FYI: Costco "Gun Belt"

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    FYI: Costco "Gun Belt"

    OK, you can begin snickering now....

    Yesterday while doing regular shopping at Costco, I saw stacks of Calvin Kline belts that looked kinda heavy duty, so I bought a box of 2 for $25. They are 1.5" wide and 1/8" thick and quite stiff. I hung my Colt Commander and nary a tweak. I got the version for jeans as opposed for dress and the hardware is very stout.

    Since some of us are relegated to bargain hunting I though I'd pass it along. No it's no $90 belt but not bad for $12.50.

    BTW: I wouldn't admit they were Kalvin Kline except it's necessary to communicate the deal. I don't associate that brand with guns.

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    If it doesn't start sagging with a heavy gun I will be surprised. Even my Carhart belts sag when OWB with a heavy gun.
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    Thick does not equal strong. Good gun belts are double-thickness (not thicker) for the necessary shear force.
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    Only time will tell, be sure to report back.
    In the past, I had purchased some thick leather belts from a 'country shop'...didn't last long.OMO
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    If they get you by for now, that's good enough.
    I'd be willing to bet you'd go through a gross of those belts before you wear out 1 decent gun belt though. They pay for themselves in the long run.
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    I bought two belts from tractor supply... Very strong belts.

    I can't complain...

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    As already posted time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    If they get you by for now, that's good enough.
    And sometimes, that's just what you need.

    I've lost 30 pounds recently and I needed a new belt. I picked up a Rustler brand one at Wal-mart for under $15. That's good enough for now, since I still have another 20 to lose. Then, I'll start looking at other options.

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    I could of bought 12 1 1/2" belts all they needed was buckles at Tandy Leather last month for 59.95,but they will sag with a heavy gun over time,thats 5.00 ea + 2.00 buckle
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4ZRC View Post
    I bought two belts from tractor supply... Very strong belts.

    I can't complain...
    You are supposed the install the belts on the tractor not use them. Sheeeh what people wont do to save a buck

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4ZRC View Post
    I bought two belts from tractor supply... Very strong belts.

    I can't complain...
    i'm going to assume they may be the basket weave leather..i have owned 2 of them for well over a year and they do a fantastic job supporting a firearm iwb for me...they are a very firm leather and relatively thick...very sturdy...i havent noticed any excessive stretch either...one of them is an everyday work belt for me and it is holding up very well...

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    The Costco belt might last me for some time. I don't anticipate carrying the Colt Commander 45 but will the Colt Mustang when I find a holster I like. I do not like the IWB/OWB so it looks like a case of some kind on my belt or the nut buster. For obvious reasons I prefer the belt case. I really wanted the Bulldog Cell Phone case but it's 1/2" too short. Anyway, at about 1lb I doubt it will strain the new Costco belt I bought.

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    Once I started using a "real" gun belt, I can't even put on a regular belt when carrying. Just sayin'

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    I bought a belt at Cabela's that initially seemed to be a great gun belt. It was for a short time, but over the months it began to weaken/soften to where it was really poor at solidly supporting a holster.

    Having just gotten my new belt from TT Gunleather, I'll not be seeing such a problem again!
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    "OK, you can begin snickering now...."

    Calvin Kline, huh? I imagine it looks pretty cute when you pose in your underwear. But, what ever works. Not everyone can can go for the top-of-the-line superduper gear.

    So, did you say they come in big sizes too?

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