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 Post subject: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:24 pm 
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Here's my attempt. A couple things I already know are off, but maybe you guys can give some feedback (pos and neg).

I tried a 3D pocket. It was pretty rough. I sewed some more today but it doesn't look much different.

Basically, everything is 1 inch too high on the carrier. If I drop the admin pouch and MOLLE down 1 inch, it would all line up perfect and mag pouches would be even with the bottom of the carrier.

The shoulder straps will attach similar to the SKD PIG plate carrier with an SRB and G-hook. I haven't built them yet though.

The cummerbund will be split front.

If you have any concepts or ideas you think I should play with, let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:37 am 
Quite OK actually
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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:34 pm 
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I'm waiting on materials. The back plate pocket is started though. Once materials get here, I'll finish it up and post more pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:45 pm 
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looks good. looks like a snug fit for a low pro design, but doesn't look to "slickish"


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:17 am 
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ha...yep. the plates are snug for sure. I'm still playing with sizing. I wasn't sure how much allowance to give the plate so this measures exactly the size of a medium plate. The only real give is the stretch of the cordura (500d), so not much.

I wasn't going for a "slick" design. Just figuring shit out on this one.

If you guys have any ideas let me know. I'll be building another one in a couple weeks and I'd like to try new or different things.


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:20 am 
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Slick wasn't the right word. Maybe minimalistic. Kinda like JPC. Essentially wrapping plates in molle, and that's it.


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:37 am 
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When would anything more than form fitting plate pockets be a good thing?


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:58 am 
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When you want soft armor and/or padding?

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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:25 am 
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If you are adding soft armor that isn't just plate backers it isnt a pc anymore. I suppose I can concede on the padding front but that really doesn't require a bigger foot print.


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:49 pm 
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Just wondering - what are you planning to do for a cummerbund? How are you planning on working the front connections? If you're going with a hook and loop closure, you're going to lose the functionality of the PALS loops, but I also don't see a flap for attachment. Just some food for thought.


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:09 pm 
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Well, for the cummerbund...I was playing with a few ideas -

1. doing a split front w/ g-hook closure for the front (similar to an esstac boar chest rig) and t-bars or malice clips for rear attachment.

2. building a flap system?

3. maybe make a couple velcro front pouches to use an elastic cummerbund?


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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:46 am 
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G-hook closure seems like it'd allow a much smaller gap than buckles closure, while being sturdier than a zipper one and take up much less weight/space than flap. I think that's a great idea.

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 Post subject: Re: first plate carrier, still a WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:15 am 
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If I may throw in a fourth option: Make a combination cangaroo-pouch and cummerbund flap that attaches to the MOLLE on the front. G-hooks for a secondary flap-less attachment method could easily be incorporated so that you only have to remove the flap/pouch combo to make it slicker and still work well.

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