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Old July 2, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Advice on a new gun belt.

I'm looking to put together a new CC set up. I'll just be carrying my gun, two extra mags, and my flashlight. I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to concealment gear as the bulk of my experience has been with duty gear. Can anyone suggest a super tough belt that I can wear around town and still look relatively normal?
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Old July 2, 2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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Rock Steady from High Noon, best gun belt I've ever used, and you can get them fancy, too.
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Old July 2, 2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Haven't tried those, but I own 5 or 6 of the Aker belts in different colors and sizes, and they have worked extremely well for CCW for me.
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Old July 2, 2012, 10:29 PM   #4
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I wear a belt from Crossbreed. I've had it for 3 years now. Other than being more flexible where it bends in the area where the buckle rests, it's a good as new.
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Old July 2, 2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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Sam Andrews makes beautiful belts - my wife likes some of his gunbelts better than the normal or dress belts you'd find at men's stores - but they aren't cheap. OTOH, you definitely get what you pay for with Sam; his stuff can be pricey, but should outlast most owners.

Note that Sam had a belt, holster, and magazine pouch in SWAT Magazine's (I think the March issue) sweepstakes - in hippopotamus leather.

If you go to Sam's website, there's a page for normal gear, and another page for exotic leathers.
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Old July 3, 2012, 02:33 PM   #6
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I use an Aker B21, and have for a couple of years. It's stiff enough to carry a full-sized pistol and an extra mag or two, but it doesn't scream "GUN BELT" to everyone that sees me wearing it. Doc Intrepid has already provided the link.
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Old July 3, 2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Posts: 65 I can not say enough good things for this belt. I had a galco prior and this is like going from a work truck to a Cadillac

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Old July 3, 2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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beltman.n I can not say enough good things for this belt. I had a galco prior and this is like going from a work truck to a Cadillac
Beltman is indeed a great belt!
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Old July 3, 2012, 08:23 PM   #9
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+3 for the Beltman. I've not seen a gun belt that holds up better or lasts longer than those from the Beltman. For extra durability, I would suggest opting for the horsehide version.
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Old July 3, 2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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I've got an Aker B21 belt and I really like it. It is very sturdy and handsome, decently priced too. I've got a High Noon Mr. Softy holster for an Officers Model and GM and while I like them, I found this guy got one for my OACP and love it. I would not hesitate to recommend either company though.
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Old July 4, 2012, 11:56 AM   #11
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+4 for the Belt Man. Bought my gun belt years ago and it's still holding strong. Great product quality, great value for your money.
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Old July 4, 2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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nice belts!

This guy makes an awesome belt and offers a lifetime warranty.
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Old July 5, 2012, 01:56 AM   #13
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ive got an uncle mikes instructors me it doesnt scream gunbelt and its super tough.
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Old July 5, 2012, 08:34 AM   #14
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Crossbreed for leather and Wilderness Tactical for everyday. This one has been used and abused but still looks almost new.

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Old August 18, 2012, 05:07 AM   #15
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I just wanted to update you guys on my purchase. I ordered a belt from Mr. Garcia at the website mentioned above. It arrived yesterday. It is of exceptional quality, very sturdy, and comfortable. Worth every penny and more. My thanks to Mr. Garcia. Look him up in the future. Or now.
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Old August 18, 2012, 07:30 AM   #16
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Just throwing this out there for the next guy, the. . .

I have 3 gun belts.

Rafter S Gunleather - My first one is now dead. It could still carrry a gun fine, but it looks pretty bad. I bought it in 2002 and wore it almost everyday for 9 years. I even sent it back to be refinished once. I think the got divorced and so I'm not sure about today's product. The only negative was it did not fit Milt Sparks loops perfectly. A little too tight.

Then I bought an A&G Custom Gunleather - This is probably the nicest looking belt I own. I wear it occasionally. Basically, this is my 1911 winter belt. I changed the buckle out to a nice rodeo belt buckle to go with my boots!

Last is my serious work/summer belt A Bullhide - Super belt. Maybe a tad thick, but very nice. It is almost too stiff, I have worn it for like 3 months regularly, but it is not broke in much yet.
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Old August 19, 2012, 08:28 AM   #17
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carry belts, gun belt rigs....

Depending on the use(s), there are a few high quality brands out there;
5.11 Tactical, Blackhawk, Mitch Rosen, Milt Sparks, Unkle Mikes, Galco, High Noon Holsters,, Bianchi-intl.

I've used a few 5.11 nylon & Unkle Mikes belts with few problems.
Mitch Rosen markets a concealment rig that narrows to 1.25" in front.

Ken Null is highly rated for custom gun belts too.
NOTE; many custom shops or lines may take months to deliver. 5.11 & Blackhawk have polymer type inserts but may be ready to ship in your size-style.

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