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Posted: 1/17/2006 9:11:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 10:22:55 PM EDT by Gibby]
I'm in the market for a tactical vest and as some of you know I'm a pretty big guy. I wear a size 5XL and I called TT in Lakewood and asked if it was possible to gave a 5XL vest made, after all the are called Tactical Tailor ? Well guess what? They say that there is no way that it can be done. WTF!!


Big thanks to all that replied!

Looks like the MAV 2-piece with the X harness will work.

With the sale on woodland, I can get a complete set-up for under $150!!

Woot!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:20:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 9:20:48 AM EDT by bigscrun]
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:30:55 AM EDT
Wasn't there some guy floating around on arfcom that did custom pouches and the sort for people? Perhaps he could make one. You could try giving Eagle Industries a try, also. All their stuff is handmade, so it wouldn't hurt. Good quality stuff, too.

-kyle
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:39:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
They are pretty busy with these wars and stuff going on.


Build a MAV set up. That is what I did.



MAV Setup?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:11:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 10:13:01 AM EDT by R-32]
Gibby, I love ya man...

So dont take this wrong, I am one of the last people that should be talking myself. and we both know how much better off we would be if we just accepted the truth.

<­BR>





You dont have to be mad at them.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:10:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:
Well guess what? They say that there is no way that it can be done. WTF!!



an AmerIcan can do !

AmerIcan't won't do !

Improvise, adapt over-come.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:30:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Gibby, I love ya man...

So dont take this wrong, I am one of the last people that should be talking myself. and we both know how much better off we would be if we just accepted the truth.
You dont have to be mad at them.






No! I will not take long hot showers with you!


I'm not looking to join our local minutemen. I just want a way to carry more magazines among other items when out shooting.

Looking at TT web page and with what Scrun stated, I'm thinking the two-peice MAV setup would be the best.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:41:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:

I'm not looking to join our local minutemen.



sure....



I just want a way to carry more magazines among other items when out shooting.



Why not bring out the young studs that your daut's seem to think they are in love with, They can be used as pack mule's.


Looking at TT web page and with what Scrun stated, I'm thinking the two-peice MAV setup would be the best.


Im thinking more along the lines of an..



Little paint, and you can carry way more then any old vest.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:49:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:

Originally Posted By Gibby:

I'm not looking to join our local minutemen.



sure....



I just want a way to carry more magazines among other items when out shooting.



Why not bring out the young studs that your daut's seem to think they are in love with, They can be used as pack mule's.


Looking at TT web page and with what Scrun stated, I'm thinking the two-peice MAV setup would be the best.


Im thinking more along the lines of an..

www.ioffer.com/img/1128582000/_i/8444898/1.jpg

Little paint, and you can carry way more then any old vest.




Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:03:40 PM EDT
Maybe not a full vest,




These can be enlarged by adding more strap to the buckles. They are from Tactical Supply and expensive at $180, but there are used harnesses and of course you could make on by buying straps and pouches.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:21:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Im thinking more along the lines of a..


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:25:02 PM EDT
Get one of these wheelbarrows Gibby....

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:31:07 PM EDT
If you need help making or modifying something my wife could probably help you out, she's been a seamstress for years and makes all kinds of nifty crap for us.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:44:42 PM EDT
You really don't want a vest anyway, plate carriers are where it's at these days.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:03:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
You really don't want a vest anyway, plate carriers are where it's at these days.



Sounds like a nifty attachment.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:11:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 3:15:28 PM EDT by JAFO]
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:22:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:53:16 PM EDT
Gibby, I've got a bare 2-piece MAV if you want to check one out for fit. They normally expand from a generous rear strap, so the panels pretty much stay up front where you want them. If you want more of a side panel "presentation" then you'd need a couple of adapter belts to expand the front as well.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:42:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tumbleweed:
Gibby, I've got a bare 2-piece MAV if you want to check one out for fit. They normally expand from a generous rear strap, so the panels pretty much stay up front where you want them. If you want more of a side panel "presentation" then you'd need a couple of adapter belts to expand the front as well.



I'll give ya a call.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:12:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Get one of these wheelbarrows Gibby....

www.umsl.edu/~alphaxid/GW%20wheelbarrow.JPG



that there is a fine looking wheelbarrow, but trust me gibby, the maintence costs alone will kill ya!

(that is if your wife doesn't first!)
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 12:33:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
www.umsl.edu/~alphaxid/GW%20wheelbarrow.JPG



WOW! NICE!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:03:47 AM EDT
Gibby,

The 2 piece MAV offers a lot of room, plus you can add expansion areas to the back or front as needed. It comes setup with extra webbing, but the worst that could happen is that you add in a spacer to the front or back. If you are close, take a drive down and check it out. The mag/ radio pouches show are on clearance, but only available at the store. Take a look at this thread for more info on the mag pouches

They are good people, and will take good care of you. The below picture is a setup shows the 2 piece, and its pretty easy to see how a spacer could be added in the front if you felt it wuld be a benefit.



Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:23:39 AM EDT
Looks like a stop at their storefront would payoff. I'll drop in on Friday on my way down to LCR.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:23:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:24:14 PM EDT
That's odd. They just modded a MAV for me. But I'm not a big guy and work as a contractor overseas, so I guess that might be the acception.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:32:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 0341Grunt:
That's odd. They just modded a MAV for me. But I'm not a big guy and work as a contractor overseas, so I guess that might be the acception.



sigh
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:10 AM EDT
Gibby,

I must have missed it, what happened?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:35:42 AM EDT
Nothing missed Stick. I'll be stopping @ TT this Friday to pick up a 2-piece set-up.
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