Safariland Competition Belt Combo
Versatility, durability and comfort= Safariland
You want to talk about versatile, this belt is the very definition! Shooting just the AR, just the pistol, or going all out in 3 gun it is all right there! With the quick release system pop on and off the accessories you need in no time. With 2 19 round 9mm mags a 30 round Ar mag holstered pistol and shot gun shells you wont even know it is there even for us guys with a little extra in the middle! The Velcro under belt makes sure it stays right where you want it. All my buddies constantly adjust there Velcro only belts, not me put it run, kneel, go prone it doesn't matter everything stays right where it is supposed to be. 5 STARS is enough!!!
November 11, 2014
Best Belt System I've Found!
This is a fantastic belt system. My past experience is with "ranger belts" that tend to flex too much, and older style double belt systems (ie, velcro inner and outter belt) that also flex but also don't grip (as in via velco) due to the clamp-on and slide-on accessories being so wide between the two belts that the velcro doesn't get enough purchase to consistently secure the overall system. With the screw-on ELS system, there is no "interference" to get in the way of the velcro being allowed to do its job in securing the belt into place. Additionally, this belt is stiff-- in a very good way! My holster and pouches don't move when I'm pulling something out of them, which is essential in a speed-based competition setting. I couldn't be happier with my ELS belt and attachments.
November 19, 2014
The heart of the ELS
The Safariland Equipment Locking System (ELS) and the Quick Locking System (QLS) are a means of quickly attaching and detaching accessories, such as magazine pouches, and holsters. The ELS is for accessories and the QLS is for holsters. This system gives you great flexibility in how and what you carry on your belt. I am a 3 gun competitor and I don't think you could shoot 3 gun without this system, or something similar. The heart of the system is the ELS competition belt. Since it is a belt, there is not much you can say about it. On the good side It is well made and attractively finished. It looks like it could last for many years . There are sufficient mounting holes for the ELS receiver plates. Of course, the under belt is the primary means of holding the competition belt in place, but there are two studs which fasten the belt around your waist and a keeper that slides over the belt in front of the studs to help keep them fasten. It takes a bit of break in before the studs are easy to fasten, but once this is done, you can fasten the belt behind your back for the most room in front. Here are two tips: 1. The tightness of the under belt controls where the competition belt fastens, so if you are having trouble fastening the competition belt, try adjusting the tightness of the under belt. 2. You want a larger belt size that what you normally wear. I am a size 38 pants waist. My competition belt is a 40 and the under belt is a size 44. NOTE: Appears that Safariland may have change to a velcro fastener for the competition belt and my comments about the studs may not longer be valid. I purchased my belt in 2013.
As for negatives, the only one I have is the QLS receiver plate is NOT made to fit the 1 and 3/4 competition belt. The stock, pre-drilled holes will not line up with the holes in the belt. You can use one of the stock belt holes for the QLS receiver plate, but the other belt holes will not line up to the QLS receiver plate. When I first got the belt and tried to attach the QLS receiver it really bugged me, but eventually I realized it did not matter and just drilled the needed hole. Use the smallest drill bit you can. I have not had any trouble with the QLS after doing this. I really like the QLS, in conjunction with the competition belt, as I was able to adapt an old revolver competition holster to the QLS system and now only need one belt for 3 gun, Steel Challenge, or any other gun game I want to play, except Cowboy action shooting. Those guys are so picky about their gear.
December 15, 2014
nice stiff rigid belt
I'm glad I ordered this belt. it fits well with the pouches that I got. Holds the holster and gun well with no problems.
November 6, 2014