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BUG OUT VEST MOLLE VEST/CHEST RIG-POST PHOTO

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Pilot Polda, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    Here's the deal I'm looking to assemble a vest/plate carrier (prefer molle) for a SHTF scenario. I want to see what you guys are rocking and hopefully steal an idea or two.
    So post some pictures of what your running with and your opinion of the gear. hope this thread takes a liking to! Thanks, Pilot.
     
  2. moriarty689

    moriarty689 Oregon New Member

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    Well I'll be bugging in first off. So, weight isn't really an issue. I have a plate carrier with sappys, full kit. If it gets really gnarly and I need to contribute my two cents, I'll be using this. Otherwise, chest rig with a few mags and a good ruck is the ticket. I have my pistol mags set up afghan style on the carrier, since I never used the thing. Theres a waist belt with it that i was too lazy to dig out of the garage, it has a medical kit and drop pouch and speedload pistol mags on it. The frag pouches... I'll put tactical snacks in there. On the back, one-point sling and attachment, smoke grenade pouch and tourniquet on side sappy pouch.

    I think this setup is the bubblegum. Waistbelt with drop holster for clearing, drop it when you feel like it and just use the long rifle. If you wear a pack with it, prepare to be bubblegum'ed. the plate holds the pack away from your back and messes with your shoulders. Its gonna be hard to get plates, so I recommend a chest rig. If you wanna use a pistol, waistbelt with pistol mags, drop holster, and drop pouch is the way to go. If you are walking, stick the belt with the sidearm in your pack. IMO, a chest rig is the way to go. Put it over a second chance vest if you want armor. You don't really need any pouches besides mags, med kit, and drop pouch, so a chest rig with belt does all of that.

    Unless you have plates, forget the carrier. Get a second chance if you want armor, and you can wear it under your rig if you want.
     
  3. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I hate drop holsters the only PPL I know that used them was because they were so packed with other gear there was no room left on thier chest/waist
    Instead I use an open top single AR mag pouch with 2 pistol mag pouches attached on my OPS rig that saves one PAL loop which lets me pack a day and a night optic in seperate pouches along with IFAC 6 mag AR/AK pouch, com pouch and periscope
     
  4. moriarty689

    moriarty689 Oregon New Member

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    Properly practiced, a drop holster carried high is the most efficient for speed draw and use with a carbine. Unfortunately, the mall ninjas have hijacked them. I know a guy who likes a chest mounted pistol, but I found that when I practiced malfunction rifle drills the rifle got in the way. The main thing is to practice with and know your gear.
     
  5. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    So a high mounted drop rig eh?
    Isn't that like a low mounted belt holster?
     
  6. moriarty689

    moriarty689 Oregon New Member

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    Maybe if you dress like a homeboy
     
  7. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I dress like a "Little Girl" :)
    BTW that Pic did not load for me
     
  8. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    Looking forward to some pictures of your setup :)
     
  9. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I'll need to let my dress out a tad
     
  10. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    Anyone else..
     
  11. fastfoot

    fastfoot Grant county, Wa. Member

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    My gear is as old school as I am...lol! "Y" LBH and web belt, ALICE clipped butt pack, (2) 1 qt. canteens on the web belt ( one on each side of the butt pack), (2) m16 ammo pouches for a total of 6 30 rd. mags of 5.56, those ride on the left side of the web belt and a MOLLE drop leg holster on the right leg w/a triple pistol mag pouch attached to the rig that holds 3 15 rd. mags of 9mm + the pistol. I have a small flash light hooked to the leg platform for easy access and a S/W tanto blade hooked to the left side of the LBH w/a MALICE clip.

    The butt pack has a bit of everything from a IFR beacon, waterproof matches,electrolyte tablets.Leatherman multi-tool, spare batteries, binocs, hearing protection...etc.

    Minus the drop leg, this is very close to the setup I trained with and used in the service so I'm comfortable w/ it but, I'm still adding to the setup as I go.

    Regards, fastfoot
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I bought a mil-surp tactical vest on ebay for about $60 shipped. It holds plates, 6 30 round AR mags, 3 pistol mags, has a side draw pocket for a pistol and some other goodies. It isn't just like this, but this will give you the general idea. It's big enough to fit over my IIIa vest.

    Military Tactical Modular MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest ACU | eBay
     
  13. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I had to let it out a bit

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  14. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    I tried... :(
     
  15. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    Hope mine amounts to that in the next year or two. Nice work.
     
  16. Caleqs

    Caleqs Eugene, OR Member

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    This is my kit every time I leave the house...sometimes I wear tinted goggles...

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  17. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    I have not really thought about doing a full setup like this. I guess my thought is that if I did something like this I'm going to draw a lot of attention to myself. That said, I'd sure like to see some actual setups as well because perhaps I can be shown the error of my thinking.

    -d
     
  18. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    OK how bout this then?
    Actually if you want to stay Gray thier are several "Potographer's Vests" that sell for $70 that are actually Tac Vests Tru-Spec, Woolrich, 5.11 sell them they are made from Cotton

    opsvest 001.jpg
     
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  19. Pilot Polda

    Pilot Polda San Juans Member

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    So far I have a condor with a xd tactical .45 serpa mounded high left side with 2 pistol mag pouches below it next to two ar mag pouches. I have a fire fighter muliti knife in a hard Molle holster. Last chance vest in the plate carrier front and back. I'll post a pic in a day or two. For now this is the vest just mine is o.d green. I have found that the side built in mag pouches are very hard to use.

    Modular Plate Carrier
     
  20. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    I have sim pouchesthat I have never tried to use for any purpose, they would give me a 12 mag loadout, 13.2 pounds of mags and my total load w/o water would be close to 49.8 pounds
     
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