There are many answers to this question, from a lighthearted "because a cop is too heavy!" to the more serious "I don't want to be a victim." In the end, a handgun is the only portable device which can allow a weaker victim to be on equal footing with a stronger attacker.
The choice of sidearm is highly personal - there are people who choose to carry a Kel-Tec, Ruger, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Colt, SIG, H&K, or any of a dozen others.
The choice of holsters is even more personal, because every person has a different body shape and carry preference. Many people can't find an off-the-shelf holster that will work for them, and others may simply want something more personal or just nicer than they can find in a store. That's where we come in. We don't just make holsters, we make holsters for you.
All our holsters are made from real vegetable tanned leather. Most are made from cowhide, but you can request horsehide as well, and exotic accents are available including shark and stingray. We do not use Kydex, nylon, or any other synthetic materials. All of our holsters are designed individually, and every step is done by hand. We trace, cut, punch, stitch, edge, burnish, mold, dye, and finish each holster by hand.
Please take a look at the various holsters that others have found to work well for them, and the features you can choose to build your own holster. If you don't think those will work for you, please contact us and let us know what you need. Check out some of the one-off custom holsters that have been made to fit a specific customer's needs.