Shark vs. Cowhide Belt


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Guy de Loimbard
July 23, 2008, 08:05 PM
I'm getting my first 1911 this week, and am planning mainly to use it as an OC/bummin'-around-in-the-woods gun. I want an OWB holster, good belt, and a magazine carrier for it. I have narrowed down which holster and mag pouch I want, but can't decide on the belt. They will be plain cowhide leather (no carvings or stampings). However, I like the looks of the sharkskin leather belts. I have never seen one in person though, so I can't judge them myself. Do they look good when worn with an OWB holster, or do they look kinda tacky? Should I go for the cowhide leather instead?

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aka108
July 23, 2008, 09:12 PM
Best belt leather in the world is horse hide. Not PC I know but still the best belt material.

The Lone Haranguer
July 23, 2008, 10:49 PM
I do not own any sharkskin holsters or belts, not having any real desire or need for them. This is just my personal taste. If you like the appearance of the sharkskin (and it is functional as well, being very tough), by all means go for it. :)

Guy de Loimbard
July 25, 2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks for pointing out the horsehide, I must have completely skipped over that. A lady at work told me today that she had a "senior moment", when she forgot something; does this mean us younger folk can have "junior moments"? If so that was one. :D

I'm surprised to see that no one (or at least very few) own any shark leather. But then again, it is twice the price or higher if it's shark. Choices, choices, choices. Forget the paperwork hassle to buy the gun, the hard part is deciding what accoutrements to buy for it!

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