I don’t normally post bad reviews – sticking to the idea that “if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say anything at all, but this radio holster was SO poorly made I felt I had to share.
I recently came back to corrections, and I am now an Academy Instructor that is assigned field duties to teach new employees how to survive working in a prison. I love this job, but to get it I had to be rehired as a basic correctional officer and go back through the entire training process before I could apply.
I bought this Tact Gear Radio Holder upon graduation from the academy and used it as I began my 2 week on the job training. I did not work hard, as I was not allowed one on one work with inmates during the training. I did not get in any fights and only responded to a single “officer needs assistance call”. Imagine my frustration when less than 2 weeks of light use the radio holder broke.
I could not imagine that gear designed to hold such an essential tool as a radio would be built so shoddily. I was able to sew it using a hand awl speedy stitcher, but I am not sure I can trust it. Luckily my new job does not have me in a duty belt daily, so I don’t have to buy a more expensive radio holster.
Remember, cheap is cheap for a reason – sometimes you have to have a piece of equipment and you can’t afford the best, but if you can shell out for better gear – you only have to buy once and cry once.