ross western holsters/ south africa
Jack Rosenberg wants you to treat your handguns well. Keeping your gun in a flimsy holster is not only a gross injustice to the craftsmanship of a firearm, it's a bit disrespectful. So when Rosenberg came across some Ross holsters at a friend's gun shop, he knew he had found something that would complement his guns.
"Someone left these fine-looking leather holsters at my friend's store," stated Rosenberg. "As it turned out, they were made by Ross Leather in South Africa. It really fascinated me with the way that they were made. I contacted Lindsay Ross and got into business with him about 11 or 12 years ago and it's been great so far."
The manager of Ross Leather's South African manufacturing facility and Rosenberg's partner, Lindsay Ross, had been making holsters in South Africa for 30 years and aided with the launch of Rosenberg's web arm of the business, www.RossLeather.com.
"The website has been around for four years," said Rosenberg. "I had some people help me with rebuilding it and now it's taking off."
Ross Leather's products are not only holsters for handguns, per se, but rather lifestyle pieces. Uniquely designed accessories such as the Ross line of Western-styled holsters and belts, as well as their line of exotic leathers (ostrich, stingrays and sharks) make them all the more special. And there's only more to come.
"We have a number of new holsters that fit both semi-automatics and revolvers," said Rosenberg. "We have a new instructor's belt and holster, a new cross draw holster, a holster designed specifically for the small semi-autos - such as Keltecs and the new Ruger LCP - and some western items that are really beautifully made, too."
Though Ross Leather has been around for three decades, Rosenberg is making sure that they are changing with the times, both stylistically and technologically, which is how he launched their new companion blog, www.ConcealedHandgunHolsters.com.
"We're going to get some folks to contribute and write about the specifics of carrying a gun," he said. "There will be some guest writers who will detail how to repair and clean a gun, picking a holster and for what purpose. There are many ideas and so the possibilities to how far we can take this blog are really exciting."
Like all great companies, Ross Leather's success is due to the fact that they're accessible and flexible for their clients.
"We can make any of our holsters for any gun we have a mold for and we have molds for most of the guns currently available on the market and quite a few of the older models of guns that aren't available or have been discontinued," explained Rosenberg. "We're not a mega company and because of that, we can respond faster to the market as new models of guns become available. We can get holsters to our customers quicker than some of the other companies in our industry."
About the Company:
Ross Leather was founded by Lindsay Ross and has been manufacturing holsters for 30 years. Ross' partner, Jack Rosenberg, opened up the U.S. sales and warehousing operations 11 years ago and pioneered the web arm of the company, RossLeather.com, in 2004. The company donates to the National Rifle Association, as well as to military and police units.