Do you all wear a gun belt for IWB carry?

Do you all wear a gun belt for IWB carry?

This is a discussion on Do you all wear a gun belt for IWB carry? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I can see the value of a good gun belt when I carry OWB (normal belts let it sag) but when I wear my Galco ...

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    Do you all wear a gun belt for IWB carry?

    I can see the value of a good gun belt when I carry OWB (normal belts let it sag) but when I wear my Galco King Tuck it doesn't seem to be as much an issue.

    So should I consider a gun belt for IWB carry too?


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    I wear a gun belt for all carry. Makes a huge difference even with IWB.

    A regular belt will sag with IWB; it will sag and flop with OWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    I wear a gun belt for all carry. Makes a huge difference even with IWB.

    A regular belt will sag with IWB; it will sag and flop with OWB
    My local place sells Don Hume belts, are they any good?

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    no i use a harness thick belt from local boot shop. way cheaper than a gun belt also looks like a reg belt. remember ccw meanes concealed not adv.with a gun belt.

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    Try a true gun belt with all carry and you be the judge.

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    I use the specops Better BDU belt and it works great. I never tuck my shirt in so it does not show and it is very thin. It holds up IWB and OWB very well and it is cheap. I bought a blackhawk CQC belt for dressier occasions and it is also very good but it was much more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw inst View Post
    no i use a harness thick belt from local boot shop. way cheaper than a gun belt also looks like a reg belt. remember ccw meanes concealed not adv.with a gun belt.
    Clearly you have never seen a gun belt. They look just like any other belt but they are stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Clearly you have never seen a gun belt. They look just like any other belt but they are stiffer.

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    Maybe he is thinking about a cowboy belt that you put extra rounds into the little loops on the back. My A&G belts look like regular belts and do a marvelous job. When I first started carrying, I got an Amish belt - a right thick hunk of leather it was - and it worked OK for a while. Ultimately, it stretched and sagged even with a J frame on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    Maybe he is thinking about a cowboy belt that you put extra rounds into the little loops on the back. My A&G belts look like regular belts and do a marvelous job. When I first started carrying, I got an Amish belt - a right thick hunk of leather it was - and it worked OK for a while. Ultimately, it stretched and sagged even with a J frame on.

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    I don't even wear a gun belt for OWB carry. Don't see were the sagging come in. My gun still stays nice and tight in my body.
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    It's all fine and dandy with many belts for iwb carry (for me) until nature calls. Moving the trousers downward for this task is when the belt stiffness really keeps it all situated correctly and stable.

    So, yes.

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    A good gun belt is a necessity, it prevents your IWB from becoming an ankle holster. Yes I always wear a belt.
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    I pretty much only wear gun belts. But from time to time when carrying a lighter weight gun I use a rugular belt. I have some reversiable dress belts and Levi belts and Carhett belts that carry light weight guns as well as gun belts. I just don't carry light weight guns verty often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    But from time to time when carrying a lighter weight gun I use a rugular belt.
    I'd imagine that this would have a pretty significant role. I've always carried full-size 1911s, so a good gun belt is a must!

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