This is the third Galco belt I have owned. I personally prefer a 1 3/4” belt to carry the weight of a g17, appendix, plus a spare mag and a cat7 tourniquet in between the gun and spare mag all in front inside the waist band. Also a leather man wave at 9:00 outside the waist band.
I’m a 34” waist, so the medium belt works best. The belts last a few years of everyday use. 40 hours in a hot factory and training 4 or five hours a week on the range or weapons based grappling. After about 3 years the tension is not sufficient anymore.
The newest one I bought doesn’t have the inner liner that made the belt stiffer. This may not be an issue, but I prefer the stiffest belt I can get. Not sure if Galco offers that version anymore.
I ordered a large by mistake and Galco provided excellent customer service replacing it with a medium at my request.