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"Gun" holster belts, worth it?

This is a discussion on "Gun" holster belts, worth it? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just learned today, that the answer is Yes. This arrived today. The thickness and rigidness of the belt makes the cheap IWB holster i ...

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    I just learned today, that the answer is Yes.

    This arrived today. The thickness and rigidness of the belt makes the cheap IWB holster i have feel much better. The regular belt I was using really allowed allot of sagging. This is not a purpose built gun belt but there are many reviews by those that use it as such, and at ~ $32.00 shipped, it's a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gforty View Post
    What do you carry?
    What holster will you be using?
    Glock 26 in a King Tuk IWB holster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockout888 View Post
    Glock 26 in a King Tuk IWB holster
    See, I'm telling you that such a light weapon in an IWB and you won't be able to tell the difference between a gun belt and your $18.00 Dickey's belt. But don't take my word for it... get what you want and experiment. Let us know how it goes.
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    Is the extra money worth getting a Glock, Sig or SA over a highpoint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIMking View Post
    Is the extra money worth getting a Glock, Sig or SA over a highpoint?
    Completely unfair comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    See, I'm telling you that such a light weapon in an IWB and you won't be able to tell the difference between a gun belt and your $18.00 Dickey's belt. But don't take my word for it... get what you want and experiment. Let us know how it goes.
    - I agree with this. I carry IWB exclusively with my gun being a Kahr PM9 or a Glock 19. I bought a Beltman, which is considered one of the best gun belts on the market. I bought the version with 7 holes and still found it to be uncomfortable. It was too stiff and I couldn't get it to conform to my body the way I liked. I could see how it would be much better for a OWB holster.

    I have a custom Wilderness Tactical style belt from Advanced Outfitters (Khyber Belt) that is infinitely adjustable and is much more comfortable.
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    I bought a bladetech looper gunbelt on sale $40 a couple years ago and it works great.Glad I bought it, and now I have actually considered not being so cheap and for my next gunbelt actually get a beltman. After all if a cheap $40 belt has worked great for me the last 2 years and still going strong, I can only imagine how great the beltman is .
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    I live in Idaho where Open Carry is widely accepted. I suppose a belt would be ok, but its not my personal preference. I prefer shoulder holsters myself. I bought a cheap bulldog shoulder holster for my 1911 and absolutely hated it, *that's what I get for going cheap*. There are high dollar quality shoulder holsters designed for concealed carry, but for the same price, I, or likely your local leatherman could craft you one.

    Personally I make custom shoulder holsters designed for concealed and open carry for $85. If interested you can shoot an email to djsleatherworks@gmail.com. If not, like I mentioned earlier, you could likely find a local leatherman to build one for you. I will always recommend having one made, as its almost ALWAYS cheaper, and you still get that $160+ quality.

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    While researching gun belts over a year ago, maybe 2 by now, I bought a Dickies in Walmart. Nice thick leather belt and it was around $20. I also had ordered a Looper Bun belt. The Looper has been sitting in my draw for close to 2 years. Just today I noticed the hole on my Dickie is tearing. Now I will finally start to use the Looper.

    So, my opinion thus far is you don't need an expensive gun belt if you get the right, heavy leather belt.

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    I'm not sure what company made the belts one of the gun stores locally was selling, but I found a belt at Walmart (could be Dickies?) that is way stiffer. It was stiff enough that I was kind of reluctant to wear it at first. lol

    With that in mind though, unless you can find a belt as stiff or reinforced as a "dedicated" gun belt, stick with a gun belt. Regular belts won't cut it in the long run.

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    For me personally a good gun belt is worth it. I figure with the cost already expended for a good weapon, holster and other EDC gear why skimp on a good belt. That's just me tho. I've built my system to fit what I like down to the pants/shorts I wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC12 View Post
    I'm not sure what company made the belts one of the gun stores locally was selling, but I found a belt at Walmart (could be Dickies?) that is way stiffer. It was stiff enough that I was kind of reluctant to wear it at first. lol

    With that in mind though, unless you can find a belt as stiff or reinforced as a "dedicated" gun belt, stick with a gun belt. Regular belts won't cut it in the long run.
    +1 on this, Dickies are da bomb! Why do they work so well? Because Dickies' products are made for "blue collar" professions (Construction, Industrial Maintenance, etc.) which require rugged,heavy-duty accessories to hold utility belts, etc.
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    The first time I put on a proper gun belt I had a "oh, wow" experience. Comfort and proper holster angle were amazing. And, I'm using nylon or synthetic versions. LAPoliceGear-dot-com is affordable.
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    Absolutely. I have several myself. AG is the way to go, worth every nickel.

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