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#1 StealthTaskForce

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

Alright so sometime in the near future, I plan on buying a new tactical vest. The two that I have just feel too restrictive. I dont want a bunch of stuff on my sides where my arms sit cuz I like laying them flat. Im looking at a vest now, http://www.evike.com/products/44332/ but I dont know how small this gets. Im only 16 and about 130 pounds, and a peeve I have is my vests being too big and moving. I like for them to be tight so they dont shift around when I run (which I do a lot of). If anyone has this and doesnt think it will be small enough to fit me, do any of you have suggestions? I don't really want to spend more than $40 or $50, so I know my options are limited. If you think a chest rig may be the way to go instead of a full on vest, any suggestions?

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

Highly suggest a Chest Rig.
If you go with a Molle Type vest, I suggest to get something that is based off of actual military Load-outs, not something deigned by an airsoft company for playing airsoft.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

What brand should I go with? Ive seen a couple chest rigs, but only a couple. Ive never seriously looked into it. Im guessing I should start that?

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

You can't beat these for the money:
Condor Tactical Seven Pocket Chest Rig
http://www.evike.com/products/29656/
They hold everything and then some.
I have 4 of them, in different camo colors.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:04 PM

Alright thanks. I was looking at the Gen 5's cuz I like the MOLLE.

Theres this one: http://www.evike.com/products/38550/

And then what confuses me,s they have the EXACT same vest, for almost twice as much because they put A-TACS in the name: http://www.evike.com/products/45536/

Would somebody enlighten me and explain the difference, if they can?

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:18 AM

I think the first question should be. Is what do you carry in your vest when you play? And what do you want to carry in the new one? With this information we can better help you find the right vest for you.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

Recently I just traded some mags with my friend, 3 pistols for 3 Hi-Caps because he sold his M4 and had no use for them. So I now have a total of 6 mags, and if possible I would like to have a pistol holster on the MOLLE. I'm ordering some Kydex soon so I was going to make my own holster for my USP Compact. Other than that, I dont really have much of anything else that I need to carry. So thats why Im thinking bare minimum.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

IMO I prefer PC's, if you want it cheap go for a Condor
I have this:
http://www.airsoftgi...roducts_id=2692
If you want something that'll last and is real I suggest this:
http://www.skdtac.co...r-p/shb.125.htm

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

This one meet all of you requirements and it won't break the bank. http://www.evike.com/products/43167/

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

I agree with Acorn on this one. I prefer PC's. More MOLLE space and way more tacticool. I personally have a CIRAS style that's pretty decent, but I'm not really a fan of the elastic cumberbund. After doing a lot of research, I decided the PC for me is the Flyye Industries 6094a, a model of the LBT 6094a. It's a little more on the pricey side, but well worth it. I believe it's $109 on Airsplat. And just a heads up from personal experience, the less you pay the worse your PALS will be. PALS is the webbing that makes up MOLLE. If you buy cheap, the PALS stitching won't line up and you'll find it hard to put everything exactly where you want it.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

View PostPyro_Buster, on 04 May 2014 - 06:17 PM, said:

I agree with Acorn on this one. I prefer PC's. More MOLLE space and way more tacticool. I personally have a CIRAS style that's pretty decent, but I'm not really a fan of the elastic cumberbund. After doing a lot of research, I decided the PC for me is the Flyye Industries 6094a, a model of the LBT 6094a. It's a little more on the pricey side, but well worth it. I believe it's $109 on Airsplat. And just a heads up from personal experience, the less you pay the worse your PALS will be. PALS is the webbing that makes up MOLLE. If you buy cheap, the PALS stitching won't line up and you'll find it hard to put everything exactly where you want it.
So then is Condor a good brand to be looking at? Or should I be looking at 5.11 and spend the extra couple bucks to make sure everything lines up right? From what Ive heard I thought Condor was good stuff for the money so thats why I was leaning more towards it. Why spend more when another brand cheaper works just as well right? Lol

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

View PostStealthTaskForce, on 04 May 2014 - 06:25 PM, said:

So then is Condor a good brand to be looking at? Or should I be looking at 5.11 and spend the extra couple bucks to make sure everything lines up right? From what Ive heard I thought Condor was good stuff for the money so thats why I was leaning more towards it. Why spend more when another brand cheaper works just as well right? Lol

I have a Condor and the PALS is decent, but not perfect. About as good as the CIRAS I bought from Weapon Blender. But from what I hear, FLYYE's PALS is near perfect. And a lot of guys say it holds up just as well as their real steal stuff. That's another thing to think about. My Condor chest rig ripped. I was able to patch it back up, but it's something to consider depending on how hard you play.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

I'm not usually all that rough on my gear, so I think it should be fine. And as long as the PALS webbing lines up enough for me to attach what I want to the vest. Probably just gonna be a couple pistol mag pouches and then a pistol holster if possible.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

If you're looking for cheap, high quality, light, and highly adjustable, I would recommend one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item45feab4e06

I've been using mine for quite a while, and it's held up great. Supposedly you can fit 6 M4 mags in the pouches, but I can only get one KWA K120 in each of the double mag pouches, making four on the vest. But, I carry 6 magazines on the field, so I just added a cheap MOLLE mag pouch to the belt that attaches to the vest. I also have my pistol holster on the belt, which is great because it puts the weight of it on my shoulders, not the waist of my pants.

Also, I weigh around 140, and this vest fits me very well, with plenty of room to adjust it to be even smaller if I needed to. And down here in Florida, it doesn't get too hot. I notice you're in Tampa; are you planning on coming out to DV8 this weekend?

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

I use this one.
http://stores.allegh...r-woodland-sds/
I also got 4 double mag pouches from there.
http://stores.allegh...lent-condition/
They will hold two kwa mags but it is tight.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostEman Resu, on 05 May 2014 - 10:49 AM, said:

If you're looking for cheap, high quality, light, and highly adjustable, I would recommend one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item45feab4e06

I've been using mine for quite a while, and it's held up great. Supposedly you can fit 6 M4 mags in the pouches, but I can only get one KWA K120 in each of the double mag pouches, making four on the vest. But, I carry 6 magazines on the field, so I just added a cheap MOLLE mag pouch to the belt that attaches to the vest. I also have my pistol holster on the belt, which is great because it puts the weight of it on my shoulders, not the waist of my pants.

Also, I weigh around 140, and this vest fits me very well, with plenty of room to adjust it to be even smaller if I needed to. And down here in Florida, it doesn't get too hot. I notice you're in Tampa; are you planning on coming out to DV8 this weekend?
I'm not going this weekend. I want to soon, but my school's prom is this Saturday me and my girlfriend are making a day of just hanging out at my house. How often does DV8 have games set up? Every weekend? Or do they just schedule a few massive games once every couple weeks?

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

Condor is a very good company for airsoft purposes.  I recommend them.  I play through thorns quite often and haven't had problems with tearing.  I've been using condor vests and belts ever since day 1 of owning an AEG lol.  Good stuff.

I'm 165, 6'3, and 16 as well... I recommend NOT using chest rigs unless you're a bigger guy.  Even while having a swimmer's upper body, they are just too loose on me.  Vests can usually be adjusted tight enough, and plate carriers are even better because you can put cut up towels around the plates to make it more comfortable/fit better, or even just towels.  I use the towels+plates, and those plates saved my ribs once so I'm sticking with em (ran into a tree, long story, look at the injury thread lol).

One thing I would watch out for with Condor, they tend to make their vests and things come together in the front, leaving loose flaps or something where molle is.  If having your mags bounce around drives you bats**t crazy like me, this will be a problem.  And if you use an LM4 like myself, forget it.  The mags are heavier than real loaded mags believe it or not.  I keep most mags on my weak side or up by my chest because of my teams search and destroy strategies.  I'm always on the left side of doors or at the front so having them on the right is just not convenient.  I use the same carrier someone else here recomended shown in tan.  Here's a pic of my rig so you can see how it looks with some taco pouches and my g-code holster.  If anyone is curious the guns are (top) my SR10, (bottom) my LM4, (left) my M9.  KWA of course :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

The only thing that I dont really like about the PC's so far, is the lack of preexisting mag pouches.. And if I find one that has them, it generally isn't cheap. That's why of all this Im still looking at chest rigs because Ive found cheap ones with pouches already on there AND MOLLE on the rig as well for me to add more. So if anybody knows of any PC's with pouches less than probably $60, it would be appreciated.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

Condor is good for airsoft, otherwise I like stuff from SKDtac such as HSGI or the BOAR series, but those are expensive. I like PC's with removable cummerbunds (sides) and a back for hydration, and if you need more Molly space you could get a battle or HSGI war belt with suspenders that can go under your PC.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

Honestly just save up till you have 100$ and you could get a very descent MOLLE PC. with sewn in pouches, you're gonna regret it later because they're fixed and not movable.




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