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Old 04-15-2014, 19:20   #1
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How Wide A Belt

How wide a belt do you recommend for using a Galco Combat Master holster? Currently have a 1 3/4" wide belt, bought from Galco, but wondering if I should have gone a little smaller, say 1 1/2" wide. I was told when I began to CC that a good belt and a good holster were very important.
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Old 04-15-2014, 19:35   #2
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I've found a stiffer belt is the best to OC or CCW. It also depends on your pants and the width of the pants loops, and type of pants you're wearing (i.e. shorts, jeans, dress pants etc.). It's a lot about comfort and finding the right fit for your particular carry. Trial and error is in effect.
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Old 04-15-2014, 19:56   #3
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I have an Ares Gear Ranger belt, it's 1.5" and super stiff after everyday wear for almost 2 years now. It's wide enough for outside the waistband holsters, thigh rigs, and narrow enough for inside the waistband too. Can hold a fully loaded G22 and mag holder without flopping out.
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Old 04-15-2014, 20:00   #4
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1.5" is ideal
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1.5" is ideal
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:28   #6
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Agreed.
I agree as well.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:07   #7
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I agree as well.
Agree as well. It's enough belt if well made and doesn't look like Batman's utility belt.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:48   #8
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How wide a belt do you recommend for using a Galco Combat Master holster? Currently have a 1 3/4" wide belt, bought from Galco, but wondering if I should have gone a little smaller, say 1 1/2" wide. I was told when I began to CC that a good belt and a good holster were very important.
I use a Galco 1.5". You were told correctly. The belt makes a huge difference. Don't scrimp on the belt or holster.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:55   #9
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I prefer 1.5" Fits my jeans, shorts, BDUs, and dockers. 1.75" would not work in the dockers I know.

I standardized on 1.5 for all belts and holsters.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:39   #10
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Like others have said I like 1.5 because I don't have to buy new pants to fit the belt
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:52   #11
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This looks really well for me -

http://www.511tactical.com/leather-casual-belt-15.html

Though next time I'll try the ARC gun belt.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:09   #12
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My first gun belt was a 1.75" but upon bringing it home, it didn't fit any of my pants. Returned it and have found 1.5" to be the best for me. It's the largest size that fits my belt loops.
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Old 04-16-2014, 15:09   #13
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I use 1.75 on blue jeans. 1.5 on anything that it will fit the belt loops. Sometimes i have to go to 1.25 for some suits. But that belt is an ALESSI made for dress slacks.
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Old 04-16-2014, 15:15   #14
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I have a Galco SB1 1.25" Dress Belt and a SB5 1.75" Sport Belt.
I wear the one that fits best and looks appropriate with how I'm dressed.

If I could only have one belt?
1.5" would be a good compromise.

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Old 04-16-2014, 21:22   #15
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My 1.5" Beltman belts are solid enough to support a lot gun while still fitting the belt loops of all my pants, including dress pants.

My 1.75" belt does not fit anything but my Levi's jeans. The 1.5" belts also fit the 1.75" belt slots that most holsters come with surprisingly well with lite extra play.
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Old 04-16-2014, 22:56   #16
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1.75" belts are only made for the same size holsters. And as mentioned above won't fit in most pant belt loops. 1.5" for me. I think it's very important to use the same size belt with holster loops for stability. Even better if they are from the same builder. I bought a very thick belt from a very famous beltmaker here only to find out it wouldn't fit through any of my top shelf holster loops. It's much better to have a belt with two thinner layers of leather offset and stitched (compare the strength of plywood) to one thick ply that gets mushy with use.
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