MOLLE Gun Belts Overview and Reviews
A Molle Gun Belt is a belt that will attach to your tactical vest, or other personal protective device. This type of attachment allows the user to keep their handgun close at hand, and ready for instant use. There are many different manufacturers, styles, and colors available to suit your personal needs.
There are three types of Molle Tactical Belts. These consist of nylon webbing, reflective nylon, and heavy duty polyester. They are all modular, meaning they can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. The following is a brief overview of each style and the differences between them.
Nylon Webbing: These are full grain leather pads that offer flexibility and durability. The webbing is attached to the belt with velcro, or other attachment hardware. Nylon belts are often used for concealed carry, because they offer a high amount of strength. Nylon is also resistant to moisture, stain, and even wear and tear. Many models have an included D rings which allow the wearer to attach a compact tactical Laser Range Finder, red dot, or laser pointer.
Reflective Nylon: These models are similar to the nylon belt, offering the same attributes. However, they feature a reflective surface, making it much more visible to the casual observer. This makes it a popular option for concealment, while still offering the ease of putting on a laser pointer or a red dot sight if needed. These gun belts can be adjusted from full grain leather to synthetic nylon. Both offer high strength, and durability. Like the nylon, most models include an attached D rings.
Black Cotton Webbing: These are full grain, black nylon strips that offer both concealment and rigidity. These can be attached to the belt using a Velcro strap, or as a separate belt piece. Like the nylon, these also have an attached D rings. The use of black color in this type of Molle webbing is intended for concealment, while providing increased rigidity for use during close quarter combat situations.
Tactical Pants Size 10: This is one of the oldest, but still popular gun accessory. They come in black or desert tan, and use the same full grain leather for comfort as the larger tactical belt styles. This style is one of the most reliable when it comes to holding onto a pistol in a tight position. Like all Molle products, this is also resistant to moisture, stain, and wear and tear.
IWB Pro: This style incorporates both the padded waist belt and the iwb ixtra webbing. It uses an advanced tension control system, which allows you to adjust the waist belt for length and comfort. You also have the option of using either IWB ixtra webbing (for heavier guns) or the regular nylon ones. While it does not contain the padded back, you do get a heavy duty abrasion resistant material.
CCW Leather Gun Belts: If you like the idea of a more traditional feel, then Molle has just the belt for you. Unlike other concealment gun belts that use bulky, bulkier materials, CCW leather gun belts are very comfortable and light weight. They are often coated with cowhide or suede to make them even more attractive and hard-wearing. CCW leather gun belts are very popular in the US military, and can be found in many different styles. You can find something that will blend well with your everyday wardrobe.
iwb Concealed Carry: This style is similar to the CCW style, but incorporates a concealed clip instead of the belt buckle. This belt clip can either be carried on your belt, or be attached to a pouches or zippered lining. These look very much like the MOLLE pattern found on many everyday bags and are becoming extremely popular with special operations forces. In addition to the belt clips, iwb also offers an iwb Concealed Carry CCW with an iwb modular accessory kit.
IWB: This style incorporates both the traditional IWB style and the concealed clip found on the MOLLE/OWB Gun Belt. The belt adds a little extra protection, while the clip provides a streamlined solution for storing your gun and keeping it out of sight. This iwb is available in both black and desert tan, and can be ordered as either a regular leather iwb or an iwb combat ready iwb. It comes with an owb holster and an MOLLE compatible pouches. The iwb style is extremely popular with special operators and troops due to its relentless tactical utility.
Retractable Molle Gun Belts: This style is the same as the Iwb, but comes with an adjustable retention clip. This gives the user the ability to determine how high they want their gun held, while still having the ability to adjust it depending on the situation. Retractable iwb holsters are incredibly popular, due to their ultra-comfortable comfort and ability to provide incredible versatility in storage situations. An MOLLE compatible bow tie can be added to the device to allow for easy carrying of both guns at once.