Currently do not have a firstline set up, but I am doing research and wanted advice from those who have been rolling with gear for a while. My biggest issue is getting my hands on gear to play with and see how it feels. The purpose of this rig is to be used in the line of military duties, which means it must be Coyote(Or OD, but I am not a huge fan of OD with MARPAT). I am posting links to the items I am considering. They are directly to the manufacturer's website, not necessarily where I plan on buy the items.
I am thinking of getting a HSGI Sure-Grip Padded Belt
. I need to find a belt for it though. I like that I have the option of getting a harness for it as well, though I do not plan on loading the belt with that much gear. The belt I am considering coupling with this set up is the 215Gear Ultimate Rigger's Belt
. If anyone has any suggestions like this bet, feel free to speak up. I prefer a belt without the D-ring.
The Safariland Model 6304 ALS® Tactical Holster
is the holster I am thinking about. Also considering the Safariland Model 6305 ALS® Tactical Holster w/ Quick Release Leg Harness
, I think I am leaning away from the latter though. I have read the suggestions on UBL drop holster VS thigh rigs, but I want a thigh rig because I am a motor vehicle operator and think I will have less issues with it mounted on my leg. I will also be doing MUCH less running than other types of operators. I am pretty sure the UBL holster would fit wit the belt though. It will be mounted on the right hand side the PALs webbing free, leaving it free. I do not plan on mounting anything there for fear of it getting in the way of my draw. Any lanyard suggestions?
On the left I plan on mounting two or three mag pouches I am torn between the Condor MA50: Kangaroo Mag Pouch
or Eagle Industries Magazine Pouch Molle Style FB M9
I will be getting an Ontario Knife Companyy OKC3S Marine Bayonet
and mounting it on my plate carrier until I get my belt and set it up. I am considering mounting it on my belt though. Any suggestions on where I should mount it?Maxpedition ROLLYPOLY™ (MM Folding Dump Pouch)
is another belt accessory I am considering. Like the knife, it will have a temporary home on my plate carrier until I get the belt. I have seen it centered on the back of the belt in a lot of gear set ups. Just wondering what the point of that is?
I am was thinking about putting a small utility pouch or two behind the mag pouches to hold a multi-tool and a light.
Finally, I was thinking of mounting a water source carrier on the belt. I am thinking of going with an issued style canteen. My reasoning behind this is so that I have a water source that is NBC gear compatible.
Any and all advice will be considered and greatly appreciated. Hyperlinks to suggested items is also appreciated. Thanks guys!
*Edit: Was advised to consider HSGI over the Condor by a board member. Would anyone else second that?