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I can see them on my phone. Haven't tried my work 'puter yet. 

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Joined: 9/30/09
Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

Sorry brethren.

So much for using that rat bastard Google Drive. It's a shame because in one of the pics was a hidden code word that if you said it 5 minutes ago would have won you $100 dollar coupon towards a brand new Bolex watch. 

When I get to Brazil I'll get it ironed out.  

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

"Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight."  LTC Jeff Cooper


 

firemission4mortars posted:

 Wow , Robert, my back hurts just looking at that MAV. You're right ,I never wished for less ammo ,but I did wish I could prone out flatter.If it works for you , then it works for you.

As it should brother.  I wore it about 6 hours training on Saturday in the Texas heat and it was talking to my lower back towards the end of the day. But I attribute that more to my lard ass being out of shape, but you are right, it's no BFG Ten Speed.  I have a Ten Speed I use when I'm zeroing and such But compared to that Ten Speed?  It does have heft.

 One  thing my friend taught me that a senior NCO taught him who was on the first ODA he was assigned to was that many view chest rigs as a fancy or glorified ammo carrier, but they are much more than that- it's a life support system.  So it was with that mentality, and adaptability  that this rig was built.  I've ran it when running my Beez and yes here in Texas I sweated my gonads off and I definitely felt it in my back, but I consider that an acceptable consequence.

It is still a 2 piece MAV.  You can open the front of this rig and go full prone, just release the velcro center piece.  I found a few pics that shows how it works.  The drawback is noise discipline.  That Velcro ain't exactly quiet.  But if I were ever in that situation I'd just unhook the 2 hooks.

The last pic shows the versatility of the universal mag pouch.  (thought I'd use a different word than adaptability. Lol)  The mag pouch has a holster in it and my G19 fits perfectly.

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“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

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Are our weapons considered part of this particular thread?  I've seen a mixed bag of posts,  but a lot of empty holsters.  In my mind it make sense because it's a core piece of our kit. But what the heck do I know? I've made like 4 posts here.  :-)

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

"Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight."  LTC Jeff Cooper


 

RTT

What is/where did you get the scissor pouch for the trauma shears?

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Doug

If I mention Corona, I ain't talking about beer.

 

"It's your turn to do until it's not."  TA

 

"Afterall.... if you get yourself into a fair fight.. you really haven't learned anything in all the time you have spent on Lightfighter, your tactics suck, and you don't deserve to breed."  David Reeves

 

JOINED:  9/20/09     LOCATION:  Outside of KSA Finally!

yakc130 posted:

RTT

What is/where did you get the scissor pouch for the trauma shears?

Yak,

The insert comes with the ifak.  Here's a link for the one you see on my rig.  

S.O. Viper Flat ifak, A1

https://sotechtactical.com/products/vfifaka1

 

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

"Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight."  LTC Jeff Cooper


 

Shit! I just wanted to get a shear pouch.

Now it looks like I may need to buy another IFAK just due to the sheer awesomeness of that of that one and it's flatness.

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Doug

If I mention Corona, I ain't talking about beer.

 

"It's your turn to do until it's not."  TA

 

"Afterall.... if you get yourself into a fair fight.. you really haven't learned anything in all the time you have spent on Lightfighter, your tactics suck, and you don't deserve to breed."  David Reeves

 

JOINED:  9/20/09     LOCATION:  Outside of KSA Finally!

RobertTheTexan posted:

Are our weapons considered part of this particular thread?  I've seen a mixed bag of posts,  but a lot of empty holsters.  In my mind it make sense because it's a core piece of our kit. But what the heck do I know? I've made like 4 posts here.  :-)

So an unmodified mag pouch doubles well as a MOLLE flapped holster?  Hmmmmm.

yakc130 posted:

Shit! I just wanted to get a shear pouch.

Now it looks like I may need to buy another IFAK just due to the sheer awesomeness of that of that one and it's flatness.

That's why this has become my favorite.  It's flatter, and shorter.  It drops take up more PALS webbing than other more narrow pouches, but if you have the room, the it works well.  My man point to get it was to gain more clearance between my ifak and my pistol.

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

"Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight."  LTC Jeff Cooper


 

Linz posted:
RobertTheTexan posted:

Are our weapons considered part of this particular thread?  I've seen a mixed bag of posts,  but a lot of empty holsters.  In my mind it make sense because it's a core piece of our kit. But what the heck do I know? I've made like 4 posts here.  :-)

So an unmodified mag pouch doubles well as a MOLLE flapped holster?  Hmmmmm.

That pouch will hold two .308/SR25 mags, which is pretty sizable.  The holster I used in the pouch was a universal holster that holds up to a full size Glock, M9, or a 1911.  There could be some pistol or revolver that wouldn't fit, but I can't think of one off hand. At least nothing that's common to our community.

yakc130 posted:

Shit! I just wanted to get a shear pouch.

Now it looks like I may need to buy another IFAK just due to the sheer awesomeness of that of that one and it's flatness.

That's why this has become my favorite.  It's flatter, and shorter.  It drops take up more PALS webbing than other more narrow pouches, but if you have the room, the it works well.  My man point to get it was to gain more clearance between my ifak and my pistol.

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”. J. Steinbeck

"Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight."  LTC Jeff Cooper


 

Matched pair of belt setups.  MC rig is for classes and practice; black rig I use at the range at work so I look more or less like the rest of the guys.  Current role is security management.  I ride a desk and I don't carry a gun at work, but I did for six years, so I still keep these set up for the rare occasion I can get out to the range at work and shoot with my guys.  Pouch setups are identical between the two.
 
  • Crye MRB with Ares Gear Aegis Enhanced inner belt upgrade
  • Esstac KYWI double pistol gap pouch
  • HSGI Pistol Taco holding SF Peacemaker/Fury DF
  • Esstac KYWI 5.56 shorty
  • Grimloc holding PIG FDT-Delta gloves
  • BFG Ten-Speed Ultralight Dump Pouch
  • BFG Micro Trauma Kit Now
  • SORD Tourniquet Cover w/CAT
  • Safariland 6390 for VP9 + TLR-1 HL / 7390 for M9, ALS Nub Mod, QLS19/22 attachment, mid-ride UBL w/single leg strap
 
I'm pretty happy with these rigs.  When still carrying a gun for a living, I had an Ares Gear LE Duty Belt for work use.  On the range, I went through a progression of different battle belts, including the HSGI SGPB, Ares Armor Micro Belt, VelSyst OUB, and Volund Micro Battle Belt.  I still appreciate the value of belt keepers for an LE/security duty role in which one might be expected to go hands-on; were I still working on shift, I would probably be using a Volund MBB in order to be able to continue using keepers while also having MOLLE compatibility.  Now that my gear is pretty much only for range use for skills sustainment, I'm comfortable with just hook and loop inner/outer belts to keep things from shifting around.
 
I definitely like how close to the hips these belts ride.  An issue I always had with the thicker warbelts like the VelSyst OUB was that the padding kicked the holster out another half inch or so from my hip.  When combined with a QLS setup, the holster was noticeably offset when compared to my duty belt setup with holster directly attached to the UBL (even using a pair of T-spacers).  The difference in holster positioning caused some issues with training consistency and establishing a firing grip on the pistol at speed.
 
Enter the Crye MRB.  Initially, I was hesitant to like this belt because of the, well, floppy nature of the belt sleeve.  In fact, I actually purchased my first MRB in late 2014, then turned around and sold it, only returning to it in 2017 and upgrading to the Ares Aegis Enhanced as a liner based on @Longeye's recommendation.  I'm of the opinion that the Aegis Enhanced is the belt to use as a liner for the MRB.  While I was at first concerned about holster slop using a 2" UBL on a 1.5" belt, the MRB sleeve is snug enough around the liner belt that the UBL really doesn't have much room to shift up or down.  The addition of the single leg strap adds stability.  I don't think the leg strap is mandatory, and if I was doing a lot of sitting with this rig, I would probably rethink the strap, or go with a DFA/shroud combo instead of a UBL.  But for pure range work, it's workable.
 
A note on the positioning of the Taco and handheld light.  With my preferred beer can grip when reloading the rifle, if the light were to be behind the rifle KYWI, I would either be grabbing the light and the mag at the same time, or scraping my fingers on the light trying to squeeze around the mag without grabbing the light.  I know because I tried.  I also like having the rifle mag slightly behind my hip, as I can more easily rotate my wrist to grab it (the closer to the centerline of my body, the less rearward range of motion I have with my wrist without chicken-winging like crazy.  Hence the somewhat unusual position of the light between the pistol and rifle mags.
 
The KYWIs and Taco are attached with WTFix straps.  These are far superior to MALICE clips.  They might not seem rigid enough at first glance, but in reality they do a great job of snugly holding pouches to the belt, and they're a lot easier to weave.
 
The dump pouch, I rarely use.  But it's light enough that I don't mind having it on there just in case.  Last time I took a rifle class, I forewent the dumper and just added another shorty rifle mag pouch in the same location.  Two on the belt plus one in the gun was sufficient to make it to the next break and opportunity to jam mags in that relatively low round count class.  If I need more rifle ammo than that, I would probably prefer to add a chest rig rather than deal with a dangling dumper.  Speaking of chest rigs...
 
  • BFG RACKminus w/DownRangeGear Dynamic Strap System waist strap upgrade
  • FirstSpear Tourniquet Pouch w/CAT
  • SORD 60 Round Collapsible M4 pouches
  • Tyr MUT pouch w/Leatherman MUT
 
This is a fairly lightweight setup.  I've lost a bit of weight over the past year and I really need to go to a smaller chest rig.  At the moment I have the waist strap cranked down as far as it will go and it is barely tight enough.  Furthermore, there are obviously a couple columns of MOLLE on the left and right that I'm not using.  Nice thing about the BFG design is that the additional real estate is still very breathable because of the laser cut slots, and the ULTRAcomp material is so light there's not much reason to go with a smaller rig if your torso is big enough.  The base rig here will probably end up getting replaced with a placard and chest rig adapter from VelSyst so I can swap between chest rig and plate carrier, a nice benefit if I ever get around to making the pilgrimage to Alliance for a shoothouse class.
 
Is the second TQ necessary?  Nah, not for my civilian needs, but the only time I'm wearing this thing is when using a rifle, and if I'm using a rifle... yeah, makes sense to have some redundancy there.  Multitool is on this rig for the same rifle-specific purpose (namely, clearing a bolt override).
 
The flapped SORD pouches are a holdover from having this set up to mirror my old duty rig, and I was mandated to used closed-top mag pouches at the time.  If forced to do so, I really like the SORD pouches.  They have a rigid plastic insert in the lids which helps keep the lids up and out of the way when you open them to reload, unlike most other M4 pouches, with which the lids tend to flop around and get in the way of establishing a solid grip on the mag.  While these are technically double mag pouches, I only carry three mags on the rig.  While the doubles don't hold the mags as snugly as would singles, having a little bit of extra room in the pouches is conducive to how I grasp the magazines.  Now that I'm not trying to use this as a practice rig to replicate a work setup, the SORD pouches will end up getting replaced with tall KYWIs; they're plenty secure for my purposes, and a tad faster.
 
No black duplicate to this rig... if I'm wearing black at work, I'm breaking out the heavier LPAAC, which is set up very similar.  Think that about sums it up.

Joined: 2JAN2004

Location: South Florida

Casey, I started sight the double KYWI  pouches and found they were too close together and caused my pistol mags to snag so I went with singles and have been running them for the past couple of years but they kind of shift a bit...how are you finding the new double “gap” models?

Joined: 13AUG2010         Location: Southern Arizona 

XTCBX posted:

Casey, I started sight the double KYWI  pouches and found they were too close together and caused my pistol mags to snag so I went with singles and have been running them for the past couple of years but they kind of shift a bit...how are you finding the new double “gap” models?

I like them.  My Beretta mags have short enough baseplates that I can get away with the regular double pouch, but VP9 baseplates protrude a tad more, so there is some value there in the increased separation.

Joined: 2JAN2004

Location: South Florida

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