So you've got your Every Day Carry gun and holster rig all ready to go. But wait, what about your belt? That's right, your belt. Here's some solid info on a great EDC gun belt.
When you have a youtube gun channel you talk a lot about what are the best - and worst - guns to carry, and even what are the best - and worst - holsters to use. But rarely do you talk about what is the best gun belt to use for every day carry.
Yankee Marshal gives us the lowdown on what constitutes a solid and dependable gun belt, and shares his favorite choice for an every day carry belt.
He uses a Kore Essentials Trakline belt, a gun belt designed specifically for the concealed carry crowd. It is 1.5 inches wide and 1/5 inches thick. The belt comes in black or brown, with two separate buckle designs. It is made from top-grain, reinforced leather and fits every waist size from 24 inches up to 54 inches.
The real innovative feature of this belt is its adjustability. The buckles are unique, in that they work in concert with the belt by virtue of a channel of "teeth" on the inside of the belt. Pressing a lever on the buckle enables the buckle to lock into the toothed channel, at 1/4 inch increments. So, instead of dealing with holes in the belt to adjust the fit, you can much more easily and accurately fit the belt to your waistline each and every time.
The belt is also designed to support up to three pounds; plenty of weight for a concealed handgun, holster and a couple of clips or speedloaders.
The price for either the belt (sans buckle) or the buckles (sans belt) is $32.95. The price for the belt, either color, and a buckle of either design is $59.95. The buckles and belts are interchangeable. This belt is stylish enough for a night out on the town or casual enough for every day carry. It's also resilient enough to stand up to some longterm use and abuse - there is a one year replacement warranty against defects and/or breakage, and a 30-day full refund if you're not completely satisfied guarantee.
I'm impressed with what I see in this belt. The reviews are also uniformly positive. But what I'm really looking forward to experiencing is the lack of sag or roll-over in the belt where my holster is secured. To me, that is a vitally important feature, and it looks as though they've built a gun belt that handily addresses that issue.
I don't know about you, but I know exactly what I want for Father's Day.
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