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There’s a surfeit of gun belt options out there; way more than we could test and review (even if we dared try). So when we find those really good (or horribly bad) versions, we do our best to keep you abreast.

K Rounds’ Conceal Carry Tactical Gun Belt is a recent entrant to the market and the company’s second belt offering. Constructed of Mil-spec 4088 Type 7 nylon webbing and sealed with a COBRA-style quick release buckle, it’s available in your choice of black or tan in 1.5-inch and 1.75-inch widths.

The 1.75-inch model is nylon-reinforced, whereas the 1.5-inch version isn’t. Instead, the slimmer version is made of a heavier webbing that produces a similar degree of rigidity.

In May I began wearing the black 1.5-inch belt primarily for IWB concealed carry with an IWB spare magazine (or two). I also used it for weekly OWB carry. At the time I was extremely content with my slightly more expensive EDC COBRA buckle belt, which had proven itself reliable over the course of three years.

I figured that I’d revert back to this norm after giving the K Rounds gun belt a minimum of four weeks’ EDC use, but eight weeks later I haven’t reached for any of my previous EDC belts.

There are three primary reasons why:

• The belt has proven to provide consistent retention of my holster and weapon during carry and presentation

• The hook-and-loop closure works well – all the time

• The rounded quick-release buckle and heavy webbing feel nicer than a COBRA buckle and nylon reinforcement

As you can see above, the quick release buckle on the K Rounds belt (left in each comparison frame) is wider overall with a longer, skinnier tongue, and slightly more area to feed the belt around the retention bar. It has rounder corners and edges compared to the boxy 1.5-inch AustriAlpin COBRA buckle. A shiny, darker finish and lock indicator round-out the noticeable differences.

The COBRA buckle can support a negligible 0.2 kN (44.96 lbs.) more than the quick release buckle on the K Rounds belt (18 kN vs. 17.8 kN). With those ratings of over 4,000 lbs each, everything else on the belt will surely fail before the buckle does.

Wearing the belt requires the same process as most COBRA buckle EDC belts. Leaving the  buckle locked, separate the hook-and-loop, feed the belt out of the male end of the buckle, then through the belt loops on your pants / shorts. If you wear any closed-loop items on your belt, you’ll want to take care to feed the belt through them at the appropriate spot on your belt line. Once through all loops, simply bring the belt back through the male end of the buckle, pull tight, and secure the tail of the belt using the hook-and-loop.

Like nearly all K Rounds products, the very fairly-priced Conceal Carry Tactical Gun Belt is backed by a lifetime warranty and excellent customer service. If you want a custom version of the belt, they can do that, too. In fact, I had a chance to “tour” the senior craftsman’s “office” and it (as well as his catalog and custom work) certainly reflects the high level of skill he has developed through five decades of professional work.

The K Rounds Conceal Carry Tactical Gun Belt will be my EDC belt for the foreseeable future. It serves its purpose with reliability and excellence, doesn’t break the bank, and is very comfortable. If you’re searching for a new quick release buckle EDC belt, give this one a good look.

Last but not least, the folks at K Rounds have extended TTAG readers a 10% discount. What’s more, it’s an all-inclusive “forever” code, applicable to all items on their website with no limit on the number of orders (code not applicable for custom orders). Simply enter “TTAG01” at checkout for your never-ending discount on belts, bags, holsters, and more.

NOTE: Neither TTAG nor any of its writers receive any compensation or “kickback” related to this coupon code. 

SPECIFICATIONS: K Rounds Conceal Carry Tactical Gun Belt

Price as reviewed (1.5-inch, black): $59.99 MSRP ($53.99 with above code)
Sizes (width): 1.5-inch (buckle 2 inches wide) & 1.75-inch (buckle 2.25 inches wide)
Sizes (length): S (30″-34″), M (34″-38″), L (38″-42″), XL (42″-46″)
Belt colors: Black or Tan (both with black buckle)

RATINGS (out of five stars):

Design & Sizing: * * * * *
Simple design utilizing durable materials and finished with quality stitching. Sizing is true. The pull tab at the end of the belt is dog-eared and stays flat against the belt.

Quality: * * * * *
Not a fancy belt, a quality belt; hand-made in the USA. The webbing and thread are domestically-produced. The buckle engages and disengages very smoothly, yet holds firmly when locked. Backed by a lifetime warranty.

Durability: * * * * *
Even with sixty days (and counting) of greater-than-average use, this belt is holding up better than almost any I’ve used. The buckle is rated for 3,300 lbs. (the webbing much less, of course). The hook-and-loop tail closure stays fastened and picks up very minimal “junk,” like lint, thread, and hair.

Overall: * * * * *
A rock-solid alternative to a true COBRA buckle EDC belt, the K Rounds Conceal Carry Tactical Gun Belt performs reliably day after day. Priced right, made in the US and backed by great customer service, this belt leaves little else to be desired.

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  1. Dang. That’s pretty sweet of them to offer that discount. The belt looks gtg. I’ll add it to my wishlist.

  2. For those shopping for belts, I’ve tried MANY and once I found the Bigfoot gun belts, I was done. They are insanely good.

  3. OT, but what’s your radio? Amateur license or part of a department/organization?

    • That particular HT (Yaesu VX-8DR) is my personal radio that I use frequently when supporting government initiatives. It’s small, very durable, monitors two channels simultaneously, has GPS/APRS enabled, and the battery lasts forever. I’m usually just working with VHF/UHF and Simplex frequencies with that one. If I need to get on a PD/GOV band there’s another HT for that 😉

  4. The webbing could possibly be rated at a higher strength than the buckle. Nylon webbing at 1.5″ width can be rated as high as 20 kN (4500 lbf).

  5. If I was a cop or a security guard I might be tempted. Otherwise this belt just screams that you are carrying.

    • I can understand why having to thread the belt on and off may be a barrier to some folks. However, many people thread items onto their belt (multi-tool, holster, key hook, etc.) so the buckle has to come off anyway. Thank goodness there are options!

      That said, it is possible to push the K Rounds belt buckle through the loops of most of my pants and shorts – the buckle is only about 1/16″ wider than the COBRA – and that’s just in one particular spot. Personally, I don’t like putting buckles through loops because I’ve found that it only wears the loops out more quickly.

    • Libertarian…everything K Rounds makes can be custom-ordered or customized. They can make nearly any size belt. Give them a call, mention the article and discount code and see what they say!

  6. What is that holster and spare mag carrier for the Sig? I can’t quite make out the logo.

    • They are Ultimate Holsters gear. The holster is the Cloud Tuck Rapid Holster with their older carbon fiber finish (the new pattern is even better) and the mag carrier is just called the “IWB Spare Mag Pouch.” They also have a really impressive leather grain finish.

      I’ve been testing their gear for several months…I hate to spoil the upcoming reviews, so for now I’ll say just say that I look forward to putting the holster on every day – the P238 holster is by far the best IWB holster I’ve had for that pistol.

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