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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnny View Post
    Based on all the excellent reviews I ordered a Specialist AIR LE and just got shipping confirmation. Even though I swore off velcro (Wilderness 5 stich) I'm looking forward to trying this out.
    My older Graith has had far more Velcro life than my 5-stitch (sent in for replacement after less than 2 years).
    And I've never had to flame melt the Graith to keep the nylon from unraveling from the Velcro abrasion, like my 5-stitch.
    And it weighs noticeably less than the 5-stitch.
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    Since receiving my Specialist Duty last September, I have worn it every day. Are more available?
    Likes pretty much everything in every caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    My older Graith has had far more Velcro life than my 5-stitch (sent in for replacement after less than 2 years).
    And I've never had to flame melt the Graith to keep the nylon from unraveling from the Velcro abrasion, like my 5-stitch.
    And it weighs noticeably less than the 5-stitch.
    I have the Ti version (not sure if they make that anymore) the standard version is just too heavy. I've sent the buckle in for new webbing a couple times, I'm just over all the clanging putting it on or taking it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJM View Post
    Since receiving my Specialist Duty last September, I have worn it every day. Are more available?
    I am glad to hear it is serving you well! We do not have plans to bring it or a similar belt back under Mastermind at this time.

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    Limited Time FREE US Shipping

    For anyone that has been thinking about picking up any MMT Specialist we are currently running a limited time FREE US shipping promo.

    Use the following code out checkout: FS20

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    Is the limited edition gone? I was hoping to pick up a spare just cause Iím like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0hnny View Post
    Is the limited edition gone? I was hoping to pick up a spare just cause Iím like that
    Yes the Tan 499 Limited Edition AIR has sold out. We have no plans of re-stocking this particular belt however we will have other limited edition Specialists in the future.

    For anyone that may be interested in seeing the Limited Edition colorways or new products as soon as they are up on our site please sign up for our newsletter to be notified via email on our homepage.

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    I'm really enjoying my specialist - some feedback though, it's a bitch to get the belt to feed back through the buckle to undo it since it's a near interference fit between the buckle and the width of the webbing that goes through it. If there's a way to give a slight pass to 'melt' the webbing edge a bit and/or enlarge the interior of the buckle (tail side only), it would be perfect for me as an AIWB belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    I'm really enjoying my specialist - some feedback though, it's a bitch to get the belt to feed back through the buckle to undo it since it's a near interference fit between the buckle and the width of the webbing that goes through it. If there's a way to give a slight pass to 'melt' the webbing edge a bit and/or enlarge the interior of the buckle (tail side only), it would be perfect for me as an AIWB belt.
    Thanks for the reaching out we appreciate hearing your feedback.

    In regard to the difficulty experienced when threading the tail through the buckle and over the center bar; this is by design that it is not easy. The Specialist Pro was designed as the name states for professional use and the number one piece of feedback that we have had over the years is that more active retention of the tail was desired (over the previous Graith Specialist with cast brass buckle). The Specialist Pro is one of the most if not the most secure hook and loop closure low profile belts around.

    The buckle on the pro was selected for a number of reasons, the number one reason outside of being small is the narrow interior dimensions and the sharp angular corners, this makes for a buckle that interacts with the tail in the desired manner which is giving it the most retention possible. Additionally mil-spec webbing believe it or not is not very consistent from lot to lot, from mill to mill, or even color to color, so this buckle allows for the variation in material width but also the turn of cloth when dealing with varying thicknesses of webbing.

    If you wish to have a belt that is easier and quicker to put on and take off I would suggest looking into an AIR, they are the same belt with the exception of the buckle. The buckle on the AIR is a very strong polymer and for how it will be used in a belt is just as durable as the steel but it is easier to thread on and off because of the reduction of friction both because of the material but also because it features rounded surfaces on the interior of the buckle. There are also friction ridges molded onto each bar of the buckle which allow the buckle to retain the webbing, and when combined with the construction of the Specialist tail offers a high amount of retention, not as much as the PRO but a lot more than most any other low profile buckles out there.

    Although we do not recommend it for anyone that decides they do not need active retention of the tail you can skip threading the tail over the center bar on either belt, it is much easier but this means that you are relying on the hook and loop closure only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack View Post
    Thanks for the reaching out we appreciate hearing your feedback.

    In regard to the difficulty experienced when threading the tail through the buckle and over the center bar; this is by design that it is not easy. The Specialist Pro was designed as the name states for professional use and the number one piece of feedback that we have had over the years is that more active retention of the tail was desired (over the previous Graith Specialist with cast brass buckle). The Specialist Pro is one of the most if not the most secure hook and loop closure low profile belts around.

    The buckle on the pro was selected for a number of reasons, the number one reason outside of being small is the narrow interior dimensions and the sharp angular corners, this makes for a buckle that interacts with the tail in the desired manner which is giving it the most retention possible. Additionally mil-spec webbing believe it or not is not very consistent from lot to lot, from mill to mill, or even color to color, so this buckle allows for the variation in material width but also the turn of cloth when dealing with varying thicknesses of webbing.

    If you wish to have a belt that is easier and quicker to put on and take off I would suggest looking into an AIR, they are the same belt with the exception of the buckle. The buckle on the AIR is a very strong polymer and for how it will be used in a belt is just as durable as the steel but it is easier to thread on and off because of the reduction of friction both because of the material but also because it features rounded surfaces on the interior of the buckle. There are also friction ridges molded onto each bar of the buckle which allow the buckle to retain the webbing, and when combined with the construction of the Specialist tail offers a high amount of retention, not as much as the PRO but a lot more than most any other low profile buckles out there.

    Although we do not recommend it for anyone that decides they do not need active retention of the tail you can skip threading the tail over the center bar on either belt, it is much easier but this means that you are relying on the hook and loop closure only.
    @Mack,

    Although I shouldn't be, I'm always surprised at the amount of thought/design that you packed into your products. That's some quality stuff, right there.
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