Here’s the thing about a belt. You don’t really need one if your pants fit well and you don’t tuck your shirt in. But if you carry a handgun (nearly) every day, you need a good belt. And good belts are sometimes a touch expensive. The fine folks at TacShield don’t think a gun belt should break the bank, and have created the Tactical Rigger Belt as an affordable answer to your needs . . .
There’s only so much that you can really say about a belt before your eyes start to glaze over and you feel the urge to run screaming from the house. I will say this, though. I started wearing this belt on April 1 (no foolin’) and save for a dozen or so instances, I wore it every day, most of them schlepping a gun around in a few different holsters at a few different positions on my body.
Five months later, the only real wear I can find is that the very end of the belt with the non fuzzy velcro has started to curl a little bit at the end and doesn’t always stay stuck down. It appears I’ve also rubbed most of the parkerization off the buckle along the way. Other than that, it looks as new as it did the day I took it out of the package and does an admirable job of holding my pants up every day. Thanks to the thick nylon webbing, it also does a great job getting a good grip on holster clips of any variety.
Specifications: TacShield Tactical Rigger Belt
- Width: 1 – 3/4″
- Material: Double Wall Mil Spec 7,000 Pound Webbing
- Buckle: Drop Forged Steel Rigger Buckle
- Small: 30” – 34”
- Medium: 34” – 38”
- Large: 38” – 42”
- X-Large: 42” – 46”
- OD Green
- Price: $38.99 (sometimes less via Amazon)
Overall Rating * * * * *
It cinches down tight and stays where you tell it. The Velcro has held up very well to thousands of cycles of wear with only a bit of curling after five months. On top of that, it fits true to size. I ordered a medium as I wear 34″ pants. Lo, the belt fit perfectly. For the price, it really can’t be beat. Yes it screams “gun guy” but so does my “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt. May as well have a functional belt along the way.