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Old 12-20-2010, 02:49 AM   #11
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A good belt is a fine investment that will last a lifetime. You do have to sinch your belt a bit tighter when packing a firearm otherwise your pants will sag, you will have to keep adjusting and that gets attention.
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I've found that belts that where not made to hold a holster will stretch and get too soft/plyable over time. So I can't get the fit I want and they try to slip down. Belts meant to hold a holster are more stiff along the width and keep a holster in place much better.
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I made the mistake of buying several thick leather belts before buying a real gun belt. There is no comparison. They are worth every penny.
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A good belt is a fine investment that will last a lifetime. You do have to sinch your belt a bit tighter when packing a firearm otherwise your pants will sag, you will have to keep adjusting and that gets attention.
+1 A good belt makes all the difference in the world! I carry a 1911 IWB with no sag with a TTGunleather belt.
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I have to agree that a normal leather belt is FAR from being a carry belt. I had a real nice belt that I happened to find from Levi Strauss quite a few years ago. Wore it all the time. 1 1/4" or so wide, good decent leather and oh so snazzy.

When I started carrying my 1911, I noticed it was weighing hard on the belt, so I did some checking around.

Found a guy by the name of Milt Sparks who was HIGHLY rated for making a good carry belt. I bought one and this is it here in the pictures. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's about 8 points higher than that old leather Levi one in being able to support the additional weight of both IWB/OWB holsters and weapons.

I would vote for a good, CCW rated gun belt over a "nice leather belt" everyday of the week.
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Two great sources:
Tactical Belts, Duty Belt, Military Belt, Instructor Belt

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The issue, though, is sag. Some guys have that larger stomach and no butt, which is a recipe for pantsontheground, especially with a gun-laden holster.

A gun belt, though a very necessary addition to the concealed-carry ensemble, doesn't really help with that. Suspenders might still be the ticket.

I gotta small tummy and big butt, so my pants never sag. I still use a gun-belt, though, so the belt, itself, doesn't fold over from the weight of an OWB holster or magazine pouch.
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The issue, though, is sag. Some guys have that larger stomach and no butt, which is a recipe for pantsontheground, especially with a gun-laden holster.

A gun belt, though a very necessary addition to the concealed-carry ensemble, doesn't really help with that. Suspenders might still be the ticket.

I gotta small tummy and big butt, so my pants never sag. I still use a gun-belt, though, so the belt, itself, doesn't fold over from the weight of an OWB holster or magazine pouch.
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This one looks like to much to do, but is a good idea having it under your clothes.
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+1 on the Beltman. I currently have 3 from him different colors. I use them for dress as well as hanging a gun on them. I had stiffeners put into all of them and while they are very stiff at first, they break in very well. I find that they give much more support even without a gun on them. Each person is different hence all the various opinions here. Personally, I will never buy another gun belt without a stiffener. Merry Christmas to all.
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I have a 1-1/2 wide solid leather belt for my iwb XD9 SC but it still pulls my pants down. I am 6ft 210, medium build with 59 yr old belly sag. Do these $75.00 gun belts really help and make a difference?
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Call Jim Speidel and tell him what you will be hanging on the belt. Jim will set you up with what you need! Tell him you heard about The Beltman here on the FTF.

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