As someone who carries a 41-ounce handgun, take it from me: #beltsmatter. Not only do I have to use a belt that’s stiffer than a quadruple shot of whiskey, I have to cinch it tighter than Sinbad Jr. facing a pack of pirates. In fact, I couldn’t carry my Wilson without a top notch (so to speak) gun belt. To lessen the wear-and-tear on my midsection, I’ve taken to donning a Tommy John always tucked undershirt; it makes drawing from my K-Rounds OWB holster a lot smoother and helps maintain blood flow to my nether regions. Highly recommended. The T-shirt, not my nether regions. Anyway, a good carry system needs a solid foundation: a proper gun belt. The definition of proper being . . .
the stiffest belt you can stomach (literally). Consider a Kydex-reinforced belt; they’re hideously expensive and worth every penny. Also buy a belt that offers as much adjustment as possible. There will be times when you’re carrying a gun in a holster attached to your belt, and times when you’re not. Regardless of the size, weight, shape or carry system you use, those are two very different settings. Hence the fact that I’m highlighting the adjustable KORE ESSENTIALS belt above. I haven’t tested it for stiffness, but the idea seems sound. Perhaps TTAG readers can recommend belts for beginners. But please, not in white. Unless you’ve got the tasselled loafers to match.