so here's the deal. I'm new into CCW. In fact, I haven't taken my class yet, but will be in the next week to 10 days. I'll be carrying a full size M&P .40 IWB (might possibly use the K&D OWB in the winter from time to time). Have a K&D Thunderbird on order (be here around end of Jan/first of Feb). Will probably purchase a Crossbreed Supertuck to carry me thru til then...and to use in conjunction with my Thunderbird. After pouring over all the info I can find, I realize and understand that a good gun belt is a must...and am ok with that. But the more I read, the more I can't make up my mind. I've narrowed it down to 3 options: Crossbreed, Comp-tac, and Beltman.
regardless of which one it is, I want a brown 1.5" with velcro (I'll have to tuck at work - no way out of this). I read (from their sites) that the Beltman has two pieces of 6-7 oz bullhide leather sewn together. Crossbreed says it uses 1 piece of 8-9 oz latigo leather backed by a piece of 4 -5 oz top grain cowhide. Comptac...well...I'm not real sure, but they automatically put a strip of Kydex in it. They all apparently have great reputations and thier own followings. the comptac and beltman only have a year warranty...but crossbreed (as with their holsters) offers a 2 week trail period and then a LIFETIME warranty.
I've heard such great things about Crossbreed, but haven't seen or heard about many who have thier belts yet. Everybody swears Beltman hung the moon and it seems as though his website offers more "options" when ordering as far as type and color of buckle, number of holes and spacing, taper, etc. The Comp-tac actually appeals to me more just looking at the pictures.
which would you choose of the three....an no...there isn't a "none of the above"...or "I wouldn't choose any of them".
Can I possibly go wrong with any of them? would one last longer then the others? is there one that is more sturdy of the group? HELP!!!
** edit** Mark...please feel free to offer any insight here...I appreciate your way of doing business and the reputation your company has!