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Old 02-13-2018, 10:54   #1
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Rapid Application Tourniquet System (RATS)

This seems like an inexpensive(@ 12USD) solution for the PFA kit, glove box, tackle box, EDC heavy, ect...

What:

1)is your opinion of this tourniquet
2)what is a suggested alternate
3)in the xxx (hi-priced spread) worth it



https://www.refactortactical.com/pro...nt=39987847956

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzIXjG0I9EU
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:02   #2
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Seems to narrow to me but have not handled one. It is better than nothing and probably works.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:10   #3
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Seems to narrow to me but have not handled one. It is better than nothing and probably works.
In the video, he talks about getting a "2 inch" wrap, after several windings.
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Old 02-13-2018, 17:34   #4
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I know trainer/private security guy that carries these. I think it came down to form factor as it was easily stowable in a pocket or slid through belt loops. He carries these when he's not working. I've personally been able to get blood flow to stop in a classroom environment with these, but have no experience with them outside of a TCCC/TCCC class. The logic he mentioned was he was more likely to grab this than try to stuff a SOF-T or med kit in a pocket and it was better than a Swat-t rubber band.
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Old 02-13-2018, 20:01   #5
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A tourniquet is painful enough.

More painful the thinner it is.

That said if you don’t carry it, you won’t use it.

Consider width, but portability and use are factors too.
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