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Feb 9, 1999
There was an old post (that i can't find now) that mentioned a belt mfr--one other than Eagle and Blackhawk. It was said that this 3rd company made THE best belt at a good price. Can anyone tell me the name if this company so i can order one from them!?
Thanks, MCK

It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

Try the 5-Stitch Instructors Belt by The Wilderness.


I think this is what you are looking for. Rumored to be sturdier than both Eagle and Black Hawk. I have a size 32 on the way, and I'll give you a review when I receive it and try it out.

Hope this helps.

Right-on! Thanks for the address. I do remember people bantering about the size issue. Luckily my waist size doesn't change much at 32"--i'll be anxious to hear your review.
Thanks again,

It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

[This message has been edited by MCK (edited 17 April 1999).]
I have both the Wilderness Five Stitch and the Eagle Industries belts. The Wilderness
belt’s webbing is double thickness and stitched five times alone the length of the belt. This makes it much more resistant to rolling over with heavy holsters than the Eagle belt. Also the design of the buckle on the Wilderness belt increases the lock up on the webbing if a load is placed on the caribiner loop. Although both are well made, in my opinion the Wilderness belt is a far superior product.

The Wilderness belt has a narrow range of adjustment. If you intend to carry IWB, be
sure to order 2” larger than your waist size.

[This message has been edited by Colin Thompson (edited 17 April 1999).]
Could someone explain the buckle in detail? Looking at their website late last night, I got the impression that the belt pulled through two D-rings. The loop out the front appeared to pull against the belt through the D-rings when you were hung off a carabiner.

Am I close? Also, how would this belt work out in everyday use in a pair of blue jeans? The reason I ask, is that I am considering getting a heavy duty double leather belt from one of the custom shops to support my Glock 20 in a Bianchi PDQ holster for concealed carry here in Texas so, I need a good stiff belt to support it all and wonder if a large shirt or loose BDU style coat would "print" or be too cumbersome.