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I have used DAA regular belt before, and recently switched to the DAA premium version.  However, after only a year of usage, the outer belt now won't stick to itself anymore.  See the picture - circled in red.   

 

The outer belt still glues to the inner belt very tight no problem there.  However, if I don't use the keeper to secure the overlapping part of the outer belt, it will come loose when I run around. 

 

How is everyone else's experience with the DAA premium belt?  Has anyone experienced this issue too, and is there a quick fix I can do myself?

 

 

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I just put a ratchet system on both my USPSA and Three gun belt now.  When I'm shooting, I cinch it up and when I'm not, I loosen it a little.  So much better than relying on the Velcro alone (IMO).

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I used CR speed belt and decided to try a DAA belt, I switched back to the CR speed because the DAA was to stiff and it would not stay together. Never had a problem with

the CR speed coming apart. 

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55 minutes ago, clw42 said:

I just put a ratchet system on both my USPSA and Three gun belt now.  When I'm shooting, I cinch it up and when I'm not, I loosen it a little.  So much better than relying on the Velcro alone (IMO).

 

That sound interesting.  Where/how do I get a rachet system to put on the DAA belt?  Thanks.

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I use the Belt Keeper from Arredondo Accessories on all of my CR and DAA belts.  Easy to manipulate, won't fall off, comes in several colors.

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I think part of it is how stiff the DAA belt is coupled with how much overlap a person has. As the belt is so stiff the more of it you try to bend and fit to the curve of your waist, especially if trying to "turn the corner" near a hip bone or something, the easier it is not to have constant velcro connection.

 

Are you overlapping in the front or the back? I like to overlap in the front as it feels more like any other belt I put on and I'm stronger pulling the belt together in front of me versus behind me.

 

I know a few people who shoot both 3gun and uspsa and many of them use a ratchet buckle on both belts.

 

I have a couple daa premium belts and for shooting a heavier gun I love their stiffness. The cr speed belts are a little more comfy but they have less stiffness after a year for sure.

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1 hour ago, clw42 said:

I just put a ratchet system on both my USPSA and Three gun belt now.  When I'm shooting, I cinch it up and when I'm not, I loosen it a little.  So much better than relying on the Velcro alone (IMO).

What rachet system are you using 

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35 minutes ago, Furrly said:

What rachet system are you using 

 

I bought from here:

 

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/

 

They have this:

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/type/gun-belt-kits/

 

but I bought:

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/ratchet-buckles-ladder-straps/1-ratcheting-buckle-attached-to-extension-tab-rb1t-n-blacktanwhite/

&

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/ratchet-buckles-ladder-straps/1-ladder-strap-lower-tensile-strength-softerflexible/

 

If you have your own Chicago screws or T-nuts, then I would lean towards what I bought.  I used left over screws from various holsters and ELS stuff that I had and it worked great.

 

I actually just did it to a brand new shooters connection belt.  I ordered the belt just long enough to cut off the overlap.  I started by scoring the belt on both sides, just past the overlapping Velcro, with a brand new razor.  I wanted to cut the nylon so it wouldn't fray when I cut the underlying plastic with a hacksaw.  However, when I went to bend the belt where I had cut the nylon to separate the webbing a little, the whole thing snapped perfectly where I scored it so I didn't have to cut anything.  Then I used a cheap soldering iron to cauterize the webbing.  I marked my holes with a silver sharpie then burned them through with the same soldering iron.  Overall took about 10 minutes to do it and it came out really clean. 

 

My ELS belt for three gun - I ordered the 1"x13" custom ladder strap and drilled holes to match the ELS belt so it has two anchor points, and I just bought a buckle and pre-feed without the whole assembly.  It was my first go so I learned a little which I used for the SC belt.

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My DAA belt has done the exact same thing.  I had to use duct tape to keep the ends secured this weekend. I almost lost my rig running through the stage.

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18 hours ago, clw42 said:

 

I bought from here:

 

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/

 

They have this:

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/type/gun-belt-kits/

 

but I bought:

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/ratchet-buckles-ladder-straps/1-ratcheting-buckle-attached-to-extension-tab-rb1t-n-blacktanwhite/

&

https://www.ratchetingbuckles.com/ratchet-buckles-ladder-straps/1-ladder-strap-lower-tensile-strength-softerflexible/

 

If you have your own Chicago screws or T-nuts, then I would lean towards what I bought.  I used left over screws from various holsters and ELS stuff that I had and it worked great.

 

I actually just did it to a brand new shooters connection belt.  I ordered the belt just long enough to cut off the overlap.  I started by scoring the belt on both sides, just past the overlapping Velcro, with a brand new razor.  I wanted to cut the nylon so it wouldn't fray when I cut the underlying plastic with a hacksaw.  However, when I went to bend the belt where I had cut the nylon to separate the webbing a little, the whole thing snapped perfectly where I scored it so I didn't have to cut anything.  Then I used a cheap soldering iron to cauterize the webbing.  I marked my holes with a silver sharpie then burned them through with the same soldering iron.  Overall took about 10 minutes to do it and it came out really clean. 

 

My ELS belt for three gun - I ordered the 1"x13" custom ladder strap and drilled holes to match the ELS belt so it has two anchor points, and I just bought a buckle and pre-feed without the whole assembly.  It was my first go so I learned a little which I used for the SC belt.

Thank you for the information 

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I’ve been running the same DAA outer belt for about 5 years and haven’t had an issue. I love the cr speed inner DAA outer combo. 

 

Im not a big fan of how thin the DAA inner is. 

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