Passion turned into Business.
Our company is ever changing and after starting in 2013 as somewhat of a hobby we decided to turn the business into a “legit business”. We started our Limited Liability Corporation or LLC, and then got a business license, as well as set up a bank account just for the Gladius Holsters. From there we put our holsters in two stores, started a website and we have been slammed with orders.
The business started with the inside the waistband (IWB) holster, then began to move onto other designs. We began designing other holsters when a Police Officer at the department Justin and I worked at, presented us with a problem. He wanted us to see if we could invent a new and better vest holster. This was the start of the Vest holster and it only took a few tries before we had it just right. We decided because of its unique design that we would file to have it patented, which was an interesting process in itself.
Since then, we have also designed the suppressor holster, and Dipcan holster. We continue to stay a small business making all the holsters ourselves and by hand. We believe the craft is best done when not manufactured, as to allow for a personal and custom-built holster for almost any gun.
My background is in law enforcement and as an entrepreneur. I work for a local enforcement agency and have been on the job for 8 years. I am also Explosive Breacher on the Swat team as well as a Firearms and Defensive tactics instructor, I strive to always do more, being involved and learning.
I’ve always carried a weapon whether it was a knife or a handgun when I turned 21. I never knew the value of a good holster until I was in a store with my son and wife and while chasing my son around, my gun came right out of my waistband and bounced across the floor. Luckily, no one saw it happen but from then on I knew that a good quality holster was just as vital to a good gun. Since designing the inside the waistband holster, I use it every day while on duty during undercover operations. I’ve been in multiple foot chases where I’ve drawn and re-holstered without any issues and without worrying if I was going to loose my gun while jumping over a fence. I don’t just stand by our product I wear and trust my life with it.