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    Wilderness LowPro EDC Belt

    I see Wilderness has a new belt using a plastic buckle similar to the last version of the Graith Specialist. Anyone seen it yet?

    https://www.thewilderness.com/belts/lowpro-edc-belt/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry T View Post
    I see Wilderness has a new belt using a plastic buckle similar to the last version of the Graith Specialist. Anyone seen it yet?

    https://www.thewilderness.com/belts/lowpro-edc-belt/
    Looks interesting.

    The price of $34 vs $50 for the instructor belt is attractive.
    Wilderness Instructor belts have become my preferred item for casual carry and competition. Since I donít plan to rappel or be hoisted on a helicopter anytime soon, the metal buckle with the triangular attachment point is overkill.

    Seems like this new belt would be a little more low-profile and less heavy and clunky.
    With my recent weight loss, I just got two new Instructor belts over the past 6 months. If this one had been out a few months ago, Iíd have definitely tried one.

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    I love my Instructor belts but may need to give this one a try.

    Hey, Santa! :-)

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    I'm digging that! I have tried a lot of belts but still go back to wilderness 3 stitch frequent flyer for aiwb and 5 stitch instructor belt for owb.

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    So...Iím normally a big fan of Wilderness Tac, but this one kind of rubs me the wrong way.

    The Graith/Mastermind Specialist comes out and basically makes almost all other gun belts obsolete in the process.

    So, Wilderness now just makes it own Specialist copy. Iíll put this out here: my last two 5-stitch CSM Wilderness belts werenít as stiff new as my 4-year old daily worn Specialist is right now.

    Save your pennies, buy a Specialist from Mastermind.

    Four years Iíve only bought one new belt in that time, a spare Specialist.
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    I'm still trying to figure out how a belt can be "particularly well-suited to AIWB holsters and centerline-carry of knives and magazines" and be the same material all the way around?

    That's not how any of this works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo_man View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out how a belt can be "particularly well-suited to AIWB holsters and centerline-carry of knives and magazines" and be the same material all the way around?

    That's not how any of this works.
    I believe they are referring to the narrower buckle, relative to their other belts, and to the stitching reinforcements near the buckle. The stitching reinforcements are visible in some pics, and they look a few inches shorter than what I think would be ideal. In any case, looks like they are referring to specific product characteristics by my read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolverRob View Post
    So...Iím normally a big fan of Wilderness Tac, but this one kind of rubs me the wrong way.

    The Graith/Mastermind Specialist comes out and basically makes almost all other gun belts obsolete in the process.

    So, Wilderness now just makes it own Specialist copy. Iíll put this out here: my last two 5-stitch CSM Wilderness belts werenít as stiff new as my 4-year old daily worn Specialist is right now.

    Save your pennies, buy a Specialist from Mastermind.

    Four years Iíve only bought one new belt in that time, a spare Specialist.
    So the specialist is stiffer than the 5 stitch? I thought I've always read the specialist not being very stiff at all. 🤔. I might need to grab a specialist... I always thought it was less stiff

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangloss View Post
    I believe they are referring to the narrower buckle, relative to their other belts, and to the stitching reinforcements near the buckle. The stitching reinforcements are visible in some pics, and they look a few inches shorter than what I think would be ideal. In any case, looks like they are referring to specific product characteristics by my read.

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    None of those things are "particularly well-suited to AIWB holsters and centerline-carry of knives and magazines" they just created a lower profile buckle stitch combo. Other than the buckle it's nearly identical to other belts.

    ďThe definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.Ē

    In this case they are just using currently popular language to market a belt that isn't different enough to be described with such language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolverRob View Post
    So, Wilderness now just makes it own Specialist copy.
    What makes it a Specialist copy? Looks like a generic webbing belt made with the Wilderness webbing, a webbing they won't sell to anyone else, that happens to work very well for our needs.
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