The Idea Isn’t Necassarily New, But The Implementation Is – Molly Stix

When National Molding sent us info on the Molly Stix earlier this week, my first thought was, “Yes, I see what you’ve done here.”

According to National Molding:
Molly Stixs are easily woven between the webbing and with a simple flip of the top latch they are locked in place. Molly Stixs secure and stabilize the accessory onto the pack or armor and when in comes time to remove the item a quick flip of the locking tab or tug on the optional lanyard and the item if few in seconds. Two or more can be linked together with para-cord and released in unison

The idea is simple, it’s just that nobody has done it yet, at least specifically for PALS. The first time I saw something like this on a tactical product was in the early 80s. The Lowe Alpine Systems LOCO pack had a removable rappelling harness waist belt. It was held in place on the pack with a tethered, rubber-coated aluminum bar that was inserted between webbing. Two pieces were on the pack and the third piece was the weight bearing portion of the waist belt strap. It worked and this will too.


8 Responses to “The Idea Isn’t Necassarily New, But The Implementation Is – Molly Stix”

  1. 3P0 says:

    It’s nice, but looks STRIKE-ingly similar to the Blackhawk ‘Speed Clips.’,74,58.htm In fact, essentially looks like a one-sided speed clip with a slightly different clipping mechanism.

  2. Andy says:

    I’m VERY happy to see an alternative to the Malice clip but faster and the Blackhawk Speed clip but by a GOOD company. 🙂

  3. Tim L. says:

    Malice clips require a tool to be removed. According tom the article, these do not require any tools.

  4. I see what you mean but... says:

    This is nothing like a MALICE clip which stays woven into the pouch. This looks like it could easily be lost.

  5. Mark says:

    Great idea. Adds another layer of modularity. Malice Clips are great for keeping an item on your kit, this adds a quick detach/attach ability. Malice Clips are made by Tactical Tailor.

  6. Mac says:

    Is this going to be another damp squib?

    The BHI speed clips dont work very well as the PALS on the rear of the pouch dont lend themselves to this concept. I believe the PALS layout needs to be continuous as on the Emdom and TT gear otherwise the top of the pouch “flaps” slightly or the pouch ends up mounted 1 inch lower than its designed to. Threw away all of my BHI speed clip pouches because of this.

  7. James says:

    does not look like it would replace all MOLLE or PALs mounted items but certainly a slick way to mount pouches or other items you need to remove quickly… more options