I get asked a lot of questions about my Battle Belt. I figured it was long overdue for a review. The base and heart of the Battle Belt is the Belt itself.
As you all know, I do an incredible amount of research prior to purchasing any gear. What I wanted was a low-profile, light belt that would be quick to put on and strong enough to secure the equipment necessary to run a pistol system without moving all over the place.
It is made by EmdomUSA and it is called the CM Belt. Here is their description:
“The Emdom/MM CM Belt is a design collaboration between Emdom USA and MM from www.militarymorons.com. “CM” stands for “Cingulum Militare” which is Latin for the military belt that the warriors of ancient Rome hung their swords and daggers from. It is designed as a low profile, light weight, and rigid duty belt. It can be used alone or in conjunction with a MOLLE war/battle belt. The CM Belt supplements our Emdom/MM Battle Suspenders as a purpose driven load carriage system. The CM Belt is compatible with pouches and holsters designed for 2” wide belts and/or MOLLE/PALS platforms.”
I got my CM belt in Medium, Multicam along with a set of pads in Coyote Tan. The pads help add comfort as well as stability in the setup. With the pads attached, the entire belt stays put no matter what activities I’m involved with.
So what’s the purpose of my Battle Belt? It’s my go to quick reaction kit, that once on, will carry two extra magazines, a medical kit, and holster for my pistol.
I’ve made my Battle Belt Modular as well as my Plate Carrier. What does it mean to be Modular? My kit will accommodate all of my weapons systems that are in my inventory. I will write about my plate carrier later.
In order for my Battle Belt to be modular, it has to accept any pistol holster and magazines to support that system. For holsters, I employ Safariland duty holsters with QLS kits (Quick Attachment Holster System) to go with a single-strap drop leg shroud. This makes attaching/detaching the holsters a breeze. In order to accommodate different sized magazines, I have two High Speed Gear or HSGI pistol taco pouches. I also have a HSGI handcuff case.
No matter what pistol I choose to run, all I have to do is swap out holsters and magazines. Everything else is in the same place so there is consistency with my belt system.
I’ve practiced with the CM Belt and have run it hard in some classes. It seems to stay put and be comfortable to wear a day long. The ITW snap dragon belt buckle is strong, light and is sturdy. It won’t be coming undone by accident. To disengage, you need to take the pull tab and pull away from your body.
For my IFAK medical kit, I run the DARK Angel Medical Gen3 D.A.R.K. kit. It has a SOF-T Tourniquet in the front pouch and everything else you need in the main pouch that is vacuum sealed with trauma shears on the side. Since firearms will be involved, whether it’s training or a real life event, you better be prepared for someone (hopefully not yourself) to be hit by gunfire!
I’ve been running the CM Belt as my Battle Belt for a few years and I couldn’t be more satisfied. If you want to get it with the pads, make sure you order a size up!
To order a CM Belt:
Dark Angel Medical:
To find your specific holster: