Gun Belts

You'll love it. The black looks like a regular belt. I have the FDE, and it works well for me, as I rarely have my shirt tucked in. When I wear this one out, or if the dog gets ahold of it again, I'll order the new brown color. 

If you can't be safe, be dangerous.
Odd question, but anybody try to go through a metal detector while wearing an Ares Aegis belt?  I'd love to wear mine to work, but not if I'm going to have to take it off every time I enter the facility.

Joined: 2JAN2004

Location: South Florida

Raider_502 posted:

I noticed no one mentioned Hanks Belts, I have been using a Gunner Belt for the last three months and it is definitly the nicest belt I have ever had.  I really like the buckle with the roller buckle.  Also I didn't think the price was too expensive.

I've been looking at the Gunner Belt with stitching for CCW and just daily wear.  How true did you find their fitting directions?

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16 years with 2 Wilderness belts. A friend at work has a Mean Gene Ares and loves it. Seen another LFer with one who also did. Thinking about an Ares Aegis for plainclothes at work. Coworker has one and it does well.

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In my closet are:

one ea (coyote) 1.75" Wilderness Frequent Flyer 5-stitch
two ea (coyote/foliage) 1.5" Wilderness Frequent Flyer 5-stitch
two ea (black/cordovan) Beltman 1.25 - 1.5" tapered horsehide belts

Only gun belts. I wear one of them every day of the week, with a range of attire that varies from cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt to DC government office suit-and-tie.

All of these belts are more than capable of comfortably supporting a Sig P229 + 2 standard capacity reloads, or a Glock 19 + 2 standard capacity reloads.  

The Beltman belts are better quality and better-looking than anything I've seen in a high-end mens clothing store in the last fifteen years.  The taper allows for a thinner, dressier look with an open suit jacket while still providing adequate weight distribution from the hips back, and only the cognoscenti recognize that it's a "gun" belt.

I went with the Frequent Flyer from Wilderness because they go through metal detectors in DC office buildings without getting delayed by hand wanding.

It's likely that these will be the last belts I ever need to buy.

"I always wanted to be a priest or a fireman; now I'm both." - Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM; 11 MAY 1933 - 11 SEP 2001

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I've got a Wilderness Instructor belt. I don't instruct in anything, but I'm a fan of the fact that I could confidently use the buckle as a last ditch weapon and then go right back to using it to carry something a bit more practical. 

On a more serious note I'm a fan of the fact that when I'm using a clip on holster (a clip goes over the belt, rather than a loop that is threaded through the belt) I can velcro over the hooks.  For a practical explanation, you thread the belt all the way around, clip in onto the velcro surface before you fold the tail end (the tail and it's opposite surface are velcro, this is what holds the belt together) then velcro slightly past the holster clip. With some clips I've found it may help avoid printing even if your shirt goes up above the belt slightly (if the color of the clip matches your belt). It doesn't effect the security of the belt's closure, and I have found it does certainly help with retaining my holster and makes clipping onto the belt slightly less of a PITA (at least relative to just trying to shove the darn thing over the whole tail end). This may be standard fare on other belts (I've only got the one and as far as I can tell I don't think I'm going to be needing another one unless I get fat or catch fire any time soon) but I appreciate that it's an option. 

And seriously, the buckle could probably be used to break a few bones, or for the actual intended back up use of rappelling. First one's probably easier. All that and it's still not awkward or cumbersome either in use or to draw around. 

Pew, pew. 

Casey posted:
Odd question, but anybody try to go through a metal detector while wearing an Ares Aegis belt?  I'd love to wear mine to work, but not if I'm going to have to take it off every time I enter the facility.

No one ever replied to your question here. I don't have an Aegis belt, so  I can't speak to that. I do, however, wear an Ares Gear Ranger Belt every day when I'm off duty. I've gone through several metal detectors wearing it and it's set them off every time. The nice feature of the Ranger belt, is being able to remove the buckle quickly and easily, while still wearing the belt.

So you could remove the buckle, place it with your other metal items, and go through the metal detector.

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Teufelhund3066 posted:
Casey posted:
Odd question, but anybody try to go through a metal detector while wearing an Ares Aegis belt?  I'd love to wear mine to work, but not if I'm going to have to take it off every time I enter the facility.

No one ever replied to your question here. I don't have an Aegis belt, so  I can't speak to that. I do, however, wear an Ares Gear Ranger Belt every day when I'm off duty. I've gone through several metal detectors wearing it and it's set them off every time. The nice feature of the Ranger belt, is being able to remove the buckle quickly and easily, while still wearing the belt.

So you could remove the buckle, place it with your other metal items, and go through the metal detector.

Dont you still have to take off the belt since the other side of the cobra buckle is sewn to the belt...

Kango posted:
Teufelhund3066 posted:
Casey posted:
Odd question, but anybody try to go through a metal detector while wearing an Ares Aegis belt?  I'd love to wear mine to work, but not if I'm going to have to take it off every time I enter the facility.

No one ever replied to your question here. I don't have an Aegis belt, so  I can't speak to that. I do, however, wear an Ares Gear Ranger Belt every day when I'm off duty. I've gone through several metal detectors wearing it and it's set them off every time. The nice feature of the Ranger belt, is being able to remove the buckle quickly and easily, while still wearing the belt.

So you could remove the buckle, place it with your other metal items, and go through the metal detector.

Dont you still have to take off the belt since the other side of the cobra buckle is sewn to the belt...

Ha good thinking. I was thinking out loud about what you could do with the belt.

when I've gone through memail detectors with my Ranger Belt, I've just showed the guards the buckle and I've been passed through without having to take the whole belt off

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Been using the Magpul Tejas belt for a while.  It is easily the best belt of it's kind that I've used.  Looks good enough for dressy attire, but definitely rugged enough to hang quite a bit of gear off of.  I'll be grabbing one of their El Impresario belts here in the next few weeks; they are 1.25" and designed to be dressy enough for a suit.  If you can find the Tejas or the El Impresario on sale, they are definitely worth it.

stoner01 posted:

What's a decent light weight belt? I got some warm weather stretch type pants over the holidays and I don't want to be using my heavy 1.5 and 1.75 belts. 

Magpul's El Burro is fairly lightweight, though I wouldn't want to carry a gun with it, as it's not particularly rigid.

Joined: 2JAN2004

Location: South Florida

I have been very happy with Aker and Wilderness .  I also have found that the Filson double thick is a great , but spendy, belt.  http://www.filson.com/men/belt...-double-belt.html#87    And, while I don't own one, I have heard the Kramer belts are incredible.  http://www.kramerleather.com/p...cts.cfm?categoryID=2 

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Casey posted:
stoner01 posted:

What's a decent light weight belt? I got some warm weather stretch type pants over the holidays and I don't want to be using my heavy 1.5 and 1.75 belts. 

Magpul's El Burro is fairly lightweight, though I wouldn't want to carry a gun with it, as it's not particularly rigid.

I carry a g19 and reload aiwb on an El burro with no issues. 

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