A good gun belt is a fundamental necessity to the proper wear and performance of a holster. It is the foundation for your firearm and self defense system. A true gun belt is different from a standard dress belt in the following ways:
- Gun belts are designed to be rigid and strong in the areas necessary to properly support a holster and accessories.
- Gun belts are thicker than normal belts. This extra thickness equates to additional strength and support.
Gun belts are significantly more durable than standard belts. Most standard belts are made of thinner leather. With time and use, the thinner leather breaks down causing the belt to stretch and sag. (Have you ever put on a regular belt only to find that you now have to pull the buckle in to the next closest hole? If you haven't lost weight, then your belt has most likely stretched like we've described here.)