So far my only requirement is the use of an Eagle Plate Carrier with Cummerbund.
I will be using the Large size, probably Khaki, that I will not have plates for immediately.
I would like to simply have you guys pick out a setup will allow me to make the most efficient use of the space provided. Since I have not seen the item, nor used molle attachment in the past, I am not exactly sure what kind of real estate I am working with. I am also right handed.
I also know that there are various kinds of magazine pouches, so don't be afraid to mix and match different kinds for different purposes. I would also like to keep the bulk to a minimum.
As of now, I only have a few guide lines for my gear. I would like to have a minimum of 6 AR magazines, with a maximum of 10. I would like to have 2-3 of those readily accessable for fast reloads (I've seen some pouches with elastic retainers that just need to be slipped to the side that might work nicely...no idea who makes them though). The rest can be stored using more traditional magazine carriers, whichever you happen to like the most.
I would also like to be able to carry 3-4 handgun magazines on the vest itself as well, probably up in the chest area.
I also have a camelback storm I'd like to incorporate to the system. Two way radio (simple motorola 250), and wouldnt mind a few other misc. pouches for other assorted gear.
Should I feel the need to carry more magazines, I will be purchasing an HSGI thigh rig for AR magazines, and I am also purchasing the HSGI safariland suspension system that comes with a few spare pistol mag pouches.
So, given the criteria above, and also coming from your own personal experience (should I add more, take some away?) What products would you choose to add to this vest to get the job done?
I think a good start would be an Eagle Triple mag pouch on the front flap that secures the cumberbund. This will hold 6 AR mags and is very easily accessed. DBT makes some good options in this config that have roll-up flaps that velcro up and out of the way leaving mags clear. I don't like this option as much because the rolled-up flap seems to get in the way. Paraclete makes a good (expensive) mag pouch that will hold AR mags and pistol mags. I would suggest to stay away from putting pistol mags on the chest because it adds bulk that interferes with removing rifle mags quickly.
Six mags....I would use either a shingle or six tactical tailor singles across the cumberbund flap. To the left, three pistol mag pouches, on the upper section one other pistol mag pouch with a small light. To the bottom right a med pouch and next to it a small GP pouch for doodads. The camalback on the back.
This is pretty close as to my Eagle PC is being set up...still working on it though so no pics.
how about softarmor underneath?
how do you normally play?
What will you be doing?
what are you preparing for?
how will a plate carrier work in your case vice other options?
have you considered any RANGE of Motion / interference issues with magazine access blocked by mag pouches above?
Considerations to be made on your part for us to better ascettain what you want