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Old 04-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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If you live in the right area of the country, you may find a servicible belt at your 'Farm & Ranch' store. I say the right part of the country because I found a good one at a Farm & Ranch store in Illinois, but checking those type places here in east Texas, find I can get better quality at Walmart! Same applies for Western Wear stores.

They will not be suitable for a full size 1911, but may be okay for the light pistols such as g***k & other plastic pistols.

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #12
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The best gun belt I had was a Bruce Nelson . That great man is gone and I believe his products are too. I now have a Galco Concealable that I like . If cost is a big factor, you may want to take a chance on one of Cabela's more rugged belts when they go on sale---their garrison belt, perhaps .

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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They're great. They make a lot of money for the manufacturers!

My regular belt works just fine.

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Amish belts work great and cost a lot less.

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Amish belts work great and cost a lot less.
Where could one see or buy those at? I'm pretty sure according to Amish standards they aren't on the Internet, is my guess.
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I would invest in a leather punch ( for all kinds of reasons), waxed leather thread, heavy needs and a leather belt blank and some holster blanks. Research each of these designs and then make your own custom fit based on what works and fits on you personally.
Then, of course for the ladies, there's always these...http://girlsguidetoguns.com/2011/08/23/the-bra-holster/

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One thing that has irritated me for years is the design of the clip-on IWB holsters. The clips are usually big enough to fit a 1 3/4 inch or bigger belt. That makes them so much too big for a regular belt that they allow the holster and gun to wobble from side to side (front to back), and it defeats the purpose because when the gun moves, it feels like the gun can fall out of the holster. And if I wear a really big belt it looks awkward with most of my clothes.

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Where could one see or buy those at? I'm pretty sure according to Amish standards they aren't on the Internet, is my guess.
Just google "amish belts", they make the belts and other products to sell to others that put them online. They run around 30 bucks and are just as good as many "ccw belts".
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A good gun belt will make a mediocre holster work. The opposite is NOT true!

If you are starting with limited funds, go with the "good carry belt" first.

For best style, comfort and carry efficacy I'd recommend an 1 1/2" width.

If you scrimp for haute couture, you'll look good dead.

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A good gun belt will make a mediocre holster work. The opposite is NOT true!

If you are starting with limited funds, go with the "good carry belt" first.

For best style, comfort and carry efficacy I'd recommend an 1 1/2" width.

If you scrimp for haute couture, you'll look good dead.
Well I carry a xd9sc on a IWB CB supertuck holster and my regular belt seems to pretty well. I will in fact take a look at those amish belts.
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