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Old 04-29-2018, 12:27 PM
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looking for a ccw belt that will last. something that will not roll over like some belts do. have been looking at hanks belts seem pretty good any suggestions. carry a shield .45 lite wt commander or officers model in.45
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:34 PM
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Those 5.11+ belts seem to be sturdy.


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Old 04-29-2018, 01:11 PM
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I have worn one of these for over 3 years. No fold over on this 1/4" thick belt.
American Made Bull Hide Leather Belts - Wright Leather Works LLC

If you like canvas belts, I have found the Wilderness Instructor Belts, with 5 rows of switching to perform as well as my leather belt.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:25 PM
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This is the one I wear.

1.5" Rigid Cobra Duty Belt Without Velcro Liner - Sizes 26" to 60" — Special Operations Equipment




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Old 04-29-2018, 01:30 PM
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:48 PM
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Here's a good belt if you don't want to spend much money ($16.50 on sale), just make sure to round off the sharp edge on the inside of the buckle with a file before you wear it.

DeSantis E25 Belt 1-1/2 Steel Buckle Leather Black 32 - MPN: E25BJ32Z3
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:14 PM
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Double layer leather belt.

Those edges ain't gonna roll.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:55 PM
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I like my Bigfoot belt. Metal interior core with quality 2-sided english bridal leather. I think around $60.

I have also heard/read good things about “$30 gun belt.” And yes that is its name. I bet you even know how much it costs!
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:16 PM
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I like the wilderness tactical belt... I had a ď$30 gun beltĒ, but it still would sag a bit... the wilderness belt has infinite adjustment, so itís real easy to snug up to the exact size I need...


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Iíve got one of the Kore ratcheting belts. Very stiff with no roll over. I like the 1/4Ē adjustments and quick release feature. I carry a Sig 239 or a Mauser M2 in a Milt Sparks VMII, a S&W scandium Commander with a clip, and a Ruger SP101 in an alien gear IWB (not all at the same time, of course) and it holds up well (pun intended). In addition to one of those, I usually add an airweight J or a .380 Seecamp in front pocket along with mags and speedstrips for whatever Iím carrying.
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People can talk about how stiff their belts are, but all belts get soft over time unless they are reinforced. Leather, nylon, extra layers and extra stitching means nothing in a year or two; they all soften.

However, when reinforced with a polymer strip, they never get soft. I've not used a Kore belt, but they have the polymer reinforcement and will probably stay stiff.

What's really interesting is that you can get an inexpensive belt with this feature: Uncle Mikes Instructor belt. I've seen it sold for anywhere between $25-$35.

I've been using one of these for about 5 years now and it's just as stiff as the day I got it. I bought a second one because the velcro started to wear out. Y'all can get a more expensive belt that will soften over time, but this one works great.
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I paid around $50, worth every penny! Mine has the polymer insert, love it so far...


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$30 Dollar Gun Belt | Shop All – Thirty Dollar Gun Belt

They have a new offering now that has a steel liner too. That should really prevent sag!
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Filson double belt. Got a 1 and 1.5'' on a sale. They are expensive at full price but love mine. Plus they look great also when not carrying. The best quality I think.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:19 PM
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Take a look at the Daltech Force line. They carry both double thick and internal core belts. I recently purchased a Super Bio, although not leather it works perfectly for my Shield using a ISW holster. Also, since it's about 1/8" thick, it solved a problem for me with my phone clip not holding as it did with the double thick belts.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:48 PM
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Any double thick, 1-1/2" or 2", leather belt in the color you prefer with the buckle you prefer will work fine. A stiffener helps, but not needed on the better belts. Expect to pay about $50-70 for it, it'll last until it's way out of fashion.

But, it's a Shield. A pants pocket with a pocket holster will work as well.

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Old 04-29-2018, 05:58 PM
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Do a search for "steel core gun belt". I own two from Daltech Force/Thirty Dollar Gunbelt. Much more comfortable than it sounds. Give one a try - you won't regret it.
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I'm a fan of The Beltman. I have their 1.5" and 1.25" double-layer bullhide belts and they've held up very well over the years. Even with my 642 carried IWB I prefer the extra support from them than the Wilderness Frequent Flyer 5-stitch belt I have.
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I have made a few (thousand) belts designed to carry the load of a holstered handgun and accessories. Learned early on that two layers of heavy leather, cemented and laminated together, will provide far better service for far longer periods than any single-layer belt. Two-layer belts resist stretching and edge roll much better than single-layer leather is capable of doing.

Being a bit of a picky old fart, I limited my offerings to the B8 Gun Belt, two layers of leather laminated and cemented, stitched together, 1.5" width around the body, tapered to 1" at the buckle and tongue (to reduce bulk at the belly). I thought that was the ideal solution.

Now that I have retired and sold the business, I understand that the Fedders family is offering a few other options based upon customer preferences (which may have exceeded my limited views of what would be best for everybody).

Suggest that you contact Lobo Gun Leather, visit with Mark and Matt, order a real belt that will still be serving your needs 5 or 10 years down the road, while all the other belts in your closet find their way into the Goodwill bag or the trash.
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I've gone with a Comp-Tac double-layered contoured leather belt, reinforced with kydex. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

This doesn't take the place of my belt rigs, but I use it as a primary belt that will also support a gun and holster when I'm not strapping on a full belt rig.

https://comp-tac.com/kydex-reinforced-contour-belt/
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Another vote for Comp-Tac. Nice looking and very strong.
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I am also a fan of The Beltman.......best belts I have ever used.....check them out....

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Do a Google search for Bullhide Belts. Heavy duty stuff.. I believe they make one with a steel core between 2 layers of leather.

I checked they have steel core belts. USA made. I wear a smooth Brown double stitched belt of theirs every day. Good quality

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AG Custom Leather Gun Belts . CCW Belts Made to Order in the USA
Been wearing one these folks ready to ship models for over a year. I carry a 3 inch 1911 OWB and it works great.
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I bought a gun belt for $49.99 from Hughes Holsters (through Etsy) last month that holds the pant's waist open even when unoccupied. A great belt at a wonderful price! Holsters are nice too.

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AG Custom Leather Gun Belts . CCW Belts Made to Order in the USA
Been wearing one these folks ready to ship models for over a year. I carry a 3 inch 1911 OWB and it works great.
I've been wearing an AG Custom Gunleather double thickness leather belt for quite a few years now, and have bought each of my sons and my wife one as well. These have no stiffener between the laminated two pieces of leather and they have held up extremely well for me. They have also carried a reasonably heavy EDC and an extra magazine or ammo every day of their use. Mine were ordered plain leather with two rows of stitching toward the outer edges all around, except for another which I happened upon that the owner had outgrown and which fit me. I later ordered the same belt with the basketweave stamping just for the looks which I like very much.

The owner has been extremely accomodating and has provided excellent and quick service after talking with me and answering all my questions very well. He is an excellent vendor who provides great customer service and very good products, in my experience. Take a look at the website and see what you think. You can buy cheaper belts and more expensive ones, but I don't think you can buy a better belt if you carry a handgun.
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I don’t know much as I’ve only bought one belt since getting my CWL 2 years ago, but not sure I could be happier with anything else more than my Kore Essentials.

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Adjusting the size easily and as needed is a big plus. Easily handles FS M&P and spare mag. They do have max weight suggestions, but no issues for me. I don’t personally carry a lot in my pockets -phone, keys, small flashlight so can’t speak to supporting a lot of weight.
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I really like the Wilderness instructor belts with insert, Beltman belts and Akers belts. I have belts from many more makers; but, these three are my favorites. In my opinion, Akers belts are the best bang for the buck out there in leather concealed carry belts. After almost ten years of use, my Akers belts are both in great condition and still as stiff as a freshman boy at his first high school dance.

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People are partial to belts the way they are to holsters. For me I like the ones I own from Triple-K.
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I have a Hank's belt that is pretty good, but I have a Rodek Leather belt that will outlive me! Check this guy out, he does amazing custom work. And his custom made-to-order stuff is usually cheaper than any other company. I have a belt and two holsters from Ed. Great guy to do business with and it is very clear that he takes great pride in his work.
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+1 on the Armour belts. This was Bissell belts before he retired. Excellent quality, lots of options. Fair price for what you get.
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I also agree with the KORE ESSENTIAL belt. I purchased the nylon tactical ranger belt. It's an outstanding belt and supposedly can hold up to 10lbs of gear. I did a lot of research on this belt & nothing but great reviews. I carry my M&P 45 compact and a spare mag..... no problems. Good luck on your choice!
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