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... but not exactly cheap . neither is the RD52 set that goes with it .

i dont know a thing about these folks or their stuff , just searching around and bumped into this so i delivered a headsup to my friends . scroll down to the bottom .

http://www.tridentmilitary.com/load-bearing-vests.html

QUESTION ?

are the side pockets really for grenades or more for ammo re-loads on strippers and weapon cleaning materials like the old chinese chestpouch ?

thanks
 

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thank you sir !

are these vests shown and related hardware any good as regular kit ?
 

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Wow, I brought home nearly 50 three and four cell chest rigs from Afghanistan, all in really good shape. I guess I shouldn't have given them out to everyone.... :sad:
 

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kit ? thats like all your stuff . your bugout bag would be 'kit' and so would your tacklebox .

like , how is the thing in actual use ? is it useable ?
 

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I like them...very servicable, comfortable and totally ergonomic.

I like my M series vests too but I mainly collect for a ceratin time frame according to what rifle project I want to team it with.
 

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I love those old style chest rigs, real comfortable, but often a limited mag capacity.
My Soviet era one to the left (sold it sadly)
To the right you can see my RD-54 airborne pack. It's "ok" , it only holds 2 mags and 2 grenades. So I often combine it with a 4 cell mag pouch. The backpack is quite handy though, will easily hold a camelbak or other usefull stuff.

For Afghan purposes you can also use leather Y-straps and accompanying belt kit, but for quick use the chest rig is the best. I also have another Afghan era vest on it's way to me, I will make some pictures of that if wanted :).
 

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I'll take my M23 Pioneer chest rig over anything on that page any day!

Bill
 

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Pff.. there are better Russian made vests out there :)
www.sposn.ru << These make the best gear, but it's only available inside Russia, so you need a Russian friend to ship you some. This is the gear preferred by Special units etc.
 

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True, there are various collectibles from the Afghan era in terms of webbing and vests, there are webbing things like the RD-54 and Y-straps, the common Chicom and Russian variants and the more rare armoured vests which can also hold magazines and usually have a small daypack at the rear.
 
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