New holster

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tenntyrant, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Got me a new holster for my 1911 it's a Blackhawks now I need to get a good belt any recommendations ?

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  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Any good THICK heavy 1 1/4"- 1 1/2" will work. Don't buy a flimsy belt please.
     

  3. cmahan

    cmahan New Member

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    I got my belt at a local police supply store here in Dallas, they had a great selection and it holds all my holster and guns great, if you got a store like that around you I would check them out
     
  4. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Ditto :D

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  5. glock22gen3

    glock22gen3 New Member

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    To be blunt, but not being a smart butt, Walmart. I got a nice all leather sturdy belt for a reasonable price and it's not going to break! And I didn't pay someone for their expensive idea of a holster belt.
     
  6. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    www.galls.com i get alot o my fire gear through these guys but they also carry alot of police gear.there prices are ok.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Wat he said :cool:
     
  8. h8dirt

    h8dirt New Member

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    Go to the Dillion site and check out the leather holster belt they sell. These are double thickness with solid brass buckles and smartly finished. I believe they are Milt Sparks' manufacture. I have bought two. Both times they had the size and color I wanted in stock and shipped immediately. A bit pricey at $70 but they seem like they will last forever.
     
  9. g23shooter

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    With a IWB the belt rigidity is not as important. However where wearing a OWB it is. Good rule is a 1 1/2 inch belt most quality mfg. of good gun leather will accommodate a 1 3/4 however there are jeans that won't handle it., and almost certainly dress slacks won't . Actual thickness of the leather should probably not exceed 3/16 thick or so, if you get 1/4 thick it will not fit all holsters. Most likely if you go to cheap belts they will certainly be bonded leather and not a single thickness and the stitching is going to be crap, you do not want a wardrobe malfunction as your weapon hits the floor. I would probably look for belts between $50.00 -$100 no need to spend more. I think there is a site called the beltman check it out, reasonably priced and I have heard the stitching is excellent but watch the thickness. Do not wear a OWB with a crap belt you will regret it.
     
  10. canebrake

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    A good gun belt will make a sub-standard holster work. The reverse is NOT true!

    Do not scrimp on your carry belt! Trust me on this one.

    Give JIM SPEIDEL The Belt Man a call (919) 387-1997 and have him make you a Dual-Layer Bullhide Belt. It will last you a lifetime.

    Or go here and order one:

    The Beltman - Bullhide Gun Belts




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  11. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Canebrake, why does every accessory you recommend end up putting me in the poor house?

    Your taste are to fine for me sir!

    If I ever have the pleasure of meeting up with ya, one shot of Johnny Walker Blue label on me. That's what I imagine you would drink with your taste for the finer things.
     
  12. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    The 5.11 tactical casual leather belt with permastiff insert has work for me for years.

    Inexpensive, sturdy, 1 1/2 ", doesn't look like a gun belt, comes in black or brown

    No Walmart belt even comes close
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I take my "Blue" neat. [​IMG]
     
  14. rjgnwdc

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  15. glock22gen3

    glock22gen3 New Member

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    I've jerked the you know what out of my Walmart belt with my OWB safariland level 2 holster checking out the durability of it. Its sure odd it never let go, go figure. It's not like you gun weighs 50 lbs!
     
  16. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    That's my sentiments exactly. I have a couple for work and they are not even close to a good gun belt.
     
  17. glock22gen3

    glock22gen3 New Member

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    The buckle is more important then the material of the belt. I got a cheap man made belt from the dollar general store and You won't break that belt either, but I wont trust the buckle. To many people get the light wallet effect, sense you pay a lot for something you think it's the best.
     
  18. REDTAIL

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    Wilderness instructor belts work great,? with any carry holsters.?
     
  19. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    I respectfully disagree. You need a solid, somewhat stiff belt to hold up a pistol of decent size. When you need that gun you don't want the holster to come up with the gun for even the first inch of pull.

    A good gun belt is just as, if not more, important than a good holster.

    I have been wearing a Crossbreed Supertuck on a 5.11 casual leather belt for years. It is the best of all worlds for me. Leather against my body, kydex to keep the gun protected and easy for 1 handed draw and 1 handed return, as well as a good stiff belt that doesn't look like a tactical belt and scream "GUN!"

    I have one in brown and one in black. I paid less than $50 for both.