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Solidgun
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Posted: 2/29/2012 3:19:15 AM
After hours of reading, I have decided to go with the Safariland 3-Gun Tactical Class Rig setup.

I want to start shooting 3-gun/multigun style and want to get proper gear for it. Like many beginners, I will probably begin with the Tactical Class.

Here is what I will be buying so far:

Safariland 030 (Belt loop under support) Qty: 1
Safariland 032 (Mounting platform belt) Qty: 1
Safariland 774 (AR mag carriers) Qty: 2 or more?
Safariland 773 (Glock or HK mag carriers) Qty: 3 or more?
AP 4x4 shell carrier Qty: 2?


Now, how many of what do I need to buy? Also, for people that have it set up, how many ELS kits do you have purchased? Do you have more of ELS 35 than 34?

Can I use existing OWB holster on this belt or is it too thick?

Thank you in advance.
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Posted: 2/29/2012 8:44:31 PM
I just have 1 AR mag carrier. 52 rounder in the gun plus a 30 on the belt is all I've ever needed. I keep an emergency magazine in my back pocket just in case one of those craps out on a high round count stage but I haven't had to use it. If it's a mainly prone stage I'll use coupled 30 round magazines to start as they are much quicker to change out prone than going to your belt.

Pistol magazine pouches I use 3. With 21 rounds in each it has gotten me through any stage I've seen.

Shotgun you're going to want more than that. I bring 8 - 4 round carriers to matches and have needed them all before. It does depend on the match however I'd be prepared to shoot a 30-40 round shotgun stage.

I got 7 of the ELS kits as I couldn't find the 34 forks for any cheaper than just getting the kit. You'd think a little piece of plastic would cost less than that. I also used the ELS instead of the QLS on my holster so I could replace it out with a shotshell holder on the large stages. So I have my ELS on 1 AR pouch, 3 pistol pouches, 8 shotgun, and 2 holsters (one with retention and one for USPSA) for 14 total or 7 kits. If you were using the 4x4 holders you'd need 5 kits to get the same capacity.
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Posted: 3/26/2012 12:44:53 AM
that is one solid answer!~ I'm glad I read this before I went shopping.
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Posted: 4/8/2012 2:03:16 AM
The ELS will fit on the Holster?
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Posted: 4/10/2012 12:43:19 AM
I can mount my Blade-Tech holsters with 2 screws to the ELS without any trouble. Could do 3 screws if you drilled another hole.
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Posted: 4/10/2012 1:11:00 PM
I decided to go with their QLS for my holster. I put pictures in this post on Enos:

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It took about and hour to mod the CCW caddies and about an hour to sort out placement and put it all together. I ran it in a local match last weekend. I'm very happy with the setup. It cut down the gear prep time I was doing prior to each stage. Now I have more time to get my plan together, reset targets and focus on shooting.
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Posted: 5/6/2012 2:49:30 PM
Am I correct in the fact that there are 9 ELS kits in this photo?

Originally Posted By RGinIdaho:
http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx87/rginidaho/70belt.jpg

It took about and hour to mod the CCW caddies and about an hour to sort out placement and put it all together. I ran it in a local match last weekend. I'm very happy with the setup. It cut down the gear prep time I was doing prior to each stage. Now I have more time to get my plan together, reset targets and focus on shooting.


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Posted: 5/6/2012 5:31:03 PM
There are 4 1/2 ELS "kits" in the photo.
The kits that I bought had two male and two female ELS plates plus hardware per package.

The holster is on a Safariland Universal Belt Loop with a QLS sandwiched in the middle. I went with the QLS as it seemed more secure. I can swap holsters or leave the holster and pistol behind if it's not needed for a stage.


The belt is a 44". I wear a 38" waisted pant. The belt is on the long side but works well. I can reach around both sides of my body and secure it in the rear.
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Posted: 7/9/2012 10:31:38 PM
I have been shopping around too for a Safariland belt set up. Cant seem to find any shell carriers. Where do you guys buy all of this stuff at. The only place I found to get a belt and glock holsters was from opticsplanet. But the rest I cant find.
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Posted: 7/10/2012 9:17:01 AM
I got my ELS stuff and MME cadies from:

Holsters.com
Opticsplanet.com
Midwayusa.com
CPWSA.com
A local police supply store that carries Safariland
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Posted: 10/2/2012 7:02:57 PM
The local gun shop will most likely be the cheapest as far as price. I built a three gun belt pouches and all for about $295. What pistol are you using that goes 21 rounds?
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Posted: 3/22/2013 10:33:38 PM
Checkout Midsouth Shooters Supply for Safariland ELS gear They had very competitive pricing and most things were in stock.