Pencott Snowdrift 500D Chest rig for SR25/AR10 users

Made a prototype Chest rig in Pencott Snowdrift 500D Cordura fabric, with white buckles and light cream webbing. The design holds 6x SR25/AR10 20rd magazines, of the metal type, and should also fit Magpul .308 magazines. It has bungee cord secondary retention underneath the main flaps, and MOLLE panels on the sides for the attachment of MOLLE pouches, as available from Helikon and Gear Dynamics. Shoulder straps are padded, and with MOLLE webbing and D rings for attachment of things, standard X layout. There is a 9″ zipper on the back for flat items

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View of whole rig

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With flaps open, showing the bungee cord secondary retention and cord lock

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Back of the rig

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Showing the zippered section

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Details of the MOLLE side panels

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Detail of the bottom of magazine pockets

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Detail of the buckle flaps retention straps at the longest, should fit 25rd Magpul magazines

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Showing the straps X cross over on the back

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With 3 canteen covers, clockwise from left, USMC Coyote brown, well worn 3 color Desert, and Eagle Industries Khaki, for contrast and comparison of the existing gear against the Pencott Snowdrift pattern.

Alas, I no longer have the rig in my possession, as it has been stolen along with a bunch of my other gear out of my car >:[ I can however make another one, with lighter colored thread or white thread, so as to keep this one unique for those who may have seen it around Oregon.

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2nd Hi Point chest holster done up!

Sewn up a 2nd Hi Point .45 chest holster in Mossy Oak new Break up 500D Nylon fabric, for a customer!

Differences from the prototype are the following;

Lefthand draw

Reshaped main body

relocated magazine pocket to spine and added drain grommet

Adjustable thumb break strap

added an adjustable belt strap for further stabilization

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Overall view with Hi point pistol and magazine in

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Backside of the holster

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Top of the holster

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Empty holster;

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Detail of adjustable thumb break strap, showing the Line 24 snap

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Close up of the drain grommet

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Mirror self shot, showing how the holster lays

Hi Point .45ACP Chest holster

Sewn up a prototype padded chest holster in Mossy Oak 500D Pack Cloth with 3/8″ closed cell foam padding. It is the first pistol rig I have ever made, and is designed for the Hi Point .45ACP Model JHP handgun. Carries 1 extra mag on it, and has extra long chest strap for big chests. Side Release buckles for retention of both handgun and magazineDSCF1735

view of holster loaded up.

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Back of holster, showing the stitch lines where the trigger guard stops

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Emptied,  showing magazine pocket and handgun retention straps undone

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Mirror selfie showing how holster lays. Doesn’t seem to need another strap to stabilize it.

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Close up, centered on chest

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Another view offset, showing the diagonal orientation.

I find that if I bend over, it doesn’t loosen up or go awkward, but that’s with the cross strap being adjusted to as small as possible. With the main weight being on the top of the gun, and the cross strap holding the holster from that same area, it is pretty stable.

Slick MOLLE Cummerbund flap adapter, Multicam

Sewn up this prototype out of 330D Cordura Multicam; it is a slick (no MOLLE webbing on front panel) 3-magazine pouch that is also a Plate Carrier cummerbund flap; for users whose plate carriers do not have a C-bund flap system in place; such as the 1st gen Diamondback FAPC shown; Blackhawk! Industries STRIKE Light Weight PC; and so on. DSCF1615

view of flap side

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Flap opened; 4″ hook and loop panels; I chose not to cover the entire inside of the flap with hook and loop, but the option is there if needed.

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Back; using the Tactical Tailor style of MALICE attachment and clips

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On the Diamondback Tactical FAPC rig

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Closeup of top area, no bungee cords yet, I think the next project like this, would have a shorter magazine pocket so that the mags are easier to get at.

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The side; unlike most systems in use, this requires the C-bund to go over the magazines, thus securing the mags and maintaining a lower profile than the other method of mag sleeves in front of C-bund flap. With elastic C-bund system, or the Skeletal C-bund, this should be more secure and lower profile.

 

Overnight Patrol setup with green lumbar pack

Using my modified MOLLE I belt system and the green lumbar pack I sewn up, I have made an overnight patrol, to 3 day patrol setup.

Pouches;

2x CMVS Triple ammo pouches

2x Canteen covers

2x Tactical Tailor Large Utility Pouches

2x Tactical Tailor Medium Utility/Canteen pouches

Lumbar Pack

Knife sheath on belt portion

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Pack setup 1

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Pack set up 2

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External pockets emptied except for AR-15 carbine (would be on my person)

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Ammo, goes in CMVS Triple mag, water in canteen , metal cup both goes into canteen cover, food goes into Large Utility Pouch

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other water bottle into other canteen cover, 10×10 Bushcraft USA tarp and bunch of paracord goes into other Large Utility Pouch. Medical kit goes into insert, whatever does not fit goes into the bottom of Medium utility pouch, then the plastic insert box goes on top.  stakes, and fire starting kit with Esbit folding multifuel stove goes into other Medium utility pouch, some stakes would do double duty as canteen cup holder on the Esbit stove.

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Hirsch-Weiss (White Stag) Goose Down mummy sleeping bag out of main bag, with clothes.

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Left to Right; Poly-merino wool long john underpants, nylon long sleeve camo shirt, woodland BDU pants, wool socks, and extra underwear. The wool socks and the long johns are for when it gets colder, and I sleep in base layer in the sleeping bag, the other clothes are change for next day or two days on. Fleece pull over or COld Weather Parka with liner would be worn if colder weather, if not, then lash fleece pull over onto the bag, if dry weather is expected..if wet weather, parka or M65 jacket with fleece inside.

Basically this is an overnight system, and up to 3 days, if I pack extra socks and underwear as well.

Mossy Oak 995 leg rig

Sewn up a 4x Redball 20rd mag leg panel for a customer in 500D Nylon pack cloth in Mossy Oak New Breakup camouflage;

Velcro retention straps

1.5″ buckles and straps for all 4 straps

pleated magazine pockets

added eyelets for drainage; painted because the Dritz paint was very fragile

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view of the carrier

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Drainage eyelets

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Velcro retention straps with Olive green pull loops

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Detail of adjusting end with loops for strap retention on leg straps

 

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Detail of belt loops with adjusters pulled at their maximum. Belt loops accommodate up to 2.5″ webbing such as USGI pistol belts or riggers belts.

Sewn up a 4 mag 995 Redball leg rig for customer

Sewn up a black 500D Cordura leg rig, for 4x 20rd Redball 995 magazines, no MOLLE; adjustable leg straps, and adjustable height.

It is meant for a left thigh; in which a righthanded shooter can use his/her weak arm

to draw the magazines.

Retention is by velcro.

 

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View of loaded rig

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Close up of the magazine pockets.

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leg adjusting straps detail; I used 1.5″ ITW-Nexus loops for the free end straps so that they do not flop around, this is to make it look cleaner in execution.

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View of the belt loop and adjusting strap on the upper buckles. The loops are sized to fit 2.25″ USGI Pistol Belts at the widest; so they should be compatible with pretty much any standard belt; other than MOLLE patrol belts.

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Velcro retention straps and pull tabs.

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Close up of the bottom of the rig; showing the pleated layout. This ensured a clean looking pocket with the magazines inserted.