Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gear Pr0n: Suite Success

Mini Chest rig to carry your primary's spare mags, blowout kit, quick access secondary spare mags and a dumpbag. The war belt carries more secondary mags, another dump bag, a sturdy knife (looks like an Ontario Knives RAT to me), and a drop holster for the Glock -- note the lanyard attaching the pistol to the belt. It looks like a flashlight or magazine is in a pouch attached to the holster. As you can probably tell by now, there are certain constants in the rigs. But the execution still varies pretty widely. Recently I heard an excellent argument for moving the holster up onto the hip: less weight on your legs means you can run and jump more easily. Holsters started dropping onto the thigh again back in the 80's to help them clear body armor. Now we have chest rigs even in the absence of body armor. Rigs are a constant trade-off of requirements. You need to think about your needs. Which is why we have the Gear Pr0n feature in the first place -- to present you with other people's solutions to help you consider your own.

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