from Dubuque, IA United States
I am not using the belt clip as it is too heavy and not suitable for hanging on anything but a full-blown utility tool belt. A few times, I've used it just to protect the scanner when I'm going to be outside, but I doubt it would provide much protection against damage if I dropped it...still any protection is better than none. Would not recommend its purchase, however. Frankly, The Home Patrol's design and weight does not work very well as a belt-mounted radio.