Crossbreed Holster’s Crossover Belt

posted on October 5, 2015
crossbreed.jpg
For everyday firearm carry, the right gunleather can be as important as the right gun. That is because users demand that their holsters and belts not only perform the yeoman work of holding the gun in place—no mean feat considering the various carry styles/locations and myriad firearms—they have to do so with style and discretion. The new Crossover Belt from Crossbreed Holsters ticks all the boxes, and offers a new level of customization from the renowned purveyor of Kydex and cowhide.

My best leather gun belts are thicker, wider and made of stiffer stuff than your average trouser tightener, and the Crossover is no exception. To ensure adequate strength and support, the belt starts with a 1.5”-wide strip of specially tanned hide and combines it with a matching leather liner. The two are bonded with industrial adhesive and then contoured, polished and stitched. The result is a belt that is about 1/4” thick and plenty strong to hold even a heavy handgun without sagging. Of course the lynchpin of every belt is its buckle, and in this department Crossbreed partnered with Ares Gear in order to utilize the Aegis stainless steel buckle. The Aegis uses a tension-bar arrangement to lock the leather in place, and because it requires no holes, the belt fits perfectly every time.

Beyond its utility, the Crossover has several customizable features that allow users to create a belt that not only fits their waists, but also their fashion. As you might expect, the Crossover is available in black or brown leather. As well, the Aegis buckle can be had with a stainless, black or bronze finish. What’s more, four colors of thread are available—black, gunmetal grey, brown and bronze—to physically and aesthetically tie the product together. Sizing ranges from 28” to 48” and, because it is a semi-custom product, Crossbreed’s typical two-week trial period is not offered for the Crossover Belt. Price: $95. Contact CrossBreed Holsters, LLC, (888) 732-5011; crossbreedholsters.com.

Latest

Maynard Carbine
Maynard Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Maynard Carbine

Six years after his tape primer’s appearance, Dr. Maynard debuted a unique drop-barrel carbine. It was light, simple and easy to operate. One merely lowered a lever to permit the gun’s barrel to tilt downward off the frame and expose the chamber.

Editor’s Choice: Dementia And Firearm Safety

The 64-page booklet put out by DementiaEducation, Inc., discusses the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and the other causes of dementia with particular emphasis on how they impact responsible firearm ownership and use.

The Armed Citizen® Jan. 30, 2023

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

New For 2023: Glock 47 MOS

Designed initially as a contract gun for United States Customs & Border Protection agents, the Glock 47 MOS is now available to the commercial market.

Preview: Nebo Slim+ 1200

Nebo’s Slim+ 1200 is a multifunctional tool that carries very easily within a pants pocket or a purse, thanks to its convenient footprint.

Glass Bedding A Rifle Stock

Stock bedding isn’t the quickest and easiest process, but it can be done—and done well—with the proper preparation, tools and patience.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.