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    Unfortunately you get what you pay for if you want a belt that looks like a regular belt... walmart/kmart/jc penneys/... specials are cheap unsupported leather belts that don't work as a gun belt.

    You might consider 5-stitch Wilderness Tactical belt... they don't look like a regular leather belt, but they will support a holster.
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    I have thought about the Wilderness or the 5.11 trainer as well. Seem like good belts. Thanks for all of the suggestions. Has anyone used the 5.11 trainer (1 1/2")?
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    While I save up for a "real" belt I got one of these. Works quite well and I think will keep me covered until I spend the money on a beltman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realitycramp View Post
    While I save up for a "real" belt I got one of these. Works quite well and I think will keep me covered until I spend the money on a beltman.
    I actually had spotted that same store a while ago, but wasn't ready to buy sight unseen.

    How is their quality? Also, what's their sizing? The same as most places: stated length of belt = from furthest end of buckle to middle hole?

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    I have a Blackhawk Serpa belt, it's "leather looking" and it not overly expensive, but it pales in comparison to a real gun belt, it will do the job for a while, but I'm not sure about the longevity of the belt, I prefer my Wilderness belt to the CQC belt, however I do still wear the CQC when the appearance of a "riggers belt" is rather unsightly.

    I understand the OPs circumstances, but to be totally honest, I think you will be happier in the long run with a better quality belt like those mentioned above, if you've made it this long, you can go a little bit longer and get a quality belt that will last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    +1 Looper Kydex Belt as far as budget goes.
    +1 again! Best belt I've tried and the company is a pleasure to deal with! belt is only $30 plust a bit for shipping

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    I've never seen or tried the looper kydex, but it seems an intruiging idea. For the money, it looks good.

    Personally, if I couldn't afford $80 for a good (non-mexican) leather belt, I'd stick with the Wilderness Tactical 5-stitch belt. The Frequent Flyer does everything the Instructor does, except for allowing you to rappel off buildings. I'm wearing an Instructor right now and love it. It's every bit as stiff and stable as any of my $100+ leather belts and much thinner.
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    I've been wearing one of these Amish belts for about 3 years and am very satisfied. It's almost 1/4 thick and 1 1/2 wide. good support, doesn't sag. Makes all the difference for a comfortable carry. Good price at about $20.00, there used to be more info at link, but not there now. Have to write for info.

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    Checked the classified here? I see a 36" Don Hume belt for 38 bucks ( not my listing ). Not familiar with Hume belts but it looks like a good product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob66 View Post
    Hi,

    I've been wearing one of these Amish belts for about 3 years and am very satisfied. It's almost 1/4 thick and 1 1/2 wide. good support, doesn't sag. Makes all the difference for a comfortable carry. Good price at about $20.00, there used to be more info at link, but not there now. Have to write for info.

    Link: Amish Made Leather Belts

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgg9 View Post
    I actually had spotted that same store a while ago, but wasn't ready to buy sight unseen.

    How is their quality? Also, what's their sizing? The same as most places: stated length of belt = from furthest end of buckle to middle hole?
    Sizing was standard. Quality seems decent. Not a super dressy belt but nice finish and stiff.
    Facts are negotiable, perceptions are not.

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    Be careful with some of those Amish belts. My buddy got one that was so thick it wouldn't thread through his Sparks holster.
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    Amish-made products being marketed on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Amish-made products being marketed on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    +1 Looper Kydex Belt as far as budget goes.

    With that said, if at all possible, save for a Beltman!
    I have four Looper's...super belts...$30...
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