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    1.5" gun belt

    So,I have a Beltman leather, great of course and also will use the 511 two sided web belt. I was looking at the 511 Apex but the reviews are not good. Since I live in Florida now the leather gets a wee bit wet at times and was looking for something else. The 511 two sided is ok but has more flex in it now since I've had it a few years.

    What I'm after is the buckle system like the 511 Apex but with either nylon or the polymer like the 511 or Magpul. Anyone have some leads on this animal?
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    Ares Aegis belt has a similar looking buckle as the 511 Apex and is made of scuba webbing.

    I don't personally have one but hear good things.

    If you can compromise on the buckle I really like Blue Alpha Gear. They have cobra buckles and a low profile belt that is great for appendix carry

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    The Ares Aegis has been my EDC belt for the last five months. I appreciate the adjustability of the buckle system. The double layer of scuba webbing is stiff enough to carry your EDC load with ease and yet is flexible enough for all day comfort.

    https://www.aresgear.com

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    Does that buckle allow slippage?
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    Check out Bison Designs. Made in the USA and are very affordable. I have had a couple for 20 years and recently bought this one:

    https://bisondesigns.com/products/38...y-black-buckle

    They also make a heavy duty web belt (I went with the mid duty). Sign up for emails and you will get a 20% off coupon.
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    I have an Apex gunners belt that works well for appendix, but is so so for owb.

    I think what you are looking for is Biothane material? No experience with these (although that may change) and the buckle isn't like either type of 5.11 Apex, but this is a hit that came up on Biothane gun belt search.

    https://www.daltechforce.com/collect...rbio-gun-belts

    Galco sells/sold a Biothane belt, but it isn't stiff enough for pistol carry in my opinion.
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    Iím not really a fan of the Aegis. I canít remember if I have the normal or the other one (Pro maybe?) but I think itís super overrated. Sure it works well as a belt and the buckle doesnít slip, but the buckle is so massive that when I carry AIWB, the damn buckle prints. Canít see the gun, but massive buckle is obvious, which looks super weird and definitely calls attention to the area. Also, the belt is so thick, that the few clips I have donít close fully, which again, causes more printing if not other problems.


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    I have a metric crap-ton of belts. I have an Ares Aegis, and also an Aegis buckle with a Mean Gene leather belt. The Aegis buckle will not slide or loosen unless desired. Plan bathroom breaks accordingly.

    As mentioned, the Ligar is not bad. I think it works well for AIWB, but not as well for strong-side IWB.

    https://www.maxpedition.com/products...nt=31916864529

    The belt I wear the most (when not in a suit) is the Graith Specialist made by Tony Mayer at JM Custom. Tony is good people, and I have two of those - one black, one grey.

    https://www.graithusa.com/shop/specialist

    I wear a Megingjord belt when carrying AIWB.

    https://vdevgru.com/products/copy-of...y-belt-ver-1-0

    I know you said you wanted to stay away from leather, but these are very nice if you need a dressy concealment belt:

    https://www.tuckerandbyrd.com/prodde...p?prod=tb-1.50

    Not cheap, but definitely quality goods. I wear those at work or church when in a suit.

    Mod note: I paid for all these belts, and don't get free shit from anyone. I am sure I have at least a grand worth of current gun belts hanging on my closet. Sigh......

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    If you can track down a Boxer Tactical Apogee belt I would go with that but they're aren't made any more and very desirable so good luck.

    I have a mean gene belt with the aegis buckle and honestly the buckle is pretty obnoxious. It looks nice and it's strong but that's about it.
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    If you arenít stuck on that specific buckle and open to a cobra buckle I highly recommend G-Code belt system. It has an inner belt which I replaced the hook with ITW buckles but the outer and inner belt are top notch. I tried several belts before arriving at G-Code and would never consider changing. If the cobra buckle setup is a no-go, then this wonít work for you.


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