Desert chest rig

#1
Currently training for Herrick 10 and have seen a few boys cutting about with Molle type desert chest rigs, anyone got any ideas who the maker is?
Your assistance would be greatfully accepted.
 
#2
If I remember correctly what an infanteer was saying on another forum its either made by Blackhawk or based on one of their designs.
 
#8
Beefy Bayonet, if you look at Winstons tacticals description of Molle kit, it has been cut and pasted direct from Wikipedia, and just changed the odd word.

This clown can not be making his own kit, its just imported as he cant know enough about Molle to make it if he is just cut and pasting it.

If you look at his Modular Battle belt, it says no Yoke is needed, this idea has trialled many times and for a Man to carry any sort of weight, it has to be shoulder carried. A belt may work fine for light loads but not with full webbing packed.

This is a potentially dangerous set up to be used operationally.
 
#9
Agreed, the belt wouldn't be a substitute for webbing, but it would probably take a couple of mag pouches, frag pouches and first aid pouch.

I don't think it's imported kit. It does look custom-made, plus the seller's got some pretty good feedback (for the record - I am not the seller!!).
 
#11
Bulle is good kit but its not irr. if you've got the money id go for blackhawk. Ive got one of those winson belt there well made and very comfy i must admit i do use a yoke and only carry ammo, water and a brew kit.
 
#14
Does anyone think the Vanguard Molle belt is worth getting, I have had Vanguard kit before and its been top quality, I am not quite sure how the Yoke attaches to the belt kit from that advert, I did manage to finf the under Armour Yoke on ebay. Seems like some people are buying it.
 
#15
Hi all, just joined and this is my first post. If I should post an intro elsewhere then apologies to the moderators!!
I make the gear for my EBay shop Winston Tactical Nylon.
A few words about me.
I'm ex infantry NCO from the 70s and early 80s. Carried 7.62 as well as 5.56 - (Before SA80). Wore some of the first ceramic body armour and saw it work close up over the water. Been making gear for about four years. I have very specific views about equipment carriage with body armour and my "stuff" reflects this.
This is part time at the moment but will be full time when I retire (at 50!) from my present job.
Cutting and pasting :D - Hell yes! might be lazy but it gets the job done - whoever wrote the Wiki page knows his MOLLE!
Anyhow, feel free to ask me any questions about my gear or any MOLLE based equipment.
PS All my materials apart from the DDPM Cordura is imported from the states; mainly because they have very specific "Mil Specs" on everything from thread to webbing.
 
#16
Fairly certain that this rig would have come from CQC in Barnstaple, think they designed it with herrick guys. check to see if it has the NSN 8415-99-461-4932 if so it is theirs.There was a user guide issued with this rig
 
#17
Blackhawk is top quality tactical but you do pay for it

lads in unit have used BULLE and were happy with it for the cost but most if not all tems were non IRR

CQC is good and lasted well in Afghan last year from what I saw
 
#18
Boris3098 said:
Hi all, just joined and this is my first post. If I should post an intro elsewhere then apologies to the moderators!!
I make the gear for my EBay shop Winston Tactical Nylon.
A few words about me.
I'm ex infantry NCO from the 70s and early 80s. Carried 7.62 as well as 5.56 - (Before SA80). Wore some of the first ceramic body armour and saw it work close up over the water. Been making gear for about four years. I have very specific views about equipment carriage with body armour and my "stuff" reflects this.
This is part time at the moment but will be full time when I retire (at 50!) from my present job.
Cutting and pasting :D - Hell yes! might be lazy but it gets the job done - whoever wrote the Wiki page knows his MOLLE!
Anyhow, feel free to ask me any questions about my gear or any MOLLE based equipment.
PS All my materials apart from the DDPM Cordura is imported from the states; mainly because they have very specific "Mil Specs" on everything from thread to webbing.
I've got a mate that used one of Boris' 'Battle Belts' in Afghanistan last year and he said it was definitely worth the money spent.
 
#19
UkTac for the gear. Failing that, using your issued molle assault vest, take off pouches you think youll use, and put em on your Osprey.
Issue kit is good enough, no point paying a couple of hundred quid for what your going to get from your QM's.

Also, if you can order from America and have time before your tour:
Ops Gear

Use the vest builder, and custom make your gear. Can choose what you need, either plate carrier, chest rig etc, and then go on for specific role, such as UGL, LMG gunner, team medic etc
 
#20
i bought a chest rig for herrick and never really used it,

it was far to bulky for use with osprey, instead i used belt kit found it far better than a chest rig or man bag
 
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