This is a product review, but first, let me throw out a few thoughts on the front end. The outlook I take into any product demo is one that aligns with the premise of this site: What does the product do for a new or relatively new gun owner?
In a previous article that covered gear in general, I mentioned the importance of a belt that can support the weight of a carry pistol. It’s also important that a belt used for this purpose be able to withstand the rigors of drawing and holstering a handgun.
That’s all true, right? However, the purpose of a belt, first and foremost, is to hold up one’s trousers. Anson Belt and Buckle don’t represent themselves specifically as a gun belt company. And that also aligns with the purpose of this site: we’re untactical!
Anson make what I refer to as a ratchet belt; that is, a belt without holes. Apparently, this isn’t a new concept. However, like the Ferree family before me, I have somehow managed to live my life unaware that there was such a thing as a ratchet belt. Having said that, I did attend military school and spend more than nine years in the U.S. Air Force, so I’m very familiar with web belts that are cut and sized to use with a small metal buckle with a clamp and clip.
The Anson belt and buckle system is very much like that, only updated and improved.
Let’s get to the review!