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Today we wanna show you how to setup your BattleBelt I´ve already shown you the new MD-Textil JedBelt Hybrid, which i use because i can mount my IFAK on it. So i had to setup my belt again.
How and why i did this, i wanna show you now! First you have to figure how for what application you need the belt.
Sports, Hunting, Duty? I use my belt for shooting sport and hunting Second you should define if your belt has to work stand alone or in combination with other gear.
Mine works stand alone, no need for a plate carrier or backpack that my belt works. Everything important has to be on my belt.
PlateCarrier and BackPack just are additional.
The belt works just for itself. So, what is on my belt and why?
Just go around the belt, with no particular order. I have a Utility Pouch on my belt for different stuff.
I have my gloves on it and my ears when i don´t wear them.
And often just additional ammunition to refill my Mags. And then you can put in other stuff like:
or what the heck! Then i have a pistol on my belt.
Very important for duty, hunting and sports!
This can save your life! Backup for the backup is my knife.
Very important as a weapon and as a tool.
For cutting ropes, killing your prey or self-defence.
This can save your life, too! Then i got the very important IFAK on my belt.
You should not only be able to hurt but also to heal.
This can save your life and the life of your brothers!
Very important! Then i have a DumpPouch on my belt.
Mainly to secure empty or used magazines fast.
But also if you find something you want to take with you. Last but not least i like to keep my guns working.
So i got one Magazine for my main weapon and two magazines for my backup weapon on the belt.
So i can reload my guns. So, when we know what to mount on the belt, we have to make priorities to define the position of the gear on your belt.
Because of using some stuff with your strong hand and some stuff with you off hand, that is not that difficult. Most important for me is the IFAK because dying sucks.
I want to reach for it with both hands, this is why i placed it on the middle of the back on my six.
So i can rip it of with my right and my left hand. Your backup weapon can save your life, this is why the pistol is second on my list.
As a left handed shooter i put the pistol on my left side, 9 o clock for fast and secure drawing. If i have to use the pistol, it is probably an emergency.
This is why i the pistol magazines are next on my list. I reload with my right hand, so the pistol mags are on my right side. At 2 o clock for fast drawing.
And because they are so low they don’t interfere with my mobility. That is why the higher rifle magazine sits behind the pistol mags.
So i can reach it with the right hand and even behind my back with my left hand.
And it doesn’t interfere with my mobility. When i have to reload i want to secure my empty magazine.
This is why my DumpPouch sits direct under my Rifle-Mag. So i can put the old mag in the DumpPouch and in the same fluent motion i can draw the new magazine and put it in my rifle. As backup weapon and a tool i got my knife.
As leftie i got it on my left side.
But it is not as important as the pistol, so it sits behind it. So i can reach it easily and putting it back in the sheath is also not that big of a deal.
If you don’t have the time to secure the knife, just let it drop to the ground! And last we got the Utility Pouch.
Sitting on the front of my belt.
My belt is just a little twisted, because i don’t like the buckle direct under my belly. But the Utility Pouch is flat enough to work on this position.
And i can reach the pouch with my left and my right hand.
The position was free so i could use it. Summary:
First you should be clear for what purpose you need the belt.
Second you have to know if the belt hast to work on its own or with other gear. With this thoughts you can figure our WHAT you need on your belt.
And then you can define the positions on the belt, following the importance of the gear. If you follow this easy 4 steps, you will get a good working setup. And one last mention:
If you use gear on different belts, just put it on the same position on every belt. Like my knife is on my EDC Belt and on my BattleBelt.
On both belts at the same position.
So no matter which situation:
If i want to draw my knife i always reach for the same position. And how do you think about our proceed?
Wo you agree or did we forgot something?
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