I haven't purchased this belt yet but for those saying the dye isn't good, here is what you can do. Having been a shoe repairman for 39 years, I feel I can tell you how to make that finish much better. Go to your local shoe repair shop and buy a bottle of Lincoln brand dye in brown. It will darken the leather but be a rich brown tone. Do it in an outdoor or garage environment so as not to fumigate family members. The odor is strong but very tolerable. Put two coats on allowing 24 hrs. drying in between coats. After the second coat let dry as before. You'll see a bronze casting look on the belt. No worries. Just take a clean cloth and rub it very well. It will be gone. Let the dye cure for several days before wearing and feast buff it prior to wearing. The fibers are now totally penetrated with the color, not top finish dyed. When it shows wear down the road repeat with one coat. Hope this helps someone.
Permastiff insert inherently flawed causing cotton stitching to break/separate leather halves on belt.
Had belt about 2 months and wear daily. The area where I draw the belt through the buckle show signs of the dye wearing off as it is cracking. I have other "gun belts" I've had for many years and never showed this type of wear until they were very old. Cheap Chinese crap. No more 511 gear for me. Hope no one's life depends on it!
Have had this belt for 4 years now and it's been the only belt I've owned. Fantastic belt that's held up longer than all other belts I've owned before it. Leaving this review because I'm finally back to order a few more.
After using this belt for concealed carry for three months the stiffener broke at the hole I use and in the first couple of weeks the poorly stapled leather that holds the tail of the belt was broke.
I wear this belt most days. It's very sturdy and has a nice, clean look. It supports my full size concealed carry weapon and in two years, has not sagged with carrying nearly every day. I have one of each color so I can wear it with most outfits. Only downside I have had with the belt is that the insert will break at the hole you use the most. It doesn't limit the functionality of the belt, but it looks a bit funky if you use the next smallest hole. Cuff key is a bit difficult to get out of the holder, but you can get it out with a little wiggling.
I use this belt when I wear a suit to court (couple times a month.)
It holds my holster tight.
The color wears quickly. I wish it was solid color all the way through as opposed to surface dye.
This thing was truly built like a tank, and nothing i threw on it could possibly bend it. Having pistol holsters, and vest straps, knife sheathes, flashlights, and dump pouches all on it at the same time, and it stood sturdy. Even having a 130LB girlfriend hang from it couldn't budge it, and my belt and pants stayed firmly in place. My only gripe is that after a couple months of wearing it continuously tight (I fell between the small and medium sizes, Got a small, wore it at the largest setting) the stiff insert inside seems to have broken, and now it is more loose, and slightly less stiff. All in All, I still love it, but I may have to buy another.
easily scratched with holster clip or cellphone case clip.
Quality not as good as 5 years ago.
I wear this belt every day and it was the best belt I have ever owned until I went from the second to last hole, to the last hole. After use at the last hole the insert broke making the end of the belt very flimsy. A new cell phone holster rubbed all the finish off the belt in a matter of hours. I could not find a tougher belt with the same look to replace mine so I am buying this belt again.