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Talon Leather Holster

In honor of the 100th anniversary of John Moses Browning's 1911 ...
Finally, a holster worthy of carrying it.

Celebrating the popularity and longevity of one of the most recognizable and venerable designs in handguns, Dragon Leatherworks is please to offer the Talon, a holster originally designed with the 1911 in mind, then expanded to include a wide variety of compact through full size semi-auto pistols by Sig, S&W, Springfield Armory, Glock, Para Ordnance, CZ, Taurus, and many others.

Naturally, I've retained the classic Dragon Leatherworks tradition of being "overbuilt," designing the Talon specifically to make OWB (on the waistband) an easily concealable method, while retaining good looks and an eye-catching sillhouette for those who wish to OC (open carry) their sidearm using either a Strong-Side draw, or Cross-Draw.

I approached the design of the Talon from the ground up, asking 1911 owners for input on what they felt were the key aspects of a solid 1911 holster. I took the suggestions, tried a few designs, and the result is a holster that is as tough as it is good-looking.

The Dragon Leatherworks Talon line of Holsters now available to accomodate Crimson Trace Laser Systems!
Don't just acquire your target, influence it!

I simply love the Crimson Trace products so much, I wanted to start making Talon versions to accomodate the Laserguard® line of targeting aids. To that end, we're pleased to announce that we now fit our signature Talon line of holsters to the Laserguard® to certain Glock and Springfield XD/XDm handguns. We've also improved the design of our regular Talon offerings, with a scallop and curve to the top leather panel, so that all standard Talons can now accomodate the Crimson Trace Lasergrip®

For Glocks, we can fit the Talon to the following models equipped with the Laserguard® LG-436
Gen 2 / Gen 3 models 19/23/26/27/32/33/36/39
Gen 4 models 19/23/26/27

For Springfield XD/XDm, we can fit the Talon to all models equipped with the Laserguard® LG-448 in all sizes and calibers, with the exception of Gen 1 models with single-notch rails.

Standard Talons will now fit any pistols equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrip®

Features

Talon Custom Leather Holster
Talon Custom Leather Holster
Talon Custom Leather Holster

Custom Designs

When you place an order for a Talon, you'll have a few choices. Body shield or without? Standard belt slots or a Yaqui-style belt tunnel? If you'd like an exotic skin featured on your Talon, you'll get to pick a color for the diamond shape trim.

Below are a few samples to help you visualize the design of your one-of-a-kind holster.

Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield. Python skin with tan trim. Standard belt slots. Straight-Cut mouth.

Photo Courtesy of ©Oleg Volk

Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield. Standard belt slots. Straight-Cut mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield. Ostrich Diamond Inlay with Black Trim, fitted for Springfield XD(m) with Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-448. Standard belt slots. Straight-Cut mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster L/H for full size CZ-75. Combat cut body shield, Black Stingray w/eye, black trim. Yaqui belt tunnels. Straight-Cut mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield. Full Window Python skin - no trim. Yaqui belt slots. Straight-Cut mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Cross-Draw. Combat cut body shield. Brown w/Black Burst. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield, Deep Burgundy w/Black Burst. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield, Rainbow Python inlay, Deep Burgundy w/Black Burst. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Cross-Draw. Combat cut body shield. Sanded stingray skin with burgundy trim. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield, Burgundy w/Black Burst and VC Logo. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield. Full Window Red Stingray w/eye - no trim. Standard belt slots, scalloped mouth.
Talon Custom Leather Holster Combat cut body shield, Black w/Purple Diamond and Celtic Cross embossing. Standard belt slots. Scalloped Mouth.

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Ordering

Your hand-made Talon is a $135 investment. Current lead time for assembly & shipping is 14 weeks. If you order your Talon today, it will ship on July 27, 2014. We do not export to foreign countries.

Be aware that the Talon is built for is a standard leather dress belt, 1.5" wide and 1/8" thick. If you intend to use the holster with a gun belt, please make the proper selection below!

Build Your Own Talon

Holster Color
Holster Style
Exotic Skin
Inlay Trim Color
Carry Side
Belt Size
Belt Slot Style
Firearm
Talon 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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Reviews

"One of the things about this holster is that, well, it's gorgeous. I'm a functional guy and typically don't pay much mind to aesthetics and looks when it comes to guns. If it shoots and works, I go with it. But that's a fine looking holster. The finish still looks great after months of carrying it several times per week, including at the beach, a few times while mowing (to see how it held up), and in the rain."
- Say Uncle

"Even the Officer's size 1911 is a heavy SOB in all-metal guise (nearly 38 ounces loaded), yet the Talon distributes the weight very evenly."
- Jay G of MArooned

"The holster doesn't dig or pinch, or chafe, but still carries the butt of your gun tight enough to keep from excessive printing."
- Weerd Beard of Weer'd World

"Not that mass produced holsters are bad... but the Dragon Talon is a whole step above. It's like comparing a very nice factory built Remington 700 varmint rifle to a hand tuned M-24 sniper rifle from the Army precision shooting shop. Both are rifles... and that's where the comparison ends."
- Art of CarTeach0

"The stitching was tight with no strands hanging out and the thick leather looked like it would stand up to some abuse."
- Rob Allen of Sharp as a Marble

"I've found, as have other women shooters ... that other manufactuers holsters are sometimes too big and we find that our jeans will bunch up badly on the holster side. This didn't happen with the Talon even with a belt that wasn't really heavy."
- Brigid of Home on the Range

"... the aesthetics of the piece are wonderful, the construction sturdy, and the wear extremely comfortable."
- Stingray of Atomic Nerds

"... Let me say first off, the work is outstanding! All the seams are even, the stiching is excellent with no flaws, and the 'scollop' I wanted as a finger guide is in the right place, even though it was only discussed over the phone. Dennis' attention to detail is excellent, as is the fit and finish."
- Old NFO of Nobody Asked Me

"... Lifetime warranty. Custom holster worthy of court or BBQ. Handmade one at a time to your specs. What's not to like? Why haven't you ordered yet? "
- ZerCool of Plumbum Et Circenses

"... Things that have been made skillfully and thoughtfully by hand have an incomparable beauty - and something that's been custom made especially for you by a talented craftsman is quite a treasure indeed."
- Breda of The Breda Fallacy

"First impressions: It's very well made, with thick, stiff leather, uniform stitching, and a beautiful finish. Mine is burgundy with the "black burst". My first-gen Kimber Classic Stainless fit it tightly, and the trigger is completely covered by the holster."
- Kevin of The Smallest Minority

"Once I put the holster on I was really surprised, from reading about the holster online I thought the holster would ride pretty low and this be a problem for concealment. In honesty it rode nice and high and my normal cover garment worked without any issue."
- Michael of Tactical Tupperware

"...As for the holster, I finally got a little time to examine it when I got home today. Have to say..... my friend, you do damn fine work. It will be a pleasure to take my own photos and review the holster on the blog, and not so much a pleasure to pack it up and send it off to a new owner."
-Carteach0 for the Wounded Warrior Prize donation of a Dragon Leatherworks Talon

"I really was that surprised to see something that thin be that stiff, and honestly I'd rate the finish on yours as dead equal to the [Milt] Sparks VMII. Rough interior ties, and all the stitching and dye and tooling looks like they could've both come from the same shop. The only place I'd say they really had you is on the break-in time, and if that's somebody's deciding factor they've got more than a couple issues to work out (especially with yours coming in cheaper)."
-Tom from New Mexico

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

Bersa UC .40

Bersa UC .45

Bersa UC 9mm

Browning Hi-Power

Colt 1911 3"

Colt 1911 4"

Colt 1911 5"

Colt 1911 6" Longslide

CZ 75 COMPACT

CZ 75 Full Size (1976 - 1980)

CZ 75 P-07

CZ 75-B Full Size (1981 +)

FireStorm Mini .40

FireStorm Mini .45

FireStorm Mini 9mm

FNH Five-Seven

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 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

HK 45

HK 45 Compact

HK 45 USP

HK P2000 (USA Version)

HK P30

HK SOCOM 23

HK USP .40

HK USP 9mm

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 LC9

Ruger LC9 w/ LaserMax Centerfire

Ruger LC9 w/ LG 412

Ruger P89

Ruger SR40

Ruger SR40c

Ruger SR45

Ruger SR9

Ruger SR9c

Ruger SR9c w/ LG 449

Sig P220 w/o Rails

Sig P220 w/Rails

Sig P225

Sig P226 w/o Rails

SIG P226 w/Rails

Sig P228

Sig P229

Sig P229 DAK

Sig P229 w/Rails

Sig P230

Sig P232

Sig P239

Sig P250

Springfield Armory 1911 GI

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded

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" Compact

Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8" Compact w/ LG 448

Springfield Armory XD(m) 4.5"

Springfield Armory XD(m) 4.5" w/ LG 448

Springfield Armory XDs .45 cal 3.3"

SW 457

SW 5904

SW 5906

SW 908

SW MP 40 Compact

SW MP 40 Full Size

SW MP 40 Full Size w/ Crimson Trace LightGuard

SW MP 45 Full Size

SW MP 45 Full Size w/ Crimson Trace LightGuard

SW MP 9 Compact

SW MP 9 Full Size

SW MP 9 Full Size w/ Crimson Trace LightGuard

SW MP Shield .40 cal

SW MP Shield 9mm

SW SD 40 Full Size

SW SD 40 Full Size w/ Crimson Trace LightGuard

SW SD 9 Compact

SW SD 9 Full Size

SW SD 9 Full Size w/ Crimson Trace LightGuard

SW Sigma 40V

SW Sigma 40V w/LG 406

SW Sigma 40VE

SW Sigma 40VE w/LG 406

SW Sigma 9V

SW Sigma 9V w/LG 406

SW Sigma 9VE

SW Sigma 9VE w/LG 406

SW SW-99

Taurus 24-7

Taurus Millenium Pro .40 cal

Taurus Millenium Pro 9mm

Taurus PT 1911 No Rails

Taurus PT 1911 w/Rails

Taurus PT-145 w/Rails

Taurus PT-709

Taurus PT-740

Walther P99

Walther PK 380

Walther PPK

Walther PPQ

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 Talon is a perfect fit.

Exotic Skins

Below are samples of the exotic skins available for the DL Classic.

Be aware that due to differences in monitor settings, these colors should only be used as an approximation.

Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Black Ostrich Skin
Black Ostrich
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Brown Ostrich Skin
Brown Ostrich
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Tan Ostrich Skin
Tan Ostrich
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Tiger Stingray Skin
Tiger Stripe Stingray
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Red Stingray Skin
Red Stingray
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Black Stingray Skin
Black Stingray
Talon Leather Gun Holster Exotic Skin: Natural Python Skin
Natural Python

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.