THought I'd post an update to show how my gear has evolved-

 

Finally got a 10.5 inch upper, old school style with A-frame FSP. Changed out my 1.5x ACOG with zero tritium for an Eotech 552. Only reason I accepted the Eotech was due to it being brand new and identifying that I really didn't have a solid night fire compromise with not having NVG's. At least this way I can see the reticle in low light quickly. X300U was surprisingly ordered for us and is not on my carbine. Glock 19 is resting in a newly acquired Safariland ALS (new version) w/ light. Got tired of not having one on my duty pistol. Problem solved, problem staying solved. 

 

Since its feasible have to run 2 calibers, I found a deal on a Mayflower Version 5 rack split front that allows me a little flexibility with load outs. Same load as I had in the version 4 rack is in this sucker. Also a little better at fitting a 152 if I need to grab a radio out of the truck. 

 

Picked up an LRF from our arms room, its a Leupold in Bino form, but again, better then nothing.

 

My M24 stripped out all its sling and bipod swivel points, and an SR25 came up that had a SFP 3.5-15x NF on it. I jumped at the chance simply due to the better durability, consistency, and optical qualities of the NF. Wish it was FFP but people in hell want ice water. Gun groups reasonably well with a little bipod load... I was having issues with the stock harris feet on the sand/rock surfaces common here, so I picked up some spiky feet from tactical supply out in WA, banged out he roll pins and swapped them out. The even catch on concrete. A Shadowworks sling rounds out the package.

 

Belt is now an HTC gear belt that was issued, didn't care for the HTC kydex, ordered my own stuff from Raven (which arrived here ridiculously fast). LBT med kit (the STANDARD for low pro med kits IMHO) as always, which has held up will.

 

As for the carrier of said long gun, I have a CiloGear 40 Sniper pack inbound... expensive sucker but its that or Ebrelstock... which I loath. I will review that in a separate post under 3rd Line or in the Precision Rifle forum when I've had enough time to evaluate it and formulate some opinions. Hopefully after 10 god damned years it will be the holy grail of gun carrying packs. Seems like the response from other end users has been good.

 

Best part? It's going to double as my hiking pack and gat carrying pack in the states.

 

Daily wear is a mix of Northface, Dead Bird, Mountain hardware, Kuhl, Vertx, and random assorted shirts for gym/kick around camp wear. Patagonia hoody is going to by my jacket for the winter time. Hope I don't regret leaving my Gortex Theta jacket back in the states.

 

AKU boots still holding up excellently.

 

Cheers, Matt

"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."    Publius Vergilius Maro, The Aeneid

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Originally Posted by Virgil:

...A Shadowworks sling rounds out the package...

 

...LBT med kit (the STANDARD for low pro med kits IMHO) as always...

 

...CiloGear 40 Sniper pack inbound...I will review that in a separate post under 3rd Line or in the Precision Rifle forum when I've had enough time to evaluate it and formulate some opinions.

1) Shadowworks sling?

 

2) I notice you have the LBT pouch "upside down".  What made you want to mount it like that?

 

3) I'd be happy just to see the inside of that CiloGear pack, but I'm looking forward to the review.  I'm not about to take that $600 Pepsi challenge.

 

 

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In order-

 

1. Same peeps who make the HOG Saddle

 

2. The LBT fits better in the small of my back using the belt loops (it has both Belt loops and MOLLE) this way and with a button down shirt pretty much disappears. 

 

3. Considering the options available, its on par with the current market offerings. Sure its expensive, but like I said, I can hike with it too. Two birds with one stone. 

Cheers, Matt

"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."    Publius Vergilius Maro, The Aeneid

I've been remiss with updates after a while.

 

While unpacking from the LVMPD SWAT class I figured I would take some pictures

 

BFG PlateMinus

CTOMS Belt

S&W M&P CORE with DP Pro

KAC SR-16 Mod2 CQB (11.5") with QDC/CQB can - Wilcox RAPTAR-LITE and Aimpoint T1

 

The Crye pads literally saved my elbow from a nasty little fall.

 

Arc'Teryx belt

 

Arc TALOS gear -- really nice when your walking - but not as convenient as the Crye stuff for CQB applications.

  Pretty much decided to roll sniper stuff with the Arc, and Entry gear as Crye.

 

As mentioned elsewhere - I had to do some arts and crafts to get the DP Pro to fit in the 6350DO Safariland 

  Our ERT showed up and realized we had a bunch of different POLICE patches - so patches got stripped for the course - and determination of a standard patch was assigned.  We then saw that many SWAT team suffered the same issue.

More arts and crafts above.

 

I'm a cheap bugger - my TC2002 wearing an Team Wendy MC cover 

 

One issues I found with the BFG 10 speed pistol pouches was in some situations the pistol mags would start to migrate - theses are a tad old, but I am thinking of replacing them.

 

Assault pack is the Arc Khard 30 -- it fits the nifty little insert 

plus my Arc Gortex jacket, Arc Alpha Jacket, and ANVIS9's (in case - I'm cheap and cannot afford to replace)

 

The insert has extra mags, cleaning gear, med gear, LRF, batteries, gortex pants etc.

 

 

Team is going to the CRYE AVS, with Velocity armor - the requirement for 360 protection has removed my ability to run the PlateMinus further - and Stephen has not yet built my BALCS CIRAS-MINUS setup yet...

 

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BACK from the dead (over a year, ) for a request. 

What is your set up for NON ARMOR? and why are you using what you using? 

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Joined: 12/24/04    LOCATION : Moments away from BFG and DD

Military 2nd line kit.

 If you look back over this thread its all fighting kit is attached to PC's/IOTV and we don't have examples of Fighting loads that are not attached to armor. Now as we train for the next fight. We don't always use body armor. So I am looking for examples and get this great resource back on the front page. If you page back over this 2nd line section you see over and over questions asking for advise about chest rigs. 

"Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide." - Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

 

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Here's one set of non armor load. There's a previous picture of much of the same on my then issued chest rig. I've since resigned into the reserves and moved the lot into my ATS slick front rig. I dicked around periodically between this rig and the issued one while still in active duty, contents remaining nearly identical.  The ATS is more comfortable and the issued rig has crap buckles on the harness that had to fixed with zip ties. I needed narrow pouches in order to fit everything in. The issued rig has two more columns of width but filling them would be a tight fit with a ruck for a pencilneck like me.

On the rig:

- 3 issued double AK mag pouches, cinched with shock cord. Keep mags in, keep snow out. Pictured empty.

- 2 ATS small utility pouches. One with medical insert, MOLLE cut off inside and outside. These are the perfect size for my IFAK and any miscellaneous crap I need to carry.

- 2 HSGI water bottle pouches. One for a Nalgene, one for a radio (Not shown). ESEE 3 on the right pouch, TAD dump on the left.

- BFG TQ strap and TT multitool pouch (GPS) on the harness. Compass paracorded to the map pouch.

Constantem Decorat Honor

What position/job do you do?

Do you have a balance issue with your ammo up front and nothing on the back ? I know this is an issue with guys using assault racks in the pass.

Are the buckles on the issued rig garbage because of them being exposed to cold temps and cracking over time or just poor manufacture?  I couldn't handle 4 buckles myself. That would drive me crazy. 

"Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide." - Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

 

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I'm a patrol commander in a reconnaissance unit. The balance issue is there but sustainment load dictates the need to keep the back slick.

The problem with the buckles comes as much from poor design as manufacturing. The type of buckle used doesn't take load well and will open with a violent tug.

Constantem Decorat Honor

For jungle I use TA-50.  The only real updates are an old, made in the US, BHI "H" harness, 1st generation MOLLE camouflage canteen covers, and a MOLLE radio pouch.    1st aid items take up half a SAW pouch while the other half is my miscellaneous stuff like a Leatherman, 9 lines, flashlight,  etc.   For the woods I like the split front MAV.

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exSquid posted:

For jungle I use TA-50.  The only real updates are an old, made in the US, BHI "H" harness, 1st generation MOLLE camouflage canteen covers, and a MOLLE radio pouch.    1st aid items take up half a SAW pouch while the other half is my miscellaneous stuff like a Leatherman, 9 lines, flashlight,  etc.   For the woods I like the split front MAV.

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Tell me more of your IFAK. I just last weekend I move all my stuff over to a new rig, and in the process of lightening and slicking it up have canned an awesome tearoff as being massive overkill for me, so for now have a CP gear organizer of items in a SAW pouch. Love to know how you organized the first aid items so the rest is usable space.

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Pile of stuff that's partitioned for work (old FA dude) and training (same old FA dude)

WORK (Left side and large belt):

Mayflower APC

- Mayflower placard (mags, DAGR, strobe, crushable orange panel from pilot survival kit, notebook/pens/GRGs)

- Horizontal TQ carrier high centerline (that Croz magic)

- replaced cumberbund with BDAtech integrated comms cumberbund, dual comm capable (148/152/154) with internal cable routing

- ATS 70oz hydro bag

- issue ACH

- Peltor III, single downlead

Big belt:

- Brokos with First Spear riggers belt

- Eagle double pistol mag

- Safariland single rifle mag

- EAG dumper

- ATS war belt mini IFAK

- Safariland UBL (currently has USN on there for Unity G17, bunk ass M9 holster in its place for work)\

- strap cutter

*** If I'm not getting a pistol, the belt goes away entirely***

TRAINING :

JPC 2.0

- ATS triple/triple with rifle X 3, pistol X 2, SF Fury

- Horizontal TQ carrier high centerline (that Croz magic)

- TYR 50oz hydro bag

- OPS Core

- MSA ears

Small belt:

- Custom base belt with internal rigid belt

- 2 X pistol tacos

- TYR single rifle

- ATS tweave roll up dumper

- Safariland UBL...currently set up for 1911 w/light

I've found I can get away with the APC as it's just bulky enough to satisfy lookie loos that it MAY be an issue item...

 

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Short UBL, short ALS fork and socket...the one for attaching non-holster accessories...it's held together for a couple shoothouse course, other classes and range...it gets the rifle reload below the c-bund...not an issue with the JPC (thin and truly slick on the sides), but with a bulky c-bund (soft armor/plates), it's the cat's meow...

" I want half of you over here, half of you over here and the other half of you over there..."

JEHalloranIV posted:

Short UBL, short ALS fork and socket...the one for attaching non-holster accessories...it's held together for a couple shoothouse course, other classes and range...it gets the rifle reload below the c-bund...not an issue with the JPC (thin and truly slick on the sides), but with a bulky c-bund (soft armor/plates), it's the cat's meow...

Awesome thank you.

I've use  the TYR belt and its very nice, especially for someone like me who won't wear it all day except for training.  

If that belt is made by who I think it was, I've seen it up close and its definitely better.  I'm just not sure he's doing much sewing these days.

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Currently I use a VTAC Brokos belt ICW a VTAC Cobra belt, but I would like a much slim setup and that from picture or that from TYR looks suitable for loading with holster, mag puches, dump pouch, BFG TKN. I wonder if the available surface in that kind of belts is enough to attach pouches. Any comments?

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Mohican, the TYR belt does accept standard PALS pouches. Helium Whisper webbing makes it much easier than Malice clips or heavy Codura webbing, though, due to its better flexibility and thinness. The webbing on the TYR belt is very stiff.  

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I ran this Tyr belt on my last deployment to Afghanistan.  Was doing all mounted stuff in SUVs and it worked well for that.  I didn't have the Crye mag pouch at that time and had a gerber at about the 4 O clock position.  Also had a M9 in the 6004 instead of the Glock.  But the same premise.  With the pistol mag pouches I originally had 2 Eagle FB mag pouches mounted on HSGI wedges.  It worked fine until the armor went on, then that shit was always trying to force my pants down.  A buddy sent me the 215 Gear dropdown in this photo.  That dropped the mags low enough to clear the armor, but the snaps on the pouches dug into my thigh whenever I was walking so I ended up with the BFG helium whisper pouches.  I use some cheap Blackhawk beltkeepers to keep the belt secure.  I'm not a big guy so the smaller Tyr belt works better than a standard battle belt for me.  

If I deploy again, but without a pistol, I'll probably still use this with the Crye pouch, a gerber and probably a small survival and med pouch mounted.

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Nice setup brother.  How are you liking the BFG whisper gear?  I really like that belt - I've never used a TYR before, but it sure looks solid.  Nice and functional though.  I also ran into a problem with my pistol clearing my chest rig med pouch but really didn't want to move too much stuff around. So I picked up a SafariLand 6378USN als with an RTI Optimum platform that dropped my holster and I switched from the Tactical Tailor med pouch to a shorter SOTech, and problem solved.  I've got it on a X-Concealment belt that's really well made - very stiff , but this TYR belt looks outstanding.

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The helium whisper stuff is very well made and I don't anticipate it wearing out anytime soon.  I prefer the Eagle FB pistol pouches but they just weren't tolerable in the position I had them in.   Was able to dig up a pic of that belt as I wore it early in the deployment.  I was really happy with the Tyr belt.  Very low profile and rode well below my armor once I had it set up the way I wanted.  It's  well made and I expect it to last me through the rest of my career.  Tyr sells replacement pads.  The thin padding is covered in mesh and can fray eventually.

Found the only photo I have of the rest of the kit I used on that deployment.  I used a TT tactical assault panel on the issue plate carrier and bought an extra attachment system because the rumor was early in the deployment that we would be required to switch between the plate carrier and IOTV based on the threat levels.  Thankfully, they never actually made us do that.  The TT TAP sags a bit but has a better method of attachment and sags less than the issued TAP.   If I had been doing a lot of dismounted stuff I would have just mounted all the pouches straight on the vest.   I used the Mayflower cummerbund adapter and a set of side plate pouches that a LF member mailed me.  That adapter makes a world of difference with the KDH vest.  I would rock it any day set up this way.  I believe the side plate pouches were from PIG, great item and I was happy to have them.

I like to keep my IFAK as small as practical.  I use a paraclete CANSOF IFAK, It fits all the contents of the issue IFAK except for a tourniquet.  But I keep a tourniquet on the chest of my vest and one in each shoulder pocket.  I added a decompression needle to the IFAK too.  Really tight fit but maintains a pretty low profile.  Tucked a set of trauma shears in the PALs behind the IFAK.  The tourniquet was secured on my chest with an OC Tactical CAT trap, also had the issued seatbelt cutter on my chest, with the bottom edge tucked under my mag pouches.  The Issue SDS M4 double mag pouches were good enough.  Forward of my IFAK is a HSGI smoke pouch with a HC smoke grenade.  I normally have an MBITR between the smoke and IFAK in a Mayflower pouch but we only had this weird little NATO radio that didn't fit in anything I had. 

I try to keep the area over my holster clear of anything.  The giant Army side plates are enough of an obstruction without adding anything else.   On the vest at about 5 O' clock, clear of my holster draw I use a Eagle 1qt canteen pouch with a padded insert to carry my NODs. 

Also found a pic of the 870 MCS I carried in my truck in case we got disabled and had to breach into a nearby building.  I got the youth stock from someone on here and ordered some adhesive Velcro from home depot.  I don't remember where I got the shot shell card, TAG maybe?   If the MCS wasn't so damn expensive, I'd get one just out of nostalgia.  I'm not a fan of the M9 but if the CMP ever sold them, I'd pick one up for the same reason.

You can see the corner of a LBT go bag I kept in the truck.  I don't remember the exact contents but it was basically stuffed full of M4 mags, VS17 panels, smoke, extra tourniquets, a water bottle and a couple IR strobes.

All in all, If I deployed in the same job I would use the same setup.

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I had a friend run a very similar kit re: mayflower adapter and a chest rig w/swift clips. Those issued pouches, man, I'll tell ya, I've seen far too many have holes worn through and just ripped to shit. I splurged on my last adventure on some Eagle mag pouches and it was nice knowing my shit was going to last.

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I have been looking long and hard at the TYR belt systems. One question, is it a 2" or a 2.25" belt loop UBL?

 

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I've got the 2" on there.  The belt itself is 1 3/4".  

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          -Frank R. Stockton

avn mech posted:

Military 2nd line kit.

 If you look back over this thread its all fighting kit is attached to PC's/IOTV and we don't have examples of Fighting loads that are not attached to armor. Now as we train for the next fight. We don't always use body armor. So I am looking for examples and get this great resource back on the front page. If you page back over this 2nd line section you see over and over questions asking for advise about chest rigs. 

Im a dismounted Infantry 2 I/C.  Alot of my kit is organized for dismounted patrolling,  occasionally vehicle work with LAV's or G Wagons,  and for standing at a gate for extended periods of time.

We have to wear the issued slick armor with vest over top, but when were doing patrolling or winter EX's we typically run just the TACVEST which is garbage.  Luckily it's alot more relaxed now for us so we can pretty much run what we want as long as it's coyote.  I run a TT 2 piece MAV which i find sits well over our armor and works great as a standalone rig.

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Left side I have a TAG GP pouch with 4 40MM pouches, ATS nalgene pouch with TT 6 round shotgun card, TT single shingle with an ESSTAC double stack grenade pouch, and an HSGI covered double taco.  In the GP I keep a map of AO, small RITR notepad, extra glowsticks, Battle Systems MPIL, and rape whistle with signal mirror.  nalgene pouch holds a Kleen Kanteen thermos bottle which keeps water warm for winter, with 3 glowsticks in the TT shotgun card.  The shingle I can use for an extra mag or if im issued the Browning Hi Power.  I also have a Garmin fortrex 301 in a 215 gear wrist pouch on the strap.

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Right side i've got a CTOMS slimline, HSGI smoke pouch, and 3 more covered HSGI double TACO's.  On the MAV center adapter ive got a CTOMS tourniquet pouch and TT multitool pouch with Leatherman wave.

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I also keep a Gerber strap cutter and TT small radio pouch for PRR on the shoulder straps, as well as on the back strap i keep a velocity systems micro diddie pouch for spent mags and SSE.

Helmet is the issued CG634.  I keep a TAG V/IR strobe and surefire helmet light.  the TAG strobe is nice as its programmable with white or IR, and also has a magnetic trip function for a hide or route.

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I use MSA sordins for hearing protection, and the issued Revision Sawfly's for eyes.  Gloves i typically run flight gloves or Petzl mid weight belay gloves.

 

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Thank you for taking the time to make that great post. 

Couple of questions.

Have you thought about wearing some of the admin items in uniform pockets? to reduce the needed pouches. 

Can you fit a canteen cup and canteen in the pouch?

Have you had the unpleasant pleasure of landing on a STEEL canteen? 

 

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avn mech posted:

Thank you for taking the time to make that great post. 

Couple of questions.

Have you thought about wearing some of the admin items in uniform pockets? to reduce the needed pouches. 

Can you fit a canteen cup and canteen in the pouch?

Have you had the unpleasant pleasure of landing on a STEEL canteen? 

 

The admin items is mostly a preference in the rig, I hate having items moving around in my pant pocket and with armor having them in the shirt isn't really feasible.  For winter I do put some of the items like the whistle/mirror/blast match into my smock as more survival items, as we sometimes do work in the mountains for training.  

The steel canteen is my thermos one mostly used for winter.  I use a Nalgene bottle in summer and it will fit a steel cup on the nalgene. I've had far too many canteens break from falling and then have no water,  so I'd rather take the fall on something that won't break than have no water in winter.

 

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fiveninerone posted:
...The steel canteen is my thermos one mostly used for winter.  I use a Nalgene bottle in summer and it will fit a steel cup on the nalgene. I've had far too many canteens break from falling and then have no water,  so I'd rather take the fall on something that won't break than have no water in winter.

I've actually seen (several) metal canteens break or leak badly (wet gear in winter is BAD). Sometimes, from falling on them. 

I have never, ever, seen an HDPE Nalgene break. One may have, but I've never even heard of one breaking. I have some that are around 30 years old still in service. Ones that have frozen, been boiled, fallen off cliffs, and more.  

The clear ones did for a bit when they first introduced Lexan,  and some claim that the new ones do also to be BPA-free, but I am confident in the lab-ware like ones still. 

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I am an 11B in RC-E currently and have some time to not only wash and clean my kit (finally) but also get some mail and new pouches I ordered a while ago. 

Like I said in my Intro Post, I am new to the concept of purchasing your own kit. New command has zero problem with it as long as it doesn't cause any problems. 

Is the G.33 magnifier issued? 

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All this stuff is brand new out of the package and replaces the stuff I got from RFI, so I am still trying to figure out how I want to set it up.

 

On the front I have a Tyr 3 mag shingle, Suunto wrist compass as backup to Garmin,  and TQ. 

On right side I have single mag pouch, Crye GP holding nods, mount, batteries for whole team, 9 line card, and Foretrex.

On left side I have a Tyr double mag, and Tyr small vertical IFAK. I can access this with my left hand, struggle with my right. I used to run my 152 on my back, but my Source 3L hydro carrier blocks this, so I plan on having my 152 on left side closest to the triple mag, and switch the double and single (if that makes sense). 

My helmet is nothing special, the "new" ECH with cover and helmet band. 

Weapon is M4 with peq15, Eotech EXPS, and G33 Magnifier. 

Looking for any input from the experts on here.

Welcome to the forum, this kinda stuff is why this place was so helpful to me and others when I was in your shoes. Boots. Whatever.

Setting up your kit is a personal thing, and usually takes a lot of experimenting and moving stuff around. It's pretty normal to set it up one way and by the end of the deployment have something completely different.  You might want to look back at older posts to get ideas for how others have set up their shit. The search function helps too. Because of the current GWOT optempo, this thread isn't as knee deep in updates as it used to be.

Why is your IFAK so far to the rear? You've got a pretty minimalist set up, so there's not much to say (that's not a bad thing).

Your weapon is another thing. I'd ditch the KAC VFG for something like a Tango Down stubby. Way more durable and comfortable. And an aftermarket buttstock with a better cheek weld and a rubber buttpad (sticks to your shoulder / armor and doesn't slip off as easily). I use a B5 SOPMOD but MagPul makes a bunch of others too.

I'm also curious on your optics, is that set up issued? I dunno what your average mission and AO dictate but I thought my ACOG was tits out there (for longer shots, RE, and PID).

 

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1Lt Nick Dewhirst KIA 20-July-08          PFC Jason Watson KIA 10-Feb-09

CPL Charles Gaffney KIA 24-Dec-08

 

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