I got in to a discussion/argument today at the range with a couple of guys, they insisted that the Tactical nylon gun belt is far superior to the traditional leather gun belt. I prefer a steel-reinforced leather gun belt what do the FULL30 members prefer?
I find the Tactical nylon works best for me. Primarily because of the buckle type. I still find it gives me plenty of support.
For edc I like the 5.11 nylon with the stainless steel buckle. For range wor.k I use a two piece comp. Rig.
Today I was carrying a full size 5 in 1911the two guys I was discussing carry belts with we’re both carrying small 9 mm Glocks which I get I feel you can get away with a lot more with a smaller lightweight gun, but damn those big steel 1911weigh a lot!
Good point. I carry a 1911 as well but only a 3" so not that bad. Yet more than the poly guns.
(Hope we didn’t ignite the glock v 1911 thing)
I’m mean Glock. Sorry guys… capital G.
I’ve never had a proper leather gun belt. I like my nylon SOG 1.75" BUT I love the 5.11 steel reinforced 1.75" nylon my southern bell got me! Supports excellent & holster & mag pouch stay put.
I like my custom double thickness steel reinforced leather belt, and I wear it all the time. However, I think nylon is a better overall choice. I believe it’s lighter, lasts longer, and doesn’t have moisture problems.
@LonewolfMcQuade, for me it’s about blending in, I’m a civilian drawing attention to my concealed firearm is what I’m trying to avoid the the traditional leather belt Blends in with my everyday wardrobe, I often wear a tucked-in shirt the tactical nylon belt doesn’t go with the majority of my clothing.
I like to take my wife out on the town and I have to look presentable, so for me 95% of the time the traditional leather is what works best.
@SAK I see your point, good point. However, you do realize, no one notices your belt when your out. They’re all looking at your wife thinking, “there is a classy, beautiful woman, what’s she doing with him…” lol kidding
I can see a leather belt failing due to rain/humidity/sweat/an-unexpected-dip-in-the-river sooner than a sturdy nylon webbing belt. I’ve had mine for leather belt 3 years now, and while It’s lasted, i dont think I’d be able to abuse it with water the same as my g-code nylon belt.
I have not. In all fairness, my knowledge of leather goods is limited to my experiences with them.
@USMCMahon, the belt that you have sounds to me like it’s a very high quality leather gun belt, my guess is it’s already been treated correctly for the elements, spray it with a high quality leather waterproofing treatment and you’re good to go!
do you have one to recommend?