A Shark Skin Tejas El Original Belt From Magpul? Sold!

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Earlier this month we posted my review of the Magpul El Original belt that I purchased to replace an old worn out gunbelt. You can check out my review for the full scoop on the belt; the condensed version is that the belt is pretty damned outstanding. My only gripe is that Magpul released a limited edition shark skin belt about two months after I bought mine. Jerks.

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The limited edition shark skin belt features the same reinforced polymer liner found on all El Original belts along with the quick change hardware and buckle in their dark pewter color. The reinforced polymer that Magpul incorporated into the belt not only matched the black shark skin well but it does an excellent job of resisting deformation and twisting.

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Magpul decided to use Blue Shark skin harvested from licensed and legal fishing for the exterior of the belt giving the exterior of the belt a tough look that will last for years undoubtedly. The belt is only offered in black at this time in limited quantities after they run out Magpul states that the belt may never be offered again. If you have to have a shark skin Magpul belt, best to not delay since they will likely be selling out quickly.

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MSRP on the shark skin Tejas El Original is a slightly steep $184.95 but let’s face it; shark skin isn’t cheap. You can learn more about the belt on Magpul’s website.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    I’m more envious of whomever got to eat the meat. Shark meat is my favorite!

    • Graham2

      You’d better chow down now then, there won’t be many left soon!

      • anonymous

        Do not listen that malthusian. We have not reached peak shark.

        The Magic of the Free Market ™ will ensure that we don’t run out; as long as government gets out of the way to let everyone behave in a totally selfish manner.

        • Swarf

          if only your pet theories applies to the Chinese, Ms. Rand.

          • iksnilol

            I tihnk anon was being sarcastic. At least that’s why I upvoted him.

          • Swarf

            And I mean Ayn Rand kept sharks as pets.

          • iksnilol

            Wouldn’t surprise me, woman was crazy. Read her literature?

          • Swarf

            Oh my God. “Awaiting moderation” I keep forgetting that this site’s censorship filters are set stupidly low. Like “naeusus school marm” low.

            Anyhow, let me edit myself:

            I have read her crap. I believed in her philosophy for about a year in college and then I realized being a selfish penishead was just a phase I was going through, like avant garde films, or cocaine.

    • anonymous

      I’m sure the shark feels the same way about you!

    • john huscio

      Its good as long as you ice & fillet it up before it pisses through its skin.

  • thedonn007

    Those poor cuddly sharks. A little too much for me, as I am sure I would scratch it or scuff it up.

    • Marcus D.

      Shark is an extremely tough hide to scuff. When I was a kid, I had shoes with shark skin toes for precisely that reason.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Good price for shark skin and the buckle looks great! Should be a long lasting belt.

  • I guess Ted Nugent is going to have to change the lyrics of his song:
    Ooh, sharkskin cowboys
    Who the hell you think you are
    You’re dancin’ around with your high-heeled boots
    Don’t think that should get you far
    Just hangin’ around with your fancy pants on
    Aint got nothin’ on me
    Thinking you got it right here on the stage
    Stick around boys, maybe I can set you free

  • David

    Nice belt, but I switched to Nexbelt. 1/4″ ratchets instead of 3/4″ belt holes. Much easier to cinch and to adjust to proper size.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    The brown cow leather tejas is easily my favorite “dress” gun belt. But for general use, the Ares Aeigis is nicer for its adjustability.

    • iksnilol

      Brown leather when you need to dress up??

      You disgust me. I am gagging now, I am legitimately disgusted… at least do the shoes match the belt?

    • Swarf

      How now?

  • iksnilol

    Is it durable enough for non-PG13 fun between consenting adults?

    The one true test if a belt is good, y’know.

    • Humpy

      “Beat me daddy eight to the bar”

      I think that was from an old Commander Cody and his lost planet air men tune? Lol

      • iksnilol

        You can do that too, there’s plenty of opportunities with a belt.

  • iksnilol

    Hey now, cocaine is not a phase, it’s something enjoyable for all ages and phases.

    I’ve read some of her stuff. Seems like an inefficent way of living. Altruism is there for a reason in our biological programming.

  • Bill

    Bill doesn’t use hides from non-sustainable sources, and sharks are over-fished and generally treated like trash fish, plus being unappreciated as apex predators.

    Bill really digs the buckle and wants it, attached to cow or horse.

  • Mark K

    Regarless of the “legal and licensed” label – harvesting sharks is no good. Their populations can’t be sustained; I call BS. Stick to nylon belts.