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the search for the does-it-all gun belt

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by silverlance, Sep 21, 2006.

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  1. silverlance

    silverlance Member

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    Gun, check.
    Holster, check.
    belt - oh oh.

    I wear a 32" belt that's about 1.5" wide. it's not bad - but I don't think Kenneth Cole had p228s in mind when he designed it. Besides, the holster slides around too much.

    Then again, since I can't CCW, perhaps I might be able to give myself more leeway than CCW folks. While CCW folks have to worry about printing and unobtrusiveness, the only thing I might have to worry about should I ever need to walk around strapped is fit and reliability.

    So I dug about the castle's armory until I pulled out an old 1967 GI belt, the old kind that has a brassed steel clasp. Fits just great! And it comes on easily on and off enough that I can always slap it on me at will. Sturdy, robust, a perfect fit.

    The problem, now, though is this - how can I find a p228 holster that will fit this relic?

    Ah, the search continues.
     
  2. s&w 24

    s&w 24 Member

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    good luck. Maybe a british made canvas holster for a BHP ? IMA has these on and of again.
     
  3. duckjihad

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    I carried a S&W 629 on an army web belt for quite some time. Worked Well. I used an Uncle Mike's holster. I had an old canteen cover from years ago that used a wire hanger designed for that web belt. The old Army full flap 45 holsters had the same wire hanger. I took the hanger from the canteen holder, slid it through the belt slide thingy (for lack of a proper term) on the back of the holster, and mounted it up. Worked like a charm. Hit a Army Surplus store and look for the old Vietnam era canteen covers.
     
  4. eab

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    I took an uncle mikes holster for my Remington 1858 and with a little 550 cord attached it to my pistol belt. Threaded it through the gromets on the blet then through the belt loop on the holster. Tied it off with a square knot and it works fine.

    No problems yet ;)
     
  5. Gun Wielding Maniac

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    I would get a Wilderness Tactical 5 stitch belt with the polymer insert for extra stiffness. I would get it in 1.75 inches. In fact, it is what I'm wearing now. I've had the belt for 4 years and I love it. It accepts heavy loads without sagging and it can be worn with regular clothes without drawing a second glance.
     
  6. Chuck R.

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    Check out:

    http://www.thebeltman.net/bullhide.htm

    I’ve got one of his 1.5” cowhide belts with a plastic stiffener. The 1.5” goes with; slacks, jeans, etc. This belt and a good holster mean all day comfort. Plus, it really is a nice looking belt.

    Chuck
     
  7. VWTim

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    Lots of good belts mentioned above. I rotate between a Wilderness 5 stick 1.5" and an Aker B21 double thick leather belt. The Aker's are cheap ~$35 and plenty dressy. I wear mine in an office environment where jeans and tucked in polo's are the norm. Looks like any belt you'd buy at the store.
     
  8. autospike

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    Wilderness 1.5" Double stitched for extra stiffness.

    The polymer makes it too stiff and it gaps if you're running IWB IMHO.
     
  9. AndyC

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    Ross Gunleather (Cape Town, South Africa) - plain suede-lined dress belt. Had this since the late 80's and it's been everywhere - thanks, Lindsay! :D
     
  10. modifiedbrowning

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