Reversible Gunbelts?

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    Reversible Gunbelts?

    I can't carry in my state, but I am getting sick of buying a new belt every few months as I tend to wear through them quicky. (Probably because I've been buying my belts from wal-mart.) Are there any leather makers out there that make a reversible belt (brown on one side and black on the other.) I figured a gunbelt would be able to stand up to abuse a lot better than anything I could get from wal-mart.

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    I am not in the belt business but it occurs to me the pre-requisite would be a reversible buckle - the leather ''sandwich'' aspect probably IMO being viable.

    One other thing too - the ideal belt can have a curve built in so it sits better - that too might be a problem and so a belt would have to be made dead straight for reversing.
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    I didn't think about a good belt having a curve built in. Maybe I'll look for a good brown belt (since that's what I wear most often) and pick up a cheap black belt for occasions where I need to wear black.

    Who here makes good, cheap belts that would arrive within a week?

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    Who here makes good, cheap belts that would arrive within a week?
    Hmmm - there is the rub!!!!

    Most of our leather guys are swamped with work and very unlikely any new order could be fullfilled that quick. Could be someone will come to the rescue of course or, have something ''in stock''.

    See what posts come in on this.
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    Try the Beltman. He makes his belts without the curve.

    Here's the link: The Beltman
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    Try Rafter S. Their Cowhide Gunbelts start at around $50 IIRC.

    If you are not using it for a gun try a belt from L.L. Bean or Brooks Brothers for dress. Their stuff is good quality. You may find something cheaper than a Gunbelt.

    A good belt will develop the curve over time from wearing it. Cheaper belts are either thin leather or have a core of a cheap material and will not develop the form of your body. They will start to stress at the points that a better belt will stretch and form.

    Gunbelts are two seperate pieces of leather stitched together, This helps them wear well over time and gives them stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myusername View Post
    Try Rafter S. Their Cowhide Gunbelts start at around $50 IIRC.

    If you are not using it for a gun try a belt from L.L. Bean or Brooks Brothers for dress. Their stuff is good quality. You may find something cheaper than a Gunbelt.

    A good belt will develop the curve over time from wearing it. Cheaper belts are either thin leather or have a core of a cheap material and will not develop the form of your body. They will start to stress at the points that a better belt will stretch and form.

    Gunbelts are two seperate pieces of leather stitched together, This helps them wear well over time and gives them stiffness.
    I'm looking for the durability of a gunbelt. I'll be wearing this belt with jeans mostly so I don't want to go out and buy a belt with a real nice finish on it because that doesn't matter to me. I'd rather have a belt that will last a while than one that looks all shiney and purdy. I'll check with Rafter S.

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    They have casual belts too.

    You are not going to find a reversible gunbelt. There is not one that I know of. The buckle has to be attached firmly to support the belt so it doesn't flex.

    Check out the LL Bean Reversible Chino Belt. I like their stuff, very good quality and low prices.

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    Bianchi used to make a reversible gun belt, don't know if they still do. I still have one that's about 30 years old, reversible black to brown, & the buckle is reversible.

    http://www.bianchi-intl.com/


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    Didn't know they did. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMonoDelMar View Post
    I'm looking for the durability of a gunbelt. I'll be wearing this belt with jeans mostly so I don't want to go out and buy a belt with a real nice finish on it because that doesn't matter to me.
    In that case, you might also check out the Wilderness Tactical Instructor belts. Seriously heavy-duty belts (tested to a minimum of 5900 lbs) available with seriously heavy buckles. (I'm pretty sure my 5-stitch would be a good backup flail if I had to use it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd5nrh View Post
    In that case, you might also check out the Wilderness Tactical Instructor belts. Seriously heavy-duty belts (tested to a minimum of 5900 lbs) available with seriously heavy buckles. (I'm pretty sure my 5-stitch would be a good backup flail if I had to use it.)
    The only thing I don't like about the wilderness belt is that it seems like it might be a pain to get undone.

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