The art of carrying a gun (usually a side weapon such as a handgun) in public spaces, either on a person or in the vicinity, in such a way that it can be hidden or communicated from observers, is concealed carry or hold the concealed weapon (CCW). The opposite hand of the concealed carry is called the free carry. When choosing the concealed carry belt, a range of factors have to be considered. Comfort, profile, width, Stiffness and Materials.
It’s better to carry your gun with cobra belt but note that it needs to be unnoticed to carry a protected weapon. You ought to avoid wearing something that invites unwelcome attention and someone will stare at you.
Secret is hidden. Not only the gun and keeper but also the belt and other accessories. This applies. You certainly won’t mind your belt, clip, holster, or even if you print a little. On the other hand, because of ‘ordinary people,’ you cannot bear them.
I realise I can take a lot of time on the particulars, so let’s get to the brass tacks first. When you pick a CCW harness, you just have to note two considerations: the belt profile and the arms weight.
I mean so much the belt is like every other belt that can be worn by those around you while I talk about the profile. Consider my post on profile and dissuasion: now is not time to remind you about your involvement.
The CCW belt should also be rigid enough to accommodate the weight of the gun. Yet various grades of rigidity remain. As the weight of the gun changes, the belt covers.
For e.g., a moderately lightweight Glock 19 at 21 oz will have little trouble with an intentional gun belt. But you’ll definitely need some form of internal stiffener when you get to a full-size 1911, weighing 40 lb.
I like the 1.5′′ wide belts. The arms are broad enough and lightweight sufficient to accommodate the bulk of the belt loops. It’s also tight enough to match most fashion cobra belts in real life.
The rigidity is important to withstand the weight of the gun safely. When I first started wearing, I used simple fashion leather from a nearby store. The ribbon was nearly seventeenth inch thick and was made of cheap leather.
The holster was flopping to the left and scratching against my jacket when I first started wearing OWB. As a result, troubles with printing occurred and my clothes saw the outline of the gun. When I moved to an IWB holster, things got a little more smooth. But the whole ring stayed tangled, dragging my jeans with it, under the weight of the pistol and holster combined.
Leather has some limitations, on the other hand. Over time, particularly if you abuse it, it will dry and crash. Leather also curves under extreme pressure. Whereas heavy grain leather is less expanding in the best belts, a degree of expansion is still necessary.
Additional layers of other fabrics like linen, kydex or aluminium, are usually sandwiched into the middle in order to create a very rigid leather belt. This raises the belt’s overall cost and can decrease its comfort.
Wrapping up Things
The weapons belt for concealed carries should be viewed as part of a general scheme including the cobra belt, holster, gun and body to synthesise it. What works with one person doesn’t work for another person, but there are certain basic rules.