Soldier Systems
GORE Military
Categories About Us EmailArchives Home Tactical Fanboy Soldier Sytems Home

Archive for the ‘Load Carrying’ Category

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Padded Split Front Recce Rig, 6/12

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This week we are taking a look at the FirstSpear Recce Rig. I’ve got to say that I am a big fan of Chest rigs having used an Arktis Model 42 Rig while stationed in 3ID LRS back in the late 80s and later wearing an Eagle SF30 AK rig in Haiti in the mid-90s while on a SOT-A in 3rd Group. Something neither of those designs offered was modularity. The Padded Split Front Recce Rig, 6/12 moves the load from the waist up unto the chest on 6/9 body panels that ride left and right and accept PALS and 6/9 equipped pouches meaning you can completely customize your load.


The split-front front closes via two short TUBES attachments and incorporates a Velcro closure on the sides allowing you to stash needed items inside the body of the rig. The padded shoulder harness features a flat, H-style cross piece at the rear for comfort. The rear of the waist is held fast via a simple, 1″ webbing strap that is releasable and adjustable at either end.


Berry compliant and offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

Advanced Holster – Snatch N’ Grab Modular Loadout Panel

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


The Snatch N’ Grab is a low-profile modular loadout panel designed to be compatible with most commercial day packs on the market today. Made from flame retardant (UL94-V0) ABS plastic, the Snatch N’ Grab measures 16″ x 10″ with a 2.3″ bottom flange. The rigid construction means it won’t slump inside your pack, and the nylon handle allows you to ‘snatch and grab’ the panel. Rounded edges prevent frayed webbing and material.


The Snatch N’ Grab features multiple PALS-compatible slots to allow you to customize your load. It also can be configured to fasten to the front or rear of a vehicle seat.

The Snatch N’ Grab is truly something we’ve all been waiting for. It gives the user the ability to go to an area, obtain a commercial day pack from a retailer or market, and outfit themselves with necessary kit in a low-profile configuration.

Available for pre-order with an expected ship date of late May/early June.

Look for additional models designed to fit attaché cases.–Grab

Darley Defense Days – MMI Outdoor

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


Developed using input from SOF customers, MMI’s RD Dump Pouch is made from 330D Cordura and Tweave stretch fabric. It utilizes MMI’s proprietary, fast opening RD – Rapid Deployment technology, and is designed for one hand operation – opening and closing. Holds up to six 30-round 5.56 magazines, with an elastic retention flap that keeps the contents from spilling out during use. Additionally, the elastic retention flap is field repairable.

Available in Coyote, MultiCam, AOR1, and AOR2.

Blue Force Gear – PLATEminus 2 Overview And Pre-Order

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Blue Force Gear took all the feedback from beta testing and customers of the original PLATEminus to create the updated PLATEminus V2. The PLATE 2 includes the two most requested features of the original PLATE: side plate pockets and a cummerbund.

The side plates are fully enclosed with a unique and effective double fold. The front of the side plate pockets are MOLLE compatible for attaching additional pouches.

The cummerbund is fully adjustable and features Ten-Speed elastic. The length is adjustable by the back panel and side plate pockets. PLATE 2 ships with a standard 2-cell cummerbund which works with chest sizes 38″-45″, but can also be combined with the LMAC Side Closures for smaller or larger sizes.

Available for pre-order. Estimated shipping is mid-May.

Darley Defense Days – Tactical Tailor/Grey Ghost Gear

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Grey Ghost Gear has introduced a line of Kydex to their site from Orange Diamond Concealment. Seen above is a Velcro hook backed AR magazine carrier. You may notice the distinctive diamond shape molded into all of these products. That and the Orange Diamond name hail the WWII Ranger insignia. Orange Diamond Concealment also offers a variety of holsters.

You may notice that it’s attached to a Tactical Tailor MBAV Low Viz Carrier in Wolf Grey.

Darley Defense Days – Hardpoint Technologies

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


The Hardpoint HL Tactical Equipment Belt is a two-belt system designed for everyday wear. The simple, hook and loop inner belt is a low profile affair designed to keep your pants up and help lock the outer belt in place when worn.


The outer belt incorporates full mil-spec hardware and construction and is lined with pile tape in order to mate with the inner belt. It can easily be donned and doffed as needed and locks everything in place. The running end is stitched in multiple places so that you can cut it to size without it unraveling.


They’ve also integrated webbing to accommodate PALS pouches as well as soft loops front and rear.


Hardpoint Technologies LLC is located in Fayetteville and owned by a Retired SF Vet. They build a variety of innovative, Berry compliant products.

These belts are on special today and tomorrow for $90.

TYR Tactical – Panoramic Ground Night Vision Goggle Pouch

Monday, April 14th, 2014

This is the only pouch I’ve seen on the market for the Panoramic Ground Night Vision Goggle.


The TYR Tactical Panoramic Ground Night Vision Goggle Pouch (TYR-CM216) is designed to securely store panoramic NVGs. Made from TYR’s proprietary Pluma Vires hybrid 500D Cordura nylon/200D Kevlar material, the CM216 features reinforced padded walls and a center support insert which protects the goggles when stored. A front buckle closure and cinched top keeps goggles secure and upright. The pouch can be attached to PALS webbing either horizontally, or vertically using an optional MOLLE adapter.

Available in MultiCam and Coyote Brown.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 3 New Mag Pockets

Friday, April 11th, 2014

This week, we’ll focus on three new magazine carriers from FirstSpear, the Hybrid 5.56 Mag Shingle, Extended Pistol Mag, and Pistol Shingle 3 Mag.

Hybrid 5.56 Mag Shingle


The Hybrid 5.56 Mag Shingle offers 3 sections that integrate many preferred security and concealment features into one design including a single magazine speed reload pouch on one end. Intended for a Speed Reload on the Shooters left or right, it also features a pistol mag pocket that can be secured with the FS Standard Speed Tab or with a supplied full flap. This pocket allows the Shooter to comfortably transport 5 x 30 round 5.56 magazines and one pistol magazine. This pocket is available with the Speed Reload / Pistol Pocket arranged on the Shooters Left or Right as you can see below.

Extended Pistol Mag


This pocket is for extended double column 9, 40 & 45 pistol magazines. A full hook & loop flap provides security and a Mil-Spec elastic webbing panel provides additional tension. Many popular handheld 2 & 3 cell SureFire handheld combat lights will also fit this pocket.

Pistol Shingle 3 Mag


The pistol shingle accommodates magazines for most popular single and double (9 & 40) stack side-arms. This pocket can be set by you the User for the FirstSpear Speed Tab security cord or a full Velcro flap closure. Additional Mil-Spec elastic tension holds mags even when security tab or flap isn’t in place.

All are available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam with 6/9 or 6/12 attachments.

Grey Ghost Gear – Paladin Belt

Friday, April 4th, 2014


The Paladin Belt from Grey Ghost Gear is constructed rom two layers of heavy duty mil-spec webbing, 1 3/4″ thick. It’ll fit through military issue BDU and most standard belt loops. Channels sewn into the the body allow for the attachment of standard modular pouches. The Paladin also features an AustriAlpin Cobra Buckle, machined from 7075 aluminum alloy with a solid brass and stainless steel internal release mechanism, frame tested to 9kN.

The Paladin is available in Black, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam.

Mini Kit MK-7 In A-TACS AU

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

This is an announcement from PredatorBDU regarding the availability of 20DollarBandit’s Mini Kit MK-7 in A-TACS AU.

A-TACS AU Mini Cactus Patch

We are excited to announce that PredatorBDU will be offering the Mini Kit MK-7 EXCLUSIVE in A-TACS AU!

We have been big fans of 20DollarBandit Mini Kit MK-7 since we first saw it on Kickstarter. In case this is your first time seeing the MK-7 it is a Custom 5.5″ x 5.5″ pouch designed to hold small pieces of gear and fit into your cargo pocket, EDC backpack, automobile glove box or bug out bag. The inside of the pouch provides tons of organizational space giving you endless options for stowing gear such as knives, cash or cards, chem lights, smart phones, flashlights or headlamps, compass, paracord, maps, multi-tools, fire starters, first aid kits, pens, notepads, and just about anything else that you would normally find loose in your cargo pocket.

A-TACS AU Mini Cactus

The Mini Kit MK-7 is small, modular and works great as an EDC cargo pocket organizer for everyday carry. The Mini Kit MK-7 does not require fine motor skills to open under stress as there are no zippers and the clamshell design allows you to add as much gear as you want to the pouch without having to worry about it closing. If you have a few MK-7’s then you could modularize your EDC and simply grab the MK-7 appropriate for the day’s activities and go.

The Mini Kit MK-7 is manufactured 100% in the USA by Ares Armor using 1000D Nylon. Eric (20$Bandit) spent a good deal of time working with Ares Armor over the last two years on the design of the pouch. The MK-7 indicates it is the 7th prototype created with a plethora of field testing along the way to perfect the final production model. If you are interested in the history of the pouch you can check out Eric’s YouTube video below for his Kickstarter Campaign.

The interior the Mini Kit MK-7 features two large pockets with one pocket having a clear plastic window for visibility. There are three double-layered reinforced bungee loops with 2″ bungee at the base and 1″ bungee on top creating multiple retention options for your tools and kit. A retention pouch at the base holds any extended length tools from sliding out of the pouch. There is also an ITW Plastic D-Ring for retention that lays flat within the pouch when closed, this stops the D-ring from hanging-up as you remove it from your cargo pocket. On the exterior there is a strip of Velcro loop for nametape, ID, or other morale patches. The 1” bungee retention strap pulls over the pouch once closed to retain all of your gear.

Mini Kit Interior Packed Desert

In addition to the Mini Kit MK-7, we are offering the optional Mini Medic pouch, designed by 20$Bandit to fit in the clear plastic pocket of the Mini Kit MK-7. It comes in watertight re-sealable bag from Loksak and contains a comprehensive “bobo” style first aid kit. This is a great add-on for those that want to outfit their Mini Kit with a robust first aid kit right out of the box. The Mini Medic kit comes complete with Personal Anti-Microbial wipes x 4, one roll of .5″ adhesive tape, Burn Jel 3.5 g x 2, Moleskin x 2, Oval Eye Pad, Wound Closure Strips .25″ by 4″, Sheer Strips 1″ by 3″ x 10, Sterile Gauze Pad 3″ by 3″ x 4, Knuckle Bandages x 5, Hydrocortizone 1% Creme 1.5 g x 2, Mylar Space Blanket, and Triple Antibiotic Ointment, .9 g x 2.

Mini Kit with Mini Medic

You can order the Mini Kit MK-7 in A-TACS AU Camo at with the Mini Medic available as an add-on item.