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Old May 27, 2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Instructors Belt vs. Riggers Belt

I am looking for a sturdy cloth/nylon belt that will support a FS weapon. What is the difference between a Riggers belt and an Instructors belt?
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Old May 27, 2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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GUN BELTS

They are very similar in design & materials. The riggers belt is more appropriate for emt, rescue, & paramilitary applications. The original "wilderness" instructors belt is more applicable for everyday wear in the civilian market.

The 1.75" size is a snug fit on jeans & bdu trousers. It has 5-row stitching along the full length of the belt to add stiffness to prevent fold-over. Buy i size larger than your trouser measurement.

For example: Trousers--34 belt---36

they are sold by brownells, dillon precision, thunder ranch, & gunsite pro-shops. The price will be somewhere between $35 to $40.

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Old May 28, 2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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Belts

Thanks so much for the explanation. I saw a Galco Instructors belt for $45 but the salesperson could not explain the difference and said they both serve the same purpose.... to keep your pant up
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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YO' DOC:

Go to your favorite search engine & type in the box---"winderness instructors belt" & see what pops up. They have their own website. Btw: They are also sold by "midway usa" & if the belt gets dirty, you can handwash with hot soapy water & a soft bristle brush. Hand outside the house & let air dry.

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Old May 28, 2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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I think the difference is style. The rigger usually has a buckle and instructor has a friction lock mechanism.
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Old May 28, 2011, 01:34 PM   #6
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I bought 2 5.11 trainer belts from the NRA website last week. They only had limited sizes in limited colors, but I got 2 for 15.00 each, so I couldn't pass it up. They are really stiff and hold my G19 fine. Not sure how they compare to the Wilderness ones, but I'm pretty happy with these.
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Old May 28, 2011, 06:01 PM   #7
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I love my Wilderness belt. I originally bought it for concealed carry, but I wear it every day and use in it competitions also. Works great, and very well made. I've gotten to where I prefer the friction lock/velcro to a traditional buckle.
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