First Look: DeSantis Holsters for Smith & Wesson CSX Pistol

DeSantis announces new holster fits for the Smith & Wesson CSX pistol.

posted on February 28, 2022
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The Smith & Wesson CSX is a new take on the compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The CSX is a single-action, hammer fired pistol that holds 12+1 rounds. The pistol is a fresh new take on the micro compact defensive pistol, and should feel right at home in the hands of 1911 owners across the country. However, like any other defensive pistol, it needs a holster if it’s to be carried every day.

This is where DeSantis Holsters come in. DeSantis has been developing, designing, and manufacturing some of the best gun holsters that money can buy. They pride themselves on using the best American-Premium hides and the toughest synthetics available for their holsters and accessories. One of the holsters they offer for the CSX is the Mini Scabbard OWB (Outside The Waistband) holster. This unique holster is reduced down to just the bare essentials, yet it still offers a secure grip on the handgun, thanks to exact-fit molding and adjustable tension device. The Mini Scabbard works with belts up to 1 ¾ inches wide and is available in black or tan unlined leather.

Another DeSantis holster for the S&W CSX is the Thumb Break Mini Slide OWB Holster. This holster features premium saddle leather, double seams and a highly detailed molded fit. All of this combines to make this exposed muzzle, tight fitting, two-slot holster a great choice for the CSX. The holster also features an adjustable-tension device and is available with belt slots that are 1 ¾ inches wide in black or tan leather.

Other accessories for the CSX are available from DeSantis such as magazine pouches and pocket holsters. The MSRP for the Mini Scabbard is $66.99, and MSRP for the Thumb Break Mini Slide is $80.99. More information on these holsters and other products from DeSantis Holsters is available at



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