Hi, I've been agonizing through several days of research and indecision and wondered if anyone here could help me out. I've been carrying my Springfield XDsc9 in a Galco high-ride belt holster on a Wilderness Tactical Instructor's Belt 1 1/2" with the polymer insert. Now that I've learned just how much I like my new 1911, I'm in the market for a CC holster. I've pretty much decided on the FIST #11 Close Cropped Combination holster and adding a body protector. I'm also in the market for one or more belts to offer a more casual look but still function as a good sturdy gun belt.
The instructor's belt has really helped me out since I injured a lumbar disk in my back last year which I attribute to not increasing the waist size of my pants and not using a proper gun belt. I've now remedied that situation.
Also, my body size, 5'9" with 32 inch waist makes it necessary for a holster to hug close to my body in order to conceal my EDC properly.
So....my question is, will a 1 1/4 inch belt greatly decrease the solidity, security that I experience with the 1 1/2 inch? I plan on ordering a Wilderness Frequent Flyer belt with the polymer insert and also a good quality leather belt in either bull hide or saddle leather with polymer insert from Galco or Beltman or similar manufacturer.
So what do you think? Am I agonizing over this too much? I really don't have the funds to make the wrong purchase but also know that I've gotta spend some cash to get a quality belt. I just don't want to be disappointed in the preformance of what I get.