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Old September 14th, 2012, 21:17   #46
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When you are at Army Issue, take a serious look at the chest rigs and try them out. You got to be comfortable when you play and the rig will make a difference.

I made the biggest mistake a few years ago on a $70 chess rig that suppose to be good value because it had every pouch on it, M4, AK, pistol, radio, admin pouches and plate carrier. I hated it because every pouch was in a spot I didn't like and not removable.

Get a basic empty molle chest rig and you can customize it for any game.

I have the OPS chest rig. http://www.condoroutdoor.com/opschestrig.aspx

My friends went with OPS and other went with the modular chest rig. http://www.condoroutdoor.com/cs_modular_chest_set.aspx

I like mine because on a hot day, I can run light without a plate carrier. For CQB, I set up for M4 and pistol mags. For big games, I add my gps/radio pouch and hydration, and extra mag pouches. Unlimited possibilities with the OPS.

By the way, the Condor is just fine. Had mine for years. The only thing about it are the stitching that fails, but you can always restitch it back. I have yet to have the fabric fail. For the money, it is good value. Pantac is also good.

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Old September 14th, 2012, 22:37   #47
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in all honesty, mo' molle means mo' heat. A preconfigured rig will be a lot more light weight since the molle webbing and strapping adds a lot of layers and weight.... if you run an m4, that's something to consider, you can get hooked up with a preconfig rig pretty quick and a lot cheaper than a full molle custom rig...

Draw back is that it's a preconfigured rig and you don't have a lot of customizing options if you want to change loadouts.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 22:55   #48
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The Condor OPS rig is very light and has web meshing on the inside to keep you cool.

I had this for a year and love it. And being able to customize it is a big plus.

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Old September 14th, 2012, 23:51   #49
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I have the condor crossdraw rig. It's light, messed (very breathable), it holds your sidearm holster right too it and has 4 pouches for extra sidearm mags. It also has 4 pouches for your primary mags but just be careful because i originally had a G36C and the nubs on the mag would get caught in the pouches, plus it comes with a duty belt that is detachable and also carries 2 sidearm mags.. It came to about $75 ish.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 00:13   #50
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I have the condor crossdraw rig. It's light, messed (very breathable), it holds your sidearm holster right too it and has 4 pouches for extra sidearm mags. It also has 4 pouches for your primary mags but just be careful because i originally had a G36C and the nubs on the mag would get caught in the pouches, plus it comes with a duty belt that is detachable and also carries 2 sidearm mags.. It came to about $75 ish.
As an added bonus it helps you lose mags on the field like no tomorrow. I've seen guys loose $300 pistols right out of the integrated floppy holster.

Go modular. Start small. Figure out what works for you and what doesn't. Molle gives you that flexibility.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 00:37   #51
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I use this Condor holster. Never lost a pistol. It has double retention; elastic and strap.

And did I say Molle for customization.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 01:16   #52
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Those modular, "all in one" vests, of which Condor makes several, while appealing to the average newbie (I know, i was one a short time ago) as a 'start-out' rig with the variety of pouches offered, are actually quite limited in their wearability/suitability as a skirmishable load bearing vest. Sometimes things can be a too much of a compromise in the name of "all-in-one", to be expected to do anything particularly well.

Number 1 on my bitch list - mesh or not, if it's real tight fitting, especially a zip up vest style, it gets F'in hot and sweaty in anything higher than 20 degrees C. days. It can also restrict upper body movement to a certain degree. I started out with the Condor "Modular Style Vest + 8 Pouches" version. Half the pouches, i removed from the start, and others were bought. Money, in hind-sight, wasted - I should have just gotten bare, and built from there, on a platform that is more comfortable and versatile.

This vest is no longer used at this time - it's pretty much useless to me at the moment, unless I'd assume a "police" impression. Given that i have had time now to observe what others are using, and what style/design is being used on the field. I decided to try something else other than a vest style, and i am glad i did. Some of the removable, Molle pouches from the vest continue to be used elsewhere, so it isn't a total loss.

I switched over to a Condor "modular chest set" recently. So far, i find it far more comfortable and flexible, for a M4/M203 load-out.

I also use a Condor battle-belt and suspenders combo, for a lighter-weight Mp5 or M14 load-out, when it is really darn hot out there.

Both setups combine camel-back water carriers. Hydration capable basic load-outs are vital to your health and happiness on the field, especially when it is hot, and you are working up a sweat.

You can certainly go more expensive, exotic, or just plain go to Condor's competitors.. there is likely better out there - but i for one am satisfied with Condor's quality, given the price point, and my experience so far of Condor products for air-soft use.

This all based on my past years experience. Do take with a pinch of salt, your experience may vary, yada yada yada..
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:43   #53
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