The combination of those suspenders + their War Belt and War Belt Insert Belt looks pretty damned good.
I am still thinking about my quandry about different pieces of kit interfacing with one another. My drop leg holster can hang off my pants belt, low enough not to interfere with any other kit, but high enough to function well, so feel like that's the right place for it. My dump pouch, if I use it, can ride on the opposite side, also hanging from my pants belt.
Obviously either of these things could alternatively hang from a War Belt, and the ATS setup I mentioned above lets you access the duty belt under the MOLLE-equipped padded cover, specifically for hanging a sub-load. That means the hangers aren't taking up MOLLE space on the belt. So I could set up the belt with ATS suspenders to take the weight and then add rifle mag pouches, pistol mag pouches, knife, multitool, flashlight, and IFAK.
Or I could omit the rifle mag pouches, keeping all of them on my chest rig, so that my chest rig is JUST for rifle mags, and the war belt is for everything else.
So, what this is leaving me with is the idea of nothing on my pants belt, and my war belt having pistol holster, pistol mags, dump pouch, IFAK, knife, multitool, and flashlight. My chest rig or vest (currently, USGI Fighting Load Carrier) would be clean of everything but rifle mag pouches. This makes a lot of sense to me, because if I'm just doing pistol training (or competition, or involved in activities that don't include having a rifle around) I can just wear the war belt, and if I'm using the rifle I add the chest rig.
If for some reason I was going to use the rifle but not the pistol I'd be lacking in some key gear if I didn't wear the war belt, but I don't see much chance of this happening outside of certain competitions like the Knob Creek assault rifle match. In those cases, my knife, multitool, flashlight, and IFAK wouldn't be much use DURING the match, and I could keep the rig close by to immediately don it again after the match. I could leave it on during the match, to treat the competition as a sort of training, unless wearing a pistol during the match is for some reason prohibited.
So everything sounds good, except for a couple of small issues. The first one is that my flashlight and multitool should be part of my EDC, but this isn't a real issue. I would just need redundant pouches, probably black ones for EDC and MultiCam or Coyote for the War Belt. I would have to remember to transfer them from one pouch to the other, but that's just a minor organizational issue, not a problem with the War Belt.
The other issue, however, is my old "What about a backpack?" issue. The war belt is simply not compatible with a load-bearing waistbelt on a ruck. So, I could wear my chest rig with a ruck, but not my war belt. So I'd need another set of pouches to go on my ruck's waistbelt, for my IFAK, knife, multitool, and flashlight. No problem, as my ruck's waistbelts are all MOLLE capable (thank you Kifaru!). My pistol and dump pouch could ride on my pants belt, although realistically if I was wearing a ruck, I'd be hiking, and I wouldn't want a dump pouch banging against my thigh with every step. The pistol might be a pain as well.
I know that this is kind of a tangential issue, but I think it needs to be really addressed in context of the war belt. Since the war belt isn't compatible with a ruck's weight-bearing waistbelt, what does one do when wearing one? If I'm going to be taking my ruck on and off all the time, where do my pistol reloads go? The challenge is going to the issue that I'm taking my ruck on and off, so I don't want to put anything on the ruck's waistbelt that I might suddenly need to defend myself or whatever...this would defeat the purpose of it being "first line gear."
I'm not trying to threadjack this thread with my personal beef about ruck compatibility, I'm really not. I am getting serious about training and competition, and just want to make sure I don't get into a situation where I find a solution that works great for training and competition but falls apart when I try to put it all together in the real world.