Wilderness Belt Question

Wilderness Belt Question

This is a discussion on Wilderness Belt Question within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Going to order the Instructor Belt to carry a Sig P220 and Kimber CDP Pro. I was wondering which up-grades if any to get? Are ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 29

Thread: Wilderness Belt Question

  1. #1
    Member Array randyman_ar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    51

    Wilderness Belt Question

    Going to order the Instructor Belt to carry a Sig P220 and Kimber CDP Pro. I was wondering which up-grades if any to get? Are the 5 stitch and or polymer lining worth the added $?
    Deliver us from the democratic party!


  2. #2
    Senior Member Array mzmtg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Acworth, GA
    Posts
    502
    The polymer liner is a must-have IMO.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array DirtDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Sunnyville
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by mzmtg View Post
    The polymer liner is a must-have IMO.
    And 5-stitch as well. Of course you'll be coming up into double layer leather comfortability.

    Your choice.
    Why is it that you always find things at the last place you looked?
    Because when you find something-you stop looking-Mooch

  4. #4
    Member Array symr00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    74
    The liner is overkill IMO unless you are carrying cuffs, light, oc, mags and gun. The 5 stitch is perfect for full-size 1911s and a couple spare magazines. It's plenty stiff enough but not so stiff that it's uncomfortable.

  5. #5
    Member Array PhillyGlock23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    'burbs of Philly
    Posts
    73
    I also found that wearing the polymer-lined Wilderness created more of a "print." Because it doesn't really flex a lot, it tends to bulge out from the sides of the holster.

    I switched to a 5-stich and couldn't be happier.

  6. #6
    Member Array huntthehunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    51
    I have a 5 stitch 1 3/4" Instructor Belt. I have carried a 7 1/2" Redhawk on mine, and didn't feel the need to have the polymer lining.

  7. #7
    Member Array Gary Brommeland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,424
    I discussed this very matter with The Wilderness folks when we started selling the Instructor's belts. They told me that the polymer lining is way overkill for carrying just a firearm & related ccw stuff. This option is intended to allow an Instructors belt to do the job of a police duty belt (cuffs, radio, baton, etc - in addition to firearm and reloads), but is very stiff and not as flexible/comfortable as the 5-Stitch version.

    For CCW, the 1-1/2" 5-Stitch models are superb! I can comfortable carry a 5" 1911 and double mag pouch with mine and have exactly the same degree of support that is provided by one of my Combat Dress Belts.

  8. #8
    VIP Member Array Blackeagle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Posts
    2,147
    +1 on the five stitch. It provides enough stiffness to carry a gun and a couple of mags, but it's still comfortable.

  9. #9
    Member Array randyman_ar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    51
    Thanks for the replies. Looks like it'll be a 5 stitch model.
    Deliver us from the democratic party!

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array sass20485's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,093
    +1 on the 5 stitch, carries my G19 & extra mag with no problems.

  11. #11
    Member Array Erich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    6000' above sea level - Albuquerque NM USA
    Posts
    370
    I'm happily wearing my 5-stitch (no silly polymer lining - what, am I going to rappel with this thing on? ) as I type this - you won't be sorry.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array LoveLeather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    622
    You can type with it?

  13. #13
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,345
    I have two of the Five Stitch Instructor's Belts (no liners) and they work great with both IWB and OWB holsters.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  14. #14
    Member Array still442's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    26
    Do the Wilderness belts allow for a little bit of flex? I was thinking about getting a 3-stitch version in the hopes it would move with my body. Should I go with the 5-stitch? Most of the time I'm just carrying a J-frame and reload, maybe a flashlight.

    I have what you might call a "shelf butt" and when I sit down while wearing my current belt, the stiffness doesn't allow the belt to curve to my body shape at all. In fact, the belt stays put while the pants move, so the belt gets twisted in the belt loops.

  15. #15
    Member Array Gary Brommeland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,424
    Quote Originally Posted by still442 View Post
    Do the Wilderness belts allow for a little bit of flex? I was thinking about getting a 3-stitch version in the hopes it would move with my body. Should I go with the 5-stitch? Most of the time I'm just carrying a J-frame and reload, maybe a flashlight.

    I have what you might call a "shelf butt" and when I sit down while wearing my current belt, the stiffness doesn't allow the belt to curve to my body shape at all. In fact, the belt stays put while the pants move, so the belt gets twisted in the belt loops.
    Given what you have described, a 1-1/2" 3-Stitch should be just the ticket if you are only carrying a J-Frame and a reload. Another option would be the Frequent Flyer Belt in 1-1/4" in a 5 stitch version.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Wilderness gun belt
    By wormy in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: June 4th, 2009, 07:21 PM
  2. Max Con V and Wilderness Belt
    By jtmo3 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 9th, 2007, 08:25 AM
  3. Wilderness Tac Belt Question
    By Fastball in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: March 7th, 2007, 05:35 AM
  4. Wilderness Tac Belt
    By jwkimber45 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: October 25th, 2006, 11:44 PM
  5. Wilderness instructor belt question
    By SSKC in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: December 31st, 2004, 02:56 PM

Search tags for this page

has anyone rappel with a wilderness tac belt

,

randyman ar

,

rapelling with a wilderness belt

,

rappelling with wilderness belt

,

wilderness belt 1 1/2 vs 1 3/4

,

wilderness belt problem

Click on a term to search for related topics.