August 12th, 2012 07:59 AM
What a difference a belt makes!
Add me to the list of believers!
After carrying my Bersa Thunder 45 for about a month and constantly adjusting and repositioning to try to get comfortable with two other leather clothing belts, I finally swung by Maine Military Supply and found a nice heavy duty 1.5" Deerfield Leathers belt designed to take the weight of a pistol.
EDIT: About $35.00 for the belt.
Now the 45 stays put and the belt doesn't sag or roll over at the top and the weight is distributed much better so I can carry all day with less stress on my back & hips, etc.
Last edited by Maine_Expat; August 12th, 2012 at 10:02 AM.
August 12th, 2012 09:17 AM
I really like my 5.11 trainer! the 1.5 is about the perfect width for all my beltloops.
Originally Posted by Econometrics
I’ve got a Beltman Bullhide with the stiffener. To be honest with the stiffener added, it’s “too much of a good thing” and doesn’t conform very well to my body when wearing IWB, which is why I really like the 5.11. The Beltman leaves a gap adjacent the holster.
To me, Ideal is stiffness top to bottom, but some flexibility fore and aft to hug your body.
August 12th, 2012 09:42 AM
Read enough to motivate me to upgrade my belt. Thanks.
August 12th, 2012 10:52 AM
It will. In fact, I would bet after getting the Ranger Belt that you will start carrying something bigger year round.
Originally Posted by spektrum
August 12th, 2012 04:08 PM
Based on this thread, I got a Beltman Bullhide.
Gentlemen, thank you: you spoke truly.
One word about Beltman:
I believe the delivery time quoted on his web site was about eight weeks.
It was here, on my front porch, in less than eight DAYS.
I am more than delighted with the belt.
All y'all spoke truly!
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August 13th, 2012 07:35 PM
Word of caution on Beltman belts. They are shorter then your normal belt measurement. Meaning if you normally wear a 36" Beltman will require a 38". Then you pay them 25 more to "re-stock". They measure the belt different than you normally wear - Beltman's special way of extracting more money from people who are certain of their belt sizes. Kind of a rip off.
August 13th, 2012 07:42 PM
Mine measured and fit perfect.
Beltman's special way of extracting more money from people who are certain of their belt sizes. Kind of a rip off.
I guess my waist is smaller at 28,670 feet.
I haven't heard any complaints elsewhere, but here are their measuring instructions: http://thebeltman.net/sizing.htm
August 13th, 2012 10:12 PM
All this and Looper’s has not been mentioned.
I bought two one brown one black, both with stiffeners from my LGS at $50 each just about a year ago.
The brown sees more use (business casual) and I carry an XD 5” daily IWB at work and OWB most of the rest of the time.
I use to use a Carhart belt it is 12+ years old, I cut it down and my 10yr old uses it now so yes it was a quality belt but I will not carry without an appropriate gun belt anymore.
Mors est libertas
August 14th, 2012 02:19 AM
I also use a Carhart belt, no problems and carry every day!
Originally Posted by pfries
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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August 14th, 2012 07:00 AM
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