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Tactical vests...which to get?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PMKN_PI, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Any particular ones people here can recommend? I will say I like comfort and wear stuff a little on the loose side. I also get too hot easily. Is there a brand anyone likes? A particualr style? I see some that are made with mesh in the back-making it easier to keep cool, but those dont seem like they would hold heavier loads as well as regular nylon, non mesh fabric. I would think it would stretch more. I like the idea of not having to walk over to the truck or supply table to keep grabbing ammo to reload, keeping more on my person seems appealing. I see quite a bit on ebay that are inexpensive (dont have much cash to play with) but wasnt sure about which is better. Ideas?
     
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Cheaper than dirt has some that look decent. I was looking at getting one.
     
  3. jakk586

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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  4. SKN

    SKN Keizer, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For long gun or pistol mags, or revolver speeedloaders? Or combination of same? Intended capacity? Do you expect to carry additional gear: hydration, first aid, comm, illumination tools, etc? Integrated ballistic protection?

    For casual practice, hunting, classes, EOTW event?

    Molle gear offers the most felxibility but add-ons may make it the most pricey option. Mag carriers or a simple dump bag attached to a sturdy and rigid belt may suffice depending on the task.
     
  5. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Just a vest that will hold extra pistol mags and rifle rounds and magazines, flashlight, couple of tools, maybe a radio, etc.Mostly for casual practice when im out target shooting. And to be honest, I like the look of those black vests lol.
     
  6. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    I found that the mesh vests are typically warmer than the open style vests. I sweat a lot but never seem to have any issue unless its the zip up kind of vest.

    Cheaper than dirt has some decent deals. You should decide if you want a vest or a chest bib type of harness.

    i'm selling my blackhawk vest. I think I used it total of 2 times for halloween. here's the vest I have for sale in Olive drab green.
    http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Urban-Assault-Vest,275,86.htm
    It served me well on those two tours of trick or treating on october 31st. :laugh:
    its more vest than i need. I use a cheapo chest harness when I go out to shoot rifle. Should consider what you really want and go from there. We got guys who are okay with using cheap airsoft stuff like condor to the best paraclete plate carriers with soft armor side plates in the cummerbunds.

    i'm still trying to convince my friend to stop by pinnacle and pick me up some dragon skin.
     
  7. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    When buying the gear from "Condor" be careful with it. I have had the female portion of the snap on two separate pieces of their gear (bought both at the same time and was the first, and last time, I bought gear from them)

    Buyer Beware.

    SF-
     
  8. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Snap up that Blackhawk if you can. Also the MOLLE chest harness types are good, but if that's not the style you're looking for then I'd reiterate the Blackhawk option.

    You could always look at the 5.1.1 Tactical-made vests, but dunno if that's more casual wearing than what you're looking for.
     
  10. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I have a brand new blackhawk posted in accessories. Anybody interested?
     
  11. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    +1 on what SF said. Condor stuff does NOT get my vote of confidence. Too many busted zippers, seams undone, etc etc. stick to notable companies who do reputable decent work.