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Best Gun Belts for Women of 2023 [CCW & Range]

We walk you through some of our top recommendations for concealed carry and range belts for women...as recommended by the women of PPT.

    Before carrying concealed, I hadn’t worn a belt in over a decade. The thought of wearing a stiff gun belt made me cringe, and I tried to get away without it for a while.

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    Belts, belts, and more belts.

    Ultimately, I learned that a good belt makes all the difference in concealment, and I went on the hunt for female-friendly options.

    Today, we’re going to dive into gun belts, talk about why you need one, and then run through some of our favorite models for concealed carry and the range.

    Keep reading!

    Summary of Our Top Picks

    1. Best Leather CCW Belt

      Crossbreed Ladies Reversible Carry Belt

      Low profile buckle, dressier look so great for business or business casual outfits

    2. Editor's Pick Nylon Belt

      Kore Essentials X8 Tactical Gun Belt

      Nylon brings a flexible design that works well with hips

    3. Editor's Pick

      NexBelt Frances EDC Belt

      Uses a ratchet system to offer versatility in sizing

    4. Editor's Pick Range Belt

      Nexbelt Supreme Appendix Carry Belt

      Comfortable and easy to wear all day at the range

    5. Best Battle Belt

      Kore B1 Battle Belt

      If you need something heavy duty, the NexBelt delivers with enough rigidity to carry mags and your gun

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    Why You Should Trust Us

    Elizabeth Bienas is a freelance writer who creates social media and blog content focused on women’s concealed carry. She has been shooting for 15 years and concealed carrying for nearly 10.

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    Elizabeth loves helping women find what works best for them!

    Elizabeth uses her experiences to create content designed to help women find what works best for them for defense.

    Why You Need a Gun Belt

    Regular belts have only one job: to hold up your pants. Gun belts need to hold up your pants, plus a holster, gun, and maybe an extra magazine or two.

    That’s a lot of added weight, depending on your setup.

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    Because of the extra weight, gun belts are much sturdier than regular belts. They’re usually reinforced throughout the middle, so they don’t bend, warp, or stretch over time.

    The structure of a gun belt also keeps your holster and firearm tight to your body which is essential for concealment and drawing. You don’t want anything that allows your setup to sag or tilt away from your body.

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    Belt loops + strechy pants = a match made in heaven.

    My criteria for a gun belt is to be as light and thin as possible while still sturdy. I want the material to hold up my gun but also flex and fit my body — and bonus points if it’s cute.

    Let’s look at some gun belts that work for a woman’s figure and lifestyle.

    Best Concealed Carry Belts for Women

    1. Crossbreed Ladies Reversible Carry Belt

    The Ladies Reversible Belt from Crossbreed Holsters is a great choice because it looks like something you’d buy at the mall.

    Plus, it has a brown and black side so you can wear it with many outfits.

    Crossbreed Ladies Reversible belt

    It’s made of top-grade leather that’s fully lined, so it won’t stretch out or bend like typical leather belts. The buckle is low profile and doesn’t give the dreaded “buckle bulge.” Crossbreed also spaced the holes ¾ inches apart to make the sizing more female-friendly.

    The only downside is that it’s a 1.25 inches width belt, and the standard holster clip is 1.5 inches, so there may be some wiggle room.

    Overall, this style is a step from the tactical-looking nylon belts.

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    2. Mastermind Tactics Specialist Belt

    The Mastermind Tactics Specialist Belt has been my everyday belt for the past three years. It’s lightweight, which matters if you’re not used to wearing belts.

    The material is rigid but flexible, so it sits tightly to your body and doesn’t create the gaps that many overly stiff gun belts do.

    Mastermind Womens Belt
    Mastermind Tactics Specialist Belt

    My favorite part is the low-profile buckle. It’s solid steel, so it holds up over time, but it’s almost non-existent. The buckle is light and doesn’t get in the way of your holster clips.

    The Velcro closures make it easy to adjust on the fly. One of the cons of Velcro is that it tends to wear out, but Mastermind Tactics uses a high lifecycle loop. After three years of regular use, mine is still in great shape.

    This is truly a no-frills belt, but it works. It’s not cute, so I only wear it when I know it will stay covered. Nylon gun belts are a dead giveaway that you’re carrying, and I prefer to fly under the radar.

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    3. Kore Essentials X8 Tactical Gun Belt

    The Kore Essentials X8 Tactical Gun Belt is a nylon belt with a bit of flair. It has a modern-looking buckle and could pass for a regular belt if you prefer to tuck your shirt in.

    If tactical chic is a thing, the X8 fits right in.

    Kor X8

    The X8 uses Kore’s easy-to-adjust ratcheting system. You can get over 40 sizing positions in increments of ¼ inch.

    It’s really nice to be able to adjust your belt while sitting, driving, and moving around.

    Kore offers several buckle options in different finishes that can easily be swapped.

    They also make nice leather belts in several different finishes depending on your style.

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    4. NexBelt Frances EDC Belt

    The Frances by NexBelt is perfect for the office or any event where you need to dress up a bit.

    It comes in black or brown leather and has a nice-looking buckle. The inside of this belt is nylon, so sweat won’t penetrate through and damage the leather.

    NexBelt Frances

    NexBelt uses a ratcheting closure system that comes in handy for things like using public restrooms.

    You never have to undo your belt completely. Just let out the slack enough to lower your pants, and your holster stays in place.

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    5. NexBelt Supreme Appendix

    While technically an appendix belt, the Supreme can also be used with outside-the-waistband (OWB) holsters.

    It’s very rigid and sturdy, holding your holster, firearm, and a few extra magazines.

    Nexbelt Supreme Womens Belt
    Nexbelt Supreme

    This option is great for a very minimal range setup, whether training IWB or OWB.

    Try a battle belt if you want to carry more gear on your belt, like extra ammo and a medical kit.

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    6. Kore Essentials B1 Battle Belt

    If you train at an outdoor range, having a battle belt is nice because you can carry many things.

    The B1 Battle Belt can accommodate up to 20 pounds of gear, so you can load it up with dump pouches, magazine carriers, and more.

    Kor B1 Battle Belt

    Battle belts have a Velcro-faced inner belt that feeds through your belt loops. The outer belt attaches to the Velcro, making it easy to take on and off.

    This one by Kore uses a micro-ratcheting system that’s female-friendly and easy to adjust.

    Remember, Pew Pew Tactical readers get 10% off at Kor with code PEWPEWTACTICAL.

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    Final Thoughts

    A good gun belt makes all the difference for concealed carry and training. If you’re struggling with printing or comfort, try one of the belts suggested above.

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    Our Editor-in-Chief sporting a NexBelt.

    And don’t forget; you might need a few options for different types of outfits.

    What’s your go-to gun belt? Let us know in the comments below! For more on female-specific concealed carry, check out the Best Carry Gear for Women, or head over to our Women’s Guide to Guns!

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      Ladies I bought my wife the Kore X8 nickel buckle with the black buffalo leather belt to celebrate her getting her ccw permit and she loves it. It does look great with jeans and very

      August 16, 2023 12:54 pm
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