Day Sacs

#1
Help needed please.

I am looking for a day sac in the region of 30 - 40 litres that I can use on my TA training. In particular I am looking for a day sac that can take the two spare barrels of a GPMG, preferably on the outside in a sort of pole pocket, as I am re-roling as a GPMG gunner.

Also I have seen on the 'Airbourne' webbing rigs the velcro closure ammo pouches and I am having no luck finding them as a replacement for my own ammo pouches without buying a complete bespoke set of webbing.

Can anyone help as to either question? Any help appreciated.

:thumleft:
 
#2
Why would you want ammo pouches with velcro closure?

What's wrong with the issue pouches?
 
#3
Tartan_Terrier said:
Why would you want ammo pouches with velcro closure?

What's wrong with the issue pouches?
Becaue I find it difficult operating the standard closure of putting the thing through the hole one handed when firing.

So any help would be appreciated locating either the ammo pouches or day sac ...
 
#5
Interceptor said:
Fishsoxs said:
Help needed please.

I am looking for a sac in the region of 30 - 40 litres that I can use on my TA training.
This should see you right:
Abstinence isnt good for you, he really needs to get laid!
 
#6
Fishsoxs said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
Why would you want ammo pouches with velcro closure?

What's wrong with the issue pouches?
Becaue I find it difficult operating the standard closure of putting the thing through the hole one handed when firing.

So any help would be appreciated locating either the ammo pouches or day sac ...
So many thoughts running through my mind for a snappy comeback to this comment
 
#7
Not the best choice of words I know but help sourcing the kit will be appreciated - velcro closure ammo pouches and dac sac suitable for carry GPMG barrels please
 
#8
I'm slightly confused Fishy, do you want the pouches for mags or link?
 
#9
sandmanfez said:
I'm slightly confused Fishy, do you want the pouches for mags or link?
for mags as i would use utility pouches for link. i need to keep ammo pouches for any courses i go on and dont want to buy several sets of webbing.
 
#10
Most spare barrels are carried in a standard daysack, yes they do stick out... See photo's of Para Reg in Sierra Leone. If you want a specific barrel carrier speak to Jay Jay's at Brecon (sorry I don't have the number here, no website available) I'm sure they can make one for you. They would also most likely sell you the ammo pouches you're looking for. Either that or they'll convert issue ones for you.

Ask them about daysacks too or try here: http://www.ukkitmonster.com/default.php?cPath=30_48 I got my NI pack from these guys, good price and quick delivery.
 
#11
Fishsoxs said:
sandmanfez said:
I'm slightly confused Fishy, do you want the pouches for mags or link?
for mags as i would use utility pouches for link. i need to keep ammo pouches for any courses i go on and dont want to buy several sets of webbing.
Have a look at www.blackwatergear.com their pouches fasten with velcro and press studs. They're a septic outfit though, and only make their kit in green/khaki or black, but they may be what you're looking for.
 
#12
i've never seen a daysack designed to carry the GPMG barrel bag.

it would probably be easier to get a decent quality ( as soon may spilt with the weight of the link!) day sack and sew some straps to it to attach a barrel bag.

if your tabbing any distances its much easier to attach the barrel bag to a bergan.
 
#13
Thanks for all the views so far.

I have seen the Karrimor Sabre with a sort of pole sleeve 'thingy' at the bottom and I probably will give this a try.

Any other help especially from those in the GPMG SF role would be much appreciated.

Happy Days :thumright:
 
#15
From an ex mg section commander. I used to have a karrimor hot route 60 ltr but alas no longer made. We used to keep the barrels in the issued bag as they had a tendency to melt your daysack if hot. I used an artkis chest rig for storing ammo which was ideal.
Hope this helps
 
#16
Troopers could do the pouches for you. Personally I'd just stick with the issue ones. If you go on courses (esp Brecon) you'll have to have issue kit.

Here's the karrimor range of daysacks:

http://www.karrimor-sf.com/

But any one ought to do. Just ram it in.
 
#17
NB -

Normal cordura webbing material may not be the ideal choice for this particular use - if you put a hot barrel in the pack, the pack may melt...

I have seen old photos of the barrel carriers used by the Krauts in WWII which were long, rigid tube-like packages, which opened up like books to take the spare barrel.

USers usually had 2 barrels (one on the gun and a spare) do onlyu one spare carrier was needed at a time.
 
#18
As a sf gunner of long standing .Barrels stay in the barstwerd barrel bag
best way to carry it is in or attached to bergan. Barrels get very hot you
do not want to see your gucci daysac go up in smoke or even your bergan
Its a truly horrid piece of kit but nothing else is availble that i know of :thumbdown: .Personal kit in day sac . Ammo and barrels in bergan .
 
#19
Stayangry said:
NB -

Normal cordura webbing material may not be the ideal choice for this particular use - if you put a hot barrel in the pack, the pack may melt...

I have seen old photos of the barrel carriers used by the Krauts in WWII which were long, rigid tube-like packages, which opened up like books to take the spare barrel.

Users usually had 2 barrels (one on the gun and a spare) so only one spare carrier was needed at a time.
We still use them for the MG-3.
 

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