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Ares Inner and Outer LE Duty Belt

Brad Trittipo ·
Aries Inner and Outer LE Duty Belt What is the big deal with this belt? In August of 2012 I spoke with Jake of Ares Gear in reference to their Duty Belt. I was interested in what made his duty belt different from other Nylon duty belts on the market. I explained that I have avoided Nylon Duty Belts my entire 13 years in Law Enforcement, except for the one year as a Jailer when we experimented with a “new” brown Nylon duty belt. That trial ended in failure due to lack of accessories, lack of...
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Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

Alspak ·
I am looking for gear testers/product feedback in Colorado. I will consider other locations, on a case by case basis. This is unpaid, except the reward of improving gear, and use of the cool new kit. Over the last 2 years I have been developing a new modular load carriage system that is lighter than current equipment, without sacrificing strength. 2 of our users just finished the Thunder beast/ Competition Dynamics 24 hr sniper adventure challenge in NM; their reviews were all positive.
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AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
A conversation got started a few months back with Alex from AttackPAK. It was centered around a video review of a battle belt system I had posted. Alex had mentioned the integrated battle belt system in his packs. I said I didn't have any experience with them. Consequently, I later ended up receiving a Stealth Pack system to put some miles on. Simply put, the pack is pretty awesome. I feel like it's a rubix cube and I'm still figuring out all the shit it can do. Like for example, you can...
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Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

HighwayMan93 ·
Currently interested in the Ronin Tactics Shootres/Warrior Belts. Not sure how big of a difference the model w/ a D-Ring has over the one without. I'm also interested in suggestions to fit the below listed uses. Im a LEO assigned to investigatons and serve search/arrest warrants in a regular basis. We are plain clothes and not restricted on the gear we are allowed to wear. I'm also in the USMC Reserves and am looking to be able to use the same belt for training, rifle range, and possible...
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Mag Pouch for belt

theprince3521 ·
Looking for quad pistol mag pouch for first spearAGB. would prefer Velcro avenue for attaching to belt. Using G17 mags. Any suggestions?
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My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
I'll warn you up front. This seems like a long post. I read that we should not just post pics but actually talk about why we are running the gear and how it's performing. So I'm trying to honor that. If it's too much, just let me know. This is my current war belt, Version 4. This was more like an overhaul though than introducing some improvements to the previous "base system". That base system was sold on the E&E and is long gone. The war belt has been a work in progress, for about the...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I just did a follow up video review of the Go Bag Lid, which is the top portion that makes up all of AttackPAKs larger pack systems. It serves as the "lid" to the packs and a "go bag" type day pack. Pretty clever. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/go-bag-lid/
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I just posted another follow up video on the versatility of the AttackPAKs. Using the Go Bag Lid, you can create a seat of sorts to carry pretty much any load. Whether it is a injured person, 5 gallon fuel can or a 120lbs elk quarter. Lots of options with this backpack system. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/the-versatility-of-attackpaks/ (Yes there is a EMDOM patch on there, but it is the Stealth Pack by AttackPAK)
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redrum007 ·
out of curiosity do you think the "lid" will attach to other packs, perhaps a mystery ranch?
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tugboat12 ·
REDRUM007 - I feel like the Go Bag Lid is pretty universal. It is just a matter of if there are buckles corresponding at the top and bottom of the Mystery Ranch pack. I haven't have the chance to use one of those though...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

libertarian45 ·
A thought ref the straps slipping off the shoulders: can they be extended long enough so one can criss cross them across his chest? That is connect top left with bottom right and top right with bottom left. That might solve the problem.
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tugboat12 ·
LIBERTARIAN45 - I just tried it... Almost choked myself out putting it on. Haha, the straps are too short for that. It is easy enough to just lash them with a small piece of cord, or a carabiner.
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libertarian45 ·
Worth a try anyway. Got me thinking....we can probably do same with the top bag of our issue ruck. I'll try it when I'm done stuffing myself with turkey...Figures they'd give us this gear and not bother telling us its capabilities...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I recently followed up my initial review of my Stealth Pack, taking a deeper look at the battle belt portion of it. Lots of modularity and flexibility in the design... https://kitbadger.com/attackpak-belt-system/
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Malpaso ·
Great pack idea. Great video review as well. Wouldn't have minded having that in Yellowstone this past summer.
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tugboat12 ·
Yes, it carries well. The thing I never appreciated until using this pack too, is the ability of the pack to move side to side (think shoulders moving to one side, independent of your hips). Super nice crossing creeks and jumping boulders, when your body is contorting into weird positions, trying to keep yourself out of the drink...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

aluminumfalcon ·
Run a 5k trail route with it. Stop along the way and do some burpees, squats, and pullups on a tree branch. That will give you a far better critique than anything you'll read on the internet.
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B0308 ·
Well written and nice pics. Sounds like you have refined it well to fit your mission/use. Will go check out the McNet knife, probably cost me money.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
One of a few comments I left out. The DownRangeGear malice stabilizers really work well in this scenario because the backside as you see it, is the Velcro loop. So that attaches to the Velcro of the inner belt and overall adds to the security of the pouch. Chris @ DownRangeGear is a Marine veteran who does try to go above and beyond to provide good customer service. I've order a lot of buckles and webbing etc. from him because I like to try different things with my gear.
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RobertTheTexan ·
Thank you B0308. Honestly, I was trying hard to get it finished, it was about 0300 and I can tell from my many mistakes. On the McNett fixed blade. I picked mine up from OPTactical, but I believe Jon stopped carrying that item. They are another really solid gear company. You can contact them, it's possible they may have one not on the inventory books.
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firemission4mortars ·
Well written post.While i am sure not everyone will agree with all your choices , at least you have thought them through. Only thing left is to run it hard and see what shakes loose or chafes the fuck out of you.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

lcpl1066 ·
Get suspenders. Especially if you add a radio and water to your belt. You can get Vtac or other tactical brands, but some guys get Husky or similar carpentry style options from the hardware store and they work reasonably well. Contractors spend a lot more time working, climbing, and crawling with weight hanging off their belts than we do. They don't get to say it is too hot or too cold to train.
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Re: Mag Pouch for belt

Middlelength ·
First spear makes a three mag pouch. Esstac makes a quad, or can make a quad with a call. Theirs are great, but you need to mod your own retention flaps if that is something you want.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

sparky-kb ·
Have you looked at the new USGI tourniquet pouches? They are part of the IFAK II and are made by Sekri I believe. They are pretty nice and are a good way to keep your TQ out of the dirt and elements. They can be mounted horizontally with velcro straps or vertically with MOLLE. The pouch secures closed with velcro and a metal snap button. There is a pull loop to grab that allows you to in snap the button and then the velcro completely opens up along the front.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
Sparky, Talk about late to the party.... Thanks, that's a good option and I'm going to look into that. Does it deploy pretty quickly? I picked up a few of these to try from BFG, they call it "The Hammock" and it's working out ok. It mounts to the very bottom of your malice clips, so it may be limited in how you can mount it. I haven't tried it with my pouches that use webbing instead of malice clips, but it should still work. Jur y is still out but, the TQ does deploy pretty quickly, I'm...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

J_B ·
After a few months of agonizing over a “callout” belt for K9 callouts when deployed with our swatties, I went with a Ronin Senshi. I had an open spot,up front, between the buckle and my holster and went with the SoilEater beltmounted TQ holder. https://www.soileater.com/prod...urniquet-holder-bmth
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RobertTheTexan ·
That's not a bad design at all. I guess the velcro must be the cost difference. That BFG hammock is like $11 bucks, mil disc. But I like that you can mount it and it doesn't block any of the velcro that secures to your inner belt. That's pretty slick.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

Crazee357 ·
I've used both the IFAK II TQ holder and the BFG Hammock, both work well however as noted, the BFG is somewhat limited in how you can mount it (on the bottom of another pouch). As an alternate to suspenders if that belt gets unstable I'd recommend any of several belt systems that have a hook and pile tape inner and a MOLLE outer: I have one from G Code (Warrior Poet Society also has one) and I have found to be amazingly stable even with a full kit on it. mine has 2x each handgun and rifle...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
Yeah, I noted the same limitation on the hammock myself. Most of my gear uses molle/pals webbing (with some belt hardware on my war belt being the exception) so I can usually find a spot for the hammock even if I need to bridge two pouches as I did on one of my chest rigs that have TT Universal mag pouches. I bridged two pouches and it works well but could present some issues if you're using belt mounting hardware. I like G-Code, their Operators Belt is the belt I chose for my war belt and...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

GTF425 ·
You can use zip ties to attach a Mayflower or BFG tourniquet holder horizontally to any belt. You can also girth hitch hair ties around a belt or through PALS channels and run a TQ through the loops if you don't want to buy a commercial holder.
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Crazee357 ·
Apologies, I was referring to G code’s belt, not their TQ holder.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

Longeye ·
There are a number of good/decent TQ pouches on the market. The main thing is to have your TQ in one. Having a TQ rubber banded to your gear is a good way to: A. Lose your TQ when the rubber bands rot. B. Have a damaged TQ when you need it most. I have seen a lot of exposed carry TQs with the velcro rubbed flat or filled so full of lint that the hook won't close on the loop. I have seen some that have been worn so much the edges have rubbed all the way through the stitches. This is why I an...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

jumpermed ·
Also concern that TQs exposed to environment may have a higher failure rate according to a a 2011 article. BLUF ABSTRACT We hypothesize that an anecdotally observed increase in tourniquet breakage and decrease in effi cacy may be secondary to environmental exposure during military deployment. This was a study comparing effi cacy and breakage of 166 Afghanistan-exposed tourniquets to 166 unexposed tourniquets. Afghanistan exposure was defi ned as tourniquet carriage by fi eld staff in the...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

DirtySanchez ·
TQs. I had to have a chat with my kid (a cherry 11C) about his mounting a TQ on his plate carrier with rubberbands, ala "cool guy operator" style. I immediately ordered him a multicam, dedicted, enclosed TQ pouch for his issued CAT. I told him to stop trying to look cool just because he saw a pic of some operator, operating with something set up for a VERY specific reason. And, that just because a cool guy does it, it isn't necessarily correct or advisable.
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RobertTheTexan ·
This was a good post, really informative. I can see I didn't do my due diligence on the TQ. While I have considered the potential issues of having my TQ exposed I just didn't really pursue that thought to a conclusion of "this is a really bad idea". I considered access and one-handed deployment as my most critical factor. That might be because periodically I do inspect the trauma items in my ifak mostly because it gets so flipping hot here and heat can cause issues or deterioration,...
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RobertTheTexan ·
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MOJONIXON ·
I’ve been using the TT TQ pouch on my various belts for several years now and while never having it identified as having a TQ in it ( it seemed intuitive to me) it now has a small + patch on it with TQ written in big bold black sharpie. And no it’s not totally enclosed but still fairly well protected.
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jumpermed ·
Glad I could help. I apologize about the link. I don't like posting live links unless I have to. Regarding heat exposure there is is a very small study regarding heat exposure on TQs. https://www.ncbi . nlm. nih (dot) gov/pubmed/25770796 JSOM 2015 Spring;15(1):34-8. Laboratory testing of emergency tourniquets exposed to prolonged heat. Abstract BACKGROUND: Environmental exposure of tourniquets has been associated with component damage rates, but the specific type of environmental exposure,...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

XTCBX ·
Good info on heat exposure! The interior on my rig where there are multiple TQ stored gets up to 180+ in the summer, at least those will work...probably not the Narcan (we have) or Epinephrine (supposed to be issued out to us at some point) though.
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Longeye ·
As Pat always pointed out, context is important. My observations are based on daily patrol carry by deputies who sometimes carry things they don't entirely understand. For the guy whose rig is going to occasional classes on weekends and maybe killing some paper at a monthly match, the daily grind might not be as hard on a less protected TQ or other Med item. I tend to default to the daily patrol carry grind to setup my equipment. There are other variables as well. During some recent training...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

carry77 ·
LONGEYE if you wouldn’t mind, I’d be interested in how your currently running a TQ. What pouch/holder and location , belt or external vest ?
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Dux ·
In the interest of making distinctions, I would define "exposed" as being "banded" to gear or a belt. I would define "enclosed" as not necessarily being "fully enveloped" as that would make dispensing the tourniquet, especially under duress, difficult. With the premise once again that I am Mr. Nobody, most TQ pouches I am aware of do not fully envelope the TQ. But I've been wrong before. Ask my wife. By the way, this is not a linear decision. See the HSGI tourniquet Taco which allows you to...
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GTF425 ·
Per storage temp of Narcan, the link below is an article on temperature variation during storage and its effect on the medication. TL;DR - it's fine, storage in extreme heat has a minor effect on Narcan. Periodically inspect the kits and discard them if you note precipitation in the ampule. https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral DOT com/articles/10.1186/s12954-019-0288-4
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Malpaso ·
Here's what I have for a fully enclosed TQ pouch. It was made by TronTac, who used to be a member here, but has been dark since 2014. His Book of Faces doesn't seem to be active either. Anyway, great piece of kit. Got it based on this thread - https://www.lightfighter.net/t...37#19738093534869037 I should have gotten multiple ones.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

stoner01 ·
Another option is the 11-Ten carrier. I used the uncovered version while on duty. They also make a covered version as well. I used a few on duty, mostly with the tek-lok attachment system.
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Re: Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

XGEP ·
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Re: Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

Rob0811 ·
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Re: Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

flashpoint ·
I'm in the Springs. I hike at least 2x per week, so it'll get plenty of use. If it's tactical-ish colors and I can bust it out at the next FTX and have some guys put it through the ringer as an RTO pack for FO's
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Re: Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

Mike T ·
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Re: Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

Longeye ·
Take a hard look at the Crye MRB. It is composed of a liner belt, outer sleeve with MOLLE, and a sleeve belt. You install an Ares gear 1.5" Aegis belt in place of the sleeve belt, so that you have enough stiffness bear the holster correctly. It is an awesome combo. It is very trim, rides comfortably, eliminates the need for belt keepers and is well thought out. The trim nature means that MOLLE pouches ride right against your body, and do not cantilever off the belt like many designs do. It...
 
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