I’ve had my leather Kore belts for 2-3 years now, maybe more. I bought two (black & brown) of the heavier reinforced belts that they advertise can be used as a gun belt. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to wear them lately because I had lost a lot of weight at the time, and had trimmed them to length, and I am heavier now. Then fairly recently, I purchased one of their “tactical” gun belts. It is somewhat thicker and stiffer than their dressy gunbelt.....and consequently less comfortable.....but it does work well. They advertise it as “2x stiffer” than their regular gun belt. BUT, given a comparison between it and my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt, it’s my impression that the latter is the better belt. The Kore tactical belt is simply one of their regular gun belts, with an added layer or two of tan nylon webbing glued and sewn at the edges to the rest of the belt. It uses the same “track” system on the back of it to retain itself, and the same kind of buckles as the other belts. I’ve owned my Wilderness Tactical belt for 10 years or more, and it has held up very well. The jury is still out on whether or not the Kore Essentials tactical belt will last that long.cs1021 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:56 pmThe Annoyed Man wrote: ↑Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:14 pmMy 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.WildBill wrote:I was happy with my Kore belt for a couple years, but recently it has started to deteriorate.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.
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.
I keep coming back to my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt.
Out of curiosity, were you using their actual "gun" belt or their regular 'fashion' belt?
My biggest problem with belts is weight fluctuation - my own, not the belt’s. I’ve gained weight lately and “outgrown” my WT belt (and the previously mentioned leather Kore belts), and I bought the Kore tactical belt as an interim solution until I can get my weight back down to where the WT belt fits better.
I don’t know about y’all, but over the years, I found gun belts to be like holsters, and in the quest to find the perfect one, I’ve purchased more of them than I actually use regularly. But the ONE belt I’ve continued to use regularly as the others come and go is my Wilderness Tactical Instructor’s Belt: http://www.thewilderness.com/belts/#bottom.