The absolute most important piece of gear you can spend your money on for concealed carry is the belt. There are so many belt companies on the market today claiming to make the end all be all belt. I’ve been through my share of riggers belts, cobra belts, edc belts and a few leather belts. We recently had a reader send us a message with some questions wrapped around concealed carry and ‘weapon printing’. My first question to him was what type of belt are you wearing? The reader responded with a ‘normal leather belt’. Even though a standard belt may seem like it is enough, it’s not.
For those not into the tactical velcro ninja belts, there are still some options out there for you. I learned about Daltech Force from Kyle Defoors’ blog (kyledefoor.tumblr.com). I looked them up online, found a belt I thought I would like and submitted my order. I personally went with the Black Smooth Bull Hide Leather Gun Belt, which has a very affordable MSRP of $64.99. The belts are made to order based on your size. After submitting my order it only took them about a week to build the belt and ship. These belts are manufactured from a single piece of leather, not multiple layers glued together. This increases the durability of the belt and extends the life of it as well.
What you get in the mail is a quality ‘Made in the USA’ leather belt. These leather belts are more rigid than your standard leather belt, but not so much that it is uncomfortable to wear. The belt breaks in quickly and is able to support my Glock 17 comfortably. This can be considered a low-vis belt as it does not scream tactical at all. To those around you it’s just a regular leather belt you purchased at the local clothing store.