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Hey guys looking for a GOOD leather gun belt. I'm 5-8" 140 so I'm pretty thin, I have a kydex reinforced riggers belt but it's just too stinking big and the kydex makes it too thick. I saw this belt http://www.bullhidebelts.com/assets/images/IMG_0871smooth.jpg and it looked like a good option... Any experience with this belt or company? I know beltman is top of the line however I'd rather not wait 30-40 days if the bullhide is just as good. Thanks guys!
 

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I've had a Beltman belt for about 6 months now and love it. They told me the belt would take 30 days to arrive but it was more like 2.5 - 3 weeks. Great quality.
 
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FWIW I just purchased my second beltman belt. I purchased a black one about 3 years ago still looks great and is holding up wonderfully so I had to buy a brown one. I chose the quick ship ones.

I have no experience w/the company in question.
 

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Hey guys looking for a GOOD leather gun belt. I'm 5-8" 140 so I'm pretty thin, I have a kydex reinforced riggers belt but it's just too stinking big and the kydex makes it too thick. I saw this belt http://www.bullhidebelts.com/assets/images/IMG_0871smooth.jpg and it looked like a good option... Any experience with this belt or company? I know beltman is top of the line however I'd rather not wait 30-40 days if the bullhide is just as good. Thanks guys!
I had both belts and sent the Bullhide back. 'nuff said.

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I have several belt of different styles and colors from Bullhide. These are VERY heavy duty and well made. I have no complaints with any of them. Delivery to me is about a week and emails about my order are prompt. I have bought several for my family and recommend them to all my friends.

I have no association with this company, just a very satisfied customer.
 

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I've had three Beltman belts for the past 7+ years and have loved the quality. Two in 1.5" width, one in 1.25" width, all dual-hide. Very good quality. After years of daily use, the two "gun" (1.5" wide) belts have started to go a tad softer, though they're still completely capable of carrying all day, every day. Just replaced with a similar belt from Armour Belts. It's even stiffer than the Beltman belts were, a bit thicker, double-stitched.


As for belts from Bullhidebelts, a search of prior discussions finds the following:

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...6662-what-belt-you-using-ccw.html#post2722525
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...ptions/165145-dress-gun-belt.html#post2693557
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...27-ready-ship-dress-gun-belt.html#post2592874
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...belt-dress-docker-type-pants.html#post2546762
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...belt-dress-docker-type-pants.html#post2546563
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...s-carry-options/155115-belts.html#post2514270
http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...ions/149414-looper-gun-belts.html#post2410018
 

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My beltman just passed its fourth year and it looks almost new. It is without a doubt the most comfortable belt I have ever owned and I've owned a lot of them.
 

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Both the Beltman and Bullhide make a good belt. However, if you try one of these Armour Belts , you'll never use anything else again. A much better gun belt than Bullhide or Beltman. If you're absolutely stuck on one of these two, I would go with the Beltman.
 

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I like my beltman belt. Was reasonably priced, delivered fast, and has held up well.

Don't have experience with the other.

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I have two belts from BullhideBelts.com and am happy with them. They're very well constructed and extremely stiff. When I need another one I'll probably try an Armour one but not from any issues with the ones I have. They ship very quickly and will make sure you're happy. I realize they're a big company and not a small boutique place but it's hard to fault their stuff.
 

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Got a belt from White Hat with my new rig and it has made all the difference. Stiff enough to hold everything in place, and still comfortable for everyday wear.


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In the minority with a Bullhide belt. Very happy with it. Six months so far and going strong. If you carry IWB, I recomend taking the option for the notches to be spaced half as far apart. This allows for finer adjustment when switching between different pistols or not carrying IWB when you have to.
 

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Let me expand my comments on the BullhideBelts.com stuff just a little. These are the first good purpose-built gunbelts I've tried. On the plus side they're very thick and extremely stiff. The buckles are good and everything is well made. Mine are embossed with a basket weave pattern and are attractive. The key virtues are price and availability- I was surprised at how quickly they had my belts to me. CS is very good; when I wound up ordering one a bit to large they were very courteous in offering an exchange.

On the other side, they are off-the-rack belts. Every one will be like every other, more or less. They offer a couple options for holes but nothing custom. The main downside is probably that they're one piece of leather. Initially that's what I wanted, but as I read more I began to understand that, perhaps counter-intuitively, two layers stitched together will be stiffer, or at least stay stiff longer. Therefore my next belt will be from Armour.

But I can't knock the BullhideBelt.com stuff! I really like mine and will continue to wear them. Eventually I'll get a "better" one but if I never do I don't feel that I'll be "under belted" at all.
 

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I use a Beltman everyday. I use a 1 1/2" when pocket carrying and 1 3/4" when using a IWB. IMHO Beltman makes the best belts.
 

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I hesitate to talk down a company, but I owned a Beltman belt that rapidly developed a noticeable sag. Also, one of the bolts that secures the leather loop that holds the buckle had the holes cut unevenly, so the tension from the leather was always moving the bolt back and forth. Popped out one day, no idea where it went.

In fairness to the company, I never contacted them about this, I just bought a slightly cheaper Blade-Tech belt, which has not had the sagging issue or the hardware issue.

In regard to THAT belt, use of belt keepers with my academy duty belt combined with the use of steel holster spring clips seems to have worn out the stitching on the leather, which is not as robust as the Beltman one.
 

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Thanks for all the input guys! It seems like I cnt go Erin with either "beltman, A&G, bullhide, or the crossbreed belt bought for 50% on the blemish sale: crossbreedseconds.com
I think I may go with the crossbreed scones for now just because its such a good price (15-40$) give myself some extra cash for a holster for the new gen4 G17 I just picked up! (I'm thinking M-TAC, any thoughts there?) either way they all seem to have pleased their owners well. Although I hve found a few individuals who have had problems with the hardware on their beltman belts, maybe it's just because Jim has so many people using his belts therefore there's more malfunctions..?
Thanks!
 
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