I have six Beltman belts of various configurations (I also have a Wilderness CSM I like for khakis and jeans). For a G26 IWB, an unreinforced, 1.5" bullhide will be fine. However, it's not quite perfect for an OWB G30. So, if you know you will always carry subcompacts IWB, you don't need reinforcement. But,if you want one belt to handle any possibility, always get reinforced. Horse is stiffer when new but breaks in just like cowhide leather. If you want greater weight carrying capacity, get reinforced for function, a different leather if it makes you feel good. Jim's horse belts are nice and worth the modest premium if you prefer it over bullhide. But don't buy horse expecting it to carry as much as a reinforced belt.
G17, G26, G30SF, Gen4 G23
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