Royal Marines Commando Moderator
- Jan 10, 2012
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This thread is right up my street... I don't understand blokes who aren't kit pests! They're stronger men than me...
I run with a battle belt and plate carrier too. 3x 5.56 compression pouches on the plate carrier with 2x 7.62 blueforce compression pouches over the top of those. I don't use sharpshooter or 417 much these days so just use the 7.62 ones to hold a portable battery pack for ATAK. Comms on the side, issued virtus daysack (the tiny one), 2x 5.56 magazines horizontal on the bottom rear of the carrier, drop down kangaroo pouch on the front for cyalumes, SSE, plasti cuffs etc...
Battle belt has 2x 9mm, 2x 5.56 which are actually in compressed 5.56 pouches inside the dump pouch (works really well, dump pouch from direct action gear), this is a massive space saver so then I've got a TQ and an IFAK, a small horizontal utility pouch with essential weapons cleaning kit in, 1x smoke, 1x frag, an esee neck knife and a pistol holster. Works a treat.
I also own some fjallravens and several coffee t shirts are you even a bootneck if you don't? This stuff should be issued.
As much as airsofters wind me up, they have actually done wonders for military kit, they're the main driving force behind a lot of kit innovations and improvements.
Webbing and a mossie net for the jungle, chest rig and a good set of gloves for Norway, plate carrier and a battle belt for anywhere else.
Christ you've got my juices flowing