Raise your hand if you hate versatility! Who needs the flexibility to use something you buy in multiple ways, letting you keep all that useless money you work hard for instead of buying similar products to fill in those additional roles? Wait, nobody raised their hand? Hmm… Well, fine, be that way. I’ll help you save a few buck by showing you the Gear4Grunts upcoming MOLLE to Duty Belt Adapter – called the RAMP-DBA.
You are probably familiar with the Gear4Grunts RAMP system that provides quick access to your magazines. We loved those units so much that we’ve been keeping an eye on the team over at Gear4Grunts to see what else they came up with. What we didn’t expect was this neat little adapter to use MOLLE gear (specifically the RAMP) on a Duty belt. No longer are you stuck buying a different system to allow speedy reloads to switch to your Duty belt (or War Belt). Instead, take your RAMP, attach it to the MOLLE on the adapter like normal, wrap the adapter around your belt so the velcro holds it tight and go do your thing. I love simple products that work awesome!
The way it works is that it uses 3 panels to wrap around the belt. This sucker holds extremely well – I couldn’t pull it off my belt no matter how hard I tried, unless I actually pulled the removal tab on it. While debris coating the velcro could in theory become an issue, like with all velcro, but since it’s not an item you constantly open and close I’m not worried about it becoming a problem. Just set it and forget it for the most part.
You can use it to either hold your mags hanging down or upright so it’s flexible enough to use it however you want.
The heavy duty material used is really tough. The stress points are all double stitched and very tight. The MOLLE webbing is tough and tight as well, so your RAMP, or other accessory, is going to stick there and not come off when you least expect it.
I’ve been talking to Gear4Grunts about other uses and they’re looking into other sizes – this thing will be perfect for sticking your MOLLE holster or IFAK onto a plain duty belt, if they expand the size. I personally love this thing. My War Belt has an ATS padded belt with MOLLE, but I have a second plain Duty Belt I use for light weight stuff and I would love to mount an IFAK to it with this (I use SAW 100rnd pouches with IFAK inserts), and one of my extra MOLLE holsters on it.
Overall this is a simple product, but an extremely well made and useful one. It also opened the door for additional versions they are working on for Left Handers (which will fix the only issue Ryan had with the RAMP in our previous review) and to allow double stacking. Oh hell yeah.
Fit and Finish:
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