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SHOT Show 17 – Snake Eater Tactical 

Awhile back we posted a preview of Snake Eater Tactical’s rifle plate carrier and its unique grid mounting system.

Although he came up with the grid concept right away, over the past two years, Inventor Chris Calvert has refined the design of the plate carrier to give it a proper platform. They are using Whiskey 24’s Acronym laminate which is plenty strong for this application.

The idea of using 550 cord to attach pouches to a platform is foreign to many SSD readers because it went out of fashion before the war. You have to consider, the Grid system was designed specifically for use with 550 cord, unlike using parachute cord to attach a pouch to PALS which has a lot of wiggle room for the cord to move around. However, Snake Eater has moved beyond just 550 and has also used shock cord, for some applications, which can be used to hold items like tourniquets and chemical lights.

They’ve also introduced a Velcro panel to the front in order to attach cummerbunds or their magazine carrier panel as well as those from other vendors. 

As a complimentary feature they’ve offered loops to accept G-hooks or SR buckles. The loops can be tucked in when not in use.

The inside of the carrier uses four-way stretch and will accept Medium – XLarge SAPI cut plates so you don’t need sized carriers.



7 Responses to “SHOT Show 17 – Snake Eater Tactical ”

  1. straps says:

    “The idea of using 550 cord to attach pouches to a platform is foreign to many SSD readers because it went out of fashion before the war.”

    Because all us old fahts used zip ties…

  2. Dellis says:

    If nothing else, high points for modularity!

  3. LCSO264 says:

    Snake Eater Tactical is a great company. I don’t know anything about this new plate carrier, but I use their pistol and rifle size “Burro” pouches for all sorts of applications. They are a great product, extremely well made, and very versatile. I wear three of the pistol sized pouches daily, I have one double pistol pouch; which I carry two spare magazines in. I have a third single pistol size pouch that I carry a Surefire 6P in. very comfortable to wear all day everyday, and they keep my gear right were I like it. Like I said, I have the rifle size too, not only does it accommodate a variety of rifle magazines, I’ve found other items fit nicely in it as well; small portable radio (2-way), Tazer X26, etc….

    Anyway, a solid company, which is local to me, and veteran owned/run I believe.

  4. STEPAN1983 says:

    FROG.PRO made it better. Just standart lasercut PALS with round holes in the “webbing”. No need to use friggin paracord when you already have attachment on your pouch

    • lcso264 says:

      although I don’t know about doing it better, again I know nothing about Snake Eaters plate carrier other than what SSD posted, I have to thank you (Stepan1983) for introducing me to FROG.PRO. I had never heard of them, and I find their product line very impressive, even if it isn’t made in the US…..

  5. Lasse says:

    They still haven’t shown a good setup with diagonal pouches or anything other than “on-grid” setups. So the question remains why?

  6. lcso264 says:

    I just came across this, for what it is worth?