When a first got my CCW license I quickly learned the value of a good belt that can sustain the weight of a pistol. After destroying several cheap belts a broke down and bought a Galco SB5 1.5″ belt. That was 25 years ago or so, if my waist hadn’t um increased over the years I would still have it. The one I currently wear is over 10 years old.
I have tried other belts like the Wilderness 5-stitch and BladeTech/Looper leather belt with kydex insert but it is not the same.
And why do I bring this up? I recently bought two kydex IWB holsters and neither had clips that can accommodate such a thick belt. Only one (BladeTech) had a solution (rubber clips instead of kydex loops) which they provided for free! I was surprised that they had not encountered this before – the clips were a legacy style. NOTE: I am talking about the thickness of the leather and not the belt size and not width like 1.25″ vs 1.5″.
It is interesting to note that I have not had this problem with any hybrid holster. I will do reviews of the holsters shortly.
I like the minimalist size and thinness of the all kydex. So I am wondering what kind of belt are you wearing?