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Fugly IWB Leather Holster

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!


Fugly IWB Leather Holster Virtually no imprint, even with a t-shirt.
Fugly IWB Leather Holster Allows for the proper placement (on the hip) to have the most efficient and fastest draw possible.
Fugly IWB Leather Holster No collapse design. Supports a ten pound barbell without metal or plastics for support!
Fugly IWB Leather Holster One piece, all riveted contruction. No metal belt clips.
Fugly IWB Leather Holster Molded to your firearm for a snug and secure fit.
Fugly IWB Leather Holster Allows for one-handed re-holstering.

Custom Designs

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.

Fugly Custom Leather Holster Black-on-Black leather holster.
Fugly Custom Leather Holster Black with greenburst body panel.


Your custom Fugly IWB holster is a $85 investment. Current lead time for assembly & shipping is 9 weeks. If you order your Fugly today, it will ship on September 26, 2021. 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.

Build Your Fugly Holster

Holster Color
Body Panel Color
Carry Side
Belt Size
Fugly Leather Holster Parts

By purchasing a Dragon Leatherworks holster or accessory you hereby acknowledge that you have read the Warranties and Disclaimers, you understand that firearms are dangerous, and release Dragon Leatherworks, its owners, its associates, and employees from any and all liability for injuries or accidents relating to the use of the holster or any firearm. If purchasing as a gift, you acknowledge that the recipient / end user is knowledgeable in the safe handling and use of firearms.

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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

"One of the critical features of any holster is that it be comfortable - if it's not comfortable, the owner won't use it - and if it's the only holster, the owner will leave their gun at home rather than having a frisky masochistic exercise complete with abrasions, welts, blisters, and other fun options. Dennis not only knows this, but it's darned near his mantra."
- Gay Cynic of FreeThinker

Designed For These
Firearm Models

1911 Platform 3" All MFR's

1911 Platform 4" All MFR's

1911 Platform 5" All MFR's

Beretta 92F/92FS

Beretta PX4 Storm Full Size

Bersa Firestorm .380

Bersa Thunder .380

Bersa Thunder CC .380

Browning BDA (.380)

Browning Hi-Power

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 +)

CZ Shadow 2 9mm / 40 S&W

Glock 17

Glock 19

Glock 19 w/ LG 436

Glock 20

Glock 21

Glock 21-SF

Glock 22

Glock 23

Glock 23 w/ LG 436

Glock 25

Glock 25 w/ LG 436

Glock 26

Glock 26 w/ LG 436

Glock 27

Glock 27 w/ LG 436

Glock 28

Glock 28 w/ LG 436

Glock 29

Glock 30

Glock 30S

Glock 31

Glock 32

Glock 32 w/ LG 436

Glock 33

Glock 33 w/ LG 436

Glock 34

Glock 35

Glock 36

Glock 36 w/ LG 436

Glock 37

Glock 38

Glock 38 w/ LG 436

Glock 39

Glock 39 w/ LG 436

Glock 43

Kahr CM9

Kahr P40

Kahr PM9

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

Makarov 9x18

Ruger P90

Ruger SR40

Ruger SR40c

Ruger SR9

Ruger SR9c

Ruger SR9c w/ LG 449


Sig P220 w/o Rails

Sig P220 w/Rails

Sig P225

SIG P226 Mark25 Navy Seal 9mm

Sig P226 w/o Rails

SIG P226 w/Rails

Sig P228

Sig P229

Sig P229 DAK

SIG P229 Legion 9mm

Sig P229 w/Rails

Sig P230

Sig P232

Sig P239

Sig P250

SIG P320 (.45 ACP)

SIG P320 (9mm / .40 SW)

SIG SP2022 (SigPro)

SIG SP2340 (SigPro)

Springfield Armory 1911 GI 5" bbl

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded - WITH RAILS

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded -NO RAILS

Springfield Armory 4.25" 1911 w/Rails

Springfield Armory 5" 1911 No Rails

Springfield Armory 5" 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 XD-Mod 2 .45ACP 4"

Springfield Armory XDs .45 cal 3.3"

Springfield Armory XDs .45 cal 4"

Springfield Armory XDs 9mm 3.3"

Springfield Armory XDs 9mm 4"

SW 457

SW MP 9 Compact

SW MP 9 Full Size

SW MP Shield .40 cal

SW MP Shield 9mm

Taurus PT 1911 No Rails

Taurus PT 1911 w/Rails

Walther PPK

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.

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