Click on Wilderness belt photo for special sizing instructions, which will take you to the Wilderness website.

Leather belts:
Did you ever notice how an old favorite broken-in belt has a slight curve to it? Andy Anderson did some 30-odd years ago and introduced the contoured gunbelt as part of his then state of the art gunfighter rigs. We have been cutting our belts on a contour since Milt first began making belts to go with his holsters more than 30 years ago. The reason becomes apparent the minute you put it on. Comfort.

It is said that a house is only as good as the foundation upon which it is built. The same logic should be applied when selecting a belt destined to carry the weight of your personal sidearm. The thin, flimsy, designer-type belts commonly sold in department stores may look nice, and do a fine job holding your pants up, but lack the strength required to adequately support the weight of a holstered weapon. Another consideration and one that cannot be over-emphasized is that a holster functions best when properly fitted to the belt which will carry the handgun. Even the best made holster and belt combo will not perform satisfactorily if not sized appropriately to work as a solid unit.

Our belts, like our holsters are constructed from Grade A, vegetable tanned cowhide, cut from the bend. They are rigid enough to support even the largest of handguns, yet comfortable.

All of our belts are made according to your specifications. Please follow the directions below and measure your belt size accurately. This is important as we cannot accept exchanges on belts made to the size indicated on your order.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

Lay your belt out flat and from where the leather folds at the point where the buckle is attached, measure to the hole that you are now using.  Please remember when ordering to take into account any holster or accessory that will be worn in the waistband and add extra length as needed. We at Milt Sparks, will not be held responsible for inadequate measurements that are provided to us, that do not take into account the intended use of the belt. Any extra length that is needed, is to be determined by you according to your specific needs. Up to 2 inches of extra length will usually suffice for an inside the waistband holster, but there is no set formula for determining that factor as everyone can be a bit different. 

The most accurate method of determining the proper length is to take a measurement with the actual gear you will be carrying in place. If you don't already have an IWB holster, you can always tuck your un-loaded weapon into the waistband, at a point slightly behind where your pelvic bone juts out, or at about 3 to 4 O'clock. With your belt in place over the gun, take note of which adjustment hole you are now in and measure your belt as described above. The same instructions would apply to any other accessories you may wish to carry. The measurement that you provide to us will be the center hole on your new belt. 

Please feel free to give us a call for any clarification you may need on how to measure. 

Please note: As of 4/03 we no longer offer belts cut to fractional sizes (example 39 1/2"). Move up or down on your measurement to a whole number that is appropriate to your needs.

 

Model: 1B, double thickness cowhide. Price $101
(Add $2 per inch of length over 45")

Model: 1B-SHK, sharkskin. 11/4"- $139, 11/2"- $169

Widths available: 1", 11/4", 11/2" and 13/4" (see note below on 1 3/4")
Colors: black, cordovan and natural tan.
Please note: As of 3/22/07, 1 3/4" belts are only available with the tapered end option. Due to the unavailability of good quality buckles in 1 3/4" width, we can no longer offer a straight cut 1 3/4" belt. If you must have the 1 3/4" width, we can offer the 1 3/4" body tapered to 1 1/2", or even 1 1/4" at the ends. But you must pay for the TE option! Also, tapered ends are very critical on sizing and for that reason I would caution that you take extra care in assuring that the measurement you provide us is correct. Tapered end belts CANNOT be taken back for exchange should you get the measurement wrong! 

We may go back to offering a straight cut 1 3/4" belt at a later date if the buckle supply situation improves, but according to our suppliers, that appears highly unlikely at this time. 

Options (add to price of 1B)

BSK basket stamped, 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" only $54
BS border stamped $34
DS decorative stitching, loop and diamond 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" only $44
PG pebble grain finish No extra charge.
TE tapered ends, 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" only $24
BE beveled edges, thicker in center than on edges. Domed effect $20

Wilderness 5 stitch  belt, Sizes 32-43 $44.95, 44-49 $49.95
Even sizes only on Wilderness belts.

 


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