Originally Posted by AR10
I am told Galco is well.made. let us know.
I do not need a dress belt, so my belt of choice is an instructors belt. The wilderness. Awesome product. Double layer of nylon sewn over a tuff plastic core. I have a 20,000 pound tow strap for vehicle recovery that is less stiff.
When it comes to CC, your belt is as or more important than your holster. If you can adapt to the concept, the right suspenders will also make a night and day change in your carry comfort.
I have a belt just like you described that is made by Dickies. It has a plastic core, with a double layer of nylon and a layer of leather. It is a butt ugly belt but it will support anything I am going to carry. The belt is considered a tool belt. The Dickies belt is over kill for carrying a gun.
I got my open carry belt at Sears. The LGS had the exact same belt except it didn't say craftsman on it for $60. It even had the same design tooled into it. Sears offered the belt for $20.