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Shotgun Belt -
Shotgun Belt: $65.
Jax Leather Company’s: CANVAS BELTS
CANVAS BELTS: General Information
Our canvas belts are 2-
Combo Belt -
Combo Belt: $75.00 Mixed caliber; add $5.
Shotgun and Combo Belts with Leather Stop. Some shooters prefer to have their shotgun shells sit high. The leather stop accomplishes this although, it’s important to note that the webbing we use for our loops on the regular shotgun and combo belts allows you to set the shotgun shells high at the stage. The loop pattern is otherwise the same as the belts without stops.
Specify belt size, and applicable shotgun gauge and cartridge caliber.
Shotgun belt with leather stop: $75.
Combo belt with leather stop: $85. Mixed caliber; add $5
Cartridge Belt -
If we don’t have a pattern already made for your particular cartridge we may request that you send us three brass cartridges so we can make a pattern from them.
Cartridge belt with 20 loops: $65.
Additional loops $1 each. Mixed calibers, add $5 for each additional caliber.
Custom Canvas Belts -
A few examples are combo belts with single vs paired loops; loops set in groups of four for ‘97 shotguns; leather loops on canvas belt; canvas belt with leather stop and double loop for two shotgun shells; etc. If we can understand what you need we can probably make it!
Belt Sizes, Measuring for Your Belt, and a Bit of History
Sizes: Our strap billets have seven holes and we like to fit you to the middle
hole so there is flexibility of +3/-
Measuring for your belt: We strongly recommend that you take your belt measurement over your typical Cowboy Shooting attire, including suspenders. And be sure to measure the size in the location where you’ll be wearing the belt. The belts are typically worn kind of snug.
If you’re ordering a canvas gun belt then we encourage you to take the measurement using a long belt with holsters on it because the holsters do take up space. And please be sure to take the measurement where you want to wear the gun belt (high on the waist, low on the hips, slung down on a hip, or wherever, to help assure we’ll be making the right size for your use.
A bit of history: JAX has been making canvas belts for well over 15 years, probably
closer to 20 years. Our belts wear well. We’ve had the opportunity to make many
variations on our standard shotgun and combo belts. We’ve added loops; varied the
calibers; dyed the billets to match the gun belts and holsters; varied the buckles
including using solid brass to match a gun rig; done leather loops; used Chicago
screws in lieu of rivets so customers could change the buckle; and more. We do stick
to the 1-
It has been our experience and that of our customers that the canvas belt is lighter than a leather gun belt, a real plus in warmer climates. Also we have customers switching from leather shotgun belts because the shells pull easier from the webbing which improves their shooting speed while still affording the holding power of the loop.
And speaking of lighter weight, if you’re having problems with the weight of your gun rig affecting your lower back or you have problems keeping the gun rig up on your hips you might want to consider having us make gun belt suspenders for you. They distribute some of the weight to your shoulders and have helped ease problems for our customers and for some, eliminated the embarrassing problem of having a gun rig slip down to their knees!!
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Canvas Belt Detail
Strap Billet Detail
Shotgun and Cartridge Loop Detail
Shotgun Loops with Leather Strip
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