How to set up your Body Armor | Mag Placement | Part 3 | Tactical Rifleman
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In this week’s video, we cover why Karl places Rifle Magazines on both sides of his body Armor. In past videos, we covered how to setup your Body Armor… keep your kit simple, carrying only what you need.
That said, we received a lot of negative comments about running magazines on both sides and others claiming that Karl couldn’t even reach half the mags on his kit. So, we covered the method to his madness here in this video.
When you look at Karl’s kit in the video, it’s going to look like he’s got shit slung everywhere randomly. Trust me, there is a method to his madness. Start with priorities, ammo for example, and position those pouches to allow rapid access under any conditions. Then move on to secondary items and position pouches for them.
Once you have your kit setup the way you want it; immediately go out and do PT wearing it. Go climb a wall, or better yet, go run an obstacle course. Go climb behind the steering wheel of a HUMMER. Go to the shooting range and try some transition drills. You may find that one of your pouches, while perfect standing in front of a mirror, actually interferes with you climbing or drawing your pistol. Find what works and what doesn’t. Then, fix and adjust those pouches, and try it again. Can you shoot, move, and communicate with your current gear setup? If not, fix it now; before your life depends on it.
We can talk fine details all day long; what-if it to death, and never get all operators to agree. Bottom-line is 35 pounds of lightweight kit is still 35 pounds. So, keep it light, keep it simple, and only carry what you need.
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Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR.
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