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    Load bearing belts

    So I am getting annoyed with my belt lately. It is a comfortable belt without the holster, but when I do it is a little awkward. Just wondering what others would recommend for belts that I can use when I go shooting with out attaching it to my waist belt. Just something I can throw on over the belt holding up my pants and detach when I am done. Thanks
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    In what way is your current belt awkward?

    Are you using a dress belt instead of a "gun belt"?

    What gun in what sort (kydex/plastic/leather/unicorn hide) of holster? Many can be modified to be attached/detached from the belt without taking the belt off. Blade-Tech's Tec-loc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cpTADE4_xw is my personal favorite for non-leather holsters. For leather/unicorn hide I prefer wither a paddle design or one-way snaps on belt loops fore and aft of the actual holster. There are also belt clip fore and aft designs.

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    Yes I am pretty sure. Just looking for something out on the range. I am looking at the 5.11 duty belt s and the condor cobra belts.
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    I fear that you will find that duty belts that are not used with keepers to attach them to your pants belt will cause you problems - the least of which is having your gun remain in the holster while your duty belt rides all the way up to your armpits.

    Ask me how I know. But fair warning - it's a long story.

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    Question

    I'm confused on what you're looking for. In the OP you said it was awkward without a holster. In your second post you said this is just for the range.
    So which is it? Is this a daily carry belt or a range belt?
    Skid's right by the way. You need keepers if you're gonna wear a duty belt. Suspenders can really help too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decklin View Post
    I'm confused on what you're looking for. In the OP you said it was awkward without a holster. In your second post you said this is just for the range.
    So which is it? Is this a daily carry belt or a range belt?
    Skid's right by the way. You need keepers if you're gonna wear a duty belt. Suspenders can really help too.
    Part one. Enquiring minds want to know

    II. Keepers will keep the big belt attached to the pants belt, the :suspenders" keep the weight off/redistributed. Very tacticool, not suggested for public wear. I keep a couple of rigs in my shop for tactical/combat use. Same way I keep a flashlight or fire extinguisher. Heading to the field range? Kit it up and toss it in the trunk. You can put it on like a jacket when you get there, just add weapons. Look on ebay, or just build you own to suit your needs.
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    Sorry. Meant more for the range. Was looking at the condor belt like mentioned before like when I ride my motorcycle so I have littke bit more freedom of movement.
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    What he is really say he needs is a Leg Holster outfit or a cowboy type holster. Or a 2 inch wide gun belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    What he is really say he needs is a Leg Holster outfit or a cowboy type holster. Or a 2 inch wide gun belt.
    That is a solid, inexpensive duty belt. Altho utilitarian to the max, I picked one up at a local goodwill for US$6. A great knockabout.
    I am a tad confused with the motorcycle problem. What is the difficulty with your EDC rig? I use a paddle, my Sweet Baboo uses a drop rig. What troubles have you had?
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    I like to use the M1936 U.S. Pistol belt.
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