MTR Custom Leather is a North Carolina-based company that makes some truly fine holsters. The leather crafter behind MTR is Matt Rector, who has quite a blessed touch with leather. They have a LARGE selection of holsters for different guns and different carrying methods, along with products to care for your newly acquired concealed carry holster. I can tell from my experience with the one they sent me that it should last a long, long time if properly cared for.
I tested the Dual Carry Holster with my standard Glock 27. It's both an inside the waistband (IWB) and outside the waistband (OWB) holster in one. With the exception of the clips, it is 100% leather that is formed for the gun and holds its shape incredibly well even when worn inside the waistband.
Like many other MTR Custom Leather Holsters, it can be customized in a number of ways, to include types and color of leather, the color of stitching, single vs double stitching, thumb break or not, and attachment clip options. Additionally, they can make the holster to fit your gun with different light attachments, if so desired.
When worn IWB, the Dual Carry Holster uses two standard steel spring type clips. While the leather is thick and the holster firm, I did not find it uncomfortable when worn IWB. As a personal preference, I found this two-clip IWB holster to be most comfortable when worn in the small of the back. As an added method of carrying, it also has two belt slots cut into the leather flaps on either side of the gun, so it can transition to an OWB holster.
I found that it excelled outside the waistband. It has a very nice, natural curve to its shape, which lends itself greatly for concealed carry. I usually carry appendix, inside the waistband (AIWB), but occasionally I will carry strong side hip (3 o'clock) OWB as well, and I was easily able to conceal my Glock 27 in this position without anything more than a t-shirt.
As an added bonus, the company added a little leather to the holster's back making it taller, which protected my skin from my gun's slide. Here's a video where I talk about the holster and allow you to see it in more detail:
The overall quality is top notch and the workmanship shows. At $74.99, an MTR Custom Leather Holster is not the cheapest option available. But if you want something that is of high quality, you are going to have to pay a bit more than you would for a kydex gun holster.
Remarkably, MTR Custom Leather holsters are less expensive than a vast majority of many others out there on the market. Even better, they come with some terrific customer service.
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