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gun belt/heavy gun
« on: December 26, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »
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I wear a 1.75" 5.11 5 stitch wilderness belt. Anyone else like a wider belt than stock 1.5"???
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
papabear,

My EDC gun-belt is a 2" extra thick Western belt by El Paso Saddlery. = It's over 2 decades old & still is FINE.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:57:27 PM »
papabear,

My nEDC gun-belt is a 2" extra thick Western belt by El Paso Saddlery. = It's over 2 decades old & still is FINE.

yours, satx
Do you wear that like a duty belt over pants belt loops or do you have pants w/ a 2" belt loop???
I have been considering doing that since I saw it several weeks ago at Love Star Charley's here in Angelina County.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 12:03:41 PM »
papabear,

Truthfully, I wear jeans, an untucked golf shirt & boat shoes/western boots most of the time since I retired, so the 2" belt-width works fine. - Otoh, in the few cases where I still have to wear a coat/tie (INFREQUENT!), I pick trousers that have >2" belt looks.

Fwiw, I still have my old 2.25" wide3 "River-style" duty belt but haven't had reason to wear it since I retired.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 05:49:50 PM »
Well ... I run 1.5" all the time ... xcept'n 1.25" for the pants that can't handle 1.5s.

I'm on black 1.5 number 2 (first served me for 6 years).  I gifted number 1 to a young man that wouldn't listen and he wears it every day.

I have very few pants that could handle 1.75 or 2".


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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 03:53:18 PM »
papabear,

My nEDC gun-belt is a 2" extra thick Western belt by El Paso Saddlery. = It's over 2 decades old & still is FINE.

yours, satx

Anything from El Paso Saddlery is an excellent choice in my book. 

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 01:18:01 PM »
papabear,

My EDC gun-belt is a 2" extra thick Western belt by El Paso Saddlery. = It's over 2 decades old & still is FINE.

yours, satx

You are to be congratulated! Over a 20 year span I wish I could say that I've never had to change belt sizes, LOL! :icon_wink:

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:07:57 PM »
K-Texas,

You can thank my lady for "watching my weight" & NOT feeding me stuff that expands the belt size. - NOT anything that I did that's  "very special". It's all to her CREDIT.

Fwiw, I can still comfortably fit into the ROTC uniform that I wore as a cadet in 1965-69.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 05:25:54 PM »
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 01:36:09 AM »
Anyone living in the Dallas area have any experience with the leather belts made by D.M. Bullard in Azle? I will be visiting the area next month and thought I would stop by his shop.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 10:01:11 AM »
No info on the Bullard belts but if his holsters are any indication, they should be good to go.
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 02:06:31 PM »
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 02:36:33 PM »
Anyone living in the Dallas area have any experience with the leather belts made by D.M. Bullard in Azle? I will be visiting the area next month and thought I would stop by his shop.

DM Bullard is good quality. Holsters and gun belts. I have a friend that is Bullard exclusively. They have served him for a number of yrs and he has never had a complaint.
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 06:45:43 PM »
or a man could always get himself a pair of suspenders!  :wave1:

always check to see if you have any local leather or saddle shops in your area. lots times they will carry some really high quality hand made belts at a reasonable price. and if they don't have exactly what you need, they can make something for you. but leather and saddle shops are getting scarce these days.

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 07:15:23 PM »
To All,

IF you're planning to carry a BIG/HEAVY handgun (like a long-barreled N-frame) & concealment is NOT at all important, one could do far worse than a military pilot-style chest holster with a good leather harness.
(Fwiw, I used to know a CWO3 Master Aviator, who carried a "heavily customized" Colt's New Service with an over 1.25" diameter long barrel in a chest rig that he had had made in ROK. = I'm reliably told that he shot any number of NVA/VC personnel with his "hand cannon", while flying at "below treetop level".)

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 09:50:14 PM »
or a man could always get himself a pair of suspenders!  :wave1:


I wear suspenders. Best friend carry ever had.
When you are built like a coke bottle belts are for decoration. Suspenders hold your pants up.
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 01:10:56 AM »
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Are you perchance a "safety man",  Pastor??
(CHUCKLE)

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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 08:35:42 AM »
papabear

Are you perchance a "safety man",  Pastor??
(CHUCKLE)

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Well, I am not sure what you mean by 'safety man" but I sure am and do teach situation awareness for first line of defense. I spent my young days on the farm, moving into an old real "Butcher Shop" and still have all fingers hands and limbs. So I am safety conscious.
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 10:07:34 AM »
papabear,

SORRY. - OLD, OLD joke.

It was said in the days of my youth that a fellow, who wears both a belt & suspenders,  was a "safety man", as he was 100% sure that his pants wouldn't fall down.

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« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 01:02:04 PM by satx78247 »
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Re: gun belt/heavy gun
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »
papabear,

SORRY. - OLD, OLD joke.

It was said ikn the days of my youth that a fellow, who wears both a belt & suspenders,  was a "safety man"
, as he was 100% sure that his pants wouldn't fall down.

yours, satx

Well, that is a good one. I am old too but never heard that one. If only a belt then they do fall way down. My Momma said even when I was a baby I had no butt. No way to pin my diapers tight enough to stay up. woke up naked and sheets wet every morning.
I have wore suspenders all my life. Took the ribbing in school that today is called "bullying" and parents have taught kids to cry over.
Even in class when I was instructing the CHL class, I told them the same thing. Good suspenders are the best friend Conceal Carry ever had. One guy said, "I aint wearin no dorkie suspenders."
Answer: Well if no one can see your gun they sure cant see your suspenders.
Thank you for the new saying. ThumbsUp here.

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