Introduced in 2017 as a complete system, the Assaulter’s Belt by G-Code includes all the components necessary for ready-use professional or practical use.
The Assaulter’s Belt includes; the two-part Contact Series Operator belt, two softshell Scorpion pistol magazine carriers and two rifle. In addition, the system has an RTI rotating belt mount and drop platform that can integrate to any G-Code RTI holster. The G-Code Contact Med Pouch on an RTI mount backs up the user, while all Scorpion pouches are anchored to the belt using G-Code’s new R2/P2 mounting clips.
- The Contact Series Belt – A two-part system that uses an inner belt with outward-facing (female) hook-and-loop material that goes through the trousers’ belt loops, and secured via a low-profile belt buckle stitched into the inner belt. The outer belt is a 1.75” duty belt made of 500D Cordura with mating (male) hook-and-loop on the inside, that when combined with the inner belt, makes for an overall secure platform. The outer side of the duty belt is stitched in MOLLE-compatible sections and has the option to be made with or without a Cordura wrap for added comfort. The duty belt is secured using an AustriAlpin D-Ring Cobra Buckle.
- Scorpion Softshell Magazine Holsters – Using G-Code’s molded exoskeleton design, and soft-shell interior, the Scorpion line represents G-Code’s hybrid approach of providing shock/impact resistance and longevity to magazine holsters. The elastic shock cordage binds the sides of each holster together, and is channeled to give the Scorpion line universal compatibility. Each Scorpion holster accommodates all types of pistol and rifle magazines. The opening of the Scorpion holsters is flared to allow easy insertion/access.
- Contact Med Pouch – A general purpose 5” (H) x 6” x 2” (D) medical pouch made of 1000D Cordura uses G-Code’s optional RTI mounting system, and is secured by zipper-pill strings. Inside it features four elastic bands with 14 slots for essential medial items. On the exterior is a field of (female) hook-and-loop for medical or morale patches.
Also provided (but not included in the Assaulter’s Belt System) for review is a standard G-Code OSH holster. It is a folded/wrap kydex design machined formed for maximum retention. It features Pro-Safe tensioning and is compatible to all G-Code mounting platforms.
The Assaulter’s Belt System comes in Tan/Green on Multicam (featured), Black, OD Green, Coyote, Wolf Gray, and Black/Green on Multicam Black. Measurements for the system goes from Small (28”-32”) to 4XL (52”-56”), and for an additional $15 they will assemble it for you (highly recommended).
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Good (4/5): At $295 the Assaulter’s Belt System is on the higher-end of other war belts, but that is offset by the overall value of extra equipment you receive. Considering you could spend $180 on any number of similar high-quality stand-alone belts, then the cost of the Contact Belt with the included G-Code Scorpion pouches and interchangeable holster/mounting system isn’t as traumatic as it would appear. In comparison to the rest of the market where all accessories are sold separately, then the Assaulter system is well priced for all its included components. The OSH holster is also very well priced at $49.50 and below that of its competitors.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): With the inner and outer belt fully adjustable, it is still important to follow sizing instructions on the website, as there will only be enough excess material cut for both belts to adjust up/down four waist sizes max. Otherwise, the Contact Series Belt made for a solid performing platform with no shifts in weight or setup despite stressor drills (lunges & burpees). The weight of loaded magazines had no negative effect to the Scorpion holsters or shock cord, and the rigidity of the Contact Series Belt helped mitigate weight around the shooter’s hip and waist. The optional Contact shoulder harness will further aid in mitigating the weight of a fully loaded belt on the body. Despite the optional outer Cordura wrap, there is no real significant padding between the belt and the body (if you are of a “husky” body type, you could run the risk of it pinching).
- Durability – Excellent (5/5): The Assaulter’s Belt System lends itself to long-term durability thanks to its solid components and integrated design. A key to this durability is the R2/P2 mounting system that ensures positive and secure retention between the belt and all accessories. Thus, these accessories are locked into place and will be around for a very long time. Also, the Contact Belt is comprised of bartac, X-type, and reinforced stitching throughout that adds to the durability of the system. The AustriAlpin D-Ring Cobra Buckle helped ensure the belt stayed secure. Separately, the OSH holster is made from .125” kydex and thicker than most holsters currently on the market. This translated to greater rigidity and durability against hard use. The OSH holster also has rolled and polished edges for added comfort. The leg drop feature of the RTI mounting system (which also comes in a variety of other configurations) drew a median between a belt-mounted holster and a thigh-mounted one. As with all things G-Code, the Assaulter’s system is covered with their lifetime guarantee should something untoward happen.
- Functionality – Excellent (5/5): There is a lot to unpack with the Assaulter’s system. In essence, if you are looking for a complete or immediate one-time-buy war belt system, then this would do extremely well. With G-Code’s renowned functionality to integrate different aspects of its product line with other accessories, then the ability of the Assaulter system to grow and evolve with the shooter as they progress is immeasurable. As it stands, the current configuration could be augmented with an upgrade package (sold separately) that adds more Scorpion magazine carriers, tourniquet pouch, and holster. But the ability of the two-belt system to remain fixed at the hip, to provide a sound foundation for your choice of firearm and other accessories was excellent, with no notable shifts despite stressor drills (lunges and burpees). The Scorpion and OSH holsters provided a smooth draw, and were extremely solid when re-holstering, with an audible click as the kydex locked.
- Weight – Good (4/5): As a whole, the Assaulter’s Belt System weighs 2.15 pounds (without OTC holster, which weighs an additional 4.6 ounces), and that was due to the amount and type of nylon material and hardware involved with the belt and mounting systems. While the Assaulter system is a bit on the heavier end of war belts currently on the market, in comparison to lighter systems that have the same type of buckle and belt material, the hardware and accessories of the G-Code system is far more likely to outlast any sustained hard use over its competitors.
Overall Rating – Very Good (22/25)
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