Gun belts are a dime a dozen these days. And, if there is one thing that most gun folks agree on for concealed or open carry, it’s that using an actual gun belt is a necessity.
They’re generally stiffer and better suited for the extra weight. They prevent your gun from slipping downward or rolling out. A gun belt will also help you hide your gun better because it stays where you put it and it helps prevent printing on your shirt.
If you’re not using a belt that is designed to hold the extra weight associated with a gun on your waist you really need to give it a try because it will change the way you look at carrying a gun.
I’ve written about the pros and cons of a gun belt, there.
I’ve been using the same concealed carry belt for well over two years now and it has held up quite well.
This review has been long overdue.
Klik Belt Review:
The Klik Belt does all the things that a gun belt is supposed to do very well (discussed briefly above). But it does so with comfort. Comfort is the one thing that the leather gun belts tend to lack because they’re so very thick.
These “tactical style” gun belts like this one from Klik are more comfortable because they’re much thinner but still sturdy enough to get the job done.
The one I have is a two ply belt. This means that there are two layers of nylon material sewn together for extra strength and durability. (I’ve found that single ply belts of this type are not good.)
The Klik Belt has held up over time and and the stitching is still quite good.
One of the best things about a belt like this, as opposed to a belt with pre-drilled holes, is that you can adjust it to your needs. On those days when I eat almost an entire pizza, it’s good to be able to let it out a bit.
Or, if I’m just walking around the house and there is no need to have the belt cinched down all the way, I will actually let it out a bit. Then, if I have to go out I have no problem tightening it down to the right level.
Klik Belt Models:
They have several different models of tactical belts that you can choose from, including a single ply web belt, a double ply web belt that’s great for tactical duty, and a leather belt.
I already have a leather belt that works great, so I went with the double ply tactical Klik Belt with added Velcro. I carry a gun on a regular basis, so it was necessary to get that extra rigidity out of it.
Overall, so far I’m very pleased. The Klik belt doesn’t twist like a single ply nylon belt I’ve had in the past does, and it holds up my gun and pants very well.
As far as I can tell, each one of their belts that utilizes a Cobra-style belt buckle, actually has a genuine buckle and not a cheap knockoff made to look like the real thing.
I go more in depth on this below.
I have to say something that I’m not necessarily a fan of, and it’s that I do have to remove the buckle to thread it through the belt loops.
This isn’t the biggest deal and I can thread it through just as fast as I can my leather belt. I’d prefer to not have to remove it, but I can get by.
Watch out for fakes:
Quality is important when you’re spending money on gear, because the last thing you want to do is buy a piece of crap that’s only going to last a year at most.
Your gun belt is one thing you don’t want to skimp out on. You may be able to get away with buying a cheap holster because there are several holster companies making good Kydex for cheap. The belt is another story.
You’ll need to spend at least 40 bucks on a Nylon belt, unless you’re NOT getting a belt with a Cobra buckle, and there are some belts of this type that don’t use a Cobra buckle.
For those with this style buckle, you NEED a Cobra buckle or it will break. Klik Belts uses genuine Cobra Buckles which is, again, a necessity.
It’s a necessity because the cheap Chinese knockoffs break. The cheap ones generally don’t say Cobra on them so it is pretty easy to tell the difference.
Those of you who don’t have a gun belt need to buy one. If that’s you, I strongly recommend the Klik Belt.