I'll bite. I had an FMCO M5 vest many, many years ago (~1992). Many people will poo-pooh FMCO but the vest I had was made very well and stood up to some crappy patrols through shitty terrain. Several of my other military friends purchased the M5 as well; it was much better than the type I LBV at the time. We all loved the M5. That said, by this time the design is well outdated. I finally parted with my M5 in 1999...I should have kept it for it's nostalgic value. I have not purchased anything from FMCO recently so I can't comment on their QC as of late but back in the day my M5 stood up well. I will try and find a pic of it if you want.
I had a FMCO vest that I used for six months. It was a well made picece of gear.

Go with the fastex buckles versus the pinch clips as they break more easily.

------------------------------- -Stanley_White Are you talking to communicate or to make yourself feel good? I love the "Ignore" feature!

Necro Necro post,  As you can see I did use the search function and this post was what I came up with.  Can anyone help ID this vest model?

I believe I have an M5 but I couldn't find much on the web.  I know it fits AK mags and not M4. 

I found one site that has some info but not on this particular rig. All the other info is from the '01-'04 time period and without pics.  I found this locally and it's in excellent condition. 

You guys are way better than the Goog and I don't have to wade as through as much stuff. 

Photo Mar 02, 18 22 37

 

Photo Mar 02, 18 23 21Photo Mar 02, 18 29 33Photo Mar 02, 18 30 55

 

Bless the Lord, who is my rock.  He gives me strength for war and skill for battle. PS 144:1

 

It's ok to be open minded, just don't let your brain fall out!

 

Joined: 19 Nov 2002    Location: The BLUE turf, ID

Attachments

Photos (4)

Yes I did Bill. A couple of weeks ago. 

Bless the Lord, who is my rock.  He gives me strength for war and skill for battle. PS 144:1

 

It's ok to be open minded, just don't let your brain fall out!

 

Joined: 19 Nov 2002    Location: The BLUE turf, ID

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Post
Copyright Lightfighter Tactical Forum 2002-2019
×
×
×
×
×