What kind of gun belt do you use for your carry?

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Best bet is to measure your current belt, follow instructions on the web sites, they all have them. My old belt was not a gun belt so I measured from the hole I used and added 2" for carrying my .45 IWB to be safe. 2" was too much so the belt is a little long but it's fine, I still have one hole left if I wear it without a gun. If I lose weight (hopefully) I can always have another hole or two put in it. For me it's like this:

Jeans = 38
Dress pants/khakis = 40
Old non-gun belt = 42
New gun belt should have been = 43 (44 is ok but a tad large).
Yeah - I followed their instructions and it was perfect. Not to mention there are plenty of notches - so if I get off my ass and finally go to the gym, there's already holes there for motivation.
Another thing I liked is that you can rebuild the belt with parts from their site.

They also have (I believe it's Kydex) reinforced belts for those who really want a stiff belt.
 

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I own a Wilderness Tactical 5 stitch and Wilderness Tactical CSM. The 5 stitch is the coyote color so I tend to wear it more in the summer with cargo shorts and pocket carry. The CSM is black and I wear it in the cooler weather with long pants and IWB carry.
 

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Wilderness is far too tactical for daily use by me. I have one. (I think. I'll have to look.) I at least HAD one.

My collection includes:

1 Wild Bill Concealment brown plain belt. Has to be 10-15 yrs old. Light use.
1 Wilson Combat (not made by them. I forget who makes them. Good belts) sharkskin in black. Possibly a decade old. Getting worn down and soft.
1 tan Elephanthide from TheBeltMan Barely wear this one. Too stiff. Just crazy stiff.
1 new black sharkskin from that guy that was in Marlboro earlier this fall. Good price. Worn it once or twice. THICK! But I think it'll break in.

All belts are 1.5". Anyone who says you can't wear a 1.5" with dress clothes just don't know dinkus.
 

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I use a Hank's Amish belt. I have two, black and brown. Wear the brown one every day. I've had it about 2 years, still a great belt, but it's softened a little bit with daily wear. Easily held a full size pistol when I first got it, just a little saggy under the weight of a G19 and spare magazine on the opposite side now. I'd still recommend it and it still works, but I've been thinking about getting either a kydex or steel reinforced belt for carry probably from Hank's as well.
 

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Crossbreed. Going on 7 years I think. Hard to remember it's been so long. I wear my black one nearly every day, zero issues. I wouldn't even look at another manufacturer if I had to buy another one today.
 

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Been wearing the same belt for nearly 20 years now almost daily.

Made by Mitch Rosen in New Hampshire. Not cheap, but this is quality that lasts. Having a 100% brass buckle is nice when flying too. Never had it trip a metal detector.

Mitch Rosen Belts
+1........ certainly not cheap but it'll outlast me that's for sure. Good and solid and beautifully made.
 
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Hanks Amish leather. Same one since 2011. Looking into a synthetic for my next belt, not because leather isn't good. Just want a change.
 

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Started with a Wilderness Instructors belt... great belt.

Then a couple years later I went to an Endeavor Stitchworks EDC belt which is the same thing as a Wilderness Instructors belt but with a cobra buckle. No more threading/unthreading the belt multiple times a day. Great belt.

Then about a month ago I bought a Kore X3 EDC belt to try out. Reinforced leather belt with a ratcheting buckle system = infinite adjustment. I really liked the concept/functionality. And does dual duty as casual and dress belt. It's thinner than other gun belts I've owned/seen but has held up my G19 + spare mag just fine. So far so good.
 
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DeSantis Econobelt. The black buckle one. It's not bad for the price. I think I will get an Original SOE Low Profile belt next.
 
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