Leather belts vs Wilderness Belts

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    Leather belts vs Wilderness Belts

    So, I'm in the market for a new belt. Any time I'm not in uniform I wear a leather belt (seems to go better with how I dress).

    For those that have had a leather belt specifically designed for CC and a Wilderness Instructor belt, which do you prefer?

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    I tend to find these types of belts a little more comfortable than their leather counterparts. They are also extremely durable, and do not scratch or show wear as much.
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    I have a High Noon leather belt and I like it. It is a good belt but, as with all leather belts, IMO, they aren't as infinitely adjustable as a web-type belt.

    I have two cheap-o web belts that I use with my Remora holsters. They don't really have to support any weight and just help keep the Remora pressed against my body. I like them for that purpose as it gives me more adjustment options. I also use them for limited (very limited!) use with a small single-clip leather holster from time-to-time. Yes, I know that is generally frowned upon but I do it.

    So I recently ordered a Galco instructor web belt. Hasn't arrived just yet, but I expect it to be the best of both worlds. Infinitely adjustable and with the re-enforced construction I can confidently carry a larger gun and holster w/clips. Leather for dress -- web for the rest!!!
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    Slight preference for leather, especially with a leather holster. With the Kydex holsters, I use the Wilderness. In between the two what I wear most these days, which is a 5.11 gun belt with internal stiffener.

    I like the adjustability of the Wilderness, but I like the contour cut of the leather gun belt. Does anyone even make belts that way any more?
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    I use both interchangeably. I do prefer the Wilderness with my IWB (Supertuck) as the clips mar the leather.
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    I have both and wear the Wilderness belt almost exclusively. It's easier to adjust for comfort.
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    I like my Wilderness Belt better. I'm unsure if my Galco leather gun belt could work...as a tow strap to pull my truck out of the ditch!
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    Been using ted blocker belts for over 20 years has never given me a reason to change

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    I have both and prefer the WT belts. The adjustability is great for those "in between holes" days!

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    Clay,
    I don't have a Wilderness Belt, but as of late I have been wearing a Boxer Tactical belt, which is similar. I really like it, but it is not as stiff as my leather gun belts. It is better than any belt I have ever owned for small guns like my PF9. It works OK with my FNS9 IWB and an extra mag, but that is pushing the limit of how much weight this belt can withstand, and I think it would not be very good for something like a 1911. I think my next belt will be this type of belt with thy plastic insert. Over all I have been happy with the belt for the price paid.

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    Call me old school if you wish but I prefer leather for both belts and holsters. May sound odd but the feel of leather has more of a personality to it no matter how much PETA shrieks and nylon just feels like another plastic.
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    I've got the 5.11 knock off nylon belt. It's OK, but it does not work as well as my leather Fatboy belt. I only wear the web belt when I'm hiking or fishing now.
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    I prefer leather belts lookswise, and they are a bit more comfortable because they conform to your body when they break in. I do have an Ares Ranger and the extra adjustability is nice, plus it is actually stiffer than my beltman. In my opinion, as long as they are well made, both synthetic and leather belts have their place and their uses.

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    I have and wear both, but I find myself wearing my Frequent Flyer belt most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robhic View Post
    So I recently ordered a Galco instructor web belt. Hasn't arrived just yet, but I expect it to be the best of both worlds. Infinitely adjustable and with the re-enforced construction I can confidently carry a larger gun and holster w/clips. Leather for dress -- web for the rest!!!
    Got my Galco web belt and stiff is an understatement! It is a reinforced model and also has Velcro on the end (tail) of the belt to stick the loose end to the belt after adjusting. Besides being infinitely adjustable, this sucker is S T I F F. I think it could stand on its own!

    So far, I like it (wearing it right now). Comparison to my leather belt is like flip-flops to steel-toed work boots. Not as dressy but this belt is not all that thick (and is a 1.5" width) and really holds things tight. I like it and it will get a lot of use.
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