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I think it depends how many mags you get through. I've done a fair bit of practice at reloading and always run pouches with quick access, also only tend to use one or two mags between breaks so that stops the rattling as you run. Never got anywhere close to running out of space in my dump pouch, most I've had in one is 2 rifle and 2 pistol mags but that's a rarity, usually just one rifle mag. If they're plastic mags of any kind (which probably covers more than half of all airsofters loadouts at a vague guess) the problem is lessened further. I've been noticing recently they don't suit GBBRs so well, don't want much more than 2 GBB M4 mags swinging around in there.

 

Again though depends on the user, I'll probably only reload once most games so having 1 mag in the dumper is ok and you can always stow empty mags securely in a pouch during a lull, indeed you probably should. Generally in airsoft there's plenty of opportunities for doing that. In which case the dumper almost purely acts as an aid to make reloads that much faster.

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I havn't used them in a while.

Although thats probably because i havnt used an AEG in a while and don't like the idea of £200 worth of metal magazines rattling around in an open bag picking up crap and smashing into each other.

 

Getting back into the AEG game though so probably will pick it back up.

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Yeah, I replace empties in mag pouches during the walk of shame/luls; sometimes reload them from a speedloader too, especially if i'm out of breath and need to take a moment. But in the meantime, a drop leg dump pouch is secure, no matter what, whereas an open top pouch isn't - only gravity keeps anything in it. I rarely end up with more than a couple of mags in mine, but having the capacity is still useful. Maybe it's just me, but I get really angry with myself for losing things - I manage to break enough stuff while skirmishing without having to pay for stuff from which I haven't even had the full use.

 

Having a massive pocket is a lot more handy than ordinary cargo pockets too. On the way out of the safe zone I stuff my loaded rifle and pistol mags in there with my gloves and, depending on what else i'm wearing on my head, sometimes my 1/2 face mask - which allows me to get my arse in gear while still smoking and/or not yet stuck a mint humbug in my gob (my preferred anti-dry mouth precaution). In game I have used them for mission relevant items and recently also for the innards of used Thunder B grenades. Yeah, I could have used pants pockets, but when I'm wearing gloves I find it sufficiently difficult to feel what I'm doing that it slows me down / requires me to look at what I'm doing.

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Need a better pic mate!

 

Cant see the rig at all.

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Better pic,

 

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Smiley patch from UKMCpro?

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Yeah, try it with the window behind you instead of behind your kit!

Obviously inspired by the Dutch masters... or Caravaggio perhaps.

 

You should do a series of them for an exhibition, Monty.

 

L96 And Fruit

 

Madonna And Glock

 

Prometheus Outwits Eagle With Plate Carrier

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Guernica With Nerf Darts

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I just load other peoples dump pouches with carrots and dead animals during a quiet patch or something- allows you to laugh whilst they walk around unaware!

 

Corrected that comment for you mate!

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Im late to the party, but whatever...

I'm still working with the GP-5 bag by my sholder, It's used to keep my lower mesh mask in while i dont need it.

if anyone's wondering, the camo i'm wearing is the Russian 'Ripple' camo (aka Ryab). i got it from here (Hyper link attached)

 

(before i forget, i need to get some kneepads)

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Knee pads are overrated if you ask me.. I play woodland and am constantly going prone or kneeling and I find some decent trousers are perfectly adequate.

Built in knee pads would be good as they're smaller and light weight but I find external ones just get in the way

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i used to have a pair, but they got ripped off in a game. It helps me alot because the camo i use is VERY thin.

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Looks good Meal.

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Just to clear something up, MealZ, that's a GP-7 bag - the GP-5 bag is long and thin. I use a GP-5 bag as a dump pouch and a GP-7 one to carry my ghillie veil.

 

External kneepads are great for kneeling in wet mud etc., much better than built in which cannot but wick up water into the cloth. Not necessary, but wet kecks all day are a bummer if you can't change.

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My knees got kinda messed up in basic training, during just a couple of days of the final exercise they went from absolutely fine/standard spritely teenager, to barely being able to squat. Always having a weapon+webbing+bergan on then dropping to kneeling many many many times without any pads (on top of the monkey running and other larking about) and spending a long old time in the kneeling in general. I was fine at the end in every other respect (apart from stinking badly) but I genuinely felt like an immobile old man when I tried to drop down to reorganise some stuff in the bottom of a locker. Took them probably 3 years or so to go fully back to normal.

 

For airsoft it's all about the Crye style setup to my mind. I've got a few trousers with the internal foam/neoprene but then you're just wearing through the trouser itself whenever you kneel, so having a foam pad with a plastic cap on the outside not only means the pads will last a long time but if they eventually do wear out you spend far less money. They can be occasionally tricky to position just right, but they're always somewhere in the correct sort of area; pros and cons to all the different arrangements.

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that's a GP-7 bag - the GP-5 bag is long and thin.

 

 

 

That's odd then, it's what my GP-5 mask came in, are you sure? Ill link another photo showing a better view of the same bag... (not my photo)

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