I had been a Wilderness wearer for the last 15 years until I recently tried the Nexbelt EDC. I find it less bulky in the buckle area and generally nicer.
I've been using this 5-11 belt for a year now I Carry IWB. So there is always a cover garment so the belt itself does not show. This model is fairly inexpensive and it is very durable. The weight of the gun really becomes less a factor with a good belt and holster.
I will never go back to a standard belt again.
Regardless which you choose... you will be much happier and less fatigued by the end of the day with a good set up.
Tactical especially that triangular buckle, limits your dress options. I'd think it would be too outdoorsy for dress slacks, or a coat & tie environment. I keep two all leather 1.5" belts handy, black and brown, of my own make. The buckles are dressy enough for any choice...and coincidentally will support a full size gun. They're in use every day!
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Politicians, Preachers, Educators, Journalists and Community Organizers are beneficiaries, not defenders of our freedoms.
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I just got the Ares Gear Aegis belt, love the old Boy Scouts type buckle, isn't as pokie as a Cobra Buckle, if you have some overhang/belly
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Master of None
I too have a couple of the Wilderness 5 stitch with polymer inserts (http://www.thewilderness.com/belts/original-instructor-belt/). I love them EXCEPT when threading them through belt loops and holster loops. This endeavor is a workout. However, once in place, they're (there or their for the morons) as solid of an option as there is.
“Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like from hearing Texans.”
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the room together.
My SOE belt sits on a shelf unused... waste of money.
My favorite belt I’ve found yet...
Often times a very small man can cast a very large shadow
I bought an Ares Gear Aegis belt a few months ago. It's definitely my number one belt for EDC now.
“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny
can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses
it with feeling.” - Thomas Sowell
Hey Frank, best belt for the $$$, the Cabela's wilderness belt. I have been using one in competition & carry for about 6y now. $30, hard to beat.
IF YOU AREN'T HANDLOADING, YOU AREN'T SHOOTING ENOUGH!
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I have three Wilderness belts. Unless you are carrying the weight of the world with you every day you don't need the fiberglass reinforced version. In have one that I use as a work belt and it's still over built for my radio and tools. It's going on ten years with no sign of needing a replacement. I also have a Beltman belt. I don't wear it much and with the way it's built it's unlikely to ever wear out.
'I'm pretty fly for a white guy'.
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I'm a leather belt guy, and I have found the absolute best are from, of all places, Comp Tac.
I've been using a Beltman bull hide belt everyday for 10 years now and still love it.
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Just received my Mastermind Tactics "Specialist" belt.
Not bad for $34.(they are now $38)
Not as stiff as the Gcode or SOE, but stiff enough for appendix carry, and the buckle is super minimal.
I just picked up a nexbelt.com and im pretty happy with it. It adjusts in 1/4 increments for when you have your fat days.
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