I need help with a belt please!!

I need help with a belt please!!

This is a discussion on I need help with a belt please!! within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a Def-Con holster I got from Gary(great guy and a truly outstanding holster).The gun belt I am useing has started to soften up ...

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    I need help with a belt please!!

    I have a Def-Con holster I got from Gary(great guy and a truly outstanding holster).The gun belt I am useing has started to soften up around the back slot by the holster.(Yes it is a Gun belt)I am thinking about ordering a belt from thebeltman.My question is if I order a horse hide belt in 11/2 should I go ahead and get the plastic liner?Or is that a little overkill I just don't want this to happen again its realy agrivateing(sp)to have this happen .Thank you for your help.


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    I would contact The Beltman and ask him if he is using hard-rolled or soft-rolled horsehide. (Two different treatments in the tanning process of horse). If the belt is hard-rolled, I really see no need for the plastic liner or how it would even be beneficial, as you'll take quite a bit of daily wear before you can even break-in a hard-rolled belt. It is that stiff. If he's using soft-rolled, the liner can't hurt and you may want to opt for it.
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    Glad to hear that you like your Def-Con! A good belt will not usually require a stiffener, so long as it is made from really primo leather.
    I'll second what Mark said - hard rolled horsehide should be more than stiff enough.

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    While I love leather holsters and other gear, over a year ago I started wearing a Liger belt and love it...I even bought a second one so I'd have black and brown. Here's the link:

    http://www.1sks.com/store/maxpeditio...-gun-belt.html

    Maybe us Glock lovers are addicted to plastic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC View Post
    While I love leather holsters and other gear, over a year ago I started wearing a Liger belt and love it...I even bought a second one so I'd have black and brown. Here's the link:

    http://www.1sks.com/store/maxpeditio...-gun-belt.html

    Maybe us Glock lovers are addicted to plastic...
    Interesting..........I had never seen those before.

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    Another option would be the Wilderness Tactical 5 Stitch Instructors belt. They offer really great performance for $39.95.

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    I highly recommend thebeltman.com his products are first rate.
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    Check out RaftersS. You can get a sharkskin belt from them for about $60 or a good cowhide for $40! Service is quick and they are great people to deal with unfortunately most of these folks are probably at the SHOT show and won't be back tillnext week.

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    I made the mistake of getting a belt (from FIST) with the plastic insert. It's like wearing a steel barrel hoop around my waist. It has never really broken in and doesn't contour to my body. Don't do it.

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    "Another option would be the Wilderness Tactical 5 Stitch Instructors belt. They offer really great performance for $39.95."

    I bought one of those off the rack in one of our local shops. I had looked at them on the company website and read some good forum comments before, but I was really impressed actually trying one on.

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    I've been thinking about one of those Liger belts. Anyone else use one?

    I have a beltman belt and love it. I also have a Wilderness belt. Those are nice too.
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    If you check the Beltman site they explain what the stiffener is for and who needs it. If your a 36 inch or better waistline you will probably want the stiffener. I am a 36 inch waist. I really enjoy the stiffener. Rafters does not and will not install a stiffener so I went with the Beltman. Damn glad I did. My Rafters now plays second fiddle.

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    I'm on a serious budget and can't do the 100 + bucks for a belt. I was looking at the belts from Looper Leather. Anyone have one... like it or no?
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    Wilderness 5 stitch belt and could not be happier.
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    I have one of the Beltman's belts in 1 1/2 inch width with no plastic stiffener. It is a high quality belt and I love it. I also wear a wilderness tactical 5.11 belt with more casual pants and it it also a great belt for supporting the weight of a firearm.
    Walk steathly - and carry a big Springfield.

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