"Gun" holster belts, worth it? - Page 3

"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; Since there's a gun belt thread going, I'll jump in with a few questions of my own if no one minds. How many of you ...

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 50
Like Tree27Likes

Thread: "Gun" holster belts, worth it?

  1. #31
    Member Array F350_6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    247
    Since there's a gun belt thread going, I'll jump in with a few questions of my own if no one minds.

    How many of you are using an internally reinforced belt? How does it compare to a good leather belt? I've always just used a double thick leather gun belt, but have been wondering if the internal reinforcement makes much of a difference.

    Also, anyone use one of those velcro lined belts and clips? How well does the velcro really work?


  2. #32
    VIP Member Array Eagleks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,874
    Beltman .... definitely worth every penny.
    OldMick likes this.
    I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
    Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."

  3. #33
    tQ
    tQ is offline
    New Member Array tQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    Since there's a gun belt thread going, I'll jump in with a few questions of my own if no one minds.

    How many of you are using an internally reinforced belt? How does it compare to a good leather belt? I've always just used a double thick leather gun belt, but have been wondering if the internal reinforcement makes much of a difference.

    Also, anyone use one of those velcro lined belts and clips? How well does the velcro really work?
    I use an internally-reinforced Wilderness belt. Honestly, if I ever need to buy another Wilderness belt, I will forgo the internal reinforcement.

    "Stiff" does not even begin to describe how the belt feels. It's like somebody molded a belt around my waist out of concrete.
    F350_6 likes this.

  4. #34
    VIP Member Array smolck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,546
    I used to think it didn't matter, then I bought an Aker B-21 gun belt and MAN was I wrong! For IWB it keeps it from sagging. For OWB it keeps high ride holsters from flapping away from the body and from sagging. The below pic (sorry for the horrible background of my man cave bath mat) is a steel framed 1911 compact, weighs in at 32oz unloaded and in this pic it has a full mag of 230gr bullets. Check out the stiffness of the belt. Try that with a normal belt and see what happens. EDIT: for the guy who asked, this one is reinforced but is still relatively comfy.

    belt stiff.jpg
    F350_6 likes this.

  5. #35
    Member Array xtalman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    How many of you are using an internally reinforced belt? How does it compare to a good leather belt? I've always just used a double thick leather gun belt, but have been wondering if the internal reinforcement makes much of a difference.
    I have two Wilderness belts with the inserts. I love them, much more than my leather gun belt (I think it's a Comp-tac). I prefer the greater adjustability, and also that the belt is stiff where it needs to be, and flexible where it needs to be.
    F350_6 likes this.

  6. #36
    CJM
    CJM is offline
    Member Array CJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Where Bloomberg hasn't taken over yet
    Posts
    347
    I carry OWB with a full size gun, so yes, either a double thick leather belt or a web belt made specifically for the purpose of carrying a gun all day is most definitely worth every penny.

  7. #37
    CJM
    CJM is offline
    Member Array CJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Where Bloomberg hasn't taken over yet
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post
    Since there's a gun belt thread going, I'll jump in with a few questions of my own if no one minds.

    How many of you are using an internally reinforced belt? How does it compare to a good leather belt? I've always just used a double thick leather gun belt, but have been wondering if the internal reinforcement makes much of a difference.

    Also, anyone use one of those velcro lined belts and clips? How well does the velcro really work?
    My CompTac leather belt is two layers of leather with a polymer insert sandwiched between them, and it is absolutely rock solid. I could probably carry two full size guns strongside and still not be able to get that belt to sag or droop. The Wilderness Tactical CSM 1.75" model has the same type of insert, works equally well and is about half the cost. I don't find either of these to be any less comfortable to wear than cheap Walmart belts. I opt for the good belts even when not carrying, which is usually only when I'm at my daughters school functions where I can't carry.
    F350_6 likes this.

  8. #38
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    5,130
    I have both Beltman leather & 5.11 Instructors nylon-reinforced gun belts. The only folks I know who DON'T think (sorry Brad) that dedicated gun belts are worth the money are people who have never spent the money or taken the time...to USE ONE! Ask any (well-respected) professional pistol-craft instructor. Ask any door-kickin', felon chasin' LEO. Ask anyone who's (repeatedly) gone to the ground defending their life. If you can find just one of those folks to answer your question in the negative...I'll buy you a brand-new Dickies belt!
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  9. #39
    VIP Member Array Brad426's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    4,209
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    I have both Beltman leather & 5.11 Instructors nylon-reinforced gun belts. The only folks I know who DON'T think (sorry Brad) that dedicated gun belts are worth the money are people who have never spent the money or taken the time...to USE ONE! Ask any (well-respected) professional pistol-craft instructor. Ask any door-kickin', felon chasin' LEO. Ask anyone who's (repeatedly) gone to the ground defending their life. If you can find just one of those folks to answer your question in the negative...I'll buy you a brand-new Dickies belt!
    I still love you... everyone is entitled to disagree with me (or as I call it "Be wrong").
    smolck likes this.
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
    Clint Eastwood

  10. #40
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    5,130
    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I still love you... everyone is entitled to disagree with me (or as I call it "Be wrong").
    You keep that up & I might just feel sooo very sorry for a misplaced, homesick Wildcat that I...send you a real, big boy Gun Belt! (*But it'll say "U of L" in BIG RED LETTERS)
    Brad426 likes this.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  11. #41
    VIP Member Array Brad426's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    4,209
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    You keep that up & I might just feel sooo very sorry for a misplaced, homesick Wildcat that I...send you a real, big boy Gun Belt! (*But it'll say "U of L" in BIG RED LETTERS)
    Well-played.
    I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
    Clint Eastwood

  12. #42
    Member Array heffy4822's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    66
    I learned I needed a gun belt from the good people on this forum but I couldn't believe the prices. Hanks Clothing has nice thick gun belts for $32.00 with free and fast shipping. I've had mine for about a month and I think it's a great belt for half the price of others. BTW, I learned about Hanks from this forum as well.

  13. #43
    Distinguished Member Array tcox4freedom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina USA
    Posts
    1,707
    In a word; YES!

    It does make a difference, especially for a long day! The only time I don't wear a gun belt is when I go to church. I uses a thick 1.25" dress belt because I will just be wearing it for a couple of hours before I come home & change.

    The real problem with most "plain" belts is stretching & excessive wear & tear. Good gun belts will stand up a LOT better! Before I started using a gun belt I would go through three belts a year. They would stretch and the leather would get damaged from carrying a holster & gun 14-16hrs a day. Since I bought my gun belts, I haven't had to replace a belt for almost four years now; and it looks like they will last another four years.

    I recommend Crossbreed Seconds for a leather belt. (I bought a brown & black one with Velcro backing.) For casual "summertime" wear, I chose a Wilderness Tactical Five Stitch "Instructor" Belt from Midway.

    -

  14. #44
    VIP Member Array JDE101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6,826
    OK, gotta add my .02! YES, without a doubt! I have both a Galco leather belt and a Wilderness 5 stitch Instructor belt that I use depending on the pants that I'm wearing. Worth every penny they cost.
    Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King And keep a .45 handy Kimber Custom TLE II

  15. #45
    Member Array F350_6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    247
    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    I used to think it didn't matter, then I bought an Aker B-21 gun belt and MAN was I wrong! For IWB it keeps it from sagging. For OWB it keeps high ride holsters from flapping away from the body and from sagging. The below pic (sorry for the horrible background of my man cave bath mat) is a steel framed 1911 compact, weighs in at 32oz unloaded and in this pic it has a full mag of 230gr bullets. Check out the stiffness of the belt. Try that with a normal belt and see what happens. EDIT: for the guy who asked, this one is reinforced but is still relatively comfy.

    belt stiff.jpg
    Are all the Aker belts reinforced? It doesn't really say on their website. I'm interested in the dress belts if they have the internal reinforcement.

    Quote Originally Posted by xtalman View Post
    I have two Wilderness belts with the inserts. I love them, much more than my leather gun belt (I think it's a Comp-tac). I prefer the greater adjustability, and also that the belt is stiff where it needs to be, and flexible where it needs to be.
    Thanks, but I don't think I'm ready for a belt like that. The leather is more my style.

    Quote Originally Posted by CJM View Post
    My CompTac leather belt is two layers of leather with a polymer insert sandwiched between them, and it is absolutely rock solid. I could probably carry two full size guns strongside and still not be able to get that belt to sag or droop. The Wilderness Tactical CSM 1.75" model has the same type of insert, works equally well and is about half the cost. I don't find either of these to be any less comfortable to wear than cheap Walmart belts. I opt for the good belts even when not carrying, which is usually only when I'm at my daughters school functions where I can't carry.
    I was looking at CompTac, but now I'm thinking about Aker.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

are gun belts worth it

,

best gun belts

,

dress gun belts

,

good belt for gun holster

,

gun belt worth it

,

rg leather belts

,
richochet custom gun holsters
,

ricochet gun leather

,

ricochet gun leather carrollton ga

,
ricochet gun leather carrollton, ga
,

ricochet holsters

,

www.djsleatherworks@reagan.com

Click on a term to search for related topics.