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About DeSantis

A Word From the President

In 1972, when I started making holsters by hand on the kitchen table, it was never my intention to make it my life's work. Over fifty years later, DeSantis Gunhide® has grown to be one of the largest holster manufacturers in the world. We are very proud of our position in the industry and will continue to work hard to remain at the top. Quality control has been, and always will be, our number one priority. A major part of our philosophy is to provide products that not only look appealing but also function flawlessly.

DeSantis Gunhide® is synonymous with innovative designs, high standards of craftsmanship and dependability. From the streets of Amman, to the bridges of London and the jungles of the Amazon, our products can be found in all corners of the earth. DeSantis is, and will remain, a trusted name. We take great pride in our products and in our newest facility on Long Island, NY.

This year we are very excited to introduce several new products including our Cargo Nemesis®, our new trigger locking, lightweight holster, The Facilitator™ and the new IWB holster, The Intruder™. Our original model, the Gunny Sack®, has become the most copied and imitated holster in the industry. Another one of my original designs, incorporating a lock-hole into a traditional pancake holster, is now the standard for many Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. We continue to create the new standards that others follow. Our record of innovation and timely delivery are among the reasons we enjoy your repeat business.

My sons are now taking over the day to day operations, and to say the least, they are doing a magnificent job! They have introduced our operation to ISO certification, computer aided design, and together with our operations team, we have modernized our processing system. They are the future of DeSantis Gunhide®, and believe me you are in very good hands!

Our promise to you, our loyal customer, continues to be pride in our workmanship which shall never be compromised in an industry where dependability and performance is paramount.

Gene DeSantis

Custom Shop

Over the years, DeSantis Gunhide has been asked to create many different products, and many of them have made it into the ranks of our catalogued line. On very rare occasions, we have made one of a kind items including custom holsters for a past United States president. Listening to our customers has been a worthwhile experience for both DeSantis and the end user. Although we have largely limited our custom work to Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and Police Departments, we are now prepared to consider special orders for the individual end user.

The custom shop will also produce holsters for guns that are no longer manufactured, and those that sell in small numbers. In the past these holsters had been available, and we are pleased to report that now they can be purchased again, on a special order basis. There will be a $50.00 minimum charge for these non-inventoried items.

Custom designs, exotic skins, special basket weaving, initials, and horsehide will be featured through the custom shop, on a POR/time available basis. Now at DeSantis, you can have it YOUR WAY! Call or write to discuss the possibilities of your dream holster becoming a reality.

Government & Military Personnel

Please call 800-GUNHIDE for GSA pricing or email us at
DeSantis Holster & Leather Goods is classified as a small business.

  • DUNS # 093315810
  • Cage Code #1PAN2
  • GSA Contract # GS07F222CA
  • Tax ID # Please call customer service at 800-GUNHIDE

DeSantis currently supplies holsters and accessories to DHS, TSA, FBI, USSS and other federal agencies throughout the globe. For volume orders, contracts, government purchase orders, please contact our Contract Administrator at

APO, DPO or FPO addresses will ship via United States Post Office Priority Mail. Most orders for in stock items ship within 2-3 business days. Please keep in mind that military mail is slow (especially during war time) and we can only estimate its arrival, which is 7-10 business days.

For further information, please call customer service at 800-GUNHIDE.