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Opinated
August 4, 2011, 03:57 PM
My Hunter 155 Med belt (Western style) simply is getting too small. That old leather is shrinking is the only explanation I have. If I suck up really hard, the last hole can be used. Anyone ever had or seen an extension piece for such? Ideas on how to design such?

WW2
August 4, 2011, 05:51 PM
:D

http://www.cabelas.com/backpacks-fanny-packs-cabelas-12-hip-belt-extension-2.shtml?WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleBaseUSA&WT.z_mc_id1=714041&rid=40&mr:trackingCode=8316DE51-F5D2-DF11-82EF-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA

http://www.reactgear.com/Blackhawk-Military-Web-Belt-Extender-p/41WB11-P.htm?gclid=CIHUy8nctqoCFYsd2godyQ1s5Q

Or you can make one to match your current belt!

rayban
August 4, 2011, 07:03 PM
....yeah right...blame it on the leather, not the french fries......:eek:

Opinated
August 4, 2011, 07:30 PM
So even the synthetic materials will shrink and no longer fit! Who could have imagined?
My belt is a Hunter brand, leather. The end fittings on the synthetic are a bit different, to put it mildly. Thanks for the effort.

wogpotter
August 5, 2011, 09:10 AM
A while back I met this guy from Texas who had been a Texas Ranger. Now as we all know Texas has everything bigger, better & badder than elsewhere, apparently it included this gentleman's shadow, which was getting wider, presumably because of Globull warming.:D

He had a similar problem & with great ingenuity designed this answer to the leather shrinkage issues caused by sun, wind & rain, not Lone Star beer.

The Ranger belt.................:cool: Uses 2 older "pre-shrunk" belts of differing widths to make a single, longer belt. No sewing skills needed just punch holes & Chicago screws
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h29/moosp/DSCF8302.jpg

Edward429451
August 5, 2011, 10:19 AM
Wear a big gun IWB. That's what I do.:D

spclPatrolGroup
August 5, 2011, 12:13 PM
The older I get, the more the leather in my belt shrinks :D

Sarge
August 5, 2011, 12:17 PM
May favorite belt-stretcher is repeated trips to the smorgasbord on fried chicken/fried tater & onions night.

smoakingun
August 5, 2011, 04:52 PM
welcome to the chub club:D