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Old January 29th, 2006, 13:13   #31
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I'm still trying to think of an alternate method of attaching all that webbing... Sigh
It's called a sewing machine, and I was being sarcastic when I said I didn't know anything about making gear...

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Old January 29th, 2006, 13:26   #32
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Glad to see this thread it becoming very interesting and informative. Not that I'll be making a vest out of a backpack, but I appreciate the inginuity of those that gather, think and make airsoft stuff. Check out my drag bag:



Made out of an old CF sleeping bag (down feathers removed of course), used the fabric, the webbing liner inside the zippers, and the zipper cut to length, a 'pussie pad' sleeping bag foam roll up mat for padding, and the two cargo pockets from an old pair of CF cold weather pants. I tend to modify the hell outta my stuff as well, but this drag bag was a pretty big endeavour, and works great. Even used the same materials to make the shoulder straps to carry like a backpack.

Keep it up Mirage, always great when people post things they are making out of every day stuff.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 15:05   #33
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Sorry, I have to say it, while its nice to see you are trying to do things on the cheap I hate to have to say but that thing will fall apart...and you will end up loosing more kit that a cheap set of web gear would have cost.

AM I being overly critical...probably but you wanted comments so there you go. I could pretty much guarantee that once you field that and it falls apart you will be a tad upset when your gbb mags or cell phone end up in the back 40.

There is a reason that people dont make tactical gear using rivets.....
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Old January 29th, 2006, 15:08   #34
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Stalker: Thanks and nice job on your conversion. :cheers:

HellRanger: Umm... What can I say? Good fucking show. :salute:
I hardly want to even continue with this after see those pics... :cry:

Oh well, back to studying. Plumbing exam tomorrow, wanna keep my 95%.

EDIT - Bigmatty: At least I can find comfort in the fact that I didn't have to do all 52 rivets w/ washers, just to drop my mags in the mud. Thanks.

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Old January 29th, 2006, 15:54   #35
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Mirage

A few points.

1) Experience is the best form of education

2) Different ideas and testing is the basis of new equipment

3) Don't stop making gear because someone says it's not good enough - learn from how it works in the field

4) Except suggestions from those who have done it before so you don't have to repeat mistakes ---> therefore saving time.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 16:12   #36
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I don't intend on stopping making my own gear, and accepting the suggestions of those who have done this before is what led me to end this project.

I am, however, now looking for a different way of going about putting together a practical, solid piece of equipment, no frills.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 17:23   #37
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I don't intend on stopping making my own gear, and accepting the suggestions of those who have done this before is what led me to end this project.

I am, however, now looking for a different way of going about putting together a practical, solid piece of equipment, no frills.
Practice, and good materials. You'll get better the more you do and learn from all your mistakes. All in good time.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 18:47   #38
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EDIT - Bigmatty: At least I can find comfort in the fact that I didn't have to do all 52 rivets w/ washers, just to drop my mags in the mud. Thanks.

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I'm done. :|

Relax dude, you wanted comments, you got them....sorry I didnt blow sunshine up your ass saying you had a l337 rig.

rivets thought nylon will fail, no matter if you use washers or not...the stresses involved on them would be too great. I was actually trying to save you headaches from loosing kit.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 20:46   #39
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I don't know how I gave the impression I was not relaxed...

I agreed with your comment and forfieted my attempt before it failed on me despite the effort I put into it. I know there are other options, like sewing, but honestly, I'm not up for that.

Quite simply put: You saved me time by pointing out a crucial design flaw that I was unaware of, and I thanked you.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 20:49   #40
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never mind meng..my sarcastic radar was on

glad I saved you time..
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Old January 29th, 2006, 21:38   #41
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Mirage 13 ,
Everyone starts somewhere . Though it sounds like you are more excited with this project than a scoring teenager whom made it to homeplate on their first date :!: . Anyways , I think you did OK ( except comparing to my Weesatch ) by starting this project . With the drive and conviction that you have stood up to everyones critism , you might amount to something bigger as time comes
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There are items on the market that I can afford , but mostly I make myself for the pure satisfaction of doing/making myself .
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Old January 30th, 2006, 13:23   #42
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I've made a bunch of my own gear. Best thing that I did was borrow someone elses stuff and copy it. My brother has a TacticalTailor rig and a teammate has a Tiger Tactical rig. I took the best parts of both and made my own. I now Have a $350+ rig that cost me around $75.

Here is my first rig. Made some sort of canvas with homemade holster and CPgear pouches.


I then started desiging pouches. Heres one of my first attempts. It's digital Jungle stalker compared to CPgears Cadpat Wallet.


Next Step is to start making a Full TacVest. Using more Digital Jungle Stalker. This is an "in progress" picture with some Mag pouches for show.


And finally a finished product.


The back. It includes an space for an internal Water bladder.


Finally. Here's my completed Tacvest in action. I've added a dump pouch, Shovel pouch and radio pouch.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 14:52   #43
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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:56   #44
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Good luck man, keep up the good work. I'm thinking of a similar idea, using an old Sportek Vest, holes, ringlets, thread, and a powerdrill. I think mine might a little ghetto-er than yours, cause I have even more limited resources, lol. (looks quite weird when I look at the thing, it's like a failed frankenstein, but it actually works quite well)

cheers to us guys with either no money/too much time/a thinking cap/DYI to save $$ .tude/odd ideas.



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Old March 6th, 2006, 17:57   #45
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8O thats all kinda cool
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