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#1 Post by AndyH » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:16 pm

Folks with clues (I.E. everyone but me :lol: ):

What do you wear for EDC belts if you carry on or around the waist? Do you use anything different when attending class or competing?

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#2 Post by SeaDragonTattoo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:49 pm

My EDC belt is 1/4" thick leather, 1 1/4" width. I would not buy something online unless it gives the thickness dimension, as it can look nice on the screen but be woefully thin and poor quality when it arrives at your door. These need to be looked at in person - I've had good luck as second hand stores if you're looking for less expensive than $60 or $90 or more for decent leather.

My tactical belt is whatever woven nylon Cabela's makes, 1 1/2" for I think it was $35, their equivalent to the 5.11. I find it stiff and uncomfortable for every day wear, so it's for competition and holster training at home.
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#3 Post by p0lyhuman » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:04 pm

Blade tech 1.5" double belt for competition.

Volume Gearworks Atlas G-hook for "EDC" except I don't carry. Great belt if your wardrobe allows for non-leather options. Good stiffness considering it's light weight.

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#4 Post by foghorn » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:24 pm

I really like and recommend the Bullhide Gunbelt from Rocky River Leather Co, one of our own members. I wear it EVERYDAY, with our without carry. It's primo quality and retains its form after years of daily wear.
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#5 Post by Simmer down » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:37 pm

Wide is good, especially if you're carrying a load.
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#6 Post by Bucolic » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:45 pm

If you are looking for leather, double thick belts that are great with jeans and will support a lot of weight, check Bullard Leather. Here's a link; scroll down near the bottom. $80 may seem like a lot for a belt but theirs are really high quality.

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#7 Post by dandad » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:51 pm

I have old solid belt buckles I like, so I just replace the leather from tandy when they wear out. I dye them or natural finish them .

But for everyday wear i found some wide semi stiff fabric reversible belts for around $12 at Walmart that work amazingly well. This one is around 2 years old now. Image

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#8 Post by Mohead » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:52 pm

I bought a Bigfoot gun belt with the steel core. I thought it might be too bulky, but it's not bad at all. I have never had a belt that held up so well.

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#9 Post by pepys » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Mission belt. I own three of them, 1.5" wide. Infinite adjustment....

https://missionbelt.com/

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#10 Post by Wino » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:43 pm

I have and use DeSantis Econo Belt E25 - have two - one for my not so fat days and the other for fat days. They work well, are inexpensive and my not so fat days is approaching 5-yo and stiil works well (used the most). Don't think I've paid more that $18 including shipping and tax. I seldom ever leave the house without one or the other. I do on occasion swap buckles to use one of my fancy western buckles.

They worked well with IWB, which I no longer do, and just as well with OWB, which is the only way I carry now, whether large, medium, or small pistol.

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#11 Post by Thorian » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:59 pm

pepys wrote:Mission belt. I own three of them, 1.5" wide. Infinite adjustment....

https://missionbelt.com/
Hey! I like these. I'm definitely going to give one these a go when the time comes.

I currently have a 1.5" wide, thick leather belt that I bought at Meijer for $18.00. It works well, but I doubt that it will last long.

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#12 Post by pokute » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:02 pm

I live in Silverlake. Gotta blend in:
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#13 Post by Stiff » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:43 pm

I've been wearing 5.11 leather casual belt, and it has been working fine. It has a built-in stiffener, so it's quite rigid. Unfortunately the stiffener broke in a couple of places, but I blame myself for forcing the belt on during my fat days.

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#14 Post by pepys » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:44 pm

pokute wrote:I live in Silverlake. Gotta blend in:
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#16 Post by DavidMS » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:11 pm

I don't EDC a firearm but I have discovered Hank's Belts and am so far impressed. Its not that much more expensive than a dept. store belt but is much more durable.

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#17 Post by Marlene » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:26 pm

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#18 Post by Inger19 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:54 pm

Marlene wrote:Sam Brown or pants down

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#19 Post by SeaDragonTattoo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:09 am

Marlene wrote:Sam Brown or pants down

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Ummm. Two please. :yesmaster:
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#20 Post by Stiff » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:25 am

If wearing a Sam Browne belt gives me six pack abs, I'll take two as well.

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#21 Post by pokute » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:17 pm

You don't need a six pack when you wear a Sam Browne! But it helps to squint (yeah, I know... Couldn't find a good pic of him with the SB):
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#22 Post by dandad » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Here is a belt

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#23 Post by pokute » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:03 pm

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#24 Post by Thorian » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:04 pm

pokute wrote:You don't need a six pack when you wear a Sam Browne! But it helps to squint (yeah, I know... Couldn't find a good pic of him with the SB):
Finger on the trigger and thumb on the hammer. Nice. :huh:

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#25 Post by pokute » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:13 pm

Thorian wrote:
pokute wrote:You don't need a six pack when you wear a Sam Browne! But it helps to squint (yeah, I know... Couldn't find a good pic of him with the SB):
Finger on the trigger and thumb on the hammer. Nice. :huh:
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