armory 1911 w/Rails
Springfield Armory EMP .40
Springfield Armory EMP 9mm
Springfield Armory XD 3" SubCompact
Springfield Armory XD 3" SubCompact w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XD 4" Service
Springfield Armory XD 4" Service w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XD 5" Tactical
Springfield Armory XD 5" Tactical w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" .40 S&W Compact
Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" .40 S&W Compact w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" 9mm Compact
Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" 9mm Compact w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XD(m) 4.5"
Springfield Armory XD(m) 4.5" w/ LG 448
Springfield Armory XDs .45 cal 4"
Springfield Armory XDs 9mm 3.3"
Springfield Armory XDs 9mm 4"
SW MP 40 Compact
SW MP 40 Full Size
SW MP 45 Full Size
SW MP 9 Compact
SW MP 9 Full Size
SW MP Shield .40 cal
SW MP Shield 9mm
SW SD 40 Full Size
SW SD 9 Compact
SW SD 9 Full Size
SW Sigma 40V
SW Sigma 40VE
SW Sigma 9V
SW Sigma 9VE
Taurus Millenium Pro .40 cal
Taurus Millenium Pro 9mm
Taurus PT 1911 No Rails
Taurus PT 1911 w/Rails
Taurus PT-145 w/Rails
Walther PK 380
Walther PPQ M2 4" Barrel
Walther PPQ M2 5" Barrel
Don't see your gun listed here? Let us know what kind of firearm you have before ordering, and we'll let you know if we can secure the right model to make sure your Fugly is a perfect fit.
Why buy a Dragon Leatherworks Holster?
Because it's a quality American-made product at an affordable price.
These hand-built holsters are made with the ultimate renewable resource: leather.
This classic material has been the partner of firearms, carrying and protecting the ultimate self-defense tool that man has created, for over two centuries.