Beltman and VM 2 question

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    Beltman and VM 2 question

    I've searched and read of a little issue with using a Beltman for a Milt Sparks VM 2. Seems as though some were finding that the Beltman is just a little on the thick side, and are having trouble with the snaps.

    I just wanted to get a better concensus before ordering a belt. I already have a VM 2, and I don't want to wait months for a Sparks belt, so please don't suggest it. I just wanna hear first hand from those with a VM 2/Beltman combo!

    Thanks!
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    I can't comment on the VM2, but my Beltman belts are a little thick. I had trouble with a couple of holsters that should have fit but didn't. They were fine in height, but the width of the belt slots was too tight causing them to bind. Some holsters you can stretch enough, some you can't.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
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    Everyone speaks of the quality of Beltman, but for as many holster makers as there are, nearly all of them offer a belt as well. Many of the belts look as good as a Beltman, and I want something that can double as a belt to be used when I cannot carry. Would a Beltman be too thick and rigid for that?
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    I wear my Beltmans even when not carrying (stupid workplace). I think they pass well as dress belts. Mine work well with my Pure Kustom with 1.5 inch slots. Sorry, no Milt Sparks experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    Everyone speaks of the quality of Beltman, but for as many holster makers as there are, nearly all of them offer a belt as well. Many of the belts look as good as a Beltman, and I want something that can double as a belt to be used when I cannot carry. Would a Beltman be too thick and rigid for that?
    No problem at all. They look just like a normal belt unless some one really is checking it out. I don't know many people that look that closely at the belt some one is wearing.

    If you are concerned about the way they look, check out his tapered belts. They are wide in the back and sides, but taper down to a dress belt size in the front.
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    I have a beltman that I use with a VM2 and it fits fine, the beltman is a bit on the thick side though as I had trouble using it with a DGL holster that I got, one of the loops was too small but I got a bigger one for it and problem solved.

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    my standard beltman fits fine, only if I "thread" my belt through without unsnapping. I have a don hume double thickness 1 1/2 belt that won't fit. I had to get the 1 3/4 loop for it.

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    Standard 1.5" Beltman bullhide w/out stiffener here - Perfect fit w/ both my Sparks VM-2's... I can't speak for the reinforced Beltman model, though.

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    My 1.5" Beltman Bullhide fits perfect with my VMII, the snaps work just like they are supposed to. No need to thread the belt on mine. The snap on my Sparks mag carrier also works easily.
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    I never use the snaps to put on my VM-IIs and rarely to remove the holster. I wouldn't hesitate to get the Beltman!
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    I don't have a beltman, but I have a RafterS that was too thick for the VMII loops at first. A couple weeks of threading it through the loops and they stretched just enough for a perfect fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raytracer View Post
    I don't have a beltman, but I have a RafterS that was too thick for the VMII loops at first. A couple weeks of threading it through the loops and they stretched just enough for a perfect fit.

    Joe
    Same here, 3 Rafters-all have trouble w/snap loops.

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    I have a Beltman shark belt which comes with the stiffener. I have to thread my belt through the holster loops until they loosen up. I've tried a VM2 and this was true as well. I didn't keep the VM2 but I still have my belt.
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