I have a 1.25" Milt Sparks - absolutely love it, fantastic belt, but I feel like it could be better. I'm getting a bit out of shape and it's a bit tight when I carry, due to this, and I feel like perhaps a wider belt would be even more comfortable. A friend has a 5-stitch (1.75") Wilderness, NOT the CSM, and the stiffness isn't really that impressive....hence my consideration of the Ares Ranger, which seems to be a piece of steel you happen to be able to wrap around your waist. When I do carry, it's a G30 or Springfield Professional. I'd like to carry the Pro more (in a VM2) but honestly, it's not super comfy, hence my search for a better belt. A couple points of concern/thoughts I have, if anyone could help address them: - I like that I can get the Wilderness in a 1.75", whereas the Ares is "only" 1.5 - not sure how big a difference that makes, if any at all. I do think that going from 1.25 to 1.75 would be more comfy though. Yes, I checked, and a 1.75 will fit my pants and maybe my Milt Sparks VM2 - if not, new loops for it are only $20. - I did think about getting a wider leather belt, but the ability to make unlimited adjustments in any increment is very appealing. - The Ares almost looks like it's got too much going on and would be a little more work than the Wilderness; I've read that many people have to remove half the buckle to even get it on, it's got an odd inner keeper thing, I dunno...just looks kinda complex. - I do NOT like the velcro on the Wilderness; as one guy on another forum said, when you yank it, it sounds like you're special ed. I think that's enough out of me.....what's your guys' experiences? Is the Ares just total, complete overkill for a full-size 1911, or is it just what the Dr. ordered? Or would the CSM be almost as good?