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Old December 21, 2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Gunbelt for a big man?

I finally got my permit to carry concealed (after several phone calls, faxes, and a trip to Nashville. Isn't government wonderful?), and I would like to have a sturdy waistbelt designed for carrying a weapon. The problem is I need a 52"-54" and they seem to be non-existant. The gun is a full size 1911 in a Galco FLETCH High Ride holster so it is pretty hefty, and the biggest gunbelts I can find are around 46". Anyone else having this problem? Or found a solution?

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Old December 21, 2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Old December 21, 2011, 07:37 AM   #3
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The "Last Chance" belts at Cabela's run really big. I bought an XL and it was way too long; I had to send it back and get a L. Cabela's has a really good return policy, so you can take a chance for about $20 to $25 and all you have to lose is the return postage.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...tk=AllProducts
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Old December 21, 2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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Hanks amish belt.Good belt for the money

http://www.hanksclothing.com/
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Old December 21, 2011, 05:08 PM   #5
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I finally got my permit to carry concealed (after several phone calls, faxes, and a trip to Nashville. Isn't government wonderful?), and I would like to have a sturdy waistbelt designed for carrying a weapon. The problem is I need a 52"-54" and they seem to be non-existant. The gun is a full size 1911 in a Galco FLETCH High Ride holster so it is pretty hefty, and the biggest gunbelts I can find are around 46". Anyone else having this problem? Or found a solution?
Must be my twin I never knew I had. I found here at a gun show a man making belts to order for the tidy sum of $25.
You could try here at www.thebeltman.net I am hoping some day to fit into the belt he made for me before my waist grew
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Old December 21, 2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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I make 'em

I make belts up to 80+ inches... PM me if I can assist!

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Old December 21, 2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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www.thebeltman.net will get you set up.
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Old December 21, 2011, 11:30 PM   #8
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+ size carry/concealment rigs...

Here are a few websites/sources for the "chunky monkeys", like me; .

www.Blackhawk.com www.miltsparks.com www.5.11tactical.com www.qmuniforms.com www.kingsizedirect.com www.duluthtrading.com www.texshoemaker.com www.safariland.com

Many savvy gunners like the Beltman website too.
Clyde
ps; Some LE trainers & CC license class instructors advise buying a belt a size or 2 larger for holsters, mag holders, cuff cases, IWB stuff.
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Old December 22, 2011, 04:23 PM   #9
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Check out SIMPLY RUGGED. They will make it to your request.
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Old December 23, 2011, 11:04 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies yall, I'm going to check out some of these links and see what I can find.
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Old December 23, 2011, 12:43 PM   #11
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Tighten up...

A few more quick points for a "armed professional" or pistol packer...

Get a lined belt. It will be stronger & support the wt/size of most handguns & related gear(mags, knives, cuffs, cell phone/PDA, etc).
Use at least at 1.5" wide belt for a firearm the size of a Glock 19/23 or SIG P229 or a K frame S&W revolver. It's wide enough to support a weapon for 6/8/10 hrs at a clip.
Some gunbelt makers like Galco, Ken Null & Mitch Rosen make gunleather belts that narrow out front to 1.25" so you'll look like a quiet professional with most coats, vests, jackets.

Finally check the belt loops of the pants or men's slacks. They should be wide enough for a 1.5" belt or be strong enough to support a firearm/gear.
Duluth Trading, Woolrich, 5.11 & Blackhawk all cater to that style in basic colors like black, navy, OD, tan.
Some simple plans and a few smart picks will keep you on track & comfortable too.
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Old December 23, 2011, 05:55 PM   #12
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A custom gunbelt maker, such as The Beltman, one of my favourites, can make whatever you want or need. Also: Most gunleather craftsmen make belts to order.

Here ya go: Compiled List of Gunleather, Gun Holster and Gunbelt Makers

Good Luck,
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Old December 28, 2011, 08:54 PM   #13
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CSMgear.com

I was reading an older gun magazine with an item about the gear website; www.CSMgear.com .
I never purchased any of the products but the writer(an armed professional & former military service member).

They market belts, gear, uniform items.
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:29 AM   #14
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Small advice(?)

I ordered a Galco 1.25" wide belt since that was what my normal belt was. Unfortunately nothing fits on it because it is double thickness so it is now too thick. Things like my blackberry, my IWB clipable holster, etc. Also normal holsters fit, but getting them on and off is hard.

Take into account the double thickness and order a shorter height belt is my advice.

Beautiful belt, but it takes a bit to break in also.
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Old January 1, 2012, 03:04 PM   #15
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Belts for big man

Go to tandy leather and you can buy leather to make you own belts. I bought a heavy strap leather that was 70" long and 1 1/2" thick for about $30.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/e...home/home.aspx
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Old January 6, 2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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The Beltman.
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Old January 9, 2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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http://www.abetterbeltusa.com I've had one for a year, and it's still like new. I wear a size 46". but their website says they go up to 72".
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