Rob01 Posted February 1, 2014 Share Posted February 1, 2014 Having been casually shooting 3 gun for the past couple years I have always used the standard 4 or 6 shell load one at a time carriers for my shotgun reloads. But with having such a great time shooting matches and being the normal competitive male that I am I decided to try and make a switch to the dual and quad loading that everyone is going to now. I was no speed demon loading with the single so I figured it couldn't hurt.I was watching some shooters with these set ups at matches and noticed some held the shells better than others and some set ups were more ergonomic for the shooter to use. Doing some searching I came across Invictus Practical. It's a newer company started by Kevin Pratt. Through my first emails with Kevin I realized this is a man who is all about customer service. He answered my questions and helped me decide on the products that were right for my planned use. Kevin was very professional and helpful. His website wasn't up yet so he emailed me pictured of the units he had available. Through our discussion I decided to go with a 12Q, 12 shot quad load, and 8D, 8 shot dual load, set ups.After receiving them I opened the boxes and took a few minutes to put everything together. It is fairly simple and if you ever played with an erector set you will have no problems. Directions are included which explain everything. I got mine with Tek Lok connectors to use with my CR Seed belt but they are also available with ELS, TMMS and QLS connectors. The base and cross plates are all made of hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum, the hardware is 18-8 stainless steel and the shell clips are laser cut Derlin. With the multiple holes in the plates you can set the carriers up how you need. A solid set up when put together.You can set the plates on the connector in different positions as well. I tried a horizontal but it didn't feel as natural as a vertical grab of the shells so my carriers are set up vertical as you can see in the pictures. You can also angle the plates if you wanted. I will start with them straight and see if over the year of matches if I need a small cant I can easily adjust them but through practice I have found the vertical to work well. In use the clips hold the shells tight but not overly tight. I haven't done a lot of running with this set up yet but the small amount of movement and kneeling I have done hasn't seen any of the shells pop out. They are held pretty secure though so I don't think I will be a shell sprinkler when running like some units make people into. I can also use the 12Q as a dual load if I needed. The spacing of the quad and dual is good so you don't unintentionally hit the next row when grabbing your shells. As I said I am new to dual and quad loads and in my practice with these carriers I have found it easy to grab the intended shells.All in all I have been very happy with my purchase of the Invictus Practical shell holders. You can see and order all the products offered by Kevin at his site www.invictuspractical.com/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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