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    duty belt help

    I am currently in my second week on my 17 week police academy. By week 3 we need our duty belts. I have been reading reviews and looking online my question is what do you current LEOs suggest and if not issued by your dept. where do you purchase for the best deal?

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    I know that there is currently a similar thread running but that guy seems to be looking for something totally different than me
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    If you don't have to have leather, Bianchi Accumold gear is the only gear in my opinion.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

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    Gt distributors is a great resource. There are a few different models, but the one I use is the Bianci "clip style" belt. It's easy on/off, and lightweight. GT Distributors - America's Law Enforcement supply specialist is the website for Gt distributors. I dont know if links work here, but here it is... G T Distributors Product Detail Copy and paste it and see if that works. Make sure you get at least four belt keepers as well!! Good luck in the academy! It's the best job in the world :)

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    I've used Police Equipment from CopQuest.com - (800) 728-0974 many times, and they have always been GREAT!

    Edit: IMO, Bianchi is the only way to go. Nylon is more comfortable, MUCH easier to clean, and looks nicer. Again, that's just my opinion.
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    +1 on SIGmanLuke's suggestion on CopQuest.
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    You are pushing it with your time frame, is there not a place local you can buy from? And yes, Bianchi is the only way to go in nylon.
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    I buy from Quartermasters Quartermaster | Police Equipment, Security Uniforms, Military Supplies, they've got good prices and fast shipping. Yes, they carry Bianchi Accumold.
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    With your time frame I would have to say go with Gall's. Last week I ordered 4 pair of BDU trousers on Monday around 5 PM and they were delivered at about 3:15 PM on Thursday. They are top notch folks. My department issues Uncle Mike's deluxe style nylon belt. If you go with a leather look think Safariland. Good luck.

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    Are you pre-service? Otherwise, your department should be able to advise you. If you are pre-service, see if the academy has any loaner equipment. When I went through, in a different state, I borrowed the duty belt, cuff holder, mag holders, holster, Glock 17 and two mags. All I had to supply were the inner belt and cuffs. Upon graduation, I turned them back in and by then had a position with a department and they told me what I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    You are pushing it with your time frame, is there not a place local you can buy from? And yes, Bianchi is the only way to go in nylon.
    Yes Sixto I am in the greater Cleveland area and there are a few great places to go... But with so many options i wanted to get the opinions of officers with actual experience.
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    Here is another thing to consider; If you have no job prospects, but the cheapest stuff you can. (Uncle Mikes works well for this) You just need it for a little while to get through the academy. There is no sense in buying top of the line unless you are going to wear it on the street at some point.
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    thanks for the advice Sixto. also If you know of any job openings a PM would be appreciated. thanks again.
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