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Old February 7, 2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Gun belt

Looking for a gun belt for shooting comps. What do you guys recommend? I have looked at a couple different types but nothing really looks good. Thanks for your help
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Old February 7, 2018, 11:21 PM   #2
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Wilderness instructors belt. I wear one everyday.

http://www.thewilderness.com/belts/o...structor-belt/
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Old February 7, 2018, 11:31 PM   #3
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RailRiders sells the exact belt for $29
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Old February 8, 2018, 02:09 AM   #4
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I have an Aker, a couple of bigfoots, a Hanks and an instructor belt. The leather ones all look great and don't look tactical. The Aker is over 20 years old.
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Old February 10, 2018, 07:58 PM   #5
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I like leather from The Beltman and the nyl9n Wilderness Instructor belt.
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Old February 10, 2018, 09:50 PM   #6
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What kind of competitions? In IDPA, the belt must go through the pants belt loops; in USPSA, you can wear an inner belt/keeper system, which is much more convenient.

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Old February 11, 2018, 09:40 AM   #7
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RailRiders sells the exact belt for $29
Don't see this online anywhere. I have a wilderness tac 5 stitch that i outgrew. Never liked the velcro much...
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Old February 11, 2018, 10:48 AM   #8
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Don't see this online anywhere. I have a wilderness tac 5 stitch that i outgrew. Never liked the velcro much...

Look for a Propper 180 belt; double layer, five stitch nylon (like the Wilderness) but with a 'normal' buckle and no velcro. Runs around $15 online.


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Old February 11, 2018, 10:57 AM   #9
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Have a belt

Check out Alien Gear.
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Old February 12, 2018, 08:11 PM   #10
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I use every day and recommend the Kore Essential's Trakline Gun Belt!
A fellow worker turned me on to it.
I have the X1 Gun Buckle & Black Reinforced Top-Grain Leather Belt Set
They are not the cheapest Gun Belt but worth every penny...at least to me.
I wear it even if I am not carrying...the days of old style belt with holes are gone for me.
It comes in handy after a large meal too..Release the belt a few clicks and your good to go!
Your not trying to unlatch it for another hole that may or may not be how much you wanted to adjust it.

Link: http://https://www.koreessentials.com/collections/gun-belts

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https://www.koreessentials.com/pages/how-it-works

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Old February 12, 2018, 09:58 PM   #11
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I own several wilderness instructor belts and can’t recommend them enough. For competition I use a 1.5” 5-stitch with the polymer insert.
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Old February 13, 2018, 04:40 PM   #12
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I'm wearing a DeSantis.
Use it for 1911 and Walther PPS.
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Old February 14, 2018, 08:20 AM   #13
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I bought a Beltman belt. When I needed it to be resized I ordered a second one as well. Great service and I have been happy with them going a bit over a year now of wearing one of the two nearly every day (and the one gets worn the vast majority)
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Old February 15, 2018, 08:47 PM   #14
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Anyone have S.O.E. Belts?
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Old February 16, 2018, 08:06 AM   #15
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Got a DeSantis "econobelt" from Midway USA, 20 bucks or so, pretty nice inexpensive belt....

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Old February 18, 2018, 10:46 PM   #16
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Alien Gear and BigFoot Gunbelts are the same belts. Good for IDPA and concealed carry. Look at Safariland for IPSC.
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Old February 18, 2018, 11:08 PM   #17
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I have a belt from The Beltman with the internal stiffener. This is the first $100+ belt I've ever had so I was skeptical to spend this much money. However, after getting the belt I realized that I should have bought one a long time ago. While I haven't owned any others to compare, this thing has been better than I ever thought a belt could be. Even when I'm not carrying my gun, I can't stand to wear a regular belt after trying this thing. The quality is outstanding and the belt does a much better job holding up my pants with or without a gun. I would highly recommend it, and I'll likely order another one in black.
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Old February 26, 2018, 05:53 PM   #18
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This is the first $100+ belt I've ever had
I don't get it?
Unless you just want to pay for fancy leather to wear with your suit or something....Why would you pay that AND deal with Belt holes?

After getting a Kore Trakline belt I will never deal with belt holes and buckles again!
A Kore Trakline can adjust to a quarter of a inch click at a time making the belt the exact size that you need.
Need to snug your belt up or let it out just a little, it's easy, with belt holes they are rarely where I need them..either too tight or too loose!

But it is what it is..enjoy!
Still...I just don't get it!

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Old February 26, 2018, 07:44 PM   #19
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I was also looking for a every day carry belt . The Kore Essentials EDC is the one I went with . You should give the tactical belt a hard look . Rated much higher then the carry , their buckle system is the best out there.

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