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Looking for a gunbelt that I can wear with my suit. I am a plain clothes detective, but I have to wear a shirt and tie everyday. My weapon is exposed and so is my belt. What I am looking for is dress quality, but infinitely adjustable. By that I mean I can fine tune exact tension, not looking for one that will fit a 30" waist up to a 50" waist. Basically I love my Wilderness belts, but cannot use them for work. I would like something that does not have predetermined holes. I am currently using a 5.11, but without butchering the belt with bunch of new holes, which may tear into 1 gaint hole, it can only be adjusted to predetermined lenghts. Thanks for any help and receomendations due to actual product use are great.

Needs: No specific order
Leather or leather look
Stiff enough for badge, gun/ holster, cuffs, spare mag...etc
Black in color
Buckle has to be dress looking
1.5" (preferable since most of my gear is designed around)
 

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So do you mean you want a slip tension device instead of a belt with holes, or do you just not want to be able to see 12" of belt punched for adjust-ability?
 

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Here are a couple that look more like dress belts to be worn with a suit. Most have holes, but some of them look sharp. There a no buckle one at the bottom.

Uncle Mikes Dress Belt.
http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum2421.php

A couple of more formal looking Galco belts.
http://www.gun-belt.com/galco-gun-belts.php
http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1948.php

A Wild Bills Concealment belt made for wear with slacks.
http://wildbillsconcealment.com.fountai ... p?itemid=3

Here is a no buckle belt.
http://www.thebeltman.net/nobuckle.htm

I hope one of these helps.
 

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Sorry I was not more clear. I was trying to explain best I could. Yes looking for some other type of buckle that is tension style like my Wilderness belts. It does not have to be tension, but does have be what is generally accepted as "Dress". NOT looking for holes punched at predetermined points.

SWJewellTN: Thanks, but not really what I am looking for.

Trey73: Thanks, the last one has potential. I use a nylon inner duty belt, but forgot that they make leather versions. The velcro would allow for minor adjustments and creating an exact fit.

Thank you for the suggestions. Any more please feel free.
 

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OK, for starts, you want to use the best leather belt you can find, it is a dress belt and stiff enough to support a quality rig and mag pouch. Without using Velcro, I see only using holes to adjust your belt. Everything else is just not going to look good soon after using it for a while. IMHO Velcro is great for under-belts of a duty rig, I used one for 20+ years, but it had an overlapping locking belt to keep it from failing. It was a lighter leather and only single layered. I am sure there are heavier ones out there, but relying on anything less than a HD buckle and leather support system is asking for trouble. a rig failure at the worst time would be a shame. Your dress off duty carry system should be a total system that WORKS together, is solid, secure and looks nice.
I have a friend, who I have worked with for several years off and on and is probably the best you will find in quality and craftsmanship. He's been making holsters and accessories for 30+ years. I have several rigs of different colors and configurations and most of them are 10-20 years old. If you keep them clean and take care of them, they will be the last you will own.
That's my 2 cents worth, I have been where you are and have never walked out my door without a trusted rig and firearm strapped to me for 25+ years.
These are not cheap... Bite the bullet, you will only buy them once. The only return customers he gets is when they buy a different gun and need a new holster or different color.

Good luck & be safe.

http://www.brommelandgunleather.com/products.htm

Tell him Brian in Florida sent you if you choose to deal with him. He's out of Tennessee now.
 

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Thank you all for the responses. After not really finding what I was looking for I decided to just wear my Wilderness belt. If I tie my tie low enough I have found that most people don't even notice what belt I am wearing. Not to mention by the time you clip a holster, badge, cuffs, spare mag, and phone holder, most of the belt is not visible anyway. Again thank you all for the responses and your time.
 
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