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Posted: 1/8/2006 4:19:36 PM EDT
As I work to redo my offduty carry setup, I've figured out that I really need a new belt. I'm also buying a few new holsters, so I need to able to order the holsters to fit any new belt. I definitly don't want it to look like a gunbelt, and it will be worn mostly with jeans. Any recomendations?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:31:14 PM EDT
Wilderness belt

I really like my 5stich instuctors belt.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:35:20 PM EDT
best belt for the money and you'll have it within a week.

The Beltman
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:40:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKtoter:
Wilderness belt

I really like my 5stich instuctors belt.



+1 Good Choice. I have had mine for 3-4 years and wear it daily. It really holds a firearm well.
TS
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:01:34 PM EDT
Kramer, i have hosters from there and really nead the belt too!

It's a system. (everything sounds better when you call it a system doesn't it?)
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:06:27 PM EDT
I use the Don Hume Leather belt amd really like it.

Don Hume Leather Dress Belt
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:09:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:09:11 PM EDT
tag. I need a new every day carry belt.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:24:29 AM EDT
contact the folks at wwww.raftersgunleather. They make good leather belts and at a really good price. I have several of their belts and wear em with jeans and business suits. You can go plain leather or get into shark, ostrich and elephant. They also make great holster and mag pouches as well. RJW
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:27:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HKtoter:
Wilderness belt

I really like my 5stich instuctors belt.



+1

Never sags. VERY sturdy.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:35:36 AM EDT
Milt Sparks.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:40:53 AM EDT
I have a couple Aker B21 gunbelts that I got from Galls. I really like them and they are quite stiff. IIRC, they have a strip of polymer between 2 layers of leather. They are also very reasonably priced.

John
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:46:09 AM EDT
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this.....but I just bought two of these belts at Meijer's for $9.99 each. I plan on using leather dye to make one black. The belts are heavy duty, don't bend or collapse under weight (made for holding tool belts), and fit through jean loops.

A cheaper alternative to $50 belts.....for some that are price concious. YMMV, I am not a uber-tactical undercover guy, but it holds my heavy-ass Ruger IWB fine.

CLC® Leather Work Belt (E4501)


Packaging was a bit different than what is shown in pic, but model number is same.

No Expert
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:47:14 AM EDT
Have you thought about something like this.
Liger products
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:59:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:00:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:39:51 PM EDT
Wow, thanks to everybody for the (very quick) responses. It's gonna take me a while just to sort through the choices! Of course, now it sounds like I'm gonna hafta buy a few different belts. I can't figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:58:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKtoter:
Wilderness belt

I really like my 5stich instuctors belt.



+1
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:09:41 PM EDT
milt sparks or von ringler for a little more western look
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:07:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 6:09:05 AM EDT by patrickcudd]
Looper Leather in OKC has leather wraped Kydex designed for plain clothes carry. They look great, and wear well. I've been wearing mine every day for a year, and it still looks great.

ETA: a link
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:49:00 PM EDT
+1 on Wilderness, but you may want to look at the Frequent Flyer by them as well. Mine works well, though next order I'll be getting the 5 stitch instead of the standard 3 stitch....

Either looks good wih jeans, which is what you are looking for. The Original Instructor Belt is also recommended by the folks at Gunsite, if that carries any weight with you....

As to leather belts, I'm going to explore a few options listed above!

T Bone (Detroit).
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:15:15 PM EDT
+1 on the Milt Sparks belts. And they fit their holsters very snug .
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:41:16 AM EDT
I love the Wilderness 1.5" 5-stitch belt. I have two of them in fact. But one thing about it that I don't care for is how it is so stiff that it fails to conform to the belt loops in a holster very well. You know, the loops make the belt need to form in an "S" shape, but the belt resists that because it's so stiff. So the result is your holster sticking farther out from your hip than it needs to, mainly cause of the thickness and stiffness of the belt. So for plainclothes OWB carry, a more supple leather belt might be in order.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:46:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 10:46:52 AM EDT by Essayons]
FILSON.

Their double belts would support a holster well and don't scream "I'm a cop" or "I'm carrying a gun" the way wome other suggestions would. They go with more clothes than a Wilderness belt, too. Expensive, but worth it - mine is over 10 years old and still going strong.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:20:04 AM EDT
I have four belts from RafterS gunleather which are hard to beat for the price and are very popular. I have one gun belt from Milt Sparks and it kicks the asses of every other belt I've even seen although they're not cheap and there's a waiting list.

I'm now waiting for a holster from Bulman Leather. For a real work or art, try there.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:48:12 PM EDT
Five Star Enterprise
4220 Santa Ursula
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-337-7410

5 Star Enterprises, Laredo
$29.95
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:41:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:01:02 PM EDT
Went to the local knife store, and they had Liger belts, so ended up buying one. So far, I like it. It's stiff enough, comfy, and looks nice, but still casual.

I'm probably going to get some others to try out at some point. This wasn't the one I had planned to buy, but ....

thanks for everybodys input.

dp
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:42:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
Five Star Enterprise
4220 Santa Ursula
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-337-7410

5 Star Enterprises, Laredo
$29.95
www.goodbelts.com/images/belt_chestnut_GIF.gif



Dosnt look to be stiff enough!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 3:52:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roadrash:

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
Five Star Enterprise
4220 Santa Ursula
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-337-7410

5 Star Enterprises, Laredo
$29.95
www.goodbelts.com/images/belt_chestnut_GIF.gif



Dosnt look to be stiff enough!



If you want stiff, go with Looper Leather!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:48:01 PM EDT
I received my Looper leather belt today. I'm not impressed with the construction or materials. The buckle feels cheap and the method of securing it to the belt seems flimsy.
I'm also not impressed with Looper leathers shipping policy of charging me $4 and the shipment costing $1.60. I wouldn't recommend Looper Leather.


Originally Posted By patrickcudd:

Originally Posted By roadrash:

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
Five Star Enterprise
4220 Santa Ursula
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-337-7410

5 Star Enterprises, Laredo
$29.95
www.goodbelts.com/images/belt_chestnut_GIF.gif



Dosnt look to be stiff enough!



If you want stiff, go with Looper Leather!

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:31:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:
I received my Looper leather belt today. I'm not impressed with the construction or materials. The buckle feels cheap and the method of securing it to the belt seems flimsy.
I'm also not impressed with Looper leathers shipping policy of charging me $4 and the shipment costing $1.60. I wouldn't recommend Looper Leather.


Originally Posted By patrickcudd:

Originally Posted By roadrash:

Originally Posted By hamishdhu:
Five Star Enterprise
4220 Santa Ursula
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956-337-7410

5 Star Enterprises, Laredo
$29.95
www.goodbelts.com/images/belt_chestnut_GIF.gif



Dosnt look to be stiff enough!



If you want stiff, go with Looper Leather!




Materials....compared to what? Top grain hide and Kydex. I've had them all, and Looper's last better. I have no idea about the shipping though.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:56:02 PM EDT
Have you guys uysed the Uncle Mike's belts with the polymer instert/sandwich or others like it? I see the Liger belts (and others) that are displayed in tightly coiled pictures and I wonder if they'll really hold a gun, mags and Surefire 6p (not to mention my pants!). Is it ok that some of these belts are so flexible along their length? Just trying to sort it out because I have a few "jeans" belts that are more stiff that the ones in these pics, and wonder if I need to shell out for a gun belt. Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 2:00:37 PM EDT
Try Gunners Alley Belts. They're reasonably priced and are on par with those of Milt Sparks and Don Hume....
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 2:00:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
best belt for the money and you'll have it within a week.

The Beltman



I ordered one on January 24th and I'm still waiting... not that it has been that long or that the quality won't be worth the wait, just that it has been well over a week.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:32:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 2:33:07 PM EDT by HardShell]
It arrived the first of this week. I've worn it all day long a couple of days already and I am convinced the quality and wormanship was worth the time and the $$$ (not much more than some name-brand "designer" dress belts). I will be ordering a couple more (diff. colors) from him next week.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:22:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
best belt for the money and you'll have it within a week.

The Beltman



I ordered one on January 24th and I'm still waiting... not that it has been that long or that the quality won't be worth the wait, just that it has been well over a week.



it only took a week to have mine, I guess he had to kill a bull to make yours

glad you like it, I think he makes a great belt for the money
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:35:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
best belt for the money and you'll have it within a week.

The Beltman



I ordered one on January 24th and I'm still waiting... not that it has been that long or that the quality won't be worth the wait, just that it has been well over a week. hinking.gif



it only took a week to have mine, I guess he had to kill a bull to make yours hink


im gonna order one. hope it doesnt take long. thanks for the advise!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:31:04 PM EDT
http://www.texasgunslinger.com/
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