Seeking advice on simple chest rig

Discussion in 'AR Forum' started by B81, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I would like to get a simple chest rig for carrying AR mags.

    I'm just a weekend warrior, not a professional. It just needs to be good enough for local matches and intro carbine classes. It really just needs to carry mags. I don't need a plate carrier.

    The other option is to setup a battle belt. However, I've read that its difficult to carry more than a couple AR mags on those and still have room for pistol stuff.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. GIJoke

    GIJoke A meat popsicle I am

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    Aug 28, 2018
    511 or AR500 Armor - AR500 has 38% off carriers...that you don’t need...
     
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  3. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    Honestly, I would just run a couple of blade tech ar pouches on a heavy duty tactical belt.
     
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  4. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    ^^ For local matches this is realistic.

    I have a Mayflower I carry in vehicles security box. It's a well thought out system that's "stand alone" or zips/snaps to a PC.
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  5. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Are you talking 3-gun? Does your local club really puts out matches where you need that much rifle ammo for a single stage?

    I’ve seen chest rigs for shotgun shells at a local match.
     
  6. DPVY

    DPVY Well-Known Member

    413
    Dec 1, 2017
    I run a Shellback Tactical Banshee. It is small, lightweight, durable, and has a ton of options for MOLLE and storage.

    I have been very impressed with it over the last six years.
     
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  7. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    I really like this chest rig ! :)

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  8. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    ^^^^^^ Simple …. Yet , attractive ! :)
     
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  9. Wake27

    Wake27 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Mayflower/Velocity stuff is awesome and if the price is doable, it won’t disappoint. I have two chest rigs, two plate carriers, two sets of front and back soft armor, cummerbund soft armor, and a set of front and back plates, plus some other pouches and several of their shirts. That being said, for a cheaper option, I like the SKD PIG UCR.


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  10. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Did you find something useable or still hunting around?
     
  11. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I haven't bought anything yet. I got distracted by other things. But, I do need to pick something up.
     
  12. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 20, 2018
    For a class, I'd suggest you get some mag carriers and throw them on a solid belt. Three of them, and keep one mag loose. Makes for easier reloads. At my age, I have learned the hard way the value of a dump pouch so you don't have to keep bending over to pick up empty mags. I prefer a battle belt in carbine classes.
     
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  13. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    I would think a Battle Belt and what ever carriers you need for matches or training or USGI LBV and again pick up what ever carriers you need including holster and pistol mags.

    I have an Arktis Chest rig around here somewhere that is great for packing say 8 30 round mags and other gear on the side but no way to pack a sidearm. Going Prone you are laying on the mags hence you exposed.....also a bitch to get on and off.

    I have something like this around here as well.....Little more versatile but the pouches are just there so you will need to make due with the available real estate.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Arktis-LBV...h=item3fb7dfec72:g:HW0AAOSwqoxcRple:rk:1:pf:1

    I believe the above should have a pocket to carry a pistol inside a zippers compartment if it is like another I have.

    Karsten
     
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  14. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    593
    Dec 20, 2018
    Battle belts are a mess if you have use them in a vehicle, that's where a plate carrier with mag pouches shines. But for most training, you won't be in/out of vehicles and battle belts are awesome.I use a harness with mine and make it very comfortable. I use Taco style mags that allow me to carry multiple AR and handgun mags, a blow out kit, holster, and dump pouch, which I attach to the mag pouches at my leg, not behind, easy to dump empties in it quickly.
     
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  15. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Pew pew, PM inbound.
     
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