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Kore Belt

Postby Tex1961 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:39 am

I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby WildBill » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am

Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.
The leather has seperated from the base material and is shredding. Recently the buckle clamp
will not keep a firm grip on the belt and it has slipped out a few times. I have stopped wearing
the belt and do not know if I will order a replacement.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby skeathley » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:41 am

I have only had mine a few months, but am very happy with it. Besides holding the weight of the gun firmly, it also gives my back good support.

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Re: Kore Belt

Postby oljames3 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:48 am

Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I've had my two Kore Essentials belts for a year with no issues. My younger brother received his last week and it seems to be a little thicker than mine.

These are the only belts I wear. I carry my S&W M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch openly in a Safariland ALS holster with two extra magazines and other things. One of my belts is black and the other is brown. I wear the black one primarily. I wore the brown one so rarely that I gave it to my father.

This picture shows my EDC on the brown belt.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:14 pm

WildBill wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.
The leather has seperated from the base material and is shredding. Recently the buckle clamp
will not keep a firm grip on the belt and it has slipped out a few times. I have stopped wearing
the belt and do not know if I will order a replacement.

My experience parallels WildBill’s. They are an affordable alternative, and getting the proper fit is easy, but they’re not as indestructible as a heavy gunbelt.

I keep coming back to my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby Take Down Sicko » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:06 pm

I also have two kore essential gun belts. Both have held up very well over the two years that iv had them. Only scratch i have is on the black belt from when i leaned against a brick wall one day. Its very convenient when i have to adjust it on the fly. :mrgreen:

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Re: Kore Belt

Postby WildBill » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:05 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
WildBill wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.
The leather has seperated from the base material and is shredding. Recently the buckle clamp
will not keep a firm grip on the belt and it has slipped out a few times. I have stopped wearing
the belt and do not know if I will order a replacement.

My experience parallels WildBill’s. They are an affordable alternative, and getting the proper fit is easy, but they’re not as indestructible as a heavy gunbelt.

I keep coming back to my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt.

I like my Wilderness Tactical Instructor's Belts, but I have lost pounds and inches so they don't fit.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 am

WildBill wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
WildBill wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.
The leather has seperated from the base material and is shredding. Recently the buckle clamp
will not keep a firm grip on the belt and it has slipped out a few times. I have stopped wearing
the belt and do not know if I will order a replacement.

My experience parallels WildBill’s. They are an affordable alternative, and getting the proper fit is easy, but they’re not as indestructible as a heavy gunbelt.

I keep coming back to my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt.

I like my Wilderness Tactical Instructor's Belts, but I have lost pounds and inches so they don't fit.

Wilderness Tactical actually has a program where you can send them the old belt buckle and save the price on a new belt; or you can send them the old belt and buckle and they can cut it to length and attach new Velcro, and save you money that way. There’s information somewhere on their website about that. I guess I’m “lucky”, in that I own three of them, and they are at different lengths due to my own weight loss/gain/loss/gain journey.
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:59 pm

Just got the belt in today.. And very impressed with the quality and ease of use adjusting it. Really appreciate all of the responses..
Beware of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Re: Kore Belt

Postby Take Down Sicko » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:51 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Just got the belt in today.. And very impressed with the quality and ease of use adjusting it. Really appreciate all of the responses..


Be sure you dont cut it too short. Better to cut it a little at a time until you get it just right.


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Re: Kore Belt

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:56 pm

Take Down Sicko wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:Just got the belt in today.. And very impressed with the quality and ease of use adjusting it. Really appreciate all of the responses..


Be sure you dont cut it too short. Better to cut it a little at a time until you get it just right.


I started at 2 inches... And glad I did after I put my IWB holster on... I probably could cut another inch or so off, but we'll see how the diet goes...
Beware of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Re: Kore Belt

Postby WildBill » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:57 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
WildBill wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
WildBill wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.
The leather has seperated from the base material and is shredding. Recently the buckle clamp
will not keep a firm grip on the belt and it has slipped out a few times. I have stopped wearing
the belt and do not know if I will order a replacement.

My experience parallels WildBill’s. They are an affordable alternative, and getting the proper fit is easy, but they’re not as indestructible as a heavy gunbelt.

I keep coming back to my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt.

I like my Wilderness Tactical Instructor's Belts, but I have lost pounds and inches so they don't fit.

Wilderness Tactical actually has a program where you can send them the old belt buckle and save the price on a new belt; or you can send them the old belt and buckle and they can cut it to length and attach new Velcro, and save you money that way. There’s information somewhere on their website about that. I guess I’m “lucky”, in that I own three of them, and they are at different lengths due to my own weight loss/gain/loss/gain journey.

I have three of them, all the same size. :cryin
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby Grundy1133 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:40 am

I have a bigfoot gun belt with a steel core insert. I love it. I actually need to punch more holes in it... Im starting to lose weight and need more holes. i wonder how im gonna punch thru that steel insert tho... lol
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Re: Kore Belt

Postby bblhd672 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:53 am

oljames3 wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I've had my two Kore Essentials belts for a year with no issues. My younger brother received his last week and it seems to be a little thicker than mine.

These are the only belts I wear. I carry my S&W M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch openly in a Safariland ALS holster with two extra magazines and other things. One of my belts is black and the other is brown. I wear the black one primarily. I wore the brown one so rarely that I gave it to my father.

This picture shows my EDC on the brown belt.
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Do you were that rig as your pants belt too or over your pants belt as a gun belt only?

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Re: Kore Belt

Postby oljames3 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:16 am

The picture below shows my every day carry. I wear the Kore Essentials gun belt as my pants belt, not as a duty belt. In this picture, I wanted to show the belt I use to hold my pants up and how I position the gear I carry daily. I find the Kore belt to be effective in carrying my EDC gear. The belt cost me $60. It is about 1/4" thick. Two layers of leather with reinforcing in the middle. For me, the price is right for the support and durability I get from the belt.

bblhd672 wrote:
oljames3 wrote:
Tex1961 wrote:I just ordered a Kore belt and am anxiously awaiting for it to arrive. My chose was based mostly on the positive posts on the forum. So, are all of you Kore belt owners still happy with your purchase and have they held up well for you?

I got tired of switching between the to tight and to loose holes in my old belt.

I've had my two Kore Essentials belts for a year with no issues. My younger brother received his last week and it seems to be a little thicker than mine.

These are the only belts I wear. I carry my S&W M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch openly in a Safariland ALS holster with two extra magazines and other things. One of my belts is black and the other is brown. I wear the black one primarily. I wore the brown one so rarely that I gave it to my father.

This picture shows my EDC on the brown belt.
Image


Do you were that rig as your pants belt too or over your pants belt as a gun belt only?
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