Post your load-bearing/chest rig/molle vest

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Post by wolfdog45 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:21 pm

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Post by bufordtjustice » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:02 pm

Wolfdog...who makes that plate carrier?

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Post by wolfdog45 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:22 pm

bufordtjustice wrote:Wolfdog...who makes that plate carrier?
CONDOR.
All of the pouches are CONDOR as well.
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Post by Dragk913 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:54 pm

c0le wrote:[SNIP]

TT MAV2
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TT Modular GP X2
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TT Double Pistol Pouch
TT Multitool Pouch
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By chance, do you like TT? :lol: :mrgreen:

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Post by c0le » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:12 pm

Dragk913 wrote:
By chance, do you like TT? :lol: :mrgreen:

Sorry, I had to.
Heh so much so that I have the same setup in OD and TAN, hehe trying to sell the tan thought...

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Post by Hammer31 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:56 pm

Just a question. Why plate carriers? I am getting ready to replace my old LBE with a MOLLE unit and it seems that most folks are using the plate carriers instead of the IFVs. Am I missing something here?
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Post by TDW586 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:01 am

Hammer31 wrote:Just a question. Why plate carriers? I am getting ready to replace my old LBE with a MOLLE unit and it seems that most folks are using the plate carriers instead of the IFVs. Am I missing something here?

The ability to carry plates? :lol:

Not trying to be a smartass, maybe I don't understand the question. Plate carriers carry hard body armor. Sure, you could get a separate body armor carrier and wear a vest or chest rig over it, but I've never seen the point in that.
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Post by VeniVidiVici » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:37 pm

Great thread , I'm still in the research mode before I put down any cash. How are you guys grabbing your knives? I have a mid sized Entrek ELK with a molle sheath but I can't figure out where it should be mounted. It's huge(for me) and I don't think I'd ever be able to grab it in a stressful situation. Some of the positions shown look really akward.
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Post by Hammer31 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:26 pm

TDW586 wrote:
Hammer31 wrote:Just a question. Why plate carriers? I am getting ready to replace my old LBE with a MOLLE unit and it seems that most folks are using the plate carriers instead of the IFVs. Am I missing something here?

The ability to carry plates? :lol:

Not trying to be a smartass, maybe I don't understand the question. Plate carriers carry hard body armor. Sure, you could get a separate body armor carrier and wear a vest or chest rig over it, but I've never seen the point in that.
I understand that they carry plates. I am not going to worry about those since my GHB/BOB is already approaching 100lbs, and I have an NBC bag to keep my LBE under wraps in the event that a "full battle rattle" would be a bad thing to be caught in.

I thought that maybe the plate carriers were just better made or carried the MOLLE pouches better.
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He will bring the others home.

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Post by Hammer31 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 pm

VeniVidiVici wrote:Great thread , I'm still in the research mode before I put down any cash. How are you guys grabbing your knives? I have a mid sized Entrek ELK with a molle sheath but I can't figure out where it should be mounted. It's huge(for me) and I don't think I'd ever be able to grab it in a stressful situation. Some of the positions shown look really akward.
I have 2 thigh platforms, right for my Glock and the left for the magazines for it. I had enough room to mount my knife on the side, behind the mag pouches. Nice and comfy! Will not budge even when going for short jogs.
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Post by Dave_M » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:28 pm

Hammer31 wrote:I thought that maybe the plate carriers were just better made or carried the MOLLE pouches better.
Plate carrier + no plates = completely, totally, terrible and unusable. Only use a plate carrier if you have actual plates to use. I've seen that mistake many many times.
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Post by SingingDemon » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:11 am

How hard you think it would be to make your own chest rig? My step bro fiance is pretty damn amazing at sewing. She is willing to make me crap if I purchase fabric as well as pay her for her time.

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Post by doubleday » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:40 am

DavePAL84 wrote:
Hammer31 wrote:I thought that maybe the plate carriers were just better made or carried the MOLLE pouches better.
Plate carrier + no plates = completely, totally, terrible and unusable. Only use a plate carrier if you have actual plates to use. I've seen that mistake many many times.
Why is that exactly? I run webbing and have zero experience with vests, just curious.

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Post by TDW586 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:47 am

doubleday wrote:Why is that exactly? I run webbing and have zero experience with vests, just curious.
The weight/stiffness of the plates is necessary for the PC to ride as it's designed. It will sag, bunch, wrinkle and all manner of things without those plates in it.
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Post by Hammer31 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:57 pm

Thanks for the input on this. Never had a plate carrier when I was in the service, We just had to put our LBE over the armor. Major pain in the butt.
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Post by Haji » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:30 pm

SingingDemon wrote:How hard you think it would be to make your own chest rig? My step bro fiance is pretty damn amazing at sewing. She is willing to make me crap if I purchase fabric as well as pay her for her time.
If she doesn't have an industrial sewing machine, she's gonna tear it up on the materials that are typically used in tactical gear. Even 500D and lighter-than-69 pound-nylon-thread are heavy duty materials. Most of the stuff made by ATS is 1000D, and 69 pound nylon thread. Takes a big needle to run that stuff. Additionally, without a bar tacker and laser aligner, MOLLE webbing takes a LONG time to sew. It has to be to spec if stuff is gonna work. 1" between rows, inch and a half between tacks. Sounds simple, but if you don't have a jig to line it up, it's a PITA. We use lasers for that, and a big ass industrial bar tacking machine.

Can it be done at home? Sure. Is it as easy as it seems? Not so much. If it was simple, everyone would be doing it.
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Post by Crimson Phoenix » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:54 pm

Well, I might as well submit. I've got three kits and eventually want to make a fourth by effectively copying my woodland MOLLE FLC and its kit in Coyote Brown depending on season and AO since stuff likes to get dry and brown here in the summer and fall and eventually, I'd like to move back to Arizona. Honestly, most of this stuff is for my personal collection and to airsoft in and have the ALICE rig as my short game setup while the IIFS vest tied to pistol belt is for the all day games and the MOLLE rig recently supplemented that as carrying the same stuff but lighter. Still carry two 1 qt. canteens and a 3L camelbak and carry either a larger IFAK in my buttpack or smaller one in a 100 round SAW pouch on the face of the vest (not pictured). It concerns me that I'm the only person who ever takes first aid to the field with them regardless of what group I'm playing with. If I'd be wearing this stuff after doomsday or societal collapse, I'd probably stuff it in a bag and wear a mix of drab fatigues (mix of OD, navy, and khaki) and civvies for low vis and just attach stuff to my belt for quick access. Otherwise, most of it's just for playing army in. I'd probably break out the cammies again if I'm out in the boonies or bandit territory and don't want to get spotted too easily.

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Post by Bender711 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:05 pm

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Post by ranger sean » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:16 pm

Just an observation.....and not looking to start a fight, but from most of the pics.......no sweat stains, no wear marks, no abrasions, no dirt or stains, nada. Don't people train with their gear???

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Post by TDW586 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:27 pm

ranger sean wrote:Just an observation.....and not looking to start a fight, but from most of the pics.......no sweat stains, no wear marks, no abrasions, no dirt or stains, nada. Don't people train with their gear???
My plate carrier is pretty much brand new, and it lives in the States, I do not. We have a long-distance relationship. Mea culpa :mrgreen:
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