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CCW Methods & Issues => CCW Equipment => Topic started by: Andrew1986 on July 30, 2016, 01:34:22 PM



Title: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Andrew1986 on July 30, 2016, 01:34:22 PM
I will be carrying a Glock 43 in a Vedder IWB holster. I wanted to know what gun belts some of you use for CCW with an IWB holster. Thanks


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: 64Falconguy on July 30, 2016, 01:48:27 PM
I use an Alien Gear belt. I really like it. Very sturdy and well made.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Andrew1986 on July 30, 2016, 03:22:35 PM
Yeah was thinking of theirs. Is it really thick?


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: 29thInfantry on July 30, 2016, 03:22:41 PM
I got my gun belt from http://zachsgunbelts.com/ it is a really nice belt but there is a wait time on them since he makes them as they are ordered there is a current 6 week wait time.  I can tell you it is very good craftsmanship and still looks brand new and I have had it just around 2 years.  My AIWB of choice is from stealthgearusa.com another custom built product but very good quaility and the most comfortable holster I have had and I have been through a few Like crossbreed and alien gear.  They just were not what I was looking for.  this is just my opinion and I am very happy with my rig it is comfortable.  


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: 64Falconguy on July 30, 2016, 03:28:39 PM
The Alien Gear is very thick and rigid. I IWB carry a Glock 30s and it stays put all day.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on July 30, 2016, 03:43:23 PM
I bought a belt at Walmart that is made of thick leather and is 1 1/2" wide and has Remington gun shell trim on it. It cost about $15.00.
It has really been a great belt so far. I also still have an old belt that came from Walmart about 10-12 years ago. It is also brown with thick leather, 1 1/2" wide. Been using it everyday since I bought it. Another place that I have seen Nice looking heavy wide belts is Tractor Supply. Proving you don't have to spend big bucks on a belt to use for carry.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: oldgraygeek on July 30, 2016, 03:47:39 PM
AGN Leather in the NCCo Farmers Market will make you an excellent thick leather gun belt, cut to length, for about $50.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: 8thFA on July 30, 2016, 03:58:49 PM
I will be carrying a Glock 43 in a Vedder IWB holster. I wanted to know what gun belts some of you use for CCW with an IWB holster. Thanks

I use a Hank's belt, carrying a XDM 9mm 3.8 compact and in a IWB holster, and often an IWB mag carrier, works like a champ:

http://www.hanksclothing.com/hanks_amish_belts_ccw_the_gunner.html


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: lynch on July 31, 2016, 02:47:11 AM
I bought a belt at Walmart that is made of thick leather and is 1 1/2" wide and has Remington gun shell trim on it. It cost about $15.00.
It has really been a great belt so far. I also still have an old belt that came from Walmart about 10-12 years ago. It is also brown with thick leather, 1 1/2" wide. Been using it everyday since I bought it. Another place that I have seen Nice looking heavy wide belts is Tractor Supply. Proving you don't have to spend big bucks on a belt to use for carry.

I bought one there a year ago. Still holding up very well. Like SR9 said, no need to spend a lot.
My belt, I found in the sporting goods dept. $12US.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: CorBon on July 31, 2016, 05:30:13 AM
Although some people have had problems with the finish, a 5.11 belt with the Permastiff liner makes for a ridiculously rigid belt.  And by rigid I mean that, with the belt is installed, you can lay the pants down -- and the belt will keep them opened-up like you have a hula hoop in there.  As the finish is a veneer, you may experience some wear around the buckle area -- which some enjoy complaining about.  The belts are in the $30-$40 range, but are immediately available via the web.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: RetCapt1994 on July 31, 2016, 08:11:05 AM
I have been using a 5.11 Tactical Apex Gunner's Belt   1 1/2". A bit pricey, $59.99 but it is comfortable but sturdy. Presently I have no issues with this belt.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Andrew1986 on July 31, 2016, 11:41:55 AM
Although some people have had problems with the finish, a 5.11 belt with the Permastiff liner makes for a ridiculously rigid belt.  And by rigid I mean that, with the belt is installed, you can lay the pants down -- and the belt will keep them opened-up like you have a hula hoop in there.  As the finish is a veneer, you may experience some wear around the buckle area -- which some enjoy complaining about.  The belts are in the $30-$40 range, but are immediately available via the web.

Thanks I'll check that one out.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Andrew1986 on August 01, 2016, 11:46:59 AM
I'm thinking of going with a hanks gun belt also have a 15% coupon code that's good through 8/4


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: CorBon on August 01, 2016, 05:58:30 PM
The only way to find out what works for you is to build your collection of not-used and not-used-as-much stuff, in addition to what you normally use.  You can't even look at it as wasted money, because the importance of good and reliable gear is -- priceless?  Remember, no matter what you look up on Amazon, no matter how many five-star reviews that you see for an item -- there's always a couple of people saying that the item sucked and all of the five-star reviews are by idiots or paid reviewers.  So, getting one item from one place, and trying another from another place is how you find what will work for you.  Also, when buying items like that, try getting them in different colors, so at least you start covering your color bases.  Even if you don't like one of the belts, but you need a brown belt for a night, you'll already have one.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Radnor on August 02, 2016, 05:13:02 AM
I'm thinking of going with a hanks gun belt also have a 15% coupon code that's good through 8/4

Have 3 of them. 2 @1.25" black & brown for work. 1 @1.5 for play.  GREAT belts!
They hold my pants up  ;D


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on August 03, 2016, 07:21:07 AM
Might want to check these guys out. I bought my holster from them 5 years ago and still use it everyday. They also make their own gun belts.

http://www.theholsterstore.net/Leather-Gun-Belts-s/1997.htm


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: seniorgeek on August 11, 2016, 06:38:52 PM
Also look at Crossbreed holsters. I have 2 and use them all the time as there are very comfortable.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: ThePixelated on September 07, 2016, 03:33:43 PM
SOE (Special Operations Equipment - http://originalsoegear.com (http://originalsoegear.com)) makes some great EDC belts.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: FreakShow on September 29, 2016, 09:18:43 AM
IMO, by the looks of a lot of these IWB holsters, it's not really a matter of how thick and sturdy the belt is. it's more of a how well your pants will stay up. with that extra weight from the inside, it will be dragging the waist line of your pants pulling them dont. i can't imagine it being to comfortable having the holster rubbing up against your hip like that.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Grettski on September 29, 2016, 12:27:07 PM
I think different things work for different people. I realize I'm a noob around here, but this my take on belts. I use to think the belt made no difference. I started carrying at home around the time I filed my package (5.5 months ago). I tried a lot of different things to see what worked best for me. I read both here and other places about how important a good gun belt is. Honestly I didn't think it made that much of a difference. So I ended up finding that AIWB about 11:30 worked best for me. I had a $15 walmart belt that seemed to do the job. I would have to fidget with it and give it a push or pull here and there tho. Like before/after sitting or standing it would need a bit of adjustment. Plus it wasn't exactly comfortable, but it didn't print at all.

Then while I was at the range a few weeks ago, I saw that they started carrying crossbreed belts. I figured I'd find out for myself what the big deal was so I bought one. The first time I put my gun on it the light bulb over my head was so bright, you guys in NCC probable saw it. I completely get what you guys were talking about. Now when I get home and put it on, I'd make a minor adjustment to get it where I want it, and never touch it the rest of the night. It stays exactly where I put it and no fidgeting at all anymore.

Just my two cents....your milage may vary


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: FreakShow on September 29, 2016, 12:42:59 PM
how much did you pay for it


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Grettski on September 29, 2016, 12:51:15 PM
how much did you pay for it

Abut $50. Worth every cent.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: FreakShow on September 29, 2016, 01:02:31 PM
thinking it will be a good investment. i wear a harley davidson one now. but i know that won't do the trick


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on September 29, 2016, 03:44:37 PM
Try Tractor Supply, Southern States, Dick's, Cabelas, or even Walmart. I have 2 belts I bought from Walmart and they are both heavy cowhide 1 1/2" wide belts. 1 I bought about 10 years ago and use it daily. The other I bought last year and use it a couple times a week. Paid less that $20.00 a piece for them. Still strong.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: FreakShow on September 29, 2016, 06:09:28 PM
sounds like a good idea


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Cbmarine on October 22, 2016, 01:38:07 PM
Stopped by AGN Leather at NCC Farmers Market.  Nan sent me over to the heavy belts after I showed her a spare holster that I used to make sure that the belt clips were large enough. Found a 1/4" solid leather brown belt for $59. Within five minutes, she fitted the belt (Oh, you are carrying!) to my size, cut the tip, and punched the holes. She wrote down our site URL. Strapped that custom-fitted beauty on and I was out the door. Definitely worth the visit.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: Adrenolin on November 10, 2016, 04:19:16 PM
I bought the kydex reinforced Comp-Tac belt. Been wearing one nearly all day every day for over 3 years with no wear or deforming of the belt. This is a belt I figure should last me 20+ years! Yes, it's that well made with quality materials. It's expensive for sure but to me it's worth every penny. I've since purchase another for the wife and another for me in the other color which doesn't get worn often but I have it.

Yes, it hurt buying the first due to the cost and not knowing for sure. Very glad I did though. I've tried other belts and none seem to last that long for me.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: oldgraygeek on January 20, 2017, 06:19:51 PM
Old gray geek...Do they make a steel core belt or is it truly sag free without steel?



It's just really thick leather. Holds up extremely well.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
Post by: greymas on January 20, 2017, 09:35:51 PM
Old gray geek...Do they make a steel core belt or is it truly sag free without steel?



If you want steel core belt, look at Bigfoot gun belts http://gunbelts.com/ (http://gunbelts.com/). I just got one this week. 18oz version to replace my old belt. It's solid.


Title: Re: CCW Gun Belt
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