The UGF battle belt system by Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) provides an ideal, two-part belt platform for any shooter looking to invest in a solid range belt, for competitions, or within a professional setting. Updated in 2021, the revision to the UGF includes modification to improve comfort and accessory compatibility.
Initially branded the Banshee belt, GGG’s two-part belt system was later dubbed the Ultimate Gun Fighter (UGF) belt, supposedly by US Border Patrol who appreciated the system’s comfort and ability to meet a variety of configurations. As is, the UGF belt is a utilizes an outer duty belt secured, via hook-and-loop, to an inner belt that is worn through the belt loops.
The inner UGF belt is a 1.5” closed-cell, padded belt with 1.5” hook-and-loop (female) on the exterior that mounts to the corresponding hook-and-loop (male) field on the outer belt. The inner belt is worn through the belt loops and sizing is adjusted via an adjustable 1” tab that is secured using the available hook-and-loop field. At three points on the inner belt are nylon loops (an improvement over the previous design), reinforced with X-stitching to the inner belt, used to mount the belt to the UGF 3-Point suspenders (sold separately).
The outer UGF belt itself is a 2” Cordura nylon base with nylon webbing that has a low-profile AustriaAlpin EDC buckle to secure it. Sizing is adjusted via an adjustable 1” tab that is secured using the available hook-and-loop field.
Along the exterior of the outer UGF belt are two ½” bands of nylon webbing (reduced from the previous UGF design of 1” to improve the ease in which to mount pouches and accessories to the belt) that are spaced 1” apart. The bands are then reinforced with bartack stitching at every 1” increment throughout the length of the outer belt to make it compatible with MOLLE/PALS accessories.
Along the inward-facing side of the outer UGF belt is a 1.5” hook-and-loop (male) field that runs the length of the belt and is used to mount the outer belt to the corresponding (female) hook-and-loop field on the inner belt. Editor’s Note: Supplementing the UGF review was augmenting holster and pouches from G-Code, but those items did not play a factor into the review of the performance of the belt itself.
The UGF Battle Belt is available in Multicam (featured), Black, Ranger Green, and Coyote Brown and comes in sizes from Small to 2XL.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Average (3/5): The overall setup of the UGF varies in price due specifically to the color selection made by the individual at time of purchase. By itself the UGF Battle Belt featured (in Multicam) is listed at $164.99 and is a two-part belt (inner/outer belt) with a low-profile AustriaAlpin EDC buckle. It should be noted that most colors were on the more inexpensive side of cost, whereas Multicam (a licensed pattern) cost slightly more. In contrast, similar belt setups include the CHLK Belt ($199) from Blue Force Gear, the Tactical Duty Belt ($164) from Lead Devil, the Operator Belt ($159) from T3 Gear, and the Delta Belt ($115) from Parsec all illustrate the UGF is appropriately (or of average) priced for the market given its design and materials.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): The wear of the UGF belt was very comfortable, thanks in large part to its thick padded inner belt. That inner belt itself was comfortable when worn as an EDC belt, or as a regular trouser belt around the range. Worn through the belt loops, the inner belt also provided a solid foundation that securely held the outer belt despite the pull/push of magazine draws. The inner belt also had the added ability to intergrate with GGG suspenders (sold separately) that could additionally distribute the overall weight of the UGF across the upper torso. The outer belt was likewise easily adjusted, via the adjustable hook-and-loop strap securing the AustriaAlpine buckle, to find the appropriate comfort level around the waist. When worn correctly, the UGF system was very comfortable and distributed the weight around the waist/hips appropriately.
- Durability – Excellent (5/5): From a durability aspect the UGF belt really excelled, with almost every aspect of the belt completely reinforced with either double-line stitching or bartack. The AustriaAlpine EDC buckle also translated to significant durability as the buckle is rated to sustain its locking mechanism against an 18,000 pound load. This translated to a high degree of durability and strength that would make the UGF at home in either a professional or competitive setting. Tactical Tailor/Grey Ghost Gear does stand by its products offering a 100% warranty and if, at any point, their product fails through defect but this does not extend to misuse or inappropriate care by the user.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Functionally; the UGF system performed exactly as intended, giving a solid performing, two-part base belt. The end-user was able to mount any number of accessories to the exterior including; magazine pouches, IFAK, dump pouch, and more using a variety of mounting methods. The inner padded belt of the UGF was even functional as a stand-alone EDC belt that could make immediate reaction to a threat as easy as reaching for the exterior belt and quickly securing it. Donning and removing the UGF belt was very easy when appropriately sized for the waist. The redesigned 1” spacing between the nylon bands on the exterior of the belt significantly improved the ability to mount MOLLE/PALS accessories without the need to bend or fold the material.
- Weight – Good (4/5): At 16.96 ounces for the UGF alone (with no mounted pouches or accessories), the overall weight of the belt was determined by the type and quantity of accessories mounted. Still, use of the various nylons and other materials to the UGF helped to keep the two-part belt system relatively light in weight and sat appropriately on the hip. Comparatively, the CHLK Belt (13 ounces) from Blue Force Gear, the Tactical Duty Belt (22.08 ounces) from Lead Devil, the Operator Belt (20.32 ounces) from T3 Gear, and the Delta Belt (20.8 ounces) from Parsec all illustrate that the UGF is among one of the lighter belts for the material and design selected. These aspects, while avoiding unnecessary weight as more traditional systems in either leather or thicker nylon do, give the UGF battle belt system a solid scoring.
Overall Rating – Good (20/25)
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