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Old 04-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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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

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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.

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

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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.

http://thebeltman.net/

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

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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