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vmann
12-06-2011, 18:00
can anyone recommend me a good carry belt....i know about seths, and beltman, just looking for more ideas....

rudeboy3
12-06-2011, 18:03
I have a beltman and like it, next time I am gonna order one with a stiffiner in it though. Anyway people like the "tactical" belts alot (5.11, wilderness) and I also have a Blackhawk lizard looking belt which is really stiff.

ChicagoZman
12-06-2011, 18:07
Mitch Rosen About $70 for their Express Line. I've had a couple for over ten years that I wear regularly and a newer one (two years old) that I use for dress.

Fordtough25
12-06-2011, 18:07
Thanks for posting this, I still use th esame old leather belt I have had for years but it's about done for. I am on the lookout for a good belt now as well.

usmc2537gunny
12-06-2011, 18:10
Check with tuckergunleather.com excellent gear and customer service

ronin.45
12-06-2011, 18:13
For a nice comfortable EDC belt I like the 5.11. For dressing up I Have a Kramer horsehide.

Frank V
12-06-2011, 18:15
I think Bianchi makes a good carry belt.
Simply Rugged does too I think. I really like their holsters.
www.simplyrugged.com
Frank

Shadyscott69
12-06-2011, 18:35
can anyone recommend me a good carry belt....i know about seths, and beltman, just looking for more ideas....

For reasonable price, great quality and fantastic turn times, you can't beat Al at AG Gunleather.

http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/

barth
12-06-2011, 18:48
can anyone recommend me a good carry belt....i know about seths, and beltman, just looking for more ideas....

I have three reinforced belts.
Far and away my Galco SB1 is the best.
A bit pricey, but worth every penny.

mingaa
12-06-2011, 18:57
These 1.5" velcro belts work for me for daily IWB carry. They do not have stiffener layers but they do fine with a light IWB carry and at these prices I can keep a nice one and a beater as well as replace them regularly. http://www.leonuniform.com/Bay-4021Belt.htm

Leon has a lot of Tactical and LEO supplies - duty belts as well. Check out the site. They are great to have in the city and hem sleeves and cuffs while you wait on all purchases.

Sonnytoo
12-06-2011, 19:03
I've never purchased an expensive belt. I look at belts @ WalMart, or wherever, and choose a belt of appropriate width (1 1/4" - 1 1/2") that is stiff enough that I cannot easily bend it (pinch it) between my fingers. I have not had trouble finding a good belt for a reasonable price.
I don't knock good commercial stuff, as I have no problem paying $150 for a good holster.

Lazy1
12-06-2011, 19:08
There is a Wilderness original instructors belt for sale in the Glock Talk want ads

emore
12-06-2011, 19:08
I've been wearing the Bianchi gun belts for many, many years. Never had a problem.
fwiw...

TangoCharlie145
12-06-2011, 19:42
For a dress / everyday belt that does not "scream" I AM CARRYING A HANDGUN, I have used an AKER belt, brown or black. They are also reinforced with a polymer lining that helps keep the holster positioned well and does not allow it to flop.

I also use a 5.11 belt when carrying my kydex SWINK holster. It works very well as it is a little thinner belt but still holds the holster tight.

duke77togo
12-06-2011, 19:43
I have a few crossbreed belts that are working well for me.

poodleplumber
12-06-2011, 20:33
I quit looking after I bought my first BeltMan.

bilkay
12-06-2011, 20:39
Beltman or Comptac

40 S+W
12-06-2011, 21:07
The only way to carry all day long in comfort is with a good quality duty belt guys!!! I use a Bianchi 2.25in with 5 belt stays snapped to my under belt.. I got so use to it OTJ that I still do it as a civilian, you just gotta pick your over wear shirts out for the concealment part.. Flanel shirts in winter,, Jimmey Buffet shirts in the summer!!! With folks carrying 2 cel phones and God knows what else on their belts today a little printing here and there means nothing!! Your spare mag holders and lites all can be in the mix here also with duty belt carry..

bigleaf
12-06-2011, 21:18
If you like a western style belt, Triple K makes some nice 1 1/2" belts -- plain, tooled or with a lazy stitch -- in a few colors that have worked very well for me. They last pretty well, too.

jwhite75
12-06-2011, 21:33
The Looper Law Enforcement stuff seem spoular, but I LOVE my Beltman.

dkf
12-06-2011, 21:57
I use Wilderness Tactical CSM lined Ring Belts.

samuse
12-06-2011, 22:14
Wilderness Instructor with the CSM stiffener is the best thing out there for comfort, function and price.

ElrodCod
12-07-2011, 04:10
My daily wear belt is a 1 1/2" 5.11 Trainer Belt. It's stiff enough to support a gun & magazines and thick enough for the holster belt clips to get a good grab.

Black&TAN
12-07-2011, 07:34
If your price range is on the lower end, Don Hume makes a great belt for between 30-40 bucks.

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proguide
12-07-2011, 07:44
5.11 trainer belt while off duty

danNiB-X
12-07-2011, 07:44
My daily wear belt is a 1 1/2" 5.11 Trainer Belt. It's stiff enough to support a gun & magazines and thick enough for the holster belt clips to get a good grab.

Yep this is what i use as well, love it...

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Doxiedad
12-07-2011, 08:26
5.11 trainer belt while off duty

Ok this is going to sound dumb, but would that belt be a good choice for carrying IWB?

My Walmart belt isn't liking me carrying my G27 IWB with a Theiss holster.

ElrodCod
12-07-2011, 09:32
Ok this is going to sound dumb, but would that belt be a good choice for carrying IWB?

My Walmart belt isn't liking me carrying my G27 IWB with a Theiss holster.

That's what I use for IWB.

Doxiedad
12-07-2011, 09:38
That's what I use for IWB.

Awesome thanks.

OmegaRunner
12-07-2011, 09:47
The Wilderness belts are great. I have three of them in different colors, but I have a comp-tac that I tend to wear more. It very well made and looks great.

jkm
12-07-2011, 09:51
I really like the Wilderness 5 stitch, but I need to order another one. When mine arrived I found it was just bit long. Works perfect for IWB but if it was shorter, it would work better for a belt holster. Anyone interested in a 44" pm me...

Doxiedad
12-07-2011, 09:54
With the 5.11 style belts are they more forgiving if you lose/gain weight?

turbostar66
12-07-2011, 09:54
I'm using a belt from Rafter S Gunleather (http://raftersgunleather.com/). I got it at a local gun show and was able to try it on and talk with the makers. Price was very good as well and no shipping!

I'd recommend picking up your belt at a local gun show if you can because a) you can see the fit/finish first hand before buying and b) you can select the perfect belt for you by actually trying them on.

TX58
12-07-2011, 09:58
I like the Blackhawk Serpa belt (I have the black one, but they also make them in a light brown) that has a ploymer stifiner inside the lining of the belt -look good with the alagator print on them - they look dressy enough that I wear mine to church on Sunday's!

nrabnf
12-07-2011, 10:01
I have three reinforced belts.
Far and away my Galco SB1 is the best.
A bit pricey, but worth every penny.

Roger that, two thumbs up:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Mike_P
12-07-2011, 10:27
I have three belts. Only use 2 of them though. An Ares Ranger, a Wilderness Tactical 5 stitch and a Crossbreed leather.

The crossbreed is the one I don't use. Not because it's not great quality, but because the leather just doesn't work for me. The other belts fit better with jeans in terms of looks. The Ares is amazingly comfortable and I wear it most often. The Wilderness is comfortable as well, but the velcro can get irritating if you ever have to adjust it or take it off for any reason.

Just find a stiff belt that fits you well and go with it. Just like finding the right holster, you have to find the right belt and sometimes it'll take a few tries.

bchand01
12-07-2011, 10:31
I definitely agreed with the Ares Ranger and Wilderness 5 stitch.

Quarter Tank
12-07-2011, 10:39
Crossbreed makes a very good and some what cheap leather carry belt. Very well made and holds my holster comfortably.

wingspar
12-07-2011, 10:51
Iíll bet most of the belts mentioned, except the Wallmart belt, work fine. From the advice at the LGS I went with a Galco belt. Expensive, but it beats the dickens out of my Wallmart belt. Havenít worn it since I bought my Galco belt, and may never wear it again.

I have a Bullhide money belt, and itís a great belt. Works for carry in a pinch. They make gun belts too

Doxiedad
12-07-2011, 10:57
Yeah I imagine they are all fine. I just want one that is easy to use. Prefer the tactical type around $40. Looks like I have a lot of choices :)

gwdex
12-07-2011, 11:01
CompTac, with Kydex reinforcement.

Greg

Doc8404
12-07-2011, 11:52
I bought a nice horsehide from Al at www.agcustomgunleather.com (http://www.agcustomgunleather.com)
alas, i won't be wearing it for another 6 weeks though...so i can't tell you much about it.
I didn't get the internal stiffener as from what I understood, it was not needed due to the horsehide and the fact that i carry a Glock 19....time will tell.

125K9
12-07-2011, 12:00
My local uniform supply in Tyler, TX had a sale on 511 belts ($15.00 each) so I picked up a couple not expecting much. Better than what I could find at Walmart, I knew that. It's been two years and they're still doing great. I use one for duty and one for everything else.

Shadyscott69
12-07-2011, 12:23
I bought a nice horsehide from Al at www.agcustomgunleather.com (http://www.agcustomgunleather.com)
alas, i won't be wearing it for another 6 weeks though...so i can't tell you much about it.
I didn't get the internal stiffener as from what I understood, it was not needed due to the horsehide and the fact that i carry a Glock 19....time will tell.


You won't be disappointed. Al is a great guy.

Doc8404
12-07-2011, 12:33
He seems like it. Military discount along with great communication.

up1911fan
12-07-2011, 13:02
I currently use an Occidental Leather belt and a Wilderness FF CSM. Plan on ordering an Ares Ranger Belt once i'm done X-mas shopping.

maddy345
12-07-2011, 14:24
For reasonable price, great quality and fantastic turn times, you can't beat Al at AG Gunleather.

http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/


+1 Al is a GREAT guy!!! He does exceptional work.

abq87120
12-07-2011, 22:03
http://www.looperlawenforcement.com/looper-reinforced-holster-belt.html

These have a Kydex liner and can be ordered with Velcro inner band for V-Clips and others.

About $55 or less shipped IIRC. Call them to order. Ask how to measure. Have a tape measure and your every day belt handy. They will adjust the length to accommodate IWB carry. I ordered mine with seven holes (standard). You must tell them to make the holes 3/4" apart... Makes it easier to fit IWB. Otherwise they are 1" apart... Not good. Also gold or chrome buckle. I wore one out after almost five years of carrying every day, all day. Not bad service for a very reasonably priced belt that looks pretty good. This is family operation with great customer service.

Doc8404
12-08-2011, 03:11
You must tell them to make the holes 3/4" apart... Makes it easier to fit IWB. Otherwise they are 1" apart... Not good...

NOW you post this? LOL....i ordered one with 5, 1" spaced holes...I should've known to order the 3/4", 7 hole model....time will tell.

jamaicanj
12-08-2011, 07:29
I bought a comptac Velcro lined belt that was well made but could not use it regularly as my cell phone holsters could not attach to it due to the extra thickness.

I have an Ares Ranger belt with the cobra buckle that I love. It's not as fast getting on as a traditional leather belt, however I still highly recommend it as its super sturdy and I see it lasting a very very long time

vmann
12-08-2011, 08:29
this turned out to be a pretty informative post, we just dont talk enough about belts...

madAB
12-08-2011, 08:50
Try the Glock belt for $5.99

T Rob
12-09-2011, 09:24
Had real good luck with the Liger Gun Belt have two Black & Brown
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Liger%C2%AE-Gun-Belt-c16.htm

T Rob
12-09-2011, 16:18
Just received a Wilderness frequent flyer belt with CSM this should work nicely too

phanzy
12-09-2011, 16:50
Wilderness frequent flyer 5 stitch. Retains its shape and doesn't sag. I carry either an xdm c or g26 just fine.

Wawrz
12-09-2011, 16:50
Try the Glock belt for $5.99

$14.99 now

http://www.swisslink.com/products/cl...web_belt-4-31/ (http://www.swisslink.com/products/clothing_wearables/austrian_army_web_belt-4-31/)

Falcondrvr43
12-09-2011, 17:07
I have the 5.11 tactical series. Around 30.00 bucks. Got it at a local uniform supply store. They come in brown and black. Not the best quality but super stiff. For 30.00 bucks I can wear it out and buy a new one.

AGERanger
12-09-2011, 18:52
+1+ for Al Childress, at A&G Custom Gunleather!! I have two of his 1.5" horse-hide belts. Quality is outstanding and delivery time is fast (2-3 weeks max, for both, even with the T-giving holiday week). Workmanship is great and Al will answer any question (relevant) you have in a reasonable timeframe.

http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/

proguide
12-10-2011, 01:33
With the 5.11 style belts are they more forgiving if you lose/gain weight?

Absolutely. They are not your average belt. 100% adjustable in even the smallest amounts

Doc8404
12-10-2011, 01:57
+1+ for Al Childress, at A&G Custom Gunleather!! I have two of his 1.5" horse-hide belts. Quality is outstanding and delivery time is fast (2-3 weeks max, for both, even with the T-giving holiday week). Workmanship is great and Al will answer any question (relevant) you have in a reasonable timeframe.

http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/

how about you post pics (yes i know they have them on his site) and a review since I can't get my wife to even take it out of the box and show me on Skype LOL....

Goldstar225
12-11-2011, 09:05
I've had my crossbreed belt for about 10 months now. I wear it daily and I've been very satisfied with it.

1smoothredneck
12-11-2011, 17:45
Desantis is a very good value in a leather gunbelt. I also really like my two Cabela's double duty belts.

Doxiedad
12-12-2011, 15:02
Absolutely. They are not your average belt. 100% adjustable in even the smallest amounts

Sounds good. I've never had a belt with that kind of buckle before. Does it stay tight?

Do both the operator and trainer come with the permastiff insert?

Going tomorrow to a local store that carries them.

Doxiedad
12-13-2011, 12:19
Ok, apparently the store I was thinking of around here closed down.

I was looking at online instructions for belt sizing. Is it normal for the belt size you measure to be larger than your pants waist size?

I wear a 44 in the waist jean and it's ridicously large on me, more room for IWB carry. But when I measure the belt after making a mark it measures 45" ? (Yes I know I'm a fatass, no need to point that out)

Does this sound normal?

1smoothredneck
12-13-2011, 20:32
Ok, apparently the store I was thinking of around here closed down.

I was looking at online instructions for belt sizing. Is it normal for the belt size you measure to be larger than your pants waist size?

I wear a 44 in the waist jean and it's ridicously large on me, more room for IWB carry. But when I measure the belt after making a mark it measures 45" ? (Yes I know I'm a fatass, no need to point that out)

Does this sound normal?
yes. normal. Measure per mfgr. specs. they are not all the same! I wear a 36 waist jean to accept iwb holster and mag, my gun belts are 40s.

Doxiedad
12-13-2011, 20:38
yes. normal. Measure per mfgr. specs. they are not all the same! I wear a 36 waist jean to accept iwb holster and mag, my gun belts are 40s.

Ok thanks

brewer90
12-13-2011, 21:10
Rafter S Gunleather. Holes are 3/4" apart which is great for IWB adjustment. I've had mine for 4 yrs and it is still as good as new.

unit1069
12-14-2011, 06:23
this turned out to be a pretty informative post, we just dont talk enough about belts...

I agree, and it's only recently begun to dawn on me that there's a lot more to effective CCW than just having a reliable gun/ammo/holster/awareness regimen. I started looking into flashlights over the past few months and belts are another factor in carry, to be sure.

I have a $10 leather Wal-Mart belt that has worked just fine for the past five years and shows very little wear and tear. It is about 1 1/4" wide (guesstimate) with double holes spaced all the way along the belt so it's completely adjustable. After I lost a lot of weight over the past year and a half I just cut the excess off and I still wear it nearly every day. A great bargain, if you ask me.

About a month ago I discovered that the Dept. of Corrections building at the state capitol has a retail outlet staffed by trustees. This outlet looks like a bargain store, except that the merchandise is new, made by the inmates, I presume. The merchandise is a hodgepodge of things.

One of those things is a very sturdy adjustable nylon duty belt with plastic quick release buckle. I paid less than $12 and the way it fits I think I could hang an anvil on it without it sagging. Right now I've been using it for my nightly walks; I carry a lot of stuff in the fleece pants pockets and the thin cord that ties the pants isn't the best at keeping them up. I can't wait to see how the belt works with different pistol/holster rigs, although I'm sure it will work very well.

I also bought one of the Austrian Army OD Glock belts that another GT member brought to our attention on the Glock thread. It's not arrived yet and they are used but early reports indicate they're in good condition. That should also be suitable for carry in certain situations but if not it will at least be a curiosity/history item I picked for $5.99 plus shipping.

SCmasterblaster
12-21-2011, 13:37
I have always found a good holster belt at, of all places, WalMart. My Bianchi No. 4/4L fits nicely on my WalMart belt. WalMart has a good selection. :supergrin:

vmann
03-09-2012, 09:33
so i ordered a belt from bullhidebelts.com i will update when i get it....

pspez
03-13-2012, 20:39
Wilderness Instructor Belt is a must. Great belt. Once you use it, you will be amazed how you ever lived without it.

larson1122
03-15-2012, 16:59
I love my Galco reinforced instructors belt.

tdc rangemaster
03-15-2012, 23:03
I've Worn a Beltman belt everyday for about 5 years. Finally outgrew it and just purchased a new one. Its all the belt I will ever need and have no desire to spend money on anything else.

Henning
03-16-2012, 12:28
5.11 Trainer belt and CompTac reinforced...these are the bomb....

Warp
03-16-2012, 13:52
I have two wilderness instructor belts. (outgrew the first one)

I also have a beltman.

The wilderness is a great, relatively inexpensive option for IWB with an untucked shirt. Otherwise it is both ugly and a give-away. The beltman is great. I wear it at work even when not carrying.

vmann
03-16-2012, 14:49
the bullhidebelt.com belt came in, took less then a week, very heavy duty, thick one piece contruction....i was shocked at how thick it is, almost think its too thick until i put it on and put my pistol on it....wow, it holds the load with ease....