The new Regulation Tactical Glide Belt is a minimalist gun belt that lacks any kind of buckle or hardware. At first glance, it looks like a standard stiff webbing belt with inner belt but upon closer inspection, you can see that the “inner belt” is not a separate piece but rather an integrate piece of the belt that is only open at one end. This creates some interest functionality in terms of how gear is mounted on the belt. It is very simple and quite clever.
The Glide Belt is 1.5″ wide but an adapter may be purchased that quickly and easily adapts it to work with 1.75″ holsters. The best way to get a feel for how the system works is to watch the video below.
The lack of hardware keeps this belt very affordable at just $29.99.
Thanks Matt. I’ve been looking for something just like this. Placed my order and was surprised they had FREE shipping February.
That’s a pretty good deal. I didn’t know about the free shipping.
This looks perfect for my needs.
This kind of find is why I love JTT. I’ve found a lot of great products on this site, including Blackpoint Tactical holsters, Grip Stop, etc. Many of these products never see coverage on other blogs
Keep up the good work.
Well you must be skinny to buy one, as all they gave listed is small. 28 to 31”. I haven’t been a 31 since high school, back in the 60’s.I need a 34 or 36” size today.
They must have sold out on the larger sizes. I ordered a medium (32″-35″) this weekend and I recall they also had a large available. I’m not sure if they had XL.
I received my Glide Belt today and thought I’d post a few observations in case anyone is looking to buy one and comes upon this article.
First, I wear a size 34 in jeans and pants. I ordered the medium size (32’ – 35”). It fits me with about 4 inches of overlap in the front where the ends velcro to each other. I think this might be pushing it for a someone with a size 35” as there wound’t be enough overlap.
Overall, I like the bel, but there are some tradeoffs when compared to traditional “instructor” belts with a buckle.
For one, it’s more difficult to tighten the belt as much as you could with a buckle. A buckle acts as a pulley of sorts, allowing you to really crank down the belt. With the overlapping velcro ends of the Glide belt, you have to suck in your gut a little bit and pull the ends tight as you’re connecting the velcro ends. You can get it tight enough with some trying.
Overall, the belt is not as thick and beefy as other instructor style belts I’ve used. For example, while the Glide belt does appear to have some internal reinforcement, my Uncle Mikes Reinforced Instructor’s Belt (8767-1) is a lot stiffer all around.
Still, since your strong side has two layers, they combine to fairly stiff. I’m wearing it with a Garrett Industries Silent Thunder STX Champion holster for a full sized 1911. On the weak side (left), I have a LAG Tactical double pistol magazine carrier. Both items use 1.5” loops, so I don’t use the adapter. The belt holds both nicely with no sagging.
However, for those that might want to wear a pistol holster on each side, this may not be the belt for you. For one thing, you only have one layer of belt on the weak side and you aren’t able to secure a holster in the same way. I realize not too many people use a holster on each side, but thought I’d note it anyways.
As the video shows, adding and removing holsters and magazine carriers is very easy and works well. I really like the adjustability of placement for your holster.
For $30, this is good product. I like seeing small companies release innovative products.
Thanks to JTT for informing us of this belt.
Thank you for the great thoughts TiC! That type of feedback is invaluable for consumers.
I received the one I purchased as well and mirror most of what you say. It is reinforced so it is stiff enough for the purpose though not as stiff as a double layer scuba webbing belt. I have found it to be very comfortable and it works as advertised so I am thrilled with it so far (just two days). The lack of buckle adds quite a bit to the comfort level.
It would be great to see one made from scuba webbing for those prefer a stiffer belt.