Duty Rig and Holster
THE DUTY BELT
You’re probably wondering what sort of “duties” you would need to be undertaking as a prepper, especially since the kind of belt and rig we are showing you is most often found on the hips of police officers. The duty is simple – practicality. Every serious prepper should have a duty rig and holster of the kind pictured on this page. Essentially, the rig consists of a nylon or synthetic gun belt of between 1.5” and 2” wide with a quality holster that has some retentive capabilities, which we will explain shortly.
First, let’s talk about why we need a rig like this in the first place. A duty belt with holster attached represents the most secure way to carry a weapon there is. A 2” belt with a proper fastex style buckle is capable of withstanding hundreds of pounds of pull, and will remain on your body, no matter how hard it is yanked. Additionally, the holster will have retention capability, keeping your gun secured in the holster. Gun in holster + holster firmly attached to belt + belt firmly attached to wearer = weapon retention. Remember, weapon retention is not the only reason to have a good belt and holster combo; you also want the holster firmly attached when you go to draw the gun so that it comes out smoothly.
If you think the rig we recommended doesn’t look very concealable, you’d be right. The point in a duty belt style rig isn’t concealment – it’s functionality. If the country de-escalates to the point we think it will, concealment won’t be much of an issue anyways. Additionally, duty belts with holstered weapons can also be worn on all kinds of legal activities right now, such as hiking, hunting, and fishing. Get used to the weight, people. We cannot overstate that enough!