This is a discussion on Custom Belts? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A classmate of mine has an uncle that owns a custom leather shop in town. I've been thinking of at least going and seeing what ...
February 12th, 2013 08:01 PM
A classmate of mine has an uncle that owns a custom leather shop in town. I've been thinking of at least going and seeing what he has to offer along the lines of a black leather belt that is stiff enough for concealed carry. What should I ask for or be on the lookout for with regards to type of leather, thickness, construction, etc?
February 12th, 2013 09:55 PM
I'm no expert in belts by any means, but I had a belt made by a saddle maker that has a heavy piece of leather on the outside, glued and sewn to a lighter piece on the inside. The dual layer construction seems to help even out the stretching and allow the belt to function well (remain stiff) for longer than a single layer belt.
Just my experience, I'm sure you'll receive a more knowledgeable response shortly.
February 12th, 2013 10:11 PM
Ask him if he uses Herman OAK Leather. The best for gun belts.
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