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In my last thread here, a lot of folks told me a good belt is key to successful concealed carry. My belt is old, and I've had to repair it a few times just from normal wear. I'm guessing not a good belt...

So, what constitutes a "good" belt? Just something sturdy? Is this something I'm going to find in a gunshop or a JC Penny? What do you folks use?
 

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+1 for The Beltman
 

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I have a belt from crossbreed. I think it's great.
 

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- Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC

You're correct about a good belt making the carry much more comfortable. I've found these to be good for casual wear. I use the CSM Instructor belt which is the stiffest model and looks tactical, but it works with my profession. The 5-stitch is not quite so stiff but is recommended by most.

Good quality and nice price.
 

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I like my kramerleather.com horsehide belt. The way it is going, it will last my whole life. Beltman appears to be excellent and a good value.
 

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I have one from The Beltman and a Wilderness Tactical 5-stitch. Like them both. I also have one from Looper with a kydex insert that works well.
 

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In my last thread here, a lot of folks told me a good belt is key to successful concealed carry. My belt is old, and I've had to repair it a few times just from normal wear. I'm guessing not a good belt...

So, what constitutes a "good" belt? Just something sturdy? Is this something I'm going to find in a gunshop or a JC Penny? What do you folks use?
The belt is important depending on what you are going to load on to it. Almost all Holster manufacturers will recommend a 1.5" belt for their holster. I have a Bianchi #7200 at great price but it is 2.25" wide. It won't fit most jeans. I have several others, One I can recommend is the Galco Gunleather Instructor Belt.
I have others but 1.5" is a must.
 

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The best gun belts are double-layered. This provides much more strength and durability because it works like plywood. One thick layer will quickly soften and stretch.
 

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i just got a belt from crossbreed. it is double layered and has the velcro strip sewn in for the velcro clips on my holster. works great.
 

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Double thick leather! :wink:
 

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I own eight Galco gun belts. I wear them all.

I know eight sounds like a lot, but I like to match the color and style to what I am wearing.

One of the advantages of Galco is selection. Thre colors and 12 styles.
 

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The key to a good gun belt is that they are made of thicker leather than the average off the rack belt. When you pick one, and there are many good ones out there and compare to what you have been wearing you will immediately see and feel the difference. Also you want it wide enough to accommodate the clips on your holster. You don't want the belt so thin that the holster slips around.
 
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