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Originally posted by lrsu:
I just got my Falcon today. Does anyone who might run a Falcon carry 12 mags, in the carriers, or do you stick with 6 mags?
Thanks!


I have the Hellcat, which I believe is what the Falcon is based on. I believe you can only run 6 mags in the internal pouches. However, I tried running 12 mags by using 2 TT triple shingles added to my Hellcat. 12 mags is too much. I'm back to 6 with 2 on my first line.

Karl

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"You should respect his position if for no other reason than he has the power to send loyalists like Chris and JCustis to crush your little rebellion if you get caught seditiously half stepping. " - basicload

Just one of the Shepherd's sheepdogs. Joshua 24:15 Matthew 10:28

You can run 12 mags if you really want that much weight up front. The internal magazine pouches will accomodate 2 mags per, and will require some adjusting of the shock cord retention straps to make it easier to get them in and out. The internal mag pouches will also hold a PRC-148 (MBITR) radio like a glove. I put my MBITR in the far left pouch (as worn)and put 2 mags per in the middle 4 pouches, and chemlights or rolled up vs-17 in the far right pouch. The shock cord secures the radio well and I can still easily access the buttons and knobs if I need to adjust anything. I run the antenna (longwhip) up over my shoulder and it really does not get in the way at all. I do not put any pouches on the front portion of the rig to keep it slim. This set-up works well for me.
I had a hell of a hard time putting 2 mags in each internal pouch, and pulling out a mag sometimmes brought the second one out with it. I think six mags is perfect for the Falcon, anymore mags and I would add some extra pouches.

"Shut up pussy" Walt Kowalski "We aint in the prisoner takin' business, we're in the Nazi killin' buisness" LT. Raine

There are 2 versions (that I know of),
one is hellcat based (1 mag per slot) ane the Tomcat (2 mags per slot, adjustable for hieght so you can carry 308 mags instead).

It will be a bit front heavy unless you balance it out with something. Even a hydration pouch on the bach will help.


Dave

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I'm currently running a Falcon with 6 mags in the internal pouches and a TAG 4 mag shingle offset to the right since I shoot left handed. Over the top of the shingle I have a Tactical Tailor 3 mag pistol pouch which works well. This gives me 10 mags on my 2nd line and 2 on my first. With a full Camelback the load rides well and stays even.
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Originally posted by Recon 14:
I'm currently running a Falcon with 6 mags in the internal pouches and a TAG 4 mag shingle offset to the right since I shoot left handed. Over the top of the shingle I have a Tactical Tailor 3 mag pistol pouch which works well. This gives me 10 mags on my 2nd line and 2 on my first. With a full Camelback the load rides well and stays even.


Do you wear this over armor? I don't like more than 2 layers of mags over equipment or 3 without. 4 layers must be kind of thick. What do you primmarily use it for, .mil, LEO, mounted ops?

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I am going to start with running just 6 mags, I am driving the 6 right now so I want to keep it thin and light, I do wear it over my armor and I'm a big guy, so keeping it thin is important, I was wanting to know if it would handle 12 mags or not. I did put 12 mags in it but it went petty stiff on me. I have my IFAK on the far right side a med. util on far left a smoke pouch, multi tool pouch, gps pouch, and a few M-9 pouches. That should do it for now.

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Seb5,
To answer your question, yes I do wear it over an Interceptor vest. My entire kit starting from my left side is;
1. IFAK
2. MBITR pouch
3. TAG 4 mag shingle w/ 3 mag TT pistol pouch over the top
4. TAG double Frag pouch
5. 2 40mm HE pouches
6. Along the bottem I have 8 more 40mm pouches

Since I'm currently at Ft. Riley training I'm not carrying live ammo, but I used a rig similiar to this on my last deploymeny and had no issues. My jobs consists of driver, gunner and TC of a M1114 and dismounted operations
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Posted 10 December 2006 02:22 PM Hide Post
I am going to start with running just 6 mags, I am driving the 6 right now so I want to keep it thin and light, I do wear it over my armor and I'm a big guy, so keeping it thin is important, I was wanting to know if it would handle 12 mags or not. I did put 12 mags in it but it went petty stiff on me. I have my IFAK on the far right side a med. util on far left a smoke pouch, multi tool pouch, gps pouch, and a few M-9 pouches. That should do it for now.


You're driving "the 6"...do you even need to consider carrying 12 mags plus. Put on your proposed load and try getting in and out of the vehicle a few times....adjust...try it again. Then, go run 2 miles with it on, if you can't do that, readjust. Run the 2 miles again and assess your results:
-Passed while carrying a workable/required load our, check "go" and procede.
-Passed but not carrying required items (ammo, IFAK, IBA...), Check "no go", draw one set of athletic and attempt to wear them out in short order.
-Failed carring any load, draw one set of athletic and attempt to wear them out in short order.

Contenualy reassess your preformance and use the search function to review Basicloads post on his selection of a second line load out.
I run a similar rig. Spec Ops Brand with six mag pouches, MOLLE bib, tons of MOLLE straps to put all manner of gear slut stuff on board. Tried adding an extra layer of pouches over and that didn't work out that great. 12 mags is ok if you don't have to crawl around in anything. Seeing as I'm vertically challenged (5'5"), I'm trimming my load down. Six mags, 2 flashbangs, MBITR, PVS-14s, 6 12ga rounds on the bib, and that should do it.
It's not important that you hit something; it's important that you hit something important.
I'm a VC in an RV Stryker variant now, so the rig stays off me and inside the truck. I run a pistol belt with two thigh panels. Left leg, three mag shingle pouch, and a small pouch for a Gerber. Right leg, strap cutter and 12ga ammo pouch which contains an assortment of ammo, including less lethal. I keep the 12ga nearby because of it's AWESOME versatility, and the extra ammo for my M-4 for the left leg. The Gerber always has a use, and the strap cutter is for the OH, SHIT just in case factor.
It's not important that you hit something; it's important that you hit something important.

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