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Hey guys,

 

With any respectable airsoft and MILSIM community, you obviously need to have a few threads to showing your stuff off.

 

Since this is a MILSIM-oriented site, I would hope I am correct in my assumptions here.

 

1. Use these kinds of threads as a building block to learn. Some people have the high end gear, others have replica gear. That's not the issue. What we need to learn is why someone bought something, why they use it and the rationale behind the rig.

2. Post a full kit list. All of us want to know what we're using and why. A description would be appreciated of the specific things on your rig!

3. This is for Plate Carriers, there are full armor rigs that are wholly different. This thread is for those carriers that are meant to hold plates and no soft armor.

 

So, without further ado:

 

My current Rig:

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Eagle RRV in Ranger Green w/RG Backplate

Eagle RLCS Admin

3x Paraclete Mag Pouches

Eagle RLCS Canteen Pouch

Eagle Medic Pouch

Eagle Smoke Grenade Pouch

Eagle MAP

(not pictured is Eagle MBITR with Motorola SABER II)

 

Also on that vest are on/off red chemsticks, several IR sticks and a CAT. My medic is fully dressed save for IV and a few other trauma items. I carry 6 mags on the rig, and use the canteen pouch for tools, identifiers, reloads, batteries and a few other items. The smoke grenade pouch usually holds a red rag or a thunder B if I have one.

 

The rear runs comms, but the MAP as well with 100 oz. bladder and several clothing and tool options.

 

I've run this rig since May this year, pretty satisfied with it. Eagle simply does not get beaten in the GP and utility pouch department. While I do appreciate their mag pouches, the Paraclete ones have been running for 8 years now, not a single problem. Simply cannot find a better mag pouch.

 

So I've posted those before, that's cool. Would like to add a few other rigs I've used over the years:

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Those are,

1. Eagle Plate Carrier with Cummerbund

-3x Paraclete Mag Pouches

Eagle 2x4 Kydex Pouch

Eagle Medic

Eagle GP Pouch

Eagle Admin

Eagle MAP

Paraclete Upright GP

SDS Small Radio Pouch

 

I used to run this baby before I went to the RRV. This was just a great platform. Regret selling it. Eagle PC's are commonly used by other members of SABRE, and it shows.

 

2. Diamondback Tactical FAPC

-Emdom Admin/SAF Panel

Paraclete Triple Shingle

Blackwater Banger Pouch

Eagle GP

Paraclete Single Mag Pouch

Paraclete Upright GP Pouch

Eagle MAP

Emdom DA Mag Pouch

 

This was more for shorter games and MOUT type stuff. Less bulky, but still able to hold a lot of gear. Had a buddy mag on there, but no radio setup. DBT was exceptionally comfortable, but a little more rigid in the cummerbund than the EPC. This is a Gen 1 model

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My Second Line kit has changed a lot over the time that I have owned it, and I have modified it many times to get it to the point where I am happy with how it feels to me. Might not work for everybody, but I am very comfortable with where everything is. The kit list is (everything is SFLCS (MJK) unless otherwise specified):

 

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Eagle Plate Carrier W/ MSAP Cummerbund

Signal Flare Pouch

FB M9 Mag Pouch (Holds my Surefire G2- Coyote Brown)

CAT Tourniquet

Triple Mag Shingle

Single Mag Pouch

Canteen Pouch

Flashbang Pouch (Multicam)

ASP Training Tri-Fold Cuffs

3 Chemlights (Behind the signal pouch)

Benchmade Knife Pouch (Holds Glock Mag)

Shoulder Mic for ICOM (I switch this out with my MSA PTT for my Sordins- not pictured)

Custom-Made Shoulder Pads (GW Tactical)

Oakley M-Frames

 

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Single Mag Pouch

Flashbang Pouch (Multicam)

Modular Assault Pack w/ Rope

Remote Antenna Kit for ICOM

Chemlight

VIP Strobe

 

 

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Benchmade Seat Belt Cutter

MBITR Radio Pouch (Holding ICOM IC-F4s)

 

I really like this kit. I am sure that changes will come in the future but for now, it works wonderfully.

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Here are some shots of my Shellback Banshee. Running it light, but the cummerbund adds the ability to add real estate quickly. It is meant to be run with my battle belt.

 

 

 

 

Second Line:

Shellback Tactical Banshee

2x Clone Tacos

Condor M4 Shingle

Condor Small Radio Pouch

Condor Hydration Pack

On the cummberbund:

Strac Fast System

 

Still to come:

G-Code Molle adapter (on the way)

ATS Medic Pouch

More Tacos!

 

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2 Taco Clones and a Condor M4 Pouch on the front.

 

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Another front view showing it with the cummerbund on. Most of the real estate added is currently empty, though I do have my Strac Fast System on the left side.

 

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Side view showing the open sides and the condor pack on the back.

 

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Back view showing the condor pack again and condor radio pouch. Hoping to get a MAP pack soon.

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Blackhawk! Cutaway OTV

OPS Admin Pouch

Maxpedition M4 mag pouches

Maxpedition pistol mag pouches

Eagle Industries MAP (sterile)

TAG personal retention lanyard

Blackhawk Chalker sling

Swiss Arms radio pouch (will be replaced)

Swiss Arms flash grenade pouch (will be replaced)

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DiamondBack Tactical FAPC (Gen2)

 

Fixed.

 

I love FAPCs. But, the newer generation sized Small has some jacked up MOLLE real-estate. They easily could have given us 6 columns on the lower front panel, instead it only has 4. Really limits the plate carrier, in my opinion.

 

-Pup

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Fixed.

 

I love FAPCs. But, the newer generation sized Small has some jacked up MOLLE real-estate. They easily could have given us 6 columns on the lower front panel, instead it only has 4. Really limits the plate carrier, in my opinion.

 

-Pup

 

I'm confused. This is a Gen 1 DBT. I've researched it quite thoughly. Unless you have some other information that I was provided incorrectly. Lol. Salesmen are salesmen after all.

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Must not have researched very long.

 

DBT FAPC Gen 1 do not have a drag handle and have a split shoulder pad design. It also didn't have the front kangaroo pouch and had a wonky 7 columns of MOLLE webbing on the front panel. There is also a small patch of velcro at the top of the front panel for the Gen 1.

 

Here's some info at militarymorons: http://www.militarym...protective.html

 

Here's their Gen 2 listed as "FAPC2" : http://dbtarmor.com/products/carriers/plate-carriers/

 

Here's my old Gen 1:

 

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-Pup

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Here's my current plate carrier:

 

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Phantom EPC

Phantom Mag Pouches (Waiting on mags!)

Phantom Small Radio Pouch

G&P MAP

1-point Bungee Sling

 

-Pup

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Why is your draw set up like that? I feel like it would be more natural and easier to draw from the other side (assuming you are right handed) rather than reach over all of your mags and under your rifle to get to it. Just my two cents.

 

It's a temporary setup and most functional for what I have to work with. With the G-Code mounted on the other side, I'd be drawing up into my armpit and snagging the pistol on the holster. It's more functional and cleaner, for me, to have it setup in the current configuration. To each, his own.

 

I will be ordering a different G-Code RTI mount soon so that I can properly mount my sidearm on my HSGI SureGrip on my right.

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Pretty Straight forward and due for some upgrades

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Front

 

x1 Trauma Shears

x4 Double mag pouches

Directly above is what i call my "reference" pouch. I keep maps, a pen and all notes in here. i do plan on updating all pouches to match. this will happen when i do a complete overhaul on the gear

1 Large pouch used to hold x2 medical gloves, a lighter, Identification, a dosage and administration chart for all medicine i carry in my field trauma kit

x1 gerber utility knife/pouche

 

Rear Left

x1 large field trauma kit

 

 

Rear Right

 

Hand Cuffs

 

Radio

 

 

First Line (not shown)

x2 Open top mag pouches

x2 Pistol mag pouches

x1 Small Fieled Trauma Kit

x1 Holster

x1 Dump pouch

 

Like everyone else, i have built my rig based off of many varibles.

 

Missing Items

 

MAP Pack

Comms setup

First Line Picture

 

The cummerbunds look very bulky but this is because i have memory foam padding in them for added comfort. If i add cummerbund plates they will fit like a glove.

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I'm impressed by some of the posts I'm seeing on here! I'll go ahead and post my stuff up as well.

 

The rig itself is an older Eagle Industries plate carrier, in Olive Drab.

The idea of this rig is to keep everything as slim as possible, but still maintain a fighting load. The rig is set up so that I can carry a maximum of 10 magazines on my person, however I typically only run 6+1 in the rifle. I have a triple mag pouch on the front to keep the whole rig comfortable when shooting from prone. If the 3 mags on the front run dry, I can cycle more in from the side. The only real bulk on the rig is the back plate, due to the MAP.

 

FRONT:

-DBT Admin Pocket, Ranger Green

-Tactical Tailor triple open top pouch, Olive Drab

 

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SHOOTER RIGHT (Left to right):

-2X Paraclete Frag/Handcuff Pouches, Smoke Green

-Paraclete Small GP, Smoke Green

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SHOOTER LEFT:

-3X Paraclete Dual M4 Magazine pockets, Smoke Green

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BACK PLATE (Left to Right):

-2X Paraclete Short Flashbang Pouches, Smoke Green

-Dual Pistol Mag Pouch, Smoke Green (for small ignitable smoke grenades)

-DBT Map Pack, Coyote Brown with Krylon dusting

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Plate Shot:

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I'm impressed by some of the posts I'm seeing on here! I'll go ahead and post my stuff up as well.

 

The rig itself is an older Eagle Industries plate carrier, in Olive Drab.

The idea of this rig is to keep everything as slim as possible, but still maintain a fighting load. The rig is set up so that I can carry a maximum of 10 magazines on my person, however I typically only run 6+1 in the rifle. I have a triple mag pouch on the front to keep the whole rig comfortable when shooting from prone. If the 3 mags on the front run dry, I can cycle more in from the side. The only real bulk on the rig is the back plate, due to the MAP.

 

FRONT:

-DBT Admin Pocket, Ranger Green

-Tactical Tailor triple open top pouch, Olive Drab

 

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SHOOTER RIGHT (Left to right):

-2X Paraclete Frag/Handcuff Pouches, Smoke Green

-Paraclete Small GP, Smoke Green

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SHOOTER LEFT:

-3X Paraclete Dual M4 Magazine pockets, Smoke Green

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BACK PLATE (Left to Right):

-2X Paraclete Short Flashbang Pouches, Smoke Green

-Dual Pistol Mag Pouch, Smoke Green (for small ignitable smoke grenades)

-DBT Map Pack, Coyote Brown with Krylon dusting

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Plate Shot:

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Do you have problems with weight distribution? I run a similar Epc and have had horrible problems with the standard epc straps cutting into my shoulders over long Ops

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