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Laser and Lights are now Available for Holsters

MTR Custom Leather would like to present to you NEW lights and lasers that are available to make holsters!

Streamlight: TLR- 1,3,4

Viridian: C5L/C5, X5L, Glock 42 &26 R5-R, LC9 R5-R, LCP R5-R, MPS R5-R, XDS R5-R, Sig 238/938, M&P, SR9c, XD/XDm, PM45 and PM9/40

ECR Instant On: This is offered for Viridian lasers only. This adapter will turn on and off the laser when inserting into the holster.

LaserMax: Nano, Kahr, J-Frame, MPS, LC9, LCP, LCR, Ruger RMSR, Glock 42, Genesis, Uni and Micro

Crimson Trace: CMR-201,204/205, 202,203 and 206, LG-451, 701, 483, 491, 443, 452/736, 436, 645, 434, 449, 489G, 360G,456, 448, 469, 447, LTG-760 and 746.

Surefire: x400 Ultra

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Why NOT to buy CHEAP holsters/belts?

Why NOT to buy CHEAP holsters/belts

 elephant rig.jpg 3 resize    The belt is not sagging with the weapon in the holster. 

Keep in mind that any material pliable enough to wrap around your body comfortably, is going to stretch. Stretch a material too much or too often and it will began to lose its ductile stretch. That is why cheap holsters/belts are called CHEAP…they have to be replaced over and over.

MTR Custom Leather uses 2 pieced of leather. We then bond and sew the 2 pieces together making the leather product harder to stretch.

A solid foundation is needed when carrying firearms. The foundation needs to be set in a permanent position as well. If the foundation is not solid than the weapon will not be secure. A good leather product will lock in the weapon or the holster to the belt. The balance of your weapon and or holster will be effective by the thinner material. A good leather product will help minimize the movement of your weapon and or holster, allowing the leather to ride close to the body and reduce the possibility of printing. These are the main factors why we make our product tight and out of heavy leather. This will assist with proper conceal carry and protection of your firearm.

On the flip side, one may say why do we make your leather holsters so tight, I can’t even pull my gun out fast..after only a few days of having the holster? Reason one, how our body works. When we are under stress due to an emergency that may be occurring we have some cognitive symptoms. Cognitive symptoms are memory problems, inability to concentrate, poor judgment, seeing only the negative, anxious or racing thoughts and constant worrying. Therefore, our motor skills become depressed. Causing us to be clumsy. If our leather is loose, sagging, stretching out against the body and moves, than drawing your weapon may be a problem. However, practice and repetition of your weapon can help produce you to overcome those factors as well.

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Weapon List

  • 1911 w/3″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/3.25″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/3.5″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/4″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/4″ Barrel w/Rail
  • 1911 w/4.25″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/5″ Barrel
  • 1911 w/5″ Barrel w/Half Rail
  • 1911 w/5″ Barrel w/Full Rail
  • Baby Eagle 9/40 Compact
  • Beretta 92A1
  • Beretta 92D 
  • Beretta 92C
  • Beretta 92FS
  • Beretta 96
  • Beretta 96A1
  • Beretta 8000 (Cougar)
  • Beretta Inox
  • Beretta Nano
  • Beretta Pico
  • Beretta PX4 Sub Compact
  • Beretta PX4 Compact
  • Beretta PX4 Fullsize
  • Beretta Tom Cat
  • Bersa 9/40/45
  • Bersa .380
  • Bersa BP 9cc/40
  • Bersa CC 380
  • Bersa Firestorm 380
  • Bersa Thunder 380
  • Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact 9/40/45
  • Bersa Ultra 45
  • Bersa Ultra 9/40
  • Boberg XR9-S
  • Boberg XR9-L
  • Bond Arms 41/410 w/2.5″   (w/Trigger Guard Only)
  • Bond Arms 41/410 w/3″
  • (w/Trigger Guard Only)
  • Bond Arms 41/410 w/4.25″  Bond Arms Texas DefenderBond Arms Snake SlayerBond Arms Back UpBond Arms USA Defender
  • Bond Arms Century 2000
  • Bond Arms Bond Ranger II
  • Bond Arms Snake Slayer IV
  • Bond Arms Texas Ranger Special Edition
  • (w/Trigger Guard Only)
  • Browning 1911-22 A1
  • Browning BDM
  • Browning BDA
  • Browning Hi Power 9/40
  • Bulgarian Makarov Firearm Simulator
  • Caracal-C 9/40
  • Chiappa Rhino w/ 2″ Barrel
  • Chiappa Rhino 400DS
  • Chiappa Rhino 200DS
  • Colt 1903
  • Colt Detective
  • Colt Mustang
  • Colt Mustang Pocket lite
  • Colt Python w/2.5″
  • Colt Python w/ 3″ Barrel
  • Colt Python w/4″ Barrel
  • CZ 75 B
  • CZ 75 D Compact
  • CZ 75 D PCR
  • CZ75 P-01
  • CZ 75 P-07
  • CZ 75 P-09
  • CZ P-01
  • CZ 85
  • CZ P-06
  • CZ Phantom SP-01
  • CZ Rami 2075
  • CZ SP-01
  • CZ 75D PCR
  • CZ 2075 Rami Firearm
  • CZ 97B Firearm
  • Dan Wesson Model 15 VH 4”
  • Diamond Back 380
  • Diamond Back 9mm
  • Doubletap .45
  • FN 5.7
  • FNP/FNS/FNX 40
  • FNP/FNS/FNX 45
  • FNP/FNS/FNX 9
  • FNS 9/40 Compact
  • Glock 17
  • Glock 17 w/ TLR-1 Streetlight
  • Glock 17L
  • Glock 19
  • Glock 20/21
  • Glock 20/21 SF
  • Glock 20/21 w/ Picatinny Rail
  • Glock 22
  • Glock 23
  • Glock 24
  • Glock 26/27
  • Glock 29/30
  • Glock 29/30 SF
  • Glock 30
  • Glock 30 S
  • Glock 31
  • Glock 32
  • Glock 33
  • Glock 34/35
  • Glock 36
  • Glock 37
  • Glock 38
  • Glock 39
  • Glock 41
  • Glock 42
  • Glock 42 CT Laser
  • Glock 43
  • Glock 43 CT Laser
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 9/40
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 9/40 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 45
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 45 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch Mark 23
  • Heckler & Koch P2000
  • Heckler & Koch P2000 SKHeckler & Koch P30 LHeckler & Koch P30 SHeckler & Koch P7M13Heckler & Koch USP 9/40 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch USP45
  • Heckler & Koch USP 9/40
  • Heckler & Koch P7M8
  • Heckler & Koch VP9
  • Heckler & Koch P30
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 9/40
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 9/40 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 45
  • Heckler & Koch (HK) 45 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch Mark 23
  • Heckler & Koch P2000
  • Heckler & Koch P2000 SK
  • Heckler & Koch P30
  • Heckler & Koch P30 L
  • Heckler & Koch P30 S
  • Heckler & Koch P7M8
  • Heckler & Koch P7M13
  • Heckler & Koch USP 9/40
  • Heckler & Koch USP 9/40 Compact
  • Heckler & Koch USP45
  • HellCat .380
  • Hi-Point C9
  • Hi-Point Small Frame 380/9
  • Kahr CM 9/40/45
  • Kahr CW 9/40/45
  • Kahr P 380
  • Kahr P 380 w/ CT Laser
  • Kahr P 9/40/45
  • Kahr P9/40 w/CT Laser
  • Kahr PM 9/40/45
  • Kahr 9/40 w/CT Laser
  • Kahr MK 9/40
  • Kel Tec P11
  • Kel-Tec P3AT
  • Kel-Tec PF9
  • Kel-Tec PMR 30
  • Kimber Solo Carry
  • Kimber Solo CDP
  • Kimber Solo DC
  • Kimber Solo CT Laser
  • Kimber Solo STS
  • Kimber Micro 380
  • Kimber Warrior w/5” Barrell w/Rail
  • Kahr MK 9/40
  • Macarov P64
  • NAA 1-5/8”
  • NAA 1-1/8”
  • NAA 1”
  • Para Ordance 1911 Single Stack w/3″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Double Stack w/3″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Single Stack w/3.5″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Double Stack w/3.5″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Single Stack w/4.25″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Double Stack w/4.25″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Single Stack w/5″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Single Stack w/5″ w/ Rail
  • Para Ordance 1911 Double Stack w/5″
  • Para Ordance 1911 Double Stack w/5″w/Rail
  • Ruger 1911 SR Commander w/4.25″
  • Ruger GP100 w/3″
  • Ruger GP100 w/4″
  • Ruger LC380
  • Ruger LC380 w/ CT Laser
  • Ruger LC9
  • Ruger LC9 w/CT
  • Ruger LC9 w/Laser Max
  • Ruger LCP
  • Ruger LCP w/CT
  • Ruger LCP w/Laser Max
  • Ruger LCP w/LaserLyte CK-AMF
  • Ruger LCR
  • Ruger LCR w/CT Grips
  • Ruger LCR 22 Magnum
  • Ruger LCR 22 WMR
  • Ruger LCR .357
  • Ruger LCR 38
  • Ruger LCR-X 2”,3”
  • Ruger P345
  • Ruger P89
  • Ruger P90
  • Ruger P95
  • Ruger SP101 w/2.5″
  • Ruger SP101 w/3″
  • Ruger SR22
  • Ruger SR 9/40
  • Ruger SR 9/40 Compact
  • Ruger SR45
  • Ruger Alaskan 2.5” (Super Red Hawk)
  • Sccy 9
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/3.25”
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/3.3″
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/4.2″
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/4.2″ w/Rail
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/5″
  • Sig Sauer 1911 w/5″ Barrel w/Rail
  • Sig 1911 Scorpion Carry w/4.2″ Barrel w/Rail
  • Sig Sauer 1911 Scorpion w/5″ w/Rail
  • Sig Sauer 1911R TacOps w/5.5″
  • Sig Sauer M11-A1
  • Sig Sauer MK 25
  • Sig Sauer Mosquito
  • Sig Sauer P6
  • Sig Sauer P220
  • Sig Sauer P220 Compact
  • Sig Sauer P224
  • Sig Sauer P225
  • Sig Sauer P226
  • Sig Sauer P227
  • Sig Sauer P228
  • Sig Sauer P229
  • Sig Sauer P230/P232
  • Sig Sauer P238
  • Sig Sauer P238 w/CT Laser
  • Sig Sauer P238 w/Sig Laser
  • Sig Sauer P238 Equinox
  • Sig Sauer P239
  • Sig Sauer P250 Sub Compact
  • Sig Sauer P250 Compact
  • Sig Sauer P250 Full-Size
  • Sig Sauer P290
  • Sig Sauer P290 w/Sig Laser
  • Sig Sauer P938
  • Sig Sauer P938 w/CT
  • Sig Sauer P938 w/Sig Laser
  • Sig Sauer P938 Equinox
  • Sig Sauer SP 2340
  • Sig Sauer SP2022
  • Sig Sauer 320 FS
  • Sig Sauer 320 Compact
  • Sig Sauer 320 Sub-Compact
  • Smith & Wesson 1911 w/3″
  • Smith & Wesson 1911 w/4.25″
  • Smith & Wesson 1911 w/5″  Smith & Wesson 60 J-Frame 3”Smith & Wesson 460Smith & Wesson 629 w/8.375″Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380
  • Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .38 special
  • Smith & Wesson 500 all barrel lengths
  • Smith & Wesson 460
  • Smith & Wesson 1911 w/5″ w/Rail
  • Smith & Wesson Chief Special
  • Smith & Wesson Governor
  • Smith & Wesson J-Frame w/2″
  • Smith & Wesson J-Frame w/3″
  • Smith & Wesson K-Frame w/2″
  • Smith & Wesson K-Frame w/2.5″
  • Smith & Wesson K-Frame w/3″
  • Smith & Wesson K-Frame w/4″
  • Smith & Wesson K-Frame w/6″
  • Smith & Wesson L-Frame w/2.5″
  • Smith & Wesson L-Frame w/3″
  • Smith & Wesson L-Frame w/4″
  • Smith & Wesson L-Frame w/6″
  • Smith & Wesson M&P .357/45 ACP Compact
  • Smith & Wesson M&P .357/45 ACP Full-Size
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 9/40 Compact
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 9/40 Full-Size
  • Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E.
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Pro Series 9/40
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9/40
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9/40 w/Crimson Trace Laser
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9/40 w/Laser Max
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 5” Barrel
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/2.5″
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/3″
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/4″
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/5″
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/6″
  • Smith & Wesson N-Frame w/6.5″
  • Smith & Wesson SD 9/40
  • Smith & Wesson SD 9/40 VE
  • Smith & Wesson Sigma 9/40 VE
  • Smith & Wesson 3913
  • Smith & Wesson SW99
  • Smith &Wesson 457
  • Springfield Armory 1911 w/3″
  • Springfield Armory 1911 w/4″ w/ Rail
  • Springfield Armory 1911 w/5″
  • Springfield Armory 1911 w/5″ w/ Rail
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XD FS
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XD SC
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XD Tactical
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XD w/CT
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XDM 3.8
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XDM 3.8 w/ CT
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XDM 4.5
  • Springfield Armory (9/40/45) XDM 5.25
  • Springfield Armory 9/45 XDS 3.3
  • Springfield Armory 9/45 XDS 3.3 w/CT
  • Springfield Armory 9/45 XDS 4.0
  • Springfield Armory 9/45 XDSSpringfield Armory Emp                     9,40,45Springfield Armory XD SC Mod 2 45
  • Steyr M9/40/.357
  • Springfield Armory XD SC Mod Gen 2 9/40
  •        4.0 w/CT
  • Steyr M9-A1,M40-A1,M357-A1
  • Steyr S9/40
  • Steyr S9-A-1,S40-A1
  • Taurus 1911 w/5″ Barrel
  • Taurus 1911 w/5″ Barrel w/Rail
  • Taurus 24/7
  • Taurus 24/7 Compact
  • Taurus 24/7 OSS
  • Taurus 709 Slim
  • Taurus 740 Slim
  • Taurus Judge 2.5″
  • Taurus Judge 3″
  • Taurus Judge 3×3
  • Taurus Judge Public Defender
  • Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Frame
  • Taurus Millenium G2
  • Taurus Model 85
  • Taurus PT
  • Taurus PT92
  • Taurus PT96
  • Taurus PT100
  • Taurus PT101
  • Taurus PT109
  • Taurus PT111
  • Taurus PT140
  • Taurus PT140 w/CT
  • Taurus PT145
  • Taurus PT145 w/Rail
  • Taurus TCP .380
  • Taurus Curve
  • Taurus Tracker 44 Mag w/3″
  • Taurus Tracker 44 Mag w/4″
  • Taurus Model 85 (Stainless)
  • Taurus Poly Protector 2”
  • Tokarev Firearm
  • Walther CCP
  • Walther P5
  • Walther P22
  • Walther P22 w/ Factory Laser
  • Walther P99
  • Walther PK380
  • Walther PK380 w/ Factory Laser
  • Walther PPK
  • Walther PPQ
  • Walther PPS 9/40
  • Walther PPX

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How to break-in a thumb break/retention strap on a holster

a-8a_02If your Holster has a thumb break/ retention strap: You may need to stretch the retention strap before you get it to snap. With your fingers only (no tools, water, chemicals, or etc.). You may need to break in the holster first by using the 6 simple steps above.

 

    1. Place your UNLOADED firearm in the holster.
    2. Hold the firearm grip in your dominant hand and the thumb break strap/retention strap in the opposite hand.
    3. Prepare the strap for stretching by grasping the snap and pulling the strap firm (remove the slack).
    4. Twist the strap about 90 degrees back and forth in a clockwise and counterclockwise rotation about 10-15 times while keeping it firm.
    5. Firmly push the firearm away from you while pulling on the strap and continue rotating the strap.
    6. Release the tension for a moment and repeat 3-4 times as needed.
    7. Pull the strap over the back of the firearm without releasing tension.
    8. While maintaining the strong tension attempt to snap the retention strap closed.
    9. Repeat step 5 and 6 as needed.

 

Following and repeating the above instructions is the only way to an ideal break –in and long service life and proper fit that will last many years. It is common for the inside of the leather to scratch from a single holstering, that’s known as etching. A smooth leather lined holster will be even more subject to this normal occurrence. After this initial etching, the holster will custom fit your firearm. When testing out MTR Custom Leather products for proper fitment, never place a loaded firearm in a holster without first testing. Should any MTR product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately.

How to care for your leather

wax kit 2Maintenance of Leather

We use bull hide leather and horse hide leather. These hides are made from natural steer hides that are range bred and grown. Thus, there may be natural range markings in the grain of the leather. This is normal for top grain bull hide and horse hide leather. This adds to the beauty and character of your MTR products.

Following the instructions below will add to the service life of your MTR product.

Leather that comes in contact with your skin or cloths will also come in contact with bodily perspiration (oils, sweat and etc.). Think of the leather as your skin being dried while being outside or dirty when in the woods hurting. The leather may become dirty on a regular basis and may need to be cleaned or treated periodically to slow the natural breakdown of the leather fibers.

Steps for Carnauba Wax:

  1. Make sure your leather is dry (do not dry the leather with any artificial heat)
  2. Take MTR Custom Leather Carnauba Wax and shake well to avoid bubbles
  3. Apply the Carnauba wax with a soft cloth
  4. Allow the leather to dry naturally
  5. Take Sheep wool and buff the leather to a high gloss
  6. Application can be repeated

Carnauba Wax Benefits:

  1. Deep luster and shine
  2. Proven technology
  3. Naturally-derived
  4. Resist finger prints
  5. Resist scruff marks
  6. High gloss and shine

Carnauba is a thick base cream.

Steps for Atom Wax:

  1. Make sure the leather is dry (do not dry the leather with any artificial heat)
  2. Remove any surface dirt by using a piece of rubber foam (nothing hard, may damage leather fibers)
  3. Take the MTR Custom Leather Atom Wax and shake well to avoid bubbles
  4. Apply Atom Wax sparingly can use a dapper or soft cloth
  5. Work evenly into the leather
  6. Let dry
  7. Polish briskly with soft cloth for a natural finish

Atom Wax Benefits:

  1. Naturally–derived
  2. Cleans the leather from dirt, debris, bodily fluids, etc.
  3. Penetrates deep into the leather fibers
  4. Easy to Buff
  5. Proven technology

                                              Atom Wax is a watery base liquid.

 Do not submerge or saturate your leather product in the waxes. Do not use any other kinds of oils on our leather product. Other oils may soften the leather too much.

 

CAUTION with carnauba and atom wax! Keep away from heat, flame, or sparks. If swallowed, call a physician immediately. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

 

Holster & Ammo Magazine Break-In

LEATHER BREAK-IN/FIT

 MTR Custom Leather holsters/leather products are manufactured from only the premium materials and our technique molding is very accurate to specific firearms. When you receive your leather product from MTR it may appear to fit close-fitting at first, but this by design. MTR engineer our product to fit snug knowing that the leather filaments will relax and give to the proper fit with use.

 UNLOAD YOUR FIREARM before testing holster fit.

If the holster/magazine has tension screws: Since the tension components are not pre-set at the factory, you may need to adjust them in order to the holster your firearm or magazine the first time. We recommend that you check your tension screw adjustment before each use. There is no reason to completely remove the tension components. Do not use Loctite or any other form of Loctite on the tension components. Nevertheless, you can apply a single drop of clear nail polish to your tension screw threads, this may reduce loosening.

If the fit is too tight when holstering your firearm/magazine the first time, than don’t force it. If you do force the firearm/magazine into the leather, it may be very difficult to draw/remove. Instead, please follow these 6 simple steps to break in your new leather.

 

  1. Place the UNLOADED firearm or magazine in a plastic freezer bag, or 2-3 layers of clear plastic wrap. Do NOT cover the grip.
  2. Insert the bagged/wrapped firearm/magazine gradually into the leather, lightly twisting it side to side to minimize tearing of the bag/wrap.
  3. Once the firearm/magazine is completely seated in the leather, twist it about 1/16” in both directions 7-13 times.
  4. Allow the bagged/wrapped forearm/magazine to sit in the leather for about 16 minutes.
  5. Remove the firearm/magazine from the leather and remove the bag/wrap from the firearm/magazine.
  6. Insert the UNLOADED firearm or magazine into the leather, which should be snug but not loose. If it is still too tight, repeat the above steps until the leather is broken in to your satisfaction. Following and repeating the above instructions is the only way to an ideal break –in and long service life and proper fit that will last many years.

 

It is common for the inside of the leather to scratch from a single holstering, that’s known as etching. A smooth leather lined holster will be even more subject to this normal occurrence. After this initial etching, the holster will custom fit your firearm. When testing out MTR Custom Leather products for proper fitment, never place a loaded firearm in a holster without first testing. Should any MTR product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately

Following and repeating the above instructions is the only way to an ideal break –in and long service life and proper fit that will last many years.

 

It is common for the inside of the leather to scratch from a single holstering, that’s known as etching. A smooth leather lined holster will be even more subject to this normal occurrence. After this initial etching, the holster will custom fit your firearm.

 

When testing out MTR Custom Leather products for proper fitment, never place a loaded firearm in a holster without first testing.

 

Should any MTR product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately.

 

Hello world!

MTR Custom Leather, LLC was founded in 2009, and has been providing quality leather holsters and gun accessories to the public ever since. Located in the community of Coleridge, NC and in the city of Ramseur, NC does all kinds of awesome things for the Coleridge community. Our goal is to please our customers with the best quality and customer service! MTR Custom Leather hopes that you will enjoy this blog filled with important information regarding our products, gun news, gun rights, conceal carry news and much more! Thank you for joining us!nra president 1

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Matthew Rector (Owner), Stephanie Rector (Owner), Wayne LaPierre (President of NRA)

 

 

 

 

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