Belt for Holster


September 29, 2003, 11:55 AM
Please give me your recommendations for belts to attach a holster. This will be primarily for hunting with a 5.5" Redhawk.


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September 29, 2003, 04:58 PM
Well for any gun holster I have found you need a thick stiff belt for it to ride right. Many of the holster manufacturers offer them. However, these leather belts are a little expensive at times. Usually in the range of $100 as in the case of the Melt Sparks belt I am wearing right now.

A riggers belt is also a good gun belt and is much cheaper. I have seen many, but the ones from the 3 gun gear are outstanding IMHO at $36.

3 Gun Gear (

Hope that helps.


Standing Wolf
September 29, 2003, 09:27 PM
All my belts are from

They're good enough to wear with my best suits, strong enough to handle my rarely carried model 1911, and more durable than any belt I've ever owned. I doubt I'll buy any other brand the rest of my life.

Kentucky Rifle
October 1, 2003, 05:09 PM
Rafter S~~Great stuff at a great price.


October 2, 2003, 02:38 PM
Try a real good shoe repair place. There is one just south of me and he has quality, all be it plain, leather belts for $24.00. Very stiff and hold my open carry 92FS just fine. I have two and will probablly be picking up another now the MO has CCW:D

October 2, 2003, 05:40 PM
If you are looking for a utility type holster look here

The Wilderness Instructors Belt (

I ordered the 1.5 CSM, and couldn't be happier!

October 2, 2003, 06:17 PM
A good piece of harness leather,
width max for your clothing,
and a bit of time.
Under 20 bucks and will be as nice as you want to make it.
Buckle not included. :)


October 3, 2003, 09:26 PM
I'm a big fan of Carhartt belts. No, they're not as stiff as a $100 belt from Galco, etc, but they cost about 1/5 as much, and I've found them to be perfectly adequate. I've said it before, a good Carhartt belt, and a good Don Hume holster, and you've got a quality carry rig for about $50.

October 4, 2003, 10:17 PM
I often carry around the house but living in MD I can't CCW a pistol out of the house so with that disclaimer out of the way.

I love my Bianchi 1 1/2" belt. It is stiff and sturdy yet also quite comfortable and only cost $35 or so at Natchez. I doubt that when I get to a CCW state I'll have any problems with this belt even if I carry a full sized CZ 75 or 1911. Handling a Taurus 85 or Bersa .380 IWB or in the pocket fairly consistently and occasionally a 1911 or S&W 65LS, both IWB (rarely the 1911 is OWB in a cheap Uncle Mikes kydex), while at home has not been any trouble with this belt. It is also a pretty good looking, basic black, dress belt that works well with a suit or slacks yet isn't too dressy to also wear with jeans or casual slacks.

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