Overview

Recommended Gear List: Many people have asked “what gear do I need to get started?” In order to save time and money, we’ve added the list and links below.  We will continue to expand and update this list. 

Within the program we will show you why this gear will benefit you, and the options that are out there, but if you have any questions please contact us.   

The products in this list are not mandatory. There is a plethora of gear choices and our only standard is that your gear is safe. This is simply an example of choices that will work for you.

Gear List

Below is a list of our recommended gear and overall requirements for each phase of the program.

PHASE 1 & 2

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASE 1 AND 2

Below is a list of gear recommendations for Phases 1 and 2.  Although we can supply magazine pouches and pistol holsters for classes, we recommend you invest in these items as you progress through the program and are always happy to help give recommendations on gear.

PISTOL (9mm or greater required for testing)

BELT (external duty belt with inner belt system)

PISTOL HOLSTER

5 MAGAZINES (with the ability to carry at least 45 rounds on your person)

DUAL MAGAZINE MAG POUCH

FLASHLIGHT AND FLASHLIGHT HOLSTER/POUCH

Pistol (Secondary)

Glock 19 or Glock 17

Polished factory trigger with Zev race bar and spring kit (Leave the stock striker spring)

Summer (Glock 48 or 43X)

Trijicon HD or HD XR Tritium Sights

Pistol Light: Streamlight TLR 7A

Hand Held Flashlight: Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA

All accessories are either in stock at Able Shepherd HQ or available for special order through Able Shepherd, please contact us for details.

Holster

Standard:

OWB: Positive Retention: Safariland GLS 578
IWB: Milt Sparks Criterion

 Option 2: Mounted Light

OWB w Retention: Safariland ALS for Streamlight TLR 7a
IWB: L.A.G Tactical (Liberator, Super Nova) for Streamlight TLR 7a (we are currently working on a custom holster we can recommend)

All recommended gear can be purchased at Able Shepherd HQ building, or reach out to us and we can special order most everything.

Mag Pouch

LAG Tactical M.C.S Double Pistol Mag Carrier

These can be purchased at ASHQ

Belt - Inner and Outer Custom System

Attack Pack/Able Shepherd double belt system

This belt system is sold both at Able Shepherd HQ building, and Centennial Gun Club.

PHASE 3 & 4

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASE 3 & 4

Below is a list of gear recommendations for Phases 3 and 4.  Although we can supply magazine pouches and pistol holsters for classes, we recommend you invest in these items as you progress through the program and are always happy to help give recommendations on gear.

PRIMARY AR RIFLE PLATFORM (5.56 or greater required for testing)

CHEST RIG/PLATE CARRIER WITH ABILITY TO HOLD 6 MAGAZINES

7 PRIMARY MAGAZINES

AR Platform (Primary)

Daniel Defense V7p in 5.56

Iron Sights: Magpul back-up sights (or use Daniel Defense fixed rear with a Magpul front flip up)

Single Point Sling: custom built by Able Shepherd available at Able Shepherd HQ building or Centennial Gun Club

    • Single Point Sling Adapter End Plate (if your primary does not already have one)

Red Dot Sight: Recommended Trijicon MRO.

    • Red or Green (Personal Preference)
    • Standard or HD (Standard only a “dot” HD with a 2MOA and 68 MOA reticle)
    • Lower 1/3rd mount
  • (If you are looking for alternatives we can also recommend EoTech or Vortex Sparc AR )

Weapons Catch: Blackhawk CQD Weapons Catch is a great option.  We are currently working with suppliers and local design firms to design and create a replacement

Mounted Weapon Light: Stream Light TLR-7a

    • Mounted at the 6-O’Clock position

All accessories are either in stock at Able Shepherd HQ or available for special order through Able Shepherd, please contact us for details.

Chest Rig / Plate Carrier

Standard:

      • Fight Light MAV 2 Piece (Tactical Tailor)
      • 6 mags on chest, using 3 double stacked HSG Mag Pouches
        • Nothing in front of pistol draw path

Optional Setup:

      • Fight Light MAV 2 Piece (Tactical Tailor)
      • 4 mags on chest, using HSG single mag pouches on your chest, with 2 AR mags carried on your belt
        • Nothing in front or pistol draw path

Ballistic Capability:

Plate Carrier: Warrior Assault Systems DCS or V1 Carrier

Plates: Shot Stop GT2

Shooters Cut – Front

SAPI Cut – Rear

All Gear is either available at Able Shepherd HQ, or can be special ordered through Able Shepherd.  Please contact us for details and questions.

GENERAL

Pistol Safe
Firearms Cleaning Kit

Our comprehensive cleaning kit provides all the necessary items to service your pistol and rifle.  Can be purchased through Able Shepherd.  Call for details.

OUR PRODUCTS

The Able Shepherd Face Mask

Jimmy introduces the new and improved Able Shepherd (COVID-19) face mask. Quick video demonstration as to how to lay out the material and make use of the Ranger Rubberband in combination with the aluminum nose piece.

The Custom Cut Belt

Jimmy illustrates the process of custom fitting and cutting your inner belt as part of the Able Shepherd everyday carry solution. Video demonstration of how the belt is adjusted to accommodate an inside the waistband holster as well as the very simple transition to the duty belt when arriving for work at the Able Shepherd Training Center.