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Gear Selection

Tactical Pistol Recommended Gear/Equipment

Shoot Safe carry products its instructors use or recommend.

  • NexBelt EDC Belts
  • Blade-Tech Holsters and Magazine Pouches
  • Comp-Tac IWB Concealment Holsters
  • Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster Kits
  • Voodoo Tactical Range Bags and Backpacks
  • Fenix Flashlights
  • Hi-Lux Holographic Optics
  • Knives - Spyderco, CRKT, Medford, We, Civivi, Kizer, Ontario, Kershaw

NexBelt Blade-Tech Holster Comp-Tac M-Tac IWB Holster Alien Gear Holsters

For Tactica Pistol / Essential Pistol / Defensive Handgun Classes:


  • Full Size semi-automatic pistol, 9mm or larger
  • Compact pistol if it fits shooter's hand


  • NexBelt EDC
  • The Wildernes Instructor Belt - 5 stitches or polymer lined


  • Must be gun specific
  • Hand molded or injection molded hard polymer holster
  • Bladetech kydex OWB (outside the waist band) holster
  • Alien Gear Holsters
  • Comp-Tac Kydex OWB Holster
  • Through beltloop instead of paddle
  • Women may use:
    • Bladetech Drop-Offset Tek-Lok Holster
    • Comp-Tac International Drop-Offset Belt Holster

Magazine Pouch:

  • BladeTech kydex magazine pouch
  • Comp-Tac kydex magazine pouch
  • Black Hawk kydex magazine pouch

Eye Protection:

  • Shooting Glasses with good wrap around coverage
  • Wiley X - PT1, Valor, Saint

Ear Protection:

  • Electronic with high NRR rating is preferred
  • NRR rating of 22 or more. 26 or higher is preferred for indoor ranges

Listing of products or brands in this page is not an endorement from Shoot Safe Learning.

NexBelt Ratcheting Belt - Cut to size (fits up to 50 waist)
Blade-Tech Holster - Gun Specific Molded Kydex
M-Tac IWB Holster made by Comp_Tac
Alien Gear ShapeShift Modular Core Carry Pack - 4 Modes of Carry