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Let's hear what you guys use in the area of gun belts, holsters and mag holsters for comp shooting. I thinking about Cr speed super high torque belt, but not sure bout holster and mag holders .
 

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cr speed seems to be the standard for belts. I have always been a safari land fan when it comes to comp holsters
 

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CR Speed Belt for sure...... Bladetech holster is what most run for Production in USPSA. Mag holders, take your pick many out there, Bladetech real popular though.
 

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I didn't realize how expensive the gear was! CR Speed belt, bladetech holster, 6 bladetech mag holders, range bag, 6 extra mags, upLula mag loader and a few other misc. items are around 500 bucks!
 

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I didn't realize how expensive the gear was! CR Speed belt, bladetech holster, 6 bladetech mag holders, range bag, 6 extra mags, upLula mag loader and a few other misc. items are around 500 bucks!
Yeah, it's not cheap to do it right. There are some places to cut corners and some that just shouldn't be cut, in my opinion.

Very good advice already, but assuming USPSA Production Division, here are my thoughts for what they are worth:

Belt - CR Speed belt is as good as any thing out there but will run you about $55.

Holster - Bladetech or Comp-tac, $68 either way.

Magholders - you could get away with less than 6. 5 mags on the belt and 1 in the gun (which can be loaded from a pocket before starting the stage) would be fine. (Some even run 4 on the belt and 1 in the gun.) Like Cliff, CR Speed would be my choice, and some places sell a "3-pak" where you save a couple bucks. Velocity Shooter has 3 for $96, but that may not be the best price out there.

Range Bag - you could do without one for a while. I have a friend in Ohio that has shot USPSA for 10 years and despite owning a couple range bags, he prefers some tool bucket deal he got from Home Depot for cheap. It is a 5 gallon bucket with pockets around the inside and outside and a padded lid you can sit on. It's not for everyone, but he loves it. I really like the Shooter's Connection Range Bag. It is large, well thought out, and very well made. The only problem is it is expensive. Midway ripped off the design and had it made in China and now sells the exact same thing for $100 less, calling it their Competition Bag. It is a heck of a bag for $40. That being said, I am a little sad to see it as Chuck at Shooter's Connection is a shooter and really supports the sport. He has done a lot of design work and improvements to his bag, and it doesn't seem right that it can be copied and sold so easily. Ok, off of my soap box...

Extra mags - Like the mag pouches, I would recommend 6 mags total. More is nice but not necessary, and you could get by with 5. If it came with two, 4 more from www.velocityshooter.com would be $88 at $22 each. They were on sale at Area 6 for $20 each.

Uplula - $25. I have tried one and they do appear to work very well, but I've never owned one. It helps that Gram's tuned STI/SV mags are some of the easiest loading magazines I've ever put rounds in. Beven rounds the front so there are no sharp edge to dig into your thumb.
 

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I was about to order from velocity shooter, but they are out of the mags, mag pouches and belt!. SEnt email to see if they are gonna get any in. I can get belt and mags and holster elsewhere, but really want those 20 dollar mags!
 

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Yeah it will catch up with you fast money wise. I'm trying to put together an icore rig a piece at a time.
 

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I was about to order from velocity shooter, but they are out of the mags, mag pouches and belt!. SEnt email to see if they are gonna get any in. I can get belt and mags and holster elsewhere, but really want those 20 dollar mags!
Man, I hate Tony is out of the mags. I wouldn't have posted the link if I had known. I hope he will be getting some in soon, as his price is the best I have seen on M&P factory mags, well, except for this: Botach Tactical

I have ordered twice from Botach in the past and didn't have a problem either time, but if you google them you will find lots of negative reviews. I hesitate recommending them because of that, but they do have a good price on the mags.

Another option is Midway. They are high on the factory mags, but they have some C-Products magazines for the M&P "coming soon" for $16
I have some C-Products magazines for an AR and they are good quality, but I know nothing about their handgun or M&P magazines. I also wonder how long the wait will be.
 

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I'm sorry I didn't catch that. I got to them by going to "Products by Manufacturer", "Smith and Wesson", and them "Magazines", but it sure does say Magpul at the top once you get there.

The weird thing is, Magpul doesn't list M&P pistol magazines on their website as a product they make as far as I can tell. Their AR P-mags are great, but I don't know anything about any other mags they might make.

Maybe try to confirm with Botach that is not a typo or something? I'd lean toward factory S&W mags if you can find them. I did read the factory mags are made by Mecgar, but I have no confirmation on that. Sorry, I am batting .000 on this one.
 

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I contacted botach. They said the mags were genuine s&w mags. But I hot akk my stuff ordered from velocity shooter. They showed the items I wanted out of stock yesterday, but in stock today. So I got everything I wanted on the way!
 

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This may or may not be on target (so to speak) for this discussion, but the IDPA rule book discusses what can and can’t be used, for their competitive purposes – holster, belt, mag pouch.

You can check this out at http://www.idpa.com, select the ‘About IDPA’ menu and click ‘Rule Book”.

The discussion begins on pages 29ff.
 

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ha since i dont really do the competitions a whole lot, i use a G-Code holster for my XD, and the XD Gear mag holders on my belt i wear everyday..
 

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Sweet you ought to shoot it sat at the steel match!
I am going to have to do some practicing and getting used to the gear before I shoot steel! Plus, it probably won't be in by then.
 
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