I'm really surprised with the results of a belt purchased yesterday. It is a 1.5" wide leather belt and to say it works well carrying my lightweight CM9 is an understatement. I normally wear a regular heavy leather belt but it doesn't come close to the comfort of the new belt. Obviously the "gun" belt is distributing the gun weight well. Of course the CM9 weighs very little but the comfort is noticeable and leads me to think I could easily carry a heavier weapon for instance a K9 which I hope to acquire sometime. Jeeze gun belts are expensive!