This is a discussion on Belt for CC within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a Beltman. However, I have an NRA gun belt for "dress occasions", and I would strongly recommend it. If you are an NRA ...
I have a Beltman. However, I have an NRA gun belt for "dress occasions", and I would strongly recommend it. If you are an NRA member, go to the NRA Store and take a look. Good rice, good quality.
Best way to win a gun fight? "That's easy, don't show up."
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
I just got a black "dress" gun belt from The Beltman a few days ago. I usually pocket carry, but I just wanted a nice belt! The wait was a bit long - 5 weeks - but the belt is very nice, and seems like it will last a loooong time.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
I use a Carhart belt that cost me $10, works great!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku
I have also been looking into a Filson belt. Anyone have any experience with one. I know Filson makes some quality stuff.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch, Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote"
"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice."
I have numerous belts because for too long I was too cheap to pay $100 or so for a Beltman belt. Penny wise and pound foolish as they say.
Included in my collection are 3 of the highly touted Wilderness belts - 1 1/2" 3 stitch, 1 1/2" 5 stitch, and 1 3/4" reinforced. They are comfortable due to infinate increment adjustment (no holes), softness and flexability. The Wilderness 1 3/4" reinforced belt is substantial enough for what I would describe as medium weight guns, 30 - 35 ounces. Some might consider a 1 3/4" Beltman overkill for light to medium size guns. And yes, you may need to relieve the belt slots on some holsters for a Beltman.
As the weight approaches 40 ounces the Wilderness starts to sag in my experience. I add a pair of Perry's suspenders to 'em.
I have no experience with A&G products but based on their manufacturing description they are probably comparable to Beltman's. I have never read a complaint about them.
So, how much iron do you plan to pack, or how much experimenting can you afford?
I have both a Wilderness and Belt Man belt.
You can't go wrong with either one.
Springfield Leather is now making belts, I have yet to hear any reviews, but they are a good company and the price is much lower than some of the other leather makers around.