Precision Holsters Tactical Concealed Carry Nylon Belt

Precision Holsters Concealed Carry Nylon Belt

When I find something I really like – something like a knife, watch, wallet, or belt  – I can get pretty resistant to change. When something like this comes along that really works, I will use it until it just won’t work anymore. Once up on a time I found a belt that works for me and I wore it for about a dozen years. I was recently provided a Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt, and even though my old one is still going strong, I’m rethinking my belt choices!

Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt

The Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt (just “Precision Holsters belt” from now now) is a true gun belt. It is constructed of several layers of heavy-duty nylon and is extremely rigid. The patented aluminum buckle is low handsome, easy to clasp, and sits much flatter than most.

Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt

The Precision Holsters belt is not a one-size-fits-all affair. Belts are fitted to the user, but are still widely adjustable. Though I have my carry system fairly fine-tuned, I like the ability to adjust the belt. When I carry an OWB holster I find tightening the belt necessary to properly anchor the holster. Adjustments are made on the standing (left) end of the belt, by adjusting a narrower, outer adjustment strap. Though belts are fitted to size, the adjustment strap permits several inches of play.

Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt

Using the Precision Holsters Belt

Precision Holsters sent me this belt back in December. I put it on and have been wearing it daily ever since, even when I’m not wearing my firearm. The thickness of the belt allows better purchase from the clips on my Precision Holsters Ultra-Appendix holster than my previous belt did. The clips actually seem to “click” into place on the belt, and I’ve yet to have the holster come loose when I didn’t want it too.

Thickness and rigidity are desirable not only for supporting the weight of a gun, but also when doing one-handed manipulations. As readers here know, I’ve spent a great deal of time working SHO and WHO skills this year – something that would be much more difficult without a stable belt. The Precision Holsters belt seems to catch the ledge of my Heinie sight easily and hang onto it well.

Complaints

Nothing is perfect, and I do have a single, frustrating issue with the Precision Holsters belt: getting it on. The adjustment strap is held to the main belt via hook/pile tape (I think it’s called “Velcro” for those of you that haven’t been to Airborne). The tip of the adjustment strap tends to get caught up on belt loops as you slide it onto your waist.

Precision Holsters Tactical Concealed Carry Nylon Belt

There are a couple pretty obvious fixes for this. The first is to unhook the adjustment strap, put the belt on, then re-secure it over your belt loops. This works pretty well, assuming you have nothing on your belt. Unfortunately for me, I carry a spare magazine at the 9 o’clock position. It falls in exactly the wrong place to allow me to re-secure the adjustment strap.

I found getting the tip of the adjustment strap under a belt loop that falls between the pouch’s clips is nigh impossible.

Another method is to simply use your fingertip to raise each belt loop to allow the strap to pass through. In my case, my magazine pouch’s position is such that to get the belt where I need it to be, I have to thread that tip of the adjustment strap through a belt loop which is under the pouch. I cannot get my finger under the pouch sufficiently to raise the belt loop and have found this very frustrating.

The tip of the adjustment strap getting caught with no room to maneuver a finger to free it.

Yet another method would be to rotate the buckle of the belt further around to the right side of the body. I tried this and again found it didn’t quite work in practice. Unless I was OK with the buckle in the 2 to 3 o’clock position (and completely misaligned with the opening of my pants), it ended up interfering with my AIWB holster placement.

I’m glad to report that I’ve found a solution that does work for me, and is perhaps more in keeping with my military roots! I wrapped a single layer of Gorilla tape around the tip of the adjustment strap. I find that the tape does have to be replaced occasionally, but it permits the belt to slide on smoothly.

Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt

The Bottom Line

Despite the issue I have with the Precision Holsters belt, I really like it. It has completely replaced my belt of more than a decade which is really saying something. It holds the gun securely in a stable and consistent position, provides a platform for conducting one-handed manipulation, and looks good in the process. If you’re in the market for a gun belt, the Precision Holsters Tactical Conceal Carry Nylon Belt is certainly worthy of your consideration.

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Author: Justin

Justin Carroll is a former MARSOC Marine and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Leaving service after eight years in the U.S. Marines, Justin continues his involvement with a variety of government agencies to this day. Justin began RevolverGuy.com in late 2016 with an simple idea: provide an source of high-quality information for revolver enthusiasts.

11 thoughts on “Precision Holsters Tactical Concealed Carry Nylon Belt”

  1. Nylon belts! What is this world coming to? Don’t people know that belts are made out of dead cows? What’s next, plastic holsters?

    In all seriousness, that looks like a nice belt and I like the infinite adjustment. I made my belt with the holes a little closer than normal, but it still isn’t the same as the adjustment offered by this belt. As someone who wears business casual with a tucked in shirt every day, I want a belt to look a little dressier than this, but I have had a hard time finding something that combines this functionality with a nicer appearance. I may have to make something again, but I haven’t figured out just how I want to do that.

    1. That’s the first strike against leather belts to me – the holes and having to adjust in whatever increments the holes are spaced. On the plus side you always have a good strop for your straight razor!

      1. While I am not expecting you to go out and spend your money to do it, if you ever have a chance to try out the Blade-Tech Ultimate Carry Belt and/or the Crossbreed Crossover Belt, I would be curious to hear your thoughts. I’m currently leaning towards the Blade-Tech, but I really only started looking today, so that could change easily.

        1. I’ve reached out to Crossbreed several times to see if we can test out a speedloader holder they carry and I haven’t gotten very far, but I’ll hit them up again (as well as Blade Tech) and see if they’ll be willing to work with us. Thanks for the suggestion!

      2. I agree–that’s why I tried out the Ratchet Gun Belt and love it. It us spendy but worth the money IMO.
        Best,
        Paul

  2. Stand UP! Hook UP!

    That looks like a neat belt, Justin. I suppose you could always fix the issue with the belt tip by gaining 30 pounds, but that would be drastic. ; ^ )

    How would you rate this belt’s utility for someone who carries a holster with fixed loops that actually has to be threaded onto a belt, like a leather scabbard? Would the hassle not make it worth the effort? That’s something I’ve always wondered about belts of this type, having had no experience with them.

    1. Nope, putting a belt scabbard on is no problem at all! As you know I’ve been wearing an OWB scabbard a little bit lately, and this belt slips right on and holds it in place very well.
      The only real issue is on the trailing end of the belt so you should be good with just about anything worn on your right side.

    2. And here I was going to suggest cutting the adjustment strap a little shorter and re-sewing it. Gaining 30 pounds is so much easier (sadly).

  3. I’m sold on steel-core leather belts (Daltech has been my go-to). While I cannot comment on your choice here, the right belt matters to me as much as the right holster. I open-carry a wheel gun on the farm constantly, bending, stooping, stretching all day long, getting on and off equipment.

    With my belt and holster, I don’t notice a snub and barely notice a GP100. Adjustments are fine, too: just go up one size in winter with that extra layer or heavier meals 😀

    So I’m glad you emphasize the belt part of the equation.

  4. Over the years, I’ve tried just about everything…leather, web, Liger, more leather… As I age and the beer resevoir looses it’s ability to shed overcapacity, I’ve found the leather to be more comfortable since it tends to bend and form around my slightly-less-than Tier 1 physique. My web belts, both reinforced and plain, tend to bother my back after long hours of wear. It certainly does look to be a step above the Wilderness style belts though.

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