"Endorsed by Gunsite...
the belt of choice of Gunsite staff."

Owen "Buz" Mills, President,
Gunsite Academy, Inc.

 


The Original Titanium Instructor Belt™

The Original Titanium Instructor Belt™ continues the tradition of quality started in 1983 with our introduction of the Original Instructor Belt. Cast in the U.S.A. from aerospace-grade Ti6Al-4V alloy, the Ti buckle is almost 50% lighter than our steel buckle (2-3/8 oz. Ti versus 4-1/8 oz. for the 1-1/2" steel, 4-5/8 oz. for the 1-3/4" steel), ultra corrosion-resistant for maritime applications and non-magnetic.

Make no mistake, our new proprietary 1-1/2" titanium buckle is as functional as it is good looking.

The attractive silvery-gray natural-finish titanium buckle is more than just a pretty face. The TiBelt buckle loses none of the rescue and emergencey securing utility of the conventional steel buckle. The Instructor Belt series was originally designed to clip into a secure system while "instructing" others in high places during mountain rescue training, although they can be used for emergency rappelling with proper training. The Ti buckle follows that tradition. When lab tested to the point of failure, our proprietary titanium buckle withstood more than 5,000 lbs. of static weight.


Although not intended to replace a rappelling harness or to absorb a fall, the 5-stitch Titanium Instructor Belt™ provides peace of mind over the alternative -- no protection at all. We strongly recommend it for anyone involved in law enforcement, special warfare, or rescue operations where there is a risk of falling out of a helicopter. It has been standard operating procedure for years within the Phoenix Special Assignments Unit (SWAT) to clip into a Wilderness Original Instructor Belt™ during airborne or skid-riding ops. It has also been used by many professionals who like the safety of being clipped in when working in cherry pickers (the belt's first "save") or other tall structures.

Titanium Instructor Belts are available in
Black, Wilderness Coyote, and Wilderness Olive Drab. We offer the medium stiffness 5-stitch as standard in this model, and a Combat Shooter's Model™ (C.S.M.) with a more rigid polymer insert.

Remember, if it's not a Wilderness Original Instructor Belt™, it's just a copy.

Ti 1-1/2" Black

 
5-stitch…$105.95
C.S.M.…$115.95
 

Ti 1-1/2" Coyote

 
5-stitch…$105.95
C.S.M.…$115.95
 

Ti 1-1/2" O.D.

 
5-stitch…$105.95
C.S.M.…$115.95
 

*Titanium Instructor Belts 44-49” add $6.00, 50-60” add $12.00, 60"+ add $15.00 on all belts (please call for 60"+ orders for advice on belt style); 44" and larger, or 29" and smaller, are custom made and non-returnable.



Comparison between the
1-1/2"
and 1-3/4" buckles.

The Original Instructor Belt™

The original 1-3/4" belts fits jeans and BDUs very well. The 1-1/2" Original Instructor Belts™ will fit a wider variety of pants and shorts.

The Original Instructor Belt™ was developed in 1983 and has been refined ever since, now offering higher quality and more options than ever. It is a very strong, double-thickness belt with a specially designed V-ring buckle coated with a technical non-glare black coating. The belt was originally designed to clip into a secure system while "instructing" others in high places. They are also fantastic everyday pants belt for casual or outdoor use, as well as concealed-carry.In lab testing, the Original Instructor Belt has withstood a minimum of 5,900 lbs. of static stress, to more than 8,000 lbs. of static stress without failing. The belt end tab is sealed with our proprietary resin which impregnates the material and prevents fraying.

 

1-3/4" Black

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

1-3/4" Coyote

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

1-3/4" O.D.

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

1-1/2" Black

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

1-1/2" Coyote

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

1-1/2" O.D.

 
5-stitch…$54.95
C.S.M.…$64.95
 

*44-49” add $5.00, 50-59” add $10.00 on Original Instructor and Frequent Flyer belts.



The Delrin rings used for
the Frequent Flyer's buckle.

The Wilderness
Frequent Flyer Belt

The 1-1/4" Frequent Flyer Belt™ was designed to still be sturdy enough to act as a proper gunbelt, but be narrow enough to fit sporty clothing and pass through metal detectors. While not intended to be load-bearing, the Frequent Flyer's™ construction is identical to the Instructor Belt's™. It's non-metallic Delrin rings provide a strong, good-looking buckle.

1-1/4" Black

 
5-stitch…$38.95
 

1-1/4" Coyote

 
5-stitch…$38.95
 

1-1/4" O.D.

 
5-stitch…$38.95
 

New! 1-1/2" Frequent Flyer™ Belt

Combining the best attributes of the non-metallic Delrin rings of the original Frequent Flyer™ with the wider webbing and increased support of the Instructor Belt™ series, the new 1-1/2" Frequent Flyer Belt™ offers another option for travel or daily wear.

The picture at the right illustrates the new scaled-up 1-1/2" version of The Wilderness' custom-cast Delrin rings (right) in comparison to the standard 1-1/4" Frequent Flyer rings (left).

1-1/2" Black

 
5-stitch…$41.95
 

1-1/2" Coyote

 
5-stitch…$41.95
 

1-1/2" O.D.

 
5-stitch…$41.95
 

 

*44-49” add $5.00, 50-59” add $10.00 on Original Instructor and Frequent Flyer belts.

Available from 24" to 59" in 1" increments. Correct sizing is vital to proper fit and function; please see directions below.


STIFFNESS OPTIONS

The 5-stitch model offers two stitch lines more than the basic belt along its length. This addition significantly stiffens the belt and enhances load bearing capability. It's vertical rigidity is similar to a high-quality leather gunbelt. We think this is the best one for most gun-carrying operations, both inside-the-pants and belt holsters.

The Combat Shooters Model™ (C.S.M.), available on the Instructor Belts™, adds a polyethylene insert which adds even more vertical rigidity. This model is slightly thicker than the 5-stitch models and may not fit some Kydex holsters belt loops. We recommend it for action shooters and security work where numerous items such as duty holsters will be worn on the belt.

If it's not a Wilderness Original Instructor Belt™,
it's just a copy.


VERY IMPORTANT: BELT SIZE MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

Wilderness belts are sized by a true measured belt size to the nearest single inch, not a two inch range. We ask that you put a cloth tape through the belt loops of the pants that you would normally wear the belt with, pulling as tightly as you typically pull a belt, and measure to the nearest single inch. If you regularly wear an in-the-waistband holster and mag pouches, we recommend you place them in your pants for measuring.

Ideally, the hook fastener material on the belt tab should center evenly in the loop fastener material area on the belt body. From an ideal fit you will then have an 1-3/4" of adjustment in each direction. This is usually enough of an adjustment to cinch down for something heavy on the outside of the belt, or loosen the belt for an in-the-waistband holster. If your I.W.B. holster is for a particularly thick gun, you may want to assume an extra inch.

You can also measure by laying a leather belt out flat on a table, and measure from the inside edge of the buckle away from the hinge to the hole that you currently use (it is important that the inside length of the buckle be included in the measurement,) and as above, measure to the nearest single inch.

If you would like any assistance in the measuring process, please feel free to call us. A quick call is easier and cheaper for everyone than a belt exchange.

VERY IMPORTANT: PROPER BELT USE FOR SAFETY, DURABILITY

Our Instructor Beltª is very tough and has tremendous load-bearing ability when used properly according to the included directions. However, the operator MUST thread the belt tab through the buckle around the floating bar before fastening with the Velcro¨ (see pictures below). The hook-and-loop fastener is only to retain the loose end from flopping around. It will quickly lose its stitching and be destroyed if the buckle is improperly used. With proper threading it should last for years. The Velcro¨ has no load-bearing capability on its own and the safety function of the belt will be completely undermined if improperly used.

We recommend cleaning any lint or particles out of the hook and loop Velcro¨ once in a while to extend its life and maintain its adhesive abilities.



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Wilderness Tactical Belt Inventory

Size in inches
Color
Stock status

5-Stitch Instructor Belt 1-1/2”

   

 30

 Black

Yes
30
Coyote Brown
Yes 
30 Olive Drab Yes
32 Black Yes
32 Coyote Brown No
32 Olive Drab Yes
34 Black Yes
34 Coyote Brown No
36 Black No
36 Coyote Brown Yes
36 Olive Drab No
37 Black No
38 Black Yes
38 Coyote Brown No
38 Olive Drab Yes
40 Black No
40 Coyote Brown Yes
40 Olive Drab No
 42 Black No
42 Coyote Brown Yes
42 Olive Drab Yes
44 Black Yes
44 Coyote Brown No
46 Coyote Brown Yes
 46 Khaki Yes
46 Olive Drab Yes
48 Olive Drab No
50 Khaki No
50 Olive Drab No
5-Stitch Instructor Belt 1-3/4”    
34 Black Yes
36 Black Yes
42 Black Yes
46 Black Yes
48 Black Yes
50 Black Yes
Titanium 5-Stitch Instructor 1-1/2”    
50  Black Yes
CSM Instructor Belt 1-1/2”    
30 Black Yes
34 Black Yes
40 Black Yes
42 Black Yes
44 Black Yes
48 Black Yes
50 Black Yes
Titanium CSM Instructor 1-1/2"    
38 Black Yes
38 Olive Drab Yes
42 Coyote Brown Yes
48 Black Yes
50 Black Yes
5-Stitch Frequent Flyer Belt 1-1/4”    
32 Coyote Brown Yes
34 Black Yes
34 Coyote Brown Yes
36 Black Yes
38 Black Yes
38 Coyote Brown Yes
40 Coyote Brown Yes
42 Black Yes
42 Coyote Brown Yes
44 Black Yes
44 Coyote Brown Yes
46 Black Yes
46 Coyote Brown Yes
48 Black Yes
48 Coyote Brown Yes
50 Black Yes
50 Coyote Brown Yes
5-Stitch Frequent Flyer Belt 1-1/2”    
32 Black Yes
32 Coyote Brown Yes
34 Black Yes
34 Coyote Brown Yes
36 Black Yes
36 Coyote Brown Yes
37 Black Yes
37 Coyote Brown Yes
38 Black Yes
38 Coyote Brown Yes
40 Coyote Brown Yes
42 Black Yes
44 Black Yes
44 Coyote Brown Yes
46 Black Yes
46 Coyote Brown Yes
48 Black Yes
48 Coyote Brown Yes
50 Coyote Brown Yes

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