I'm wearing the Crossbreed belt now. Plenty ridged to carry my 1911 OWB.
Two layers of cowhide stitched together with Chicago screws holding the buckle.
$40 new (shipped) on Mark Craighead's scratch and blemish sale. (PM for Link)
I used the 5.11 belt for about a year. It's rigid with two very thin layers stitched
to a piece of Kydex for stiffness. It worked well but the edges have a cheap
layer of rubber like material that peels off under normal use that I touchup with
a Sharpie. Payed $10 on Sale and except for the peeling a decent belt if money is an issue.
A couple years ago I bought a supposedly "Gun Belt" off e-Bay. Pure junk no
stiffness at all and the buckle is riveted on so I can't even use the
buckle with out drilling the rivets. Worst $30 I've probably ever spent!
You can see the different level of stiffness in the arch of each belt.
After making some bad choices I found the perfect gun belt for both function and appearance--it's a TT Gunleather double ply with internal stiffener, in black shark.
Here you can see the quality, including a solid brass brushed nickel finish roller buckle.
You can't see it well, but the stiffness of the belt has it "humped up" a bit even though the left end is hanging off the table to enable a decent pic. You can hang a holster with a tank in it on your hip and it's not going to sag or twist outward!
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