howdy. let me just start by saying seeing this thread was probably the deciding factor when i registered for the zs forums. i think i ran across a pic of offcamber's rig and read the thread from head to toe. i like most of the things discussed. i do have one point of question and one point of differing opinion, though. dave, if youd be so kind as to follow up? lol.
either hell, point of question first...
you mentioned if at all possible, to keep the pistols at the belt line. now, does this apply for those using the pistol as a secondary? if so, what about a back slung rifle as opposed to cross body or singlepoint? i generally tend to carry my sks on the right shoulder only or across the back to the left shoulder for more secure movement. even with the stock folded (ati ultralight) it still hangs pretty low and id rather not beat the crap out of the butt of my taurus, no pun intended. that being said i like to carry my pistol just above where my hand drops to at rest.
point of differing opinion. oddly this also applies to pistols.
you made a point of stating that rounds should face the front when the mag is secured on the belt. in point of irony, when i first got my pistol and set up my rig, my open top single carried my spare mag just as you suggest. since, however, ive gone to rounds rear. heres a quick walk through so i can see what yall think.
1a. drop mag with middle finger (have the mag release reversed to southpaw cause thumbs arent long enough, lol) while bringing the pistol closer to the body. barrel is always forward
1b. while popping the snap on the double molded cordura pouch. (id rather have gotten open top, but in due time)
2a. twist the pistol on the barrel axis approx. 45-90 degrees (still working this kink) magwell to the left.
2b. draw next mag by wrapping middle and ring finger around mag with index along the length on the left side.
3. index toward magwell and follow the mag home with the heel of left palm.
4. pushing forward and rotate pistol back to ready and locking in with the weak hand as i catch the slide release with right thumb. (assumnig i didnt count my rounds instead.)
its a small point to disagree over, but i saw a few posts questioning it and i figured id drop my two cents as well.
other than that, hoss, bang up job, and the rest of the info i am deffinately going to take as good advice when i finally set up a vest.
until next.... whatever.
i dont know everything, but heres what i know now.
'If you create something idiot-proof, the world creates a better idiot.' -Ronn B.
dont want to carry a rod? you wearing laces on your shoes or do you not need those for 72 frigin hours? or your shirt? urine has amonia in it. youre a walking cleaning kit!!! your gun smells like pee. -Bard