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Amerihide Gun Belt Review

Amerihide Gun Belt Review

Amerihide Gun Belt Review

One of the most important pieces of concealed carry gear is a proper gun belt. The gun belt also happens to be the most overlooked piece of gear because it’s not as fun as buying ammo, a holster, or the gun itself. The thing is, if you don’t have a good gun belt, none of the other stuff may really matter.

The fact is, when I’m teaching one of my defensive pistol courses I can determine within the first few minutes the people who need to go out and buy a gun belt. How? Well, I see their holster shifting all over the place, I see them constantly moving it around after they’ve drawn and fired a few rounds, and it’s constantly giving them problems in one way or another.

A proper gun belt doesn’t cause your holster to shift or cant when you draw the gun. In other words, it should allow for a smooth draw and when you go back to re-holster it should be right where you left it so you can holster without having to look down at your side. (Again, if you go to holster the gun and it takes you a bit of effort then you need a gun belt.)

Another critical reason you need a gun belt is for the life or death situation that you and I pray we never find ourselves in. Just imagine that you’re out and about one evening when a man tries to attack you with a knife. You go to draw your gun but it isn’t in the place you thought it was because it had moved around because of a cheap belt. That split second it takes you to locate the gun could be a split second you don’t have.

So now that I’ve hopefully pointed out the reasons to get a good gun belt, which one do I like?

Well, I recently got a gun belt from Disse Outdoor Gear, called the Amerihide “Any-Day”. When I picked up the belt for the first time, I noticed that it was extremely solid and stiff. The leather belt is one-fourth inches thick and it looks like it will (hopefully) last me forever.

One of the best parts of this one-fourth inch thick belt is that it won’t stretch out. If you’ve ever purchased a cheap leather belt at Walmart then you know that it quickly stretches out and those cheap belts would be terrible for concealed carry.

Of course, the true test of any gear is how it performs. I put the Amerihide belt to the test using a variety of holsters and guns, including my heavy, full-size 1911. The belt kept the holster tight to my body and it didn’t shift or cause me any problems at all, which is what I expected from such a thick and stiff belt. It also kept my 1911 from dragging my pants down, which is a real problem if you have a heavy gun and poor belt.

Another benefit of this belt is that it doesn’t look tactical or Rambo-ish or anything like that. I can wear the belt to church with my suit and tie and also with my regular clothes of jeans and a T-Shirt.

Are there any negatives about the Amerihide gun belt?

None really. The belt comes in several versions. One version is the “Any-Day” with the roller buckle and costs about $60. This is the one I got, but as I just mentioned, it comes with a roller buckle. When putting on my pants the roller jingles and slightly annoys me, but once the belt is on it doesn’t make a sound. (But with this belt you can remove the buckle and put on another one.)

The other Amerihide “Any-Day” has a square belt buckle and costs $70. If I ever have to get another belt, this is the version I would get. But getting such a solid gun belt for either $60 or $70 is a great deal and worth every penny.

Also, the belts are all custom made so there is a wait time of 2 or more weeks to get one, which isn’t that bad and not a big deal to me.

The bottom line is, if you don’t own a gun belt yet, do yourself a favor and check out the Disse Amerihide belts today. You’ll be amazed at how much better it feels to have a solid belt when you carry concealed, plus, this should be the only gun belt you’ll ever need.

You can find Amerihide Gun Belts for sale at Disse Gear’s website and the USA Carry Store.

 

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  • Jason Walker

    I use a 5.11 but these look really good

  • Adelbert Waldron

    Dude. Do you do any research before you post this bull?

    Milt Sparks is by far the best leather gun belt available. That’s why there is a six month wait for their gear.

    Second best and for variety not leather?

    Liger Gun Belt by Edgy Gear. The “high-strength resin-embedded polyester fabric core, Ligerthane™ possesses over 2,000 lbs of tensile strength with over 300 lbs of hole pull strength. The highly abrasion-resistant polyurethane coating makes the belt totally impervious to salt water, blood, mildew, mold, rot and resistant to many common solvents.”

    Please stop self-promoting on this website.

    • Davy Boy

      It’s Jason’s blog. His opinion does not warrant your approval, nor does your “tone of voice” inspire trust in your judgement. I am willing to check out Amerihide, as well as your suggestion for comparison

      • Adelbert Waldron

        Actually it’s Luke McCoy’s website. This is just a blog post on his website. You should check out my suggestions, but I find it rather shocking you’ve never heard or checked out Milt Sparks. That alone leads me to believe you are not well versed as a Sportsman or a Tactical shooter.

        I don’t care if you like my tone at all. Most of Jason’s self-promoting blog posts tend to hurt and cause more damage than good. His advice is typically wrong, misinformed and misguided. If someone is hurt or killed following it, then you’ll be rather upset too.

        • alvinjh

          It’s an opinion piece. He says so..if you want to offer an opinion fine. But you sound like a pompous know it all. That’s my opinion BTW.

          • ChristopherGeorgeLatoreWallace

            @Alvin A low minded inexperienced opinion too.

    • Jason

      So if the guy likes the belt and writes a favorable review based off of his opinion I don’t see what the issue is.

      I would like you know the differences in the two belts besides one has 2000 lbs tensile strength. Not sure why that is important. Or a 300lbs hole pull strength. Again not sure of the relevance. Of course I’m sure tensile strength and hole pull have their place in a gun belt just not sure where the cut off of “how much is needed” lies.
      I like the looks of the Liger and am glad you posted this so I can weigh the differences between the two.
      Would like to know your opinion on what makes the Amerihide a piece of junk though.

      • AZSDFT

        Adelbert Waldron, I’d like to hear your thoughts on why the belt is junk too. However it seems that all you prefer to do is talk down everybody else. I’ve checked out your responses here, and wow. You are an unbelieveable individual.

  • Tony

    i bought a thick good belt that’s lasted a long time already at wall mart that looks just like this one for $12.00. actually i bought two a brown and a black and i am glade i did. when i see another one i am going to get it. these belts they sell for guns is ridiculous. these days when it comes to a guns or anything for guns people will just loose their head.

  • Allen Dean Benge

    I bought a great web belt at Cabela’s for less than thirty dollars and absolutely love it. the fricti0on buckle holds exactly where I set it, asnd my Blackhawk serpa holster on a paddle rides in just the right spot. It never moves, so every time I reach for it, it is where I expect it to be for a sure, easy draw.

  • WOP 2

    I bought a brown Carhartt belt, and a black one, for about 25 bucks each. They are 1-3/4″ in width, very sturdy, heavy buckle. It even has snaps, instead of rivets, if you’re in the mood to put a rodeo style buckle on your gunbelt. I am certain that Amerihide makes an outstanding product. Some of us are retired on a fixed income, and the Carhartt belt is super good value.

    • WOP 2

      Nuts. Forgot to mention that when I buy gun leather, I go top shelf. I have a S&W Model 39 and a Famous Jackass Leather Co. holster, and both date back to the 50′s. The holster is still perfect, and the Model 39 (no dash) is, well, a model 39. Still runs good, but I don’t exercise it much. You can buy holsters on the cheap, but you really do get what you pay for. Bianchi, DeSantis, Galco, Safariland, and others make some great products.

  • Frank Tipton

    Amerihide is very good. It’s made to last. but, I have a suggestion. Find a good shoe repair shop, preferably a one man or Mom & Pop type, and make friends with the cobbler. (Cobbler is not always a derogatory word.) They can make a belt just like it for less money. I know because I used have a shoe shop before I became disabled and I made a lot of them. That’s how I made my “gun money”, doing a lot of simple jobs like that. And you meet real craftsmen. Beware of the “quick buck maker, though. They’re not craftsmen, they’re con-men. Get to know them, watch how they do things and you’ll find out quick what kind of person they are.

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