From the Country to the Hood with a 100-Year Belt: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Jonathan Bodiford, a warehouse manager in Godley, Texas sends his “From the Country to the Hood” ensemble.

He writes:

I drive from a rural area into South Dallas for work. It is around an hour drive both ways. I need my gear to be able to work in both settings.

He packs a SIG P320…  a lot of gun.  With a Streamlight TLR-HL weaponlight.  And an extra magazine.  Maybe that’s for the “hood” part of his travels.

And check out that unusual Nitecore TUP flashlight.  Seems a little higher tech than I want/need in a light, but I’d be interested in hearing how well it works.

I looked at that belt and thought it was a department store belt that had a couple of weeks’ wear.  You know, the ones that start out looking nice and if you try to carry a gun and stuff with them, they look bad at the end of week one and start self-disassembling by the end of week two.  (That’s a fancy way to say “fall apart.”)

However, it’s a Hanks Legend belt warranted for 100 years.  That’s an impressive warranty.  I’ll just say that.

How many of you have bought a belt that didn’t hold up to the rigors of carrying a gun on your belt?  Lord knows I tried going cheap.  Once.


  1. avatar daveinwyo says:

    Nice load out.
    Belt? Build my own. Current one is 15 yr. old.

  2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Rural or urban, I don’t differentiate. I carry what I carry. Except when I’m more than a tank of gas from home. Then it’s an Eagle Discreet Carry Bag w/rifle, four cell chest pouch, etc. When it comes to belts I never compromised. I have old Safariland and Galco. Newer (lol) Kramer, Wilson Combat, Milt Sparks, El Paso Saddlery, etc. Also don’t understand how that asswipe shot himself hitching his pants up. (See previous.) Never hitch my pants up unless I just took a dump.

  3. avatar SoCalJack says:

    Great EDC loadout. Off topic, but Mr. Bodiford’s beard is epic, puts mine to shame.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      Yours isn’t bad, Jack…

    2. avatar Jon Bodiford says:

      Thank you

  4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    Looks good to me…

    Anyways, saw this :

    What do you call a guitar that’s also a fully functional shotgun?

    This –

  5. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I’ve owned a bunch o belts. El Paso saddlery and Galco are my favorites of gun toting.

    I’ve my current Galco about 7 years. Sweat is what usually does em in.

    Working in the summer imhave to rotate belts to let one dry out. This current Galco has held up the best. Still thick and pretty stiff.

  6. avatar Dan W says:

    Might as well go to a full length slide if you’re going to have the light sticking past it anyway.

  7. avatar Rokurota says:

    Hank’s Belts are top notch. Anyone tried one of the Kore Essentials ratchet gun belts?

    1. avatar Cole Dashit says:

      I just started wearing a Kore belt & I like it. Had to replace my 1 yr old Hank’s belt (after loosing 50 lbs on chemo & cancer surgery) because holes that are 1″ apart just wasn’t making it for me. Kore ratchets adjust 1/4″ for each click. Web belt is VERY stiff but very comfortable.

  8. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

    The flashlight interests me. 1000 lumens on high? The question is how it is actuated. Does it start on high?

  9. avatar Hannibal says:

    I usually use nylon belts but have a good leather gunbelt and a few… not good ones. I expect the department store belts to last a couple years with occasional holster carry when paired with a suit. I expect the thick simply rugged belt (I think that’s where I got it) to last many years carrying a heavy revolver.

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