When it comes to your belt once you start using it for CCW use it becomes more than something to just hold you pants up. Now it is a critical piece of gear that is essential to make sure you are practicing safe and responsible Concealed Carry. It needs to support your Firearm securely, safely, and without any discomfort throughout the day. You should pretty much forget your firearm is there until you need it.
Like many of you, I have spent countless hours shopping with the better half in various Malls, outlets, and big box stores. Of course, I always have to check out the belts, and I have yet to find a USA Made belt, let alone one that I could recommend for responsible CCW use. Now to be fair, I have seen some nice looking belts, but they were not designed for heavy duty use. They are more fashion, but the fact remains they are not a proper belt to support your weapon like a purpose built Gun Belt.
You have invested a lot in acquiring your CCW permit, your firearm, and gear. Now your belt has become a critical component for practicing responsible Concealed Carry. So head on over to hanksbelts.com and get yourself a heavy duty Full Grain Leather Belt purpose built for CCW use. All our belts are also USA Made, and this is important to many people.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link...don't let that weak link be your belt!
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If you are using your belt to carry a firearm
BUY 2 SIZES LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 40 BELT
For use without carrying items on the belt.
BUY 1 SIZE LARGER THAN PANT SIZE:
EX: 36 PANTS...BUY 38 BELT
THIS RESULTS IN A GREAT FIT OVER 95% OF THE TIME.
100% PERFECT FIT:
MEASURE A BELT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WEARING
This is super easy to do, only takes a few minutes, and virtually guarantees a perfect fit. Just follow the below instructions and make sure the belt you measure fits you well the way you will be using it with any gear attached.
Lay out your belt on a smooth flat surface. It is probably slightly curved but don't worry about that. Just measure through the curve.
Place a tape measure where the buckle meets the leather (do not include buckle length in measurement) and measure, in inches, to the hole you currently use to buckle your belt:
Scroll down to the description on the page and click on the tab that says "Additional
Sizing Help" (on mobile phones scroll down under the description, and you will see the
Now scroll down to the belt sizing chart and match the measurement you got above with the number in the "Measurement to the 4th Hole" column in the chart.
If you are between measurements, size up one unless you plan on losing weight in which case you should size down one.
For example, if you measured 37" to the hole you currently use you should purchase a 38" belt size. If you measured 38" you should purchase a 40" belt size.
Note that our belts are made by hand and variances in measurements can occur. Variances are slight, though, and will not affect the sizing.
That's it! Select your size, double check it is correct on the add to cart button, and add to cart.
And just to be safe, Hanks Belts offers free exchanges if needed, so you never have to worry about additional cost if you do order an incorrect size.