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Posted: 9/15/2005 5:45:52 PM EDT
Hey all,
I'm planning on getting a Wilderness "Instructor" belt to use for three gun and possibly IDPA matches. The fellas at Comp-Tac and others have hands down recommended the Wilderness belt. Now, which width is the best way to go? The 1.5" or the 1.75"? Will the 1.75" fit jeans belt loops?


Thanks
Rich
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:47:26 PM EDT

Yes, it will fit Levis. Not sure about other brands.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:48:21 PM EDT
It won't fit Carhartts.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:11:12 PM EDT
So are y'all saying that you prefer the 1.75", or is the 1.5" the "choice"? I'm trying to figure out what belt width to get before I place my order with comp-tac.


Thanks

Rich
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:13:04 PM EDT
1.5 is the standard for concealed carry. If fits the vast majority of pants and the vast majority of holsters. Either from wilderness should be plenty rigid to support a holster.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:15:43 PM EDT

The wider the better, in my experience.
If you are carrying a full size pistol and a couple mags, for several hours at a time, wide is good.
I CCW, and a thinner belt can make the load feel heavier.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:03:54 PM EDT
Have 'em both and the 1 3/4" is more comfy. It supports and distributes the weight better.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 11:54:53 AM EDT
Mines a 1.5, I think the difference is minimal, it really depend on the size of the cut in your holster that your belt goes through, I order my holsters for a 1.5 belt.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:14:39 PM EDT
Am I the only one with 1 1/4"?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:54:45 PM EDT
My old JC Penny brand 1 1/4 is finally dead. Not to mention for me it didn't hold well anyway. I just ordered a Milt Sparks 1.5" from Lightning Arms and can't wait to get it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:00:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Am I the only one with 1 1/4"?



Yes.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 7:08:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Am I the only one with 1 1/4"?



No, I have a 1 1/4" from Milt Sparks - it should fit any pair of pants at all.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:59:04 AM EDT
I'll probably go with the 1.5". I have a "regular" belt that's just a hair over 1.5" and it barely fits some of my beltloops. Now, is there an industry partner here that carries the wilderness belt? I'd prefer to support an ARFCOM supporter.



R
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:12:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 6:12:30 AM EDT by B-O-A-T-S]

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
I'll probably go with the 1.5". I have a "regular" belt that's just a hair over 1.5" and it barely fits some of my beltloops. Now, is there an industry partner here that carries the wilderness belt? I'd prefer to support an ARFCOM supporter.



R



I'd try Lightfighter. I know they carry the instructos belt.

Alternatively. Lightning Arms carries them but i d not believe they are an industry partner.
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