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Mack
07-16-2021, 03:51 PM
We have been wanting to release a non-scuba version of the Specialist for a while but have not had the time to get everything in order to make one available. To keep it short this is like the D-Ring but with a Specialist size buckle and a hook-and-loop closure. It draws on some of the construction methods we used on the older SanMai belts and should provide an option for AIWB that up until now we haven't had in our offerings.

The Specialist Supreme features a very small solid brass buckle which is high quality and looks rather nice with an aged finish for a subdued appearance. The webbing on the Supreme is excellent, the colors are nice and it is super strong. The anti-snag strips covering the loop makes the belt easy to take on and off and we also have brought back the 'rip-cord' which is a section of loop that can be placed on the hook when taking the belt on and off to make it easier and to protect your belt loops from the hook, especially if you are wearing a nicer pair of pants.

Something that has always been important to us in our personal gear is that it does not have an overly tactical appearance, the visual aesthetic of the Supreme is in our opinion a more refined belt design that does not scream tactical wizard which is a personal plus for us but we think there are others who feel the same. Additionally it can be worn with dressier clothes and not look out of place giving one an option for a dedicated high performance gun belt that looks a bit dressier without having to use a dress belt with holes losing the micro adjust ability that is offered by a nylon belt.

We can post more info and pics if people are interested.

https://www.mastermindtactics.com/shop/specialist-supreme

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We have added a D-Ring Supreme!
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jrbway
07-16-2021, 04:14 PM
Love the looks of this belt. Im not sure if its feasible, but Id be interested in seeing a preppy colorway: navy/white, navy/red, navy/yellow, navy/green. I ordered a green and cant wait to try it.

Balisong
07-16-2021, 10:22 PM
We have been wanting to release a non-scuba version of the Specialist for a while but have not had the time to get everything in order to make one available. To keep it short this is like the D-Ring but with a Specialist size buckle and a hook-and-loop closure. It draws on some of the construction methods we used on the older SanMai belts and should provide an option for AIWB that up until now we haven't had in our offerings.

The Specialist Supreme features a very small solid brass buckle which is high quality and looks rather nice with an aged finish for a subdued appearance. The webbing on the Supreme is excellent, the colors are nice and it is super strong. The anti-snag strips covering the loop makes the belt easy to take on and off and we also have brought back the 'rip-cord' which is a section of loop that can be placed on the hook when taking the belt on and off to make it easier and to protect your belt loops from the hook, especially if you are wearing a nicer pair of pants.

Something that has always been important to us in our personal gear is that it does not have an overly tactical appearance, the visual aesthetic of the Supreme is in our opinion a more refined belt design that does not scream tactical wizard which is a personal plus for us but we think there are others who feel the same. Additionally it can be worn with dressier clothes and not look out of place giving one an option for a dedicated high performance gun belt that looks a bit dressier without having to use a dress belt with holes losing the micro adjust ability that is offered by a nylon belt.

We can post more info and pics if people are interested.

https://www.mastermindtactics.com/shop/specialist-supreme

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Very interesting. The Sanmai is still my EDC belt, most comfortable belt for AIWB for me so far. But parts of it are starting to get worn by the buckle. How would you say the comfort of this new belt compares to the Sanmai?

Hot Sauce
07-17-2021, 02:40 PM
For being a two man shop, Mastermind punches miles above it's weight by putting out so much innovative and affordable gear, and keeping up with the demands of production.

A big two thumbs up for you guys.

Mack
07-19-2021, 06:57 PM
Love the looks of this belt. Im not sure if its feasible, but Id be interested in seeing a preppy colorway: navy/white, navy/red, navy/yellow, navy/green. I ordered a green and cant wait to try it.

Special editions are possible (and likely)


Very interesting. The Sanmai is still my EDC belt, most comfortable belt for AIWB for me so far. But parts of it are starting to get worn by the buckle. How would you say the comfort of this new belt compares to the Sanmai?

Personally, we find the construction of the Specialist Supreme to be the most comfortable belt we offer. The SanMai was our most comfortable reinforced belt in our opinion however we both find the non-reinforced design of the Specialist Supreme to be much more comfortable for AIWB carry.


For being a two man shop, Mastermind punches miles above it's weight by putting out so much innovative and affordable gear, and keeping up with the demands of production.

A big two thumbs up for you guys.

Thanks for the kind words, we definitely appreciate it

Mack
07-21-2021, 10:07 AM
We wanted to thank everyone here on PF that has ordered a Specialist Supreme! We have been busy making belts but we will post more info and pics here as soon as we can!

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LittleLebowski
07-21-2021, 10:20 AM
PF is glad to have Mastermind aboard.

blues
07-21-2021, 10:25 AM
PF is glad to have Mastermind aboard.

What...are you trying to get extra pepperoni on your Supreme?

Mack
08-09-2021, 01:56 PM
We are happy to announce the D-Ring Supreme. The D-Ring Supreme is a production version of the belts that we have been using personally since the early days of Mastermind. The D-Ring Supreme has no hook and loop and ships with an elastic keeper. It has the same basic construction of the Specialist Supreme but does away with the hook-and-loop.
https://www.mastermindtactics.com/shop/dring-supreme

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equin
08-30-2021, 10:22 AM
Sorry for the dumb question, but do your belts also work with the 3 O'Clock carry position? Or are they designed more for AIWB?

BehindBlueI's
08-30-2021, 11:06 AM
Sorry for the dumb question, but do your belts also work with the 3 O'Clock carry position? Or are they designed more for AIWB?

I've carried a Glock 17 and a Glock 45 IWB strongside and it was fine. I don't know the design philosophy or anything, but with an MTAC holster it was comfortable and functional.

Irelander
08-30-2021, 12:28 PM
I find the Specialist works best for me with IWB holsters. I'm ordering a Supreme now for AIWB use to replace my worn Voland Atlas G-hook Slim.

Mack
08-30-2021, 12:44 PM
Sorry for the dumb question, but do your belts also work with the 3 O'Clock carry position? Or are they designed more for AIWB?

The Supreme belts are designed with AIWB in mind but they will also work for IWB. The Supreme belts do not have any scuba webbing so they offer more flexibility which is excellent for AIWB but works very well for most any concealed carry set up. Of course a lot comes down to personal preference but typically an overly stiff belt is not ideal for both AIWB and IWB.

JRV
08-30-2021, 03:38 PM
I've been able to utilize my Specialist belts for OWB carry, but it is stiffer than the Supreme belt.

These really do strike the right balance of support and flexibility for AIWB carry.

equin
08-30-2021, 03:51 PM
Thanks everyone for the very helpful replies. While Ive tried AIWB, I actually prefer strong side carry, which is why I asked. So I now have a Specialist on order for IWB strong side (actually my 2nd one). If my preferred carry ever switches to AIWB, then Ill definitely consider the Supreme. It looks like it would work perfectly for that style of carry.