Okay, here goes. My kit isn't quite special enough to rate its own thread, but I'm finally at something of a stopping point after ten months of gradual improvement. The reason being that any additional money spent on gear this late in my tour is money I can't spend on beer when I get back.
IBA: Wearing a small kinda limits the real estate but makes for good mobility. I finally got a dedicated pistol rig for my armor because, as much as I like my modded 6004, I spend way too much time driving for it to be practical.
Moving clockwise from the coyote pouch:
-ESSTAC Medium GP pouch with helmet mount, spare batteries (AAA for Foretrex, AA for NODs, 123s for Surefire), camera, clear lenses, red chemlights, etc.
-SpecOps double M9 mag pouch on top of GP
-Three SDS double M4 pouches
-SDS canteen pouch for PVS-14s
-Two SDS grenade pouches for frags
-G-Code holster with MOLLE platform
On the back
Left to right as worn:
-SpecOps X2 pouch with green smoke
-Really old Thermobak
It makes driving less comfortable than having a 'slick' back on the IBA, but that's acceptable.
And my precious...
It was issued with the M68 and BUIS. The other goodies are mine and will go on my personal AR-15 when I get home.
-Surefire 6P in a Viking Tactics offset mount, standard lamp and tailcap
-Surefire M73 forend rail
-TD foregrip. It's as far forward as I can get it, and still activate the light. The tailcap fits right in the web of my hand (I don't 'choke' the grip).
-CAA pistol grip
-Rubber butt pad to keep stock from slipping off armor
-Strap for attaching to armor, made from old pack strap components
-BFG Vickers sling
-M.I. sling mounts. The forward one didn't work out so well; the pin kept walking out and finally got lost the other day, so it's rigged with gutted paracord now. The rear QD mount, on the other hand, is fantastic and allows full closure of the stock.
Like I said, I think I'm done messing with it now. Only took me most of the tour!
Oh yeah, my first line is an original SOE riggers belt, Safariland 6004 (when I'll be out of the armor for a while), locally made double M9 mag pouch, and Leatherman. Not shown as I'm wearing it right now.