My apologies, this was supposed to run yesterday but it didn't work out. It's here now, though, so lets talk about...
Accessorizing. I'm not talking about tactical couture but rather the options you have with G-Code's RTI system. We've talked already about the modularity possibilities and the various holsters styles, now we'll pow-wow about some of the other things you can do with their RTI back piece.
First however I should mention a couple of surface finishing options I neglected to write about before: Tactical Fuzz and Multi-Cam. These unique G-Code features, which as best I can tell isn’t available anywhere else, are their optional surface features. Edgeworks (the parent of G-Code) offers their holsters in Multi-Cam and
‘Tactical Fuzz’ as a finish. The former is a synthetic suede-like material that forms a permanent bond with the exterior of the holster as it is made. It has a near 0% water absorption rate. Tactical Fuzz (currently available in black or coyote brown) quiets the holster, giving it a slightly softer surface and making it non-reflective in the IR spectrum so you’re not getting that ‘shine’ you normally do off plastic. This two-fold signature reduction makes it very military appropriate. Regarding the Multi-Cam, it is not a film coat or high tech paint job. It’s an actual layer of very thin Multi-Cam fabric pressure bonded with heat activated adhesive during the molding process (G-Code holsters are put under forty tons of pressure when they are molded). Both materials have been reviewed as extremely durable by other users, though I haven’t yet had my hands on them.
Now, to the RTI (Rapid Transition Interface). When it comes to the RTI backing, you can not only move holsters around from position to position you can switch weapons out just as easily (assuming you have the different models each in an appropriate RTI-backed G-Code).
The RTI can be added to a belt slide, a MOLLE-claw, a duty drop, etc. but in answer to one question that has come up repeatedly, yes,
you can retrofit other G-Code models with an RTI and you can add your G-Code to Safariland and SERPA style thigh plates if you so desire:
In addition to the obvious holster applications, the RTI can be used on G-Codes own magazine pouch and also on a couple of recent HSGI pouches. There have been several people who modified their own gear with an RTI as well, for instance one of the guys at The Gear Locker modified a dump pouch with an RTI. There are a number of ways to use this thing and most of them are even SFW.
I'm sure G-Code staff will be watching this, so if you have questions I failed to answer please sound off!