Here is a tidbit from the Milt Sparks "Questions" pageIs the 1/4" thick leather the standard for leather gun belts?
I'm not sure there is a "standard" for thickness. That's why I suggested you pay attention to advertised thickness from various makers.Our gun belts are made and have always been made of two layers of 6½ to 7 oz leather cut from the backbone of the hide. This equates to approximately 13/64” to 7/32” in overall thickness. Keep in mind that this is the belt thickness we fit our holsters to, and our holsters are intended to fit snug on the belt. Any manufacturers’ belt over 7/32″ thick will be somewhat tighter in the loops of one of our holsters than on a belt of our own manufacture. Any measurement over 1/4″ in overall thickness of leather and you may not be able to close the snaps over the belt!
The Beltman says Frequently Asked QuestionsThe thickness will be a tad shy of .25 inches.
I think we've had a recommendation for Bigfoot gun belts Leather Gun Belt (18oz) with Steel CoreEach layer of the bull hide is almost 1/8" thick so the finished dual-layer CCW belt will be ALMOST 1/4" thick.
Chances are good, that Bigfoot belt isn't going to work with a Milt Sparks holster.These legendary gun belts all come in the standard 1.5 inch width; the 18 oz. steel core gun belt option is approximately .291” thick.
I ordered one a few weeks ago, it is a well made, heavy duty belt that looks like a dress belt. It’s custom made to my specifications for color, length, width, stitching, buckle, and the number of holes. It was $85 plus shipping and I had it in about 12 days. Carries my Staccato P in a Garrett OWB holster nice and tight.I am partial to the Ares Gear Aegis Belt. It is made from very stiff scuba webbing and has a bombproof infinitely adjustable buckle. Fits true to size.
If you want a leather belt check out this link to The Ultimate Gun Belt. I do not own one but after perusing the wealth of info on the website I am intrigued. They have many carry specific options and you can have holes spaced at 3/4" rather than the traditional 1"
I ordered one a few weeks ago, it is a well made, heavy duty belt that looks like a dress belt. It’s custom made to my specifications for color, length, width, stitching, buckle, and the number of holes. It was $85 plus shipping and I had it in about 12 days. Carries my Staccato P in a Garrett OWB holster nice and tight.
Trying to lose a few pounds so I hedged my bet, 7 holes 1” apart, just in case!Good to hear Pete. Did you go with the 1" hole spacing or the 3/4" hole spacing?