Nylon tactical belts for everyday carry are no longer just a new fad, but a legitimate and practical material to keep your firearm where it's supposed to be, while on your waist. A while back I wrote an article titled Have You Made The Switch To a Nylon Gun Belt, where I presented the benefits of a reinforced nylon belt for everyday carry.
In that article, I highlighted a company by the name of Liberty Gun Belts that I found to be producing top quality products at a great price. Since then I have come across many other companies making similar belts, but haven't found any that I liked more.
Like I presented in the previous article, the benefits of a quality nylon tactical belt are abundant. But, I'm sure you're asking yourself: Aren't all belts the same?
Well in many ways, yes, but the differences really come down to the quality of materials, workmanship, customer service, and price point.
Let me ask you a question: What makes you buy one product when the other brand is almost identical?
Most likely it is the factors mentioned above that drive your selection. In fact, sometimes we may even pay a little more to ensure we have the best quality. So whenever I do any of my reviews, these are important factors to me, because I know they are important to you as well.
The gun belt I tested this time around is called the Everyday Tactical Gun Belt. The price point is at or below many of the comparable belts on the market, at $70. I do want to say that they also have ones priced lower than this, as well. At the time of this writing, you can order any of their belts in one of four colors (wolf gray, olive drab, coyote tan, and of course black).
Some companies have a lot more variety of colors and patterns to choose from, but if you are like me you would probably stick to one of the more basic colors, even if there were hundreds to choose from.
As you can see from the picture, I went with the coyote tan color, which, when combined with the black, looks great. I found the 1.5″ nylon to be extremely good quality and exceptionally firm. Furthermore, all of the stitching was finished really well and I didn't find any loose threads or unfinished edges.
Speaking of that stitching, this belt does not have to be trimmed. When you order your belt, you order it based on your waist size. The nylon will be sewn and the edges dressed up so they will not fray. You can then make adjustments easily by loosening or tightening the velcro strap that feeds through the buckle. This will help out after your Thanksgiving smorgasbord.
Like many other companies making nylon belts, Red Republic Tactical uses the ‘Cobra' belt buckle. As you can see in the pictures, the Cobra belt buckle is very streamlined, so it adds no bulk. Additionally, the buckle is easy to fasten and unfasten by pressing in on two tabs which are on opposite sides of the buckle.
Shipping was fast, although there is a high demand for them right now, and the lead time is about 2 weeks. During my time speaking to Mike Davis, I got the impression that he definitely takes pride in his company and wants to make sure the customer is satisfied with the end result.
In fact, Mike is currently designing a completely new nylon belt that sounds like it will be very comfortable, and I am excited to see it when it becomes available.
Overall, I was very pleased with my tactical belt from this company. I have been wearing it nearly every day for about one month, and I have absolutely no complaints. It definitely passed my quality control test and, even better, the customer service was great.
If you have been thinking about transitioning to a nylon gun belt for everyday carry, you won't regret getting one from Red Republic Tactical.
What kind of belt do you carry? Is it nylon? Or is it a leather gun belt like you'd find in our store? Let us know in the comments below.