A Kydex TQ holster
Eleven 10 gear has created open top Kydex cases for all Combat Casualty Care Working Group (CCCWG) and Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) approved personal tourniquets which include Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), Special Operations Force Tactical Tourniquet (SOFTT) and Special Operations Force Tactical Tourniquet – Wide(SOFTT-W).
- scratch resistant with a Rockwell "R" scale hardness of 90;
- retains formed shape;
- and low friction.
|SOFTT-W Case with Blade Tech Teklok Belt Attachment|
There are three mounting system available to the operator: belt, MOLLE, and holster shroud. The belt mounted case can be mounted to your duty or pistol belt either vertically or horizontally. Eleven 10 gear makes use of the Blade Tech Teklok Belt Attachment for their belt mount cases. This supports belt mounting up to 57mm (2.25”). There is a MOLLE compatible version to allow attachment to MOLLE platforms. Eleven 10 gear makes use of the Blade Tech MolleLok Gen 2 Attachment. On the front of each case is a 25mm by 25mm (1”x1”) Red Cross velcro patch to distinguish it as medical gear. The patch can be easily removed and the 25mm by 25mm (1”x1”) pile velcro can be used to attach a IR reflecting square of the equal size for IFF. For those that choose to, the case can be attached to the Safariland Drop Leg Shroud using the existing holes in both the shroud and the TQ case. This is not a preference of mine as it makes the TQ access almost unilateral or, at least, problematic for the support side.
|CAT Case with Blade Tech MolleLok Gen 2 Attachment|
While your mileage may vary, there are some definite pro and cons to this system. Current task and operational environment will be the major deciding factors for your application of this case.
- Robust, formed protection of TQ
- Multiple mounting options
- Very rapid access
- TQ can only be stored in uniform fold
- MOLLE mount is very solid
- Topmost portion of TQ open to UV and environment
- MOLLE mount not quick to change position
- Storing of TQ takes some practice
|To get more purchase on the BladeTech MOLLE Lok,|
use a small piece of 550 or para cord
through the hole in the pull tab...
|An Eleven 10 C-A-T Tourniquet case/holster all krylon'd up.|
The Red Cross patch replaced by a 25mm by 25mm IR patch.
|Indexing Tourniquet using holster as index reference.|
|Indexing tourniquet using center line sweep.|