There is nothing better than a quiet walk in the woods alone; except for a walk in the woods with a break action shotgun. If one is going out with a break action shotgun, it is even better to have a couple extra shells strapped to one's belt. You know, for snakes, and coyotes, and supper.
This belt clip allows you to carry two extra 12 gauge shells and either a .223 Remington or 9x19mm (9mm Luger) cartridge (.222 Remington also fits). This will be particularly useful for those of you who carry a 12/.223 over-under, or those, like me, who have a 9mm chamber adapter in your pocket.
This is a mashup of two different ideas: the "12 gauge/222.rem 5,7x43" by Oskar1990 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2720749) and the "Comfortable Leatherman Wave belt holster" by WaveSupportApparatus (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1065346). Oskar1990's thing is a marvelous shell holder, but I found that the belt clip kept breaking. WaveSupportApparatus' belt holder for the Leatherman Wave is all around a superior design, but it doesn't hold shotgun shells (it does a great job of holding my Leatherman Wave, though). So, I took the best of both. Then, I modified the .222/.223 slot to also hold a 9mm round. That is the only part of this that is genuinely my design.
- Always use a firearm responsibly (https://www.nssf.org/safety/rules-firearms-safety/).
- Fits a 1 3/4 inch (45mm) belt.
- Holds two 12 gauge shotgun shells in 2 3/4, 3, or 3 1/2 inches. The belt loop sits flush with the end of the 2 3/4 shells. (It will also likely hold the 1 3/4 inch minishells. The dimensions are right, but I do not have any to test. The brass may be too high on the minishells to fully grip the shell)
- Also holds one cartridge of .223 Remington, 5.56 NATO, .223 Remington, OR 9x19mm (9mm Luger). .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO will sit higher than a low-brass shotshell; .222 Rem and 9mm will sit flush with the low-brass shotshell.
- Also tested to marginally hold: .380 ACP, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .50 BMG (Really! It can hold two in the 12 gauge slots. The head of the case might push through, though.)
I used PETG for durability, flexibility, and good layer adhesion. Previous attempts of printing a similar design with ABS failed because of cracks between layers in the belt clip. Take precautions to prevent this if printing with ABS.