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Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by MarineLEO, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. MarineLEO

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    War Belt/Battle Belt whatever you prefer to call it I’m looking for something specific. My EDC belt is usually a cobra buckle belt or the emissary belt Garand thumb made with Alonso defense. I love both and have been just weaving my gear on the belt but its a pain to do every mission. So I’m looking for a war belt that goes over the belt Ive seen them before where they attach right over the belt with clips or wrap around with Velcro. I don’t like the belts that have an under belt that is Velcro then attach to the outer belt as our SOP doesn’t allow those kids of belts. Or normal EDC belt must have a buckle (stupid but nothing I can do about that lol). I mean I could take that belt off and swap to one of those before the mission but at that point I might as well keep threading the belt I have. So what I’m looking for probably doesn’t exist but this is definitely the place to ask. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    US Army pistol belt.


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    Or this:

     
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    I recently bought HSGI's Slim Grip belt and I've run it in several classes. So far so good -- it's better than what I was using (which was wearing a very stiff gun belt and threading everything onto my pants). If I were doing it over again I might have been happier with their Sure Grip belt, which is wider.
     
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    HSGI’s specs have the Sure Grip at 4.5”, with the Slim Grip I have at 3”.

    I’ve never served in the military or in law enforcement — I bring that up because what works for me in the context of giving and receiving firearms instruction as a civilian may not work for you.
     
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    Exactly. If I spend a day running around with a rifle, I really start to feel it in my low back, albeit much less than with my previous setup. I’m wondering if the taller belt would alleviate that to some degree.
     
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    There's a reason why we are issued load bearing gear. The HSGI works well but without suspenders it will suffer with a military basic load out. I'd also be surprised if your CoC would let you run non TO&E equipment. Off duty it makes a great battle belt for gaming or a bump in the night accessory.
     
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    If you are accountable for the gear you need a dump pouch. If you reload when you are supposed to you need a dump pouch so you aren't leaving ammo on the ground as it could be useful in the future and it sure beats fumbling around trying to re-stow it in a pouch. You don't need suspenders with a light load out and the HSGI belt.
     
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    Keeping in mind that I’ve never been law enforcement or military, I moved my trauma gear from my cargo pocket to my belt, so I use cargo pockets for dump pouches. That works well for me. Besides that, my pistol, and magazines for pistol and rifle, I have my Leatherman MUT and a small fixed blade knife. So far, all I’ve needed the knife for was cutting a sandwich, but it was a really good sandwich :smug:. The MUT gets constant use.
     
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    Also I love you guys so thank you for all your advice. I truly love this community!
     
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