Competition Shooting Rig


July 25, 2005, 11:54 AM
I'm taking a Competition Fundamentals Class in about a month. My current set up is the following: Wilderness belt, a paddle holster and a paddle dual mag pouch for my run and gun needs.

Could you guys provide me some links to a nice belt that wont break the bank? I'm looking for something that had 2 belts. I've seen belts that have velcro and I think something like that would be good for taking off the belt easy.

Thanks for your help

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July 25, 2005, 04:51 PM
Two of the better ones is the CR Speed belts and the Safariland..

might look at these couple of places..

Jim Watson
July 25, 2005, 05:24 PM
I don't understand the problem. What is wrong with a Wilderness belt with paddle holster? Velcro double belts are only useful with skeleton IPSC speed holsters which are darned expensive themselves. Take the class and then figure out what new gear you need.

July 25, 2005, 06:54 PM
Thanks for the info :D Now the shopping begins.

I've taken the beginners course and didnt like the setup I listed earlier. Just want something different.


Chris Rhines
July 25, 2005, 07:26 PM
Rescomp sells a ready-to-go competition rig - World Champion holster, three magazine pouches, belt, and underbelt, for $335. You could do a lot worse.

I compete in Limited using Production gear - Blade-Tech DOH holster with Tek-Lok, Comp-Tac clip-on mag pouches, and the aforementioned Wilderness belt. It works well enough.

- Chris

Walt Sherrill
July 27, 2005, 10:41 AM
Kinda depends on which specific form of competition you're most interested in -- or whether you want to shoot in more than one. Stuff that's suitable for the top-end unlimited IPSC wouldn't be legal for IDPA, and stuff that's suitable for IDPA might not be competitive for IPSC, etc., etc.

I just use good stuff that is suitable for concealed carry but legal for IPDA and IPSC Production. I might not do as well against the big (fast) guys, but that would still be the case if I had the best equipment. <sad grin>

July 27, 2005, 08:07 PM
Get good adjustable mag holders, they help. A straight drop Kydex holster is plenty good for all but the top levels of competition, and costs about $15.

July 27, 2005, 09:02 PM
I have a Tucker bullhide leather belt with the velcro sewn in (for my CCW holster). I've been using a Comp-Tac paddle speed holster and Fobus paddle mag pouches with my Beretta 92G for USPSA. My draws and reloads are at least as fast as most of the people in the B or C class that I've seen...I just need to do a better job of hitting the target!

I had a Wilderness style belt, but I couldn't get it comfortable with the rings and velcro fastening. The Tucker belt works great -- very solid and supports the weight of the gun and 4 mags just fine. It cost about $75 delivered...worth every penny. The Comp-Tac holster was a splurge...around $50. There is a quantum leap in the quality, though, over the Fobus holster I was using. The retention is perfect and fits the gun just right. I bought another one for my Glock 17 to use for USPSA, too.

July 27, 2005, 10:53 PM
I bought all my stuff on Ebay.

* Safariland underbelt $17

* Uncle Mikes comp belt $22

July 28, 2005, 12:17 PM
I have two good rigs. One is for USPSA, for my Para, and it includes a Safariland 012 Holster (about $175), a CR Speed two-piece belt (about $45), and two Universal Shooting Academy adjustable mag pouches ($25 ea). This rig is not legal for UPSSA Production or for IDPA. I got the holster used from a friend, so I saved some bucks.

Everyone says the CR Speed holster is by far the best of its type. You can put the inner belt on, threaded through your belt loops, and it has the soft velcro on the outside so it's comfortable and doesn't snag. You place your holster and pouches on the outer belt, and when you're ready to go, you stick it on the inner belt.

My other rig is for my G35, and it has a stiff leather dress belt I got at JCPenney for about $15 or $20, and a Blade Tech holster and double mag pouch ($39.99 for the Combo Pak Special). I really like the holster, and it comes with a paddle rig that can replace the belt loop. The mag pouches fit closely around the mags so they're in the same place every time. This rig is legal for IDPA and USPSA Production.

I also have a Fobus Roto holster and double mag pouch for my Para which I like. The mag pouches are looser, but they have a piece of carpet that allows them to work with other mags. I tried a Fobus with the G35 but it held the gun too tightly. I could make it work, but I didn't want to take the time.

July 29, 2005, 03:01 PM
I'm going to have to try out the CR Speed Rig. Anyone know were I can find the best price for one?

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