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#6380887 - 07/24/16 03:06 PM Who makes a good 3-gun belt?
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Hey fellas,

My friend is looking to get into 3 gun, so he's been gathering supplies but needs help with the belt. Right now he's looking at a Safariland holster, so something that would coalesce with one of their holsters.

I'm wanting to buy him one for his birthday, but he was hoping to try a couple out first. Any advice?
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#6380925 - 07/24/16 03:44 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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I have experience with CR Speed Belt, 1.75" DSG Comp Belt and the Safariland ELS belt. My hands down favorite is the ELS Belt. The belt is stiff, secure and velcro is very good. Of course the best part of the ELS belt is the quick clip accessory system.

As a 3-gunner, your friend will CONSTANTLY be re-configuring the belt between shot shell carriers and pistol/AR mag pouches. The ELS system is so much faster/easier to configure/reconfigure than tek-loks or conventional clips. Setting up a belt is a major part of the 3-gun experience and it is expensive. Buy good stuff up front and don't look back.

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#6381027 - 07/24/16 05:00 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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#6381162 - 07/24/16 06:36 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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The ELS system is a good one but it's the only one I have used so can't offer any opinions on others.

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#6381347 - 07/24/16 08:56 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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How big old boy is he? I might have a belt

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#6399797 - 08/08/16 09:58 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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Thanks for the help guys, I'll have him look into the ELS.
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#6399798 - 08/08/16 09:59 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: Brother in-law]
BobG Offline


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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
How big old boy is he? I might have a belt


BIL, he's a pretty fit guy. About 185, 32-34in waist
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#6399895 - 08/08/16 11:48 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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Why would someone carry three handguns?
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#6399959 - 08/09/16 06:12 AM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
Why would someone carry three handguns?


It's not for carrying 3 pistols. It's for carrying a pistol, mag pouches and shot shell holders for 3 gun comp(pistol, carbine and shotgun)
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#6400037 - 08/09/16 07:48 AM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: BobG]
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Originally Posted By: BobG
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
How big old boy is he? I might have a belt


BIL, he's a pretty fit guy. About 185, 32-34in waist


Well add 100 more lbs and 10 waist sizes and it might fit

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#6400848 - 08/09/16 04:14 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: Tye]
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Originally Posted By: Tye
Originally Posted By: booradley
Why would someone carry three handguns?


It's not for carrying 3 pistols. It's for carrying a pistol, mag pouches and shot shell holders for 3 gun comp(pistol, carbine and shotgun)


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#6400856 - 08/09/16 04:21 PM Re: Who makes a good 3-gun belt? [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
Why would someone carry three handguns?


Because they can. cheers Just Couldn't resist.
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