Magpul Releases “El Empresario” Tejas Gun Belt – A Gun Belt for Dressing Up

While I have bemoaned Magpul for going contrary to their core values in the past, they certainly have hit the innovative nail on the head with their Tejas Gun Belts. Manufactured in Texas, the Tejas series combines a high-quality leather exterior with a polymer interior band creating a fantastic gun belt. Since purchasing one about nine months ago, I have worn nothing else and even went and purchased the black leather version for “dressing up”.

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But, the basic “El Original” gun belt was not quite up to snuff with putting on a suit. The belt itself was a bit big for some belt loops and the lack of gloss made it difficult to pair with other black leather goods while wearing a suit.

Recognizing this, Magpul has announced the release of their latest entry to the Tejas Gun Belt link, the “El Empresario”. Keeping the polymer backer, Magpul has updated the belt with a better buckle, a thinner & smaller belt, and a “finer” finish. These updates combine to make the Tejas more appropriate / less obvious in a “dress up” scenario.

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The “El Empressario” is available in black, chocolate (dark brown), light brown, and a blue grey for those fashion-forward firearms enthusiasts. Retail is set at $89.95 for all colors and is available now.


Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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


  • Bill

    Those fasteners are sweet.

  • guest

    TFB – Fashion, not politics, girlfriend!

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I’m buying this. The buckle looks awesome. I was going to buy a mean gene and still might but this looks perfect for me.

  • nadnerbus

    Never having carried, open or concealed, what makes this belt better than a regular belt? Just the rigidity of the polymer? More stable and secure?

    • Audie Bakerson

      Normal belts sag because they can’t handle the weight

    • El Duderino

      Yep normal belts are too thin and soft.

      I tried to IWB a G34 with a web belt…once…

  • Sixmile John

    This might be of some use since we are talking about Sunday go to meetin clothes. The belt is 1-1/4″ wide vs the original 1-1/2″ and less than 1/4″ thick (.20). But you can’t beat the interrior polymer band for support. I’m there!

  • David Harmon

    Looks very nice. I like it.

  • Critter

    Shut up and take my money!!

  • noob

    It will be interesting seeing how popular this is in the LEO community vs other carry options that go with business attire

  • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    A good belt makes the difference.
    This looks like a goodun.

  • uisconfruzed

    It’s nice, I chose to go with the ‘Beltman’ dual layer 1 1/4″ horsehide for the same price.