Custom simple chest rig from USMC Bandolier

This was a test of my newly acquired #1 Zig Zag cam for the Singer 328K; a pair of skeletal MOLLE panels attached to an USMC Bandolier to turn it into a simple chest rig without additional Cordura fabric. I also made a custom H style shoulder strap/cross strap harness with new Coyote Tan buckles

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Back of the rig

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Close up of the MOLLE skeletal panel showing the bar tacks and line tacks used together

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Backside without harness, and with two USMC First Aid Kit pouches woven on.

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With the two pouches woven on, and still with retro 6.5 Grendel pistol.

 

Well, I hope y’all enjoyed this update!

Custom elastic strap with side release buckle for the M12/UM84 Bianchi holster

I made this to replace the standard flap on the Bianchi M12 holster; since the original elastic is getting a bit worn.

1.75″ camo green webbing

1″ Ranger Green webbing

2″ tan velcro

2″ ITW Loop

1″ Foliage Green ITW Surface mount buckle

 

The unit before it gets installed, and installed

 

Close up of how its installed and how secure it is

 

Client photos of Ranger Green equipment

From This post

And This other post

My client sent me some higher quality photos of the pouches,as well as a couple on his personal “grab and go” armor rig

Views of pouches from front and inside

View of back and side of 1×2 kangaroo

 

View of them on carrier, on each side of the triple magazine pouch

 

Ranger Green 500d single M4 pouch with field dressing pocket

Made a companion pouch for the RG 1×2 kangaroo pouch, with a Field dressing pocket on the flap.

Views of both pouches loaded, and of their differing backs

Field dressing/utility pocket details, the loop at the top is for paracord to be tied for use with compass pouch or other items, the other loop is the ejector /elevator strap which aids in retrieving the field dressing or other items.

With small pocket emptied showing how the flap reduces profile

Attached to a MOLLE LBV panel; showing how the Paraclete/AWS inc/Blackwater style soft straps are woven and folded into the MOLLE slots.

Ranger Green 1×2 kangaroo pouch

 

Made this for a client. He wanted one M4 and 2 M9 mags in one pouch, with MOLLE and in 500D Ranger Green.

Showing basic construction and sizing

With single M4 mag inserted

With all mags inserted

Details of the back mounting method, and how its attached to a MOLLE panel. Also a shot with flap covering all 3 magazines.

420D Woodland pack

Made a panel loading pack bag and shoulder straps for the Coleman frames out of Taiwan sourced 420D Nylon woodland camo fabric. It has about 1900 cubic inches from what I can remember, and has nearly minimal MOLLE webbing.

With gear loaded in it. The outdoor shots have USGI MOLLE II suspension while the inside shot has the shoulder straps I made

Side, MOLLE II suspension and bottom views

Views of the custom straps I made, using old USGI MOLLE II QD buckles, metal tribars. Single layer camo fabric, with spacer mesh bottom layer and closed cell foam inside the two layers. Not totally happy with how the straps and padding came out.

Details of the frame attachments for the straps using metal tribar buckles.

Woodland camo body armor set, custom made

Made this to fit very old size 2XL Safariland S3A Level 3A soft armor and 10×12 Level 3 “ICW(In Conjunction With )” ceramic plates, for my personal use.

1000D Cordura in Woodland Camo

Medium weight polyester mesh

Camo 483 webbing

OD herringbone tape

Ranger Green velcro

Duraflex Mojave buckles

Showing webbing layout and side buckle set up

Laid totally flat on floor, showing the general insert layout and the inner fabric which is mesh and Cordura folded up

With USGI MOLLE II pouches;

2x Canteen covers, 2x Pistol pouches, 3x M16 double pouches, 1x SAW 100rd/Utility holding First aid kit

Yours truly modeling the carrier. It is heavy with everything loaded, but it is quite comfortable

Fun with sustainment pouches! Coyote packs

I recently acquired 3x USMC Coyote Brown sustainment Pouches for real good prices before they ran out of them; and proceeded to set up my coyote self-made backpacks with them;

Here they are, all 3 on the 2,000CI MOLLE Mini FILBE with FILBE suspension and frame; it resembles a modernized ALICE pack with much larger pouches

 

And with two pouches, mounted high like the standard MOLLE rucksacks, on the same pack; with the horizontal compress straps running over them

 

Then on the 1700CI Low profile MOLLE ALICE pack without frame, only could fit two pouches, and the set up looks much like a modernized ARVN rucksack; the lid straps runs behind the pouches, due to the space afforded by the Sustainment Pouches’ MOLLE mounting system.

FN FAL double mag belt pouches in Tan 499

Made a set of 6 belt pouches for the metal FAL 20rd magazines for a client. They hold 2 magazines with a sewn divider in each pouch. Client requested buckles and no velcro

Following specs;

Tan 499 500D Cordura

Tan 499 Surface Mount buckles

Tan 499 1″ webbing

Coyote tan 2″ webbing

Coyote tan 3.5″ webbing

Beige 1″ elastic

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The 6 pouches, adjustment is pull down

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With flaps open showing the elastic bands

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The backs of the pouches showing the generously sized belt loops

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Showing the 3.5″ webbing for dividers

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Showing the edge finishing of the pouches, using techniques from an older era of magazine pouches like the ALICE and LBV pouches.