Sheepdog 1.75″ Cobra Belt review

Tactical belts blew up a few years ago as a must have piece of kit and now we have a source for a high-quality cobra belts made in Canada by a veteran owned company. Sheepdog Tactical Equipment and Training is based in Ottawa, Ontario and makes several products in-house including their 1.75″ Cobra Belt. It’ll hold your pants up, and then some. It features the current standard in the tactical belt industry, an authentic AustriAlpin Cobra Buckle.

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Editor’s note: While the writer of this article is a friend of the owner at Sheepdog Tactical Equipment and Training, he paid the retail price for this belt for personal use. You dear reader are getting an honest gear assessment.

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Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch Enhanced Review

How do you keep your mission essential kit accessible without sacrificing space?

EDC items normally find a home in a pocket or on the belt which is great for day to day. When running a battle belt, access to your pockets and pants belt is limited at best. I run a battle belt and chest rig at Service Conditions matches and still need carry some small but important items with me.

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March Update

Howdy Gunslingers, I have some gear news and updates for March. The big update is I have adequate gear for CQB and Service Rifle events for this season. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to attend any Service Rifle Events but I’m signed up for all but 1 CQB event. The one match I’ll miss is the same day as my club’s big annual 3 Gun Match. I’ve finished playing with the Tactical Tailor MAV and have added some items to the HSGI Sure-Grip Belt. My original impression of the MAV and HSGI belt can be found here. I received a new scope for my AR15. I’ve selected a Vortex Viper PST 1-4×24 TMCQ MRAD for this year’s CQB season. The Viper is replacing the Vortex SPARC on my 16″ Stag for now and will be mounted on the new CQB upper that I’ll be putting together this month. This month I should be able to assemble the parts I’ve been ordering to build an new upper for my AR15. I’ve gotten confirmation that the 11″ rail I ordered from Samson Manufacturing before SHOT show should ship next week. From Canadian dealers I have already received;

From Brownells I’ve gotten;

I’ll be re-purposing a Stag Bolt Carrier Group and using the lower from my 16″ Stag Model 2. I received parts I ordered for my Remington 870 Tactical and am putting together my take on a tactical shotgun. A post on this topic is now available.

New CQB Gear

Fedex dropped of a package for me yesterday from DSTactical. I placed an order with DSTactical during their boxing day sale and while they were our of stock on some of my items they were good enough to ship my new load bearing nylon gear.

I took up Close Quarters Battle or CQB which is organised as a Service Conditions event through the Ontario Rifle Association late last season. I had been using a Condor Vest as my load bearing equipment for CQB, 3 gun, and Tactical matches. This season I’ve decided to become more involved in CQB and plan to make most if not all of the matches at CFB Borden and I may be able to make a few of the clinics. Continue reading