How To Choose A Gun Belt

There are a number of items to consider when choosing a gun belt. For example, depending on the side-arm, your belt will have to be more or less stout. Larger guns will require a stronger belt, while smaller guns won’t.

Before purchasing a gun belt, consider the following factors to be sure that the belt you choose is really right for you:


Guns are heavy. For any situation where some tactical belt is required, be it open-carry or concealed, the weapon will usually be worn for an extended period of time. Having a good tactical belt isn’t just about comfort, it’s about reality. Spend too long with the wrong kind of equipment and you’ll limit your ability to perform the duties for which you purchased the gun belt in the first place.


A gun belt should be made of high quality material, the kind of material that will stand the test of time and can handle extensive use. While certain fiber options can be strong, leather is a really the best gun belt material.


Next you’re going to want to be sure whatever belt you choose, it has been sized correctly. If it’s too small, it’ll do more harm than good. If it’s too long, it will become cumbersome and likewise be less-effective. For these reasons, it is important to get the sizing of your gun belt just right. Look for sellers that offer a variety of sizing arrangements and don’t settle for a belt that doesn’t really fit.

Holster Size

Be sure that the width of the gun belt is requisite to your holster’s size. Thickness is very important. Be sure to get a holster that is big enough to accept a substantially thick belt, especially if you’re planning on carrying a lot of things on it.

A sagging belt will reveal your weapon, should you be concealing it. Even if concealment is not your highest priority, things will just be plain uncomfortable. So, when choosing belt and holster, go on the thick side.

Go For Quality

Guns and their accessories are naturally expensive. Planning for these exigencies when approaching their purchase only makes sense.

With gun belts, spare no expense – your comfort and the ability to effectively conceal a weapon have no true price. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.
Contact The Wilderness

For more information on gun belts or expert advice choosing the right gun belt for you contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at The Wilderness!

Concealment Holsters 101

If you are looking for a concealed weapon holster, The Wilderness has your back. When looking at concealment holsters, there are usually three objectives to consider:

  • Security – make sure that the holster holds the firearm securely in place while you are running, getting in and out of vehicles, etc.
  • Access – a concealment holster should provide access to the firearm in a very short amount of time, even in a compromised position.
  • Concealment – a good product should not let the firearm be visible by any means, including ‘printing’ through some clothing.

Since your holster is a vital piece serving as the interface between your body and your firearm, it is imperative that you find the right holster that fits your needs and comfort level. Everyone’s preferences are different, so you should find the one that is comfortable for you to wear while providing the best concealment and accessibility.

The most popular types of concealed weapon holsters are:

  • Hip – easily the most popular, and it comes in a variety of styles.
  • IWB (inside-the-waistband) – the most concealable type of holster, but it may be uncomfortable for some.
  • Ankle – this option is not ideal for your primary firearm but is a great option for back-up concealment.
  • Pocket holsters – the most convenient (and often overlooked) way to carry a smaller firearm.

Here at The Wilderness, we can help find the perfect concealed weapon holster to fit your needs. We offer a variety of styles to accommodate just about any firearm. Let’s take a look at some options offered by The Wilderness.

The Safepacker – this pancake style holster is possibly the best, most versatile holster on the market. With it’s high quality construction and attention to detail, this is a great option for a variety of uses.

The Wilderness Renegade – this ankle holster has been a favorite of law enforcement, professionals, and enthusiasts alike for years. A classic for secondary smaller firearms.

The Zip Slide – this straight drop, minimalist style side holster has been a favorite among CCW carriers for more than 20 years. High quality construction along with an extensive compatibility list make this a top pick for concealment options.

The Wilderness offers the highest quality holsters and gear available. You can be sure to find exactly what you are looking for and more, so be sure to visit us in store or online for more information and all your firearm and tactical gear needs.

Stretchable Ammo Carriers Make Great Stocking Stuffers

If you are looking for a stocking stuffer for the firearm or hunting enthusiast in your life, then stretchable ammo carriers are a great choice!

Stretchable Thing

The Wilderness “Stretchable Ammo Thing” equipment collection is made from tough elastic capable of carrying of shotgun shells, ammunition, electric batteries, prints, illumination sticks, or whatever else you can neatly fit into the stretchable cases.

The Wilderness Stretchable Ammo Things come in various widths. These ammo carriers can be purchased in variations made for .308, .44, .45 and .357 rounds. Their enhanced webbing is “super-tough” so it is resistant to damage, and it can safely and securely carry any shotgun shells, bullets or electric batteries you might need. Plus, these stretchable ammo carriers are conveniently attached to carabiner so you can take them any where you go! And, their unique design makes it easy to transfer shells from the elastic holder directly to your clip or barrel with a press of the thumb.

A Versatile Gift For Your Outdoor Enthusiast

Wilderness products are made with the typical outdoorsman in mind. Avid campers, hikers and hunters are bound to use tactical lights and hand held lights on a regular basis. Because of this, our “stretchable” accessories include broadened carriers for AA batteries, as well as other electric batteries, in addition to ammo. The Stretchable Battery pack Holder accommodates half a dozen lithium batteries or half a dozen AA electric batteries in one convenient strip, giving you a smart, hassle-free, method for electric battery portability.

About The Wilderness

Wilderness Tactical Products, was established in 1981 to meet the requirements of people that wanted tough, quality products. They are a Phoenix-based manufacturer, and each and every Wilderness product is made in the USA. For 30 years Wilderness Tactical Products surely have been tried and tested as a company over and over again.

The Wilderness’ tactical products are regularly favored by serious mountain trekkers, outdoors consumers, search and rescue teams, armed forces, intelligence, police forces, as well as civilian experts around the globe.

Contact The Wilderness today for more information on their stretchable ammo carriers and other great tactical accessories for the outdoor enthusiast in your life!

Find The Perfect Gift This Holiday Season At The Wilderness!

If you are looking for a good gift to buy for a friend, relative or yourself this holiday season, consider purchasing a concealed carry backpack. Concealed carry backpacks make the perfect gift for the firearm, hiking, camping or hunting enthusiast in your life who’d prefer to keep their gun close, but without attracting a lot of extra, unwanted attention.

Plenty Of Pockets

The ideal concealed carry backpack should have many compartments. This allows a person to travel freely around town, or go camping or hiking without having to worry about exposing his or her gun. The bag should also be able to carry a variety of guns, ranging from the LC9 and CZ P-07, to the Beretta 92FS. The Beretta is the largest handgun in the market, so if you are able to fit that in your concealed carry backpack, then any other handgun should fit just fine!

Comfort Is Key

The best concealed carry backpack doesn’t only conceal your gun, it’s also comfortable to travel around with. Whether you’re running errands in town or camping out in the middle of the woods, comfort paramount to a successful trip. You should feel comfortable enough to throw your backpack over one of your shoulders, without having to worrying about displacing your handgun or valuables or causing yourself back pain or discomfort.

Because your concealed carry backpack will be primarily used for travel, the shoulder straps of the best concealed backpack should be a comfortable fit for your shoulders and back. The straps should also be adjustable in case you need to carry a heavier load. If you like hiking, consider purchasing a a bag that can carry goods on the outside as well as the inside, and that comes with attachments to help secure your extra stuff safely.

More Than A Backpack, A Wilderness Pack

This holiday season, get the outdoor enthusiast in your life a Wilderness Pack. Wilderness Packs are legendary for their toughness and comfort. All packs are constructed with a unique racking system for balancing heavy loads, optional lining and even a “stealth” laminate construction options made specifically for hunters!

These durable, high-quality backpacks are normally so in-demand they are out of stock, but now thanks to The Wilderness’ newly expanded production facilities these highly requested backpacks are back in stock and ready for purchase!

Contact The Wilderness and get your loved one the best concealed carry backpack on the market today!

Looking For A Quality Range Bag?

Why Choose Wilderness Tactical, LLC Products?

Wilderness Tactical, LLC, is committed to providing the most durable products made with the highest quality materials to ensure long lasting products that can stand up to some of the harshest conditions. Our products have been rigorously tested in the field by experts, outdoors enthusiasts, search and rescue personnel, armed military, as well as police and intelligence agencies, instruction and civilian professionals. Our products have proven their superior compatibility for any tactical need you may have. All of our products are made here in the United States and continue to be one of the most trusted names in tactical gear around the world.

Introducing The Best Range Bag

The Wilderness proudly introduces our newest high quality range bag. We are committed to giving intense attention to every detail. Each and every seam in this bag is taped with nylon binding tape and multi-stitched, including backstitching on all starts and stops of the stitch runs to safeguard against rips and tears for years to come. We use ballpoint needles in our production so that the quality materials we use are not cut or torn, rather spread apart, so you can rest assured the integrity of the material is not compromised and will stand the test of time no matter what.

The Wilderness Premier Range Bag has a total squared measurement of 15¼” x 11¾” with an internal measurement of 14½” x 7″ x 9″, giving you ample space for all your tactical storage needs. This bag also features a double zippered top opening for easy access, two outside padded pockets with attached envelope pockets with a three sided zipper on one pocket for full access to all your items. The Shoulder strap attachments points feature 2-inch ‘D’ rings on each end allowing you to attach your favorite snap hook shoulder strap while being adaptable to any hardware-free strap.

Velcro fields on the inside of the main body accommodate tailoring the range bag to make it your own, while making the most of the space, giving you the option to rearrange or reconfigure the inside to suit your specific needs. With available accessories such as cartridge/shell/magazine carrier inserts, combat optic tool/wrench carrier, dividers, and a magnetic work pad, you are sure to have what you need, and more, in any situation!

The SBR Rifle Case, The Ultimate Tactical Accessory

The Wilderness Premier Gun Case is an exceptional product designed by President Ralph Holzhaus and consultant Giles Stock for all your tactical gun carrying needs. It far exceeds many of the options available for discretely carrying your tactical rifle. This top-of-the-line case will outperform its competitors every time and provide you with a state-of-the-art design that suits your personal needs.

Built to Last

The Wilderness Premier Gun Case is a SBR rifle case (short-barrel rifle case) composed of heavy duty materials allowing for a sturdy outer layer guaranteed to stand the test of time. It also features —

  • A hybrid construction that provides rigidity in a soft-shell case.
  • A superior aluminum stay system for support.
  • Firearm suspension made possible by the MOLLE-compatible PALS sectioned webbing lining the interior of the case.
  • Full 360×360 degree soft-shell padded protection using 3/8″ closed-cell foam.
  • Reinforced perimeter baffling with rigid polymer-reinforcement, to cushion your firearm from any falls or unexpected drops.
  • 1000D Cordura material, for a durable, yet soft exterior shell.
  • Abrasion resistant nylon coating.

Securing Your Weapon

To secure your weapon and accessories to the PALS webbing face, the Wilderness Premiere SBR Case comes with —

  • (2) 12″ ladder-lock nylon straps
  • (3) 6″ single-wrap self-gripping straps
  • (3) 12″ single-wrap adjustable straps

Plus, any MOLLE-compatible pouches or pockets are also easily attached to the PALS interface.

Additional Features

An optional extendable utility pocket with Velcro for affixing additional “shingle” inserts is available. This feature cannot be added post-production, however, so ensure that you request this feature, should you want it, at the time you order your case.

Other additional features include —

  • Magazine carriers for (3) 5.56mm AR type or 7.62x39mm AK magazines
  • Adaptable pockets allow for larger magazines
  • A version for (2) 7.62mm magazines (M14, M1A, SCAR)

Several case lengths are also available:

  • 31″
  • 36″
  • 39″
  • 45″
  • 55″

These lengths can fit the following: SBRs, full-length shotguns, precision tactical rifles. Larger cases can also allow for a 20-round magazine loaded into an AR, if needed. Smaller versions are perfect to fit a broken-down AR, or act as a storage and carry case for multiple AR uppers.

Wilderness, Home of The Original Instructor Belt

In a class by itself, the Original Instructor Belt is the most useful tactical belt on the market. This highly versatile belt is strong enough to be used in emergency rescue situations, but stylish and comfortable enough for everyday use as a regular belt or for concealed-carry.

Emergency Situations

In an emergency situation, the Original Instructor Belt is there for you when you need it most. Although not intended to replace a standard rappelling harness, it has the strength necessary for an emergency contingency rappel, or belay. If the worst happens, you can be sure that this instructor belt will remain firm and won’t break on you, even if you load it down with a lot of weight.

Daily Use

You don’t have to be a rescue training instructor to enjoy our Original Instructor Belt! The Wilderness Original Instructor Belt is comfortable enough to be worn as part of a standard everyday uniform. The instructor belt is designed for use by SWAT, as well as fire rescue personnel. The Wilderness Original Instructor belt is made from high-quality, durable materials, so it is guaranteed to last a long time. Plus, each belt is custom constructed to fit your exact measurements and ensure that it’s the only belt you’ll ever need.

A Serious Piece Of Equipment

Can this belt really save my life? Yes.

Though we have designed this belt with comfort and style in mind, the Wilderness Original Instructor Belt is first and foremost a serious piece of rescue and safety equipment. And, it could save your life. Our belts are static stress tested in a lab and have withstood as much as 8,000lbs of static stress without failing. This means that in a situation where you are at risk of falling or emergency repelling is required, you don’t have to worry.

Get The Original

Often imitated, but never duplicated. The Wilderness is the sole manufacturer and provider of the Original Instructor Belt. If it’s not a Wilderness Original Instructor Belt, it’s an imitation.

Don’t risk your life with a poor quality copy! Instead, contact a Wilderness tactical gear expert today to talk about purchasing the one and only Original Instructor Belt.