Galco Gunleather has announced the release of the Hornet Holster, which is a belt holster that is designed to carry a compact handgun in two different positions: crossdraw and the popular appendix position. The Hornet is the next step in the design evolution which began with Galco’s Stinger strongside belt holster. It offers the end-user comfort, speed, and concealability of their backup or deep-cover carry gun.

This open-topped holster boasts a premium steerhide construction and features a tunnel-style belt loop mated with a belt slot for enhanced stability on the belt. A slight butt-rear cant helps facilitate an easy draw from either the cross draw or appendix carry position. In addition, the open top allows for a quick and easy draw. The manufacturer suggested retail price for Galco’s Hornet Holster is $64.95. This brand new product is available for the following gun manufacturers and models:

  • Charter Arms Undercover 2″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 36 2″, 36 3″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 60 2 1/8″ .358, .38
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 60 3″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 642, 649 Bodyguard 2″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 317 3″, 337 3 1/8″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 340PD, 360 3 1/8″
  • Smith & Wesson JFR 640 CENT 2 18″ .357, .38
  • Taurus 85 2″, 85CH 2″

Galco Gunleather is the largest manufacturer of leather holsters in the United States. The company is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Galco products have appeared in more films and TV shows than any other holster maker. “Perhaps more importantly, Galco remains a major force in real-world firearms usage,” their website states. “Law enforcement personnel around the nation and across the world – from local departments to the largest federal agencies – are issued and use Galco products. Galco’s array of law enforcement products ranges from concealment holsters to rifle slings approved by the National Tactical Officer’s Association.”

For more information about the Hornet Holster and the full range of products currently offered by Galco Gunleather, please visit

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