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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 01-25-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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Finally going to buy a gun belt, but I need suggestions.

I think I'm going to go with a nylon belt which is metal detector friendly, stiff (duh), and has little to no Velcro. Bonus points if it's more wallet-friendly.

After some relatively brief searching, I’ve found three belts that catch my interest.
  • Wilderness Frequent Flyer. I know Wilderness gets all kinds of rave reviews, but I don't really want that much Velcro. It just seems excessive. I know it helps keep the belt in place, but c'mon... you can’t really feed the excess strap through your first belt loop, resulting in the belt covering up said loop. It just looks goofy, in my opinion. Also, the rings aren't my favorite buckle design. I’m not eliminating this one, but it’s definitely not at the top of my list.
  • 5.11 Tactical Double Duty TDU. It looks like it's double-layered and the description says it has 5-row stitching, which I assume is like the Wilderness belts. However, it has no Velcro, which means it has the potential to need regular readjustment. I figure I could have a small Velcro patch stitched onto the belt later on (obviously making sure it lines up before having it done). The mixed reviews on its stiffness have me undecided. I’m sure it’s leagues better than my Walmart leather belt, though.
  • Spec-Ops Better BDU. The price is definitely budget-friendly. I’ve read several reviews that this is a great belt for CCW, but it seems like it would be far more flimsy than the 5.11 and Wilderness, seeing that it doesn’t appear to have any supportive stitching and only seems to be a single-layer belt. I’m not sure exactly how it can be stiff if it’s just a strap of nylon webbing. Adding a Velcro patch will also be a consideration if I opt for this belt.

Are there any other quality CCW-worthy belts out there that match the criteria I’m looking for?

EDIT: On the Wilderness Frequent Flier, it looks like you CAN slip the end of the belt through the first loop.
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Ares Enhanced Aegis

Thing is unbelievably stiff and durable
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:26 PM   #3
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Ares Enhanced Aegis

Thing is unbelievably stiff and durable
That thing is unbelievably not wallet-friendly. Nor is it metal detector-friendly. I appreciate the suggestion, though.
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That thing is unbelievably not wallet-friendly. Nor is it metal detector-friendly. I appreciate the suggestion, though.
What size are you? i have one for sale.

There is no tactile belt with a nylon buckle that is worth purchasing.

I had the 511 both with nylon buckle and metal buckle. They both suck donkey balls at supporting a weapon.

Went to Ares Enhanced Ageis and haven't looked back. Started with a L, then shrunk to a M and now am wearing a S. I sold one of them to another member here.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:48 PM   #5
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That thing is unbelievably not wallet-friendly. Nor is it metal detector-friendly. I appreciate the suggestion, though.
True not metal-detector friendly.

What's wallet friendly though? $115-125 for a belt that is going to last you 10 years is breaking the bank?
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I don't mean to be a smart ass, but why would you ever need a gun belt to be metal detector friendly? If you're not wearing a gun, wear a regular belt?

I mean, i wear the Enhanced Ageis when i travel without my pistol, and it's not a big deal to go through security with it.
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True not metal-detector friendly.

What's wallet friendly though? $115-125 for a belt that is going to last you 10 years is breaking the bank?
Ask Jeff, i freaked out on him about the price, since then i've purchased 4 belts from Ares. lol
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What size are you? i have one for sale.

There is no tactile belt with a nylon buckle that is worth purchasing.

I had the 511 both with nylon buckle and metal buckle. They both suck donkey balls at supporting a weapon.

Went to Ares Enhanced Ageis and haven't looked back. Started with a L, then shrunk to a M and now am wearing a S. I sold one of them to another member here.
I typically wear pants with a 34 waist. What color and how much?

What's bad about nylon buckles? Or are you saying that belts with nylon buckles just typically aren't worth a shit? I figured the Wilderness Frequent Flyer would be a good choice because every time I search for "gun belt", it's either them or Hank's that pop up first. And from what I can tell, the Frequent Flyer is the same as their instructor belt, except it has non-metal rings rather than the metal buckle.

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I don't mean to be a smart ass, but why would you ever need a gun belt to be metal detector friendly? If you're not wearing a gun, wear a regular belt?

I mean, i wear the Enhanced Ageis when i travel without my pistol, and it's not a big deal to go through security with it.
All my belts have metal buckles on them. On top of that, they're all starting to stretch out some. They are just cheap, leather Walmart belts, but they've lasted me seven years without too much issue. When I carry my M&P Shield, sag is minimal. When I carry my 1911 or full-size M&P 9mm, they definitely give to the extra weight.

With that said, I'm not looking for just a gun belt, but a daily belt. A metal buckle is not a deal-breaker, but MDF is just a plus.
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Fwiw I have the wilderness instructor belt. LOVE it. I purchased it specifically for iwb carry (obviously) and it has turned into my daily belt. I don't remember what I paid but at the time I thought it was pretty reasonable.


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I typically wear pants with a 34 waist. What color and how much?

What's bad about nylon buckles? Or are you saying that belts with nylon buckles just typically aren't worth a shit? I figured the Wilderness Frequent Flyer would be a good choice because every time I search for "gun belt", it's either them or Hank's that pop up first. And from what I can tell, the Frequent Flyer is the same as their instructor belt, except it has non-metal rings rather than the metal buckle.



All my belts have metal buckles on them. On top of that, they're all starting to stretch out some. They are just cheap, leather Walmart belts, but they've lasted me seven years without too much issue. When I carry my M&P Shield, sag is minimal. When I carry my 1911 or full-size M&P 9mm, they definitely give to the extra weight.

With that said, I'm not looking for just a gun belt, but a daily belt. A metal buckle is not a deal-breaker, but MDF is just a plus.
Coyote is the color, bronze buckle with stars and stripes. Size large.

Actual belt. Those are size 34 pants.
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I have the magpul leather belt. I'd wear it but it's obscenely thick. I have zero clue why it is as thick as it is.

My regular carry belt is also a wilderness instructor belt.
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ask jeff, i freaked out on him about the price, since then i've purchased 4 belts from ares. Lol
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Ares Enhanced Aegis

Thing is unbelievably stiff and durable
The enhanced is likely overkill for an everyday belt. Especially if he's used to a cheap Wal-Mart belt.

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All my belts have metal buckles on them. On top of that, they're all starting to stretch out some. They are just cheap, leather Walmart belts, but they've lasted me seven years without too much issue. When I carry my M&P Shield, sag is minimal. When I carry my 1911 or full-size M&P 9mm, they definitely give to the extra weight.

With that said, I'm not looking for just a gun belt, but a daily belt. A metal buckle is not a deal-breaker, but MDF is just a plus.
Seriously, check out the Ares Aegis. It's a solid belt that (if you don't by Joe's) is available in several different configurations and doesn't scream "tactical". This is the one that I have.

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The enhanced is likely overkill for an everyday belt. Especially if he's used to a cheap Wal-Mart belt
I wear mine every day

But compared to a Walmart belt, it's exponentially stiffer I agree
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I wear mine every day

But compared to a Walmart belt, it's exponentially stiffer I agree
Same here. I prefer the structured shape of the belt compared to a flimsy leather belt.
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But compared to a Walmart belt, it's exponentially stiffer I agree
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Same here. I prefer the structured shape of the belt compared to a flimsy leather belt.
Maybe they have changed it? I'm pretty sure that the "enhanced" used to be an even stiffer version of the standard Aegis belt.
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Maybe they have changed it? I'm pretty sure that the "enhanced" used to be an even stiffer version of the standard Aegis belt.
It is; the enhanced is definitely stiffer than the standard
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Wish a company would make a hermes style belt (the kind rappers don't wear) that could properly ccw.


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Kore Essentials' Trakline Belt?

https://www.koreessentials.com/collections/gun-belts
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Looks like a nice option! Sharp looking.

My issue is that i'm for the most part, not going to carry with my shirt tucked in. So no one is going to see my belt, hence, no need for it to be fashionable.
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