All versions of this belt are of supreme dress belt quality in both appearance and build. Our comfort and quality levels are unsurpassed. Please review the Stiffness Level descriptions below.
Non Reinforced - This is a dual layer belt of approximately 7/32" thickness (just under 1/4"). We use 6 - 7 oz. drum dyed leather for the front and 6 - 7 oz. full grain leather for the liner. We call it Limited Carry because is it specifically designed for compact and sub compact pistols carried in a dual belt clip, IWB Hybrid style holsters only. For full size pistols or single clip IWB holsters, please upgrade to our IWB version.
IWB Reinforced - This is a dual layer belt of approximately 1/4" thickness. This belt will easily handle any size firearm in single or double clip IWB holsters. It is also good for sub-compacts and compacts with extra magazines OWB style. We use 6 - 7 oz. drum dyed leather for the front and 6 - 7 oz. full grain leather for the liner. A 1/32" thick strip of Nylon 6/6 is hidden between the two layers of leather to eliminate the possibility of "sag" while retaining the highest comfort levels possible. You may opt for the reinforcement to extend into the sizing hole area.
OWB Reinforced - This is a dual layer belt of approximately 9/32" thickness (just over 1/4"). This is the belt designed for carrying all of your gear. We use 6 - 7 oz. drum dyed leather for the front and 6 - 7 oz. full grain leather for the liner. A 1/16" thick strip of Polypropelene is hidden between the two layers of leather to eliminate the possibility of "sag" while retaining the highest comfort levels possible. You may opt for 1/32" thick Nylon 6/6 reinforcement to extend into the sizing hole area.
Three Gun - This is a competition stiff belt, and may not be comfortable (for some) for all day wear. This is a dual layer belt of approximately 9/32" thickness (just over 1/4"). This is the belt designed for carrying all of your gear. We use 6 - 7 oz. drum dyed leather for the front and 6 - 8 oz. full grain horsehide for the liner. A 1/32" thick strip of Nylon 6/6 is hidden between the two layers of leather to eliminate the possibility of "sag". The reinforcement includes the sizing holes unless you request otherwise.
Our internal reinforcement is designed to restrict up and down movement with a minimal effect on wrap around stiffness. For a stiffer wrap around, we recommend our Three Gun stiff level with horsehide liner (also great for supporting drop-leg gear). Horsehide liners are only available for sizes up to and including size 50.
Posted by Jeff Kempf on 2nd Mar 2015
Absolutely the best gun belt I own. Look forward to doing business with you again in the future. It is truly a pleasure to do business with people who are quality conscious craftsmen.
Posted by glenn t on 2nd Mar 2015
i have other gun belts ultimate gun belt just stays up better!! i like the 3/4 spacing, nice buckle
this is my second belt(i lost weight needed a smaller belt, received in about a 1 1/2 weeks great service!!!
Posted by Doug Hill in ms on 14th Jan 2015
After talking to mike we decided for my build I needed the ultiment belt.let me tell you when it came in it was much more than I expected and I could not believe how easy it was to carry a full size 1911 with this belt. I was using a 511 instructors belt but that was a joke compared to the comfort of this belt. This belt with my brommaland iwb holster is the easiest way to carry my 1911 I have ever tried period. Can't explain how good both are you will just have to try to see. I'm glad to see people like these who care about their work and take the time to help you pick what's best for you . If in doubt go ahead and buy you won't be sorry. Thanks mike
Note from Mike - Doug actually got the Perfect Fit Belt
Posted by Tim on 18th Dec 2014
I just received my belt after returning the belt I originally ordered. I wanted changes to be made and dealing with the A Better Belt USA has been an AWESONE experience!!! I would buy another belt just so I could experience their wonderful customer service! (I can't think of another company I can say that about.)
Posted by T. on 22nd Feb 2013
I couldn't be happier with this belt; fit, stitching, velcro, color, stiffness, everything is great! Top notch service from Mike, the man was very patient with all my questions and answered all my emails promptly. Finding a good product these days can be rough, good customer service even rougher. He's got both. I've already told a few folks on base and after we get settled in at our next assignment I'll spread the word some more. Thanks again!
Posted by Muhammad,London U.K. on 6th Oct 2012
I received my belt to-day,it was worth waiting for.It really is an absolute joy to have a belt such as this.I cannot fault it in any way,it is simply superb.The quality and workmanship,are of the very highest order.Mike has given me first rate customer service,all the way,always willing to help and advise when needed.I shall be recommending this company to my friends here in the U.K.
Posted by Matt C. on 21st Mar 2012
I was afraid it was too stiff when I first got my Ultimate Belt. After two week, I either got used to it or it relaxed just a little. I wear it everyday, and I don't know how I ever lived without it! Keep up the great work guys!
Posted by M. on 21st Nov 2011
These belts are outstanding. Ordered three, two for me and one for my wife, in September. Have been wearing one of my two on a daily basis. They have worked as intended regardless of whether I am in casual dress or working hard and soaked with sweat. No stretch or give in the belt wet or dry.
Only thing better than the belts is dealing with Mike. He is great and truly focused on making the best belt possible.