Balancing Your Weapons Is Imperative
Military and law enforcement officers know all too well how heavy tactical
weapons are, as well as how cumbersome they can be when strapped to your
body. As a simple example, a loaded Glock 19 is 1.7 pounds, and a loaded
M&P Shield is 1.6 pounds! When combined with other weapons and gear on
your body, that’s a lot of weight to carry around!
Stratus Support Systems is well aware of how hefty tactical weapons and
gear are, as well as the importance of keeping all of that bulk balanced on
your frame while leaving your hands free for maximum performance. Even
distribution is also a crucial factor in reducing fatigue.
There are many reasons why good balance while wielding all types of
fighting weapons is crucial. It matters a great deal for control of the weapon.
For example, if a knife is too weight forward, it can slow down your
recovery and become more of an axe than a sword. Good balance makes you
much more effective in combat.
A good balance of weapons on a physique helps to connect the weapons to
the user. You want the weapons to feel connected to your body with no
unnecessary tension or effort required. Getting back to a knife, if the balance
point is forward and the blade is heavy, it will produce tension in your
forearm while trying to lift it, which will require a lot of physical exertion if
the rest of your weapons aren’t sufficiently balanced on your body. The
importance of physical stamina while fighting can’t be underestimated.
Stratus Support System’s equipment is ideal for SWAT teams, law
enforcement officers, military operators, shooters and hunters. Our
products have a lifetime guarantee. If you would like to contact us,
please call 832-594-7925 or email us at stratussupportsystems.com.
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