Model #: Trauma Shear Holster and Tourniquet Holder
Misc Info: 1000D Cordura and Made in the USA
RE Factor Tactical
A few weeks ago, TGL attended DARK Angle’s Tactical First Aid Class. During the class, we were taught the use and placement of different styles of tourniquets. After the class, I now keep one in my first aid kit (and recommend, if trained, to do the same) that I take onto the field, and I have a second one that I have in my truck.
With that in mind, TGL was contacted by Luke of RE Factor Tactical, LLC and he asked if there was anything we wanted to test. TGL jumped at the chance to test a few of their products and have played with their Tourniquet Holder and their Trauma Shear Holster.
Let us take a look at their Tactical Tourniquet Holder. It is designed to be used overtly or covertly. You can attach the Velcro to your Plate Carrier’s Admin Pouch or your vehicle’s interior. It is made for one handed operation and the straps have stretch to them, to allow you to use the tourniquet of your choice. Each holder is made up of 1000D Cordura and Made in the USA.
We mounted our holder to the HSGI Mini-Admin Pouch. By placing it there, it would allow me to have access with my left (dominate) or right hand or a teammate could rip the holder off the Admin Pouch and use it. Operating it with my left or right hand was very easy. The Velcro was very secure and if I chose to, I could have weaved it into the MOLLE of the Admin Pouch.
It is a very simple, eligent design. And at $18.95, it will not break the bank. It is a definate must have if you carry a Tourniquet and are looking for a mounting option outside of using a shirt or cargo pants pocket.
Next, we have their Trauma Shear Holster. This is a very simple way to hold the shears. I typically place them next to my First Aid Kit or behind my Admin Pouch. But, with the holder, I am have them secured to the Velcro next to the Admin Pouch. I now can see them when I look down, and the snap secures them to the holster.
With the hard backing, you could slide the Holster between two rows of PALS/MOLLE webbing or attach it to a Velcro section like we did.
Finally, RE Factor sent us something that was really cool and different. They included their full line of Combat Reference Stickers. These can be placed on the Butt-stock of an M4, or on the back of the PRC-148 Radio.
These are really cool to read and if you want to add some realism to your Airsoft gun, you could put one on your Butt-Stock. If you are headed overseas, these are great, quick reference cards that – with a brief glance down – give you the information that you need.