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"Instructors" belt?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Eric2340, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    One reason: they WORK!!!!!

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  2. I found that the 'big ta-do' is the simple fact that it is a highly durable, effective gun belt. Only downside is its 'tactical' appearance. For some, this is an attribute.
  3. Looks like they are offered in 3 thicknesses/weights -

    Low - 3 stitch
    Med - 5 stitch
    High - Poly lined

    I'm leaning towards the low for everyday wear w/o a holster / holstered weapon (for wear at work w/ no CCW), but I thinking for when I do carry, the Med weight might be better?

  4. emtjr928


    Jan 26, 2012
    McDonough, Ga.
    I will receive a lined one Fri. Wanted the extra stiffness. Hope I chose right.

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  5. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    IIRC it was a FBI thing along with 5.11 pants a decade or so ago.
  6. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    I've had my titanium instructor belt for years, and I wear it with everything but dress clothes. I love it for a lot of reasons, including the fact that it doesn't slip out of the belt loops when my pants are unbuttoned...:supergrin:

    Also, the extra velcro loop area is perfect for hanging my golf glove when I'm on the green.

    The velcro wore out and they refurbished it for free. Nothing else is even close to wearing out. I carry my cell phone, flashlight, and speedloader pouch on it every day.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  7. TxGlock9


    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
    For me it comes down to comfort. The stiffest is going to be less comfortable but that holster is going to be right up against yah with no flex. I like that as my draw will be more consistent everytime. I also have never worry about it shifting out or in. I think you should go with medium with what you said aka 5-stitch...

    I use poly lined but in 5.11. It's called Operator in 1.75inch.
  8. ^ this plus if you have true need you can use it for emergency Repelling!@

    only thing I can say is I love mine I got the Greenish colored one. Get the RIGHT size and a bit bigger just in case has a lot of adjustment...but im just about out of space on mine as ive gained a bit of weight(which for me is a GOOD thing) and I may have to buy a new one here as I didnt leave a lot of room for growth :( if I had a extra 2" of velcro space id be it is now ive only got about 1/2" actually attached to the velcro part with some holsters...Has not come lose or anything but id love it to have about 2" more length..
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    My 5 stitch shipped today per Wilderness. :cool:
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    The 5-stitch is amazing!
  11. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    They do work well. I use one made by Galco for range work but it's not for every day carry. It can be used for that but it's awkward if you have to take it on and off often.
  12. Maine1


    Jul 20, 2007
    the 5 stitch turns larger guns from safe queens to EDC guns.
  13. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    The next one I get I'm going to try for the full velcro coverage to use with my comp gun set up.
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Gotta disagree........can not understand this statement. :dunno:
    I feel the Wilderness belt is quicker than a standard belt & buckle.
    Also more adjustable than a standard.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  15. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    Its funny because before they had "instructor belts" they were called smoke jumper belts. All it is some Kevlar webbing and a parachute harness

    If you get an imported one for $15, a good US made one for around $30 to $40.

    But use the word "Tactical instructor belt" instead of smokejumper/Rigger belt and cheapen the webbing and all of the sudden they sell for $40 to $60 :rofl:

    I like them because I use them for multi day hiking and camping where a leather belt would get screwed up, and cotton cloth would get moldy and ruined. However I hate wearing it because too many mall ninja sheep dogs are using them these days.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  16. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO Spread Out!

    Aug 13, 2006
    State of disbelief
    I got one similar to that when I was in the military a few years ago. Mine is a little different but similar. I got it because it was hands down better than what I was issued. In fact I have it on right now. Still looks like new even. I like it
  17. bruzer


    Apr 18, 2011
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Because it is blackberry season here in the Pacific Northwest. An old milk jug connected to the Instructor buckle with a D-Ring and "I'm a pick'n" and when I'm eating blackberry cobbler, I'm a grin'n". Then it's off to the mall to serve and protect!!! Got me the poly lined because a gallon of blackberries is heeavy!
  18. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    Anyone ever compare or have both a Wilderness and Spec Ops rigger? I use and love the Spec Ops. Are the Wilderness better?
  19. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    i use my uniform riggers belt, i like it. Made by blackhawk. Picked it up in the echange, sturdy, confortable, versatile