Huh that is some weird shit. Have no idea what Jim was up to there. That's a lot of 2" webbing and Velcro, by today's standards. I modified a bunch of his chest rigs back in the day but never saw that shit. I would cut all that crap out of there myself and just rig with bungee pull tabs. Would also replace all 2" webbing n hardware with 1" stuff. He really liked 2" webbing for some reason.