|June 21st, 2018, 10:25||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sarnia, Ontario
I like the belt setup for skirmishes. You are faster, lighter and won't die to over heating on those warm days.
I run both for milsim games. PC holds 6+1 and belt holds 1 (thinking of making it 2 soon) plus 1 pistol mag pouch.
Seems to work for me, and often I don't even get to use all 8 (or 9 with the one in the gun) before having a chance to reload at base.
Play around with it, start small. Work from there.
|January 2nd, 2019, 11:36||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: GTA Ontario
Distributing the weight across my body helped immensely
|January 2nd, 2019, 13:01||#20|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Start with a good, stiff belt and build from there; but if you're going to carry a ton of stuff, then invest in good 2nd line gear to help distribute the load properly.
I'm a big fan of velcro inner/outer setups myself, and both of my Pekan Wiski (1st and 2nd gen) have treated me very well and held up to a lot of use with no signs of wear yet. If you're more partial to the battle belt style setup, then I'd steer you toward an HSGI suregrip belt, as I've had great luck with those too.
As far as a carrier goes, the sky is the limit; it all depends on how much crap you plan on hanging off it, and what your budget is.
When I first started out shooting, I ran a Ferro Concepts slickster with Spiritus chassis that served me very well. After getting more into/more invested in shooting, I upgraded to a Crye AVS.
One thing I will say if you're going to use a carrier/chest rig for airsoft; unless you're going to run plates in them, stay away from the Esstac KYWI rifle mag pouches; they're so tight that without some weight to hold it down, your entire carrier will lift up when you try to pull a mag
YMMV for airsoft, but for reference, my setup for real steel shooting is:
1st line- Pekan Wiski Belt
-2x Esstac KYWI pistol mag pouches (the best, IMO)
-1x Esstac KYWI tall M4 rifle mag w/shotgun loops
-1x HSGI Taco pistol mag pouch
-1x HSGI Taco pistol mag pouch (old style w/ flap)
-Safarliand 6354DO on a mid drop QLS fork
2nd Line- Crye AVS
-1x Crye front molle panel
-1x Esstac KYWI Triple M4 mag
-2x HSGI single pistol taco
-1x BFG small admin pouch
-1x Ferro concepts dangler
-1x HSGI m4/pistol taco
-1x Tyr flashbang pouch
-1x Crye MBITR pouch
-1x Ferro FCPC back panel
-1x Persec TQ holder