To true! I have to have Gramps hold open the clip to get it over my pants! The old Vedder holster I have came with a plastic (nylon?) clip which was for 1 1/34" belts and Gramps cut a pencil so I could glue it on the inside/top of the clip to make it fit my 1 1/2" thick belt. BUT it is very easy to get on and off and the belt slips through easily. IF you order a Vedder holster you might send them an email and ask if they still have those old clips. In fact, I might send them an email and ask about an old clip for the new one I just got.the only negative thing I can say about Vedder ...is that....clip!!!! You talk about strong WOW!! I split my finger-tip open trying trying to open it to get it over my belt and NO it isn't SHARP I did it by pressure trying to open it enough to Get it over my belt. If you have a thick belt (1/4in.) order a 1 3/4in clip its alot easyer to get over a thick belt! Your fingers will thank you!!!!