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nineguy 04-11-2012 11:01 AM

Can anyone tell me anything about "gun belts"
Hear about "gun belts" but I just use my regular belt to carry. Is there really that big a difference? As my regular belt functions well. Thanks.

andye32222 04-11-2012 11:16 AM

Gun belts are suppose to fit the holster and it isn't suppose to move like it does on a regular belt but like you my regular belt works just fun so I don't see a reason to get get one

mountainman13 04-11-2012 11:50 AM

A gun belt is typically reinforced with a central band or some sort of plastic. My nra carry belt is so sturdy that I can undue it with my 1911 on and it will not shift or droop in any way.

levelcross 04-11-2012 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by nineguy (Post 767656)
Hear about "gun belts" but I just use my regular belt to carry. Is there really that big a difference? As my regular belt functions well. Thanks.

A good belt can make all the difference in the world in comfort and keeping your gun secure. The lighter and smaller your gun the less need for a better belt. How you carry also factors in here.

nineguy 04-11-2012 12:58 PM

Thanks guys!!!! Didn't really see a need for a new belt.

treehugger49 04-11-2012 01:02 PM

There most definitely is a difference in carrying with a good gun belt. Some belts have plastic stiffeners that insert into a sleeve in the belt, and others utilize a couple of laminations of good, thick leather (my preference). You can select varying widths to accommodate a particular holster's clips or loops.

I have ordered a couple of belts from here over the years, and have been very pleased with their products.

CrossBreed Holsters also makes a very good belt from what I hear.

If you're carrying an LCP in a holster, a good gun belt probably won't make a discernible difference. Anything with a little "heft" to it and you'll notice a big difference.

hardluk1 04-11-2012 07:44 PM

It does depend on your handgun and holster you use if you need a big boy belt. If you do also check with an area law enforment supply house. They do sell most items to the public and can have some great prices.

Polygon 04-11-2012 08:40 PM

I've been wondering the same thing myself. I'm not sure I want to plunk down $50 on a belt.

hardluk1 04-11-2012 10:28 PM

Know I did buy a really good belt at a leo supply for when I carry a revolver in the woods but I also did not pay but half of that 50 bucks for a double thick double sticked belt.

Gonzilla 04-11-2012 10:49 PM

Mine came from El Paso Saddlery (sp) and from a laymans POV, it seems to have 4 rows of stitching and it is very, very stiff. It cost me $50-60 back in the late eighties. Current prices are higher.

Cabelas offers a double thick tactical belt that may include plastic reinforcement. It's about $30. If you find quality leather that will take the weight for less - buy it. They last forever and the only "issue" is if you get too fat to wear it. :D

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