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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Wisco, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Wisco

    Wisco Member

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    It was time for an upgrade. My last “war belt” setup was very basic and antiquated and contained no medical gear - think pistol belt, holster and only pistol mags. Here’s the new one:
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    The belt is an ATS. The inner belt is a stiff cordura of some brand from years back (Paraclete or Tactical Tailor or Eagle...IDK). ATS makes excellent gear for a very good price, but the inner belt they sell is serviceable, but not stiff, so I reused an older belt I had.

    It’s a very simple first-line gear setup. Make holes and fix holes.

    Working clockwise from the holster: Safariland something (that will be upgraded to better ALS, light-bearing model) holding a Glock. Rip away med pouch accessible by either hand - Contains a couple bandages, shears, and clotting agent. Benchmade Nimravus I’ve had forever and never used (it matches color. That’s important!) A basic molle M4 mag pouch for my carbine reload. A basic double pistol mag pouch for reloads. And a tourniquet.

    My only wish at this point is a somewhat smaller blade that’s reachable by either hand in the front, but this will do for now.
     
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  2. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    Simplify and then add lightness.

    I like it. It's simple. Like me.

    What's the intended purpose?
    Classes?
    Range time?
    just in case?
     
  3. jeepnik

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    Not being concerned about hordes of zombies or aliens I figure a handgun and a reload would be sufficient for my needs.
     
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  4. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    I use my regular CCW belt and add what I want (LAG tactical clip on mag carriers), personally, but to each their own.

    More fun while shooting = win.
     
  5. Wisco

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    General purpose - all of the above. It’s a good platform for training and mimics what we did in the army for first line gear.

    I’ve never been a big fan of adding items to a pants or pants belt, except a pistol/holster for EDC.
     
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  6. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    I never could get a war belt to work for me.

    Too skinny. Can't keep the thing in place. I am probably doing it wrong lol

    I velcro strapped a belt to my pants belt once. that worked okay but I figured just clip on what I need when I need it.
     
  7. Wisco

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    Haha - you do have to have some hips for belts to work...I think.

    It should sit almost exactly where your pants belt sits, and be snug. They also sell varying degrees of suspenders from thin to padded, but then you’re really getting elaborate and then adding too much gear...
     
  8. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    Agree.

    I have the waist of a toothpick so I just make do:
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  9. CapnMac

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    Depends upon the "war"

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    And, for rifle:
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    And a tad newer:
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    A bit more modern:
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  10. Wisco

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    I thought about adding suspenders... But who can trust a man that can't even trust his own pants?!

    Bonus points if you get the quote ;)
     
  12. CapnMac

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    LoL, no, all of those are independent of the trousers.
    Both of the pistol-only belts (no suspenders) weigh about the same; both wear comfortably, too.
     
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  13. Wisco

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    I missed this post...I didn't know the quote without googling it:/
     
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