My Wilderness CSM rigger belt has finally worn out after 8 years. I’m considering just getting another one, but was wandering if there is something better. I use it for normal .mil pants belt in garrison, and to carry a pistol and med pouch for field use.

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It may just be me, but.. the Wilderness belts are pretty hard to improve upon if they worked for you initially.

Personally- I like the "softer" Riggers belts. At least as compared to the 1st gen Blood Chit Belts (hated that damn thing...).

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playmaker55 posted:

My Wilderness CSM rigger belt has finally worn out after 8 years. I’m considering just getting another one, but was wandering if there is something better. I use it for normal .mil pants belt in garrison, and to carry a pistol and med pouch for field use.

My original Wilderness 5 stitch got worn out and i sent it back to them for new hook/loop and ordered 2 more. (3 stitch)

hard to imprive on this design as Dave stated

 

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David Reeves posted:

It may just be me, but.. the Wilderness belts are pretty hard to improve upon if they worked for you initially.

Personally- I like the "softer" Riggers belts. At least as compared to the 1st gen Blood Chit Belts (hated that damn thing...).

I bought a 5 stitch Wilderness awhile ago on sale from Midway.  It has become my garrison uniform belt-very comfortable.

In the field, I still rock a 10+ year old John Willis OSOE belt with the velcro lining.  Multiple deployments wearing it every day, tons of fricken field time,  and it has probably fallen out of a plane with my dumb ass over 60ish times since I bought it.  Some of it has frayed, the buckle rusts a bit, and due to the velcro lining and the thickness it tends to stay wet for awhile(with sweat or water).  I toss it in the dishwasher every couple of months in the summer.  While I learned a bit more about the company and the person after buying the belt, I really can't complain.  

 

Peace has always been the realm of mediocrities, and pacifism the bleating of a herd of sheep which allow themselves to be led to the slaughterhouse without defending themselves . -Larteguy The Centurions

     I have the "CSM" plastic  inserts in a Black 1.75 inch with the std ."Instructor" buckle and 2  Frequent Flyer  1.5 in models. They are fine for everyday wear to include AIWB with a G35/34, though, in retrospect, likely overkill.

     The 1.75 is mostly my base 'warbelt" when I am training at this point. I wear the FFs all the time.    If I was buying again, I doubt I would buy either FF with the insert. 5 stich is plenty rigid enough.

I would probably still have one in 1.75 as an old school homage to my first shooting mentors when everybody was carrying, all steel, 5 inch , 1911s, a double mag pouch and a Surefire metal 6P on the beltline... and for the times when I need a belt to go over a shell in inclimate weather (i.e.  1 owb holster, 2 pistol mag pouches, 1 rifle mag pouch, one multitool pouch and a dump pouch.   

 

YMMV Greatly,

david of vcdgrips

www.vcdgrips.com   

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