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    Gunbelts

    I have been loosing weight and I need a new belt. I figured this is the opportune time to get a high quality belt that will support a gun's weight. I have been looking at these: https://gunbelts.com/?msclkid=e82f16...6348b4a85cf744 but I am not really sure. Shelling out $70 for a belt is a little pricey and I was wondering if any one had any input. The biggest thing I am worried about is comfort. These have a steel core and therefore won't stretch to my form and I'm worried that comfort will be an issue.

    What do you guys use?
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    Re: Gunbelts

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman View Post
    I have been loosing weight and I need a new belt. I figured this is the opportune time to get a high quality belt that will support a gun's weight. I have been looking at these: https://gunbelts.com/?msclkid=e82f16...6348b4a85cf744 but I am not really sure. Shelling out $70 for a belt is a little pricey and I was wondering if any one had any input. The biggest thing I am worried about is comfort. These have a steel core and therefore won't stretch to my form and I'm worried that comfort will be an issue.

    What do you guys use?
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    That "steel core" doesn't look very comfortable.

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    Re: Gunbelts

    I generally don't wear belts because they are uncomfortable when i sit down. I do own a few stiff leather belts, about 1 1/2", for those few occasions when I wear a holster. I carry crossdraw. Around the yard I simply carry a 44 special snubby in my back pocket. I also have a couple of nice leather shoulder holsters.
    Wearing strong side holsters does not agree with me. They are useless if you get in and out of vehicles. Try drawing from seated position, your elbow hits the back of the seat before your hand finds the gun. Even standing, it's take a lot less range of motion to clear leather crossdraw.
    I noticed shoulder holsters contribute to fatigue because the weight is carried on the spine, much worse if riding motorcycle, 4 wheeler or horse.
    So about the only time I wear a belt and holster is when I'm hiking in serious Grizzly country and carrying my 44 Magnum.

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    Re: Gunbelts

    Thanks for the replies. I am leaning toward getting a wide, thick, plain leather belt. I just don't think I could put up with the steel core and zero flex. I do not have a holster at all and will have to look into them. I figured the belt holster would be good but as Hoarder says, there may be issues with that type of carry. I do want to be able to have a holstered weapon without it being visible though. Not sure what a crossdraw is, but will look into it.

    I've been looking for a wallet also, as my old biker wallet is falling apart after many years. Sounds like you ride a bike, hoarder. I do ride a motorcycle but not that often anymore. It tends to get a little boring after a while, here in the flatlands. Actually it is rolling hills around here with much forest and it is good to clear the mind occasionally on a motorcycle. I remember riding horses with girlfriends when I was young and that was fun too, but my mind was on riding the girls mostly.
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    Re: Gunbelts

    With your arm hanging by your side, look where your waistline is in relation to your hand. If your wrist is near your waist, strong side may work for you.
    I haven't ridden motorcycles in a dozen years, but I have several ATV's. Montana isn't fun for motorcycles because all you have is dirt roads and highways with extreme high limits. Texas hill country was wonderful for riding motorcycles, especially Gillespie County. I very seldom ride horses. 4 wheelers just about everyday.
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    Re: Gunbelts

    Quote Originally Posted by hoarder View Post
    With your arm hanging by your side, look where your waistline is in relation to your hand. If your wrist is near your waist, strong side may work for you.
    I haven't ridden motorcycles in a dozen years, but I have several ATV's. Montana isn't fun for motorcycles because all you have is dirt roads and highways with extreme high limits. Texas hill country was wonderful for riding motorcycles, especially Gillespie County. I very seldom ride horses. 4 wheelers just about everyday.
    https://www.goldismoney2.com/threads...a-ride.192752/
    Last time I was through Montana was in "97. They didn't have any speed limits on the freeways back then. Do they now? I think you could drink and drive too; I know I did while passing through. Back then you could find Ranier Beer when you got out West and that was some mighty fine beer.

    I believe I'm going to try that belt Tumbleweed suggested.
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on. ---C. S. Lewis

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    Re: Gunbelts

    BTW, most holsters will not accept any belt wider than 1 1/2".

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    Re: Gunbelts

    Quote Originally Posted by hoarder View Post
    BTW, most holsters will not accept any belt wider than 1 1/2".
    That is very useful information.
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on. ---C. S. Lewis

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