About the Beltster™
By Scott Key Shelton, designer and maker of the Beltster™
Sometimes a person needs to carry a handgun. I more or less stumbled
over the idea for the BELTSTER™ while searching for a truly satisfactory
means of carry for a 1911 autoloader. While many holster designs address
the problem, none seemed to solve the problem of integrating daily carry
into one's life. It became apparent only two options were commercially
available: inside-the-waistband (IWB) or outside-the-belt (OTB). Both
depend upon the wearing of a belt, and both are secured to the belt by
a slide, loop, clip or some kind of "paddle" device.
The pistol stays right where you want it, nice and flat and close to
your body, but instantly accessible your holster right there, ready for
use, as soon as the belt is on. No more: "Where's my holster?"
or threading the damned thing on and off every time you want to carry,
or not carry: your holster is always where it should be! And of course
the BELTSTER™ allows the belt to be just a belt, when you don't
choose to carry, or can't carry. But when you do carry, the pistol is
IN THE BELT, not on the belt, which for my money makes a world of difference.
The weight of the pistol is distributed around the waist, instead of just
in one spot on the belt. The combination of gun-appropriate stitching
and wet-molding to the specific gun shape, in combination with the belt
tension, secures the pistol, safely, as well or better than any other
modem holster design, minimizing bulk, while maximizing user comfort and