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    Good gun, good holster, good belt. All must haves.
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    Looked at some Galco and Black Hawk belts today. Galco were way over priced and not rigid enough. the Black Hawk was much cheaper and perfect. But they did not have my size.
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    IMO this is the best belt you can own for EDC or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    Where can I go look at some in the Cincinnati, Columbus or even Louisville? I don't want to buy one online.
    You might check with this fellow. He can probably make whatever you have in mind. I've not bought any belts from him, but I like his leatherwork on other stuff.

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    I bought a Galco gun belt which turned out poorly. It was marketed as a gun belt, but it was really just a regular belt with the Galco name.

    I sprung for a Rock Steady belt from High Noon holsters and I've been thourougly pleased with it.

    It's amazing what some people will, or will not pay for things. I don't care what people do, it's just an interesting observation.

    Most people would spend up to $1000 on a gun, but wouldn't spend $100 on a holster.

    Most people would gladly dump $100 for dinner at a chain restaurant, but would not spend $100 on a good belt that will last at least a decade.

    I know people who spend $100s of dollars on booze and cigarettes, but their fridges and cupboards are bare.

    I know a person who couldn't afford a Glock, but was able to buy a home theater system. The TV that he bought was $3000.

    When it comes to money, it's all about perspective. People, for the most part, are able to find away to get what they want whatever the cost.

    I don't care what people want to spend their money on. It's just ironic to observe our species when it comes to defining 'value'



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    Anyone have a belt suggestion strictly for suits?

    I'm concerned about getting a sturdy gun belt that may be too unforgiving on the belt loops on my work suits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedrockk View Post
    Anyone have a belt suggestion strictly for suits? I'm concerned about getting a sturdy gun belt that may be too unforgiving on the belt loops on my work suits.
    I've really enjoyed the double bullhide BeltMan belts that I have purchased. Yes, they're thicker, and yes they stand up to a firearm. But they've each been fairly easy on the slacks. None have tormented the belt loops. Great workmanship and quality, decent longevity that stands up to everyday carry.
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    3 questions to this thread:

    1. 1", 1.25, 1.5", how much difference does this make?

    2. On the 5.11 belts, how do these compare to leather belts. This material looks much 'flimsier' than leather, and comments are made that 'non gun specific' leather belts don't hold up. So how does nylon hold up the holster (i know nylon is strong).

    3. Finally, looks like many 5.11 belts on amazon. Is there a 'real' one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    1. 1", 1.25, 1.5", how much difference does this make?
    IMO, the wider, thicker and better-made, the overall better results you'll have. Doesn't have to be extremely expensive, but it should be designed with carrying larger holstered firearms in mind. If not, then it can easily be too flimsy to withstand daily use, particularly if you're talking about a 35oz+ 1911 or other similar larger weapon, plus spare mags, plus light, etc.

    I've had several. One made by Kramer Handgun Leather turned out to be extremely heavy-duty, able to withstand anything I could throw at it, though it was big-time stiff. Perfect, for durable daily use, but somewhat uncomfortable given that it didn't move at all with me as I moved.

    All of the belts that I've made by The BeltMan have been double bullhide, and though not as stiff overall as the Kramer they have felt far more comfortable for daily use. Each has been 1.5in in size, except for one dress-oriented BeltMan example in 1.25in that I wear some days. The Kramer was with an internal stiffener, IIRC, and very stout stitching. The 1.25in BeltMan double bullhide one hasn't turned out to be nearly as useful for carry of ~30oz+ holstered gear as compared to the 1.5in sizes.

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    3. Finally, looks like many 5.11 belts on amazon. Is there a 'real' one?
    Check 5.11 Tactical.
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    A good belt helps. I like Jerry Bissell for leather and 5.11 operator for casual. Both are firm and support a holster very well and securely.


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    Check 5.11 Tactical.

    Interesting. I checked on amazon (free shipping), and the reviews weren't so hot regarding using this as a gun belt (or even a regular belt if you use jeans and move lots). Most felt that it didn't hold the wt, even a guy with a LC9 said too flimsy. Maybe this isn't the real 5.11? Interested in hearing if others use 5.11 as a gun belt.

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    I went with "A Better Belt USA" and highly recommend them. Their quality and service is second to none and prices are pretty reasonable. It's too easy to settle for cheaper substitute from Wal-mart, but it is not the same thing. Sell a few things on Ebay and you will have enough for a good quality belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    Check 5.11 Tactical.

    Interesting. I checked on amazon (free shipping), and the reviews weren't so hot regarding using this as a gun belt (or even a regular belt if you use jeans and move lots). Most felt that it didn't hold the wt, even a guy with a LC9 said too flimsy. Maybe this isn't the real 5.11? Interested in hearing if others use 5.11 as a gun belt.
    I think it will depend on which 5.11 belt you get. The operators belt is significantly sturdier than their entry level tactical belt.


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    I bought two CCW belts from Hanks Clothing.

    http://www.hanksclothing.com/amish_belts_brown_buy.html

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    I purchesed a Don Hume belt and I'm so glad that I did, it's nice not having to adjust every couple of minutes and the weapon stays in it's place.

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