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belt buckle

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:49 am
by Kurser04
I recently got my license and started carrying my glock 27. I carry iwb with a kydex galco holster. I'm a guy who always wears a belt with a belt buckle. I looked, with no success, for a more rigid belt. One designed for carry. I haven't found one designed for a buckle. Any suggestions?

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:58 pm
by doubloon
In my limited experience rarely does a belt by itself provide all the support for a holster, especially IWB. What problem are you experiencing that your existing belts do not provide the required support when properly tightened?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Wide-Remova ... B0019LJA5A

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:07 pm
by johndoe3
I have a few of Galco gun belts for CCW that are far more rigid than normal store sold belts, and I am very happy with them. The dress belts also look good. Lot's of places sell Galco products and probably at better prices than the Galco website. Avoid the "natural leather" finish which allows you to color it yourself (I bought one of those and it isn't as rigid as other Galco gun belts)

http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterP2.asp (1.5" line)

Here's another place that makes thick, rigid leather gun belts (all the ones saying "chicago screws" allow swapping to your own buckle). I am looking at the place below for myself too because of the greater selection possibilities, but haven't purchased from them yet.

http://www.bullhidebelts.com/Gun-Belts_ep_111-1.html

Edited to add: I checked my Galco gun belts and they all have "chicago screws" too, allowing a person to use a dime or big screwdriver and take apart the two rivets and change the buckle in about 2 minutes.

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:22 pm
by Kurser04
doubloon wrote:In my limited experience rarely does a belt by itself provide all the support for a holster, especially IWB. What problem are you experiencing that your existing belts do not provide the required support when properly tightened?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Wide-Remova ... B0019LJA5A
I don't feel like my current belt provides enough support. It sags unless I tighten it an uncomfortable amount. I've seen some belts in sporting goods stores which are designed for carry. I just hadn't seen one with a removable buckle.

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:54 am
by doubloon
Ah, the sagging.

I find a wider belt sags less even if it's not appreciably thicker.

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:41 pm
by O2HeN2
I'm a fan of the Aker B21 belts. They have plastic sandwiched between the leather from forward point of hip to forward point of hip around the rear to make for a very stiff belt that isn't bulky. The buckle can be removed via snaps on the belt so you can replace the buckle with anything you wish.

My first Aker lasted me almost 20 years. Recently replaced it and out of the box I could tell that the new one isn't going to be as rugged as the old one, but it's a good belt nevertheless.

O2

Re: belt buckle

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:19 am
by continuity
Check out police supply sites. The inner belts that fit through the belt loops, and are designed to hold a duty belt with "keepers" are pretty hard form and won't sag.

I use one with a velcro securing system, for general wear with jeans.