The Wilderness Instructor Belt

Update: Since writing this review, I'm on my second Wilderness belt. The original was becoming worse for the wear after three or four years of daily use. I went with another 5-stitch in coyote brown. The size and American flat tag comment below don't apply anymore because they've changed how they're stitched to the belt. One of these days I'm going to get around to sending in my old belt buckle to have a spare belt made from it.

I’ve been wearing an Instructor belt from The Wilderness for almost a year now.  It’s definitely the best concealed carry gun belt that I’ve used.  I opted for the 1.5” 5-stitch version, which is plenty stout for most any gun toting needs.

Having been a fan of The Wilderness’ rifle slings for years, I had always wanted to try one of their belts.  I hesitated to buy one due to the bulky looking emergency rescue buckle.  In person, however, the buckle is no bulkier than any other belt buckle.

For those that aren’t familiar with it, the webbing that The Wilderness uses in their products, including the Instructor belt, is UV resistant, rot resistant, and very stiff.  It’s the stiffest webbing I’ve come across and has absolutely no stretch at all.

In my mind, the previously mentioned emergency buckle of the Instructor belt screams “tactical” and “gun.”  So for the times when I wear the belt exposed, meaning with my shirttail tucked in, I still wear a leather belt, such as a gun belt by Milt Sparks or Rafter S.

For those thinking about the Instructors belt for concealed carry, I recommend cutting the size and American Flag tags off of the belt.  I found that they interfered with my magazine pouches since I wear them on the front of my body.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my Wilderness Instructor belt.  I expect that I’ll be wearing it for many more years to come.

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One Comment on "The Wilderness Instructor Belt"

  1. Everyday Carry Urban Survival Kit : EDC on Sun, 16th May 2010 11:00 am 

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