Any Good Bargain Carry Belts?

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by Nalajr, Sep 13, 2020.

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  1. 340pd

    340pd Well-Known Member

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  2. itsmekevin

    itsmekevin Active Member

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    Jan 16, 2018
    I also vote for the Kore belt.

    I like the "leather" look since I can wear it to the office everyday, and the micro adjustments are great since I am always losing/gaining weight, depending on the meal.
     

  3. jaypopsti

    jaypopsti Member

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    Nov 17, 2017
    I picked up a wilderness 5 stitch instructors belt for $62.00 shipped. It took awhile to get it but it’s the tits as web belts go.
     
  4. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    This pretty much nails it.

    I can carry lightweight single-stacks on draw-string shorts in the summer if needed. But when the large bore "Heat" comes out in the cooler months, I need a reinforced leather belt.

    My all-time favorite so far is a Hank's steel-lined, double-layer leather belt that is so rigid it will stay circular even after taken off. :D It was $100 off amazon, but I will be giving some of these reinforced nylon belts a look - the double-layer leather belts creak every time you move, and it's driving my wife nuts. Great belt though.
     
  5. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    Poor reviews on this company (Ciguera Gear AKA Alonso Defense Group) regarding customer service / returns / defective products. They have an "F" from the BBB. I'm sure their belts are fantastic (and I'm contemplating taking a chance on one), but it looks like any purchase will be a roll of the dice: they're not going to help you out if there's a mistake.

    ETA: decided to go with a Kore order instead.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
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  6. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    At almost 69 I do not think much about weight ,so I will pay for a custom leather belt & I have
    one now for summer & one for winter. I just have not decided which one to be buried in lOL.

    Other than that I'm through with cloth belts for carrying my 1911s.
     
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  7. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    I just got my Kore in. One nylon and one leather.

    They are nice belts - the ratchet system is different but effective and i like it. The stiffer nylon version is very light, so thats nice and it is comfortable to wear - but holding the belt as if I were wearing it with two hands in place of my hips, the belt easily folds over with the weight of a steel commander inbetween my hands.

    My Hanks steel-lined belt in the same condition keeps the steel Commander in a vertical position.

    IMHO, the Kore belt is nice- and is a "dressy" CCW belt, but my leather steel-lined Hanks is easily twice as rigid as a proper gunbelt, and distributes the weight more effectively.

    I'll wear them all though.

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  8. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

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  9. 1911JMB

    1911JMB New Member

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    Sep 30, 2020
    I'm very happy with my Nexbelt. No holes, adjustable over an 8" range if your weight is fluctuating, and I paid $49.00 with a new-customer discount. They're also very nice people.
     
  10. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    ive been using a Wilderness Kydex lined instructors belt for 3 years almost daily for work with a bunch of gear and off duty and it is great displaces the weight great, looks great still, and it was $70 or so. Highly recommend
     
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  11. Lamey

    Lamey Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Dec 19, 2019
    After I got too fat for my Sparks, I've tried multiple inexpensive belts but wasn't satisfied, just not stable enough for me. Ordered a Bulman since he was making me a holster anyway. Money well spent.
     
  12. LostRonin

    LostRonin Active Member

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    Oct 3, 2020
    A belt is more important than the holster in my opinion. I have a Rafters leather belt from about 15 years ago. Still works great.

    My current carry belt is a Bullhide Belts, basic one. I think it was $60 on sale. Usually it's $85. Even at $85 it's worth every penny.

    Your belt is your carry foundation. I've carried for over twenty years. Buy a good belt up front. Save yourself the misery.
     

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