By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
April 15, 2016
Speaking of interesting Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) and Unity Tactical products at SHOT Show 2016, Trent Zimmer also showed DefenseReview (DR) an interesting covert combat/tactical battle belt called the CLUTCH Belt, which was outfitted with a BlackPoint Tactical pistol holster and pistol and rifle mag (magazine) carriers/pouches, and he also showed us the new TNVC/Unity Tactical Mag Base Plate for Gen-2 PMAG rifle mags.
The TNVC/Unity Tactical Clutch Belt is designed specifically for covert/concealed carry for operators engagedd in covert ops (operations)/missions, but it can double as a quick-don emergency-response combat/tactical/battle belt for active-shooter/counterterrorism ops. It’s made from thin, comfortable 2-way-stretch fabric, and can be worn inside the waist band (IWB).
Zimmer had the following to say about the Clut Belt:
“On the inside, it [CLUTCH Belt] has slip knot material, so it’s very tight against your body, and keeps the belt from moving. All the cells have 2mm of padding. If you wear a velcro inner belt, you can take velcro one-wrap, and run it through the back of this [Clutch Belt], and secure it to your belt. All of the cells also have velcro on the inside. What that allows you to do is take a holster, put velcro on the back, stick it in the pouch, and it’s going to stay there very well. BlackPoint Tactical is doing a line of holsters specifically for this belt…mag pouches as well for both pistol and rifle. It has four inches of adjustment in the back, just to get the perfect fit. It’s got a double-closure system, so if you want to sandwich something, if you have a knife with a sheath, you can pull all the hardware off, stick velcro on it, and sandwich the knife here, and now you have access to a blade, centerline. It has an admin pocket in the front. It’s gonna’ be offered in grey [and Crye MultiCam? as shown]. It’s gonna’ be available in March. Price is not yet set, but I expect around $120-$130 [USD].”
The TNVC/Unity Tactical Mag Base Plate for Gen-2 PMAG rifle mags is also interesting, in that it features a new lock AND an indicator that pops out if the magazine is fully loaded to 30 rounds. If the mag isn’t full, the indicator stays flush. This allows the end-user/operator to tell if the mag is fully loaded through tactical feedback during nighttime ops, without the need to view the mag using NOD’s/NVG’s or thermal/IR (Infrared) optics. Handy.
DR is interested in T&E and reviewing both products at some point, but in the meantime, check out Defense Review’s video below:
Company Contact Info:
Unity Tactical (UT)
Email Contact Page: http://www.unitytactical.com/contact/
Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC)
25612 Barton Road, #328
Loma Linda, CA 92354-3110
Email: [email protected]
1025 Nine North Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Email: [email protected]
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