Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Dave_M » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Whiskey wrote:Found out this weekend doing some training that I really need a new dump pouch. My Maxpedition one dropped mags all day, anytime I moved any faster than "mosey."

Any good ideas?
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Redeyes » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:48 pm

Yup, the mag net rocks. Kinda nice to be able to see what is in the thing instead of having to dig through it like my mom does with her purse.
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by cap6888 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:51 am

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Sorry for the necro......but what pack is that in the pic?

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Rugger » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:33 pm

Keith B wrote: Are you reading my mind about what todays post would be?

I've been quietly working on this project for a few years. I would have posted more a while ago, but I had the interest of a major gear manufacturer and wanted to see if they were going to do anything with it. I'm finally done with testing and fairly happy with the finished project.

The problem with most hip belts on packs is that while they are removeable, it isnt easy, and almost imposible with pouches on them. I modified my Eberlestock, and am using my Brokos belt as a hip belt. With the attachment method I have, it is completely functional and load bearing. It removes in seconds and attaches almost as fast.

Genius!! Freaking Genius!! I don't know if it'd work for me though. I've got a Sasquatch torso, and even with the gunslinger maxed out on the shoulder strap height, the belt sits too high. I do something similar, but much more ghetto/redneck. Same belt and pack (thanks to ZS and primarily Sigboy). I did it with a long 550 loop attached to one of the HSGI suspender loops and a really small titanium carabiner I picked up somewhere. I feed the 550 through the lumbar pad and snap the carabiner through the other suspender loop. The lumbar pad will sit on top of the HSGI belt and stay in place, surprisingly. This will let the belt ride lower on my hips, versus above my belt/waist line.
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Keith B » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:41 pm

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Keith B wrote:Image
Sorry for the necro......but what pack is that in the pic?
http://www.tacticaltailor.com/removable ... rpack.aspx
That is the tactical tailor removable operator pack. It's set up to dock onto my Eberle. I may be able to dig some pics out of it docked.
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Dabster » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:30 pm

Gents\Ladies & Germs:

My current (SafariLand) holster will not hold my pistol (USP 45) in its current configuration. I have extraordinarily long arms and not a lot of spare room on my (Not as cool as SigBoy's but cool to me) belt. I want a bit (Just a bit!) of a drop. Do any other manufacturers make a holster with a slight drop besides the Bladetech DOH? A while ago many people bought these, can anyone speak to long-term experience with the DOH? How about modifying a DOH to fit a different type of pistol?

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by TheLastOne » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:49 pm

I use the doh. I have one for g17 with a light and one for a 226. I had to mod the 226 a little by cutting the end out for the threaded barrel. Pics of my set up are likely in this thread somewhere.

I haven't tried any other holster with a special retention system. I had no trouble retention wise once I got the screws dialed in.

I honestly love where the pistol sits. It's very cowboy to me :lol: and just at a natural place where my hand drops to. Works for me. Not sure how much modding you'd need to do. Maybe shoot them an email and they can give you a recommendation.
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Post by ashwednesday » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:02 pm

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Post by Tobias05 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:16 pm

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Post by ashwednesday » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:08 am

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by ashwednesday » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:36 pm

Dabster wrote:Gents\Ladies & Germs:

My current (SafariLand) holster will not hold my pistol (USP 45) in its current configuration. I have extraordinarily long arms and not a lot of spare room on my (Not as cool as SigBoy's but cool to me) belt. I want a bit (Just a bit!) of a drop. Do any other manufacturers make a holster with a slight drop besides the Bladetech DOH? A while ago many people bought these, can anyone speak to long-term experience with the DOH? How about modifying a DOH to fit a different type of pistol?

Thanks!
What did you end up going with?
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Dabster » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:31 pm

ashwednesday wrote:
Dabster wrote:Gents\Ladies & Germs:

My current (SafariLand) holster will not hold my pistol (USP 45) in its current configuration. I have extraordinarily long arms and not a lot of spare room on my (Not as cool as SigBoy's but cool to me) belt. I want a bit (Just a bit!) of a drop. Do any other manufacturers make a holster with a slight drop besides the Bladetech DOH? A while ago many people bought these, can anyone speak to long-term experience with the DOH? How about modifying a DOH to fit a different type of pistol?

Thanks!
What did you end up going with?
I haven't done it yet but I have found a local Kydex holster shop that believes that they can make a holster for my USP that will attach to my SafariLand drop-leg rig. I have another of their holsters and I am pretty confident that it will work. Pics and reflections hopefully before the end of 2016!
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by ashwednesday » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:43 am

I feel like I see USP G-CODE holsters all the time and cheap. G-CODE holsters are actually compatible with Safariland accessory molle locking forks, so you can mount them on things like MOLLE or a Safariland UBL, etc.

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Post by ashwednesday » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:50 am

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Sig P229 holster for my warbelt.

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Post by teotwaki » Sun May 29, 2016 12:50 pm

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Post by ashwednesday » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:38 pm

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Post by ashwednesday » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:40 pm

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Post by ashwednesday » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:57 pm

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by quino171 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Keith B wrote:
none1 wrote:
SOSE how is the warbelt working as a pack belt? I've an ILBE, and that pack has a removable belt setup also.

Anyone got a recommendation on an HSGI, ATS, Brokos, for the specific purpose of also working as a backpack belt? I have a 5.11 padded belt with molle webbing, too thin, and an old school LBE belt with inner padding, but its too flimsy to use as a pack belt.

Will one of the higher end warbelts provide enough support with a full pack?


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Are you reading my mind about what todays post would be?

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The problem with most hip belts on packs is that while they are removeable, it isnt easy, and almost imposible with pouches on them. I modified my Eberlestock, and am using my Brokos belt as a hip belt. With the attachment method I have, it is completely functional and load bearing. It removes in seconds and attaches almost as fast.

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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Doryman » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:46 am

Somewhat relevant to the discussion...

Does anyone know of a good molle-compatible holster for a 1911 or Browning HiPower? Any drop legs?
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Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by ManInBlack316 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:40 pm

So I noticed that a bunch of guys are just running standard belts and not MOLLE for their battle/scout belt. Anyone have any issues with lack of padding or stuff moving around too much on the belt? Thinking of switching to a standard belt with BFG pouches to trim it down and maybe cut down on heat build up (FL here).

Edit: Have a trauma class coming up soon and was considering just going with a light battle belt instead of my chest rig so I can focus more on learning med skills and less on getting around gear.

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