Invest in a good GUN belt!

This is a discussion on Invest in a good GUN belt! within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 61 to 70 of 70
Like Tree28Likes

Thread: Invest in a good GUN belt!

  1. #61
    Member Array Maine_Expat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Maine/Ukraine
    Posts
    27

    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.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #62
    Senior Member Array Chuck R.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Leavenworth, KS
    Posts
    616
    Quote Originally Posted by Econometrics View Post
    +1 on this. I just picked up a 5.11 Tactical Trainer Belt - 1.5". It is awesome. I really love the velcro, as I can "fine tune" adjust the tension for different pairs of pants.
    I really like my 5.11 trainer! the 1.5 is about the perfect width for all my beltloops.

    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.

    Chuck
    Maine_Expat likes this.
    homo homini lupus est

  4. #63
    Member Array major4608's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    40
    Read enough to motivate me to upgrade my belt. Thanks.

  5. #64
    CJM
    CJM is offline
    Member Array CJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Where Bloomberg hasn't taken over yet
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by spektrum View Post
    I just put my order in for an Ares Gear Ranger belt. I've put off buying a gun belt for a while because a P238 doesn't exactly strain any belts that I have. But the new belt should allow me to carry something heavier in the winter more comfortably.
    It will. In fact, I would bet after getting the Ranger Belt that you will start carrying something bigger year round.

  6. #65
    Senior Member Array Sky Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lorain County, Ohio
    Posts
    847
    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!
    I am pickled tink!
    "Deine Papieren bitte?" or "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ !"
    (Choose only one)
    NRA Endowment Member
    "I bark at no man's bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the White House no matter who he is." -- David Crockett

  7. #66
    Member Array Backfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    27
    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.

  8. #67
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 15,670'
    Posts
    12,125
    Beltman's special way of extracting more money from people who are certain of their belt sizes. Kind of a rip off.
    Mine measured and fit perfect.

    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

  9. #68
    Member Array pfries's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    390
    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


    MALAD JUSTED

  10. #69
    VIP Member Array Hiram25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wyoming, DE
    Posts
    10,940
    Quote Originally Posted by pfries View Post
    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.
    I also use a Carhart belt, no problems and carry every day!
    Hiram25
    You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
    Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
    dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku

  11. #70
    VIP Member Array 357and40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Charles, Missouri
    Posts
    2,278
    Love my beltman belt!
    "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
    - Roy Batty

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

best edc belt

,

best edc gun belt

,

best gun belt

,
best gun belt for iwb
,
best gun belt iwb
,
best gun belts
,
best leather edc belt
,

best leather gun belt

,
dress gun belt
,

edc gun belt

,
good edc belt
,
gun belt vs regular belt
Click on a term to search for related topics.