New Molle M4 Setup

Discussion in 'Clothing / Gear' started by tom7171, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. tom7171

    tom7171 New Member

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    Okay so Im creating a new Muticam loadout and I am getting a new molle vest so I need ideas on setup. I was thinking about just running 4 hicaps or 1 hicap and 6 midcaps I also need to find out what other things I will need like a g17 holster for my ATP and A new sling for my M4. Thanks
     
  2. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    What's your budget for your vest and pouch set up?
     

  3. tom7171

    tom7171 New Member

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    $200-$300 sound about right forme
     
  4. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    You've actually got a great budget and a lot of options. Anything from FLYYE and Pantac would get the job done for you and keep you right under your lower limit. If you went that route, I'd strongly suggest either of their replicas of the EPC or 6094. Both are relatively modern vests with good carrying capacity. The 6094 is a bit better design with its cut away shoulders and extra features like the kangaroo pouch and routing loops for comms and hydration. The EPC on the other hand is a bit more bare bones, but also offers a little extra real estate for your pouches if you're the type of guy who likes to carry a lot. Neither vest is a bad choice. I have an EPC (though the real Eagle version) myself, and I love it. Links:

    FLYYE EPC with pouches:
    http://www.shootercbgear.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_50_51_95&products_id=4232

    FLYYE EPC without pouches:
    http://www.shootercbgear.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_50_51_95&products_id=4233

    FLYYE 6094:
    http://www.shootercbgear.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_50_51_95&products_id=673

    The corresponding Pantac versions can be found at the above link to AirsoftSmith.

    That said, if you wanted to you could hit some much higher end gear and still stay under the top if your price range. FLYYE and Pantac are reproduction companies, meaning they take designs from real gear manufacturers like Eagle Industries and London Bridge Trading and reproduce affordable, but lower quality versions of them. FLYYE and Pantac stuff is good, and it's serviceable, but it's also a far cry from the real thing. In your price range, the best vest out there is easily the Mayflower APC:

    http://www.skdtac.com/Mayflower-Assault-Plate-Carrier-APC-p/mfr.512.htm

    Mayflower supplies gear to the Special Forces , the Navy SEALs, AFSOC, and many other elite units, and their APC is among their most popular vests. It's similar in design to the LBT 6094, but it's about $100 cheaper than the real thing and significantly lighter than the replicas I linked about. I also have this vest and I'm absolutely blown away by it. It's incredibly comfortable, fits very well, has great storage capacity, and it weighs nothing. I can put it on and forget that I'm wearing gear. I really can't say enough about how nice the Mayflower APC is. Yes, it's double the price of the repro gear above, but the difference in quality and design is astounding. For starters, the vest will out last you. But more importantly, it'll keep you feeling better for longer in games. The more functional your gear is, the lighter it is, the better designed it is, the more effective it allows you to be as a player. This is the kind of purchase that you have a hard time justifying, but once you get it, you never regret it.

    The APC also has a kangaroo pouch, like the 6094, so you'll want to get an insert for it. This will allow you to carry mags closer to your chest, keeping your vest's profile very low. Either the Mayflower or LBT insert will fit:

    http://www.optactical.com/matr5maginfo.html

    The rest of your pouches are up to you. Generally people put an open top triple shingle on the front of the vest. Something like these:

    http://www.optactical.com/atstrm4magsh.html
    http://www.optactical.com/blfogetetrm4.html

    I use the ATS shingle above and I love it, though the Blue Force Gear shingle is very nice and collapses in on itself when the pouches are empty, again, providing a lower profile. The shingle and the insert will allow you to carry the 6 mags you wanted plus 1 in the rifle.

    Pistol mag pouches. Almost any of these will fit your Glock mags, though watch out for ".45" or "1911" pouches, as their mags are about half as thick as Glock mags:
    http://www.optactical.com/pimapo.html

    Utility pouches that you may or may not want:
    http://www.optactical.com/gepuutpo.html
     
  5. tom7171

    tom7171 New Member

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    Thanks your a great help
     
  6. Shadow_Nugz

    Shadow_Nugz New Member

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    What is this nonsense? Someone asking for help who has a reasonable budget AND a willingness to learn and listen?!?

    But on a different note, it sounds like you've got this down. My tip would be to do research on top of what Knief has told you. See what you like, look at honest reviews etc.
     
  7. Grin

    Grin New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just to add onto this, NEVER EVER trust reviews from a retailer or on a retailer's website.
     
  8. MR38

    MR38 New Member

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    I have reliable reviews from amazon but I guess thats not a regular retailer.
     
  9. tom7171

    tom7171 New Member

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    Yeah learned that the hard way