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CCW Gun Belt 1 or 2 Ply?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Pokinfun, May 2, 2018.

  1. Pokinfun

    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    As a few of you may know, I have lost about 90lbs over the last 9 months. I gave away all of my cloths that no longer fit.
    I need to buy a new gun belt for everyday carry. I was wondering if I should get a single or double ply belt. I was also wondering what type of leather and thickness I should be looking for.
    I had a Looper belt that I was not real happy with. It seemed to breakdown where I buckled it.
     
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    Check out Bigfoot gunbelts. I have a couple of them and they're great.
     
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    I have the same issue with a Looper
     
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    Some have a steel core, specifically designed for carry (such as http://gunbelts.com/).

    Congrats btw. :drunk2:

    EDIT: Oops, the link I posted is to Big Foot Gunbelts... :hithead:
     
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    I like two ply gun belts.
     
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    1. What is the heaviest pistol you will carrying on this belt?
    2. IWB or OWB, or both?
     
  7. Pokinfun

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    Both, it depends on my mood. Mostly, I carry a G26 IWB and OWB, but I have been know to carry a 1911.
     
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    Go ahead and give the Kore Essentials belt a consideration. Its got this ratcheting system instead of belt holes which allows it to be much more adjustable. Would be good if you lose more weight or gain some back.


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    I’ve had good luck with a crossbreed 2 ply and seen some filson 3 ply stuff a friend had. It was as nice. I have an alien gear 2 ply with a steel insert. It was cheap and you can kinda tell it, but it’s held up well for about 3 years now.
     
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    For a heavier gun like an all-steel 1911, particularly if you are carrying OWB, I would definitely get a heavy-duty, sturdy belt. I don't know if it's a one-ply or a two-ply that's most important. I've owned/own several, including the rather sad and easily stretched and worn out Looper, which I have cast aside, but the best one I have is a Kramer Double-Thick Horsehide Belt. I think you could hang a circular saw on the thing and it still wouldn't sag. Another good one is The Beltman. Actually, just about any of the top makers makes a good gun belt. Milt Sparks, TT Gunleather, even UBG...you pick. But if you want to be sure it doesn't droop or sag, and you want a leather belt, then I say with confidence that you can't go wrong with Kramer. Fugggetabout the Hanks Amish belt you see some guys rave about; it's just a flimsy Walmart job, re-branded in my opinion. In real gun belts, as in many things, you get what you pay for.

    Someone mentioned adjustability; for that, I recommend the Wilderness 5-Stitch. Sure, you can get cheaper belts of similar design, but a Wilderness is as heavy duty as a belt of this type can be. The metal buckle on the Heavy Duty model can also be used as a weapon if you run out of ammo in a big time gun fight or if you just want to wail the livin' crap out of some rival gang member and inadvertently left your 3-foot length of chain with the padlock on the end of it at home. I actually use this belt most of the time. I can cinch it up if going OWB with a heavier gun, or wear it a little looser so I get that fashionable sag in my baggy jeans and show everyone the seat in my boxers when carrying a little light weight pistola IWB like my G43.

    What would be good is to look under the Product Review Section, if we had one, and see what others have to say.


    P.S. (Post your poll, man).
     
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