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Mayflower Consulting – Chest Rigs In A-TACS AU Camouflage

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Mayflower Consulting has recently made available two of their load carrying chest rig configurations in A-TACS AU camouflage.


UW GEN V Split-Front Chest Rig in A-TACS AU Camo

Mayflower’s UW GEN V Split-Front Chest Rig is a multi-purpose chest rig, designed to carry a variety of magazine types such as those for 5.56, 7.62 NATO, 7.62×39, and MP7 utilizing a system of inserts. These magazine pouches also include three GP pouches and one pistol mag/GP pouch on the front. The UW GEN V Split-Front can accommodate radios including the PRC-148, P-152, or Motorola 5000, as well as several types of mini SAT antennas, Blue Force Trackers, or a purpose built IFAK, thanks to two included radio/GP pouches. The chest rig body has a center zipper closure, and an additional strap closure for use over ‘puffy’ winter clothing, or for ventilation in hot weather environments. The chest rigs are made in the USA of US materials, with ITW-Nexus hardware.


UW Gen IV Chest Rig in A-TACS AU Camo

The UW Gen IV Chest Rig is a low-profile, mission-focused vest built for ambidextrous use. It can carry four (4) 5.56mm magazines, 2 pistol magazines, up two 2 small radios, and also has 2 GP pockets. The Gen IV Chest Rig uses an h-style harness, with loops to route antennas, comms wires, and hydration bladder tubing; this harness can be removed, and the rig is designed to be mounted to the front of the Low-Profile Armor Carrier. This rig also has a built in map pocket with a Velcro closure.


MRC/HDSI Universal Case

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Recently, SSD gave you a sneak peak at a new project from Mayflower Research and Consulting and Hodge Defense Systems resulting in the MRC/HDSI Universal Case. The goal in creating the Universal Case was to provide a discreet solution to carry a fully assembled rifle or other equipment when an innocuous profile is required for transport or trips where you are a stranger in a strange land. The case was born out of common experiences in less than desirable places, complete collaboration between the two companies’ founders and a desire to create a truly universal utility case capable of fulfilling multiple roles for end-users.

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As a weapon case, it is capable of holding a 16” barreled AR-15 or similar platform and perfectly accommodates a 10.5” to 12.5” M4, with suppressor attached. For general transport or range use, one end of the 37” x 10” case can be unzipped to accommodate larger weapons. The exterior flap secures with two low-profile adjustable ITW G-hooks and the case can be carried by the sewn in carry handle or the shoulder strap clipped into one of the 5 attachment points. The shoulder strap utilizes a single piece of variable-width 1” webbing transitioning into 1.5” at the carry point and doubles as an improvised weapon sling,

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The Universal Case’s exterior is 1050D Cordura, with 500D internally. Standard production colors will include black and grey with black webbing; custom production orders will be available in a variety of other colorways. A 2” x 8” internal pouch on the right side of the case is capable of holding a suppressor, two M4 magazines, long-range camera lens, cleaning kit, or anything else similar in size. There is an 8” x 11” internal document pocket sewn into the center of the case to stow small items, data books, maps, NFA Trusts, or other documents. Two sewn in Velcro loops secure the main contents and along the inside of the top flap, there is a row of PALS webbing. The length of webbing can be used to secure other ancillary items such as bipods, weapon lights, and secondary optics via the two ITW QASM Picatinny RAMP attachment points included. 1/4” closed cell padding offers protection and structure without adding excessive bulk.

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The design of the end flaps and the geometry used for the heavy-duty, locking zippers, enables the Universal Case to unzip and convert into a 31” x 37” workstation for extended urban observation operations or range use. In addition to its suitability for common uses, the nondescript design lends itself to transport of many other items without outwardly giving away its contents. Because a hard-sided case is not always practical, the Universal Case is an ideal solution for use in low-visibility SOF or LE operations when transporting elongated items like weapons, collapsible breaching tools, tripods, communications antennas, tripods or lightweight medical litters such as the MATBOCK S-Lift with Combat Carbon Fiber Poles.

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In addition to the Universal Case, Hodge Defense Systems and Mayflower Research and Consulting are announcing the release of a co-designed weapon sling. The sling will initially be offered in Coyote and Black colors and with options for HK or push-button QD attachment mechanisms. The sling incorporates a single piece of variable-width 1” webbing transitioning into a 1.5” in the body where the sling rides on the shoulder. The primary idea was to produce a solid sling devised under the K.I.S.S principle. While the sling is adjustable, it was designed with intent to eliminate any needless failure points or unnecessary hardware.

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Based on experience and feedback from end-users it was apparent there are a lot of really great quick-adjust slings on the market, but all too often adjustable slings can become complicated and end up fixed at the user’s desired length. This premise led to the elimination of unnecessary long tails and quick-adjust sliders in the design, while still allowing for adjustment without too much effort or disassembly.

The MRC/HDSI Universal Case and Weapon Slings will be available for retail purchase through Mayflower Research and Consulting’s website. Dealers, custom orders and Unit/Agency purchases should contact Hodge Defense Systems or Mayflower Research and Consulting directly for more information.

About the Author

Austin Vermillion (AV) is a Navy veteran who spent the first half of his career in the enlisted ranks and was later commissioned as a Navy Supply Officer through the Seaman-to-Admiral-21 Commission Program. After commissioning he joined the Naval Special Warfare community focusing on Material Management, Force Modernization Requirements, Support Capabilities and Operational/Combat Logistics in Africa and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy, he joined a program supporting SOF operations overseas and also works to provide integration and support based on end-user needs to Veteran entrepreneurs and industry through Targeted Integration Group.

Mayflower’s Surefire Helmet Light Harness

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

So you’ve got a Surefire helmet light and you love it but you don’t always wear a helmet. Also, you’ve been thinking how much you’d like your light to do more. Mayflower Consulting thought the same thing and came up with a simple, yet elegant solution to the problem. Their harness is used in concert with the MOLLE adapter holding it firmly in place and allowing the light to tilt like a headlamp. The harness is lightweight and won’t take up much room in your kit. In fact, it can be mounted on the helmet, converting the light for use more like a traditional headlamp.

Mayflower Consulting Surefire Light HarnessMayflower Consulting Surefire Light Harness

Very well constructed, the harness is made from mil-spec elastic webbing and the light mount is crafted from a 330D multicam face backed with Coolmax. These materials sandwich a mesh foam padding which works in concert with the Coolmax to mitigate sweat.

Mayflower Consulting Surefire Light HarnessMayflower Consulting Surefire Light Harness

It is the perfect accessory for your helmet light. Available in about four weeks for under $15.00.

Mayflower Consulting’s e-commerce site should be up within four weeks as well.