Competition Rigs

Safariland is pleased to offer the ELS belt system for competition shooting. Designed and field-tested by members of Team Safariland, this system is changing the way competitive shooters rig up for competitions.

SCOTT CARNAHAN | TEAM SAFARILAND

WHY CHOOSE OUR RIGS

I’ve been working with Team Safariland developing a number of rig options; the combinations are endless. Below is what the team has found to work best for each type of shooting. Start with the model 030 underbelt. Next is the 032 ELS Competition outer belt. We designed it to be very strong to hold your holster and high capacity magazines in place, yet light and comfortable.

Check out our suggested configurations:

Scott Carnahan

SINGLE STACK RIG

Here is my Single Stack ELS rig that I change out to Production Class when changing classes. I can simply change out the pouches and holster and in a matter of seconds, the rig is converted. I like to use the 771 pouch in the first reload location as seen in the single stack rig, and then the model 773 closed front pouches with the rest of the magazines for extra security.

RIG COMPONENTS

5198 Open-Top Concealment Holster
771 Open Front Single Magazine Pouch
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit

PRODUCTION CLASS RIG

Here my rig set up for Production Class; I can change out the magazines and handgun by easily switching the pouches and holster using the Quick Locking System (QLS). This also keeps the handgun and magazines in the same location so that you are not relearning new positions for each. Rob also shoots L-10 and Limited in these same locations; keeps it simple and consistent.

RIG COMPONENTS

5197 Open Top Competition Holster
771 Open Front Single Magazine Pouch
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit

Safariland® 3-Gun Open Class Competition Rig

3 GUN OPEN CLASS RIG

When it comes to Multi-Gun competitions the versatility of the ELS System really comes into play. One of the biggest challenges with 3-Gun competitions is reconfiguring your rig for each course of fire. Not so with our ELS and QLS Systems. For Open Division 3-Gun competition, Mike Voigt likes to mount the 014 holster to a QLS Fork so that he can easily remove the holster when changing to stages where it’s not needed. Speed is always paramount in competitions; this was a key factor in the design of the Model 6005-12. Both Mike Voigt and Maggie Reese, working very closely with the Safariland R&D team helped to design this model, which they currently use in 3-Gun competitions.

RIG COMPONENTS

015XL Open Class Competition Holster
771 Open Front Single Magazine Pouch
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
774 Rifle Magazine Pouch
085 Shotgun Shell Carrier
086 Double Shotgun Shell Carrier
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit

3-GUN TACTICAL CLASS RIG

For Tactical Scope Multi-Gun rig, we either use a thigh rig, featuring the Drop Flex Adapter and either a 5197 or 6354 holster which provides added protection to the handgun, or mount a 014 using the QLS System. We also have the option to mount a leg shroud on the left side to carry more ammo if needed.

RIG COMPONENTS

5198 Open-top Concealment Holster
771 Open Front Single Magazine Pouch
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
774 Rifle Magazine Pouch
085 Shotgun Shell Carrier
086 Double Shotgun Shell Carrier
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit
6004 Universal Flex Adapter

BIANCHI® CUP OPEN CLASS RIG

The Bianchi Cup Open Division gun is a piece of art, generally a 1911 with a shroud for the barricade event, and an electronic red dot sight; these guns are truly a sight to be seen. The Metallic division is based on the 1911 with iron sights. For Bianchi Cup Open or Metallic divisions, either mount your 014 holster using the belt included, or as Doug Koenig prefers, mount the vertical adjustment rod directly to the belt. We use the Model 776 mag pouch, allowing us to carry eight magazines in a small area of space.

RIG COMPONENTS

015XL Open Class Competition Holster
79 Slimline Open Top Double Magazine Pouch
775 Slimline Open Top Triple Magazine Pouch
776 Competition Magnetic Magazine Holder
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit

OPEN/LIMITED CLASS RIG

USPSA is a fast-paced action shooting sport with many different shooting positions shot against the clock for accuracy. Open division generally uses a high capacity, compensated 1911 with a red dot sight. Limited requires a high-capacity 1911 with iron sights and L-10 uses a 1911 with 10 rounds maximum. For the Open, Limited and L-10 Divisions, the ELS Receiver Plates can be mounted in four different configurations; plus with the angle adjustments on the ELS Fork, there is a full 90° of adjustment available for your mag pouches. There are various configurations for the 014: either slide the belt loop through the belt or mount the 014 rod directly to the belt.

RIG COMPONENTS

015XL Open Class Competition Holster
771 Open Front Single Magazine Pouch
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
775 Slimline Open Top Triple Magazine Pouch
030 Competition Underbelt
032 ELS Competition Belt (shown)
334 Rigid Competition Belt
ELS Kit
QLS Kit

Safariland® IDPA Competition Rig

IDPA Rig

IDPA shooting simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters using off the shelf handguns in a concealed manner. The holsters, belts, and magazine pouches used in this sport are from our concealment line, and are not what we typically refer to as competition equipment. Team Safariland has been hard at work developing new products and creating new features which incorporate the needs of IDPA shooters. The Range Series is well-suited for IDPA.

RIG COMPONENTS

5197 Open Top Competition Holster
773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
332 Rigid Competition Belt

Safariland® PCC Competition Rig

PCC Rig

PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE is the fastest growing division in the shooting sports. Included in the rig is the 334 rigid competition belt, which is very robust and durable. The belt is reinforced to hold heavy loaded magazines. Also included are the 773 closed front magazine pouches that add extra security and retainability, and the pouches have two adjustable tension screws.

RIG COMPONENTS

773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch
334 Rigid Competition Belt