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!

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 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.

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.

Modified Safariland 3A body armor carrier to accept plates

I decided to modify a very old Safariland 3A body armor carrier so that it would accept hard plates in conjunction with the soft armor inserts. It was a simple mod, to see how it all fits in preparation for the woodland camo prototype that will incorporate some ideas I have. I simply sewed up 3.5 inch webbing with velcro to the carrier; so that it will fit the hard plates. I may add side to side retention straps with elastic, or simple webbing to retain the plates from shifting side to side.

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Front panel view

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Rear panel view

Inside of carrier showing the 3.5 inch webbing straps with velcro that I added to the carrier to hold the hard plates

Taking a short break from custom orders.

Taking a break from doing custom orders for gear; because my wife just had our first child. So the next two weeks to a month or so will be hectic, busy, and just plain unproductive regarding custom gear orders. I may still make some gear in the meantime but it will be for myself.

Large frame Hi point chest holster, another one!

Made another .40/.45 Hi Point chest holster for a client.

Basic black, no pearls, no contrasting thread

1 magazine pocket on the side

500D Cordura

3mm laminated spacer mesh liner

ITW Nexus loop and triglide for cross body strap

1.5 inch Polypropylene webbing

1 inch nylon webbing

Duraflex surface mount buckles; the mounting plate protects the trigger

 

1700 cubic inch low profile ALICE pack

Made this in Coyote Brown 500D Flame Retardant Cordura.

Approximately 22 inches by 13 inches by 6 inches.

Minimal MOLLE on it

Drawcord top closure

Simple slick top flap

Fits 4 different frames; can be used frameless.

Don’t quite know the weight of the packbag itself.

Frameless, with ALICE straps

Shown on the ALICE frame

Medium MOLLE/DEI 1609 frame with attachment details

On FILBE/DEI 1606 MC frame with FILBE Suspension

Shown on 26″ish Outdoors Products Ram-Flex/Small Coleman Peak 1 frame

With 2x Tactical Tailor Large Utility Pouches and 1x Woodland Sustainment Pouch, and expedient rigged horizontal lash strap to retain side pockets