Belt issues

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    Belt issues

    Ok hopefully im posting in the right place. I am wondering how guys with a bit of a belly on them deal with belt buckles. When i wear my setup a crossbreed and a nice thick leather belt i never worry about the holster it feels great.
    The belt buckle on the other hand good lord it digs into me leaving soars if i dont continually move it throughout the day. I have to deal with sitting alot as i work on computers.
    Also i have small belts with small smooth buckles but even those will get to me.

    how do you guys deal with this issue or am i just an oddity?

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    Ranger

    You might try a "ranger" style belt, as the buckle and the end of the belt with the holes are narrower in width and sewn onto the wider belt.
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    A lot of guys I worked aircraft with buckled off to the side so they would not scratch skins if the leaned against them.

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    Well, you could do like I am attempting to do and lose the belly. You will be in better shape to boot.

    However, I feel your pain and can only suggest a smaller buckle or a belt as mentioned before that has taper or turn the buckle to the side a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Well, you could do like I am attempting to do and lose the belly. You will be in better shape to boot.

    However, I feel your pain and can only suggest a smaller buckle or a belt as mentioned before that has taper or turn the buckle to the side a bit.
    Yea i am trying this whole lose the tire thing out. about 3 years ago i was around 30 pounds lighter with a good gym partner but she ended up getting preg and then boom i got a bigger gut but we are back at it and hopefully it will be gone in a few months

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    I'm not sure what you consider a 'big' buckle. I have several Looper Leather belts...I have a gut...no problems.
    Now I can't see my buckle...I know it's there...but not uncomfortable.
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    I also have a gut and i use a wilderness belt. Never even feel the buckle! Give em a try.

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    Wear an undershirt tucked in your pants so when you sit, the buckle doesnt touch your skin. I find that my VM2 is much more comfortable and I dont get the belt buckle "pinch" if I wear an undershirt. YMMV
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    You might also consider a belt that is secured with Velcro® instead of a metal buckle.

    They are sold by Don Hume Leathergoods, among many others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pistola View Post
    You might try a "ranger" style belt, as the buckle and the end of the belt with the holes are narrower in width and sewn onto the wider belt.
    +1 on the ranger belts!
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