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  • Duty Belt Layout

    I am sure this has been threaded before but I am having trouble searching for it.

    I would like some options on duty belt layout. There are no restrictions due to department requirements. I was trying to put my belt together last night and was just trying to come up with some good options. For now, my belt is as follows going from front/right/back/left/front (all on velcro belt, no buckle):

    double magazine (verticle)
    holster
    keeper
    ASP
    handcuff case
    keeper
    glove pouch
    keeper

    keeper
    radio
    taser
    OC

    What are thoughts out there. Thank you.

  • #2
    My belt is from buckle heading right is:

    single handcuff case
    holster
    doulble handcuff case
    rubber glove pouch
    d light ring
    stinger in holder
    asp baton
    radio
    multi tool(pliers)
    oc
    double mag pouch

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    • #3
      http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53900

      Thers the linky for the long original post.

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      • #4
        Having Posted before on similar thread why not again.
        From buckle going right: Double Mag pouch, keeper, Holster, keeper, cuff case, light/baton ring, keeper, cuff case, keeper, flashlight, pepper spray, keeper, radio, southern link, keeper, cell phone. (Buckle).
        As a Sergeant, I have to keep up with everyone, so Radio, Link, cell. I feel like I am always on one or the other.
        Live everyday as if it is your Last! Because someday you will be right.

        Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the mouth.

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        • #5
          double magazine (verticle) <-- Horizontal for easier access to the mags
          <--- keeper in front of weapon
          holster
          keeper
          ASP <--- We place on off-hand side
          handcuff case
          keeper
          glove pouch
          keeper

          keeper
          radio
          taser
          OC
          "Through all the chaos that is our history books, through all of the wrongs...and the discord, through all of the pain and suffering, through all of our times... there is one thing that has nourished our souls and elevated our species above its origin. And that is our courage. May we see all events through with the dignity and perseverance worthy of such a challenge."

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          • #6
            Miscellaneous suggestions and observations:
            1. The Hindi Duty Belt S.A.F.E.T.Y. System. I tried it, it made sense, and I think I'll stick with it.
            2. Whatever arrangement you choose for your mag pouches, etc., make sure you can get at everything. I.e., if you're proned-out behind a low stone wall while returning fire, can you still get at horizontal pouches with their openings toward the ground? Having to roll up even a little to get a fresh mag might cause you to break cover. Seatbelts and cramped cover by walls can also affect access to horizontal pouches.
            3. I think the best place for mag pouches is right in front, on your offhand side. Pistol is in your strong hand, which also releases the expended/depleted mag. Off hand just swoops up a fresh mag and stuffs it into the weapon. (Remember, if you're pulling magazines, the doo-doo is already in the whirling blades.)
            4. Keepers are good. About six of 'em, strategically located, with cuff keys. ("Key-Per," etc.)

            The above is , but it's all things I've found to work well. If you can view Bob Hindi's DVD, he demonstrates why he recommends the things in his system. Some of it I was already doing, but some of it made me say "Damn, I hadn't thought of that."
            --
            Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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            • #7
              From Buckle going clockwise: ("---" denotes keeper)

              Single Cuff Case (open top and doubles as keeper)
              OC
              Hook thing for my keys
              ---
              Holster
              ---
              Single cuff case (closed top)

              ---
              Glove holder
              ---

              Radio
              Surefire Light
              ---
              Baton
              ---
              Vertical double mag case

              I'm not complaining... but sometimes I do get jealous with the old timers when I see how much "realestate" they have on their belt.



              -Zack

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              • #8
                Buckle->Right->Back->Left

                OC
                Keeper
                Holster
                Baton
                Handcuff strap
                Glove pouch
                (Spine)
                Handcuff strap
                Radio
                Taser (straight draw from left hand)
                Keeper
                Surefire flashlight
                Double mag pouch (vertical)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beavo451 View Post
                  Buckle->Right->Back->Left

                  OC
                  Keeper
                  Holster
                  Baton
                  Handcuff strap
                  Glove pouch
                  (Spine)
                  Handcuff strap
                  Radio
                  Taser (straight draw from left hand)
                  Keeper
                  Surefire flashlight
                  Double mag pouch (vertical)
                  Something to notice here....

                  (Spine) Devoid of item


                  I use to have a handcuff case right in the middle of my back so I could easily reach with both hands....

                  Then I took a spill on some ice, landed on my back and I felt it for a few days later. I would suggest keeping the middle of your back empty just to protect yourself. But in the end, it's what is comfortable for you.
                  Officer Down Memorial Page

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Linkshinter View Post
                    Something to notice here....
                    (Spine) Devoid of item
                    I use to have a handcuff case right in the middle of my back so I could easily reach with both hands....
                    Then I took a spill on some ice, landed on my back and I felt it for a few days later. I would suggest keeping the middle of your back empty just to protect yourself.
                    A very good point. I've heard about some people out there who have been told by other mopes to "slam" the cuff case with their hand if they ever get into a tussle with a cop, thereby causing a spinal injury.
                    Something with more "give" to it, like a nylon glove pouch with a couple of pairs of disposable gloves in it, can supply some lumbar support.
                    --
                    Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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                    • #11
                      belt buckle........front and center working to right side -->
                      double cuff case (w/ cuffs )
                      audio pouch
                      gun
                      oc
                      rubber glove case in small of back
                      flashlight ring
                      radio
                      monadnock baton
                      flashlight
                      double mag pouch
                      belt buckle.........font and center

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                      • #12
                        Ah heck why not I work mostly at a desk now so I need something to do...

                        Buckle
                        OC (when I actually wear it...usually in my console)
                        keeper #1
                        Pistol
                        keeper #2
                        Handcuffs, closed top, chain cuffs (used to use only hinged)
                        keeper #3
                        Empty Space for snapping on the glove pouch that I never wear
                        keeper #4
                        Radio Swivel Holder Thingy with the radio on my desk lol
                        keeper #5
                        Autolock Baton in Rotating Holder (way heavier than the 21" ASP and leather holder I used to wear behind my gun thus the added keepers)
                        Streamlight Strion in open top holder (love the light)
                        keeper #6
                        Magazines, worn horizontally

                        Oddly enough, when I was an active city officer I only wore four keepers and found that they held up my belt very sufficiently. I also did not carry a flashlight on my belt nor did I ever wear a glove pouch or OC. My X26 TASER and G22 with TLR1 tac light was enough for me. Sigh

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RR_Security View Post
                          Miscellaneous suggestions and observations:[LIST=1][*]The Hindi Duty Belt S.A.F.E.T.Y. System. I tried it, it made sense, and I think I'll stick with it.
                          I like Hindi's ideas and want the DVD, but I can't even find a price listed for it. Anyone know how much it runs?
                          Fatty Matty
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                          • #14
                            My duty belt, going from right to left:

                            Double Mag case (Horizontal)
                            Keeper
                            Holster
                            Keeper
                            Cell Phone case
                            Hanging cuffs
                            Rubber Glove Case
                            Keeper
                            Radio
                            Keeper
                            Flashlight
                            Key Holder
                            Common sense its not a common virtue...

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                            "The AR-15, Legos for grown ups."-Jwise

                            "OCD with firearms can ensure your continued use of oxygen. "- Blackdog F4i

                            1042 Trooper is my hero!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fatty Matty View Post
                              I like Hindi's ideas and want the DVD, but I can't even find a price listed for it. Anyone know how much it runs?
                              From the link above, if you click the "Belt System" button under the top photo, there's more info. Best bet is to email Officer Hindi at Batoncap {at} AOL {dot com}. He can give you the current info.
                              The DVD I got was priced under $25, plus Priority Mail shipping.
                              --
                              Capital Punishment means never having to say "you again?"

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