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April 5, 2013, 08:09 AM
Looking for recommendations and reviews on Gun Belts. I've seen prices anywhere from $30.00 to WHEW:D

April 5, 2013, 08:26 AM

The Jake Holster

Price: $68.50 shipped

Quality: Excellent. I've worn it for about a month now and it feels sturdy and comfortable. Very sturdy buckle and appearance is great - can go naturally with slacks or jeans. Difference between wearing this belt and wearing my thickest/heaviest belt (bought at ~ $40) is still night and day when holstering same set up.

This will not sag at all while other belt would sag. Unfortunately I don't have experience with other gun belts to compare it to, but from my experience I can highly recommend this belt.

April 5, 2013, 08:30 AM
Simply Rugged has nice quality leather belts capable of supporting a holster. I'm wearing one now with a 92FS in a pancake holster.

If you are asking about an old west style gun belt then Cochise Leather makes some fine rigs that are affordable.

Spats McGee
April 5, 2013, 08:55 AM
I use an Aker B21: http://akerleather.com/

April 5, 2013, 08:55 AM
Comptac - reinforced belts (and excellent IWB and OWB holsters for that matter)

The Beltman - double hide and other belts with differing leathers including horse and elephant I think. I use these belts and they are excellent and perfect for this purpose. Plus they just look like, well belts. ;)

April 5, 2013, 09:21 AM
I like TheBeltman.

April 5, 2013, 10:21 AM
I'm about to order a belt from an outfit called Amish Leather. They make theirs of 12-13 ounce cowhide, in various widths. That's the heaviest leather I've seen offered for years, and shouldn't be as stiff as the internally reinforced belts.

April 5, 2013, 10:27 AM
Just bought a Bullbelt last month. Fine bull hide belt. Sturdy and doesn't sag at all.
$78.99 after shipping and worth every penny.

April 5, 2013, 11:19 AM
Many new & entry level gun owners/armed professionals do not understand or know that a quality, lined gun belt is an important part of a carry system.
Gun belts should be stiff & able to support a fully loaded firearm, handcuffs, white-light, spare magazines, OC spray, etc.

Good designs & firms include: Mitch Rosen, Ken Null, Don Hume, Blackhawk.com, 5.11 Tactical, Milt Sparks, Thebeltman.net, Safariland, Galco, Tex Shoemaker, Kirkpatrick Leather, Alessi, Kramer, DeSantis.

Good websites for gear/belts; www.uscav.com www.qmuniforms.com www.natchezss.com www.galls.com www.policehq.com .
Many savvy pistol packers & "quiet professionals" get horsehide belts or get the type that contour to a 1.25" dress belt in front but are 1.5" around the waist. ;)

ps: due to the 2013 gun panic & custom nature, always call first & confirm the item price and/or shop times. Many places are back-ordered.

April 5, 2013, 12:04 PM
Jerry Bissell - Great belts!

April 5, 2013, 06:21 PM
Gun belts can be expensive but from what I have experienced, cheap gun belts just aren't worth the money. Do yourself a favor, spend the money if you can afford it and buy a well made gun belt. They will last much longer and support your gun much better than a cheaper gun belt.

I use, and suggest, The Beltman. A dual layer bull hide starts at $70. A horse hide starts at $80 and are worth every penny.

My first gun belt was a Ross that cost $40. It lasted for two years. My Beltman is at least 5 years old and is almost as stiff as the day I first tried it on. It still has several years left in it as a gun belt.

By spending a little more up front, you'll save money in the long run. Your carry rig will ride better too as the belt is the most vital part of set up including the holster.


April 5, 2013, 07:32 PM
For leather Beltman is nice, for nylon I like my Wilderness Instructors belt, 5-stitch.

April 6, 2013, 01:16 AM
My first gunbelt was a Blackhawk CQC I got on Amazon. I wouldn't reccomend it, because although it was sturdy, the leather on the outside began peeling off after 4-6 months.

I have a bladetech belt now, and it came reccomended by the cat who made my holster. Decent price, but should last much longer than my other. I'd reccomend it.

April 7, 2013, 09:09 AM
Does anyone have any experience with Cross Breed belts?

April 8, 2013, 02:04 PM
I'd be aware of the fact that the owner/CEO passed on last year so keep that in mind if you order any products.


April 19, 2013, 10:20 PM
I'd be aware of the fact that the owner/CEO passed on last year so keep that in mind if you order any products.

I wasn't aware of that until now, but I got an OWB holster from them in 2011 and a mini-tuck this year. Same excellent quality and fit both times. Good people to work with.

April 19, 2013, 11:29 PM
I've got a Crossbreed belt that I purchased about four years ago.

Decent belt but I prefer Beltman.

April 20, 2013, 12:33 AM
High Noon Rock Steady, fantastic gun belt, wears like iron.

April 20, 2013, 01:43 AM
I saw the High Noon Holsters Rock Steady belt(shark skin format). It was very :cool:.

Not crazy about the metal belt keeper but the design looks slick.

If I drop a few LBs this summer, I may go that route for a concealed carry rig.


April 20, 2013, 01:55 PM
There is a relatively new belt maker in Florida that is making some tremendous stuff. Ridgid Holsters. http://www.ridgidholsters.com/

April 20, 2013, 08:10 PM
Check out these belts from Duluth Trading.


I like a lot of their work wear too.

April 21, 2013, 09:55 AM
I have all my leather work done by CJ Vandermhulen in Riverton Wyoming. Belts, holsters, mag and ammo pouches, and even saddles.

He works for G-G saddles, and many cowboys know exactly who they are. Dennis George's saddles are famous all around the country.

Anyway I have never seen better quality gun leather at any price, and yet his prices are very reasonable. High end quality and lower than other prices you see.....what's not to love?

April 21, 2013, 04:23 PM
Here is one quality well priced gunbelt, I love mine!

April 21, 2013, 06:39 PM
I bought one belt from Al Childress in brown, and liked it so much I bought another in black. These are horsehide, tough as nails, with beautiful finishing. Check his website:


I also have a belt from Crossbreed, but it sits in the closet.

If and when I need another belt, AG will be my first choice

April 21, 2013, 07:19 PM
Duluth Trading puts out a lot of manly gear & clothing.
Their stretch jean ad is funny; :D.
Many armed professionals & concealed carry license holders suggest Duluth Trading men's belts.


April 21, 2013, 11:00 PM
I need to get me a good one as well. I bought the stiffest cheap belt I could find, lasted about a year.

Chuck Dye
April 22, 2013, 08:39 PM
I have been very pleased with Cabela's Double Duty II (http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=733280), which I acquired on sale for $19.95.

April 25, 2013, 08:10 PM
Rick Garcia. Info can be found on his website.


I have been using one of his belts for about 9 months and love it. Mine is double thickness and double stitched cowhide in a basket stamp finish. It is super stiff, fits well, and really holds up a holster containing a 1911 Commander size pistol.

His prices were better than several others previously suggested but his quality is EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!

April 26, 2013, 03:01 PM
I am a recent owner of my first gun belt. I did what I'd consider some in depth research. Spending $100 for a belt just seemed extreme to me so my objective was to fine a less expencive option that was just as good.

I first purchased a Ranger Belt from Daluth Trading. The belt was reasonablly priced. Probably somewhere around $40-50. While this is a nice belt and stronger and thicker than any other belt (dress belts) I own, It was not the GUN BELT i was looking for.......

My search led me to Jerry Bissel (www.jbgunbelts.com). www.jbgunbelts.com i think.

Reasonably priced and appeared to be well constructed. I was concerned about taking the right measurement for jerry to work with. I was really hoping i didnt make it too short or too long.

Placed the order and within just a few days i received an email from Jerry with the shipping information. The belt came in and MAN am I surprised. You can just about hold this belt straight out. To say this thing is strong is an understatement. You could lift a car with this belt. I love the double stiching. I love the strength of the buckle. It's not cheap. I love how thick it is. I love the 7 holes to accomodate any form of carry. IWB, OWB, or nothing at all.

My Girlfriend won a belt from one of the WELL KNOWN companys that reatails in that $100 range. Her's came with a kydex insert as well. While her belt is a nice looking belt and will serve her well, it's no where near as heavy duty as my Jerry Bissel Belt.

I also like the Ridgid Holster suggestion. I almost went with them too, but I'm not sure it's as strong as jerrys either and just liked his look. I think I will try Ridgid Holster the next time in need a hybrid leather / kydex IWB holster though because I like the way theirs look.
Thanks Jerry.