Alessi Holster


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Karate
April 8, 2006, 09:57 AM
I bought an Alessi Holster off of Ebay for my Browning BDA 380 and really like it...so I decided to buy a new one just like it for my Kimber..but I cannot find a website for Alessi...I did a google and turned up nothing...I have tried Alessileather.com and it did not work...Can you guys help..

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Stephen A. Camp
April 8, 2006, 10:18 AM
Hello. I found where Alessi holsters can be purchased:

http://www.rfholsters.com/rfholsters/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=10

The link you mentioned doesn't work for me either. Perhaps the site is down?

Here's an email address for Mr. Alessi:

LFAlessi@cs.com

Best.

rbmcmjr
April 8, 2006, 10:56 AM
Be forewarned: I have had a Hideout on order from Lou (via Ray at RF) for over a year now.

These guys are stocking dealers: http://www.lightningarms.com/products.htm
They may have what you want.

Rick

Soybomb
April 8, 2006, 02:26 PM
Alessi's website has never been more than his phone number and address. Email him at the address listed above or call at (716) 691-5615

rbmcmjr you might want to call him yourself too. Usually resellers orders get moved to the bottom on the list for holster makers. I ordered another alessi holster in early feb and the wait for orders for individuals then was 20 weeks.

rbmcmjr
April 8, 2006, 07:33 PM
Please don't misinterpret my comment as a gripe. It was merely a... "sharing" of information. This will be my fourth rig from Alessi, a Hideout for my 2.5" Model 66, joining its big brother for the 3.5" Model 27. I also have a CQC-S (Colt Commander) and a Talon (S&W 4516). They are, each and every one, works of art. I am perfectly willing to wait, and the product is worth it.

That being said, I may ping Lou.

Rick

Rinspeed
April 13, 2006, 09:26 AM
Lou is one of the nicest guys you could deal with. I would call him directly to order a holster. A web site has been in the works for some time now but he has always been busy as far as I can remember so he doesn't advertise much at all.

bobklein
December 3, 2008, 02:10 AM
True that Mr Alessi is a fine person and nice as can be. Not to mention that the product is outstanding.

Make sure you purchase from him and not from Lightning Arms. Lightning arm refused to make good on my holster when the snap broke after only 20 days of wear. they said that they would only make it good if it broke within 10 days of purchase, not three months. I sent them pictures of the problem and explained that I had not worn it much as I was getting used to changing the way I dress to conceal. Didn't matter, they were nice when I wanted to buy but evasive and curt when I needed some help.

Not my way of doing business...

Richy Fiberglass
December 9, 2008, 07:42 PM
Lou is a great person to buy from and his workmanship is the best. I have had several of his ankle holsters and they are the best ones made. I had one for a Colt Pocket-Lite and now have one for a Kahr PM9. My friend even carries a P45 in his. VERY comfortable, and once you get use to it, you don't even know it's there. :o

kappelmd
December 11, 2008, 08:35 PM
I have several Alessi holster myself. Some bought direct from Lou, some from other vendors, and some were purchased used. His holsters have excellent "fit and finish" and are very comfortable for all day carry.

Lou has had some medical problems that have resulted in some delays with delivery. I am awaiting delivery on two ammo pouches and a Talon Plus myself, but I would not hesitate in placing another order with him.

Most of the well known holster manufacturers have back-logs from six months to a year. Right to "concealed carry" laws are helping the economy.:)

Rinspeed
December 11, 2008, 08:46 PM
The Talon Plus is one of my favorite IWB holsters.

colubrid
February 27, 2009, 02:18 AM
Be forewarned: I have had a Hideout on order from Lou (via Ray at RF) for over a year now.

These guys are stocking dealers: http://www.lightningarms.com/products.htm
They may have what you want.

Rick

I had a bad experience with RFholsters as well.

But i love Alessi holsters! RF seems to be the 'go-to' person. I wish there was someone else, as i would buy more.

mcg-doc
February 27, 2009, 07:55 AM
Lou passed away last week.

remiandkramer
February 28, 2009, 02:39 PM
I have a new Alessi 1911 Government size holster for sale on eBay. Listing number: 130290545752. Let me know what sizes you guys are looking for in a private message and I can probably accommodate you. They are going fast.

krs
March 5, 2009, 12:22 PM
Lou passed away last week.


Really? If so, it's a real loss - he was an artist and an old style craftsman of the type we're losing too fast.

R.I.P.

Rinspeed
March 5, 2009, 12:46 PM
Really? If so, it's a real loss - he was an artist and an old style craftsman of the type we're losing too fast.




Not only that but Lou was one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet.

lasports
March 15, 2009, 05:32 AM
Hi Bob,

Sorry it took so long to respond to your post. I just saw it. In your speed to post you left out some relevant information. As we explained to you our return policy is 10 days as stated on your receipt and our website. We also mentioned that Alessi Holsters was the warrantor of the product and that if your product was deffective that Alessi Holsters would stand by it. We were not evasive or curt with you and politely told you how to have your holster remedied after months of ownership beyond our return policy. What is most important was your holster snap fixed by Alessi Holsters?

Ed Pellicciotti
June 23, 2009, 10:23 AM
I happened upon this forum and saw this thread about my friend Lou's holsters. Just to let you know that his family (trained by Lou) is continuing his business and they do have a web site here:

www.alessigunholsters.com

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