Snake Eater Tactical: TQ Holder Overview

By: Chris Tran and Reign Precision

Chris Calvert from Snake Eater Tactical has carved a niche for himself in the tactical nylon world by creating minimalist, rugged, no-nonsense gear for the discriminating consumer.  I recently wrote about his outstanding Diamond Rigger Belt here, and Will just finished up a review of the Snake Eater Tactical Burro here.  Always the innovator, Snake Eater Tactical has come up with another great product that I have added to my rotation – a simple, but efficient Tourniquet Holder.

If you’re reading this via blacksheepwarrior.com, it’s a safe bet that I don’t need to go into the merits and real-world applicability of tourniquets.  So, let’s just get right down to it.  Tourniquet holders need to be accessible to both hands and easily manipulated under stress.  I prefer open-top TQ holders for this very reason; I don’t want to fumble with huge Velcro flaps or buckles getting in the way when I really need to access my TQ, or my buddy needs to strip it off of me if I’m incapacitated.

The TQ holder by Snake Eater Tactical, like all of their other gear, is well-though out; rugged, minimalist in nature, and won’t break the bank – and by that I mean a retail price of $20, with color options to boot.

So how does it work?  Unlike many TQ holders on the market today, the Snake Eater Tactical holder can be mounted both horizontally and vertically; either horizontally by weaving pre-sewn tabs through PALS webbing, or vertically with an included MALICE clip.  I elected to mount mine horizontally on the back of a Fight Light battle belt I picked up from

Tactical Tailor.

The TQ holder secures your CAT, SWAT, or similarly-sized TQ with two Velcro tabs.  The tabs are connected by a single piece of 550 cord that create a simple handle.  Simply rip on the handle to free the Velcro tabs, and the TQ is released.  Simple and easy to deploy with either hand.  Snake Eater Tactical thoughtfully includes a length of black and red cord so you can decide how hi-viz you want to be.

Snake Eater Tactical sets the standard for simple, well-executed, and economical gear.  Simply put, it works, it works well, and will not break the bank.  Well done.

– Chris

About the Author:

Chris is a police officer for a large municipality in the Pacific Northwest. He is a first generation immigrant who has chosen to give back to the country that has provided him with so much by serving his community as a police officer.

Chris writes equipment reviews aimed towards the everyday user with a focus on functionality, durability and cost effectiveness.

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Reign Precision Marketing 

TracerX Photography

Need a Tourniquet? Read Opie’s comparison review of the four major tactical TQ offerings

Photo Credit: Blacksheepwarrior.com

Photo Credit: Blacksheepwarrior.com

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