And Before and after I modified the arm guard that just came in the mail . I just couldnt stand those elastic bands it came with , they dug into my arm when I tightened them down. They were affixed to the buttons by a weird slip knot using a bead , it was just a akward set up. So I used an Old belt for straps , black 550 paracord to attach the leather on one side and just used a tiny bit of the elastic for button loops on the other side. Now the arm guard is MUCH more comfortable. whuddya think?