shellback tactical


Received my Haley Strategic D3CR Chest Rig to run with my Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier with AR500 Curved Plate Armor.

Current load-out on the banshee:

Glock 19 Gen 4 inside Special Operations Velcro Holster
Two spare mags with Taran Tactical Innovations +6 base pads
4 Magpul Pmags
Winkler Knives fixed Blade
Will be adding a radio(still deciding on make and model) as well as first aid kit(VOK) from Tactical Response.

Stay tuned as I continue to run, change, and add to my current set-up.

Pictured with Battle Arms Development & Bentwood Gunsmithing Ounces Is Pounds Custom AR-15 with Hex Mag.

My SHTF/shelter-in-place combat load. Shellback Tactical Banshee plate carrier w/ Level III TAP GAMMA SAPI plates and BDS tactical (battle/molle) belt. Shellback Tactical, and it’s former parent company Tactical Assault Gear (TAG) are from San Diego, CA. BDS Tactical is also from the SoCal area, due to the large. Marine Corps presence from Camp Pendleton, to MCAS Miramar and 29 Palms .


Another reason why I love the Haley Strategic D3CR chest rig. The Velcro backing allows me to mount it inside my Vertx Commuter bag for concealment/bug out bag, as well as having it mounted to my Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier.


My chest rig set-ups:

Shellback Tactical Banshee with AR-500 curved plate armor with Haley Strategic D3CR set-up for AR-15 & Glock. VOK, and Winkler Combat Knife.

Special Operations Equipment Shotgun Micro Rig. Set-up with Glock 43/30, with aguila Minishells for my KSG. Still working on first aid and knife on this rig.

Special Operations Equipment AK/M4 Micro Rig. Set-up with Magpul AK-47 mags, Glock 30/43, and Milspecmonkey Ka-bar fixed blade. Still considering first aid on this rig as well.

Three simple load-outs that anyone can put together. Each one can be thrown in a backpack to make it a BoB. Each one is also set-up for different platforms, 12ga, AR-15, & AK-47.


Current plate carrier set-up:

Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier
AR500 Curved Armor Plates
Haley Strategic Environments D3CR
Winkler Knives Combat Knife
Glock 19 Gen 4
Magpul Glock PMAG, and AR-15 PMAGS.
Spare Glock 17 Mags with Taran Tactical +6 Base Pads
Tactical Response IVOK
Bentwood Gunsmithing & Battle Arms Development OIP Rifle.
1776 United Flex Fit Don’t Tread on Me Hat


Close-up of Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier with AR500 Curved Plates with Haley Strategic D3CR.

The D3 loadout: Glock 19 Gen 4 with custom holster mounted in GP pouch, Magpul Pmags, Glock 17 Mags with Taran Tactical Innovations +6 base pads, Winkler Knives II Combat Knife mounted to cumber bun, and Tactical Response VOK located in GP & Bungee Pouches.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away!

Take care


Spec Ops Kylo Ren.

Hasbro Black Series Kylo Ren helmet
@sigsauerinc MPX Pistol
Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier with AR500 Curved Plates
Haley Strategic Partners D3CR Chest Rig

AR-15 SBR with full kit 

Rifle: Accurate Armory AR-15 SBR wearing Daniel Defense, Magpul Industries Corp., Bravo Company USA, Battle Arms Development, Elzetta Design and Battle Comp.

Carrier: SHELLBACK TACTICAL Banshee, AR500 Armor Plates, TAG Pouches and Esee 3Mil knife.

Pistol: Springfield Armory XDM 9mm in a Spartan Village Kydex Holster


Packing List for a 3 Day Shooting School

This is in no way an ‘End All, Be All’ list of items to pack for a Shooting School or Tactical Course.  However, this is meant to give you some insight or ideas based off my many hard lessons learned overtime while attending numerous classes.

The trick, of course, is to pack 'only what you need’ or pack as light and minimal as possible.  However, with the cost of the courses, ammo, travel, board, food, etc.  Forgetting to pack a piece of kit you already own could potentially create a less than desirable experience and thus can be translated into money loss.

I pack with the mindset that I do not want any surprises that could effect my training.  When I leave for a training I am 100% dedicated to it.  I’ve committed time and money and now it’s time to dedicate myself to it.  The last thing I want is to not be prepared.

The below is what was packed for the Talon Defense 3 Day Gunfighter Course.

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