Why would we replace soft magazine pouches with a rigid device?
The RLS-1 is a hard casing that weighs less than a standard loaded magazine and carries an extra (third) magazine for the user. This design also allows user to re-cock and clear the slide of his weapon using only one hand as the casing protects the unused magazines. The RLS-1 does not retain water like cloth Mag pouches. The RLS-1 has a locking system, holding the magazines securely, allowing for rapid movement. parachute drops, fast rope and water insertions, immediate action operations, and helo insertions.
Wouldn't the RLS-1 take up too much prime real estate on my duty belt?
The RLS-1 can be positioned in front of or under most holsters or on MOLLE and only impacts the same amount of area already afforded your current magazine pouch. The RLS-1 can be positioned in front of or under most holsters or on MOLLE and only impacts the same amount of area already afforded your current magazine pouch. It does not interfere with initial holster operations and will boost the speed of multiple reloads increasing speed and lethality.
Why would I want to add weight to my loadout?
The RLS-1 improves your current secondary weapon exponentially ensuring operational superiority over your adversary. You gain an incredible advantage while traversing tight spaces, confined areas, and thick foliage. This system removes the requirement to use both hands, extend your weapon to reload or remember which magazine was available in your Mag pouch. It allows reloading with minimal movement without crossing your body. When used as part of your primary gear in CQB, VBSS, Tunnel operations, climbing or confined spaces the RLS-1 ensures weapon operational superiority, self-preservation and increased lethality.
What happens when things get muddy or a rock jams the magazine in the case or it gets smashed or broken and I need to reload?
The RLS-1 is designed with a protective cover and a locking hood to reduce magazine loss or foreign objects from entering the casing. The protective cover has also been engineered to be easily removed using one hand. You can manually clear (using a finger) obstructions, advance a magazine or count how many magazines remain without a visual verification. The RLS-1 is designed using military grade polymers to ensure the durability and quality of the material. The internal walls are designed to allow foriegn matter to evacuate as the device is used.
If you can remove the RLS-1 with one hand, then what keeps it from being caught on something or snagged and pulled off my gear?
The RLS-1 has a unique inter-locking system that requires the user to grab the release, pull up on the box, and pull out of the connector. Although this is all completed with gross motor movements it is a multistep fail safe integrated with the RLS. Because it requires these three movements, it ensures that the operator cannot accidentally lose the system even during combat actions and operations. It is ideal for all forms of insertions, transportation, storage, and rapid replacement.
What if my shooting hand is injured? Can I use your system?
The TRLS-1 can be operated with both your left and right hand whether on your left or right side. With minimal training, you can reload almost as quickly with your support hand as you can with your strong hand. Compared to the current support hand reload training being taught the RLS reduces reloading time drastically.
Do I need to clean it?
As with all equipment with moving parts, you must maintain, inspect, and ensure it is free and clear of any obstructions, damage, or wear. The unit can be easily flushed and is resistant to alkaline and acidic chemical corrosion within standard exposure parameters. The device is dishwasher safe, although we do recommend the top rack, each unit contains specific instructions for care and cleaning to include specific detergents to avoid gumming, stickiness, degradation, or damage to the unit.
Can it be used in saltwater operations or with long exposure to the sun?
The TRLS-1 is specifically designed with combat operations in mind. It meets the same requirements the Navy SEAL holsters and other equipment have as an operational component.
It must resist salt water, corrosion, extreme temperature ranges, ultra-violet degradation and withstand drops, and blunt trauma without failing.
Aren't you just adding more equipment to the battlefield that can fail, jeopardizing the soldier?
Just as the lack of maintenance and storage of standard magazine pouches can cause the snap to corrode and become fused from salt water or fail allowing magazines to become lost or inaccessible. The RLS-1 has only two moving parts to reduce the chance of failure. It also has multiple manual operational actions that allow for feed and removal of all magazines during any inoperable issues.
How long will the RLS-1 last?
The current indication is that each product should last several years for combat forces to include training and deployments and 5 to 10 years for Law Enforcement.
Do you need a full magazine to practice with the RLS?
The RLS is designed to operate with either loaded or unloaded magazines for training operations.
Can the RLS system be mounted inside a vehicle?
The connection system developed for the RLS allows the system to be mounted to any surface that can support the weight of a fully loaded RLS. This includes civilian vehicles, military vehicles, Law Enforcement vehicles - watercraft, aircraft, storage containers, buildings, and broad area equipment. The connection system also allows each individual to adjust the RLS system to a custom position that each individual find optimal when mounting the system to their belt or equipment. A specific RLS system is under development for vehicle use.
What type of Magazines can the TRLS-1 use?
The standard TRLS-1 can accommodate multiple magazine types and capacities. Some magazines that fit but have base issues can be customized with RLS-1 custom base. Depending on the popular outcry for a specific magazine model, a custom RLS-1 system can be developed.