I’m usually a nylon belt kind of guy. I have several leather belts of varying quality, but nothing that I can get too excited about. That is until I got my Jake Belt from Theis Holsters.
The Jake Belt is a handcrafted leather gun belt made by Tommy atÂ Theis Holsters. The belt comes in either black or brown, and is made from two layers of top grain leather. The two layersÂ are then glued together and stitched with heavy nylon thread, and secured with Chicago screws.Â The buckle is a standard but heavy duty roller style buckle that works well.
The Jake Belt is named after Tommy’s three year old grandson Jake, who helps him out in the shop. All holsters and belts are handcrafted by Tommy, and of course with Jake’s help. If that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is!
There’s no doubt that a good gun belt makes a good holster great. If you’ve been using a belt that isn’t designed to carry the weight of a holster, then you’re really missing out on a lot of comfort. Not to mention that your gear is going to sag and your belt is going to quickly wear out.
The Jake Belt is a great concealed carry belt. It’s very thick and vertically stiff, meaning it carries your holster(s) extremely well, and it also looks great doing it. It doesn’t scream “GUN!” the way some of my nylon belts do (not that my nylon belts are going anywhere haha), which is a good thing.
Quality and Value
The Jake Belt quality, like that ofÂ Tommy’s concealed carry holsters, is excellent. At the time of writing, you could buy a Jake Belt for under $70 for up to a 49″ belt (larger sizes available). That puts the cost on par with other quality leather gun belts.
If you don’t have a concealed carry belt, or you’re looking for a new one, take a look at the Jake Belt. It’s extremely well made, has a two week money back guarantee, looks great, and is very comfortable.
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