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Today, what I wanna do is I wanna answer some emails pertaining to the Bravo Audio Show, people wanting some questions answered. If you have any questions, please email our office and ask away.
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Today, what I wanna do is I wanna answer some emails pertaining to the Bravo Audio Show, people wanting some questions answered. And so, I actually printed them out. I don't have them here in front of me, where are they? Oh, found them, here they are. Voila. All right, guys. So, it's not many, but if you have any questions, please email our office, and on the subject line, just make sure you put "The Bravo Audio Show" and ask away. And, you know, obviously, if we can answer it, great. You know, if we can't, well then, we'll just move on guys, or if it's something that doesn't really have anything to do with the show, which is almost impossible because we talk about almost everything here.
The first question that we have is from Tony. He's asking, "Looking for a good conceal carry holster for my Glock 26. Any recommendations for me?" This is fairly easy. We have three types of holsters, we have the BCA, the Torsion, and the DOS. And so, what I'm thinking of doing here is basically just getting into all three types of holsters and the differences between all three holsters.
Number one, the BCA, the outside of the waistband holster. If you're not a guy that likes to carry inside the waistband for any reason, any reason whatsoever, guys, go with the BCA gun holster. Awesome gun holster. It has a 10-degree forward cant in it. So the hardest thing to conceal when you're carrying a gun is the grip of the gun. So it's got a 10-degree forward cant, meaning that it takes the grip of the gun and it puts it up against your body, and it hides it under the profile of your body. So it's a concealable holster, very concealable. You can wear it, you know, with a loose shirt. I'm wearing, you know, an XL shirt, which they kind of fit me a little bit large. I can definitely run a BCA gun holster under this shirt. You know, depending what you're wearing as well, obviously, if you're a small guy, and you want to run a Glock 17, then you may have problems trying to hide that grip, you know, up against your body. If you're a smaller guy, then you can always go with a Glock 43, or you can go with a shield or something like that.
But guys, I run a Glock 19. Most of the time, it's inside the waistband. If you guys follow us on Snapchat, you'll see that most of the stuff is inside the waistband. Every once in a while, I'll go with the BCA. And the Glock 19, I can conceal very well. I just like the inside of the waistband because I can take it off and put it on quickly. If I'm in the vehicle, I can take it off. You know, if I get home, or I get to the office, it's just a quick on and off. The BCA is a great holster. It's one of our best-selling holsters. A lot of people still don't like to stick a gun inside their pants, and that's totally fine. So the BCA reigns as far as sales. Great, great consuming gun holster.
The DOS is basically tried and true. You know, the BCA has been around since the inception of Bravo. The DOS are inside the waistband gun holsters. It has been around for over, what is it? Five years, going on six years, something like that. And so, it's tried and true. It's a great gun holster. The design has changed very slightly, not much, because it's just great. If it works, then why change it? Don't do anything. Leave it alone, right? If the markets say that they like it, then just leave it alone, you know. And so, we left it alone. Great gun holster. Those start at 3999, they're inside the waistband only. They are great gun holster, great for concealment, awesome gun holster. I like going the single-belt clip configuration on them because then you can just move it, you know, a little bit. Cant it where you want to cant it. You can run it anywhere.
A lot of people think that our DOS holster is strictly an appendix, inside the waistband gun holster. It is not. You can wear it pretty much anywhere on your waistline. You can wear it strong side four, five o'clock position, or you can go appendix. It's a great inside-the-waistband gun holster, tried and true. Go check it out at bravoconcealment.com.
Our third line of gun holster is the Torsion gun holster. It's our inside-the-waistband gun holster. It's our newest inside-the-waistband gun holster. And what the torsion does is it's got an integrated 10-degree inward cant. So it takes the grip of the gun and it pushes it up against your body. And so, this is ultimate concealment, guys. If you wanna go inside the waistband and you wanna conceal to the fullest, the Torsion gun holster is the way to go. I run it with a single-belt-clip configuration. A lot of people ask, "Hey, man, if you take off that single belt clip, is it gonna, you know, take away the feature of the Torsion integrated into the holster?" No, it doesn't. It doesn't. You need to go try it. We got 30-day money back on all three holsters, and you need to go try it. If you don't like it, obviously, send it back for a full refund. But our return rate, guys, is small. It's tiny, guys, which means that a lot of people love our stuff.
So again, those are the three gun holsters: our BCA gun holster, our DOS, and our Torsion gun holster. So it just depends. If you like going inside the waistband, I would go DOS obviously for the price, or I would go the Torsion gun holster for maximum concealability. If you'd like to go outside the waistband, then you go with the BCA gun holster. Thanks for your question, Tony.
All right, Daniel asks, "I was wondering if you guys could talk about the manufacturing process you guys had before you all switched over to the high-tech stuff." Yes, our old process was, you know, basically what a lot of kydex companies are doing today, and that is we're just taking two pieces of kydex, heating them up, and then putting a gun in between them, and then pressing them down with some foam. And the kydex thermoforming plastic, which is what it is, it would retake the shape of the gun. And so, then we would just take a stencil and we draw it, outline it, and then we'll just cut it. And that's basically it. It's a crude method, but it works. It works well.
The problem with that is that you can't scale that. You can't take that. When you start getting into business and you start branding yourself, and people start buying and buying holsters from you, the problem that you have is your maximum output. How many can you do per day? And people can say, "Well, just hire more people, man. That's all you got to do." Yeah, but then, your cost of good goes up. It's all numbers, guys. And I'm not gonna get into the whole business side of this. But we just had to move to a faster way without, let me repeat this, without, you know, suffering in quality of the product. And what we did is we found something that made it faster with way better quality, way better quality, and that is what we have right now, our AMP process, our Advanced Manufacturing Process or AMP.
And so, yeah, but it was basically just the old-style method. That's what it was. The problem with that is that our maximum output per day wasn't high, and we were getting way too many orders. I mean, there was a time where we had 8, almost 10-week lead times. There may be guys out there that will say, "Man, I have to wait 12 weeks for mine." And so, that's ridiculous. I mean, nobody should wait times 12 weeks for a gun holster. You know, you can build a house faster than that.
So, guys, understand that we had to change the process, but we found such a way better process for us. And because of that, we can price our product where it's at. We can offer free shipping, we can offer 30-day money back guarantee because of the process.
Guys, process is super important. Especially if you want to scale your business, there's no way that you can do it with a crude method. I don't wanna say crude, because crude sounds bad, but just with a basic method. You need to take it to the next level if you wanna scale your business. So to answer your question, Daniel, yes, it was the old-fashioned way. You can find videos on YouTube. Basically, people do it slightly different, but it's the same concept. You can google kydex holster, how to make it. And that's basically the way we're doing it.
We got a question from Brandon, and Brandon says, "How do I know I'm in the right business?" All right, Brandon, if you have to ask that, then you're probably in the wrong business. Brandon, you need to find a passion. If you have a passion for it, if you're constantly wanting to learn more and more about what it is that you're doing and what is that you're trying to sell to people, then that's great. But ultimately, the market speaks, and the market can be cruel sometimes. And if the market doesn't want it, then there's nothing you can do. There really isn't. So make sure that it's something that people want.
First and foremost, a lot of people make...the biggest mistake that people make is they go out there and they spend a lot of money on computers, and marketing, and hiring people, and even buying machines, and they haven't even sold one thing yet. You know, I've said this before. You wanna start a business? Start giving it away first. Get a following. That's how you're gonna get people to follow you.
And then once you start doing that, just create attention. Go out there. Go on Snapchat, go on Instagram. It's gonna take time. Nothing happens overnight. Nothing happens overnight. Test the market. Make sure that what it is that you have, what it is that you're selling, that there's a demand for it, because you may have all supply, but if nobody wants it, then you're stuck with it. And that's inventory. And a lot of businesses go out of business because they have way too much inventory without having a plan on selling it or without even testing the market to see if it would sell. Price, also as well. But again, I think I'm going into slightly other stuff here.
To answer your question, you got to have a passion for it. You gotta have an interest for it. Passion alone won't take you there. You can be passionate about being a basketball player, but if you're 4'9", chances are you're not gonna make it. You got to be real, true to yourself. You need to understand those things. You need to understand that it may take a year before you start really rolling in sales to the point where you have enough return of investment that you can invest it back into the business. There's so much involved. That question is a very broad question. But again, to answer your question, you got to have a passion for it. You got to have interest for it. You got to remain interested. And you have to make sure that you're doing all that you can, working hard, but working smart as well, because your competitor, he's not sleeping, man. Brandon, I hope I answered your question.
That's all I have right now. I have a couple more but I want to keep this short. I'll do this again. We're already rolling pretty long on this. But guys, I'll do this again. Again, if you have any questions, email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Put there "The Bravo Audio Show." And then, if it's a good question, you'll hear it on the podcast, and I'll try to answer it.
Guys, thank you so much for your time, means the world to me. Go follow us on Facebook and Instagram under Bravo Concealment. Snapchat and Twitter, we're under Bravo Holsters. Go to our Facebook page, go to our YouTube channel. Make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube channel. We're constantly putting up videos almost every day. Go to our website. Go check out our products. Again, we're talking about the BCA, the torsion, and the DOS gun holster. Go check them out. We always have great deals going on. We got bundled deals. You'll save 40% off your second holster when you bundle. We also have our combo deals, where you get you 50% off a mag pouch. Go check it out. Awesome deals going on all the time. Free shipping, 30-day money back guarantee, and unlimited lifetime warranty, bravoconcealment.com.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.