close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Gun Belts

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Gideon2086, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Gideon2086

    Gideon2086

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    I see a lot of posts about holsters but very few about gun belts. What brands do you guys recommend/wear?
     
  2. GlockFanWA

    GlockFanWA

    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Location:
    Washington
    I just ordered a crossbreed gun belt, waiting for it to show up
     

  3. RPVG

    RPVG

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I wear a Bianchi belt to hold a G30 in its holster. It works well. Way better than a regular belt. But I can't compare it with any other gun belt. Yet!

    I recently ordered another from Bullhide Belts. It hasn't arrived yet, so I can't really say anything about it. The "double leather strip" thing looks more robust, but that just may be marketing hype. I'll know better when I get it.

    Anyway, this is what I've got going on. Can't really make a recommendation until I can make some kind of a comparison. And even that's only one man's opinion.
     
  4. up1911fan

    up1911fan

    Messages:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    Volund Gearworks Atlas Belt. JRC or The Beltman for leather.
     
  5. kodiakpb

    kodiakpb

    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Ares Ranger Enhanced.
     
  6. RPVG

    RPVG

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Just realized. The Bullhide Belts thing isn't "two strips of leather". My bad. Brain fart.

    Sorry.
     
  7. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

    Messages:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Ohio
    I have 5 true gun belts and my favorites are by The Beltman. I have one in black and one in brown. They are about 3 years old now and show no wear.
     
  8. bikecop136

    bikecop136

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    www.thebeltman.net He makes some great belts. I have two that I wear every day and they have lasted for a few years now. They are not cheap, but well worth it.
     
  9. vinstang67

    vinstang67

    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Location:
    TN
    I have a bullhide belt.
    I got it last fall (I think).

    It is very nice and makes EDC stable.
    One thing though it is thick, and if you used any cellphone holster on this belt, the belt is almost too thick.

    Other than that, I am happy with it.

    The next one may be a thinner belt for me.

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  10. harley rider

    harley rider

    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2003
    Wilderness Tactical - Best belt out there
     
  11. MonsterB

    MonsterB

    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Galco Instructor belt...good price and a really good belt.
     
  12. TxGlock9

    TxGlock9

    Messages:
    5,030
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Friend of mine just bought a Bullhide belt. Those are indeed stiff as heck, but they are thick as mentioned above. Great belt though.

    I use a 5.11 Operator 1.75inch belt... As long as you get a quality belt it really doesn't matter which brand you get. Just don't cheap out and get crap.
     
  13. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Messages:
    6,848
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    The important thing is to get an actual gunbelt, not a stiff regular belt. Wilderness is about as good as it gets for casual wear.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Ditto.
     
  15. jdw174

    jdw174

    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Location:
    West Tennessee
    Mine was made by Gordon Davis at the height of his popularity. I've worn it for 25 years, and although it's faded and battle scarred, it's as good as the day it was made.
     
  16. up1911fan

    up1911fan

    Messages:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    Untill you try an Atlas belt. Sold my Wilderness and Ares after getting my first. Currently have two of them.
     
  17. vmann

    vmann Controller

    Messages:
    2,195
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    same here, next time i may order one of their dress belts, same belt just a little thinner....
     
  18. rebby

    rebby

    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Location:
    Anoka Co, MN
    http://agcustomgunleather.com/ for me. Al makes a fantastic belt and will make it in pretty much any way that you'd like. I wanted something that was stiff enough to easily support my 5" 1911, a spare mag, a flashlight, and a Leatherman tool. I ended up with a double bullhide belt with a nylon liner and double stitching. This thing is PERFECT! Give Al a call, tell him your needs, and he's sure to come up with a belt that will work for you just as well.
     
  19. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Messages:
    2,010
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Location:
    The Northwoods