I have three belts. Not in my closet. I have three duty belts for work. One is for inside the jail. One is for outside the jail, which we call "Uncontrolled Environments- UNET" and one is for tactical operations.
The jail belt is no problem: Cuffs, radio, pager, Cell, gloves, hobble, CPR mask, flashlight, OC.
The UNET belt is the problem. I'm qualified with and either should or am required to carry: Sidearm, two extra magazines, taser, asp, radio, pager, cell, handcuffs, hobble, seat-belt knife, gloves, CPR mask, flashlight (I have one on my ASP, but should carry a tactical light in another pouch that attaches to my sidearm) and OC.
I don't like putting hard things over my kidneys or spine. In addition, with a level III holster, nothing can be positioned directly behind the handgun or you won't be able to draw it. There is not enough room on my belt to carry all the stuff I am required to carry. I suffer from Insufficient Tactical Girth.
The Tactical Belt is another thing- all the above plus another handgun mag, a rifle mag pouch, a protective mask and a number of assorted toys... but it's attached to a vest and the handgun sits in a drop holster with the tac-light attached so it's really less of a problem.
But sadly, I'm not fat enough to be a well-equipped officer. ITG.
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