Saddle Lacing Instructions

How to lace your saddle.

Below you will find instructions for lacing your GunSaddle. The Universal and Sharpshooter saddles use the same instructions, the Kel-tec saddle has its own unique set of instructions.

  • Lacing the Universal/Sharpshooter Saddle
  • Alternative lacing method
  • Lacing the Kel-tec Sub 2000 Saddle
  • Lacing the Universal/sharpshooter Saddle

    1. Start by making sure the gun is safe – unloaded, magazine out, chamber empty.
    2. Place the saddle over the butt of the rifle (or shotgun).
    3. Thread the cord, through the loops in a criss-cross pattern, starting from the rear of the butt – just like lacing shoes (or a corset if you are so inclined). Pay special attention to how the cord wraps the end of the butt, as this helps to keep the rear of the saddle stable.
    4. Attach cord lock. The cord is a tight fit in the cord lock, so you may need to wiggle it a bit to get it though.
    5. Ensure the tension in the cord is even along the length of the saddle, and tighten the cord lock.

    We cut the cord length, long enough to accommodate the largest butts out there so if you are saddling up a small butt (nothing personal) you may have a lot of cord left hanging out of the cord lock. I like to trim the excess cord to about 4″ with scissors, and melt the ends using a lighter. (Just to stop them from fraying.)

    The lacing should be quite straight forward, however, there are a couple of points to consider:
    1. make sure you get even tension across the entire saddle.
    2. You can move the saddle forward or backward on on the rifle or shotgun butt, by loosening the cord, moving the saddle to the desired position and evenly re-tensioning the cord.

    Universal & Sharpshooter Alternative lacing

    On a short butt, the cord lock may interfere with your grip, so to avoid that, we have an alternative lacing scheme that puts the cord lock on the outside of the butt, away from the shooter.
    1. Start by making sure the gun is safe – unloaded, magazine out, chamber empty.
    2. Place the saddle over the butt of the rifle (or shotgun).
    3. Thread one end of the cord, through the the cord lock and start threading from the second loop towards the rear of the butt, then back to the front of the butt in a criss-cross pattern. Pay special attention to how the cord wraps the end of the butt, as this helps to keep the rear of the saddle stable.
    4. Thread the remaining end through the cord lock. The cord is a tight fit in the cord lock, so you may need to wiggle it a bit to get it though.
    5. Ensure the tension in the cord is even along the length of the saddle, and tighten the cord lock.

    Kel-Tec Sub 2000 Saddle Lacing

    The Kel-tec Sub2000 has an unusual-shaped butt which makes lacing a saddle to it tricky. The saddle is tailored to fit one way, so unless the saddle is laced in the correct position, it will not stay tight to the butt. Here is the way we recommend you lace your KTS2K saddle:

    Start by making sure the gun is safe – unloaded, magazine out, chamber empty.

    Place the saddle face down on a flat surface. Note the orientation of the saddle with respect to the cord toggle.

    Put the butt of the carbine through the top left loop, and place the butt on the saddle.

    Lift the straps around the butt, and tighten evenly.

    Fully tighten and lock the cord toggle. It may be necessary to adjust the straps and cord to get the tension even across the saddle, ensuring a firm, even and straight fit.

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