Good reliable gun belt

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  1. Tundra18

    Tundra18
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    Looking for suggestion on good reliable gun belt for IWB. Thank you
     
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  2. rick benjamin

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    OWB, IWB, Tactical, Dress?
    Cummerbun, LEO uniform
     
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    Ares Aegis Enhanced

    Why it's good:
    • Well made. Will easily last you five years
    • VERY Rigid. Will easily support any CCW load or a full range load out
    • It's subtle and looks great in any casual setting
    • Doesn't scream, "shoot me first" like some tactical belts with cobra buckles can
    • Easy to thread through belt loops...unlike a lot of cobra buckles
    • Won't stretch like some leather belts can
    • Infinitely and easily adjustable so you can tighten or loosen it throughout the day as needed. It doesn't have holes like leather belts where the holes are never quite in the right location

    Why it's bad
    • It's not exactly cheap. But see that part about it lasting for five years above
    • It's VERY rigid. Some people find super rigid belts uncomfortable. I don't. YMMV
    • The belt buckle is just a bit large. Nothing you notice normally but if you intend to carry directly on your center line, it's probably not the right belt. A low profile belt without a buckle would be better suited for that role
    Custom (3 Week MAX Leadtime) : Ares Gear
     
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    Wilderness instructor belt, been using one for years and it is holding up very well. Get the 5 stitch for the extra $5. Original Instructor Belt

    If you need leather for work etc, bullhide belts does good work.
     
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    I like El Paso Saddlery, good quality stuff.
     
  7. HB of CJ

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    Consider also going to your local Grange. They have unfinished various widths and thicknesses of leather intended for horse tack and stuff. If you can or have somebody else do the trimming, punching and finishing one can make up just about any kind of gun belt one could think of. Non expensive also.

    Consider also relocating and enlarging and added to the number of belt loops your gun pants have. Fewer were doable, more right around the holster and mag stuff. Also for the rotund guys, do not forget the use of suspenders. Might be needed for that ultimate Zombie encounter mag load out of 12 mags. :)
     
  8. Red_beard

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    I like the 5.11 Double duty belt. I've been wearing them for close to 6 years. I use the 1.5" and it works great with any pants while they also make a 1.75" one. It's stiff enough to support an IWB holster yet flexible enough to be comfortable. I get a size up (I'm 32in waist and buy a large) so that I don't have to actually undo it to take my pants down since it's a slide buckle. Which is a huge bonus to me, not having your gun flopping around on the floor. I've never had a problem with it slipping or the plastic buckle breaking. It's also great that I don't have to take it off for metal detectors.

    For $22-25 it's a steal and you can afford to buy a new one every so often and they are just good belts. They are reversible with black on one side and OD/coyote on the other.

    https://www.amazon.com/5-11-Tactical-59568-Double-Duty/dp/B01FVPHMXQ?th=1&psc=1
     
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  9. nammac

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    Big Foot Gunbelts. I opted for the steel lined version, it’s been my daily belt for several months and has managed to retain its shape.

    Why’s it so great? First it holds its shape, period. I’ve not detected any stretching whatsoever. Second, it doesn’t bend, twist or flex. Rarely ever find myself readjusting it, cause it don’t slip down or around. Third, keeps the sidearm pulled in close to the body. And lastly, it’s just plain comfortable.

    It’s successfully and comfortably supported everything up to and including my Combat Commander...

    Quality and workmanship is top notch. Again after several months of daily use, it still looks new...
     
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    Tandy learher supplies in Beaverton has belt blanks in various sizes, thicknesses, and widths. They also have a huge choice of buckle and other related hardware. A full belt with all the trimming and tanning of choice can be had for under $40. You can custom make any belt any way you like, and you can also get gun fighter belts, and shoulder rigs as well! :)
     
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    Mines 7-8 yrs old, still don't have any reason to replace it.
     
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    Ted Blocker in Tigard. Been wearing their belt everyday for at least five years, it's easily got another five. I think I paid $40.
     
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    I use a SlideBelt Survival Belt, haven't had any issues.
     
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    Hybrid EDC Belt

    I've been wearing this belt for awhile and has held up great. Plus it'll fit through belt loops. I ended up buying 2 more i liked it so much.
     
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    This.
     
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  16. BigStick

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    I got my first gun belt when I bought my first CrossBreed holster. I ordered them together, and have never been sorry. Their belts are just as good as their holsters.
     
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    All true. Great write up and I concur.
     
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    There used to be a guy on here that made web belts with cobra buckles.

    Sheldon
     
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    It's hard to go wrong with The Belt Man. I wear one daily and have used it in several classes with no issues.
     
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