The UGF battle belt system, with accompanying Slimline Medical Pouch and Accommodator pouches by Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) provides an ideal platform for any shooter looking for a solid range belt, in competitions, or within a professional setting.
UGF Battle Belt with Padded Inner Belt
Initially branded the Banshee belt, GGG’s two-part belt system later became dubbed the Unicorn Gun Fighter (UGF) belt supposedly by US Border Patrol who apricated the system’s comfort and ability to meet a variety of configurations. As is, the UGF belt is a two-part range belt with an outer utility belt secured via hook-and-loop to an inner belt that is worn through the belt loops.
The inner belt is a 1.5” closed-cell, padded belt with 1.5” (female) hook-and-loop on the exterior that mounts to the corresponding (male) hook-and-loop field on the outer belt. The inner belt is worn through the belt loops and sizing is adjusted via an adjustable 1” tab that is secured using the available hook-and-loop field. At three points on the inner belt are rubberized nylon loops, reinforced with X-stitching, used to mount the belt to the UGF suspenders (sold separately).
The outer belt itself is a 2” SCUBA webbing belt (meaning a blend of 500D nylon and polypropylene) that has a low-profile AustriaAlpin EDC buckle to secure it. Sizing is adjusted via an adjustable 1” tab that is secured using the available hook-and-loop field. The outer belt also comes with a removable/adjustable elastic belt keeper bearing the GGG logo.
Along the exterior of the outer belt are two 1” bands of nylon webbing that are spaced ¼” apart (as opposed to the more traditional 1” spacing found in standardized MOLLE). The bands are then reinforced with bartack stitching at every 1” increment throughout the length of the outer belt to make it compatible with MOLLE/PALS accessories.
Along the interior of the outer belt is a 1.5” (male) hook-and-loop field the length of the belt that is used to mount to the corresponding (female) hook-and-loop field on the inner belt.
- SM: 34″-36″
- MED: 37″-39″
- LRG: 40″-42″
- XLG: 43″-44″
- 2XL: 46″-48″
Slim Medical Pouch
The Slim Medical Pouch (SMP) is one of two Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) offered by GGG and is designed to carry most standards immediate aid items. Made from 500D Cordura, the SMP is a 5″ (H) x 4″ (L) x 2.5″ (W) clamshell design that is intended to minimize the width taken up on the main belt while still offering a full IFAK within reach.
The SMP has a shock cord retention system with ITW cord locks on the exterior to secure various items, under which is a 2.25” square (female) hook-and-loop field to mount medical or morale patches. On either side of the bungee system are two MOLLE sections.
Two zippers (one down either side opening completely to the bottom) and an oversized pull tab keep the SMP clamshell design secured, but enable immediate access if needed.
The rear of the SMP has five bands of nylon webbing, similar to the UGF belt, that are reinforced with bartack stitching (evenly spaced at 1.5”) down the center to provide the field to weave the provided MALICE clips through. On the bottom of the SMP is a single drainage grommet.
On one side of the interior to the SMP is a 3” (W) x 5.5” (L) pouch, on top of which are two 1” elastic cuffs of different lengths. Oppositely, is a single 1” elastic cuff the length of the interior, under which are three smaller 1” cuffs. All of these are intended to ensure items in the SMP are kept secure.
Accommodator Rifle Shingle/Pistol Pouch
The Accommodator Magazine/Panels by GGG are the company’s take on providing a universal pouch that will accept any common, box-type magazine. Both the rifle and pistol pouches are made from 500D Cordura and feature an interwoven shock cord retention system that is adjustable and secured via an ITW cord lock. By adjusting the shock cord (with the magazine inside the pouch) the user can adjust the width and retention to fit any magazine.
For added retention, the Accommodator also include shock cord retention with nylon pull tab on the top of the pouch.
On the front of the pouches are two bands of nylon webbing that are reinforced with bartack stitching.
The rear of the MAP pouches have three bands of nylon webbing, reinforced with bartack stitching to provide the field to weave the provided MALICE clips through. Pistol pouches merely lack the webbing’s center division.
Accommodator magazine pouches do include a rare-earth magnet sewn into the rear of the pouch that can be used in lieu of top retention cord or to augment it further.
- Rifle: 5” (H) x 4” (L) x 1.5” (W)
- Pistol: 4” (H) x 2.5” (L) x 1.25” (W)
Belt and pouches are available in Ranger Green (featured), Black, Coyote, and Multicam.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Good (4/5): The overall evaluated GGG setup varies in price due specifically to the color selection purchased by the individual. The UGF Belt itself is between $160.99-$164.99, the SMP is $41.99-$44.99, and the Accommodator (rifle) is between $25.95-$29.95 whereas the Accommodator (pistol) is $19.95-$21.95. It should be noted that most colors were on the more inexpensive side of cost, whereas Multicam (a licensed pattern) cost slightly more. The total cost for the system evaluated would be approximately $294.78 (before tax). Comparable, full battle belt systems that could be seen as market alternatives would be G-Code’s Assaulter’s System ($295) or a customized system by HSGI ($364). Thus, for its cost and the included items, the GGG UGF battle belt system is very well priced.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): The wear of the UGF belt was very comfortable thanks in large part to its thick padded inner belt. That inner belt was also comfortable when worn as an EDC belt. Research of other customer input on websites showed complaints as to placement of the inner pad and outer buckle pinching the wearer, but upon examination of usage (via user’s photos) it was recognized individuals were incorrectly wearing the UGF system. The inner belt is designed, by virtue of placement to the hook-and-loop panels that secures both inner and outer belt, to be worn offset with the inner belt’s cinch loop to be at either the 11 o’clock position or 1. Thus providing the outer belt, with the EDC buckle worn at 12, sufficient overlap in padding and avoid pinching the wearer’s body. When worn correctly, the UGF system was very comfortable and distributed the weight around the waist appropriately. While the SMP did take up minimal room on the UGF belt, this was in exchange to it sticking out a considerable distance off the body and easily caught corners or was uncomfortable against the back while sitting in a vehicle (it would have almost been preferred to mount it horizontal rather than vertical but that was not part of its design). The SMP is likely ideal for those already running a crowded battle belt and want a full IFAK with the reduced tax on real estate. Use of the Accommodator pouches provided good retention of the magazine once they were appropriately sized. The overall loaded weight of the UGF system can further be offset by using the UGF suspenders (sold separately) and transferring some of the weight to the shoulders if desired.
- Durability – Excellent (5/5): This is an area where the UGF system really excelled in, given almost every aspect of the belt, the SMP, and Accommodator pouches were completely reinforced with either double-line stitching or bartack. The AustriaAlpine buckle also translated to significant durability as the buckle has been well known to sustain its locking mechanism against significant weight. This translated to a high degree of durability and strength that would make the UGF at home in either a professional or competitive setting. Tactical Tailor does stand by its products offering a 100% warranty if, at any point, their product fails through defect but this does not extend to misuse or inappropriate care by the user.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): From a functional aspect; the UGF system, SMP, and Accommodator pouches all provided a very solid platform for shooters.
- Donning and removing the UGF belt was very easy given when it was appropriately sized for the waist. The inner layer of the UGF belt was even functional as a stand-alone EDC belt that would make reacting to an active shooter or any situation as easy as reaching for the exterior belt. The spacing between the nylon bands on the exterior of the belt was an atypical ¼” spacing that made mounting MOLLE/PALS hardware somewhat difficult, but by pinching the material was still readily achieved.
- The SMP provided almost an immediate access to its medical contents in that the pull tab and dual zippers opened the pouch completely to the bottom. The elastic cuffs inside the SMP provided good retention although the single long cuff for chest seals had almost an excessive amount to be useful if used for other items. That aspect could be improved by Tactical Tailor by dividing it into two different length segments, or by making it an adjustable strap with a small slide release buckle.
- Being able to use either .223/5.56 or .308 magazines in a single pouch gave the Accommodator platforms a good level of functionality for its broad magazine commonality. There was a little movement in the Accommodator pouches once mounted into each webbing loop, but not sufficient to cause significant problems. Getting magazines in the Accommodator pouches was a little more difficult than when drawing them, simply because these pouches are nylon based and not kydex so the material gives a little when pushing the magazines in and occasionally snagged on the magazines. One suggestion here would be to offer some level of rigidity to the opening that would not hinder the adjustable elastic of the Accommodator pouches and make getting mags down into the pouch at any angle easier.
- Weight – Good (4/5): While each component of the UGF battle belt system obviously weighed differently, their combined weight was what bore on the body. Coming in assembled at 2.21 pounds (empty) the UGF system was still remarkably light. This in comparison to G-Code’s Assaulter’s System (2.15 pounds), or the HSGI system (2.1 pounds) all of which effectively balance functionality with lightweight materials/design. These aspects, without becoming excessively heavy, as more traditional systems in either leather or thicker nylon do, give the UGF battle belt system a solid scoring.
Overall Rating – Good (21/25)
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