I'm looking at that elephant/bullhide belt, and it is beautiful, but it isn't as thin as the Kore Essentials belt, which in thinness is more like a business/dress belt. But it has an internal polymer reinforcement which makes it plenty stiff enough. Mine will support the weight of my Glock 17 with a 19 round mag, plus two spare 19 round mags on the off side. It has NO trouble supporting the weight of a G19 and one spare mag. I verified with them directly by phone and email that it would support the weight before ordering. They guaranteed it. So far they are fine. The only reason I have four of them is that I cut down my original two - a brown one and a black one - after I had lost a ton of weight, then I had put a few of those pounds back on, and the belts were too tight to wear. I shouldn't have cut them down as much as I did, so I ordered two more until I got that weight back off. Once I do, I'll just store the newer ones until I wear out the older ones. But those 4 belts together cost about the same as your elephant/bullhide belt. Man that thing looks sweet, but I've made my bed and have to sleep in it. Maybe some time down the road......Abraham wrote:apvonkanel,
The last gun belt I had "The Beltman" make for me is the thinnest gun belt I've owned. Made of elephant and bullhide.
From their website: "During construction the elephant hide is laminated to a 9 oz. strap of bull hide with the internal stiffener included (no charge). The belt is then edged to our very high standards. The end result is a belt that looks great, is virtually abrasion-proof, and stiff enough to be a world class gunbelt. With the woven polyester stiffener already included, this may be the finest gun belt on the planet!"
I've had it for two years now and it still looks brand new.
It's a bit pricey, but you'll never wear out this belt and along with durability it's beautiful.
Visit their site and look them over. For reasons I can't explain, they don't look as thin in their photos, but they really are quite thin.
What my belt looks like:
What your belt looks like: