Most of the materials we use to make our holsters are purchased locally in Springfield, Missouri. We assemble all products in Nixa, Missouri USA.

What are Gold Star Holsters made from?

]We manufacture our holsters out of leather and Kydex. We use only Herman Oaks Leather which is a drum-dyed leather, Most a holsters utilize 9-11 ounce, hand-selected from Springfield Leather in Springfield, Missouri.

What is Kydex?

It is an acrylic-polyvinyl chloride composite engineered for thermoforming fabrication, and combines properties of both the acrylic and the polyvinyl chloride components. From acrylic, it obtains rigidity and formability; from PVC, toughness, chemical resistance and good interior finish ratings. Sheet thickness ranges from .028 to .500 inches and can be thermoformed, post formed, brake formed and laminated.[2]

modulus of elasticity in flexure is 330,000 psi.
parts formed from sheet will be rigid and will see moderate deformation when loaded. This is of particular importance in deep formed parts with thin wall sections.
relatively hard thermoplastic, with a hardness of 90 on the Rockwell R scale. This hardness, combined with a grained surface, increases its abrasive resistance.
low flammability, UL 94 classification V-0

For some applications it is used as replacement for leather, where it has the following advantages:

scratch resistant (Rockwell “R” hardness of 90)
holds its shape better, and will not stretch or shrink under normal conditions
lower friction.

Where is the in the waist band (IWB) holster worn most comfortably?

For the right-handed person, we suggest the holster be worn in the 4-5 o’clock position. This will place the gun right above the right rear pocket. This is just opposite for the left-handed person. We suggest the holster be worn at the 7-8 o’clock position. This will place the gun above the left rear pocket.

Do I need to buy bigger pants for an IWB holster?

No. If your gun fits your holster will as well.

Do I need any hardware to install your Under the Steering Column Holster?

No, our holster fits about 90-95% of the vehicles out there. If you have a concern about our USC holster working for your vehicle, you can always take a picture and send it to customerservice@goldstarholsters.com You can also watch our installation video on YouTube.

Will the Under the Steering Column holster damage my dashboard?

No. Our USC Holster is made out of Kydex and small hardware. Only the Kydex touches your dash.

Do you offer any warranty on your products?

Yes, we do. All of our products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty on breakage or lost screws/rivets for the entire holster. It does not, however, cover you trying to make your own adjustments.

Can your holster be used for more than one type of handgun?

No. We do not make universal holsters. Each of our holsters are custom made to the specific gun for each order. Each gun can have a multitude of differences, factory lasers, add on lasers, rails, lights, etc.

What makes your holster different from others out there on the market?

We pride ourselves with customer satisfaction, a quality product at a reasonable price, where the customer always comes first.

Custom molded to be gun specific.

We hand select our leather from the finest selection of drum-dyed leather to give a comfortable leather back that will last. Then we bevel each holster and burnish the edges for a smooth finish.

We cover the entire trigger, which prevents accidental discharge. We also completely cover the front sight and muzzle, preventing any potential damage to these areas of your weapon.

Do you give a military or police discount?

We do not; however, a portion of every sale is donated to Lone Survivor Foundation. I am retired from the US Navy and proudly served 24 years. I have the utmost respect for our men/women in uniform, but I feel it is more important to support Lone Survivor Foundation. They help make the transition of coming home easier, or for those unfortunate soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives and are not returning home, helping their families.

We do offer dealer pricing. If your military/police group fits the criteria for dealer pricing we would be happy to get you set up for this program.

Do you offer Dealer Pricing?

Yes, we do. Please contact us at Dealer@goldstarholsters.com, and we can discuss our dealer pricing program further.

We pride ourselves with customer satisfaction, a quality product at a reasonable price, where the customer always comes first. If you share these values we would love to share our products with you and your customers.