Tapered Gun Belts

Tapered Gun Belts

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    Tapered Gun Belts

    What are you guys using for belts, I measure the loops on typical jeans and found they'll take a 2" belt tightly fitted in the loops. I like the type that is 1 3/4" or 2" but tapers to 1" in the buckle section.

    Will be carrying a 1911 in a paddle and want great support from the belt but the low profile of the tapered buckle area, any suggestions for under $75. Don't need anything fancy like basket weaves or shark skin, just something stout and tough.


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    Check out beltman....he has exactly what you're looking for: tapered belts, made especially for supporting holsters.

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    Ditto on the Beltman. I got a 1.5 belt that tapers to 1.25. Just be aware that, if necessary, you can't have a tapered belt shortened. So you may have to stick to the ol' bacon ice cream diet...

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    The Beltman looks good, fellas, thanks for the recommendations.

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    What is the advantage of a tapered belt?
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    A narrower belt looks dressier...and for some, it is also more comfortable not having as much width in the front, especially if you have a spare tire...

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    From all the talk about beltman I'm gonna have to check him out, can someone give me a link to his website.

    I personally do have a Galco tapered belt that I've used for years. It has a stiffner in it and goes from 1.5" to 1" and looks real nice even after all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fed_wif_a_sig View Post
    ...<snip>...can someone give me a link to his website.

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    www.thebeltman.net

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    Hey Tony,

    In addition to Leather's answer regarding the advantage of the taper, I think it will help keeping a low profile and not announcing you've got a big thick belt on, common sense would tell me that a guy was wearing a 2 inch belt for a reason....like supporting a holstered pistol.

    The tapered belt would look the best with a sport coat or some kind of jacket/vest covering the sidearm and the fatter portion of the belt and pistol.

    Definitely the dressier looks, agree on the spare tire too, how'd you know? LOL!

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