Under the direction and ingenuity of Mark Craighead, CrossBreed Holsters LLC was born in 2005. Mark was an avid shooter, re-loader and concealed carry permit holder who was introduced to firearms at a young age by his father. With a strong interest in firearms — particularly handguns — Mark grew his knowledge of the firearms industry. And with his experience, Mark became familiar with holsters, learning what worked and what did not.
After collecting his proverbial “box of holsters,” Mark decided to create a design of his own, incorporating the best features of other holsters and discarding the non-functional elements. In doing so, Mark had handcrafted a new breed of holsters. Within a couple of years, Mark’s hybrid holster design had achieved such popularity that his company, CrossBreed Holsters, gained national recognition as a leading manufacturer of some of the best and most functional concealment holsters available on the market today. Each holster is handmade by craftsmen personally trained by Mark. These craftsmen continue to pass on the skills, traditions, and attention to detail to the new generation of craftsmen who have joined the company under Mark’s original vision.
Mark was often asked about the name CrossBreed Holsters. He was not ashamed to answer that, although there is some reference to the hybrid holster designs he created, the larger meaning behind his company’s name references the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross that was made for all mankind.
CrossBreed Holsters has raised the standard for customer service in the holster industry through its two-week, try-it-free guarantee and a lifetime warranty*. Those standards continue today with every CrossBreed holster that is manufactured and sold. CrossBreed Holsters ensures that every customer is a customer for life.
*Lifetime warranty does not apply to all items.
Because of Mark's great passion for the firearm industry, business and customers, we honor Mark with every holster crafted for you, the customer. The Craighead family would like to thank you for your support of CrossBreed Holsters. They are committed to promoting that same passion throughout the company as they carry on Mark’s vision providing the highest-quality concealed holster on the market.
Mark was called to be with his Savior on August 24, 2012. At a young age of 43, Mark touched many lives with the success of his business and in his own way, he Carried the Cross for many of his friends and family. In an interview before his passing, Mark was asked what he would most like to be remembered for and in his way of always thinking of others first he stated:
“Touching other people’s lives in a positive way and making a difference, because that, no matter where you are at in life, is really more important than business success, finances, any of it! I don’t care what your financial level is. When you learn to bless other people, you truly get blessed yourself.”