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Old 12-06-2012, 01:15 AM   #21
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Western stores are a good place to pick up a nice belt for a bargain price. Recently I bought nice belt that was an exact duplicate of the belt the local sheriffs deputies use for $25. It easily supports a large single action revolver and an ammo pouch.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #22
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went to the army/navy store and compared the $35 nylon belt that they have with the $8.99 cheapo. i was surprised that the only difference was that the pricier one uses a metal buckle while the other uses plastic. the guy who works there suggested i try the cheap one first if it doesn't work out bring it back and switch it out with the other. got the cheapo, so far so good and i'm liking it. i suppose with the light load i carry this would work... anything heavier would require something stronger. here's the belt made by tru-spec and my ccw - m&p 9 shield in a n82 tactical holster.

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m&p 9 shield in a n82 tactical holster

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:04 AM   #23
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Never buy a belt thats advertised as "gun"belt----
The same belt without the "gun" is about half the price
This is pretty much true. But no matter what you choose to use make sure it will do what you weant it to. Otherwise you can end up wit ha box of belts to match the box of holsters that many like myself have aquired over the years.

A good belt is important. You don't want something that gets too limp and will force you to make you wear it tighter than you might want to just to hold your gun up. This comes into play much more as the weight of the pistol goes up. You should get what YOU want and only you can decide what is too expensive. I've used tons of belts form all over and spent a lot to not so much. The one I'm using now I found on sportsmans guide page a few years ago. So far it's held up excellent. I carry pistols from a full size 1911 to a 637 Smith 38 snubby. Here's a link to the one I have now. It's listed wit ha holster and mag pouch (sold separately). I have not found a belt that can do as well as this one for the same money (this one is all of 26 bucks). I figured for that kind of money that if it lasted a year or so I'd be fine with it. Well, it's been three years now and I have no plans to replace it. It works great and looks pretty nice too.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #24
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I bought a standard flat leather belt at a flea market about 25 years ago and have been using it almost every day since (EDITED BY MODERATOR- DELETED- That is a racially offensive term. Those are not acceptable here.). It's 1-1/4" wide with a standard brass buckle. The only thing I found especially when I started carrying my 1911 holster on it was that at times the snaps behind the buckle (those where the belt folds back against itself) would come unsnapped at times. They were ok for standard dress attire but not for carrying a load.
At a gun show, I asked a fella who makes and sells belts if he would sell me a pair of the screw-together holders to lock the belt together and hold the buckle in place. I bought 2 of them for a buck and now my belt will never let me down unless the buckle breaks.


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Walmart sells a Dickies work belt that is reversable and thick. 12-13$.

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http://www.fightngear.com/
I found this site from watching a FaceTube video on the Taurus 709 slim. I do not own a gun yet or any accessories. I am just sharing this and I like the idea of supporting handmade USA stuff.
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Google amish belts,, heard good things, bout 25$.

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Never buy a belt thats advertised as "gun"belt----
The same belt without the "gun" is about half the price
Tactical just means black and 20% more
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I usually just throw a full-sized gun in my pocket.

Whatever works for you, it's all personal.

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Google amish belts,, heard good things, bout 25$.
+1. I bought one a few months ago. Almost twice as thick as a regular belt and only cost me $20. Of course I only live about 1.5 hours away from Lancaster where I got it. I believe there is someone who sells them online.

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