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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2022, 11:53:40 AM »

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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2022, 11:56:09 AM »

You know, I've never seen that movie...
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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2022, 12:45:56 PM »

So for all the people out there more current than I, is there a recommended brand/type of tourniquet these days?
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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2022, 12:50:56 PM »

So for all the people out there more current than I, is there a recommended brand/type of tourniquet these days?

What I want to know, and I guess I can ask when I take the class is of the knockoffs are any good. I have a couple of the CAT gen7 tourniquets but also bought a three pack of the CAT knockoffs for practice and am not sure I can see a big difference. Other than cost, by a lot.
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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2022, 12:57:47 PM »

North American Rescue's Combat Action Tourniquet  and TacMed's SOF-T are the two that I have and have been issued.

They tend to be about $30 a piece. 

I don't know from experience, but based on other Asian knock off products I've used, this is not the application I would use lesser materials, fasteners, or inferior stitching.  For these things to work correctly, you really need to crank on them.  That's a bad time to find out the windless strap isn't stitched in very well.

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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2022, 01:29:16 PM »

If you fail, you can train, plan, prepare more effiiciently for the next..... wait, no you can't, because you're *expletive deleted*ing dead. It's as simple as that. You either survive, of you don't. It's literally a binary thing.

All of your training, all of the *expletive deleted*it you hang off your belt or stuff in your pockets, all of the scenarios, all of the planning for the aftermath of an armed encounter... that doesn't mean squat if you don't do the one simple thing -- survive the gunfight.
And here I was holding out hope that you were just ineffectively trolling.

I guess I'll have to defer to the unfathomable expertise of the stoic, steely-eyed killer who pocket carries his .22LR on the rare occasion his CCW is actually current.   ;)

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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2022, 01:45:06 PM »

Cordex at home...

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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2022, 01:51:34 PM »

Cordex at home...
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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2022, 02:28:59 PM »

When they're dead they're just hookers!

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Re: EDC as per XKCD
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2022, 05:28:16 PM »

I never had any issues with the CAT that comes with the standard-issue IFAK, at least during the several times we trained with it or when I practiced applying one to my own appendages.
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