Talking Holsters with Mark Lancaster of Squared Away Customs – Ep. 11

We’re locked and loaded for another great episode of TacticalPay radio! This week, we were so happy to have Mark Lancaster of Squared Away Customs on the show. Mark had a ton of great insight to share on holsters, and specifically how he built a holster company from the ground up!

Mark has been in the firearms industry for years, with his passion driving him to build businesses and serve gun owners and enthusiasts with great products. Before starting Squared Away Customs, Mark operated a local gun shop and received many comments about his custom made holsters. His passion for DIY equipment solutions has helped drive Squared Away Custom’s growth!

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Episode Highlights:

  • How Mark’s first experience with Kydex went (and what it lead to).
  • Exactly how Mark went about starting such a popular holster company from scratch.
  • Why Squared Away Customs beats the competition in customer service (and why that’s so important).
  • What new products and other holster goodies are about to hit the market.
  • Plus much more!

Featured on the Show

Industry Spotlight: Squared Away Customs

Disenchanted with the inconsistency of custom-made gun holsters, gunshop operator Mark A. Lancaster, Jr. set out to be make his own holsters using a thermoplastic material called “Kydex”. So in 2013, Mark founded Squared Away Customs, LLC. Squared Away was started from scratch – literally in Mark’s kitchen! Naturally, his first attempt was not perfect, but it marked the fascinating start of a successful and growing holster company.

Since then, Squared Away Customs has focused on two crucial things: quality products, and quality customer service. Great products often sell themselves, and Mark believes that treating customer’s right is the cornerstone of having success in business. Squared Away Customs offers great holster solutions for anyone in the firearms industry, and through partnerships and quality marketing, continues to grow each and every day.

TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week

The “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” was created to highlight the important on the ground work of local and community organizations in the firearm community. We select from hundreds of local gun clubs, hunting and shooting groups, advocacy and educational groups, and other firearms related organizations… to highlight the important work that the best of these organizations are accomplishing. These aren’t sponsored picks, just groups that we’ve come across in our research that have impressed our show producer.

We’ve got a great one for you this week!

Pheasants Forever: Ramsey County Chapter 909:

Pheasants Forever is an organization all about the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife. And how they reach their goals is through improving habitats, increasing public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.

The Ramsey County chapter (#909) is located in in Minnesota and boasts a strong and engaged membership. They also have an excellent web site with news, information on events, and even raffles. One of the coolest things they do is really work to host youth events and engage the next generation in pheasant hunting and conservation.

Quality Community organizations treat current and future members well and help push their larger organizations forward. Ramsey County’s chapter of Pheasants Forever absolutely excels with this. That’s why they’re your pick of the week…
so to Pheasants Forever, Ramsey County, we say, keep it up!