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load bearing vest info needed.

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by slightly disturbed, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. slightly disturbed

    slightly disturbed Oregon City Active Member

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    I am looking for a tactical vest not china tacticool. Is there a place that I can go look before I buy. I am mainly looking for a vest that I can arrange the way I want it and it is a must that it be made in the USA
    Thanks SD
     
  2. Godfather911

    Godfather911 Springfield, OR. Member

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    Vest or chest rig? Reason being, the newish version of chest rigs can be opened in the front. I like HSGI gear. What is this to be used for?
     
  3. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    Vest rigs can be had for cheap on Ebay. They carry more items alot more balanced. Less stress on the wearer, and with the MOLLE puches, can be more customized to the end user. Pouches can be pricey, but check craigslist. Have found many there for cheap.
     
  4. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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  5. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    Paid $6 with free shipping for Mine on Ebay. Picked up a box of 20 different pouches off of CL. 511 is good, but You are paying for the name. It's the same vest as the military issue....Just saying. Vest was brand new in the Gov't wrap....
     
  6. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Go visit US Tactical Supply in Albany. They have everything you need. They are a major DoD supplier so no cheaply China stuff there. They sell to the high speed bunch so it has to meet certain standards.
     
  7. slightly disturbed

    slightly disturbed Oregon City Active Member

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    thats what I am looking for! I bought one of my .308s from them but that was many years ago. The 511 style is what I am looking for but most of there gear is not made in the USA.
    I need the vest as the LBE stuff really cuts into my bad shoulder and the vests seam to be easier to distribute the load. As for use, welllll, I plan on using it as a get home bag. something I can carry in my truck with me. So it the S ever HTF I can strap on my .45 and slide my rifle out of its case and Im good to go.
    Thanks for all the replies guys