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Recommendation on Competition belt for USPSA

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by mcfoto, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    Hi all,

    After shooting my first match, the next upgrade I want to make is to get a real competition belt. I've been researching Black Scorpion, Blade Tech, and Double Alpha. A friend also highly recommends Safari land.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    My recommendation?

    Don't get into the high dollar equipment race. Go to a few more matches with just your standard gear. Ask around the matches and see what others are using before committing a whole bunch of money.

    First it's a belt, then Mag holders, a holster and a shot timer. Next you will be getting a race gun, another holster, new mag holders, a GoPro camera for your hat, custom designer safety glasses with interchangeable mirrored lenses in various interstellar colors for varying light, a custom shooting shirt covered with patches from gun manufacturers that don't sponsor you and several pairs of really ugly cargo shorts.
     
  3. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    I skipped ahead to this one. ;) I did ask around at the match and the guys in my squad seemed to favor Blade Tech. Just looking for other opinions on here. I hear you on the gear race. It does look like a slippery slope. I figured $50 wasn't too bad a way to start not looking like a total noob. I will admit that hanging my gear - much of it came with my XDm - on a good leather belt seemed to work fine.

    Anyone have an "avoid" to share?
     
  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Search Cobra belts here, they are top notch belts!!!!;)Contact PigNorton91
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you want a good stiff two part belt, CR Speed. Double Alpha 2nd choice, Safariland #3.
    My wife has a purple belt from an outfit called FBC Tactical in New York. Hand made to order,
    it's one heck of a belt---but not at the cheap end of the scale.
    Get a belt that has the fuzzy part of the velcro on the inner belt, and the hooks on the outer.
    I KNOW CR Speed and FBC are this way. Safariland has the hooks on the inner belt. I wear my
    inner belt all day on match day, and when I don't have the outer belt on the hooky inner belts
    stick to everything!

    Seriously---if you are getting along fine with a leather belt, stay with that for a while. Shoot another
    half dozen matches before you start buying stuff. You will have a much better idea of what you
    need.