Often shooters just getting started in carrying a concealed weapon have no idea what type of holster they should start with. Most often they will get what someone they know already has or what the local gun shop has in stock. Nothing wrong with this but the more information someone has before making a decision the better off they will be in the long run. Thought I would post some custom makers web links as well as others I have personally had dealings with in the last few years. First comes to mind are Craig and Audrey at http://www.lightningarms.com/ They stock, or at least try to stock, Milt Sparks and Lou Alessi leather. Great folks to do business with and if they have it in stock you will get it fast! My favorite maker these days has to be Tony Kanaly at Milt Sparks http://www.miltsparks.com/ They have quite a wait these days but well worth it in my opinion. I have several of their holsters, belts and magazine pouches. Top quality product at a very reasonable price. Another favorite is Lou Alessi. Lou does not have a web site that I am aware of at this time but Craig and Audrey can help you out with most anything of his. I also have several of his products and they to are top shelf items. Next on my list of makers might seem a little strange since I don't own one singel product of his. I have corresponded with him several times over the years and he seems to be a great guy. That would be Andy Arratoonian at Horseshoe Leather http://www.holsters-for-handguns.com/ I have handled a few of his products over the years and they are certainly top notch. That is my short list of favorites but I do have holsters from other custom makers as well. Mitch Rosen makes my personal favorite magazine pouches and the workmanship of any of his products is equal to any. http://www.mitchrosen.com/ I also give honorable mention to Kramer handgun leather at http://www.kramerleather.com/ I have a couple of these holsters and like them very much. I am sure there are many others out there and hopefully others will post here with makers they have received quality products from.