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1.25" vs. 1.5" belt

This is a discussion on 1.25" vs. 1.5" belt within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I prefer Holsters with inter-changeable Belt Loops, like the Milt Sparks Summer Special II. When I wear a suit, which isn't often, I use a ...

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    I prefer Holsters with inter-changeable Belt Loops, like the Milt Sparks Summer Special II.

    When I wear a suit, which isn't often, I use a 1.25" Belt. When I wear jeans, 95% of the time, I like a 1.5" Belt.

    The 1.25" Gunbelt will hold the 5" 1911, but it's a hair more comfortable with the 1.5" Belt. The suit pants won't accomodate a 1.5" Belt.

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    Just get the clips to match up with the belt width that you choose. It sounds like the type of holster you are planning on is one that allows different clips, so you should be good to go...just order the same size as the belt.

    None of my pants would fit a 1.5" belt...they are all tight with the 1.25". I have an MTAC with the 1.25" clips and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I prefer Holsters with inter-changeable Belt Loops, like the Milt Sparks Summer Special II.

    When I wear a suit, which isn't often, I use a 1.25" Belt. When I wear jeans, 95% of the time, I like a 1.5" Belt.

    The 1.25" Gunbelt will hold the 5" 1911, but it's a hair more comfortable with the 1.5" Belt. The suit pants won't accomodate a 1.5" Belt.

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    Same with my Versa Max 2's. Milt Sparks makes loops for them from 1" to 1.75". You can get whatever size you need for the size gun belt you are wearing (I'd go for 1.25" with a suit, I use 1.5" for everything else).
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    I wear a 1.5" belt exclusively. 1.5" with a 1.25" taper, actually. But then, my selection of pants is a short list ... so, it fits them all. Very deliberately, I have made minor adjustments to my wardrobe in order to accommodate carrying. In the area of belt loop size, this is one of them. Took a couple years to work it in, as clothes don't wear out quickly, but once done it made it simpler to have a proper belt that could get the job done, instead of hoping an inferior belt might work.

    If going for what will properly hold a holstered gun, I'd go with the 1.5" If you pick the correct design, particularly if you have a taper added, it should absolutely not scream "gun" to any casual observers. Wide <> gun. Ostentatious-gun-style = gun, IMO.
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    I use a 1.75" belt all the time, even before I started carrying. I don't want one any smaller.
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    Carrying a full size full weight firearm OWB - a 1.5" stiff belt is best provided that your belt loops will accept a 1.5" belt.

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    1.50" is the standard belt size. From what customers tell me and from what I have seen. 1.50" Canted belt loops in a holster make a tight fit on a 1.50" belt but will also work when you are wearing dress pants. If you always wear dess pants. Then it would be worth it to get a 1.25" also. Just make sure your holsters are smaller slots also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornstalkCop View Post
    You might get too much slop in the holster belt fit with a 1.25". Most holster slots are 1.75" which fits a 1.5" perfectly.
    Are you sure about this?
    I disagree...

    Perhaps with off the shelf holsters, but custom hosters always give one the options to 'pick' the size of the belt holes.
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    I wear a 1.75 belt. It fits my jeans and my duty pants perfectly. The only problem I have is that I only have one suit that accepts it. The rest of my suits and dress slacks take a 1.5. I have been kicking around the idea of getting a 1.5 beltman. But then I may have to order new loops for my VM II.

    To answer your question, I would go with the 1.5. It will fit most pants and will look just fine. IMO it will offer better support than a 1.25.
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    Guys...you know you can always spring $10-15$ and have your belt loops on whatever pants you have made to whatever size you want. Did it to 4 suit pants.
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    Dress Pants

    100% of my dress slacks fit the 1.5 inch belts. Most are of the Men's Warehouse brand. Some are snug, but the belts do fit.

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    Belt Width

    When I ordered my holsters from Alessi, he recommended 1.5 and glad I accepted the advice. Have two Beltman belts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornstalkCop View Post
    Guys...you know you can always spring $10-15$ and have your belt loops on whatever pants you have made to whatever size you want. Did it to 4 suit pants.
    I didn't know that, thank you. I like my 1.75" belt so that might be a good idea.
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    Same here on the 1.5 size belt. Looks great on and fits all of my pants, including dress pants.
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