An all time Milt Sparks classic and one of our best designs for range work and everyday carry.

Bruce Nelsons “Professional” is arguably one of the most copied holster designs in the industry (right up there with his model “Summer Special”), with literally every maker/manufacturer offering some kind of version of it. The “Professionals” heritage is characterized by the unique combination of a sewn tunnel loop and punched rear belt slot mounting arrangement that are designed to lever the butt of the gun in tight to the body. This was an important feature as Bruce originally conceptualized the use of the model “Professional” as a cross draw holster, but the design has proven to function equally well as strong-side holster with the application of the proper cant.

In the early seventies and with Bruce’s’ permission, Milt began producing a version of the model Professional as the model 55BN (the BN of course, in reference to Bruce Nelson), helping to meet the demand that Bruce was unable to fulfill at the time, due to his then involvement in law enforcement.


 Milt in his effort to further evolve the design, added a metal reinforced mouth-band (another Bruce Nelson design concept that was borrowed from his model “Summer Special”) to ensure long lasting rigidity of the mouth of the holster as well as the addition of sewn, full length sight rails to protect the front sight during the application of the draw stroke.  

Available in: 

  • "A" straight drop
  • "B" slight muzzle forward for crossdraw.
  • "C" slight muzzle to the rear for strong side use.

 When ordering please specify cant ( A, B or C) and the width of the belt you will be using it on.

55BN, cowhide. - $110
horsehide. - $120
horsehide with shark trim. - $145


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