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Recommend me a belt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Skribs, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. rondog

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  2. Kcinnick

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    Somebody should really cover that trigger.

    I have done designs incorporated into belts for knives and magazines, but I would never imagine doing it for a full size gun, the trigger is not covered, I am sure the pull is minimal. Looks like an AD waiting to happen. Obviously it is only a single layer belt, and from the looks of the picture the back looks to be unfinished, but I know this can be deceiving since I have taken pictures I know the leather is smooth as class and it looked unfinished in the picture. Still, looks to be a very rough grain, not a quality tight piece of leather. I might take some pictures of good and bad leather and an entire hide to show the difference in what Is used and what the typical back of a bull hide looks like.
     
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    Kcinnick, I see that you never have anything positive to say about any product that isnt yours. When I wanted to advertise my products on this forum I sent out free holsters to THR members and just asked them to do a review after they had worn them for a while. Then I started a for sale thread and Ive sold quite a few holsters. Just a little advice, speaking ill of everyone elses products is not good advertising for you. This is the High Road, so just put a link to your website in your signature or something.
     
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    Search for Big Jim, c5 Leather, Colorado.
     
  5. TAKtical

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    +1 for c5. If his belts are even half as good as his IWB mag carriers you wont be disappointed.
     
  6. Kcinnick

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    Oh, I have said positive things about other products. The "Bull" brands and single layer stuff is quite lacking. Rosen makes some quality products. I mean, Akers and triple K have been offered as quality products on this forum. I do want to sell as much as I can, but didn't join to sell, I just ran across a belt thread with bad advice. A 1911 with exposed trigger isn't safe, just a fact. Here is a quote from MitchRosen.com that pretty much backs up the other things I have been saying.

    "Q: Is there any advantage to horsehide?

    A: There is absolutley no advantage to horsehide as a material for high-quality holster manufacture. All of our standard products are constructed of best quality cowhide. However, we do keep some horsehide in stock for those who have been successfully advertised to.


    Bullhide a bunch of bull.

    The latest fad among some gun belt makers is bullhide. Bullhide is an extremely low quality leather imported from Mexico at low cost. Bulls are killed for their hides at a much older age, and therefore the leather tends to be raggy and full of fat wrinkles (soft spots in the leather). You will observe that many bullhide belts have stiffening "inserts" in them to overcome the leathers deficiencies. This is completely unnecessary with best quality cowhide, and is clear evidence of bullhide's inferiority. "

    I am just trying to tell people they are paying too much for inferior products. I could put together a list of quality leather workers, as I know most of them personally. Like I said before if you ever need anything, let me know, I am more than willing to help a craftsman out. I believe I said at one point I was honored to have my belts compared to Rosen belts. Only issue with Kramer Belts was cost, not quality. There are other quality products out there, most are "Small time" like me. I make my belts and holsters by hand with the best leather in the world and don't charge an arm and a leg for them. I just don't want bad advise from the "bull" sites to get regurgitated as fact, when bull hide is just cheap Mexican leather.
     
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    Rick Garcia at makes a great product at very affordable prices. I have three and they are all used on a regular basis. The black one is 1-1/4" and embossed to keep it on the dressier side.
    http://www.rgleather.freehomepage.com/

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  8. Ehtereon11B

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    I use a Gould and Goodrich Security Pro 1.5 inch belt. Holds a firearm pretty well and has a removable buckle to dress up for flashier occasions. Or rodeos. Uscav carries them for $11 and they work amazing.
     
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    I've been real pleased with my belt from Simply Rugged. I think it was $50.
     
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    +1 for Rick at RG Leather, excellent work and a great guy to deal with.
     
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