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#50939 - 10/02/05 11:21 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2847
I heard theft of cell phones and leathermans and such from belts is getting popular so I;ve moved back to pocket carry as much as possible. The snap on my leatherman case is solid enough that I would feel if it gets opened but my keys and cell phone are all in my pockets now, preferably with a button or something to hold the button closed.

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#50940 - 10/02/05 11:24 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
7k7k99 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
I have a similar clip I use, it is much stronger than using a belt loop. [goes over the belt]. with this clip, you get a satisfying 'click' when the key ring goes into the clip, and it is not easy to get that key ring back off sometimes, which lessens the chance of someone taking them without your knowing about it

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#50941 - 10/02/05 11:29 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
7k7k99 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
I haven't heard of any such thefts in my area, you just have to be careful to protect what you have, there is always a criminal element seeking to take wallets, etc. In crowed areas, you just have to be vigilant. You can't hide everything from a potential thief. The unacceptable option is to carry nothing, which might just as well get you killed from a disappointed thief.

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#50942 - 10/02/05 11:47 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2847
I don't thik its area specific, just more thefts of belt carried stuff in general because its an easier target.

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#50943 - 10/03/05 12:18 AM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1004
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
I use a combined carry. Car keys are on a Maxpedition Keyper & usually dropped to hang inside pocket. House keys, etc. are carried in pocket.

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#50944 - 10/03/05 02:22 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
Frankie Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 736
Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Thanks everyone for the replies. The Maxpedition Keyper looks neat and I found a store in Canada where I can order Maxpedition products (sealsactiongear.com) or I will try to find a metal clip that slips onto a belt somewhere. Or other similar belt loop key holder as seen here : http://www.connectstores.com/mc/sp_1043.html but the Keyper looks better.

The 5.11 pants also look neat. It's a shame I can't try them on in a local store to check if they fit but I can order a pair in Canada at 511tactical.ca along with a Surefire flashlight.

Frankie

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#50945 - 10/03/05 03:36 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Quote:
So I was just wondering if you attach your keys to your belt loop and what you think is the most secure way to do it.


I tried that, but I dislike clinking and clanking as I walk. Also, if you need to run, such as after the cat when he dashes out the door, the keys swing wildly, wacking yourself in the side.

-- Craig

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#50946 - 10/03/05 03:44 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
7k7k99 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
usually the best place to find a metal clip for your keys is at a locksmith or larger store that makes duplicate keys, they usually have a display with blister packed key related items, key rings, etc

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#50947 - 10/03/05 08:10 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
IanPorter Offline


Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Missouri
I have mine on a kobuton, then slide the kobuton between the waistband and me.

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#50948 - 10/03/05 08:28 PM Re: Do you secure your keys to your belt loop?
ironraven Offline
Cranky Geek
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
The clinking and clanking is the exact reason I started. On most floors, unless I'm wearijng heavy boots, I apparently make no detectable noise walking. After scareing the snot and other secretions out of a few people.....

I'd like a back up alarm, for my front.
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