Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

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Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:51 pm

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Leebo's SKD Universal Chest Rig and Ranter's Riflemen Kit had a baby. Congrats!

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Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by phil_in_cs » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Too clean. Put it on and go roll around in the mud.

I had to look several times to realize the middle of the T shape was what wrapped around you. I've gotten used to my split front rig and forgot how those go.
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:08 pm

phil_in_cs wrote:Too clean. Put it on and go roll around in the mud.

I had to look several times to realize the middle of the T shape was what wrapped around you. I've gotten used to my split front rig and forgot how those go.
Yeah, I was trying to get a picture of both the back and front at the sametime. So I unlatched the right shoulder and waist buckles.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by AKFTW » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Looks great! Nice, simple setup for the essentials, hydration pouches are very useful! Would you be running a belt with 1st line on it?
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Post by northernxposure » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:02 pm

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:05 pm

AKFTW wrote:Looks great! Nice, simple setup for the essentials, hydration pouches are very useful! Would you be running a belt with 1st line on it?
Absolutely... Pistol holster, double pistol mag pouch, dump pouch... Other stuff as needed.

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Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:06 pm

very nice set up! :D looks expensive. it looks like you have some spare mags in the pockets.... what else does that rig hold for you? whats a set up like that cost?

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:25 pm

xxxDarksidexxx wrote:very nice set up! :D looks expensive. it looks like you have some spare mags in the pockets.... what else does that rig hold for you? whats a set up like that cost?
Between the Chest Rig and Pistol Belt + pouches/etc. it's probably around $300 or so.

If get snowed in tomorrow I might take pictures of my entire gear inventory tomorrow. *shrug* Then we'll talk about expensive.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:39 pm

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xxxDarksidexxx wrote:very nice set up! :D looks expensive. it looks like you have some spare mags in the pockets.... what else does that rig hold for you? whats a set up like that cost?
Between the Chest Rig and Pistol Belt + pouches/etc. it's probably around $300 or so.

If get snowed in tomorrow I might take pictures of my entire gear inventory tomorrow. *shrug* Then we'll talk about expensive.
well i hope it snows so i can see all of you gear :wink:

yeah i figured it was expensive. i cant afford that now ( since i just put a down payment on a 1911 :wink: )

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by 6UNF1GHTER » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:09 pm

Dammit Murph... now I may need to reconsider some of that rifleman kit that I've got in the trading post..... :(
Regarding the setup .... I like it, and I would like it more if I had something similar in Coyote.

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Post by Murph » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:20 pm

6UNF1GHTER wrote:Dammit Murph... now I may need to reconsider some of that rifleman kit that I've got in the trading post..... :(
Regarding the setup .... I like it, and I would like it more if I had something similar in Coyote.

Care to share the loadout?
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Uhh... SKD Chest Rig, Shoulder Section, Hydro, Utility Pouch, Double Mag Pouch, of the Riflemen Kit. (All of that is Eagle Industries)
The belt is a no-namer, Bianchi M12 Universal Military Holster, Condor double pistol mag pouch, and a Condor dump pouch.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Leebo » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:33 am

Sweet. It's always nice to see your children have a family of their own. :cry:

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Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:50 am

Leebo wrote:Sweet. It's always nice to see your children have a family of their own. :cry:
^ :lol:

I dig the set up Murph. Light and fast and well suited to the "Pathfinder" name you gave the winchild. 8)

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Post by TDW586 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:53 am

Love the chest rig/hydration back setup, absolutely awesome. The SKD/Universal chest rig is good stuff, one of the best purchases I've ever made.

Get rid of that holster, though, for realz. Voluntarily using an M12 flap holster? No thanks. :lol:
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Post by phil_in_cs » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:19 am

TDW586 wrote:Get rid of that holster, though, for realz. Voluntarily using an M12 flap holster? No thanks. :lol:
There are worse holsters, and worst of all is loosing the pistol when you running hard rifle drills. I think Murph's going the right direction by getting his rifle fighting gear squared away first.
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by TDW586 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:57 am

phil_in_cs wrote:
TDW586 wrote:Get rid of that holster, though, for realz. Voluntarily using an M12 flap holster? No thanks. :lol:
There are worse holsters, and worst of all is loosing the pistol when you running hard rifle drills. I think Murph's going the right direction by getting his rifle fighting gear squared away first.
No doubt, it will get the job done, and the rifle fighting gear looks outstanding. I'm just saying, a Safariland, Blade-Tech, or something along those lines wouldn't go amiss on Murph's shopping list, IMHO.
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:56 pm

TDW586 wrote:
phil_in_cs wrote:
TDW586 wrote:Get rid of that holster, though, for realz. Voluntarily using an M12 flap holster? No thanks. :lol:
There are worse holsters, and worst of all is loosing the pistol when you running hard rifle drills. I think Murph's going the right direction by getting his rifle fighting gear squared away first.
No doubt, it will get the job done, and the rifle fighting gear looks outstanding. I'm just saying, a Safariland, Blade-Tech, or something along those lines wouldn't go amiss on Murph's shopping list, IMHO.
I have a SERPA (amongst others,) but not a mount for that belt. I've found that I can put just about any pistol in the M12 and it says put. It's my universal "get things done" holster. :wink:
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Post by TDW586 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:02 pm

Murph wrote:I have a SERPA (amongst others,) but not a mount for that belt. I've found that I can put just about any pistol in the M12 and it says put. It's my universal "get things done" holster. :wink:

Hey, if it works it works. Personally, I hate that holster with a passion, and wish it would die in a fire, but am still forced to use it. :D
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by ferret » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:54 pm

I'm looking at getting one of those skd/eagle chest rigs, would the straps interfere with pack straps if I tried to wear both? Thanks for the help.
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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:35 pm

ferret wrote:I'm looking at getting one of those skd/eagle chest rigs, would the straps interfere packs straps if I tried to wear both? Thanks for the help.
I doubt it. Might be a little uncomfortable though.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by Murph » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:21 pm

Took the "Pathfinder" out for a spin this weekend. Everything worked just like I was hoping. It was a little hard to buckle up at first because of the extra bulk of my winter clothing, but on the plus side it didn't bounce around or anything. Everything was just where I liked it... Above my gut, but below my tits. :wink:
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's "Pathfinder" Chest Rig

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:47 pm

umm....photos please :) not of your tata's.....i wanna see the rig!

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