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2019 USCCA Concealed Carry Expo | MAY 17th – MAY 19th | Pittsburgh, PA

The Concealed Carry Expo is a consumer show dedicated to opening a world of tactical ingenuity to responsible gun owners that will be held May 17th – 19th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This Expo offers safe and practical seminars from firearm industry experts, a live-fire shooting range to test new handguns, and a huge selection of gear, services, and information from our trusted industry partners.

MTR will be at the USCCA Expo Annual Show in Pittsburg, PA booth #528.

Why Should You Attend?

Sharpen your shooting skills at the FREE live-fire range &
reality-based training center
Train side by side with self-defense and firearms experts
Test out women-specific carry options in the Women’s
Concealed Carry Showroom
Explore 100’s of products from industry-leading vendors, including guns, holsters, ammo, knives, self-defense gear and more

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EXHIBIT HOURS

Please Note: The Concealed Carry Expo Exhibit Hall Hours Are Different From The Seminar Hours

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

DAY 1

Friday, May 17th

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DAY 2

Saturday, May 18th

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

DAY 3

Sunday, May 19th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

GET YOUR FREE 2019 EXPO T-SHIRT WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

USCCA MEMBER

$14.97

A Full Weekend Of Admission

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Exclusive Member Discounts

NON-MEMBER

$19.97

Door Price: $25

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EXPERIENCE FIRST-HAND SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING IN THE FREE LIVE-FIRE RANGE & THE REALITY-BASED TRAINING CENTER

Keep in mind that MTR Custom Leather, LLC offers several styles of holsters including: outside the waistband crossdraw, paddle holsters, belt slides and inside the waistband holster that are tuckable. MTR is a well know top custom holster manufacture that specializes in custom made holster to the specific weapons with after market attachments. Another great feature of MTR, they offered the BEST prices on exotic leather including tiger shark, elephant, stingray, alligator and many others. Check them out at www.mtrcustomleather.com

Source: 2019 USCCA Concealed Carry Expo | MAY 17th – MAY 19th | Pittsburgh, PA

Comparing the Glock 43x to the Glock 43: In-Depth Analysis-MTR has holsters for them

MTR Custom Leather scored big time and got our hands on the all new Glock 43x and Glock 48 before they were released, which gave us the ability to get our hands on them and have holsters ready well before launch! We are excited to have a full lineup of holsters available for all of the SlimLine Glocks including the 43x:

A-2 Dual Carry

A-3A Tuckable Adversary

B-1A Slimline Deluxe Pancake Belt Slide

A-8 Paddle Holster

(Every holster from shoulder rigs, ankles rigs IWB, OWB can be made for the Glock 43X)

SLIDE:

The Glock 43x not only features front cocking serrations but also features an nPVD finish vs the standard Gen5 nDLC finish found on the Glock 43. The verdict is out as to how the nPVD will stand up vs. the nDLC but hey, at least it looks nice…

HERE IS A RUNDOWN OF SOME OF THE MOST OBVIOUS CHANGES…

HEIGHT WITH MAGAZINE:

The Glock 43x has a height of 5.04″ vs the Glock 43 that features a height of 4.25″.
The change gives the shooter more grip length which allows for a more full grip and better control of the pistol.

MAGAZINE CAPACITY:

The extended height allows another advantage over the Glock 43 which is magazine capacity. The Glock 43 comes with a flush 6 round magazine while the 43x holds 4 additional rounds bringing you up to 10 rounds with a flush magazine. When it comes to magazine capacity bigger is almost always better and the 43x is certainly delivering with the additional 4 rounds.

Many customers are expecting that Glock will be releasing an extended or higher capacity magazine in the future, but there is nothing official from Glock at this time.

Source: Comparing the Glock 43x to the Glock 43: In-Depth Analysis

The Nation’s Gun Show in Chantilly, Va-MTR is HERE this WEEKEND…COME and SEE Us!!

Our exhibitors have an incredible knowledge base and are able to help customers find what they’re looking for. Our exhibitors can easily answer virtually all questions and concerns a consumer may have. That level of variety and knowledge is nearly impossible to find anywhere.

Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles, Ammo, Training, Holsters, Safes, Antiques, Carbines, Antique Pistols, Swords, Knives, Samurai Swords, Cartridges, Early Indian & Western Americana, Militaria of All Wars, Coins. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.

The Nation’s Gun Show in Chantilly provides the public with venues to purchase, trade & sell guns, ammo & related merchandise.

LOCATION:
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153​​

HOURS:
Friday:    3:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday:  9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

ADMISSION:
$22.00 for 3 day pass
Adults: $16.00/day
Teens 12 – 17 years: $8.00
Children under 12: FREE

Keep in mind that MTR Custom Leather, LLC offers several styles of holsters including: outside the waistband crossdraw, paddle holsters, belt slides and inside the waistband holster that are tuckable. MTR is a well know top custom holster manufacture that specializes in custom made holster to the specific weapons with after market attachments. Another great feature of MTR, they offered the BEST prices on exotic leather including tiger shark, elephant, stingray, alligator and many others. Check them out at www.mtrcustomleather.com

Source: The Nation’s Gun Show in Chantilly, Va

Video: How The Glock 43X And Glock 48 Advance The Slimline Series | Gun Digest-MTR Custom Leather has holsters for both weapons 

Glock’s extremely popular Slimline Series took a big step forward with the enhanced-capacity Glock 43X and Glock 48.

Undoubtedly, Glock has been among the top players in the concealed carry pistol market. Outside of their long-slides, there’s a case to be made that nearly every model in the legendary gunmaker’s catalog is a potential undercover option, at least for some armed citizen out there. In recent years, however, the company has turned its studied eye to producing pistols optimized to the hilt for everyday carry.

The Glock Slimline Series is the gunmaker’s response to consumer demand for single-stack options. This year the line got a couple upgrades that make it hard to deny Glock is hitting its groove with this configuration. The Glock 43X and Glock 48 not only offer enhanced capacity over the original Slimline G42 and G43, but greater shootablity. Actually the two walk hand-in-hand for the 9mms.

To squeeze in more rounds for 10+1 capacity, Glock had to extend the grip of the pistols. Given its mastery at packing rounds into limited real estate, the lengthening wasn’t by leaps and bounds. With a magazine, the Glock 43X and Glock 48 both have a height of 5.04 inches, which is around ¾ of an inch greater than the Glock 43. This shouldn’t make them a bear to conceal, at the same tick, most shooters will have enough grip to get their entire hand on the pistols. It makes a difference.

Need a good leather holster for the Glock 43x or Glock 48 or both. CHECK out www.mtrcustomleather.com. CHOOSE your holster and then you will find your weapon listed below in the drop down box.

Source: Video: How The Glock 43X And Glock 48 Advance The Slimline Series | Gun Digest

Just Joined the SigTalk Forum Today? Have You? P229, red dot, what OWB leather holster? – SIG Talk

Did you know that MTR Custom Leather just joined up to be apart of the SigTalk Forum. Please share the word about this Forum and then join the forum to talk about anything gun related regarding sigs.

 

I broke down and bought a P229 slide with as new Trijicon RMR mounted (spur of the moment and good price on another forum). I’m happy with metal

Source: P229, red dot, what OWB leather holster? – SIG Talk

Your Vacation in the Woods Turns into an Unplanned Robbery … What Do You Do Next?!

Proving Ground 13 – PLC 3 FINAL

Picture this:

You’re settling into your RV for the night when all of a sudden, the door flies open…

An uninvited intruder enters, and they’re ARMED with a knife!

You’re seconds away from being attacked with a knife…

What do you do next?

[VIDEO] Chaos at the Campground…

 

Animated GIF of a YouTube video demonstrating how to defend yourself in an RV while at a campground

 

Unexpected attacks happen all too often — but you don’t have to be a victim.

Discover what you need to know to fight back in a confined space and get out alive.

Watch your third video, now, to see exactly what it takes to defeat a violent attacker when they have the element of surprise on their side…

Take care and stay safe,

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Tim Schmidt
President | USCCA

P.S. – Remember, this video is your final step in preparing for the Live Training Broadcast Tuesday night.

After watching it, you’ll know the key strategies you need to know to defeat your attacker and protect your family…

But it’s only available for a short time!

If you haven’t seen the first two videos in your training series, click the links below:

Two Strangers Try to Take Control of Your Campsite — Would You Know What to Do? ⇐ Watch

Self-Defense Training From Expert Pete Bosquez ⇐ Watch

New York Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man Is Fired Amid Investigation – The New York Times

After the off-duty shooting in Brooklyn, Sgt. Ritchard Blake was caught on video dropping a knife near the man and then picking it up again.

A police sergeant who was under investigation in connection with the off-duty shooting of an unarmed man in the face in Brooklyn was fired on Friday, a police official said.

Moments after the shooting on Aug. 2 in the East New York neighborhood, video surveillance footage captured the sergeant, Ritchard Blake, patting down the man, Thavone Santana, as if looking for a weapon.

The sergeant then pulled a sheath knife out of his back pocket and dropped it out of its covering beside Mr. Santana. After briefly pacing, Sergeant Blake picked it back up, the video shows.

Mr. Santana, 21, survived the shooting.

The surveillance video, which was described by two law enforcement officials and later posted by NBC New York, raised questions about what had happened, and the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said it would conduct “an independent and thorough” review.

Source: New York Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man Is Fired Amid Investigation – The New York Times

How to conceal a weapon while driving?-MTR Custom Leather tells all…Holster options for carrying a weapon in a vehicle or sitting. 

Concealment while walking is easier than driving in a vehicle. While it may be challenging to conceal your weapon when driving, there are a few things to consider doing to better assist you with concealing your weapon while driving.

Logically, first thing you think of is housing your weapon in a glove box or some sort of compartment in the vehicle. It’s a better fitment and comfortable for you. It’s the perfect shape and compartment to store a weapon and conceal it and it’s not too hard to access. While storing the weapon in the compartment, it should be retained in some sort of holster. The trigger of the weapon should always be covered while storing or wearing at all times. This is very important for safety reason. That’s a whole other topic. If you do decided to carry in a compartment or door compartment, please always use caution and practice drawing your weapon unloaded to work on your speed and accuracy in case of emergency. Attention and awareness should be taken to avoid excessive vibration, bouncing or movement while the vehicle is in motion or worst case scenario an accident.

On the other hand, there are many positions to carry a weapon on your body for concealment when standing, but while riding/driving may be a weird position or uncomfortable or even a struggle due to the seat belt. Wearing a holster in the appendix iwb may work for some depending on the size of the weapon and the person’s built, but for others it may not. So one may want to consider a crossdraw hip holster on the OWB like MTR’s A-8 Paddle holster. MTR’s paddle holster can be worn in several different positions due to the paddle on the back of the holster can be moved to adjust the ride height and the cant of the holster by easily using a screw driver. Being that it is a paddle holster, one can take on and off the holster fairly easily due to it clips inside of the pants while the holster sits on the OWB. A forward cant on a holster, can make it easier to sit and drive in a vehicle. Some may call this position an FBI cant or others call it a crossdraw.  MTR dose offer an A-1C Crossdraw holster that slides onto a belt and is about a 10-15 degree cant forward. This type of cant clears the direction of the seat belt and puts no pressure on the hip or gut while driving/sitting.

 A-3A Tuckable Adversay with Ulticlip3 Crossdraw IWB 

 A-8 Paddle

When driving a vehicle and trying to conceal the weapon, there are a few things to consider, one is the position of your body. Your posture can affect the comfort of a holster and concealment as well. Sitting straight up can cause pressure off the weapon and holster. Also, can cause less printing of the weapon through the shirt. A tip: some may recline the seat just a tab for better comfort and posture of the weapon on you. Secondly, keep in mind safety precautions. For instance, if you get stopped by police, one should communicate with the officer that the weapon is currently being stored in the compartment, whether it’s in a glove box, under the seat, door compartment or elsewhere BEFORE reaching for it. Upon communicating to the officer about your weapon, keep your hands in plain sight. Ask the officer how they wish to proceed about the weapon. Keep in mind that each state and country may have different laws and regulations concerning storage and concealment of weapons, whether it’s on you or being stored in a vehicle. So please do your thoroughly research before concealing your weapon.

 

Other Options:

 Consider a bag or purse, using MTR A-3A Tuckable Adversary with Ulticlip3 

 

Consider out Ukoalabags.. great for riding on bikes or motorcycles

 pocket holsters MTR B-7 Front Pocket Holster  or B-6 Back Pocket (cargo pocket, jacket pocket, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

Source: MTR Custom Leather,LLC

Pocket Power Perfected 

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The Springfield XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact is a polymer-framed .45 ACP carry gun thinner than a 9mm GLOCK 43, weighing two oz. less than a .380 ACP Walther PPK/S. The XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact packs 6+1 .45 ACP flying ashtrays into the grip yet carries almost as well as your smartphone. Amazingly, despite its diminutive geometry, the .45 ACP XD-S still isn’t butt whooping on the range. This surprised me.

What’s the most fun handgun you’ve ever run? I’m not talking about the Desert Eagle, making you think you look like Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1984 and weighing as much as your microwave. It’s cool, not fun. You don’t want to hump it. You don’t really much want to shoot it. You just want to slip into a leather jacket and wield it before a full-length mirror in the privacy of your own bedroom. Don’t hate. We’ve all been there. However, for pure unfiltered shooting pleasure I’d have to say my favorite handgun is a Walther P22 with a sound suppressor.

The P22 weighs about nothing, flirts with being recoilless, and, with the can attached, will not offend your eardrums unduly. The P22 throws its tidy little 40-gr. lead bullets ably and well. However, I once met a poor unfortunate sot in an urban ER who had absorbed a full dozen of these zippy little rounds and yet remained a fairly engaging conversationalist. The gun I carry to defend myself and my family is not meant to be fun. It’s meant to be lethal. In the Springfield XD-S Mod.2 Subcompact, however, we actually get a little bit of both.

Source: Pocket Power Perfected | American Handgunner

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