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As a result of posting in another thread of this subforum I discovered that “alessiholsters.com” is a dead link now. Sad to learn that.

I have an Alessi “Bodyguard” horizontal shoulder rig for my SIG P238. It’s excellent – glad that I have it.



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After Tom passed the business tried to continue but was a victim of mismanagement I'm told. It was a local business to me and the indoor range that was part of it also went down.

Ritchie Leather is local and is or at least was similar quality. Skip Ritchie worked with Lou at Alessi back in the day.

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It's unclear to me whether Alessi Gun Holsters is actually out of business or whether they've chosen to stop supporting their own web site and sell only on Amazon.

If the latter: Not a good move, IMO.

Still don't know if Alessi Gun Holsters is actually out of business, but I suspect so: Warning - Alessi Holsters - a Sep. 2019 thread on arfcom.

That's too bad. I, too, have a Bodyguard, and it's a nice shoulder rig.




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Originally posted by mark60:
Ritchie Leather is local and is or at least was similar quality. Skip Ritchie worked with Lou at Alessi back in the day.




Skip Ritchie was Lou Alessi's partner/protege, and is the true successor to Lou's holsters. His holsters are every bit as good, if not better, than his teacher's. And he offers just about every former Alessi design.

http://www.ritchieholsters.com/

If you want it even quicker, Top Gun Supply carries some Ritchie holsters in stock:

https://www.topgunsupply.com/h...hie-gun-leather.html
 
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After Tom passed the business tried to continue but was a victim of mismanagement I'm told. It was a local business to me and the indoor range that was part of it also went down.
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When I bought my Alessi holster i dealt mostly with Tom Kulwicki. Sorry to hear that he’s passed away.



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I met Lou Alessi in the mid 1990's at an IALEFI Regional Training conference, a true craftsman. I absolutely love their ankle holsters and have carried J Frames and Glocks for years in them. I hope they are still in business, even under the new owners I have found their holsters to be top quality.
 
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I met Lou Alessi in the mid 1990's at an IALEFI Regional Training conference, a true craftsman. I absolutely love their ankle holsters and have carried J Frames and Glocks for years in them. I hope they are still in business, even under the new owners I have found their holsters to be top quality.


For a similar, I think, better ankle holster, look at Prince gun leather.


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