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Help me out, cause I know you can.

This is a discussion on Help me out, cause I know you can. within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So my question is this. I have a G19 that I intend on concealment as soon as my Supertuck Deluxe arrives. I currently have no ...

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    Help me out, cause I know you can.

    So my question is this. I have a G19 that I intend on concealment as soon as my Supertuck Deluxe arrives. I currently have no gun belt, and would love to hear opinions on the best gun belt for my type of carry. I will be carrying 4:30 on strong right side, mags on left at 7:30. Thanks in advance for everyones contribution.


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    Get a Milt Sparks watch six if u don't plan to draw and reholster. If you do get a Sparks vM2. Myself I don't draw my weapon once IWB unless Im defending myself so I employ the watch six IWB for great comfort.
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    I am wondering if you have carried before. If not, odds are great that once you feel that loaded Glock 19 on your belt and a spare mag, you may start thinking about smaller and lighter guns and heavens forbid, pocket carry. It seems that despite what I read on gun forums, most ccw permit holders I know end up pocket carrying. That happened to me when I first got my ccw license and carried a Glock 19 and Sig P239. After the novelty of carrying a gun in public wore off combined with carrying it day after day with no change in how much danger I was in compared to before I carried, I decided that life is too short to be uncomfortable whenever I leave my house so I now carry a 9mm and .45 pocket gun. Those that I know who say they carry larger guns really do not carry all the time as often claimed.
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    I really enjoy having the round count available. And yes I carry now. I was carrying a G21sf, but that was a bit much so I switched it up to the 19. I am about 6ft 185, dont mind the size so far and pretty sure I will not have issues conceal7ng when my permit comes in

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    The belt I have now sucks as far as support. I need something to hold tight to my side.

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    Right now I have a Double Duty from Cabella's that works pretty well. I had a belt from Tucker Gun Leather that I really liked. But it was stolen & I haven't gotten around to replace it yet. The Tucker had a kydex reinforced core that made all day carry easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    I am wondering if you have carried before. If not, odds are great that once you feel that loaded Glock 19 on your belt and a spare mag, you may start thinking about smaller and lighter guns and heavens forbid, pocket carry. It seems that despite what I read on gun forums, most ccw permit holders I know end up pocket carrying. That happened to me when I first got my ccw license and carried a Glock 19 and Sig P239. After the novelty of carrying a gun in public wore off combined with carrying it day after day with no change in how much danger I was in compared to before I carried, I decided that life is too short to be uncomfortable whenever I leave my house so I now carry a 9mm and .45 pocket gun. Those that I know who say they carry larger guns really do not carry all the time as often claimed.
    Life will be shorter if my edc isn't up to the task. My Glock 19 is the smallest gun I carry, and I carry all the time. Really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadGunner420 View Post
    So my question is this. I have a G19 that I intend on concealment as soon as my Supertuck Deluxe arrives. I currently have no gun belt, and would love to hear opinions on the best gun belt for my type of carry. I will be carrying 4:30 on strong right side, mags on left at 7:30. Thanks in advance for everyones contribution.
    As far as belts go, you will get essentially the same few recommendations everyone else gets when the question gets asked. For me, a Wilderness Instructor is my edc.
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    What type of pants do you wear. The reason I ask is what size belt loops will it accomodate? What type of buckle dress or casual. I would look up a Tandy leather store in your area and get a piece of saddle leather the width your pants will accept. Buy two chicago screws and a buckle that fits your style. I carry everyday and I have tried the triple stitched belts etc. and they all roll out under weight the leather belt holds the weight and will not become mis-shapened after a month of use. If your pants will accept a wider belt going to a feed and tack store and buying a saddle cynch and cutting it to size is a great way to go again buy two chicago screws and a buckle and you are on your way.

    Then again there are several $100.00 belts that many buy but you never read about how great the belts holds up six months from now on everyday carry.

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    I personally favor the Galco leather gun belts for carry purposes. Not only are they strong and extremely well made, they also look good. I have also had good success with the products from El Passo Saddlery, which make high quality leather at good prices. You can also use something along the lines of Blackhawk's Instructor Belt, or similar products from a variety of makers.
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    A search in this forum for <title = gun belt> will turn up numerous discussions, many of them recent.

    Best belt for your carrying a ~25oz load on the hip? A decent gun belt that's designed to hold moderately-heavy loads, one that won't twist on you, one that'll stand up to at least a few years of daily use without breaking down, something at least 1.5" in width (IMO). That pretty much relegates you to "gun" belts, ones designed with these abilities.

    My belts: two 1.5" double-hide (for guns) from The Belt Man, and one 1.25" double-hide (for dress) from The Belt Man. The 1.5" ones work very well for a CZ P-01 with double spare magazines. Max load has been about ~40oz total, with other gear/guns. If going that high regularly, I'd prefer something a bit stiffer, perhaps even 1.75" wide, perhaps with the internal stiffener many of the makers offer. The nice thing about the BeltMan belts is they're fairly comfortable yet firm/stiff enough to get the job done. They offer choice of holes (5 1", or 7 3/4"), a taper in the front, internal stiffener, cow hide or horse hide, different widths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    I am wondering if you have carried before. If not, odds are great that once you feel that loaded Glock 19 on your belt and a spare mag, you may start thinking about smaller and lighter guns and heavens forbid, pocket carry. It seems that despite what I read on gun forums, most ccw permit holders I know end up pocket carrying. That happened to me when I first got my ccw license and carried a Glock 19 and Sig P239. After the novelty of carrying a gun in public wore off combined with carrying it day after day with no change in how much danger I was in compared to before I carried, I decided that life is too short to be uncomfortable whenever I leave my house so I now carry a 9mm and .45 pocket gun. Those that I know who say they carry larger guns really do not carry all the time as often claimed.
    I don't know what "most" people do, but pocket carry, IMO, is as close to a 'feel good' gesture with very little going for it tactically as it gets.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadGunner420 View Post
    I really enjoy having the round count available. And yes I carry now. I was carrying a G21sf, but that was a bit much so I switched it up to the 19. I am about 6ft 185, dont mind the size so far and pretty sure I will not have issues conceal7ng when my permit comes in
    Carrying the 19 as your EDC is very doable, and while I admit I've trimmed it down to EDC with a 26, I carried a 19 daily (and I really did carry all the time) for a good while and never felt overly burdened by the 19s size or weight and I wouldn't have any problem going back to it if need be.

    On belts, I don't really think there is a 'best', just what's best for the individual. If you like leather then you have a ton of choices all over the pricing scale, so I would probably narrow down my choices based on how much you want to spend. If you prefer the idea of a nylon belt then a Wilderness Instructors Belt is an excellent choice. As long as the belt is stiff, it'll do what it is supposed to.

    I've used the previously mentioned Cabela's Double Duty belt and for the price, it's tough to beat, simply because you can get them on sale for fairly cheap. I switched over to a stiff nylon belt and I've been very happy with it. I appreciate not being constrained to the holes in the belt for position, so I'd take nylon over leather, but that's just me.
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    I couldn't agree more with this statement!! Thanks to all for some very valuble input. So late last night I ordered my first gun belt; Ares Gear Ranger Belt. I really enjoy the look, and function of this belt. So many great reviews, and nothing but great things heard. I'm a simple man Black on Black. I beleive this belt will work with all my gear, at 1.5" and look good doing it! Well now the fun part...The wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Life will be shorter if my edc isn't up to the task. My Glock 19 is the smallest gun I carry, and I carry all the time. Really.
    This statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadGunner420 View Post
    I couldn't agree more with this statement!! Thanks to all for some very valuble input. So late last night I ordered my first gun belt; Ares Gear Ranger Belt. I really enjoy the look, and function of this belt. So many great reviews, and nothing but great things heard. I'm a simple man Black on Black. I beleive this belt will work with all my gear, at 1.5" and look good doing it! Well now the fun part...The wait...
    That's a great choice. It's very similar to the belt I use and I couldn't be happier. They run a little more than the average nylon belt but I think the cobra buckle makes them worth the extra dough.
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