Gear Recommendations and  Considerations

I am often asked what kind of rifle should I get or handgun for concealed carry or type of holster and should I buy Trauma gear?

I am so glad they ask every single time, because IETG LLC wants to provide VIP treatment, skill building instruction and of course advice on what kind of gear we recommend. So it depends. Your mission should drive your gear selection. For example; a female who may want to carry a concealment firearm on her person 365 days a year will need a different firearm, a different holster or a variety of carrying options than a Police officer who needs a full sized firearm with a weapon mounted light for duty purposes.

I have been in Tactical Training industry for well over 2 decades and I have spent my fair share of hard earned cash on a ton of gear that wasn't what it was all cracked up to be. So I love to steer my students in the right direction on equipment and support gear recommendations.

Here are few of my rules on buying equipment that you may have to bet your Life on.

1. Buy Once Cry Once. Buy the best gear you can afford the first time.

2. Buy US made Tactical Gear. In general, although a bit more expensive, the US made materials are of higher quality than that of overseas manufacturers.

3. 10% Rule. Spend a Minimum of $50 on a holster for a $500 handgun. You can spend more and remember, that holster will be literally cradling the very tool you may have to rely on to save your life or someone else's. So make it a high quality holster.

My amazing Assistant Instructor, Micah Gardner put together a comprehensive list of Top Quality Brands that we both recommend for all of your self defense and tactical needs. Feel free to "shoot" us any questions that you may have!!

Gear Recommendations

Holster Companies:

https://www.tier1concealed.com/

https://www.trex-arms.com/

https://www.bravoconcealment.com/

https://txcholsters.com/

https://www.safariland.com/

https://lasconcealment.com/

https://stealthgearusa.com/

https://www.concealmentexpress.com/

https://blackpointtactical.com/shop/category/holsters/

Belts (Everyday Carry)

https://www.bluealphagear.com/product-category/edc-belts/

https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/belts/gun-belts.html

https://www.trex-arms.com/store/nova-belt/

https://www.tier1concealed.com/collections/belts

https://www.tacticalholsters.com/category/belts/

Belts (Duty/War Belts)

https://www.ronintactics.com/store/c12/Belts.html

https://www.bluealphagear.com/product-category/range-and-duty-belts/

https://www.tacticalholsters.com/category/belts/

https://www.trex-arms.com/store/t-rex-arms-orion/

https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/gear/belts-and-keepers/duty-belts/?start=12&sz=12

Off Body Carry Bags/Purses

https://vertx.com/concealed-carry-bags-and-packs

https://www.viktos.com/collections/new-products/products/upscale-sling?variant=31262146953312

https://www.511tactical.com/bags-packs/bags.html?purpose=800649

https://thewellarmedwoman.com/product-category/ccw-purses/

https://www.cameleonbags.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwwMn1BRAUEiwAZ_jnEkwrl1s69z8_mWchzYtwK6HIBU1bWIo6QUhCAiGgUCVfFoPtzhpzshoCyswQAvD_BwE

Training Aids

Tap Rack Trainers :

https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Safety-Training-Pistol-Magazine/dp/B07CNBDHSB

https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Safety-Training-Remington-Magazine/dp/B07CNGGQ7R

Dummy Trainer Rounds

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dummy+training+rounds&i=sporting&ref=nb_sb_noss

Sirt Training Pistols

https://nextleveltraining.com/product/sirt-110-training-pistol-2/

ARs/AR Parts

Complete Rifle Builds

For a Custom, Locally built IN EXTREMIS TACTICAL GROUP Spec'd Fighting Carbine.

www.omahatatical.com He builds all my working/training carbines. More to come on this!

https://bravocompanymfg.com/weapon_systems/index.php

https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15

https://danieldefense.com/rifles.html

https://geissele.com/rifles.html

https://radianweapons.com/rifle?SID=imbnijr79t46tfo40c309ub4n0

https://www.knightarmco.com/product/commercial-firearms

https://www.lwrci.com/Firearms_c_18.html

https://triarcsystems.com/product-category/rifles/triarc-rifles/

Handguards

https://bravocompanyusa.com/free-floating/

https://geissele.com/rifle-parts/upper-parts/super-modular-rails.html

https://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/Tactical-Handguards-s/246.htm

https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15/handguards

Barrels

https://www.ballisticadvantage.com/ar15-barrels?p=1

https://criterionbarrels.com/

https://bravocompanyusa.com/ar-15-barrel-assemblies/

Muzzle Devices

https://www.surefire.com/tactical-equipment/suppressor-adapters.html

https://bravocompanyusa.com/flash-hiders-and-compensators/

Bolt Carrier Groups

https://bravocompanyusa.com/ar15-upper-parts/ar-15-bolt-carrier-charging-handles/bcm-bolt-carrier-groups-components-and-parts/

https://geissele.com/rifle-parts/upper-parts/bolt-carrier-groups.html

https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15/spare-parts/bolt-carrier-groups

Charging Handles

https://bravocompanyusa.com/bcmgunfighter-charging-handle/

https://radianweapons.com/accessories/charging-handles

https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15/spare-parts/charging-handles

Triggers

https://geissele.com/rifle-parts/lower-parts/triggers.html

https://www.cmctriggers.com/

https://timneytriggers.com/ar/

Stocks

https://b5systems.com/our-products/

https://magpul.com/firearm-accessories/stocks.html?cat=33

Pistol Braces

https://www.sb-tactical.com/product-category/brace/

https://www.maximdefense.com/product-category/braces/

Slings

https://sobtactical.com/store/slings/

https://www.blueforcegear.com/slings

https://ferroconcepts.com/collections/slings

https://magpul.com/firearm-accessories/slings/slings.html

Optics

Red Dots

https://www.eotechinc.com/holographic-weapon-sights

https://www.aimpoint.com/products/military-le/

https://www.trijicon.com/products/subcategory/trijicon-mro

https://vortexoptics.com/red-dots.html

Lower Powered Variable Optics (LPVO)

https://vortexoptics.com/riflescopes.html

https://www.eotechinc.com/precision-rifle-scopes/vudu-1-6x

https://www.primaryarms.com/1+Scopes/MCategories+Optics

Firearm coatings, grip stippling and laser engraving

www.midwestfirearmsolutions.weebly.com