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 Post subject: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:52 am 
The New Guy

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I have a feeling this might have been discussed before, but I did a search and didn't find anything.

I have got a Maritime CIRAS and love to attached side SAPI. I have tried getting a pouch and attaching on the outside. But it isn't very effective since the side of CIRAS very flexible, that leaves the pouch slander forward.

There aren't any commercially available solution to this. Are there other options?

Would appreciate the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:50 am 
Not completely useless

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Can you try to sew a couple straps inside the vest to hold the plate in place?

Something like this

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11254


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:51 pm 
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flikflak wrote:
Can you try to sew a couple straps inside the vest to hold the plate in place?

Something like this

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11254


Oh wow!! That's awesome!! I think that would work pretty good. Now I would obviously have to send this up for sewing. Where should I send it to? I don't think my home sewing machine could be able to punch though the material.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:59 pm 
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I also like this option, but I won't be to use the quick release.

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/platecarr ... grade.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:03 pm 
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Well, in the picture the straps seem to be sewn to the mesh fabric only, because the soft armor needs to reach the end of the sides to properly cover the body, so, i guess a house sewing machine would be able to sew the straps to the mesh.

My home sewing machine can sew nylon straps folded 2/3 times, and even the straps to a simple 1000d cordura fabric, or that 1000d cordura fabric folded once, so two layers of cordura. Works better when i use a leather foot, it's basically a foot made of teflon, so the fabric slides better.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:33 pm 
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flikflak wrote:
Well, in the picture the straps seem to be sewn to the mesh fabric only, because the soft armor needs to reach the end of the sides to properly cover the body, so, i guess a house sewing machine would be able to sew the straps to the mesh.

My home sewing machine can sew nylon straps folded 2/3 times, and even the straps to a simple 1000d cordura fabric, or that 1000d cordura fabric folded once, so two layers of cordura. Works better when i use a leather foot, it's basically a foot made of teflon, so the fabric slides better.


I am willing to give it a try as a last options.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:41 am 
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Just to update this subject. I have found a few companies that makes external pouches, such as TAG, AND Tactical Tailor. But It doesn't look like any of them would be prefect. I am being really picky. I did find SM.Distributor that's still selling CRIAS kit with side pocket but he wasn't willing to part the kit and it was in green.

I am taking to Tactical Tailor custom shop. They want about $125 to rebuild the cummerbund and the kit. Will are how this good.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:28 am 
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I ran a CIRAS-L for a while. I mounted Eagle SPC side armor pouches on the front panel's gut flanks. I slackened the cummerbund from the back so it would wrap over. Very comfortable and no modification required.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:59 am 
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ohlumberjack wrote:
I ran a CIRAS-L for a while. I mounted Eagle SPC side armor pouches on the front panel's gut flanks. I slackened the cummerbund from the back so it would wrap over. Very comfortable and no modification required.


Were you still able to quick release? How much excess was added?


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:02 am 
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Update: No joy with Tactical Tailor...unless I want to just start buying after-market gear, I might just have to keep looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Maritime CIRAS (FSBE) side plate pocket
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:02 am 
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Hey brother I hadn't logged onto the site for a minute. Hardly any excess. The release will function because the plates were attached to the front panel.

Are you using this for work?


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