I Modified my black horizontal Redball 20rd magazine chest rig into a basic plate carrier complete with back plate bag; and then I decided to build a couple pouches, first pouch was an attempt at doing a vertical, side by side pouch with bungee cord retention, hated it.. so made a 2nd pouch that is much more conventional; holds 4 20rd magazines in a boxy pouch that is kinked on the sides, and has a center divider, and two 3/4 coverage flaps over each pair of magazine.
Front of 4-mag plate carrier
Back of the front carrier
inside of both carriers
Side view of front carrier
View of outside of both carriers; the rear carrier has MOLLE strips for attachment of hydration pouch or small gear; or even butt pack on bottom row.
The plate carrier will fit up to 9×12 plates on both front and back. It is basically a simple armor carrier with magazine pockets sewn to the front , and utility/first aid pockets sewn on the sides.
My first attempt at a MOLLE 995 20rd pouch for the 20 rd Redball magazines; the idea was to have elastic retention and not a lot of fabric, but it is a failure here, due to the extreme splay and sticking far out away from the platform it attaches to.
Side view of pouch showing the kink and how far away it sticks out
good view of how far it sticks out from a MOLLE belt; due to being bottom heavy and not having a lot of retention up top other than the elastic cordage
Mounted to the MOLLE belt I have, it is not really good here.
Back view of the pouch showing Tactical Tailor styled MOLLE webbing for use with TT Short MALICE clips.
pattern blank cut up, then hemmed with edge tape for 2nd MOLLE pouch in Coyote Brown
All done except some details; 1″ ITW buckles in Tan-499 color, khaki webbing straps
Mounted to the MOLLE belt
Finished 3/4 coverage flaps on the top using 1.5″ webbing.
Another view of the top half; mounted by the same MALICE clips and same style webbing on the back of the pouch, as the pouch retains the magazines better; the whole thing is far stabler and easier to use.
Side view showing the kink in the side panels to accommodate the Redball magazine shape