When the Balloon Goes Up just posted an excellent article regarding an oft forgotten part of a gunnie’s equipment – their belt.
I’ve seen experienced shooters with $100+ concealment rigs hanging from to a $9.95 cardboard 3/4″ belt from WalMart. Not a good idea. I had a belt break once. Kinda ruins the whole discrete, concealed thing.
My daily go-to belt is a Wilderness belt. So much so that I’ve 5 or 6 of them, in assorted sizes, as my weight has gone up and down over the years. My only caveat might be if carrying in a designated ‘no guns allowed’ area, it might be a ‘tell’ to the authorities. ‘Course, they might decide your are an ‘only one’, and let you slide.
(Not that that’s ever happened to ME!)
For dressier (business) wear, I’ve a thick, dense, leather dress belt with a heavy nickeled brass buckle. Thankfully, I don’t have to dress-up much, anymore. While I LOVE my Wilderness belts, they don’t work as well with dress slacks!
attn FTC – I bought all of my belts, holsters and assorted gear from Ralph (The Wilderness) Holzhaus, with the exception of those bought elsewhere! Now go away.