Belt for Holster


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ReadyontheRight
September 29, 2003, 12:55 PM
Please give me your recommendations for belts to attach a holster. This will be primarily for hunting with a 5.5" Redhawk.

Thanks!

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Sludge
September 29, 2003, 05:58 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 (http://www.3gungear.com/)

Hope that helps.

Sludge

Standing Wolf
September 29, 2003, 10:27 PM
All my belts are from http://www.mitchrosen.com

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, 06:09 PM
Rafter S~~Great stuff at a great price.

KR

Rickstir
October 2, 2003, 03:38 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

Glockster35
October 2, 2003, 06:40 PM
If you are looking for a utility type holster look here

The Wilderness Instructors Belt (http://www.thewilderness.com/index.html)

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

C.R.Sam
October 2, 2003, 07:17 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. :)

Sam

justice4all
October 3, 2003, 10:26 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.

chaim
October 4, 2003, 11:17 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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