Chestrig+padded belt vs. PC




 
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August 23rd, 2010  
KV.
 
 

Topic: Chestrig+padded belt vs. PC


New restrictions in the Danish Army' dress regulations have prohibited the use of PC's so I am forced to change my kit (at the moment PC) with the S.I. Armour Carrier.

Now I am contemplating what to exhange my PC with, and I am looking for some thoughts other than my own on the subject.

I will be using the setup both in vehicles but also on dismounted patrols, hence my wish to keep it leightweight.

What I was thinking was something like a lightweight modular chestrig, as a primary base (mag pouches, grenade pouches, hydration carrier etc.). It should make it possible to drive and operate in near proximity to the vehicle.

The padded belt is meant as a supplement to use on dismounted patrols. I have been thinking about keeping the load on the belt to a minimum in order to use it without shoulder straps. (few extra mag pouches, utility pouch, Individual First Aid Kit)
Not chosing to use shoulder straps is for me to be in order to "drop" the belt when returning to the vehicle.

Anyone know if this is a durable option or anyone got any other ideas lets hear it - what chestrigs/belts do you use?

Regards
KV.
August 28th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 
I'm current Law Enforcement in the USA and prior US Army. Yes, most of my Kit is USMC Brown. Hell of a lot better then that ACU ****. Thank God I got out when that was just being phased in.

Pics of your current kit?

Sounds stupid that they aren't letting use a plate carrier. But if you must.... I'd say build a War Belt and a good Molle Chest Rig.



Not my kit. Example Only

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/

They make good gear. I'm using a Two Piece MAV with their X Harness over my Interceptor Vest.



There is my MAV. I've changed it a little since that picture was taken.



Crappy pic of my kit with armor.



Mini Chest Rig that I built to use when I'm in uniform patrol. It works in conjuction with my duty belt.
September 3rd, 2010  
KV.
 
 
Thanks for the pictures 5.56 - good inspiration.

I don't have any pics of my current kit (being a PC setup makes it obsolete according to the new regulations) so what I have to do is build a completely new set of kit, for my upcoming deployment.

As described in my previous post, I am thinking a setuo consisting of a chestrig as the primary load carrying system, with the belt as secondary, for dismounted patrols.

Do you know if it is possible to use a modular hydration carrier on the 1-piece MAV with an X-Harness - it does not look like it will work on the 2-piece.
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September 4th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KV.
Thanks for the pictures 5.56 - good inspiration.

I don't have any pics of my current kit (being a PC setup makes it obsolete according to the new regulations) so what I have to do is build a completely new set of kit, for my upcoming deployment.

As described in my previous post, I am thinking a setuo consisting of a chestrig as the primary load carrying system, with the belt as secondary, for dismounted patrols.

Do you know if it is possible to use a modular hydration carrier on the 1-piece MAV with an X-Harness - it does not look like it will work on the 2-piece.
Give me some time and I'll take some detailed pics and get some pics of my friends' gear.

As for the MAV.... the one piece and two piece are different in that the front has the release buckles. The one piece MAV only has release buckles in the back while the 2 piece has them in the front also. Since my Interceptor Vest goes on like a jacket the two piece in the one I use.

You can use molly hydration carrier on both the 1 or 2 piece MAV with a X-Harness.

I have a couple of different set ups and my MAV just got redone again...... Yeah I'm constantly updating my gear.

Right now as a police officer I do it opposite of what you want. The majority of my gear is on my belt while the extra stuff is on my chest rig. But then again as a cop my primary weapon is now my sidearm and my backup is my rifle.


Also before I forget if you want some great info on gear..... AR15.com Tactical Gear Subforum. It has a photo thread..... You will see some mall ninjas post some stupid stuff. But on that area there is some good info from folks all over the USA and the world. Cops, Soldiers, Private Contractors, etc..... Also on the Industry Section you can ask some of the manufacturers questions.

I like the following companies for gear.

Tactical Tailor
Tactical Assault Gear
5.11
Maxpedition
Eagle Industries
Condor (Chinese Clone of Eagle Industry)

Like I said.... give me some time. I work a double tomorrow (September 5th) and I'll be off on the 6th, 7th, and 8th..... so I'll be able to really dig into the back of my mind.
September 5th, 2010  
KV.
 
 
Cheers mate - appreciate it !

If the 1-piece has the release buckles in the back, it probably doesn't work all that well with a hydration carrier - (I am using a 3 litre Camelbak bladder) I am thinking it would interfere with the release buckles.

Yeah - I know - also updating all the time, or I were, before I finally got my kit molded into the setup I wanted/liked. But now I just got to get back at it. S**T !

I have thought about keeping the new setup to a minimum, as in either only a chestrig, or only a war belt, but either option, seems, to me, to be very space restricted - when I am use to a plate carrier.

Thanks for the link - good pics for inspiration.

Yeah - pretty much agree with you on the gear companies, 'cept 5.11 - I bought some single M4 pouches, once which was either sewn wrong or had too short elastic straps. With the straps they were crappy too use, tactical reload out the window, the straps were just too short making it all too tight. Without the straps, the mags wouldn't stay in place, when moving. Either way I made me decide not to buy tactical gear from them again.
I use kit from www.uktactical.com too, they're running similar pouches, rigs etc. as all other gear companies.

You wouldn't happen to know of any "hard-case" holsters (which are molle attachable) for SIG P210 (our old shitty service pistol) ? I have heard something about most legholster for the Colt 1911 is usable for the SIG too, but don't know if the same goes for other types of holsters.

Anyway thanks again - really appreciate the help.
September 6th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Let me get this straight.... you're using a SiG P210 as your service pistol? Hell, I'll give you a brand new in the box GLOCK Gen 4 17 with a couple of mags for one of your Sigs. Do you know how much those puppies go for? Couple of thousand Stateside..... But yeah.... the SiG P210 is a fine pistol for it's day and will even be a fine pistol for the average firearm owner but for the modern war fighter. Something a little more updated like a GLOCK or a FNH FNP is the way to go.

I know of a couple of companies that will do one off custom holsters out of kydex. I'll get you the info ASAP.

For 5.11..... I haven't used their single m4 mag pouch. I use their pistol mag pouches and love 'em.

Tomorrow I'll have some pics and info for you on my rigs.
September 6th, 2010  
KV.
 
 
Yeah we do - I said it was crap, because it is just not good enough for todays soldiers. I mean 8 rounds, 9 if you've chambered a round - just doesn't cut it these days. Out of ammo, then only armed with the SIG in the GZ - sucky situation.

Well it just might be a glitch in their production (5.11) but it just made me cautious about buying any of their stuff - really isn't that hard to make an M4 single mag pouch.

Cool - appreciate it mate...
September 6th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 




Quote:
Originally Posted by jonathon from AR15.com

I've gone through more than a few chest rigs.. the 2 piece MAV with X Harness is my favorite It's not bulky yet has lots of room on it and it's very comfortable wearing it long term. The only fix I had to do was on the TT pouchs.. the malice clips hung over the edge and dug in a bit with the sharp edges.. took a knife and beveled the edges and no more digging.







Not mine.... but to show you that with a Tactical Tailor MAV and X-Harness you can use a MOLLE Hydration Bladder.
September 6th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 

Topic: My Kit












September 6th, 2010  
5.56X45mm
 
 






For use with MSAR E4, AR-15s, and AR-180B

Point Blank Interceptor Vest with Plates and Soft Armor
Tactical Tailor 2 Piece MAV w/ X-Harness

From left to right

5.11 Single Mag Pouch w/ SOG Multi-tool
Pentagon Light
5.11 Double Pistol Mag Pouch
Tactical Tailor 3 30rd Mag Pouch
KA-BAR Knife
Tactical Tailor 3 30rd Mag Pouch
Tactical Tailor 3 30rd Mag Pouch
5.11 Dump Pouch
Maxpedition Fight Medical Pouch

On the back is an old pre MOLLE Hyradtion Bladder
 


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