CHOPPERGIRL AIRWAR: Good Lord. Wouldn't it be easier just to buy an airplane and in a SHTF
situation, just leave and fly to some remote island or other part of the
rogerwilco99: MP, I know this is an old post and I watched it when you first posted it.
But I have been studying gear deployment, reading articles and watching
videos. It seems to me that many of our folks on the sharp end organize
their gear into a plate carrier and a chest rig like the chest rig you
have. Is that how you would wear your gear if you were using rifle armor
plates, too, in a plate carrier and separate chest rig so you can take off
your chest rig with most of your gear but still have the protection of your
body armor? Or do you advocate making it all one unit with the plate
carrier also having all your gear attached to it? Would you keep your comm
gear (hhr) on your chest rig or on your plate carrier if you did that? (I'd
want my radio handy all the time if I were in a dangerous area). If you
think this might be worth a discussion/video then please feel free.
john doe: i hope when you are in a training session you are removing those rings on
seen some bad things in my army days ...
Rapace gentir: conceal your weapon because when shift will begin...i and a lot of armed
people will looking for your toys...
Ali Abdalla: Sounds like you should buy some water resistant paint and coat the inside
of your vest ;) it's a nice little tip.
MyBeardItches: If we're talking WROL here, magazines are one of the LEAST expendable
pieces of equipment you can have. You won't be able to just go to the store
or order them off the internet anymore. Plus, bartering for more would cost
you a fortune in other supplies. Never EVER just ditch your magazine. Your
life depends on it.
SVtgr8: Nice setup MP. Out of curiosity, did you wear a "toothpick" or
boot/fighting knife when downrange to compliment your K-bar? I find them a
pain when doing any form of long distance walking/hiking/patrol (similar to
the drop-leg or anything else on my legs for that matter) so wear I wear it
higher up in some situations. Never had to use it during combat but like
the idea of having two blades when needed. Most have one blade only so you
have a significant advantage having two. Your view would be appreciated.
Thanks for the great informative videos. You are making a difference to a
lot of people's lives.
Mike Wright: you guys are freaking this all up, you are drawing way too much attention to
yourselves and everyone that might be considered to be similar to you.
you are going to find yourselves on "the list" and be that list real or a
paranoid fallacy, in the long run, you would all be better off to do as you
do but do it quietly.
more than half of what is on here, does not need to be said, it has already
shining a bright light onto your camo is moronic.
campsite a: @9:52"but I will tell my soldiers to carry less pistol mags and more rifle
mags" -- you aren't commanding crap if you have to say something like that
to a professional soldier. You're so full of crap it isn't even funny.
Replace the word "soldier" with "subscriber" and we come a little closer to
Tom Fori: I'm getting a Condor Triple Stacker and I'm thinking of placing it directly
over my stomach and a Condor Double Pistol Pouch to its left. Is that a
larsoveful: man in the us there are many men that come home from the military and never
Spartan M: +MAINEPREPPER Im surprised your even allowed to own an airsoft gun in
Maine, just move to Texas bro!
Dario Whitmoyer: Might I suggest Tapping, or attaching in another fashion, two magazines
together. So that when you empty one, you just take it out and flip it,
this will also allow you to carry more magazines, and give you more to grab
Rarez2: your rig is nowhere neaer combat effective. it is all over the place and
too cluttered. there is no such thing as "riding the sight"... Marines in a
combat situation carry their rifle in the ready position, if you knew
anything you would know this. guys, don't listen to this guy.
djay6651: Back when the US Army still used ALICE gear, I would put the magazine
inside my pistol belt and let the belt hold the weight of the weapon, which
was an M16A2 when on patrol during my first deployment.
Osheas Torch: I haven't seen this vid in a year or so. Just watched it again... I have a
condor mcs and in it I have 7 rifle mags as well. I only carry 3 spare
pistol mags because I received a 3 pistol mag pouch as a gift and an empty
spot in the pouch would feel like an empty spot in my soul. Love your
videos, haven't been on your page for a year or so, but am back... and am
happy to be back. Thanks for your service and have a blessed day.
GEN2-X: I pity the poor person standing on your left if your pistol ever
accidentally goes off.
BX0207: You remind of of the guy in the series Rescue Me who was always chasing
Mike Probi after he saved his life. The guy who wouldn't give up on
befriending Mikey. Man I cant believe how much you talk act and look like
him.. Cook gear btw,
ACobra289: MP, What are your thoughts about having too much on the front preventing
you from being able to get prone?
WolfpackAlpha1988: I really like that setup. Not too sure about the gun on the chestrig, but
then again, I have no experience whatsoever (does DayZ count?..just
Why did you choose this position for your pistol and not a side holster?
Usually when I talk to people here about this, everyone says the pistol
does not belong on your chest. So, yeah, I'm pretty confused. Sorry if this
is a dumb question, I just want to learn as much as possible. :)
One of the reasons I ask is this: I currently have a glock 17, and I'm
thinking about getting a 19 instead (need to shoot a 19 first to feel the
difference, but it fits my hand nicely and the 17 doesn't really. The frame
is a little bit too long, and I had to remove the finger grooves to shoot
if without getting a cramp). One thing that speaks for the 19 is also that
it is smaller, so carrying it on the chest would be easier. I like that
style very much, for me it seems to be the position that you access without
any problems, while with a sideholster something would be in the way
(again, no real experience, just my thoughts).
I would appreciate if someone could enlighten me. Thanks a lot in advance!
Alan Lawyer: Never forget those tactical shorts. lol Nice video.
Fred Farmer: my friend ... um ... have you been down to the VA lately? I know they've
been giving us some horrible health care lately (Congress voting more
bennies for them and less for everyone else), but they do still have PTSD
WHAT ARE YOU ON PATROL FOR??
You say MAINE has some horrible street gangs wandering the woods now??
Dude... dude... dude.
Our thoughts become our life.
Our imagination creates our life.
It's one thing to be prepared for home defense... but going out on patrol??
All this paranoia ... which sells tons of equipment we'll never use, has
become delusional. The Zombies are in the mirror.
Some of your guys are listening to TOO MUCH Hate Radio and Rush Limbaugh.
At what point do you sense it's distraction from getting on with your life?
All this negativity creates paranoia and makes the PTSD worse. Untreated
trauma turns into Personality Disorders ... like Narcissistic Personality
Disorder (... which on some days it feels like the country is suffering
epidemic levels of....), Mood Disorders, and a host of other problems.
Currently, Americans take 80% of the world's pain killers, psych meds, and
illegal drugs. WHAT THE HELL ARE WE MEDICATING??? ((LOL))
Substance addictions are bad enough... but it's said that Behavioral
Addictions are even worse! (Gambling has to be the most self-destructive
addiction there is.)
Man is a Social animal. When we don't mature our minds and outlook on life,
we get stuck in fantasy. (Carl Jung) We then make lousy fathers and gripe
about losing half our stuff to divorce court. (Hello! Who created the
Everything is food.
The world is your mirror.
What ever you hate in others-- you hate in yourself.
Whatever you fear- you attract.
Maine ... "Savages".. young man, you have some inner work to do.
john67elco: Where do you put the humvee keys at :)
Michael Langley: Which branch did you receive your training from please
Oscar Centeno: I remember IMT'ing with the old school LCE's and (many times) landing on my
M9 and bruising my ribs. That was in the early 90's. I never got the
benefit of wearing a chest rig and sweating to death. Body armor is as far
as I got.
Glen Bowers: Hi Folks, I would like to say, that personally, I've been shooting,
probably longer than you have been alive. Trained many people. My best
students were always women. No bad habits to over come. Been in the
Survivor, Preppier movement longer than I care to admit. Between Lynn
Thompson of Cold Steel and the Main Prepper, I have been lead into avenues
that I never considered, such as a Tactical Vest. Thank's guy's. I may owe
my life to you.
zeroesenz: Love the bulge
Paul Burkett: MP, How does this RIG work with an ILBE when you are on the move? Would you
wear this if you had to bug out with an ILBE?
commiebombs: Where did you get your K-Bar sheath?
colonelclump2000: Are you Army or USMC? I notice you have gear from both branches
David Joeaverage: I think it's hilarious that that would be considered a "self defense" chest
rig (in the title). later he calls it a "tactical chest rig" i think that
is a more accurate description. lots of patriots tend to hide behind the
word "defense" or "defensive" or whatever. say what it is, people "This is
my combat load out in case i need to fight for my liberty" i think that
would work fine. sometimes being the good guy means being the aggressor.
Ranger Roe: Great video, thank you for taking the time to share some of your knowledge.
After I watched this I clicked "subscribe" lol
MIke Friday: Zzzzzz bac at ya!
Justin Drennan: You sir have great vid this info will help once in the army after high
school I plan to be a 68 whiskey or combat medic
I'd replace a pouch or two with medical gear but great vid and Ka bar great
King Koopa: your still a beast old man XD... knock em dead
kilrassclown: lol, my rig is almost identical. i use the condor too (cheap and good)
stuffed with kevlar (can't afford plates) and the 556/9m kangaroo puches up
front, drop bag on the right, radio bag, etc, etc. the set up is totally
logical and it's just funny that we run our exactly the same. I also found
that a standard triple pistol mag pouch is great for 1) tac light 2) pepper
spray and 3) a monocular or something else and you can get those triple
puches ofr around $5
William Becerra: Thanks for taking time to share your experience with the gear. Its valuable
in site to see how this stuff works in real world applications. I can't
believe the assholes commenting here.
Jimmy Cute: assault shorts are standard issue too
CPM: too heavy and bulky it appears...maybe that's why he decided to wear
running shorts (to save weight)
Waylon Quiggle: Must have tactical short shorts
SergeantZaf03: I have that exact same chest rig in OD green and it's great with my AK
ThaKarver420: Living in Maine myself I'm glad to see someone do videos like this. I've
watched alot of your videos and they are extremely helpful. Thanks man!
Robert Speer: @MAINEPREPPER Your magazines seem to be facing the wrong way to me. At
least how I was taught to reload. Could you explain your thinking?
Bobby G: not to question your ability/tactics, but is this set up difficult to fire
from the prone?your right side looks a bit bulky
ron Chase: what happen to your finger Ouch,
jabara83: I came for the lbe stuff, I stayed for the shorty shorts lol
Matthew Taylor: Hey Sergeant (I'm assuming), check out the KWA LM4. I think you'll be
impressed. I'm in the Corps and use this to train with. Functioning bolt
catch, realistic breakdown (even has a bolt assembly etc etc). Have you
checked out the new FILBE packs we've been using for just over a year now?
It has a separate compartment for the sleep system, and an improved belt.
Kyle Simon: bro' your rig is waaay to low. You wanna keep all your s*** up off your
hips so you can squat, sprint, and jump. and the whole carry thing...buy a
pcau: Well done and well thought Sir. Thank you