Get what ever you want, just hang it on the turret like they used to to give me something to shoot at please...... I miss them days.
Got to disagree with this, good webbing should spread the load, some on your shoulders some direct onto your hips. The human back is actually pretty poor at carrying weight.If it’s coming loose it’s the wrong size. It should be a snug fit, but not tight. Your back and shoulders are for carrying weight, not your belt.
Ask your mates in the unit. Good luck.
Hip pads are available through the system as well, all/most DPM PLCE is available in MTP & through the system, not seen issue bayonet frog yet though.Find an approachable cpl who has webbing that fits and looks like it is comfortable. Ask for help.
I'd also suggest using bungies or straps if needed to adjust the natural hand of the webbing.
The ONLY, yes ONLY piece of webbing I would advise a sprog to buy is a hip pad. Mostly as when I was a sprog and had a 26 inch waist, I couldn't get the pouches onto a belt that fitted properly (too many pouches and not enough waist). Adding the pad boosted my waist just enough and made them fit much better.
I am getting myself some extra pouches, mostly as I have only support arms scaling of issue and am now in a training unit (using the infantry model) as an instructor, and 1 ammo pouch pair doesn't cut it!
I’ll take pictures when I’m home but it’s the opposite side to that that is coming loose, and I was also told that the weight should be 50/50 on hips and shouldersI have dug my old webbing out of the shed. The belt length is held in place by metal hooks. Does your belt have them?
A photo speaks a thousand words.I’ll take pictures when I’m home but it’s the opposite side to that that is coming loose, and I was also told that the weight should be 50/50 on hips and shoulders
The buckle is assembled incorrectly. That label is on the inside of the belt, so should not be seen. This is the buckle on my Bergen:This is what keeps coming loose