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Time to add a belt to the wardrobe- what to get for IWB?

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by spistols, Jan 11, 2017.

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    Adding another belt to the wardrobe...without sounding like a dork asking for fashion advice, what belt have you had experience with working best with your IWB carry? What size (width)?

    I read all the time that a belt makes all the difference in the world when carrying IWB.
     
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    I would like to hear the recommendations as well!


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    How fitting lol. I'm looking for a gun belt. So I should just go to gunbelts.com
    It seems too easy.


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    1.5" works with all non dress pants. You might need a 1" if you carry while in a suit.

    Many good ones out there.
     
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    I have several leather gun belts and prefer my 1" over the 1.5" for comfort and versatility as I can wear them with jeans, slacks, suits or shorts.
    I've bought three from:
    www.thebeltman.net
    And one from our very own:
    www.zachsgunbelts.com
    I even have an Alien Gear gun belt that was given to me as a gift.

    The stiffer the leather hide and thicker the better for carrying but not always the most comfortable. Alien Gear uses thin leather or pleather with a spring steel liner for rigidity and support, it is much thinner and more flexible than my other belts but does a fine job, its 1.5" wide. Between my beltman belts and my Zach's I'd say both are of equal high quality with Zach's a bit stiffer and thicker.

    The main thing with IWB I've found is to distribute the load over a greater surface area and you don't experience the sagging feeling as much. A holster like the com-tac Minotaur, cross breed hybrid, alien gear hybrid or blackpoint mini-wing are excellent choices for distributing the load of a firearm due to their design of two clip points that are several inches apart. The down side to those is that they are not as compact or as easy on/off as a single clip holster. I did own a Milt Sparks summer special II clone for a compact 1911 I had and it did a phenomenal job of holding the firearm without feeling like a brick tied to my pants.
     
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    leather the real mccoy gatlinburg tn.
     
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    Depending on your normal attire, 5.11 tactical Apex gun belt is the best I have found to blend in with khakis yet still do a great job
     
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    thebeltman.net

    A good gun belt makes all the difference. It is a purchase you won't regret.
     
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