Bad Company Tactical Expands Product Line | SHOT 2017

    Bad Company Tactical has had one of the more unique products that I’ve seen over these past two shows. When it comes to having something that would actually be extremely useful and not some tactical gimmick like the Tac Sac or the Picatinny rail compensator.

    The companies flagship product is the R2S, or the Rapid Retention System, consisting of an aluminum female portion that can be mounted as a holster on a belt, or through MOLLE on a plate carrier. The male portion can be mounted to a rifle or handgun that sports a Picatinny rail, or can even be mounted to such tools as a sledgehammer with metal mounting brackets. Essentially if it can be mounted to an item, any item, and as long as that item is under 150 lbs, the two portions can then lock together, forming a very secure fit. Then when a user wants the device (rifle, handgun, item), similar to Safariland’s ALS set up, a thumb break is pressed, and the device can be retracted.

    We reported on the company last SHOT, and this year the company was supposed to have the latest version that incorporates some of the issues customers were calling in about the attachment system. Namely that the system lowered the dimensions of any rail attached light that a user wanted to retain on the handgun because the system utilized the existing rail section.

    In conjunction with Iron Claw Tactical, the system was installed on one of their Kalashnikov rifles, to show that the system could be used at a better angle than with a Picatinny mounted platform.

    Previously this pistol grip pump action shotgun would have had to be mounted in a holster on a plate carrier. However with the R2S, a much more minimalist system can be utilized.


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