K9 Tactical Deployment Lead
The K9 Tactical Deployment Lead by Modern Icon provides the operator with a reliable hands-free option that's built to last and won't get in the way or generate unintentional feedback to their dog. Traditional hands-free systems include an internal bungee cord to prevent the dog from tugging on the handler, which affects the hander's sight alignment and shot placement. The downside is that the dog is getting near constant feedback from the tension on the bungee.
The decision to leave the bungee out came from input received from handlers wanting a hands-free option that didn't generate that unintentional feedback to their dog. This design allows enough slack for your dog to be in a heel on either side. The other benefit is that the handler can give feedback to their dog by pivoting their hips to take up the slack and tension on the dog.
A heavy duty Quick Release Snap Shackle attaches the lead to the handler and is strength rated for climbing applications. Instead of the standard belt loop system found in similar designs, the K9 Tactical Deployment Lead utilizes an industry first design. With a cue taken from daisy chains used in operational climbing and rope rescue, a large sewn loop was created out of mil-spec climbing rated webbing. This allows the handler to simply thread the bite of webbing through any spot on their duty belt or through MOLLE on their chest rig and simply pass the snap shackle bak through for a secure attachment point.