Why do you use Bull hide in your belts?
Bull hide is leather that has been compressed to make it denser and stiffer. This allows us to offer a belt of approximately ¼” thickness that will perform better and longer than one twice as thick made of cow hide.
What are the advantages of dual layer?
Two layers of any material bonded together are much stronger than a single layer of the same dimensions and material. Think plywood.
How thick are your belts?
All of our belts are approximately ¼” thick.
Why are your gun belts less expensive than other dual layer bull hide belts?
Good question. We can’t speak for anyone else. We try to keep our prices as fair as possible. Our belts are all handmade and require a lot of time and effort to complete.
Why don’t you ship same day?
In order to keep our prices low, we do not stock a large number of completed belts. We have many belts in various stages of completion to help keep us ahead of demand, but with all the options available it would cost us a fortune to stock every belt we make. We are a small shop that puts its emphasis on quality and service.
How long does it take to make a belt?
That depends on the belt. While we can complete a Do It Yourself belt in less than 24 hours, it can take up to five days to complete an Ultimate Belt, Duty Belt or Gryphon.
Do your belts really last forever?
Nothing man made lasts forever. With a little care, your belt should last for generations. Nevertheless, if your belt ever fails for a reason other than abuse or size, we will repair or replace it for no charge.
Why is my belt size bigger than my pants size?
Pants stretch a lot. Dual layer gun belts stretch very little.
Why do you use Kydex as an internal stiffener?
Kydex is a little harder to work with, and requires more time and effort than a polyester mesh, but it is just as strong and does not thicken the belt as dramatically. Working with Kydex allows us to offer belts with every option imaginable.
Do you make horse hide belts?
Yes, we will make you a horse hide belt. Horse hide is not as stiff as bull hide. We recommend adding double stitch or Kydex. We will line your bull hide belt with horse hide at no extra charge if you prefer it.
Why do you charge the same price for different width belts?
The difference in leather price varies much more by length than width. We have to add a small charge for longer belts to cover our costs. We cut our own strips, and the additional width cost does not justify our charging an additional $10.00 for an extra ¼” or ½” of leather.
Why are your longer belts more expensive?
The cost of leather increases dramatically with length. A 1½” strip of bull hide 80” long costs more than twice the amount of a 1½” strip 60” long and half again more than a 1½” strip 70” long. We use 60” strips to make up to 50” belts, 70” strips to make up to 60” belts and 80” strips to make up to 70” belts.
Should I get single or double stitching?
Double stitching will add some stiffness to your belt. With longer belts, you may need a little extra. With belts under 40”, it is strictly a matter of preference. We personally prefer the look of a double stitched belt. Call us if you want specific advice about your size.
Should I get an internal stiffener?
This is a matter of personal preference. With longer or less wide belts, we lean towards yes. With shorter or wider belts, we believe it’s not necessary. Call us if you’d like to discuss your particular belt size.
For any questions not addressed, please give us a call.
Mike (281)414-1110 Tracy (281)703-7533