Wilderness Frequent Flyer Belt - 5 or 3 stitch?

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    Wilderness Frequent Flyer Belt - 5 or 3 stitch?

    I plan on purchasing the frequent flyer belt in 1.25 width. I will use it to carry an LC9 IWB or a SR40c IWB. My question is do I need to go 5 stitch or will 3 be ok?

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    Might as well spring for the 5 if you can, you will never think to yourself "dang, I wish I went with the 3 stitch instead".
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    I have the five stitch on my Wilderness Instructor, probably the best gunbelt I own.
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    Yep, 5-stich adds some stiffness. Worth the few extra bucks.

    And follow their measuring instructions exactly!
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    I have 2 Wilderness belts, a 5 stitch 1 1/2" and a reinforced 1 3/4". I bought them to avoid spending $100 for a Beltman. Wilderness is overrated in my experience(YMMV) but are OK for packin' plastic. I ended up with 2 Beltman belts anyway for packin' iron.

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    I have that exact belt with 3 stitch . I carry either a G27 or a M&P 45 with no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I have the five stitch on my Wilderness Instructor, probably the best gunbelt I own.
    Ditto

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    I have a Frequent Flyer 5 Stitch, Reinforced and I wouldn't want to go with the non-reinforced model. I carry anything from polymer framed guns up to a Sig P229 and Colt Government Mod.

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    I have several...all 5-stitch.
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    I have waist 32, Wilderness Instructor belt is the best belt I am sad I do not have to worry about experience belt size do I need
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    Quote Originally Posted by hieu nguyen View Post
    I have waist 32, Wilderness Instructor belt is the best belt I am sad I do not have to worry about experience belt size do I need
    My waist is also 32 inches, so I wear a 38" Wilderness Instructor belt. That size accommodates both one or two inside-the-waistband holsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I have the five stitch on my Wilderness Instructor, probably the best gunbelt I own.
    In my view, this is an "in crowd" choice. The name ('instructors belt') and the Gunsite endorsement says it all, given that it's only a bit of straight webbing with a harness buckle. Who wouldn't want to be thought of as such an advanced gunman as to look like a pro instructor?

    Stiffness across the belt width is your key criteria, though, for an owb; and for an iwb is unimportant. A double-thickness leather belt gives this stiffness across the width, without making the belt itself too rigid. Best of all is a slightly curved belt, as the old combat shooters used (maybe still do) assuming you're still young enough to have a waist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rednichols View Post
    In my view, this is an "in crowd" choice. The name ('instructors belt') and the Gunsite endorsement says it all, given that it's a bit of straight webbing with a harness buckle. Who wouldn't want to be thought of as such an advanced gunman as to look like a pro instructor? Stiffness across the belt width is your key criteria, though, for an owb; and for an iwb is unimportant.
    Or maybe it's because its a product that works at a fair price that you can get in 3-5 days? Just sayin...
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