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Crowdfund This: Quicky Magnetic Tactical Belt

At first glance, the Quicky Magnetic Tactical Belt from Carbon Tactics looks like many of the tactical belts on the market right now – just another nylon belt with a big aluminum buckle. If you look a little closer, you’ll see the Quicky has a few tricks up its sleeve.

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Most of the Quicky’s allure is tied up in its buckle. The buckle is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum or carbon fiber. It features a unique design that uses strong magnets and lugs to clasp its two halves together. Once there is tension on the lugs, it isn’t coming apart until you push the two halves together and twist. It is a very clever design that is very easy to use and more than adequate for non-climbing applications.

The Quicky will be available with belt options – nylon webbing, biothane, and stiff tactical webbing. The buckles and straps will be available in a variety of colors.

Check out the Quicky Magnetic Tactical Belt on Kickstarter.

Ares Gear Aegis Enhanced Belt, SK

I have been wearing an Ares Gear Aegis Belt for some time now and it is easily the best everyday and CCW belt I have ever owned. I like it so much that I am considering purchasing a second one. The choice of buckle and webbing color just got a bit more complicated thanks to the addition of the new skeletonized buckle option found on the Aegis Enhanced Belt, SK.

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The regular Aegis Buckle has a recessed area on the front face of the buckle. This recess is completely cut out on the SK version which exposes the webbing as it passes through the buckle.

The SK buckle is available on the Enhanced version of the Aegis Belt. It has the same double layer of 1.5″ wide super-stiff, proprietary scuba webbing as the regular Aegis Belt but with the addition of a layer of thin colored webbing.

Check out the new Aegis Enhanced Belt, SK at Ares Gear.

Vigilance Tactical Benchmade Low Profile Safety Hook Carrier

I picked up a few Benchmade Low Profile Safety Hook Carriers a few years ago and they have been great. The only real drawback, and it is a fairly large drawback, is that these nifty little Kydex Safety Hook sheaths can only be used in PALS webbing columns with no gaps between the rows which limits their placement. Vigilance Tactical has now found a way to overcome that issue in the form of a small webbing loop that can be placed on the carrier.

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The Benchmade Low Profile Safety Hook Carrier is a slim Kydex sheath for excellent Benchmade Safety Hooks (see our review) that can be slipped into a column of PALS webbing. It is hooked at the top and bottom so that once it is in place, it is retained by the webbing. The space inside the PALS webbing column is so narrow that the sides of the sheath must be open which means that if it isn’t completely surrounded by webbing, it can slip out the side of the sheath during the draw and potentially cut your PALS webbing. This is why, previously, you were limited to solid PALS webbing columns instead of columns that skip rows which, unfortunately, is the way most PALS grids are configured.


Now, for an additional $1.25, Vigilance Tactical will include PALS Webbing Filler that corrects this issue. I highly recommend the Benchmade Low Profile Safety Hook Carrier as an easy and accessibly way to carry your safety cutter and I highly recommend that you add the PALS Row Filler to your order to maximize its versatility.

Check out the Benchmade Low Profile Safety Hook Carrier at Vigilance Tactical.

OC Tactical Introduces the KGB

OC Tactical just rolled out their new KGB or Kickass Grocery Bag. The bag is overbuilt to handle anything you can cram into it. It is constructed from 1000D Cordura nylon with a layer of waterproof Vinyl Coated Polyester on the bottom. All cloth edges have been bound or covered and the handles are stitched along their entire length to handle heavy loads. The KGBs fold flat for storage but hold their shape for loading thanks to the reinforced bottom.

These bags are at home riding in your trunk for a quick trip to the store or carting your gear to the range. Check out the new KGB at OC Tactical.

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