View Full Version : What's a good value in a gun belt?

March 29, 2001, 04:21 PM
I'm in the market for a good gun belt. The flimsy woven leather belt I usually wear just doesn't cut it.

Since I usually use a belly band for CCW wear, I don't need one of the really nice double-thick leather belts from the big-name holster mfg's. (need=no, want=YES :D)

So, what am I left with? I've seen some belts at gun shows recently that are nylon with some kind of stiffening piece inside the nylon. Has anyone had any experience with these?

I'll mostly be using this for trips to the range, and the occasional run&shoot type of competition. I'll be hanging a Glock 35 on it, so it will need to be fairly stiff.

Once again, any help would be greatly appreciated!


Country Boy
March 29, 2001, 04:41 PM
I have a belt from Cabella's that works well. Perhaps you want to try their catalog.

Christopher II
March 29, 2001, 05:33 PM
If your heart is set on nylon, then there's really only one choice - The Wilderness Instructor Belt. I have a black 1.5" version, and it's the best casual belt I have ever owned. Take a look - http://www.thewilderness.com/Pages/belts.html


March 29, 2001, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Christopher II, I just ran across thier site, and I think this is what I have seen at the shows. Which version do you have? 3-stitch, 5-stitch or Shooters? Which buckle design did you go with, the standard or the double ring?

Country Boy, is the belt that you got from Cabela's leather? How much did it cost?

Thanks again!

March 29, 2001, 11:51 PM
I have a Don Hume that I grabbed from their scratch and dent section of the website for $12. Works pretty good. :)

March 30, 2001, 08:10 AM
http://www.WALDONHOLSTERS.COM You can go wrong with Mark's work

March 30, 2001, 12:47 PM

Academy Sports carry some thick, 3/16" by 1 3/8", single piece leather belts for about $15 which work well.



Christopher II
March 30, 2001, 02:28 PM
PropellerHead -

Mine's a black 5-stitch, standard buckle. The shooter's model, I was told, is a little too stiff for everyday wear. I'm not sure, but I think that they only offer the double-ring buckle on the 1.25" belts.

Get one. You'll love it.

(No, I don't work for Wilderness, I'm just a very satisfied customer.)