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T.REX ARMS Releases the Ready Rig

Chest rigs have a long history of use, dating back to at least World War I. The tradition of individuals carrying extra munitions, tools, and supplies in rapid-access chest rigs has continued to this day, with both classic and modern versions widely used throughout the military world.

Today, T.REX ARMS is releasing the Ready Rig, a lightweight, low-vis chest rig designed and built for the modern citizen. Affordable, but American made. Slim and covert, but rugged enough for regular use. Comfortable, but stable. Highly adjustable, but functional right out of the box.

It’s designed around an X-harness system combined with an elastic cummerbund. The three front pockets carry 5.56/STANAG mags (with 7.62 and subgun variants coming in the future), with one small, medium, and large pocket on each of the two sides of the cummerbund for pistol mags, tools, medical kits, radios, and anything else you need to carry comfortably and accessibly.

It’s currently available in Ranger Green and Wolf Grey, with additional colors coming soon. We have designed the materials and construction around the compromised supply chains of 2020, in hopes of quick and dependable restocking after the initial sales surge.

T.REX ARMS is a family-owned company in Middle Tennessee, providing innovative Kydex holsters, nylon products, weapon accessories, medical supplies, and training aids.

16 Responses to “T.REX ARMS Releases the Ready Rig”

  1. Uh, I am confused. This gentleman said they have not seen this before but I can attest that Arktis created the M675 Covert CROPS Rig. Even the suspenders. Yah, so as you continue to covet other’s designs we should always pay homage to those that came before us. Nice try though guys, not trying to piss on your parade I just hate to see others take credit for another’s work. It has happened to us and it can be more than a little aggravating. We are dealing with a shady good for nothing patent thief that asked for our help and then stole our design. Just be thankful it was already there and you can improve on it. Cheers.

  2. Brian says:

    At first I thought they put suspenders on a Unity Clutch.

  3. Pliner says:

    Guess no one remembers the “Das Ding” and the even older UK version of this. I am extremely underwhelmed and not surprised that this is coming from this guy.

  4. Adamn says:

    I really don’t understand the hype about TREX. Them having fanboys kind of reminds me of the famous Instructor Zeros crowd. Good for them, no envy here but I just don’t get it. Good shooting skills, nice pics and pretty good ideas and execution of products – still nowhere near real world MIL or LE (like the Spiritus Systems or Mayflower has).

    Technically… there is a visible tendency to spread the chest rig more to the sides with some guys as more real estate is required to keep lower profile, but… yeah usually everyone is using a backpack when uses a chest rig in hi profile work (where Mayflower type rig works best) – except when only playing on the flat range or low vis. The problem with wide rigs is the closure (side buckle fastening is always a pain) and the solution TREX came up with looks ok (it is also very different than Arktis CROPS cause that is more of a low vis belt kit and this is more like a low vis chest rig with a cummerbund). Still, the argument about bulk reduction and 6 mags carrying capability… bro you put 3 mags, a radio and a minimalist med kit into the rig and that’s it. Nothing one couldn’t fit into mentioned Spiritus or Mayflower rigs. Lack of stability when turning… oukaaay. Lack of comfort cause of the one inch strap in the back? Hmmmm.

    Unity Clutch or any other FBI style low profile belt is the closest analogy to this IMHO, but with mags on the front and straps… this makes it not concealment but more of a low vis solution. Which is interesting, but for low vis other things are better I guess as I really wouldn’t like to wear this over a slick plate carrier. X harnesses I really hate.

    Pretty nice explanation for the history part tough. This rig could be a nice range toy for the civvies or mayble soem low vis, but overall no joy.

  5. Adamn says:

    I really don’t understand the hype about TREX. Them having fanboys kind of reminds me of the Instructor Zero’s crowd. Good for them, no envy here but I just don’t get it. Good shooting skills, nice pics and pretty good ideas and execution of products – still nowhere near real world MIL or LE (like the Spiritus Systems or Mayflower has).

    Technically… there is a visible tendency to spread the chest rig more to the sides with some guys as more real estate is required to keep lower profile, but… yeah usually everyone is using a backpack when using a chest rig in hi profile work (where Mayflower type rig works best) – except when only playing on the flat range or doing low vis. The problem with wide rigs is the closure (side buckle fastening is always a pain) and the solution TREX came up with looks interesting (it is also very different than Arktis CROPS cause that is more of a low vis belt kit and this is more like a low vis chest rig with a cummerbund). Still, the argument about bulk reduction and 6 mags carrying capability… bro you put 3 mags, a radio and a minimalist med kit into the rig and that’s it. Nothing one couldn’t fit into mentioned Spiritus or Mayflower rigs. Lack of stability when turning… oukaaay. Lack of comfort cause of the one inch strap in the back? Hmmmm. Unity Clutch or any other FBI style low profile belt is the closest analogy to this IMHO, but with mags on the front and straps… this makes it not clandestine type gear but more of a low vis solution. Which is interesting, but for low vis other things are better I guess. I really wouldn’t like to wear this over a slick plate carrier. X harnesses I really hate too. This rig could be a nice range toy for the civvies or maybe some low vis, but overall no joy.

    Pretty nice explanation for the history part though.

    • RD says:

      … What the heck is an FBI style belt? That’s just a belt.

    • Jonathan says:

      With all do respect, t-rex arms may not have the “military experience time” like other companies, but the fact that several operational groups run his holsters and paper target system along with multiple LE and civvies groups and is able to put in the same if not more range time as the SF community and that’s not even talking about the “actually range training he does”. On top of that the fact that he puts in 70k min. Rounds down range a year demands to be acknowledge
      The mission statement from them
      “T.REX ARMS specializes in providing conventional and unconventional equipment for preserving human life. The products we manufacture are in service with citizens, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and members of the special operations community.”

      Now that we have ACKNOWLEDGE the mission statement and the man let’s evaluate the product he has made

      The chest rig is designed to be able to function as the core to any mission, setting, or person (regardless if it’s the chest-rig or his PC) and the probably the more important factor american made, american affordable and american quality and service

      The chest-rid was purposely designed not to have anything on the back to have a backpack

      There are no buckles cause it was designed to be comfortable and allow your lungs to work with as little hindrance as possible

      The chest-rig (and plate carrier with the triple single shingle installe) actually actually carry 5 by it’s self with no add on or in junction gear. So 5+1 in the gun = SIX, along with 2 large pockets and 2 “pistol pouches”and I repeat that’s with nothing else

      To my knowledge and research the term clandestine is more of an operation while low-vis is more load out style(/approach) which is associated with multiple MOs including clandestine

      Which clandestine operations is simple not being associated with actions in the operation and low-vis which means not even being aware that there is an operation so the to terms are vary different

      And often times the operators have to be in what you called “civvies” places for both clandestine and low-vis ops so the fact the even you said that this a “nice range toy for the civvies”
      Only support it being used in BOTH clandestine and low-cost ops

      And the fact you wouldn’t ” like to wear this over a slick plate carrier” doesn’t negate the quality of the item or ist usefulness

      But to remedy your problem cause it’s cheap u can by his plate carrier

      ” X harnesses I really hate too ” again doesn’t negate the quality of the item or it’s usefulness.

      So to say thats just ” could be a nice range toy for the civvies or maybe some low vis, but overall no joy. ” Shows either that you haven’t watched T-Rex’s full review video and/or you don’t understand how it’s is the core piece

      So your lack of actually research and/or understanding for who what and whereit was made for show possibly leads ppl to believe your

      A a Neophobia that is stuck in the then battlefield and quick to say ” back in my day…)

      B offended that someone else has developed something new for a field that your not a fan of
      So that means its useless in your eyes and try to push the same opinion

      C a psychopath quick to judge negative keyboard-comander who hardly uses his equipment in a more demanding environment if not never and only goes to the gym. Range and take selfies

      D all of the above

      Look I’m not try to be a troll or mean just trying to define the ppl who may actually buy this and actually NEED THIS TO SAVE THERE LIFE OR SOMONE ELSE’S

  6. Lasse says:

    It’s an impressive amount of research that is presented in the video- just hilarious that he can claim that this is an innovative concept with a straight face.

  7. alex says:

    search for rogue gunfighter low vis rig chest rig…same concept

  8. Stickman says:

    Toby,

    I admit, I’m rather surprised to see this being posted on SSD.

  9. Yogi says:

    I actually made a rig like this many years ago by getting a sewing shop to attach a simple strap x-harness to a First Spear Das Ding. Needed that rig to fulfill a very certain task that could not be done by the Arktis rig as that rig has almost all the pouches on the back, making it uncomfortable for vehicle use and use with a pack. If you are just needing to carry a few mags, a light IFAK and a light (police) type radio, this rig seems like it would be very nice.

  10. Ton E says:

    OMG how am I just finding out hes located in Tennessee I dont claim him at all……