Our students are sold on using leather shot bags instead of sand filled bags and here is the reason why:
Here at KMW we offer thick durable, double stitched leather shot bags.
These bags are made by hand at Maple Valley Harness in Crittenden County Ky. Danny, an Amish part time saddle/bridle maker and part time chicken farmer took our measurements and design for our shot bags using the finest English Saddlery and Latigo leather he could find.
We offer 3 sizes: a 14″ round for $70 / a 9″ oblong with hand strap for $30/ a 6″ round for the hand for $20. The bags are sold separate or in a set of all three for $110.00. Sales tax is 6% and shipping runs around $13.00.
Our choice for lead shot is Lawrence Brand Magnum Lead Shot #8. It takes about two
25 lb. bags to fill the 14′ round shot bag. We partially fill our bag, clamp it shut and beat on it to stretch out the leather and then fill it up some more until you have it full and stretched to your desired size. We supply the rivets to seal off the bags as well.
If you are interested in purchasing some of these high quality leather shot bags for your personal or business shop, we are selling them through our FB business page: