gun belt - leather but w. granular adjustment?

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Re: gun belt - leather but w. granular adjustment?

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Post by WildBill » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:14 pm

RHenriksen wrote:I received my Kore belt today. So far, so good! Just wearing it w. my smaller carry pistol so far (Walther PPS). Will see how it fares w. the full sized M&P on another day.
I haven't got my yet. How is the stiffness compared to the Wilderness?
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Re: gun belt - leather but w. granular adjustment?

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Post by BulldogBorders » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:21 pm

I've had mine for several days now and so far so good. It's a nice looking belt and buckle, goes well with my jeans or dress slacks. It's pretty comfortable and being able to make quick and small adjustments is actually quite nice. Buckle release took a few tries to get used to, but it's pretty good now. Overall I'd give it a thumbs up, worth the $$ I paid for it.
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Re: gun belt - leather but w. granular adjustment?

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Post by RHenriksen » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:26 pm

WildBill wrote:
RHenriksen wrote:I received my Kore belt today. So far, so good! Just wearing it w. my smaller carry pistol so far (Walther PPS). Will see how it fares w. the full sized M&P on another day.
I haven't got my yet. How is the stiffness compared to the Wilderness?
Not as massive a presence on my waist, nor as stiff as the Wilderness; but at least for a PPS, the difference doesn't appear to affect its functionality. We'll see how it goes w. the larger/heavier pistol.
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Re: gun belt - leather but w. granular adjustment?

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Post by WildBill » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:00 pm

I have had my Kore Trakline X1 Gunbelt and Buckle for about a week.

Here are my first impressions:
First the belt is not as heavy as Beltman. Not surprising. The leather is much thinner so it is not as stiff.
The finish looks good. I will have to see how it holds up.

Second the claim that the belt fits a 24-54 inch waist is a little misleading.
In order to be worn properly, the belt must be trimmed. I had to cut off 14 inches off the end of the belt for it to work properly.
I am not certain, but I think that the trimming would prevent me from returning it for the 30 day return policy.
The belt has 10 inches of track so I don't think I would ever have to buy another belt because of losing or gaining weight.

After trimming the belt I could see the internal structure of the belt.
I noticed that the leather was about 1/16 thick and had a plastic [polyurethane] stiffener between the two layers of leather.
FYI the belt and bucket are made in China.

The buckle is a bit disappointing. The color on the website is more of a pewter color while the actual color is a darker gray.
Not a real big deal. The metal is thin, but seems to do the job.
I wish that the clamp on the trimmed end had a greater purchase on the leather, but I haven't had any issues with it slipping.
The adjustment mechanism takes a little getting used to, but it adjusts easily and stays where it is set.
I hope that doesn't change with use.

I really like the 1/4 inch adjustments. It makes at big difference being able to cinch it up in such "granular" increments.
I was really surprised how much my waist changed throughout the day and from sitting down and getting up and moving around.
I have been using it for pocket carry with my Beretta PX-4 SC and have had no issues.
I believe it will work fine for OWB with my paddle holster, but I haven't tried it yet.

All in all, it's a pretty decent belt. I don't think it will be as durable as the Beltman, but I think it was a good purchase.
Thanks to BulldogBorders and RHenriksen for the lead. :tiphat:
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