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Bikeguy
February 19, 2003, 04:53 PM
I have one good quality belt, but I'm looking for another in a different color. Who do you guys reccomend as a source for a good quality, inexpensive, brown, 1.5 or 1.25 inch gun belt (how's that for specific?). I've seen a good many already (Hume, FIST, Rafters, etc.) I just want to know of any more options.

Thanks in advance!

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RCReecer
February 19, 2003, 08:32 PM
Try a Ken Null belt. I've heard good things about them. I plan to purchase from him as soon as I figure out what I'll be using for CCW. He's also right here in GA.

K.L. Null's website (http://www.klnullholsters.com/)

Bikeguy
February 19, 2003, 11:01 PM
Null's stuff is top notch, but I'm looking for something a little less expensive!

swampgator
February 19, 2003, 11:12 PM
Sam Andrews (http://www.andrewsleather.com/)

OF
February 19, 2003, 11:18 PM
I am super happy with my Rafter-S cowhide 1.5". I can't believe it was as cheap as it was. $41 !

http://www.raftersgunleather.com/

http://www.raftersgunleather.com/IMAGES/03-05/Belts/black-belt.JPG

- Gabe

triggertime
February 19, 2003, 11:20 PM
Aker B21 (http://www.akerleather.com/pages/concealment_other.htm)

Bikeguy
February 19, 2003, 11:20 PM
Andrews' stuff is really nice too. My brother picked up one of his holsters at a show last year in McDonough, GA. The holster was very reasonably priced - but he doesn't have prices on his website! Any idea how much his belts go for? I may just wait and see if he is at the next big show in McDonough.

geegee
February 20, 2003, 12:13 AM
My two favorites are made by Mitch Rosen, and another by Milt Sparks. Both top notch, with Rosen being a little more expensive (though I don't see lower quality with the Sparks). geegee

swampgator
February 20, 2003, 12:33 AM
posted by Bikeguy:
The holster was very reasonably priced - but he doesn't have prices on his website! Any idea how much his belts go for?

I'd have to call him to find out. I don't have a printed catalog at the house anymore. I wanna say they run around $45-50 depending on options.

I grab my catalog tomorrow and bring it back home with me.

sm
February 20, 2003, 12:40 AM
Good sources above and from many of the fine holster makers as well.

I have two belts that work very well , one is from LLBean, the second is from Eddie Bauer. Heavy, thick , design for jeans other for khakis...$30-35 IIRC. I just happened upon this, they do not look like gun belts or advertise my IWB carry. Adds to low profile I prefer...I do use the narrower straps for khakis...guns and holsters stay in place.

boing
February 23, 2003, 01:19 AM
Taken from a post on your GunTalk thread:

Cheap Belts for Cheap Men (http://www.gunnersalley.com/category/factorysecondsholsters.belts/): factory seconds from Don Hume. I think I'm gonna git me one. :)

Bikeguy
February 23, 2003, 10:24 AM
if only they had the factory seconds in my size in brown!

Think I'll probably end up with a Hume or Andrews.

Thanks for your help, guys!

OF
February 23, 2003, 02:39 PM
I had a 'factory error' belt from Don Hume. It was $12. The rivets had been installed backwards, but since the end of the belt overed them up, it was no big deal.

That belt was only a third the cost of my Rafter-S, but the Rafter-S is 10 times the belt that the Hume was. It was a waste of $12. I can buckle my belt on a pair of jeans without me in them, grab only the buckle and hold the pants up in the air like someone was standing in them.

- Gabe

Serpico
February 23, 2003, 11:52 PM
I have the Aker B21....only 32 bucks and one great belt....stiff polymer insert for support...plenty thick but not so thick that you have trouble sliding on holsters and mag carriers......

Ed Brunner
February 24, 2003, 12:10 AM
Just about any of your quality holster makers can make you a good belt. I have found that Uncle Mike makes a really good belt. You can see them at http://www.uncle-mikes.com/m_holsters_p.asp?grpky=86

You can usually look around and find them cheaper than his price. Only come in 1 1/4" though.

DT Guy
February 24, 2003, 01:27 PM
I like my Wilderness belt because it's whatever size I am that day:rolleyes:
Larry

Smoke
February 24, 2003, 01:43 PM
Go find a saddlemaker in your area. Most good saddlemakers will make a belt to your specs. Usually reasonable as well. (They gotta do something with the scraps from making a saddle)

Most saddle makers belts will take you a little longer to "break in" but they will last you a lifetime. Probably your kid's lifetime as well.

..
February 25, 2003, 06:51 PM
any of the cow skins mentioned will work. if you want something infinitely adjustable and better than cowhide in some cases, get a wilderness instructors belt. www.thewilderness.com

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