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 ...
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.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Is the extra money worth getting a Glock, Sig or SA over a highpoint?
I have a custom Wilderness Tactical style belt from Advanced Outfitters (Khyber Belt) that is infinitely adjustable and is much more comfortable.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote." ~ Benjamin Franklin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Honey, I forgot to duck.- Ronald Reagan
The most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".- Ronald Reagan
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.