It can be a tall order to assemble the ideal combat belt. In reality, since each belt is so personalized for its consumer, we would argue that one perfect combat belt can’t exist. It is possible that a civilian in training would have very different gear requirements than military personnel. That said, there are a few pieces of gear that literally can’t go without most war belt setups. Read on to learn the important gear we suggest, when and where a combat belt is required, and how to arrange that gear so it works harder for you.
TACTICAL AND BATTLE BELT SETUP
If you are on a mission, hunting field, larping, MilSim, or on the shooting range, you need many things to carry. In this case, a tactical belt setup can be very handy.
Battle belt setup with plate carrier is the best option that let your essential gear within easy reach. It can wear it very easily and successfully carry heavy gear such as spare magazines, radios, holsters, IFAK, knife, multi-tool, etc. It’s a very lightweight build using mesh fabric to ensure maximum comfort with a heavy load.
When tactical operators need access to vital gear but don’t want the burden of a plate carrier or backpack, combat belts are perfect. Generally, they are padded, lined with MOLLE webbing, secured with stiffeners, and equipped with supplies such as a handgun, mag pouches, first aid kit, etc. The lightweight and maneuverability of a combat belt are difficult to beat during transport, working on chores around the foundation, or cycling rounds on the range.
Incidents happen anywhere, from an active fighting situation to the range, and accidents are a real possibility. An IFAK pouch is one of the most common pieces of equipment that any belt can carry. For selecting the correct IFAN pouch, here are several considerations :
- Accessibility — You will probably clip your IFAK pouch to the backside of your left or right hip if you are like most of us. However, it is important that you can quickly and efficiently access the contents of your first aid kit if you or your company end up getting hurt.
- Capacity— The IFAK pouch size and ability you select should be closely linked to your intended use. The footprint of a first aid kit on a gun range combat belt should be smaller than that of a war belt.
- Contents— Again, evaluate the operation and prepare to only bring the first aid items most required. Scissors, hydrogen peroxide, and splints can get heavy, so in a worst-case situation, make sure you only bring the things you plan to use.
The dump pouch is a favorite among many troops, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and all other combat belt owners. This is the perfect space to throw all the accessories on your belt that you can’t do without. Great for your dump pouch are empty mags, food and water, military gloves, shotgun shells, and any other small gear you might think of. We love this easy-cleaning mesh dump pouch if you are out in the water or sand.
One of the most common pieces of gear found on combat belts, mag pouches are last but definitely not least. One of the most customized decisions you can make is to determine which mag pouches to equip your combat belt with. Stacked single or double? Hardshell, cord, or nylon? Here are some things you should remember no matter what you choose:
- Capacity— over-carrying magazines can be simple. Make sure that when determining how many pouches to put on your combat belt, you are fair, since weight and usability are both important considerations to consider.
- Weight— One of the most common concerns we hear from fellow owners of the war belt is that the mags on their left hip cause the belt to begin to sag. Although most belts include stiffeners to avoid this, overloading one side of your belt with mags can cause problems with weight and balance.
- Function— During the life of your fighting belt, do you intend to hold several magazine types? Some pouches are intended for universal acceptance of either rifle or pistol mags, whereas others are more unique to the carrier.
Self-protection in the most important. Different type of plate is design to stop real ballistic rounds. It covers and protects the vital organs of the upper body. Some vests have inserted side and back plates, which might be extra weight for general uses. Generally, this type of plate has MOLLE and pockets to carry other military-style gear.
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Tactical Priority and the Key Point to Choose the Right Equipment:
Sizing and Fitting:
If you need someone else to help you definitely it will waste your valuable time. Right? If you know the tactical belt setup and choose the right sized plate carrier, it will be comfortable and gives you the ultimate protection. It will cover all of your vital organs and ensure that it has enough room to hold your armor.
Choosing the correct tactical belt will have a significant impact on the comfort, reliability, and organizational capabilities of your setup. The first thing you should know is that the MOLLE webbing necessary to attach your gear does not always have a regular tactical belt. To attach your gear, you will need to add a separate slotted belt that slides over your tactical belt. When you are shopping for your tactical belt, consider these characteristics :
- Comfort— A decent amount of weight will support your fighting belt. Consider starting with a taller, padded tactical belt that uniformly and comfortably disperses the weight.
- Reliability — You can make the tactical belt you want with high-duty materials that can endure a beating. While they can save you money, in the long run, items such as plastic buckles or low-quality Nylon can not be reliable.
- Organization Capabilities— Some tactical belts provide operational skills that are more versatile than others. Do you have a belt-mounted holster instead of a MOLLE mounted one? As a solution, some tactical padded belts let you weave the inner belt out of the outer sleeve.
Make a List of Necessary Items:
Remember which item you need to carry on a specific mission. Make sure there is no sag as soon as you start to fill pouches and other items.
If you carrying only water, ammo, and other important gear then you can go for without adding plates, just use a tactical belt setup or chest rig setup. There is no need to fill all available spaces.
Consider the Mission Environment:
Always consider the environment you will be working in. After the discussion of a particular mission, you must select items on a priority base
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Tactical Plate Carrier Setup:
Start with the front first. In general, this covers up to a maximum 180 degrees of your access space. Beyond that space, it’s hard to reach, so use that space very wisely.
It is wise to fill up font space with M4 style magazines. This reduces the chance for losing a mag to almost zero.
A utility pouch can be filled with a camera material like batteries and SD-cards. If you want to record your adventures. Also, you can replace it with something more necessary things.
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT):
You can set up PTT on your left side of your front panel. Because most of us are right-handed shooters. It helps you to aim and shoot quickly. Also on an emergency, we can able to use it.
Drinking keeps you in the game. Probably you don’t want to die from dehydration. So you should have a drinking tube, on the right side. Additionally, you can carry your training knives upfront through the MOLLE loops.
Extra Fast Mag Pouch:
You can carry another TT SGL mag pouch on our left side. This is the second pouch that allows for a quick fast mag capability.
You can carry a small universal radio TT tac pouch three on left. It is ideal for Midland G18 two-way radios.
The Comm System:
To maintain communication with each other just carry Assault Tactical Throat Mic and PTT on the left side. It allows sound devices up to 120 Decibels.
On the backside, it is just a compressible bag. It gives you the ability to carry more personal belongings like keys, ID, power banks and phone. Also, you can take extra mags, grenades, TT tac pouch 1, 1-liter bottle water and all kind of stuff as you need.
Tactical Belt Setup:
Battle belts carry all the essentials at hand level. It carries a sidearm, a rifle with spare magazines, IFAK, dump pouch, a flashlight, and a small blade knife.
You can customize according to your needs. Sometimes you only need a pistol or just a low profile rig for the range.
What your situation and needs are?
Where are you operating?
What you are comfortable with?
Find the answer and do a tactical belt setup with the best-needed equipment.