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:
© Copyright 2016 DefenseReview.com (DR). All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without receiving permission and providing proper credit and appropriate links. If you are reading this article anywhere other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you.
All embedded DefenseReview.com (DR) photos and videos were shot with an Apple iPhone 6s Plus smartphone still/video camera.
Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy Blackside Suppressed Glock 17/22 (G17/G22) Combat/Tactical Pistol Holster: Taco Shell-Design Kydex Holster is Tactical White Light/Laser-Aimer Module-Compatible! (Video!)
Cherries Covert Ops Apparel Tactical Clothing and Gear for Active Shooter Neutralization and Deep-Cover Counterterrorism Ops: Meet the Tactical Response Covert Shirt and ‘The MEDINA’ Appendix BWB (Below-the-WaistBand) Deep-Cover Direct Action Concealment Pistol Holster!
Latest-Gen Bad Company Tactical Rapid Retention System (BCT R2S) Combat/Tactical Weapons Holster/Mounting System and BCT Montesquieu Magazine Rack (MMR) Modular Rifle Mag Carrier/Pouch Rack for Combat/Tactical Pistols and AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s (Video!)
Rogue Gunfighter RG MOAB Complete Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier System/Tactical Vest (Body Armor) for MIL/LE Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters (Video!)
Newest/Latest MagPul PMags Round-Up: Meet the Sand PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Magazine, PMAG 17 GL9 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Mag, PMAG D-60 AR/M4, 5.56×45 60-Shot 5.56mm NATO Drum Mag, and PMAG 30 AK/AKM 7.62x39mm Mag with Steel Inserts! (Video!)
LMT Defense MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) M7LB2/M7LB2T Ambi (Ambidextrous) Tactical AR-15 Lower Receiver Build with Leupold D-EVO (Dual-Enhanced View Optic) 6x20mm/LCO (Leupold Carbine Optic) 1X/1-MOA-Dot Combo Sighting System! (Video!)
LMT Defense LM8PDW556 / LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly the ‘Compressor’): 10.5-Inch-Barreled 5.56mm NATO/300BLK Tactical AR-15 SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) with Modified/Shortened SOPMOD Stock (Buttstock) and Weighted Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)! (Video!)