Mark Craighead of CrossBreed Holsters Deceased at Age 43

By Fred Riehl

AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Manasquan, NJ –-( By now many of you have heard of the passing of Mark Craighead, the innovator and creator behind the brand Crossbreed Holsters on Friday August 24th 2012.

Brian and I will miss Mark and his support for AmmoLand Shooting Sport News. He was an example of the best the firearms industry had to offer. Always an innovator, not afraid to speak his mind and loyal to those that supported him.

Mark Craighead
Mark Craighead

He will be greatly missed.

From his online obituary: “He is survived by his wife, Carol Craighead, daughters, Tori Mae and Carlie Marie, and son, Clayton Thomas, all of the home; his parents, Don and Regena Craighead of Republic; sister, Martha Dale and husband Paul; brother, Matt Craighead and wife Nina; niece, Amanda Craighead; nephew, Andrew Craighead and wife Tayla; his pets, Mary, Harley, Milo, Miso and Sasha; and many, many friends and colleagues in the firearms industry.”

“There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Calvary Baptist Church, 804 US Highway 60 W, in Republic, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial, with military honors, will follow the service in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online condolences and pictures may be shared at “

Our deepest condolences go out to all Mark’s friends and family.

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Clinton cooper

I never met mark but have respected his spirit of giving to others. I own and use a super tuck holster and recommend everyone consider crossbreed holsters when looking for a conceal carry holster. God be with your family, and I look forward to getting to meet you on that glorious day in heaven. Thank you Mark. Sincerely Clinton Cooper


Didnt really know him, but felt as I did because of his upbeat freind personality. I was saddened when I found out of his passing.

Dennis McK

My sympathies to the family.