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Article: Complete Battle Belt Setup Guide: How to Set Up Your Battle Belt

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Complete Battle Belt Setup Guide: How to Set Up Your Battle Belt



Belts are the starting point for a great day at the shooting range or hunting land. They're responsible for carrying everything you need, from a holster with your gun, lights to help you see, ammunition when you need a quick reload and much more. As a result, belts carry a ton of weight, so it's important to purchase a sturdy belt that you won't have to worry about after you strap it on.

Selecting the right belt and setting it up correctly is crucial to staying safe and ensuring that everything functions as it should. Need help purchasing your first battle belt, or want to learn how to make better use of a great battle belt you already own? Learn from the experts at Nexbelt and use our complete battle belt setup guide to make the most of your trusty belt.


These belts go by many names: range belts, war belts, gun belts and battle belts. Whatever you call them, they all form the starting point for carrying your necessities for a day of shooting. Battle belts and belts that serve the same purpose are important for keeping all your tools at the ready, so you don't need to waste time and attention digging through a bag. They help save time reloading, too, by keeping your magazines within reach at all times.


The first step in setting up your battle belt is making sure you have the best gear. This includes the accessories you intend to wear, but it starts with the belt itself. As you're shopping for the right belt to accompany you on your adventures, keep the following items in mind:

  • Your battle belt should be as tough as you are. Belts should be made of heavy-duty materials that won't deteriorate over time, rip, tear, or shred. Nylon is the best material for this purpose, but leather gun belts are a popular choice as well.
  • The belt should be able to carry the weight of your items without feeling heavy on your back or torso.
  • The belt should also be able to support a holster without rolling under, which is the primary purpose of a battle belt.
  • The belt should be made in a way that it won't constantly need to be straightened or readjusted on your body. Your belt shouldn't swivel around every minute, distracting you from your goals and missions of the day.


Once you have a proper battle belt, you're ready for the battle belt setup. The goal of your gun belt setup is to have a convenient and comfortable way to carry your gun. As such, you will want to find a good place to attach the holster.

Your belt should be accommodating to a sturdy holster and mounting system or hanger system. It's a great idea to select a mounting system that allows you to trade out different holsters. This is an especially important point to look for if you're shooting with multiple guns.


If you've selected a sturdy gun belt, you should be able to carry plenty of magazines and ammunition so you won't constantly have to be reaching around yourself trying to reload. A great gun belt means more time shooting and less time reloading!

Carrying two or three pistol magazines and another two carbine magazines is a sweet spot for many gun enthusiasts without overburdening themselves. The right combination where you've got plenty on you, but you're not overly loaded down, particularly when you move or shoot. The amount of ammo you'll carry depends on your personal preference.

Make sure to carry your pistol bullets in a way that they're facing toward the buckle of your belt, which in most cases will be the middle of your body. This will make reloading even quicker and easier, besides reducing the risk of your arm catching on your clothing as you reload.

On the other hand, a rifle magazine should be stored on the belt in the opposite direction. The bullets should be pointing the other way, or away from the belt buckle.


There are many other items you may want to carry on your battle belt, and what you decide to pack that day depends on your personal preference. Here are some crowd favorites:

  • Holster
  • Lights and optics
  • Medical kits
  • Mag pouches
  • Dump pouch
  • Water bottles


Need help finding the best belt to complete your tactical belt setup? Never compromise on a battle belt. Get the best there is with Nexbelt's Titan BD Black PreciseFit™ EDC Belt.

The Titan belt is made with granite black, powder-coated textured nylon for better wear resistance. It also features nylon straps that are made from a super-high-density microfiber material that is an advanced composite of ultra-fine polyester fibers. This allows the stiffness required for holstering your protection device and is a perfect concealed carry solution. The belt's clasp has 2 set screws to give a more reliable hold than just a clasp alone, one of the best features of our Nexbelt products.

The belt is constructed using stainless steel set screws designed with resilience in mind. The Titan EDC belt is the perfect size for an avid sportsman and sits at 1 and a half inches and can fit up to a 50-inch waist.

Step up your game today with a Nexbelt Titan BD Black PreciseFit™ EDC Belt and see what you've been missing in your war belt setup.


Want to learn more about our tactical belts? Nexbelt has you covered. These battle belts have been voted the best in the industry by users. Check out this review of the Nexbelt EDC Titan Black Nylon Gun Tactical Ratchet Belt:

"The Nextbelt EDC Titan Black is a nylon tactical belt that utilizes the traditional ratcheting buckle mechanism most gun owners have possibly used in the past. The gun belt is designed for up to a 50-inch waist but is easily adjusted for people with lower waist sizes.

The straps are just ¼th of an inch, making them quick and easy to strap on and take off. In our experience, it is more comfortable compared to the traditional buckle and pin you'll find on most gun belts.

Unlike other nylon belts we've reviewed and used in the past, The EDC Titan uses high-density microfiber material, which feels premium and durable. The added stiffness, as a result, makes it possible to tuck a gun under your shirt or holster one on the side."

You can watch a video review from another happy EDC Titan gun belt user here. He noted some of the pros of the "best EDC belt so far" as:

  • Easy to put on and take off thanks to the well-designed ratcheting buckle mechanism
  • The nylon straps feel comfortable despite their rigidity
  • Feels premium
  • A well-built, durable belt

Order your EDC Titan gun belt today, or contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you complete your battle belt setup when you order from Nexbelt.

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