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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by Take Down Sicko » Thu May 10, 2018 8:48 pm

Grundy1133 wrote: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
I would consider taking the belt some place like a Houston Shoe Hospital where they work on leather produces rather than trying to drill holes in it myself. Thats what i like about the Kore belts...no holes to worry about. Good luck to you Grundy.


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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by Wag2323 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:29 am

Grundy1133 wrote: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

The best way to resize a belt if you think you will not be gaining the weight back is to shorten it from the buckle end. I don't know how that will work with the insert.


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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by twomillenium » Fri May 11, 2018 9:10 am

I have used the two (black and brown) Kore belts for over 2 1/2 years. I made sure I ordered the reinforced gun belt. The buckle on the brown had the spring disconnect or break. I called (hoping to get a discount) and the nice young lady, said "That should not happen". Two days later I received my new buckle! Customer service is A+.
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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by cs1021 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:56 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
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.

Out of curiosity, were you using their actual "gun" belt or their regular 'fashion' belt?

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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:47 am

cs1021 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:56 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
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.

Out of curiosity, were you using their actual "gun" belt or their regular 'fashion' belt?
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.

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.
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Re: Kore Belt

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Post by Grundy1133 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Im still using my bigfoot gun belt. ive lost/gained weight but just to be sure I drilled a few extra holes in my belt to make sure it'll fit me if i ever gain a lot/lose a lot of weight. even tho it has a steel core, I just took a drill press and clamped the belt down nice and tight and SLOWLY drilled a few holes thru it. Ive never had a kore belt but i imagine all gun belts are similar. theyre rigid and sturdy and dont bend so that the can evenly support the weight of your gun. i could be wrong tho. its been known to happen. If i ever find myself in the market for another gun belt i might try a kore just so i can diversify.
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