We often spend a lot of time and money trying out different holsters, overlooking what may be the most important piece of gear for concealed carry: the gun belt. In today’s video, I explain why a good gun belt is so important as part of your concealed carry set-up.
Video: What to Look for in a concealed carry gun belt
Where to Look for Gun Belts
If you’re looking for a sturdy belt that will support your gun and holster, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Blackhawk Instructor’s Belt – Inexpensive option for a nylon gun belt.
Ares Gear Ranger Belt – Crazy durable nylon belt with a Cobra QR buckle. This is the belt seen in the featured image at the top of today’s post.
The Wilderness Frequent Flyer Belt – Nylon gun belt with a polymer loops instead of a traditional buckle. Won’t set off metal detectors.
A Better Belt DIY Belt Kit – An affordable leather belt that comes un-dyed so you can finish it yourself.
Crossbreed Belts – A line of leather gun belts from the makers of the popular Crossbreed holsters.
Galco – One of the oldest hoslter makers in the country offers leather belts in several different widths.
Looper – Several unique belt and holster options designed specifically for women.
What to Expect When Shopping for a Gun Belt
You can expect to pay no less than $30-40 for a quality gun belt used for concealed carry. On the other end of the spectrum, you can spend a couple hundred dollars or more if you prefer a leather belt made from some exotic animal hide. Whatever your price range, just remember, the heavier the gun the more rigid your belt needs to be. You’ll definitely want to take comfort into consideration as well, and if the belt is too rigid, you may not want to wear it. After all, the more comfortable the gun belt, the less likely it is to become a hurdle that keeps you from carrying every day.
As always, if you have any recommendations on a good gun belt, I’d love to hear them and I’m sure other shooters would as well. Be sure to let me know in the comments below.