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    Default How do you wear a duty belt?

    I know this may sound like a stupid question. But how do you wear a duty belt? Do you wear a regular trouser belt then put your duty belt over the trouser belt? Or are there places to clip it to the trouser so that neither falls loose? And the belt I am talking about is like a Safariland 875 duty belt. I have seen some videos where they simply place the duty belt over the regular trouser belt. But in this case I am talking about a duty belt like the Safariland 875 duty belt. Because thats the one I plan on getting. I figured I could wear it like a regular trouser belt, but if thats not the case cant I wear it over my trouser belt? But wouldnt it have to connect to the trouser belt somehow so that way both belts dont fall off while on patrol?

    Safariland 875 Duty Belt

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    Here ya go:

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/sa65mobeke4p.html

    Wear your belt like normal and the the duty belt on over it. The keepers hold the two belts together. Actually, a set probably comes with the duty belt. For my purposes, I used 7. I had 1 on either side of my holster, 2 in the back, 1 on the weak side, and 1 on each side of the buckle in the front.
    Last edited by CTEXSEC1; 02-12-2011 at 08:18 PM.
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    CTEX, is right and I would suggest buying a couple of sets. While you can get away with just 4 keepers, its nice to have more to keep both your belts together and from sagging differently under the amount of gear you are carrying. Some also use the keepers as a way of keeping your holsters/holders from sliding all over the belt.
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    Default How Do You Wear A Duty Belt?

    Just so you know, you also have a couple of other choices, as well. Velcro belts are an option. I had one, but I actually didn't like it all that much, but some people think that they are great. You have a pants belt that is Velcro on the outside and the Sam Browne belt is lined with Velcro on the inside. It pretty much eliminates the need for keepers. My experience, however, is the the Velcro eventually wears out before the rest of the belt.

    Another keeper that I think is a bit better than a regular keeper is the slotted keeper. It has slots that you slide your pants belt through. That way when you remove your Sam Browne gun belt, you keeps are still attached to you pants belt and don't get lost. Another benefit is they are limited in how much they can move, basically they can move only the distance between your belt loops, which isn't that much.

    There are even wide slotted 4 snap belt keepers and hidden handcuff key keepers. All of this is probably way more than you ever wanted to know about keepers and gunbelts!


    http://www.lapolicegear.com/sa65mobeke4p.html

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    http://www.lapolicegear.com/sa654sl4snbe.html

    http://www.officerstore.com/store/pr...otted_2_snaps/
    Last edited by Jim1348; 02-12-2011 at 09:48 PM. Reason: Details

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    The more information the better.

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    I don't know what you're carrying on your belt, but you're only carrying one heavy item (for example, if you're carrying a heavy radio, a set of keys and a cell phone) one option you might want to consider is a "gun belt". They're like regular trouser belts except that they're thicker, more rigid and "taller", so they can support a heavy object without buckling/sagging. As well, a lot of pants that are designed for law enforcement/emergency services/security use have larger belt rungs, so it can fit inside them.

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    I will be carrying the usual. Handcuffs, radio, baton, taser, mag pouch, medical gloves with wipes, handgun, oc spray, flashlight. I am a security guard and am working on getting all my gear. I just saw a video that showed a security guard demonstrating how he wears his Sam Browne Leather belt. He wore a regular trouser belt, then took his Sam Browne Duty belt, took the belt keepers off, then placed the duty belt over his trouser belt and used the belt keepers to snap his duty belt and trouser belt together.

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    What would be a good trouser belt to wear? I dont know if you can just wear a regular trouser belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathen1990 View Post
    What would be a good trouser belt to wear? I dont know if you can just wear a regular trouser belt.
    I have this one:

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CEMQ8gIwBA#

    This is another solid option:

    http://www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail....=511-59409-XXX

    Or this:

    http://www.armysurplusworld.com/prod...ProductID=2974

    Personally, I like the first one. However, I was told Uncle Mike's is no longer in business and sold their rights to another manufacturer. I want to say they are now under Bianchi, but I could be wrong.
    A wise son hears his father's instruction,but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTEXSEC1 View Post
    However, I was told Uncle Mike's is no longer in business and sold their rights to another manufacturer. I want to say they are now under Bianchi, but I could be wrong.
    Uncle Mikes is still in business. It's part of the Bushnell (the optics people) Outdoor group. They're still around and strong.

    http://www.uncle-mikes.com/

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