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    Gunbelts

    I'm still waiting for my permit, and realize I'll need a gunbelt to support my holster and gun.

    My question is, as thick as they typically are, aren't gunbelts a bit obvious? Especially with shorts and a tucked shirt in the summer.

    Or is a thick clunky belt just something most sheeple don't notice.
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    I don't about you, but I don't look at other people's belts unless they are a foot too long and hanging between someones legs!

    Use my method and get your spare tire to hang over the top ... no one will see how thick your belt is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDave View Post
    I'm still waiting for my permit, and realize I'll need a gunbelt to support my holster and gun.

    My question is, as thick as they typically are, aren't gunbelts a bit obvious? Especially with shorts and a tucked shirt in the summer.

    Or is a thick clunky belt just something most sheeple don't notice.
    You will be amazed at what most people, sheeple or wolf, do not notice on a day to day basis!

    Get a good sturdy gun belt, you won't be let down!
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    I wear my Galco 1.5 inch belt to the office every day -- some mornings when I put it on and do the mirror check I think to myself that it is obviously a gun belt. I've had this particular belt two years, and wear it regularly. Nobody has said a word, and I don't think they notice. I work with many cops, and they haven't said anything, either.

    In general, the sheeple don't notice much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDave View Post
    I'm still waiting for my permit, and realize I'll need a gunbelt to support my holster and gun.

    My question is, as thick as they typically are, aren't gunbelts a bit obvious? Especially with shorts and a tucked shirt in the summer.

    Or is a thick clunky belt just something most sheeple don't notice.
    Most gun belts are fashionable. They actually look quite nice with a buckle that doesn't look tactical or heavy duty.

    Just look at the belts at thebeltman.net and you'll see that they don't look obvious. People won't know, they'll just think you have a nice belt.
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    I have an Akers B-21 gun belt - does a pretty good job and a K & D gunbelt - does a much better job and just looks nicer as well

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    Honestly 99.9% ofnthe people you will meet have no idea what you have on or are carrying.

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    Don't give people so much credit, they are not very observant . Think about the last time you really noticed someone's belt

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    Quote Originally Posted by George B View Post
    Don't give people so much credit, they are not very observant . Think about the last time you really noticed someone's belt
    This is true. Get a good gun belt and you will be set. I got mine from Gun Belts by The Belt Man
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    I tend to be fairly observant, I can remember seeing odd clips and leather loops on guys belts in the past, now of course I know what they were LOL

    I can just hear my 77 year young mother commenting "my, your belt sure is thick, why?" The answer of course would be "to hold my pants up"
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    I doubt that most non gun people even know what a gunbelt is. I wear my thick gun belt even when I'm not carrying and no one has ever said anything about it. Not that noticeable that it's thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDave View Post
    My question is, as thick as they typically are, aren't gunbelts a bit obvious? Especially with shorts and a tucked shirt in the summer.
    For shorts and tucked in shirt in the summertime, you might want to consider a Wilderness Tactical belt.

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    I don't own one but a lot of people do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    I doubt that most non gun people even know what a gunbelt is. I wear my thick gun belt even when I'm not carrying and no one has ever said anything about it. Not that noticeable that it's thick.
    I agree. It is my opinion that we worry too much about gun belts and ignore less than the best concealment in the clothes we wear, and the way we move.

    I know folks who wear 1.5" belts as their normal dress. While they are not gun belts few people will know what a gun belt is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    For shorts and tucked in shirt in the summertime, you might want to consider a Wilderness Tactical belt.

    Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC

    I don't own one but a lot of people do.


    I do! I do! Wilderness belts are awesome! You can get them in different colors and they have one with a double ring buckle that doesn't look tactical. Plus they ship fast, are reasonably priced, and hold up well! And if you manage to actually wear one out, just send them the buckle and they'll put a new belt on it for a reduced price!

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    For the past few years, I have sorta stopped wearing belts since I usually opt for un-tucked T’s or Hawaiian style shirts. Still, there are those times, and like everything else, I demand quality. The nicer belts cost a lot and those that taper around the waist, or taper in the front are often the highest. The instructor belts are cool looking too!

    Now, I personally believe that quite a few people actually do look at belts; especially women, cops and of course, other conceal-carry folks.
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