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Posted: 5/25/2010 7:52:19 PM
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Anyone seen one of these first hand yet? They don't look too bad to maybe have as a spare rig for someone else or just a backup for yourself to keep in your vehicle or something for that price.

Just curious, from what I've seen Maxpedition gear holds up pretty well.

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Mini-Tactical-Chest-Rig-62p1457.htm
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Posted: 5/25/2010 10:18:03 PM
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I just saw that earlier today on their website. It looks nice, but I think I'll stick with other companies for chest rigs. Besides, I need to diversify my gear and not just buy Maxpedition stuff.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 10:21:29 PM
yup I've seen the maxpeditionized version @ SHOT this year, and another pre-production version in my basement, I sent one to Maxpedition for them to make and kept the other for a vehicle rig.

Yes, this was designed for the civvy market in mind with the goal being to minimize the rig to a half load. Looking at the big picture now and 15 years in the past, I saw no demonstrable case for a civilian user to carry more than 3 + 1 AR mags on a base platform. If you have found yourself in a situation where you needed more than the base load, then I'll submit that you took a "wrong turn"



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Posted: 5/26/2010 9:20:44 AM
Like I was saying, in my experience Maxpedition stuff holds up great and is well built. So a nice quality mini rig like this for that price seemed really nice.
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Posted: 5/26/2010 10:39:10 AM
It's basically a mini MAV with 3 permanent pouches?

The only up side I see is the price.
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Posted: 5/26/2010 2:08:43 PM
Originally Posted By tweeter:
It's basically a mini MAV with 3 permanent pouches?

The only up side I see is the price.


Looks like there are an additional couple of rows of molle webbing(?)

I dunno, figure a mini Mav is $40, $25 for a 3 mag pouch, seems like you are giving up flexibility to save $7. But I guess if you want a rig that already has 3 open top pouches on it then it would be good to go.

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Posted: 5/26/2010 11:09:27 PM
Originally Posted By tweeter:
It's basically a mini MAV with 3 permanent pouches?

The only up side I see is the price.


nope

its different item, it is a mini tactical chest rig, NOT a mini MAV,

don't confuse the masses more than they are
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Posted: 5/27/2010 2:22:22 PM
Originally Posted By eggrolly:
yup I've seen the maxpeditionized version @ SHOT this year, and another pre-production version in my basement, I sent one to Maxpedition for them to make and kept the other for a vehicle rig.

Yes, this was designed for the civvy market in mind with the goal being to minimize the rig to a half load. Looking at the big picture now and 15 years in the past, I saw no demonstrable case for a civilian user to carry more than 3 + 1 AR mags on a base platform. If you have found yourself in a situation where you needed more than the base load, then I'll submit that you took a "wrong turn"





+1 regarding the "wrong turn" notion.

So I guess the Monkey Stomper is too much with all of its pistol mags?
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Posted: 5/27/2010 2:25:33 PM
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In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror and murder, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had 500 years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock
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Posted: 5/27/2010 3:37:07 PM
5'10" and 210?

Sounds like someone needs more exercise.
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Posted: 5/27/2010 9:25:32 PM
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Originally Posted By eggrolly:
yup I've seen the maxpeditionized version @ SHOT this year, and another pre-production version in my basement, I sent one to Maxpedition for them to make and kept the other for a vehicle rig.

Yes, this was designed for the civvy market in mind with the goal being to minimize the rig to a half load. Looking at the big picture now and 15 years in the past, I saw no demonstrable case for a civilian user to carry more than 3 + 1 AR mags on a base platform. If you have found yourself in a situation where you needed more than the base load, then I'll submit that you took a "wrong turn"





+1 regarding the "wrong turn" notion.

So I guess the Monkey Stomper is too much with all of its pistol mags?


nah dude... rock out with your Monkey out!
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Posted: 5/27/2010 9:39:01 PM
What is the reason for the stacked pals webing?

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Posted: 5/27/2010 11:10:50 PM
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What is the reason for the stacked pals webing?



to satisfy that urge by some to stack more shtuff on a low profile rig
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Posted: 5/27/2010 11:29:31 PM
I'm wondering if standard Mil-Surp AK-47 30rd Steel magazines will fit. I'm looking for an affordable modernized version of the ChiCom Chest Rig.
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Posted: 5/28/2010 12:55:19 AM

Originally Posted By Tweightwee:
What is the reason for the stacked pals webing?


Looks Tactical?

Allows a little more flexibility in pouch placement...
Kinda like the staggered Webbing on the top front of the USMC MTV/SPC...



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Posted: 5/28/2010 3:20:05 AM
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
I'm wondering if standard Mil-Surp AK-47 30rd Steel magazines will fit. I'm looking for an affordable modernized version of the ChiCom Chest Rig.


For a rig designed for ARs I cannot guarantee that AK 762 mags will fit
theres better luck in 545 though, but again, not meant to support AK platform
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Posted: 5/28/2010 10:10:02 AM
Originally Posted By eggrolly:
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
I'm wondering if standard Mil-Surp AK-47 30rd Steel magazines will fit. I'm looking for an affordable modernized version of the ChiCom Chest Rig.


For a rig designed for ARs I cannot guarantee that AK 762 mags will fit
theres better luck in 545 though, but again, not meant to support AK platform


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Posted: 5/29/2010 1:09:15 AM
Hey uh I have a question. Is the guy wearing the rig in the above picture the same Chinese guy the built it?...........in China?