Aridus Industries Q-DC Explanation and Techniques

Yesterday, I helped Adam Roth of Aridus Industries with some testing and filming some content for his YouTube account.

Adam wanted to address some concerns and critics of his Quick Detach Carrier system. He has been getting a lot of comments about sidesaddles do not hold shells very well and that carrying brass down is a bad idea. His system and design takes care of all the issues and allows the user to carry and load in any fashion he or she desires.

General consensus, for an emergency reload, is that brass up on a shotgun sidesaddle is faster than reloading from a sidesaddle with the brass downwards.

Adam Roth of Aridus Industries pokes holes in both methods and shows a faster method with brass down using the strong hand to emergency load the shotgun. Carrying brass down is by far the best method as you can load the magazine tube easily and quickly as well as load two at a time with Adam’s technique.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Good God, the only thing sillier than spending hours and days coming up with some gimmick to sell to paranoids is wasting time trying to prove that said gimmick is sure to mean certain death for anyone who uses it.
    If you dont like it because its useless then dont buy it.

    • DIR911911 .

      “paranoids”? . . . proving that a system works as designed is hardly a waste of time. notorious how? because the IUD didn’t work?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Now you’re just being mean 🙁

        • DIR911911 .

          sorry, I was drinking again.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Heh, people still using rigid side saddles… Good one.

    • Hyok Kim

      What’s your take on his system?

    • Nicholas Chen

      What’s wrong with a rigid side saddle?

  • Cal.Bar

    I did notice that he DIDN’T actually utilize the carrier or reload the gun from it. Why?

    • Nicholas Chen

      That was to address the concern that shells held brass down will fall under recoil. In that clip, he fired 12 rounds of full power buck shot and they were not enough to cause the shells to fall let alone shift position.

  • Bill

    Wow, after carrying shells base-down in sidesaddles for decades, how could I possibly have survived?

  • Hyok Kim

    Thank you very much for the video.

  • Nunn Yabizz

    Seriously, if you’re going to make a video demonstrating your product and why it’s “awesome” take off the sunglasses but most importantly and above all don’t have some idiot shooting in the background while you’re trying to explain your product! I gave up because I couldn’t hear him speak over the gunshots.

  • Anonymous

    When was the last time someone actually conducted an emergency reload with a pump action 12 gauge shotgun in a gunfight?



    I’m sure it’s happened somewhere, somehow, to someone…but can anyone even document an instance of it?

    • Fracking Saves

      I did about a month ago…