Good quality belt ?

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  1. LarryGS

    LarryGS Been here awhile

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    Hi, I'm looking to replace a couple of waist belts that have served their purpose, but not too well.
    I have one from LL Bean and another from Duluth Trading. They both have substantial curves in them and they wear near the holes and where the leather end goes into the buckle.
    A little searching turned up Saddleback Leather's Old Bull and Bullhide belts - several modes.
    Anyone have a good quality, lasts a lifetime, belt that they'd recommend. 1.5 inches is the width I'd like/need.
    Thanks
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  2. GS937

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  4. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Two really good belts I've had, one was a Filson, their double thick model, currently my belt is from El Paso Leather, the holster maker.
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  6. aceluck

    aceluck Been here awhile

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    I got a black Saddleback Old Bull for xmas. Incredibly beefy and I'm sure it'll last forever. I'll buy another in brown.
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  7. tominboise

    tominboise Been here awhile

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    This^^^^

    Also, I have a belt from Crossbreed ( the holster maker ). It works great. Pistol belts hold their shape because they are usually laminated from two pieces of leather, to better hold the holster in place without sagging, etc. This makes for a durable belt.
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  8. ig_88e

    ig_88e Been here awhile

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    Not leather (so might disqualify) but I have a couple Bison Design's belts with the camlock buckle.

    http://www.bisondesigns.com/Cam Lock Belt

    I've never worn one out, just needed a different design (to keep the wife happy). I have about 15 years of wear on these two and they both function 100% (always carrying a Victorinox Multi-tool, 9 oz.). Infinitely adjustable. Very strong. No holes to wear out. TSA friendly unless you're getting the full scan.

    I also figure in a pinch I can use them to bind just about anything (first aid, broken bike parts, whatever).

    Only drawback, I sometimes snag the buckle and it unlatches. Doesn't bother me though.
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  9. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Don't screw around. Go straight to the top quality, tough stuff. Get a gun belt from Galco, DeSantis, or another quality gunleather maker.

    You can get them in different widths, colors, buckle details, with or without stitching, etc. And they're tough enough to carry the weight of a pistol and more all day, so they're certainly tough enough for ordinary everyday use.

    :thumb

    W.A.
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  10. Rgconner

    Rgconner Long timer

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    Screw belts.

    Suspenders or nothing.
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  11. LarryGS

    LarryGS Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the responses folks. I'll do some looking this eve.
    The belt I'm looking for would be a daily wear belt, leather. Needed to hold my pants up and
    hold my insulin pump. Suspenders won't do.
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    In a past life I worked in the woods(geology) for 10+ years. Roy Gfeller Caesemakers in Post Falls, ID made a lot of our gear. Quality durable stuff. The belt I had finally wore thin at the bend where the buckle attaches but it took 20 plus years and I only need one belt so wore it every day for everything. I think Roy died in the 80's and his daughter/kids(?) kept the business going but moved the shop to Boise? Should still be around somewhere. Google Gfeller Casemakers.
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    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    A good gun holster belt. Doesn't matter the brand.
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    I have a wallet from Saddleback and if the same quality carries over to their other products that would be my vote.
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    I've got one of his belts--IT'S AMAZING.
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    Filson.
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  18. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    I went looking with a similar shopping list last year, and purchased a belt from Bullhide. I'm completely satisfied with it and would buy from them again.

    I got many recommendations for a purpose-built reinforced "gun belt" but opted to not get one because I don't need the torsional rigidity required to support a holster. Seems like overkill if your application doesn't require it.

    For the same reason, I opted for one of their 3/16" thick models rather than the 1/4" thick one. It's still very stout, I can only imagine the 1/4" model is like a leather baseball bat.
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  20. LarryGS

    LarryGS Been here awhile

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    I think I'm gonna go with the Amish ones. I'll get 2 for less than 1 of many of the others.
    Thanks, Larry
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