Hi Mighty P!
Here are a few of my personal thoughts on the Raptor. I don't have a lot of time to post a lengthy response - right now - but will give you the short and sweet version.
I received my pair - in the first release, from Leatherman - from my distributor. I fielded them and put them through the paces. They work well. However - and this is a consensus between EMS coworkers, TEMS providers and combat medic friends - they are heavy and bulky, when compared to standard shears. Enough that I keep them in a 72-hour kit and use my current-generation, RipShears - for my daily-use shears. People who wear MOLLE/PALS webbing - typically leave them in the deployed position and attach it to their gear, without the rotating holster - as it sticks-out too far and catches on things.
I do not mean any disrespect, but through my travels (as an EMS provider and an instructor) - most of the people that I know who carry these - not only do so for the utility, but for the "gee whiz" factor, as well. For around a third of the price, and much less weight - a pair of RipShears can do much of the same stuff (plus, they have a glow in-the-dark feature - which is handy in dark areas).
Another interesting anecdote - I, like many, thought that the incorporated ring cutter would be handy. In principle, it should be. However, in practice - I have found that soft metal rings aren't quite as prevalent, as they once had been.
Everything works as advertised. If price, weight and bulk aren't concerns for you - then, by all means, go with the Raptor. Also, I wonder if a Raptor would fit in the Maxpedition Micro Wallet - however, if you were referring to the Micro Pocket Organizer - then you will be fine (just know that when they are collapsed - they take-up a fair amount of space). NA Rescue makes tan and black pouches to carry the Raptor.
Yes, I like them, they serve their purpose and are really cool. However, I tried carrying them daily and am now carrying the RipShears.
In my honest opinion - if time is of the essence, RipShears blow the Raptor out of-the-water (in speed of accessing injuries).
Have a great day and good luck!
Edited by 911 Healer, 05 January 2015 - 01:19 PM.