Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/3/2005 8:23:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 8:24:13 AM EDT by 243savage]
I'm thinking of buying a BlackHawk Web Gear and I was just wanting to see ya'll opinion on it.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:33:41 AM EDT
The only bad thing about Blackhawk is most of their stuff is made in Vietnam.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 1:32:54 PM EDT
Vietnam?? Realy?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:03:52 PM EDT
Blackhawk has several lines of gear...STRIKE seems to be the highest quality and is the type of vest i bought and availability and price were ok too
good luck
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:44:17 PM EDT
I have there H Harness and it has held up VERY well, well worth ths cost IMO but its NOT made in America
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:07:18 AM EDT

I use their web belt but that is about it. If you can find what you want at Eagle INdustries, I would recommend them. Quality and customer service are both outstanding and made in the USA - FWIW.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:42:43 PM EDT
It is decent stuff. I try to buy US made gear when I can, but failing that the Blackhawk stuff is OK.
Try doing a search as this gets discussed with some frequency and you could probably find lots of good info.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:12:49 AM EDT
I have the enhanced SF LBV, the one that holds 8 mags instead of 6. Only gripe I have wit hit is that they used a different materiel that that of the issue LBV, so I couldnt use it in garrison training. Now LBVs are pretty much obsolete with the different carriers out there on the market today, and the fact that we use IBAs so no real need for an LBV when you can strap on molle pouches to the vest.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 3:06:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QuinlanV:
Try doing a search as this gets discussed with some frequency and you could probably find lots of good info.



+1,000,000
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 4:14:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 4:16:14 PM EDT by Not_so_Clever]

Originally Posted By nf9648:
I have the enhanced SF LBV, the one that holds 8 mags instead of 6. Only gripe I have wit hit is that they used a different materiel that that of the issue LBV, so I couldnt use it in garrison training. Now LBVs are pretty much obsolete with the different carriers out there on the market today, and the fact that we use IBAs so no real need for an LBV when you can strap on molle pouches to the vest.



What if you have to ditch the armor?

Oh ya - FUCK Vietnam. (and Nyteon, or what ever the hell it is)
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:59:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Not_so_Clever:

Originally Posted By nf9648:
I have the enhanced SF LBV, the one that holds 8 mags instead of 6. Only gripe I have wit hit is that they used a different materiel that that of the issue LBV, so I couldnt use it in garrison training. Now LBVs are pretty much obsolete with the different carriers out there on the market today, and the fact that we use IBAs so no real need for an LBV when you can strap on molle pouches to the vest.



What if you have to ditch the armor?

Oh ya - FUCK Vietnam. (and Nyteon, or what ever the hell it is)



If Im ditching the armor its cause Im out of ammo and have no means to fight other than to escape in the quickest fashion possible, a pretty bad predictament if I ever seen one. If that situation occured I would be in a position that I wouldnt need web gear either. The enhanced LBV is probably gonna go on sale along with two blackhawk canteen pouches, belt, and belt pad, keep an eye out on the for sale ads. Ill post a ebay link if I go that route, but I dont like giving them money...
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:52:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 243savage:
I'm thinking of buying a BlackHawk Web Gear and I was just wanting to see ya'll opinion on it.

www.blackhawk.com/uploads/product_images/35WG00BK,DE,OD_3.jpgwww.blackhawk.com/uploads/product_images/35WG00BK,DE,OD_1.jpg



I had one, and while the concept was sound, i found it didn't work for me. Once you start taking mags out of the front-mounted pouches, the rig tended to droop towards the rear when loaded with a full 100oz bladder of water.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:04:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chiz45:

Originally Posted By 243savage:
I'm thinking of buying a BlackHawk Web Gear and I was just wanting to see ya'll opinion on it.

www.blackhawk.com/uploads/product_images/35WG00BK,DE,OD_3.jpgwww.blackhawk.com/uploads/product_images/35WG00BK,DE,OD_1.jpg



I had one, and while the concept was sound, i found it didn't work for me. Once you start taking mags out of the front-mounted pouches, the rig tended to droop towards the rear when loaded with a full 100oz bladder of water.



Sounds like you need to balance water consumption with ammo consumption to keep it all evened out
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 12:22:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QuinlanV:

Sounds like you need to balance water consumption with ammo consumption to keep it all evened out



lol..i was thinking that as i was typing it earlier.
Top Top