I am happy to say that accessible medical supplies and medical training seem to be a very popular thing amongst the professional and recreational shooters that I routinely find myself on the range with. Its good to know that people understand how important it is to be able to stop a massive hemorrhage by applying a TQ and hemostatic gauze if they need to, and to have the correct supplies handy to do it. Its a common theme i see on social media lately as well, which is also encouraging.
On the range most days i bet there are usually more IFAKs and tourniquets than there are guns, that usually seems to be the case when i poll people about their medical supplies. I have at least two in my range bag, two in my car and lately I’ve been making sure i have one my body when I’m competing. Most competitive shooters don’t wear IFAKs or TQs on their belts at matches, but i don’t feel it slows me down at all so why not. You never know if you might need it and running back to my range bag might take too long or simply not be an viable option. Who knows?
I recently picked up a new TQ belt pouch from C&G Holsters which i am currently running on my competition belt. C&G Holsters offers a HUGE selection of kydex products including variations on holsters for over 550 handguns, K9 and medical pouches and now EDC and Duty belts. Owned and operated by active duty Law Enforcement members, they can provide almost anything LEOs might need for their duty needs, as well as providing concealment and competition gear for off-duty LEOs, armed citizens and sport shooters.
The full name of this product is the OWB Universal CAT Tourniquet Holder. It comes in your choice of shell and shock cord colors and has an easy to use belt attachment that is adjustable for belt size (or malice clips for MOLLE). It is designed for all generations of the North American Rescue (NAR) Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT), and holds the TQ securely while allowing easy deployment.
Fits all generations of the NAR C.A.T.’s and all TCCC Approved C.A.T.S.
CNC designed and manufactured – precise to .003 inches!
Dimensions are 5″ H x 2.25″ L x 2.25″
The kydex shells are connected by a set of screws near the bottom that act like a hinge, while the shock cord keeps pressure on the holder and secures the TQ, basically creating a nice clamshell effect and allowing for a universal fit. For instance I have a SOF-T that works just fine in this holder.
I adjusted the belt attachment to fit a 1.5″ belt and attached the TQ holder to my competition belt setup where it will stay for good. I additionally added a small piece of hook material to the backside of the belt attachment so that it interfaces more securely with my inner loop covered belt. I do this with all the solid semi-permanent accessories i run on my double belt system, it increase the amount of hook/loop interface i have holding my gear to my body.
I have ran a few matches with this TQ pouch on my belt and it has stayed in place while running and slipping in wintery conditions, but is easy to deploy when you need it. The retention is enough to keep it in place while running and gunning, however i was able to shake it loose with three or four vigorous upside down shakes, so it could potentially get ripped or knocked out in a struggle, although i didn’t wrestle any of my friends in my range kit for the sake of this review to test that.
For $39.99 these are a great affordable option for running a belt mounted TQ. With custom kydex and shock cord options to personalize them to your kit as needed, and the ability to run multiple types of tourniquets, these are a no brainer for your duty or range belt.
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Competitive shooter, 2nd amendment supporter, concealed carry advocate and gun enthusiast. Enthusiastically informing and supporting America's foreign policies since 2010. Deploying for the GWOT since 2012.