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How To Choose the Right Belt?

How to choose the right belt?

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When it’s time to buy a new belt one may think about the price, style, brand and quality.

When you are carrying a weapon you need to think about what you are going to be carrying that holster on. VERY IMPORTANT!!!

I would not suggest carry a Dan Wesson on a $20 belt, that just a down grade.

Department store belts are flexible and thin. They may say genuine leather, but actually you’re getting leftover leather scraps that have been glued and sewn together. You may get lucky and the outer thin layer of the belt may be covered with top-grain leather. Most of the time it’s synthetic leather material.

If you are going to be carrying a weapon on your belt you may want to consider something stiffener and more durable to with stand the weight of your holster and weapon.

By carrying a stiff belt you will increase the draw of your weapon.

You can buy a regular gun belt, but make sure it is double layer with full-gain leather not synthetic, genuine or bonded.

Variations that you can add to your belt to increase the stiffness:

  1. Double stitching
  2. Internal stiffeners
  3. Wider belts (standard 1-1/2”, dress 1-1/4”, tactical 1-3/4”)

When carrying a weapon OWB (outside the waistband) you will need a stiffener belt than carrying IWB (inside the waistband).

More information about gun belts to come….

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New Weapons March 18, 2016

New weapons for Holsters March 2016..See if your Gun is Listed.

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Here is an up to date on some new weapons that we are offering to fit our holsters.

Springfield Armory EMP 4″

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Springfield Armory 1911-6″

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Ruger LCP 380 Custom Model

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Para Black Ops Recon .45 4.25 Rail

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If you do not see your weapon than please call or email to see if we can get that weapon to make a mold for a holster for you.

sales@mtrcustomleather.com

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336-879-2166

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NEW LASERS FOR HOLSTERS

New lasers for Holsters March 2016..See if your laser is Listed…

 

Streamlight TLR-6LASER 1

Crimson Trace LG 443GCT 443G

Crimson Trace LG 469G

Crimson Trace LG 360GCT 469G

Surefire XCI Ultraxci

 

 

Here is an up to date on some new lasers that we are offering to fit our holsters.

 

If you do not see your laser than please call or email to see if we can get that laser to make a mold for a holster for you.

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NEW WEAPONS FOR MARCH 2016

MTRNew weapons for Holsters March 2016..See if your Gun is Listed…PPQ M2

 

Here is an up to date on some new weapons that we are offering to fit our holsters.

BERSA 380 PLUS

BERETTA 92 BRIGADIER Tactical

SMITH & WESSON 3913LS

BERETTA 92 INOXB92 INOX

SMITH & WESSON 686 2.5”, 3”, 6” & 8-3/4”

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 581

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 681

SIG SAUER P938 SCORPION

FN 5.7 GEN 2

COLT ANACONDA 4”, 6” & 8” COLT ANA

FN 5.7 MK2

BERETTA 92G COMPACT

HK 45 COMPACT THREADED BARREL

SCCY CPX1SCCY

SCCY CPX2

PPX SD THREADED BARREL

PPS 9/40

PPS M2 9/40

PPQ M2 NAVY THREADED BARREL

PPQ M2 9/40 5”

GLOCK 19 MOS GLOCK 19

BERETTA 92 FS COMPACT L RAIL

MP CORE 9/40 4.25” RMR

MP CORE 9/40 5” RMR

RUGER SECURITY 6 2-3/4”, 4” & 6”

GLOCK 40 MOS 10 MM 6” RMR

NEW SR22 MODEL 3620 4.5”

STI 2011 GUARDIAN 3.9”

BROWNING 1911 380 Browning-1911-380-Review

CZ 75 P01 LONG

TAURUS PT111 G2

TAURUS PT99

XD FS 9/40 4” THREADED BARREL

 

 

If you do not see your weapon than please call or email to see if we can get that weapon to make a mold for a holster for you.

sales@mtrcustomleather.com

www.mtrcustomleather.com

336-879-2166

 

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New weapons for Holsters for this Week..See if your Gun is Listed…

New weapons for Holsters for this Week..See if your Gun is Listed…

Here is an up to date on some new weapons that we are offering to fit our holsters:

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1911-4-1/4” Rail

Sig 227 Extended Threaded Barrell

Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan Toklat

M&P 22 Compact

 

 

If you do not see your weapon than please call or email to see if we can get that weapon to make a mold for a holster for you.

sales@mtrcustomleather.com

336-879-2166

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Why Women Should Carry?

Why Women Should Carry? me

 

Why does a woman need to carry? A lot of women these days are not thinking about protecting their self. They are relying on their significant other or someone else too. Some women say, “oh it’s too heavy to carry a weapon in my purse” or “I can’t wear holsters on me because I wear fitted clothes”. There are many excuses to why not to carry but there is way more reason to why NOT carry?

Coming from a women, that I am, I have been in a few difficult situations where I needed a weapon for protection and in some cases where the weapon saved my life. Several years ago I was in college in our local gym taking some extra PE classes to get in shape. As you know, in the state of NC you can’t carry a weapon on campus, so therefore I could not bring my weapon with me. So I went with plan B, bring my stun gun. FYI, a stun gun is not classified as a weapon, however, a Taser is, big difference. We will discuss this in another topic. So back to the gym, I was in the locker room changing from my swim class and just so happened I was a lone, nobody else in there. FYI again, try to always have a gym buddy or have somebody with you. While I was changing, a tall muscular man walked in the “WOMENS ONLY” locker room and came close to me and just looked at me. It felt like several minutes, however I knew it was probably only a few seconds. I was so scared and my adrenaline was raging. I was thinking of so many different tactics that I could do to protect myself. The tall man was standing between me and the locker door entrance. So, I looked at the locker room door as if someone was coming in and the man looked too. As soon as I knew that he was not watching me I reached for my stun gun real fast and I started to press the shocker not actually at on him, but very close to where you could feel the “heat”. I started to yell and shout, “GET OUT OF HERE”. The tall man ran for his life out of that locker before I could do anything else. After he ran out, I did too, I chased him out of the gym door. After he was out of sight, I went and reported him, I never saw that man again in the gym.

So ladies, it is very important to always have some sort of protection whether it be a weapon, stun gun, Taser, knife or etc. I will discuss in later topics different weapons for protection. Whatever you decide to carry than please be trained at carrying it and using it. Be prepared.

 

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New Laser/lLights for Weapons

New Lasers/Lights for Sept-Oct 2015..We now make holster for the following lasers and lights.

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  • XLT

surefire laser

  • x400

crimson trace

  • LG-406

NEW LASERS TO COME IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS…

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  • TLR-6

surefire laser

  • X300

If you do not see your laser or light than please contact us to see if we can.

336-879-2166

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New Weapons for Holsters Sept-Oct 2015

New weapons for Holsters Sept-Oct 2015..See if your Gun is Listed…

Here is an up to date on some new weapons that we are offering to fit our holsters:

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  • H&K P30SK
  • BERETTA M9A1
  • S&W 4513 TSW
  • S&W 460 XVP (X-FRAME NO RAIL)
  • SIG SAUER MK 25 EXTENDED THREADED BARREL
  • CZ USA 85
  • FNH/FNS/FNX 9/40 COMPACT
  • FN 5.7 GEN II
  • SIG SAUER P320 SC,C, FS
  • RUGER SP101-4″
  • KIMBER MICRO 380
  • KIMBER MICRO CDP
  • COLT POCKET 9
  • STYER C9A1
  • H&K VP40
  • RUGER GP100 4″
  • S&W 627 2-5/8″
  • GLOCK 18
  • WILSON COMBAT BRIGADIER 92G
  • BERETTA 92 BRIGADIER

If you do not see your weapon than please call or email to see if we can get that weapon to make a mold for a holster for you.

sales@mtrcustomleather.com

336-879-2166

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Advantages of Carry in the Pocket “5 A’s”

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Everyone wants A’s on their report card right? Well why not for carrying your weapon too? The 5 A’s can help you decide whether pocket carry is right for you. There are many ways to carrying your weapon in a pocket. Whether you carry in the back pocket, front pocket, jacket pocket or a cargo pocket, it’s all an excellent way to guarantee you have a weapon when you need one. Just remember the 5 A’s when considering carrying in the pocket.

The 5 A’s for Pocket Carry:

  1. Acquainted Routine-Most everyone has pockets and carry things in their pockets. It’s a natural regimen to stick your hands in your pocket, or grab things from your pocket or even rest your hands in your pocket. Your average person would not think of a weapon being in your pocket these days. Due to most people have cell phones that are larger than a small 380 or 9mm weapon. With that being said, there is not much discomfort when carrying a weapon in the pocket because one is already use to carrying large things in their pocket. When one gets into a routine of carrying a weapon in the pocket, one never remembers that there is a weapon in the pocket, it’s too familiar.
  2. Awareness is at ease and concealment is easy-When carrying in the pocket, one of the greatest advantage is that the weapon is not noticeable. The mind is at ease when you don’t have to worry about your weapon showing. A lot, of people stress when carrying a weapon in certain places due to they’re afraid of their weapon showing when they move or sit. This can cause problems if you are in a situation and you need to draw your weapon. When concealing your weapon you need to be at ease and comfortable.
  3. Affordable- The price of a pocket holster is usually the same price as a descent wallet. Keep in mind that a good made pocket holster may not be cheap, but who wants to carry a $300 weapon in a $20 holster.
  4. Attire- To start with your attire dose not usually affect the clothing you wear. One could wear a suit and tie and carry the weapon in the pants pocket or jacket pocket. In my opinion, 80% of pants have pockets and 90% of jackets have pockets. So you have one less thing to worry about when thinking about carrying your weapon.
  5. Access is relaxed- As stated in the acquainted routine, it’s a natural routine to stick your hands in the pocket for a numerous of reasons. So access to your weapon may be more of a natural response to someone else. Which will make it feel more relaxing to one as well. One does not have to take about twisting the weapon a certain way to release the weapon or pressing a button to release the weapon. The weapon is easily accessible to draw, however it may not be the fastest, but it’s one of the less complicated ways.

 

 

Check out our blog for more tips about carrying in the pocket, pocket holsters and the right pocket carry weapons.

For pocket carry holsters check out: www.mtrcustomleather.com

Some New Lasers/Lights for Holsters

New Lasers/Lights for Aug 2015..We now make holster for the following lasers and lights.

 

Crimson Trace LC-443 crimson trace

Crimson Trace LG-435

Crimson Trace LG-437

Crimson Trace LG-491

Crimson Trace LTG-736

Crimson Trace LG-433

Crimson Trace LG-430

Crimson Trace LG-412

Crimson Trace LG-431

Crimson Trace LG-454/454G

Crimson Trace LG-489

Crimson Trace LG-489G

Crimson Trace LG-493

Crimson Trace LG-407

Streamlight TLR-2streamlight

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If you do not see your laser or light than please contact us to see if we can.

336-879-2166

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Check us out at:

www.mtrcustomleather.com

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