I just purchased an Eagle SKD chest rig, mag pouches, and a single point sling to enhance my training gear. I thought I would post a pic of the gear.
I was wondering what ideas one has for placing the mag pouches in areas for comfortable prone positioning????? Would single mag pouches facilitate this and do I need six 30-round mags??? For preparadeness yes, but what for training ease???? I am a right handed shooter. I'm sure that affects mag pouch placement.
Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks.
I used to wonder at folks that had gripes about chest rigs and prone shooting, until I saw pictures of them with their chest rigs worn in such a manner that it stopped being a chest rig and started being a really high belt.
If you wear your chest rig on your chest (despite the misleading name of the thing), most of your prones won't be affected, physiology dependent. Using a 3-mag shingle, made by plenty of vendors, will help, too.
How many mags: I would say, generally, no you don't need to worry about carting that many, unless you are military and that is your standard load-out (actually, 6 on the body, 1 in the gun). There are times when the parent commands of the folks I teach invite me to play with the kids, so I still train some with a full assault load, actually 8 carbine mags and 4 pistol, plus meds, comms, water, tools.
Otherwise, I've an Eagle FB rig. 3 on the chest, 1 in the gun, enough room for 3 pistol mags, a med pouch, a multi-tool and a knife, with room to spare. Basically the same real estate as what you have, but with 3 Kydex-lined AR mag pouches permanently attacked, so I can stack my BFG Ten Speed if I want to run with 6 mags.
Ultimately, you have to decide how you think you'll fight, and carry enough mags to sustain that. Fortunately, training helps one make these decisions.
I don't like to go more than 1 mag thickness on the front- that is anything I will be laying on in the prone.
With an optimally configured setup the chest rig is for additional ammo carriage to feed the primary speed reload pouch- which will usually be located on the support side at about the belt-line. This does change with some armor packages, but only with the bad ones.
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