AMERICAN FORK, Utah, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Like most ideas that begin with a need to fix everyday things in the garage, StealthGearUSA™ too was founded upon humble beginnings. In 2012 CEO and Founder Paul Laemmlen focused on the idea of creating the perfect holster as he was attempting to fix a poorly designed IWB holster, manufactured by a major U.S. company that had failed in a very public way. His leather holster failed, causing his sidearm to fall onto the floor of a busy retail establishment. Through hours and hours of studying other holsters and creating prototypes, Laemmlen developing the company's first ventilated holster using its Ventcore® platform.
Never one to sit back and not take action, Laemmlen began an exhaustive search for better options – nothing existed that met his exacting standards. Thus began his quest to craft a better holster. It would need to be built without moisture-trapping leather, with completely synthetic materials, ventilated, and padded for comfort. It would need to be lighter and tougher than other holsters on the market. It would be a holster that would give rock-solid confidence knowing it would always perform flawlessly and be so comfortable that it would be a pleasure to wear for everyday carry.
Four years later, StealthGearUSA has grown from those humble beginnings to its current position as a highly sought-after manufacturer of high-performance holsters and gear that embodies the needs of the demanding user in the everyday carry (EDC) space. Since the company's inception in 2012 with two employees, it has now experienced 400% growth each year and has more than 25 employees operating out of a nearly 10,000 square foot manufacturing and operations space. In 2016, StealthGearUSA will also open its first retail space (2,200 square feet) near their headquarters in American Fork, Utah.
At the 145th annual National Rifle Association's (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits May 20 – 22 in Louisville, Kentucky, StealthGearUSA is pleased to become a first-time exhibitor (booth #2741). During the massive three-day event at the Kentucky Exposition Center, StealthGearUSA will showcase the holster that put the company on the map – the SGUSA IWB Holster – and will debut the new IWB Mini-Holster, OWB Mag & Utility Carrier and the SGP-1R Tactical Flashlight.
Each of the StealthGearUSA hand-crafted holsters are customized to fit the consumer's personal handgun and are made with the company's own Ventcore platform. Additionally, StealthGearUSA will unveil their new OWB Magazine & Utility Carrier and feature their wide-array of mag carrier and holster options that utilize patented Ventcore® and FLEX™ platforms and technology.
"We are excited to introduce our award-winning high-performance holsters and technical gear to the attendees, outdoor enthusiasts, and industry influencers at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits event," said Paul Laemmlen, Chairman and Founder of StealthGearUSA. "Since 2012 we have continued to raise the bar in the holster and concealment gear market by developing new technologies and never sacrificing quality and performance. This is why we are fast becoming the company of choice for firearm owners, concealed carry proponents, military, and law enforcement professionals"
In addition, StealthGearUSA will present to attendees their new SGP-1R tactical flashlight and accessories which are ideal for EDC and designed with feedback from SWAT operators and other industry experts.
Recently, StealthGearUSA received its second consecutive LADIES CHOICE Award from the Shooting for Women Alliance for its ONYX IWB holster. The LADIES CHOICE Awards represents results from 28,700 women who have personally tested the products. All products were tested first by SFWA Certified Instructors for safety and application; however, it was the thousands of women who participated in the 4-8 hour training courses offered by SFWA who determined the recipients of the award.
For more information on StealthGearUSA™ and the company's products please visit www.StealthGearUSA.com.
StealthGearUSA™, headquartered in American Fork, Utah, is a premium performance brand that is dedicated to the design and manufacture of quality gear meant to work in the real world, to do a difficult job, and to do it with consistent excellence. StealthGearUSA™ is also the leader in patented, demonstrably superior, differentiated technology platforms for holsters, accessories and support items.
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