the Combat Loop allows the attached item to be carried in the vertical or horizontal position on belts and web gear. This attachment works like a door swinging closed and snapping into place for a secured carry. The DCL can be unlocked and removed via a one-handed spring closure release. This same release has a built-in slide lock safety to secure the mounting to your belt. The DCL design is rugged and secure. The closure and safety "snap" with rugged authority.