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Old 09-20-2019, 7:48 PM
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Good evening everyone,
Well like the title says, am looking for good recommendations for a belt for ccw. The one I am currently using is more or less a "dress" belt and although not a bad belt, just not good for CCW as it sags and kinda pulls away from the hip.

Looking for recommendations, would prefer a belt to wear with denim jeans, something a little wider, leather or a good thick nylon similar to the 5.11 type belts. Would be carrying a G30 and or G19 in case that makes a difference. Trying to remain in a budget. I use the Desantis Mini Slide holster if this makes a difference as well.

I haven't seen this topic talked about as of late so sorry if this is a repeat thread. I just wanna see what everyone has or is using or what would be a good recommendations.

Thanks in advance....
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Old 09-20-2019, 7:54 PM
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People here really seem to like Hank's.

I got this one from Amazon, it's lasted 2.5 years. Nothing but great reviews and it's served me well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C297VR6...TF8&th=1&psc=1
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Old 09-20-2019, 8:07 PM
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People here really seem to like Hank's.

I got this one from Amazon, it's lasted 2.5 years. Nothing but great reviews and it's served me well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C297VR6...TF8&th=1&psc=1
I run that too.
Not that I've had many to compare to as this was my first for CCW for the last year and it's been just fine.
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I've been using a Hanks for almost 2 years. Great and stiff belt. Took several months to break in though.
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Old 09-20-2019, 8:38 PM
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I've been happy with my Relentless Tactical belt. Nice looking, so you can wear it as a dress belt, and strong enough that I haven't had any issues with the belt sagging or pulling away.

Leather, lifetime warranty, etc.

https://relentless-tactical.com/coll...gun-belt-black


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Bull Hide Belts makes great gear. Even their lightest bests are good for CCW. And you won't look like you are playing tacticool.


https://www.bullhidebelts.com/collections/gun-belts
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I use a Kore ratchet gun belt every day. I'm very happy with it. I couldn't got back to a non-ratchet belt after carrying daily, small adjustments make a huge difference in my personal comfort.
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I use/switch between Vedder and Hanks on my EDC depending on what type of clothing. Denim jeans with Hanks, slack pants with Vedder.

Both are great but I like Vedder better, double stitched and better looking on the leather.


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Bigfoot. https://gunbelts.com/
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this:


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https://www.amazon.com/Dickies-Leath...HS2HZRQAEF8HXN
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I just use regular 1" or 1 1/4" leather belt for my IWB holsters. It works just fine.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:19 PM
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I use a Kore ratchet gun belt every day. I'm very happy with it. I couldn't got back to a non-ratchet belt after carrying daily, small adjustments make a huge difference in my personal comfort.

Same here.....the KORE Tactical ratcheting gunbelt is my best one.

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Kore makes great stuff
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:55 AM
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Safariland Safarilaminate dress belt, 1.5" width, with the added benefit that it doesn't scuff like leather. I use clip on accessories like cuff cases and badge holders and a paddle holster with a hook, and real leather belts get scuffed to crap and get dents from the spring clips. The SL belt has lasted me over a decade with minimal wear and it's still my daily work belt.
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Old 09-21-2019, 6:24 AM
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You'll see a lot of Hank's fans here because they make great belts and they have a "less than perfect" sale once or twice a year: really good deals.

I have 2 or their Gunner belts that I am very happy with, just a good, thick, sturdy, american made leather belt. Next time they have their sale, I might pick up one of their steel or kydex reinforced belts.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1539155

I also want to try a Kore ratcheting belt.
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Old 09-21-2019, 8:00 AM
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Wilson Combat. or any real good Country Western heavy leather belt.
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Kore belts are the modern answer to gun belts.

The traditional, thick, heavy lined leather belts are old fashion and inflexible, making them harder to wear comfortably.

I have had multiple traditional belts over the year and none of them are as comfortable or as adjustable as the ratchet style belts...
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I'm not high speed low drag enough for Prada du jour gun belts.

I really appreciate a good "Uncle Mike's Off-Duty and Concealment 2 Layer Nylon Reinforced Instructor's Belt". The price is right.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CNXRTK...v_ov_lig_dp_it

It's just a good stiff belt that works when I need it to keep pants snug and a holstered pistol from tugging me pants down all day long. Comfortable, cheap and it works all day every day.

*if your gut makes you look like you're in your third trimester you should add suspenders to your belt.
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Those nylon and ratchet and instructor's and rappelling belts are all great but sometimes a man's gotta wear a regular looking leather or leather-ish belt for work or appearance... for tactical or I don't care days, the 5.11 rigger's or instructor belts work great for me, just not when I have to be in business attire.
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Great ideas on this thread - thanks for posting recommendations.

It's time to semi-retire my 6+ year old belt that I use practically everyday.

I chose this Hank's belt, and picked one up today:

https://www.amazon.com/Hanks-Legend-...1-4&th=1&psc=1


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The bladetech edc belt is pretty great. It's ratcheting and you cut the length to fit so you can make it as long as you want. Very stiff and the outside is leather so it looks pretty nice.
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I have the double stitched Hanks. Very stiff and very thick. Recommended
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I have Hank's and Kore both are great belts but some time depending on dress and needs Kore ratchet system for micro adjustments can't be beat..
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I own 2 Hank's and 2 Next. Hanks are perfect for Jeans and Next are for my slacks at work. Love them both
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I like Hanks as well and has been my main CCW belt.
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I really like these Ranger style belts from Duluth.
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Wrong forum.

Look in the CCW Holsters/Equipment/Accessories forum. Here's several threads already...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=belt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=belt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=belt


And from the "Firearms Accessories: Holsters, Safes, Lights & more" forum...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=Belt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=Belt

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...highlight=Belt
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Originally used desantis e25 for 3 years. Got a little warped from daily carry. Very cost effective option. Still highly recommended for entry level/starter belt.
Currently upgraded to Magpul Tejas. 2 years going strong. love it. Hasn't sagged or warped. Big fan of the Magpul improvement on the classic leather belt. If your patient, you can find them on sale.
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I use/switch between Vedder and Hanks on my EDC depending on what type of clothing. Denim jeans with Hanks, slack pants with Vedder.

Both are great but I like Vedder better, double stitched and better looking on the leather.


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Surprised no one has mentioned blue alpha gear belts. I use mine all the time. Shield and g19. Affordable, low profile and they work. I have had it almost a year now and going strong!
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Here is the link

https://www.bluealphagear.com/produc...file-edc-belt/
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I'm pretty happy with my Nexbelt.

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I own the Kore Essentials black leather gun belt. It's sturdy, looks good, affordable, and supports up to a 4-lb firearm. This one, in particular.

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