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Wilderness instructor belts

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by coolhandluke, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. coolhandluke

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    Is anyone aware if there are any shops in the OKC are that carry Wilderness instructor belts? I'd like to lay hands on both the 5 stitch and the polymer lined CSM versions before deciding which to purchase.
     
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    About all I have seen are other brands, but for some reason I think I saw some at BDC.

    Most local shops are not going to stock the because of the expense and the average customer not willing to pay that kind of a price.

    I have a 5 stitch with Titanium buckle that works outstanding for me.

    Call Wilderness. 800-775-5650 and ask if there are stocking dealers in the area.
     
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    I own two, a black original and a coyote frequent flier. Both are 1 3/4 inch and both have the CSM liner. I rarely wear anything else.

    I do have a Looper Leather that I wear on dressy days, but yeah, Wilderness all the way for me. Worth every penny
     
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    Thanks guys...have either of you owned both versions to be able compare the comfort versus stiffness of each? To be completely honest I can't stand the two piece stitched leather belt that I'm currently using. It is way too inflexible and digs into my hips constantly. I am wanting something that is flexible enough to be fairly comfortable, but still rigid enough to support a full sized pistol when needed. I was leaning towards the 5 stitch since I'm afraid that the polymer insert version may feel similar.
     
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    I have the three stitched one with kydex. Or are they calling it polymer?
     
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    Their website refers to the CSM as polymer lined.
     
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    I've never owned the 5 stitch, but the CSM has never bothered me nor my hips, and I've got a lot of meat/fat on me hips.
     
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    I have bony skinny dude hips which is part of the problem. I need some extra padding.
     
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    I have not. And I like have more built-in padding in my body than you have. I don’t have issues with a very stiff leather belt.
     
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    If I were going to go back to a Wilderness belt , I would choose the 3 stitch and go for the Frequent Flyer version. The CSM is definitely stiffer than the 5 stitch, I wore both versions for years.
     
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