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.

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Redball Magazine plate carrier and pouches

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.

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Front of 4-mag plate carrier

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Back of the front carrier

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inside of both carriers

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Side view of front carrier

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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.

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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.

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Side view of pouch showing the kink and how far away it sticks out

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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

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Mounted to the MOLLE belt I have, it is not really good here.

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Back view of the pouch showing Tactical Tailor styled MOLLE webbing for use with TT  Short MALICE clips.

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pattern blank cut up, then hemmed with edge tape for 2nd MOLLE pouch in Coyote Brown

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All done except some details; 1″ ITW buckles in Tan-499 color, khaki webbing straps

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Mounted to the MOLLE belt

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Finished 3/4 coverage flaps on the top using 1.5″ webbing.

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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.

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Side view showing the kink in the side panels to accommodate the Redball magazine shape

 

 

 

Coyote tan 8-cell 995 rig and black Plate carrier rig

Built a Coyote tan 8-cell vertical mag rig for 4 Redball 20rd mags, and 4 10rd Factory 995 mags, and then built a 5 20rd, 5-10 10rd vertical Plate Carrier clip-on rig for two customers!dscf0881

On olive green fabric, showing the tan X harness, tan webbing and mags loaded.

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Compared to fishing belt kit with Coyote pouches

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Against 330D Multicam fabric

I also modified a customer’s black slick plate carrier to accept the black 8 cell vertical rig, and built a new 10 cell direct-attach rig. I added 4x Fastex buckles to the Plate Carrier, this was the least invasive method for the user, did not need to rip seams to attach buckles

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Front of Plate Carrier showing the two upper buckles

 

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Back of plate carrier, showing the top 2 45 degrees buckles for the diagonal webbing

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Loaded up and attached to rig on mannequin. Front view.

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Back 3/4 view, the user utilizes the standard back strap of the chest rig, and the diagonal webbing from the black 8 cell rig goes up to the two 45 degree buckles. THe 8 cell rig is capable of being used on its own with its H harness, and the carrier can keep the buckles fastened/unused.

I made a 5 cell plate carrier rig next, with no snaps, but velcro attachment, back strap attachment, and a simplified upper strap attachment, for direct attachment to the black plate carrier. I overestimated the size of the dividers needed, and now the 5 front cells can have up to 2 9mm Hi Point mags, OR 1 double stack pistol mag in each cell, and the back 5 cells are generously sized for the Redball magazines. With this cleaner panel layout and the size, it does not extend past the edges of the plate carrier.

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Clipped directly and attached to the plate carrier

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Back view of rig, showing the velcro strip for attaching to plate carrier and reversed buckles up top, adjusts from the inside, so as to hide the straps for a clean appearance

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Front 4 cell panel showing velcro flaps and velcro attachment. It looks like I was off on the bottom stitching, but that is a result of not loading the cells with weight, it is even when loaded.

The material used is 500D Cordura in both black and coyote tan.