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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Dave_M » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:36 am

carbean wrote:
Unorthodox wrote:Ares Gear Ranger Belt:

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Yeah, thats my belt, loaded full sized G21 with weapon light, zero roll over what so ever.

I am not a fan of the Jones Tactical because I'm not a fan of stolen intellectual property.

If you don't want to deal with the waiting list by going through Ares Gear directly, odds are you can find Ranger belts in stock at Grey Group or Larue,
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by strm_trpr » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:48 am

I am super interested in the aries duty belt, that looks sweet, I would totaly rock it on my duty rig!
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by tarafore » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:55 am

I won't repeat the post here, but I posted about this in my "AAR - Carry the Glock 26" thread, here:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7&start=48

Long story short,

1) A double-layer, dedicated gun belt is an absolute BREAKTHROUGH! It's more important, even, than a good holster
2) Gun_Nut_2k1 makes AWESOME belts

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by alptraum » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm

tarafore wrote:
1) A double-layer, dedicated gun belt is an absolute BREAKTHROUGH! It's more important, even, than a good holster
I think that's a pretty big overstatement. One isn't much good without the other.

Good belt + bad holster = fail
bad belt + good holster = fail
good belt + good holster = win

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by oldsoldier » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:56 pm

I have a 5.11 carry belt. Got it with a pair of pants ordered years ago. Still works great. And, it was free (paid for the pants though). The only real wear are the holes for the buckle, thats it. Never bled either.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by nimdabew » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:59 pm

MaconCJ7 wrote:I got one of these:

Ares Gear Ranger Belt
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I love it. It's stiff as hell, but my pants don't sag to one side either.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by JohnnyMayhem » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:33 pm

If it's covered up by a shirt or something, why not one of the CR Speed Holster belts?
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Dave_M » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:46 pm

Despite the contrary opinions, I will continue to wear and recommend the Jone's Tactical belt; it's good kit.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by TDW586 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:43 am

JohnnyMayhem wrote:If it's covered up by a shirt or something, why not one of the CR Speed Holster belts?

Because there are plenty of belts designed for concealed carry that aren't brightly colored? In other words, "why" a CR Speed belt is the question, not "why not".
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Gingerbread Man » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:58 am

I'm looking for a "fancy" stitch leather gun belt to replace my 5.11 belts. They are worn out after 10 years of constant wear.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Redeyes » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:20 am

When we meet up next I will bring my leather Comp-tac belt, and let you look at it. It has held up well for me.

Edited to ask: When you say "fancy stitch" do you mean a belt that has a design stitched into the leather?
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by northernxposure » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:37 pm

Just wanted to thank all that contributed for their opinions and recommendations. I did notice that the scuba webbing type belts are clearly in the lead as far as recommendations, with a few for the Comptac leather belt.

As a question of curiosity, does anyone have suggestions for something inbetween these two styles of belts - eg, the nylon rigger's style and formal dress leather belt. I'm not talking something like a bandito style leather belt, but something like a kydex reinforced "work leather" style belt?

Once again, thanks everyone for some really great suggestions.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by TDW586 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Not sure what you mean, but the CompTac is in fact Kydex and leather, it's a pretty hefty belt.

If you don't need or want leather, the scuba rigging belts are excellent.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by northernxposure » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:14 pm

I'm going to get one of the scuba webbing belts for sure - probably in coyote/black as it'll match almost everything in my wardrobe.

By a "working" leather belt I meant something like what I wear right now around the yard/farm/etc. Basically a thick 1.75" tall tooled style leather belt with the ol' notch style buckle on it. It's not fancy, it's pretty beat up, and it's one of the few things I still have from my father. I thought it would be nice to move the belt buckle over to a similar styled belt.

Sentimental reasons, mostly.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Power Fail » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:55 pm

Dave_M wrote:Despite the contrary opinions, I will continue to wear and recommend the Jone's Tactical belt; it's good kit.
I've never so much as seen either one in person, so I'm legitimately asking - why do you consider the Jone's belt better than the Ares?
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by TDW586 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:52 pm

NXP, I'm just guessing, but see if Kirkpatrick Leather makes something like what you're looking for.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by JohnnyMayhem » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:22 pm

TDW586 wrote:
JohnnyMayhem wrote:If it's covered up by a shirt or something, why not one of the CR Speed Holster belts?

Because there are plenty of belts designed for concealed carry that aren't brightly colored? In other words, "why" a CR Speed belt is the question, not "why not".

Oh mine's a solid black one. They were on clearance for under 60 bucks.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Dave_M » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:53 pm

Edited to be less of a dick.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by TheLastOne » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:06 am

Regular Guy wrote:I'm looking for a "fancy" stitch leather gun belt to replace my 5.11 belts. They are worn out after 10 years of constant wear.

Any suggestions?

http://thebeltman.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've had one of this guy's belts for about 8 years now. Has held up nicely. $80
Mine has started bowing some, and if I get a new one I'd get the same one again fwiw
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by ultra magnus » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:49 pm

Dave_M wrote:
Power Fail wrote:
Dave_M wrote:Despite the contrary opinions, I will continue to wear and recommend the Jone's Tactical belt; it's good kit.
I've never so much as seen either one in person, so I'm legitimately asking - why do you consider the Jone's belt better than the Ares?
I will never willingly own an Ares Gear product. (please do no confuse Ares Armor with Ares Gear; Ares Armor is the hotness).
Is this due to quality, customer service, or company politics?

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Post by TDW586 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:00 am

JohnnyMayhem wrote:
TDW586 wrote:
JohnnyMayhem wrote:If it's covered up by a shirt or something, why not one of the CR Speed Holster belts?

Because there are plenty of belts designed for concealed carry that aren't brightly colored? In other words, "why" a CR Speed belt is the question, not "why not".

Oh mine's a solid black one. They were on clearance for under 60 bucks.
Eh, I suppose I spoke too harshly. If it fits normal pants loops, it might make a fine concealed carry belt, I've never personally used one.

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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Mr.Rogers » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:08 pm

I second endeavor stitch works belts. http://www.endeavorstitchworks.com
I wear one of rigger belts on a daily. I wear one the cobra belts for conceal carry. Kary is great to work with and he does an awesome job with his web gear.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by squinty » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:12 pm

TheLastOne wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:I'm looking for a "fancy" stitch leather gun belt to replace my 5.11 belts. They are worn out after 10 years of constant wear.

Any suggestions?

http://thebeltman.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've had one of this guy's belts for about 8 years now. Has held up nicely. $80
Mine has started bowing some, and if I get a new one I'd get the same one again fwiw
This right up here^. The beltman's stuff is great. Get the plastic rigidifier strip.
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Re: Gun belts that don't suck

Post by Kutter_0311 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:36 pm

Mr.Rogers wrote:
I second endeavor stitch works belts. I wear one of rigger belts on a daily. I wear one the cobra belts for conceal carry. Kary is great to work with and he does an awesome job with his web gear.
I ordered a Vring gunbelt ($36 shipped) from Kary about a week ago. Great guy, loves ZSers, quick responses. 4-5 weeks to get your belt made, so it may be another month before I get it. I'm very excited. It will be my new everyday-nodaysoff gunbelt/pantsbelt, though when I get a job, I'll order a few more. Black does get a bit old in the summer :wink:
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