I want to talk about one of the most overlooked accessory in a pistol carrier's arsenal. THE BELT!
Yeah you heard me, your belt! This is one of those things most people new to carrying don't think about nor do they want to spend money on. People tend to go to Sears, well not Sears, maybe walmart and buy a standard dress belt and think they are good to go. But then that same person will be on the internet complaining that their holster sags or doesn't stay clipped to their belt right and blames the holster. News flash, this isn't a holster issue it's your belt.
I made this same mistake at first. The thing was I didnt want to wear some tactical looking belt on a daily basis or especially if I tucked my shirt in. A few years ago I ordered a steel core Bigfoot Gun Belt and it changed my world.
The difference is night and day compared to a standard belt. The rigid steel core keeps the belt from flexing under the weight of the gun and also makes the belt stronger so it doesn't stretch over time. I own 3 of them now and the original one I bought years ago is still holding strong and looks great.
The thing I liked about these belts is that they look like normal belts and can be worn with dress cloths or jean's without attracting attention to yourself. I'm not dissing the tacticool belts. I'm sure they are strong and work as advertised but they are just not my style for everyday use. On the range sure.
The belts are made with English bridle leather, heavy duty stitching and triple edge finished. This belt comes in 1.5 inch 14oz with or without steel core, 18oz with steel core and a new slim 1.25inch steel core dress belt. I find the 14oz steel core is just the right thickness to fit the belt loops of Jean's, shorts and most of my dress pants.
Let's say you order a belt and you dont like it or its it's the wrong size. Just send it back. You have a 7 day test drive to send it back for full refund. They even say if you dont like the taste of it. Don't believe me, look on their website. They also have a "legendary" 1 year warranty as they call it that covers any kind of defects as long as you dont drill holes or something into the belt.
If you are still using a junky belt then stop and give Bigfoot Gun Belts a try. As I said I've purchased one myself and fell in love with it. These are my go to belts even on the few days a year I dont carry.
Full review below.
For more information on Bigfoot Gun Belts check out their website www.GunBelts.com