The Eleven’10 Tactical Tourniquet Holder is a great alternative to the rubber band!
I first heard about Eleven’10 back in July of 2012, I was with a co-worker in the field and we were discussing BlackSheepWarrior.com and he told me I should check out Bill Janson’s company. A few days later, I reached out to Bill on the phone and we spoke for a while regarding his product line which consist of tactical tourniquet holders, medical blow out bags and plate carriers just to name a few. I also had a few minutes to listen to Bills story, its pretty incredible!
Bill Janson’s background includes service in the United States Marine Corps where he earned the distinguished title of Recon Marine. It was during his service as a Recon Marine that Bill broke both arms on a parachute jump after being tangled in power lines. Bill also has considerable experience as a private contractor overseas. Bill co-founded Eleven’10 with a SWAT operator and according to Bill, “This gives us the unique insight of both MIL/LE Special Operations and the street cop. We’ve taken our personal experiences and designed gear based on the lessons learned from the streets of America and the conflicts in the Middle East”.
“We get asked quite frequently “What does Eleven 10 mean?”. Eleven 10 was named in respect of the birthday of the United States Marine Corps, November 10, 1775. Once a Marine, always a Marine.” - Eleven’10
The 1110gear.com Kydex TTH attaches to your molle kit via a Tactical Tailor malice clip.
If you are in law enforcement or serving in the military you need to be carrying a tourniquet! Furthermore, it needs to be accessible both by you and your teammates. For years, I carried a Cat-T tourniquet……in that “small pouch” that my Camelbak Talon had furthest away from me. Looking back, I realize that, had I needed to administer first aid on myself, my blow out kit and tourniquet would have been frustratingly difficult to reach. Also, would a responding teammate have even thought to look inside as he franticly tried to find something to stop the bleeding? Luckily there is a U.S. made solution, and it doesn’t require the use of rubber bands!
I have dealt with a lot of Kydex products and I have to say I have never seen such a nice fit and finish.
Tactical Taylor malice clips
The Eleven’10 Kydex TTH or Tactical Tourniquet Holder, is a light weight, vacuum formed, Kydex Holster that weighs approximately 1.9oz. The TTH attaches to your kit via a single Tactical Tailor malice clip and keeps your Gen 2 SOFTT close and within reach. The workmanship and fit/finish of the TTH is phenomenal and reflects the passion of its makers.
So, how does it perform on the kit? Well, as it turns out, I was unable to field the 1110.gear.com Kydex TTH. And as you know, here at BlackSheepWarrior.com we don’t unpack stuff and start giving opinions until we have put a product through its paces! So, I handed the Kydex TTH to Postman who graciously agreed to try to break it. So I will let him fill you in on the field worthiness of the TTH.
Though it was already mentioned, the accessibility of a tourniquet and the ability to be easily identified are two of my “soap box” topics. Recent unfortunate events, both overseas and here at home, have shown us the value of being able to rapidly stop hemorrhaging. While in the military and now working in an ever-changing and unfriendly environment, I’ve struggled with where to place my tourniquet. I’ve been looking for a durable pouch for a tourniquet and nothing more. Members of my team have used everything from rubber bands, to medical or GPS sized pouches.
Once given the opportunity to use a durable pouch by 1110.gear.com, I found what I needed. I was able to test the durability of the pouch rather quickly through a not so enjoyable crash on an off-road style vehicle. The kydex remained unscathed and unaltered.
If you are one who rappels or hangs upside down to clear the belly of a UH60 and worry about losing your tourniquet out of the open top of the pouch, you can put those fears behind you. The tourniquet fits very snuggly inside the pouch and one can modify how tightly it fits, simply by the way the tourniquet is folded inside.
Like all medical equipment, you need to occasionally check any equipment exposed to direct sunlight, water, or high temperatures. Since the tourniquet is slightly exposed, it isn’t exempt. Because the pouch is both breathable and covers the majority of the tourniquet, the life of the fabric shouldn’t be an issue. 1110.gear.com does make variations of the pouch, allowing for more or less coverage of the tourniquet. - Postman
The Eleven 10 Kydex TTH and SOFTT Tourniquet
Packaging doesn’t save lives, but it says a lot about a company!
You can even mount 1110gear.com Tourniquet Holders on your drop leg platform.
Not what you had in mind? 1110.gear.com offers a handful of different Kydex tourniquet holders for various tourniquets. They also offer various mounting solutions that address duty belts, molle and even vehicle sun visors. Check out all the different products and tactical colors by visiting their web site. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page as well!
“Our gear focuses on officer/operator response, protection and recovery. The end goal is to make sure you have the right equipment to make it home to your family.” – Eleven’10