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


  1. Eric2340

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    Infidel :)

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    One reason: they WORK!!!!!


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    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.
     
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    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?

    Thoughts?..........................
     
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    I will receive a lined one Fri. Wanted the extra stiffness. Hope I chose right.

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  6. CAcop

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    IIRC it was a FBI thing along with 5.11 pants a decade or so ago.
     
  7. eracer

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    Where's my EBT?

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    ^ 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 lol..it 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 great...as 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..
     
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  10. glock2740

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    My 5 stitch shipped today per Wilderness. :cool:
     
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    The 5-stitch is amazing!
     
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    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.
     
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    the 5 stitch turns larger guns from safe queens to EDC guns.
     
  14. Spiffums

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    The next one I get I'm going to try for the full velcro coverage to use with my comp gun set up.
     
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    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.
     
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  16. Bilbo Bagins

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    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.
     
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    Spread Out!

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    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
     
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    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!
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    Anyone ever compare or have both a Wilderness and Spec Ops rigger? I use and love the Spec Ops. Are the Wilderness better?
     
  20. Diesel McBadass

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