TheGunBelt is a double-ply leather, harness stitched, belt that is designed to secure a handgun at the waist without the use of a holster. The belt design secures the handgun in a high and close posit
- High Caliber Gun Show
Trek Marketing will be at the High Caliber Gun Show in Houston, TX 12/3 & 12/4/2011. We will be offering TheGunBelt for the concealed carrier that enjoys comfort and convenience when they carry. The
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Pros: good quality, secures your carry piece tight to your body,good retention, excellent access and draw, high utility with optional straps
Cons: fixed holster location, hard to re-holster, limited to autoloaders, price, no thumb strap for open carry security
Recommended? YesI got a request to do a review of a gun belt the other day. Sure I said to myself, I can always use another belt. I was told it was a size 36 so I figured no sweat; I’m a 34W jeans guy.
Well the belt came in the mail and the first thing I noticed was it had this extra leather patch sewn into the belt. Maybe I’d better find out what I have here?
A quick check on Facebook explained it’s purpose.
Hum….I thought, that doesn’t look like it’s going to provide much retention.
Then I put the belt on. Oh oh, 36W?
Yep, but it sure is tight. * choke * And I’m not lying ‘bout my waist;
I was having some real doubts about this belt! I read on.
TheGunBelt is made of double-ply, harness stitched leather from Herman Oak Leather Company. It is very well made and the buckle hardware is also of high quality.
TheGunBelt is 1 ½“ wide and available in Black, Russet and Brown. (My test belt is the Brown version.) It makes a great jeans belt but could be used in a much more formal setting without shouting “I’m carrying.”
Well let’s give this puppy a test drive. I wore the belt for over a week. * choke * (Tight remember?) and it did get a wee bit more comfortable. I highly suggest when ordering to get one at least 2 sizes larger, or you could simply do what the directions state;
When ordering your gun belt please be precise when
specifying your measurements. We must have all the information in the drop down boxes and Personalize Your Product section on the order form. Your belt will be custom made to your specifications.
Each time I holstered (belted?) my gun I felt better about the security this rig provided. After about four days it became second nature and I was in the comfort zone. My mind was rapidly changing from my initial impression.
My test belt was a Right Side Kidney 4:00 o'clock;
No I’m not left handed, it’s a mirror shot.
Here are my thoughts on TheGunBelt;
-This is a very well made product.
-It secures your carry piece tight to your body.
-After getting used to this rig, I found no reason to worry about retention.
-I think it will be much more gun-finish friendly than my other leather holsters.
-Gun access and draw are excellent. (Re-holstering [or re-belting], not so much.)
-This rig works well with a Tommy Bahama Shirt, an untucked large T-shirt or a jacket unless your state is OK with OC..
-The MSRP of $95.00 seams high until you realize you don’t have the expense of a holster.
-The belt is limited to autoloaders. I tried some of my revolvers and they just didn’t fit. (LCR, M19 and M29)
Your carry position is fixed with the following order options:
-Cross Draw Left-Handed Shooter
-Cross Draw Right-Handed Shooter
-Left Side Kidney 4:00
-Left Side 3:00
-Right Side Kidney 4:00
-Right Side 3:00
You can order an additional strap as follows:
-Cross Draw Left-Handed Shooter (Add $30.00)
-Cross Draw Right-Handed Shooter (Add $30.00)
-Left Side Kidney 4:00 (Add $30.00)
-Left Side 3:00 (Add $30.00)
-Right Side Kidney 4:00 (Add $30.00)
-Right Side 3:00 (Add $30.00)
I’m intrigued with the utility of a (for me) Right Side Kidney @ 4:00 and the additional strap for a Cross Draw Right-Handed Shooter for driving. This would be
for access purpose only because with my Commander, albeit comfortable while driving, would be a real pain to draw.
The belt has a lot of versatility for autoloaders.
The canebrake version of the 1911 Long Slide
Browning Hi Power
Even an Ithaca M1911A1
And a P08
This belt is not for everyone. But....for those that see it's utility, it's a winner.
I think the company needs to brag up the real advantage of the hip carry with the cross draw capability while driving.
I'm just sayin'.