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Old 10-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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I need some help. I carry a M&P Shield 9mm. I have what I thought was a sturdy belt that I bought at a local department store. However, I find myself adjusting my pants all the time when carrying.

I'm looking for some good suggestions for some belts made specifically for carrying a gun.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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I love my Wilderness Systems 5-stitch "Frequent Flyer" gun belt. It's very stylish and looks great with casual attire, and will support your gun like nobody's business. I wear it with or without carrying.

Of course, my wife says I'm a fashion statement, whatever that means.

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The Beltman comes highly recommended...

http://thebeltman.net/

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The Beltman comes highly recommended...

http://thebeltman.net/
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Call Jim Speidel (he is the beltman) (919) 387-1997 and get yourself one of the best gun belts made!

DO NOT order your pant size!

How do I determine what length to order?
Measure a belt you have now from the FAR end of the buckle to the hole you use most often (to the nearest inch). This is the number I need (to the nearest inch). This measurement may be larger than you think your waist is -- this is normal. Also, do not measure a belt that stretches. We need to know your actual circumference.

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Wow!

Thanks for the detailed info. The belt I normally wear, I suspect has stretched. I've got another belt that's rather new that I've only used a couple of times I'll use to measure and order a belt from Jim. Or maybe I'll order a couple.

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Have 2 of these...nothing fancy just a good heavy duty leather belt...

http://www.hanksclothing.com/amish_belts_black_buy.html

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At Carolina shooters club.com there is a belt maker and he does a fine job. Uses only good leather. Curt is a reliable guy and his belts should last you a lifetime. Tele # is 704-242-1507 and his avatar is "trunkmaker or fatboy belts". Going to have him make another in brown for me.

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Speaking of belt and Shield. I bought this belt for carrying the Shield in Raven holster. I just received my Uncle Mike's belt this afternoon. Bought for less than $32 shipped from Amazon. It has a lots of good reviews both in Amazon and Midwayusa.
It's well made by strong and sturdy material. It has metal buckle too unlike others made by plastic.
Check it out and you might like it.

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I'm another happy Beltman customer - have a couple of 'em.

I think in gunbelts, you get what you pay for. Folks spend hundreds of dollars on the best in guns, magazines, lasers, night sights, ammo, and then go cheap-o on their gunbelt and wonder why things aren't working out....

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I had an old fashionable Levi's brand belt and had the same problems. I ordered up a Milt Sparks belt and haven't looked back. It's a great belt, still stylish but is double thick to hold the weight of the holster and weapon.

As stated above having a good quality belt designed to support the added weight will make things a whole lot more comfortable.

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