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    Steel Core Belt - 1.25"

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      This is the 1 1/4" width model. For the 1 1/2" width click here This is an extreme belt. It is .37" thick and very stiff. It is 20 oz. weight and has an internal steel core insert resulting in the strongest belt you will ever strap around your waist.

      This steel core belt does require some break-in when buckling due to the thickness. When new it will require some effort to buckle and place through the keeper. This will break in after a few weeks and not be an issue.

      If you want a super sturdy belt that is super strong and durable but doesn't require a break-in period (and you don't mind if the inner layer isn't steel), we recommend that you take a look at our Extreme Belt. It is .23 to .26" thick and extremely durable. You can see it here: HANKS EXTREME BELT So, if you feel you are still in need of the ultimate steel core belt read on:
      Hanks CCW Steel Core Gun belt is like nothing else on the market. If you're the type of person who simply likes to buy the best and never have to look back this is the belt for you. Now available here in a slightly narrower 1 1/4" width! The only 1 1/4" width Steel Core belt on the market that we know of!

      A tri-layer belt made of two layers of USA steer hide harness leather with a steel core sandwiched in the middle this belt will hold more than you could ever carry. At 20 oz. we believe this is the thickest and strongest belt on the market today. As a test, we actually parked a Jeep on it and it did not give way.

      Made right here in the USA by master belt makers this isn't an easy belt to make. It's thick, springy, and is a beast to assemble but well worth the effort. Once on though it is as comfortable as can be and you won't even notice it other than your gear will be more secure than ever!

      To make sure nothing is left to chance we use our super rugged roller buckle. It makes tightening this belt down a breeze and reduces wear on the tongue as you put your belt on and off. The Chicago screw construction holds it all together and makes changing your buckle easy if you ever want to. Screws are the way to go as snaps eventually wear out and are not user fixable.

      Harness leather is some of the toughest leather out there. Some companies use a softer leather to make the belt easier to assemble but those leathers may start to wrinkle over time and break down. Just one layer of our 10oz leather is miles ahead of any department store belt. Imagine two of them combined with that steel in between. You have to experience this belt to appreciate it!

      • 2 layers of full grain harness leather with a steel core center
      • 20 oz. weight
      • .37" thick
      • Heavy-duty roller buckle
      • Chicago screw construction
      • 6 holes spaced 1" on center
      • USA Made
      • TriLayer Belt Leather + Steel + Leather
      • 100-year warranty

    • Product Specifications
      Title Value
      Style Number ACH103


       1 1/4"



      Leather Weight


      Leather Ply

      Tri-Layer: Leather + Steel + Leather

      Country Of Manufacture


      Leather Type

      USA Tanned North American Steer Hide 


      Heavy Duty Roller Buckle - USA or Imported

      Interchangeable Buckle

      Yes - Chicago Screw Construction
      3/8" Screws

      Number Of Holes and Spacing

      6 Holes Spaced 1" on Center


      100 Years*

    • If using your belt for concealed carry, or as a work belt to carry items on, we recommend buying 2 sizes larger than your pant size.
      EX: 36 pants, buy a 40 belt.

      For use without carrying items on the belt, buy one size larger than pant size.
      EX: 36 pants buy a 38 belt.

      Belt Measurements

      For reference here are the measurement specifications if you wish to compare to a current belt you already own:

      IMPORTANT: Do not include buckle length in measurement. Measurements are from where the leather folds over the buckle.

      Belt Measurement Where to measure from

      Steel Core Belt Has 6 Holes Spaced 1" On Center
      *All measurements are approximate and can vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this belt.

      Product Specifications
      Title Value
      BELT SIZE Measurement to 3rd Hole Measurement To End Of Belt
      32 32" 39"
      34 34" 41"
      36 36" 43"
      38 38" 45"
      40 40" 47"
      42 42" 49"
      44 44" 51"
      46 46" 53"
      48 48" 55"
      50 50" 57"
      52 52" 59"
      54 54" 61"
      56 56" 63"
      58 58" 65"
      60 60" 67"


    California Residents See Prop65 WARNINGS ⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including leather dust or nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.”

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    Chris f.
    United States United States

    Best dang gunbelt ever

    The customer service is just awesome! This is the best belt by far I have ever purchased for carry. It makes your weapon feel like part of your body! The workmanship is outstanding! Your holster stays very tight to your body and keeps it tight! Very sturdy! Is on th thick side but my 1791 paddle holster works perfect with it!!! My leathers work also!! I got the 1.5” . Thank you Hanks!!!! Finally out of the flimsy gun belt thing!!!

    James G.
    United States United States

    1.25” Steel Core Belt

    Fits great. My pants do not sag when carrying heavy items on my belt. I will definitely recommend Hanks Belts to my family and friends.

    maxie w.
    United States United States

    Steel Core Belt

    I must say that this is the best belt I’ve ever had, used, worn, or owned. I have MS and I made an AFO to help me walk. It attaches to my belt and the belt has to be strong enough to hold up. I really can’t walk without it. Instead of walking, I take a step the drag my right leg forward. Every belt I’ve used with this device stretches, bends and twist. This one hasn’t changed a bit. So, I must say, I’m very pleased with my purchase.

    David W.
    United States United States

    Excellent product

    High quality belt with excellent craftsmanship. Bought a second belt in a different color so I have can wear one of them daily.

    Jesse G.
    United States United States

    Great belt, Great customer service

    I ordered this belt because a regular belt wouldn't hold my work pants up with all the tools I carry in them and it worked incredibly well for that purpose. After 3 years of daily use the steel core wore through the leather so I contacted customer service via email. They replied within 24 hours and a new belt was sent to me the next day free of charge under the warranty. If you need a premium belt with a fantastic warranty and great customer service, Hanks is the way to go.