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Hey all

 

Im after a tac vest but not sure what brands to look at and etc.

 

Ive seent this one that im not sure on

http://www.patrolbase.co.uk/airsoft-rigs-plate-carriers-assault-vests/8fields-tactical-assault-vest-with-holster-black.htm#.V-g7MRnTXqA

 

Want some opinions and options of fellow people. Also using a scorpion evo. Would the mags fit in these?

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Scorpion Evo mags are an odd size, but iirc from mine you can fit 3 Evo mags in a double M4 mag pouch

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Oh okay. Dodnt know if the vest above would fit them

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best option for a vest if you must have a vest is to buy a plain molle one then add pouches that you need rather than buy a generic. I don't wear a vest, at most I use a chest rig. If the only reason is for somewhere to put your mags then you could even do it with a belt and just buy a double M4 mag pouch for every 3 Evo mags you have!

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Okay ill have a look. Im only carrying my hi capa 1 extra mag for it. 4 evo mags my evo trmr grenade and a few other little bits so didnt know if this would be ideal or not

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I've got something similar but I don't wear it anymore. I'm wearing a molle chest rig with mag pouches these days. In general the vest works ok but if you're really short (less than 5'6" say) you may not find the adjustments enough to be comfortable. If you use a heavy pistol, it will tend to pull the holster down and forwards and may get in the way. Also if you mostly play woodland, I'd suggest going for green or tan rather than black.

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I've got something similar but I don't wear it anymore. I'm wearing a molle chest rig with mag pouches these days. In general the vest works ok but if you're really short (less than 5'6" say) you may not find the adjustments enough to be comfortable. If you use a heavy pistol, it will tend to pull the holster down and forwards and may get in the way. Also if you mostly play woodland, I'd suggest going for green or tan rather than black.

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No im 5'10" so this may be okay. Just want something for now so in not having to keep them in my pockets and etc. Just think itll be handy as i dont need many pockets atm so im tempted to try one of these. Just didnt know if theres any branda i should look for

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No im 5'10" so this may be okay. Just want something for now so in not having to keep them in my pockets and etc. Just think itll be handy as i dont need many pockets atm so im tempted to try one of these. Just didnt know if theres any branda i should look for

 

Tac vests can be hot so bear that in mind. I used one for my first load bearing setup (one of these, in fact http://www.military1st.co.uk/10712102-mil-tec-tactical-vest-modular-system-black.html ). As a starting point, it was pretty reasonable but the clips break easily and the pouches are a bit "Jack of all trades". Being a MOLLE vest though you can change them for ones that are better made/more useful. Any cheap Tac vest will suffer from similar issues and if you spend the money on a Blackhawk one then you'd probably be better off spending the same amount on a proper chest rig or plate carrier setup.

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Okay ill look into it further. Wanted a vest as i dont like having heavy extra on me and i like them to be snug. I dont like how bulky plate carries and rigs can be but a vest seems like a better option

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I have a vest and belt rig I'm not using but they are woodland molle vests.

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Okay ill look into it further. Wanted a vest as i dont like having heavy extra on me and i like them to be snug. I dont like how bulky plate carries and rigs can be but a vest seems like a better option

 

Unless you put actual plates in a plate carrier, there's not much of a substantial difference between most PCs and most old-school vests. A modern PC like a JPC is, if anything, far less bulky than a non armour-carrying vest. Also, nobody uses those cross-draw rigs anymore for a good reason and I'll guarantee you 99% of new players who buy one (and a lot of new players do buy one) move on from them very, very quickly indeed; generally over to a PALS/MOLLE platform. 8Fields, Mil-Tec and the like generally... well I'd say avoid them because while a lot of it is ok, you can get better quality stuff for less money by shopping around. As a rule of thumb, don't buy gear from a RIF retailer, go to an actual gear retailer or trawl ebay for good 2nd hand deals and issued kit. If you find yourself thinking 'wow, a multicam plate carrier with loads of pouches included for only £25, what a bargain', it's not a bargain, it's just really, really terrible stuff that you will use for a few games then want to upgrade when you see how much better Warrior Assault Systems is.

 

If you want simple and effective, at a good quality to price ratio, you can't beat one of these - http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/odtav2nx.html

 

As mentioned, Evo mags fit in to 30round 556 (M4/L85 etc) mag pouches, that's what I use as SMG pouches for more common sub guns like the MP5 tend to come up too small.

 

Slightly higher end alternative - http://www.uktactical.com/p-7530-warrior-light-assault-rig-coyote-tan.aspx

 

Any BULLE or Warrior gear is made from quality materials, I've never seen any that was poorly stitched and it'll likely last longer than you play airsoft. Every brand has the odd dudd, but those 2 are superb bang for the buck and if you ever do have a problem, Flecktarn and UK Tac will sort you out no worries.

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Okay ill look into it further. Wanted a vest as i dont like having heavy extra on me and i like them to be snug. I dont like how bulky plate carries and rigs can be but a vest seems like a better option

 

PCs and vests don't have to be bulky. And if they're adjusted correctly then they should certainly be snug (mine is).

 

Maybe something like the Condor Recon chest rig? http://www.military1st.co.uk/mcr5-002-condor-recon-chest-rig-black.html

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Might look into that condor one more. Looking for a black setup ideally and that doesnt look to bulky either

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If you need something "just for now" get one of the cheap and cheerful from eBay. You can get them for less than £15.

And then as other suggested you will find out what you like / dislike about it.

Probably you will find it to be too hot, bulky, heavy and you will be looking for belt or a webbing.

 

I start with webbing and now I plan to go to belt as running up and down the stairs with loaded webbing in CQB is killing me :) I am getting old ;)

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Yeah ima look at a belt setup possibly tomorrow as a few people have reccomended them

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Looks good i cant make my mind uo what i want

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Struggling to find any belt rigs no store seems ti sell them

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Struggling to find any belt rigs no store seems ti sell them

 

Look at UK Tactical http://www.uktactical.com/

 

They have a good range of quality gear which will last i.e. http://www.uktactical.com/c-373-belts-harness-tactical-belts.aspx

 

They often have discount sales on items which makes their kit much more affordable.

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Struggling to find any belt rigs no store seems ti sell them

Where have you been looking?

 

As mentioned by myself and others already, UK Tac is the best option all around, get some Warrior kit. Or alternatively:

 

http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/

http://www.hueys.co.uk/

http://www.tactical-kit.co.uk/

http://www.military1st.co.uk/

http://www.body-armour-protection.co.uk/

 

Or just ebay.

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Look at UK Tactical http://www.uktactical.com/

 

They have a good range of quality gear which will last i.e. http://www.uktactical.com/c-373-belts-harness-tactical-belts.aspx

 

They often have discount sales on items which makes their kit much more affordable.

Yeah had a look here but i play in all black and struggles to find anything on there

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those are garbage, had one as my first vest. Hated it and fell apart in no time.

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Do any rype of belt fit the battle belts or a special one needed?

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