Not all tourniquets are created equal some are cheap nockoffs, some look great but just don’t work. The most common tourniquet I have seen is the CAT style tourniquet with the Velcro strap and windlass used to crank down the pressure to restrict the blood flow in a limb that is rapidly losing blood.
Years ago when I was in the market for a TQ I came across Recon medicals Gen 3 TQ.
"If you are going to navigate through the world we live in there is a high degree of likelihood that you or somebody else is going to need some kind of medical treatment at some point in time." says combat veteran/ Firearm Instructor Patrick Kimbal
"The degree of likelihood that we are going to need medical is way higher then the degree of likelihood that we will need to access our hand gun and use that."
If you are going to carry one of these you need to know how to use it. Applying a tourniquet is not fun and it’s going to be uncomfortable for yourself or the person you are applying it too. So you owe it to your self to learn how to apply a TQ properly from a professional.
After countless testing and drills with this TQ I am confident it will function as advertised if the time came to use it.
A person can bleed out in less then 5 minutes from a arterial bleed. I urge you to invest in your life and carry a Tourniquet.
For more details check out our full review video below.