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Old 09-13-2017, 8:15 AM
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Hello All,

I am looking for a gun/fighting belt that is of superb quality and durability. I plan on taking some pistol and rifle courses. Also would serve as a SHTF belt. For me, when it comes to SHTF, i'd rather buy once and cry once.

It's hard to read and research the myriad of websites and manufacturers who all claim to be the best. Makes it even harder when you cant really go anywhere that has a large selection to see for yourself.

So far, from what I have read and seen (youtube), I like the Ares and Ronin belts. They could be complete crap (hope not for that money) but i like what i saw initially online.

Please let me know your thoughts and why you like your particular belt. Please don't post on gear you have not used. Thanks for your time
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Old 09-13-2017, 9:04 AM
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I have a few gun belts, my favorite is the Real Man's Gun Belt from Simply Rugged. It is cheap, rugged, and sized right. You can CC if you wanted, but I just carry OWB with it, which I suspect is all you care about, CC or for playing games.

What I like about it is flexible around the waist and form fitting, but stiff in bending, so holsters do not sag away from the body. heaviest gun I run on it (so far) is a vaquero which weighs a ton, and no sag (though I use the sourdough pancake which is a stiff holster too)

It's simple, so I wear it as an EDC belt too unless I'm wearing dockers or better.

Comes in 1.5 and 1.75, I have a 1.75, works real nice with jeans.

Buy once and cry once, but for the price of the Real Man's gunbelt you can buy three and be set for decades, no crying needed.


https://www.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...171&parent=670

https://www.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...cfm?cat_id=669

https://www.simplyrugged.com/ecommer...151&parent=669

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Old 09-13-2017, 9:06 AM
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Gimme a couple weeks, I just bought this one:

https://www.thebeltman.net/collectio...llhide-gunbelt

Because I want a 1.25" belt for dockers. The requirements are tougher because 1.25 is a narrower belt, and the aesthetic requirements are for dockers and maybe (maybe) even slacks (as you know, SHTF will hit when you are not looking for it, so get a gunbelt you can EDC).

But I can't talk about it from experience yet, because USPS has my belt till this weekend today! (just notified)

But at the price point, I did cry. But Simply Rugged does not sell a 1.25 belt.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:42 AM
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Hmm, nice choices. I'm not particulary looking for Leather in this belt. More high speed low drag (LOL). Will also need it to flow with a vest/carrier. Since I can't carry legally in my county (San Diego), an EDC leather belt is not top priority but thanks for the links. Will store them for when I am in the market for an EDC/CC belt.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:26 PM
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This is an HSGI belt, mag pouches and leg rigs. Not a fan of the sumo looking battle belts and I hate having multiple items that serve more or less the exact same purpose, so I try to make pretty much everything I have modular as it needs to be to meet my needs as much as it can.
With this setup, the belt can be used with everything mounted directly to it, or stuff can be removed and the leg rigs clip in and attach when using body armor. The holster attaches via Blackhawk roto attachment thingermajigger and can be used with the belt clip attachment that is in the pic.
The belt can be used with a gripper as shown, or that can be removed and the belt can attach directly to a Velcro keeper belt.
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Since CC isn't an option your best bet is a dedicated gun/battle/duty belt.

I wear a Sam Browne belt at work

https://www.safariland.com/all-produ...IaAkaJEALw_wcB

It's comfortable, sturdy, cleans easy and looks good in uniform. But may not be what your looking for since it likely won't "flow with a carrier."

I also have the 5.11 sierra bravo belt

http://www.511tactical.com/sierra-br...-belt-kit.html

It's cheap, but seems well made and comes on and off fast. Belt keepers are included
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Old 09-13-2017, 9:27 PM
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Bigfoot Gun Belt: http://gunbelts.com
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Everything I've read about the Ronin belts says that they're good quality but I have yet to see one in person. Nor do I understand why they are so expensive.

In comparison, take a look at the G Code Operator's belt. As near as I can tell, it's the same basic design as the Ronin. The inner belts are slightly different but overall they're pretty similar. And the G Code belt is almost $100 cheaper. G Code's general quality has always been excellent. I own several items of theirs (holsters, mag carriers, etc.) and they are all outstanding.

I'm in the same place you are and am trying to decide between the Ronin and G Code...or something else. So if you can figure out why the Ronin belts are so much more expensive, or what's different about them to warrant the pricing, please share!

https://www.tacticalholsters.com/pro...tors-belt-175/

BTW...I have the Ares Aegis Enhanced belt...which is a bit different design than Ronin or G Code. More of a cross between a CCW belt and a Range belt. But the quality is absolutely excellent. If they have a belt you like, I would say buy with confidence.
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I uses a Griffon Industries Padded Riggers belt. I like it but would also recommend looking at the ronin or gcode
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Another vote for the HSGI belt with liner. Mine has been phenomenal with how well it stays in place yet is low profile enough to conceal under a jacket if needed.

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Try the Endom MM belt with a HSGI slim belt liner. It is really good, not bulky the loops for attachment are on the inside and it's semi rigid. It also won't break the bank. Has a unique QD buckle which is GREAT for quick on and quick off. Check it out.
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Good thread here on the M4 forum comparing the Ronin and other options...

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread....-or-Ronin-etc-)
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