new gun belt

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by ckill1, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. ckill1

    ckill1 New Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    SW Iowa
    I'm in the market for a new belt for my bianchi belt slide & Glock 30. Ive been a little unhappy with how the gun is held in relation to my side, & have determined the cause to be the cheap belt Im using. Along these lines, was wondering if you gents had any insight into what belt I should purchase. Have been looking though Dillon's catalogue @ both the Dillon belt(made my Mitch Rosen) & the Wilderness Belt. Any thoughts on these products?
    Thanks in advance for your thoughts,

  2. 60defense

    60defense New Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    I used a department store belt for concealed carry with a j frame revolver, I thought that a lighter gun would be ok. A few months later my setup wasn't as good as I thought. I am using a quality holster, and recomend one over the cheaper brands. After i ruined my belt to the point it became extremely uncomfortable and stretched beyond use with or without the gun, I ordered the Wilderness instructors belt. With the new holster and belt this is an extremely comfortable setup with a 30oz or so loaded gun. I normaly have my shirt untucked so my belt doesnt really catch much attention. If you dress in a more business style attire I would recomend the leather over the nylon. If not I recomend this belt since the comfort is so much better, and can be adjusted for proper fit if you gain or loose a few pounds. I actually carry my gun instead of leaving it in the glove box, or if Im out shooting on the back 40 or hunting its still tough enough to handle my super redhawk. Im not brand myopic, I would just recomend something that fits your needs and is made to do it. Just my opion, hope this helps.

  3. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I spent a couple weeks last spring looking at many, many gun belt manufacturers. I ended up ordering from The Belt Man, and I couldn't be happier. The price is very competitive for a top-quality leather belt, and the turn-around time was much quicker than most other custom belt makers.
  4. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe New Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    I just got a plain Jane 1-1/2" "duty belt". Leather, with a plain STEEL buckle. I HATE those nylon clip things that are too weak to serve as a real buckle. If need be, I'll use suspenders to hold the belt up. When I need a gunbelt for what a gunbelt does, there is nothing else that will work.
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
  6. wuluf

    wuluf New Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    River City CA
    another plug for the Beltman, great quality.
  7. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Pretty well any good quality leather belt will work, but you wont find these in the store. Talk to a leather worker.. I bought mine from, Milt Sparks along with my holster. It's over priced though, but I hadnt done any research on good belts and they used to be a lot cheaper when I bought my first one. I personally dont like nylon belts for supporting my gun. They do not have enough stiffness to them. Even my blackhawk belt that supposedly has a stiffener in it, doesnt do as good a job holding up my weapon.
  8. Double Deuce

    Double Deuce New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    I got a gun belt from Crossbreed holsters, I wear it most days and it is a great belt.
  9. wingspar

    wingspar Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Those are some nice looking belts. I’ve been considering a Galco belt, but I like those Belt Man belts. Price about the same as Galco.
  10. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I've never used a Galco, but I would have no hesitation in buying this one again. I got the 1.5" bullhide without the stiffener, and it works great. Even after getting wet and being worn the rest of the day, it still has kept its shape perfectly.

    I haven't done it yet, but scuffs can be cleaned up with shoe polish (he recommends Kiwi Neutral) without damaging the belt at all.
  11. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Am I the only person who shops Cops Pluss?
  12. wingspar

    wingspar Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    The guy at the LGS swears by his Galco belt. He wears it every day, and has for years, and it’s as good as it was when new. He also has boxes of holsters he never uses anymore. Only Galco holsters for him, and that is probably the way I’m going to go for my new P220, but I do like the looks of those Man Belts.
  13. wingspar

    wingspar Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Thanks for those links. Bull Hide Belts had some nice looking money belts, and I’ve been looking for a new one for years. I just ordered one. It will take longer to choose a good gun belt tho.
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