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So, I made a chest rig. Show your modified/self made gear!

Post by DoctorCandelario » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Hello guys.

I own a large chest rig. But its quite big for some applications. I wanted a slim, small chest rig, specially for home defense; I looked around internet but I saw nothing worth it for a small price.

So I had a bunch of spare materials and broken gear, boredom, and a sewing machine. And so I made this. Inspired in a Chi-Com rig, I made a Molle platform. Its very, very minimalistic, so no chance to overload it. Pouches are spare MFH, Condor and an old modified OC pouch for the Tear Gas canister.

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Post by woodsghost » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:43 am

I love it man. I don't have any self-made tactical gear. Just some self-made paintball gear, and that is pretty simple. You did a great job!
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Post by DoctorCandelario » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:58 am

woodsghost wrote:I love it man. I don't have any self-made tactical gear. Just some self-made paintball gear, and that is pretty simple. You did a great job!
Thank you! Well, share your paintball gear if you want to. Maybe this thread kicks in due to other contributions and we all can draw some ideas :D

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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:15 pm

Very cool rig, Doc. Reminds me of the ChiCom SKS rig I used to have.

I can't really contribute anything since all my gear is factory made, but I will be checking in to see the homebrew gear y'all can make.

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Post by ManInBlack316 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:47 pm

I don't have any self made chest rigs.
I did modify my one chest rig with Kydex inserts in the mag pouches to make removing/reinsertion easier.
Pictures are too big to upload unfortunately.
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I really do like the more slimmed down chest rigs, really helps with being able to move around and maneuver easier. Eventually I'll be getting a two mag chest rig to run with my AR pistol so I'll be really minimalistic :awesome:

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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:13 pm

DoctorCandelario wrote: Image
You need to make a molle sleeve attachment for your cigs so you dont have to roll them in your shirt sleeve. tactical-greaser, ya know...

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Post by MPMalloy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:53 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
DoctorCandelario wrote: Image
You need to make a molle sleeve attachment for your cigs so you dont have to roll them in your shirt sleeve. tactical-greaser, ya know...

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HA! :D

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Post by DoctorCandelario » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:17 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
DoctorCandelario wrote: Image
You need to make a molle sleeve attachment for your cigs so you dont have to roll them in your shirt sleeve. tactical-greaser, ya know...

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Shirt pocket, all the way!!

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Post by ManInBlack316 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:28 pm

TacticalGreaser
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Post by teotwaki » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:43 pm

BLACKHAWK S.T.R.I.K.E. Commando Recon Chest Harness, weighs 24 Oz by itself.
http://tacticalgear.com/blackhawk-strik ... 3225/738/1

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Post by Iowa_guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:48 pm

Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.

EDITED TO SHOW ACTUAL PICTURE!!
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Post by MPMalloy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:52 pm

Iowa_guy wrote:Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.
https://goo.gl/photos/nuQNGcx8p16NUgCb6
Can't remember how to properly post photos here.
I couldn't view the photo. Hi from Des Moines. :)

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Post by Iowa_guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:05 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Iowa_guy wrote:Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.
https://goo.gl/photos/nuQNGcx8p16NUgCb6
Can't remember how to properly post photos here.
I couldn't view the photo. Hi from Des Moines. :)
Well crap....

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Post by teotwaki » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Iowa_guy wrote:Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.

https://goo.gl/photos/nuQNGcx8p16NUgCb6

Can't remember how to properly post photos here.

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Post by Iowa_guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:19 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Iowa_guy wrote:Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.

https://goo.gl/photos/nuQNGcx8p16NUgCb6

Can't remember how to properly post photos here.

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Thanks I was able to fix it.

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Post by MPMalloy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:25 pm

Nice looking rig. I still use a belt system, myself. I guess that I am a dinosaur. :)

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Post by Iowa_guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:30 pm

MPMalloy wrote:Nice looking rig. I still use a belt system, myself. I guess that I am a dinosaur. :)
I was a belt guy early in my career but found the value in a rig. Opens the belt area for other items.

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Post by MPMalloy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:44 pm

Iowa_guy wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:Nice looking rig. I still use a belt system, myself. I guess that I am a dinosaur. :)
I was a belt guy early in my career but found the value in a rig. Opens the belt area for other items.
I wore TA-50 for over a decade. It's hard to imagine another way. I always used Alice gear, my whole entire time in the Army. Got's ta up to speed! :D

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Post by DoctorCandelario » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:48 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Iowa_guy wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:Nice looking rig. I still use a belt system, myself. I guess that I am a dinosaur. :)
I was a belt guy early in my career but found the value in a rig. Opens the belt area for other items.
I wore TA-50 for over a decade. It's hard to imagine another way. I always used Alice gear, my whole entire time in the Army. Got's ta up to speed! :D
I must admit that I was all hipe and no knowledge when regarding to gear. Then things changed, and I cherish belts a lot. I have a belt kit too. Since We are not legaly allowed to have rifles were I live (and barely pistols, and that is subject to change) my belt is pistol centered. The small chest rig I made was to obey a particular need. As you say, "gear doesnt dictate the mision, mision dictates the gear". I own a shotgun for property defense and things have been getting ugly lately; standing home defense has shifted to home defense against small groups of un-organized but dangerous home invaders.

I have always liked the US ALICE system. Even aesthetically. When my country's army used to have training ties with the US, many soldiers here used it. Old soldiers around here still do, at least the guys who operate on border and jungle patrols. Venezuelan Army issues a very poorly made tactical vest!
Iowa_guy wrote:Not so much homemade but I mounted some slik clips to my HPG Chest pack to hang a small HSGI chest rig from. Using a single strap from the rig for stability and the HPG harness to hold most the weight.

EDITED TO SHOW ACTUAL PICTURE!!
That's some sweet gear!
JeeperCreeper wrote: You need to make a molle sleeve attachment for your cigs so you dont have to roll them in your shirt sleeve. tactical-greaser, ya know...

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Post by teotwaki » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:56 pm

Iowa_guy wrote:Thanks I was able to fix it.
I can't see it in your post. I was able to go to your photo album and see it. Maybe your photos are set to private?
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Post by Iowa_guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:00 pm

teotwaki wrote:
Iowa_guy wrote:Thanks I was able to fix it.
I can't see it in your post. I was able to go to your photo album and see it. Maybe your photos are set to private?
Weird some can see the pic and others can't. I used to use flickr but I think it died off. Google does not have the best tools to embed the images.

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Post by teotwaki » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 pm

I'ev tried two computers with both I.E. and Firefox but all I see is a round circle with a bar/line in it.

When I look at what you pasted in for the image url it does not end in BMP, JPG, PNG etc. so that may be a problem
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Post by Iowa_guy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:21 pm

teotwaki wrote:I'ev tried two computers with both I.E. and Firefox but all I see is a round circle with a bar/line in it.

When I look at what you pasted in for the image url it does not end in BMP, JPG, PNG etc. so that may be a problem

Had to resurrect the photobucket account. Should be viewable now. ETA Apologies for the derail please continue the Gearfest!

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