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Great CCW belt

Postby mmckee1952 » Wed, 30 Mar 2016 22:41:46

While I was shopping for a belt for when I carry by CCW I was able to visit a uniform shop at an Army base and I came across this belt and bought it for $19.00. It’s just what the doctor ordered, 1.75” width, very stiff to handle the weight of a 1911 but still flexible to not hinder your movement and it comes in various lengths.

Here’s the web site where everyone can purchase it without going to a military base exchange.

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http://www.specopsbrand.com/better-bdu-belt-962.html
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby MarcSpaz » Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:08:58

Very cool... thanks for the link.


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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Swampman » Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:24:49

Looks like they are out of stock. Wondering, can you cut the belt to adjust the overall length without it unraveling?
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby MarcSpaz » Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:09:10

I've done that with some nylon belts in the past. I use a lighter of butane touch to melt the fabric at the ends so it doesn't come apart. Of it is all nylon, or more nylon than cotton, that should do the trick.


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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby AlanM » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:23:17

You can make or buy a tip for a Weller soldering gun or a soldering pencil that is thin and sort of knife blade shaped that will melt/cut polymer belts or rope quite neatly.
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby OakRidgeStars » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:04:05

I bought one of these punches last year, it will go through a thick leather belt with minimal effort.

http://www.amazon.com/SE-7924LP-Heavy-D ... B000NK5VY2


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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Swampman » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:48:21

AlanM wrote:You can make or buy a tip for a Weller soldering gun or a soldering pencil that is thin and sort of knife blade shaped that will melt/cut polymer belts or rope quite neatly.


Good idea.
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Swampman » Sat, 04 Jan 2020 22:44:17

Okay, searched this thread out and the website listed above is not available.

I've looked around a bit and most of the newer belts have steel cores and range from $60 on up. If I was looking for a new belt to hold my pants up, what should I be looking for?
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby SHMIV » Sat, 04 Jan 2020 22:57:41

It looks like the OP belts were the "Better BDU Belt" series.

This link should take you to the belt menu, for the belt suggested above:

https://specops.us/belts.html

I also note that those belts are $25, now.

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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Ironbear » Sun, 05 Jan 2020 10:19:03

I bought from here. Just heavy duty leather.

https://www.hanksbelts.com/collections/ ... -gun-belts
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Swampman » Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:05:30

And the search begins! I'll try the BDU belt first.
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby wittmeba » Wed, 08 Jan 2020 14:41:16

I've bought a couple of belts, belt straps and separate buckles. These are mine -- the middle is by far the best. I bought the strap and buckle in Ft. Worth Stockyards at a leather shop. Belt strap was about $35.00 and buckle about $30.00. This makes for much interchangeability with the other straps if needed. The black strap from a Harley Davidson shop in Ca on a family visit. The older brown was a Walmart special about $12.00 but it isn't bad. There are lots of buckle variations.

https://i.imgur.com/DBtoduE.jpg

By the way...there are some Amish that make some attractive leather belts and are reasonably priced.
https://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Amish-G ... B075WZ82SC
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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby SHMIV » Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:33:30

I've recently gotten into leather work, and will probably start making my own belts, soon. No one makes belts (or much of anything else, for that matter) for insanely skinny guys like me, which is a nuisance.

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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby M1A4ME » Thu, 09 Jan 2020 06:41:03

I bought a big old heavy leather belt at a gun show a couple years ago. Paid $50 for it and it was well worth it.


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Re: Great CCW belt

Postby Viper21 » Sat, 11 Jan 2020 10:10:58

SHMIV wrote:I've recently gotten into leather work, and will probably start making my own belts, soon. No one makes belts (or much of anything else, for that matter) for insanely skinny guys like me, which is a nuisance.


Never met an insanely skinny professional driver...! :hysterical:


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