Concealed carry BELT?


Anyone have any recommendations on a good solid CC belt?

I've never been much into clothes lol and usually buy the cheapest thing I can get. Anchor blue, Walmart, etc belts aren't cutting it anymore. I've nearly severed my current belt. I like to have my belt very tight (more comfortable for me...dunno why) and these "Pleather" belts can't take it. I'm starting to think I need to just wear my duty belt- oh wait, that's not concealed :(

I'm a dealer for most major manufacturers including 5.11, Blackhawk, Boston Leather, blah blah blah I've just never used one of their damn belts and don't stock them lol anyone have a reccomendation from a major manufacturer?
 

I use a Kramer IWB #3 holster and an 1.5" Kramer double thick horsehide belt. Whatever one uses, I think that the belt and holster should match--meaning secure, snug fit rather than blend together fashionable.

I have a Dalton belt and holster for my SIG, that I almost never use. They don't play well with the Kramer stuff.

Some might balk at a 1.5" double thick belt, but I've not yet encountered a problem with casual pants, dress slacks or jeans belt loops that didn't fit. No one looks at your belt and declares, "Aha! A wide belt! Must be a gun carrier!"
 
I have both the leather and webbing [instructor belt] from Galco. They're both comfortable and do a good job of handling even my .500 S&W revollver.
 
A good belt is important in properly carrying your firearm. The belt serves as the foundation for the holster. A properly secured holster will ensure that when you draw your firearm, your holster stays where it supposed to. Boston Leather makes an excellent belt. I had a 5.11 belt for a while, then opted for the wider and more comfortable Bianchi garrison belt that currently use as my primary.

There are many excellent belt makers online. Check them out and find one that's going to serve the purpose and not wear out too quickly.



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I travel to San Antonio, once and sometimes twice per year. I always go see a local saddle maker in Boerne, TX (Doug's Saddlery). He makes custom holsters and gun belts too. I have 4 custom gun belts from him. Very nice workmanship! He also has made some beautiful custom collars for my two labs. I'll be seeing him in April for a collar for my new English Pointer. There are saddle shops all over the place that turn out quality gun leather. Don't overlook that!
 
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I have a 1-3/4" & thick belt I got several years from Cabelas. Very sturdy. Anything less wide is asking for holstered piece to tilt, etc. Also, make sure belt is as tight as you can stand comfortably.

For cold weather wear, I use a down vest and/or a canvas vest (or) a canvas lined ranch coat. No problem with printing.

Warm weather...a signifiant problem, however...
 
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I bought this belt and am very pleased with it. $29. shipped. Nice thick leather, american made. I bought the brown, I'm going to get the black one next. I hang my sig 239 in a desantis cozy iwb on it.
 
Just FYI: I went with a 5.11 Tactical 1.5" casual belt with "permastiff" insert. It was allegedly designed for carrying so i'll let yall know how it holds up. I wish I would have seen the above post prior to ordering though :(
 
I just got a 5.11 tactical operator belt with perm stiff nylon insert. Man does this thing work like a dream it keeps the gun at my side and not down by my feet like my fake leather belt from wal-mart did. Well worth the money in my book. They say it's tested and can hold up to 6000 pounds so if it came down to it you could use it to drag someone out of the line of fire.
 
I just got a use a 5.11 tactical operator belt with perm stiff nylon insert. Man does this thing work like a dream it keeps the gun at my side and not down by my feet like my fake leather belt from wal-mart did. Well worth the money in my book. They say it's tested and can hold up to 6000 pounds so if it came down to it you could use it to drag someone out of the line of fire.

Awesome, I had considered the operator belt as well, but decided on the leather version so I can wear it with jeans, suits, slacks, etc. i'm glad you like it though- it gives me some confidence that I made a good choice. As far as the price goes- if it works its worth it.

+1 on the fake leather belt making you sag in unnatural places haha
 
Update:

The 5.11 Tactical casual belt with permastiff is absolutely awesome!

I can carry a full size 1911, 1 extra mag, 1 pair of cuffs that I steal from my duty belt, 1 flashlight, and my blackberry and the belt doesn't bend or sag a bit!
Highly reccomended- as for wear? Its too soon to say, but i'll update...

In case you guys are wondering- I'm not too concerned about concealment lol A sports-coat does well, but if i'm in casual I only carry the 1911, cell phone, mag & flashlight..(the mag/flashlight is one unit)
 
Update:

The 5.11 Tactical casual belt with permastiff is absolutely awesome!

I can carry a full size 1911, 1 extra mag, 1 pair of cuffs that I steal from my duty belt, 1 flashlight, and my blackberry and the belt doesn't bend or sag a bit!
Highly reccomended- as for wear? Its too soon to say, but i'll update...

In case you guys are wondering- I'm not too concerned about concealment lol A sports-coat does well, but if i'm in casual I only carry the 1911, cell phone, mag & flashlight..(the mag/flashlight is one unit)

I knew you would love it :dance3:! Is it not one of the best belts you have owned? It sure is for me only i have the black nylon tactical operator belt with perm stiff nylon it's so sick. At first the huge belt buckle drove me nuts because i was not use to such a huge one but now it's no problem. I carry the firearm and two back up mags on it with no problem and a leatherman on the back. When I get a flashlight holder i will be mounting my flashlight to the belt as well. I have handcuffs but most of the time they stay home as i have no need for them. I'll post some photos later.
 
I knew you would love it :dance3:! Is it not one of the best belts you have owned? It sure is for me only i have the black nylon tactical operator belt with perm stiff nylon it's so sick. At first the huge belt buckle drove me nuts because i was not use to such a huge one but now it's no problem. I carry the firearm and two back up mags on it with no problem and a leatherman on the back. When I get a flashlight holder i will be mounting my flashlight to the belt as well. I have handcuffs but most of the time they stay home as i have no need for them. I'll post some photos later.

It is the best belt I've ever owned. I was extremely surprised by how strong it is, doesn't flex at all.
 
It is the best belt I've ever owned. I was extremely surprised by how strong it is, doesn't flex at all.

LOL I know the only part that does flex ( on my nylon belt) is the first few inches of the tip then the perm stiff takes over and it's stiff. Some times it can be a pain when your trying to get the belt on new pants it does not want to bend into the belt loops.
 
LOL I know the only part that does flex ( on my nylon belt is the first few inches of the tip then the perm stiff takes over and it's stiff. Some times it can be a pain when your trying to get the belt on new pants it does not want to bend into the belt loops.

lmao! I know the first time I put it on it was very difficult- and to tighten it was also difficult.

Now its "broken in" a bit on the tip to fasten it but other than that its solid.
 
I have a leather belt made from The Belt Man. I also have one from Galco, and High Noon Holsters. They work great, but I may have to try that 5.11 nylon belt.
 

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