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5.11 Casual Belt Review: Quality Gun Belt at Reasonable Price

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Looking for a quality gun belt for concealed carry, but don’t want to spend a fortune?  5.11 may have just what you are looking for.

Available in brown and black, the 5.11 Leather Casual Belt offers a sturdy platform to attach your holster to, while keeping a casual or dress-down appearance.  The 5.11 belt has a simple, yet attractive buckle and the leather looks good.  Most importantly, it has a stiff, reinforced piece that runs on the inside of the entire belt that makes this an excellent belt for concealed carry.

I purchased my 5.11 Leather Casual Belt three months ago and have been very pleased.  It looks good with jeans, cargo shorts, or Dockers-style pants. The best part is, it has carried all of my handguns in a wide variety of holsters very well.  The 5.11 belt doesn’t shift around, rather, it anchors the holster right where you want it.

The 5.11 belt has a small pocket on the inside of it that can hold a handcuff key or something else that is very small.  I don’t know if this will be of value to many people, but it does not interfere with the belt’s normal use.

I have used my 5.11 belt daily for three months and it has very little wear.  The leather still has it’s original finish, and it looks almost as good as when I bought it.  I highly recommend you consider a 5.11 Leather Casual Belt if you do not already have a quality gun belt.  It works well, looks good, and is reasonably priced.

2013 Update – It has been several years since I bought my first 5.11 gun belt.  Since that time, I have purchased several more and use them regularly.  For a casual or semi-dress belt, these work very well.  They do a very good job of holding a gun in place and keeping your pants up.  The prices tend to be affordable.  I highly recommend these belts if the style fits with your needs.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

2 replies on “5.11 Casual Belt Review: Quality Gun Belt at Reasonable Price”

I bought a Wilderness Tactical not too long ago and love it. But got a free 5.11 belt when I order some 5.11 pants from LA Police Gear. The belt is a good quality belt and fits the bill as well as my Wilderness Tactical.

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