Crosspost from the gear forum... I keep discovering forums here, figured you guys would like to read up on this...
I was just sent a new rig for T&E from a company started by an Arfcommer (I'll let him "out" himself) called "UW Gear". We got to talking and I explained that I needed something to hold my AK mags since I diversified into AKs. I wanted an AK-specific rig and it happened that his company was coming out with some. I asked to be a tester, and last week I received a box.
I'm pretty excited about the rig! It is a simple chest rig, but has some refinements and details I have not seen on other makers' rigs (I have several, Eagle, SKD, and experience with others). The closure system is one of them. It is a secure (put four full mags in, closed it up, and shook it hard, and the mags stayed put) system, and silent as well - the tabs are extremely well built.
There is Molle webbing all over the place, the stitching is top-notch, and there is even a pocket (kind of where a map pocket would be on an SKD rig, only bigger) for you to store partial mags in so you're not fishing around in your dump pouch for that partial mag you think has 10 rounds left in it.
I doubt they gave it too much thought, but without side pouches it rolls up into a neat little bundle, too.
Evidently they will have AR versions of the rigs, as well as flap-top/open-top versions.
I am excited about getting this out to a carbine class now.
Seeing as they started out with an AK rig called the Minuteman 2 and I was looking for an AK specific rig that was designed with the prepared citizen in mind
I have purchased one and will have a thorough, very honest review with video forthcoming.
Here is the website:
UW Gear Inc.
And their youtube channel:
UW Gear Inc. Youtube Channel
I have no financial interest in the company.
MacMan37... thanks for the crosspost. Looking for something on this order.
Snare, looking forward to the review. Cheers.