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I'd never heard of Kore Essentials until I saw a forum thread on Sunday. After reading and watching several reviews, I ordered the Trakline belt with the X1 buckle that evening; I got it today (Wednesday).

Initial impressions: I really like it! It's going to be my new dress belt whether I'm CCing or not. However, I've just finished trying it with the three holsters I wear the most: IWB Bianchi Model 100 Professional; OWB Galco Avenger; Blackhawk SERPA w/ paddle; and the belt handled my Sig P229 (35.9 oz with loaded mag) without any problems.

 

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I've seen that. Those are neat. I have 3 gun belts. One for IWB, one for OWB, and the other one is in case I blow back up like beached whale :roll:
 

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Those look awesome...i may get one...
 

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I'd never heard of Kore Essentials until I saw a forum thread on Sunday. After reading and watching several reviews, I ordered the Trakline belt with the X1 buckle that evening; I got it today (Wednesday).

Initial impressions: I really like it! It's going to be my new dress belt whether I'm CCing or not. However, I've just finished trying it with the three holsters I wear the most: IWB Bianchi Model 100 Professional; OWB Galco Avenger; Blackhawk SERPA w/ paddle; and the belt handled my Sig P229 (35.9 oz with loaded mag) without any problems.

Checked on Amazon, and all the sellers (including Kore Essentials) display a notice that these belts are not gun belts.
How reinforced are they? Likely to bend or deform when carrying 2 - 3 pounds OWB? Adjustments in 1/10th-inch increments is a plus!
 

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Checked on Amazon, and all the sellers (including Kore Essentials) display a notice that these belts are not gun belts.
Here's a screenshot from the KORE Essentials website.

How reinforced are they? Likely to bend or deform when carrying 2 - 3 pounds OWB?
It appears to have two plastic inserts inside the leather. I haven't tried it OWB for an extended time yet.
 

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Thank for the information. The Kore web site had information about their gun belts.
I ordered one and it came in today. I cut it to length as described. Initial impression is that it is very comfortable. Especially because the belt adjusts in 1/10-inch increments. There are times when one-inch belt adjustments are not optimum for comfort.
It carries my 4 pound sidearm OWB (slider holstered) without bending.
The belt comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so I'll keep that in mind.
 

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.... I ordered one and it came in today.... Initial impression is that it is very comfortable. Especially because the belt adjusts in 1/10-inch increments....
I adjust my belt several times a day, depending on whether I'm sitting, standing, driving, etc.

It carries my 4 pound sidearm OWB (slider holstered) without bending....
Good to know; keep us updated!
 

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I got my Kore Essentials trackline belt today and good lord this is a very comfy belt! and strong too! nice thing is that i dont have to adjust it...
 

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Why? Serious question.
Well, in relation to belts with 1-inch incremental adjustments and when packing heavy metal, sometimes to achieve the tightness needed to get the belt to stay up would also cause the belt to be uncomfortably tight across the front edges of the pelvic bone. And loosening by an inch would result in the belt not being able to stay up during the course of a day while also carrying the weight.
With the Track belt, adjusting the belt a couple of clicks looser is just enough to relieve the pressure across the pelvis while still resulting in enough belt tightness so the belt doesn't eventually work it's way down on me. It makes a noticeable and comfortable difference, even more than I'd foreseen.
I actually have leather gun belts that I used to wear. When they are laid out flat, they are no longer straight. They actually curve along their length in an imprecise "S" shape. I think that's because the one-inch adjustment interval caused me to cinch the belt tight enough so that the belts were unduly stretched to get them tight enough so that they would stay up while loaded.
The gun belt version of the Track belt hasn't yet done this after two months of daily usage. And I think that it never will because the much smaller increments of adjustment allow me to get it tight enough without having to over-tighten as I'd done with belts with one-inch adjustment increments.
If it's hard to visualize the issues caused by getting a belt tight enough to carry the load, imagine if belts were made to adjust in two-inch or four-inch increments. To get such a belt tight enough to carry a load it would be almost a miracle that such a belt could be tightened enough so that it wouldn't be very terribly and horribly uncomfortable to wear. The larger the adjustment interval, the more the belt must be "cinched" to be short enough in circumference to carry the load.
 
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