Saturday, February 9, 2008

My AK Chest Rig

I've been an AK guy for a long time. They're cheap. Ammo is cheap. Magazines are cheap. They're extremely durable and reliable. They're reasonably accurate. Parts are easy to come by. You can get a couple of beater SKS's for cheap backups and not have to worry about stocking another caliber or different magazines. Finding a decent chest rig that's reasonably priced is pretty tough, though. A couple of months ago I ordered one from www.centerfiresystems.com and was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

It's got 3 AK magazine pouches and 4 accessory pouches. The two pouches right next to the AK mag pouches are the right size to hold 2 high cap handgun mags each. The other 2 pouches on the outside are a little smaller but are still big enough to be useful. It's made out of the same material as a milspec LBV with the same type of snaps on each pouch. It's pretty easy to adjust. You do have to tie it in the back but attaching a buckle to fix that problem would be a simple fix. It only holds 3 AK magazines but that's enough for me. If I feel the need to carry more than that I'll just put the rest in my pack. Since it only holds 3 magazines it's extremely low profile and could easily be concealed underneath a jacket or even a loose shirt. The best part is the price. For $6 you might as well get one for each AK that you own.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liked the article about the AK chest rig. Don't see enough of you on your blog. I like to read your stuff and you need to crank me out a little more. I do have a problem in that I encourage all my readers to get the hell OUT of urban living. I consider it the kiss of death. I read to many horror stories about people getting screwed over in New Oleans after Katrina made her appearance. One story of two couples going from North of Baton Rouge to Dallas, TX, was quite an eye opener. One of teh men was forced to pull his 45 acp TWICE to keep his fuel from being stolen. It was a madhouse and dangerous people were living in it. I like it in the hills and hollers of southern Indiana. I've got plenty of water and a good big garden and people I have lived with for 37 years. We hang out on 3000 ares we bought over the years. Worked like dogs but we got the land and we have no mortgage. Now, if we can just pay the property taxes...

Michael
mboone@rtccom.net

The Urban Survivalist said...

I don't plan on being the urban survivalist forever. It just makes the most sense for me right now. I actually grew up in the boonies and my grandparents to this day have a big farm in IL. Unfortunately IL is on the very bottom of the list of states that I'd want to live in. Unfortunately there are a lot more people stuck in the city and getting out is hard. I'm just making the best out of the situation that I'm stuck in right now. I started this blog because I imagine that there are a lot of people out there with the same mindset as me that are in the same situation that I'm in.

theotherryan said...

Glad to see u being active again. Where did u get the chest rig at? I would like to get one.

The Urban Survivalist said...

www.centerfiresystems.com (link is in the original post). Just go to AK > parts and accessories and they're on the first page.

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fallout11 said...

The original chicom chest rig's basic design (on which your pictured "modernized" chest rig is based) changed military load bearing gear forever, genius in simplicity. An excellent item, well worth the cost.
+1 on your AK comments, all are completely accurate (this from an ex-soldier who's seen men shot and and shot men with both).

I second the comments, it is good to see you posting again. Like yourself, I've elected to remain in a surburban setting for the time being, preferring to "shelter in place" in a setting I know extremely well, surrounded by neighbors and family. No need for bug out solutions when you're not leaving, and history shows that refugees fair poorly in times of strife.

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read that article. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to this matter. BTW, try to add some pics :).

BeezCombatSystems said...

BCS AK47 Low Profile Chest Rig
Chest harness system that securely holds five AK47 magazines in an open-pouch configuration using elastic pull tab retainers. MOLLE webbing across the expanse of this rig allows the operator to configure it for mission needs with any molle compatible pouches. Made of 1000 denier nylon for maximum durability. Mil spec webbing and velcro. Fully adjustable shoulder straps, adjustable waist strap. Five AK47 magazine pouches. Elastic pull tab retainers. Large internal pocket. Low profile.

BeezCombatSystems said...

www.BeezCombatSystems.com

HOW DO YOU CARRY YOUR AK47 MAGS??????

Chest harness system that securely holds five AK47 magazines in an open-pouch configuration using elastic pull tab retainers.
MOLLE webbing across the expanse of this rig allows the operator to configure it for mission needs with any molle compatable pouches.

Made of 1000 denier nylon for maximum durability.
Mil spec webbing and velcro.
Fully adjustable shoulder straps, adjustable waist strap.
Five AK47 magazines
Elastic pull tab retainers.
Large internal pocket.
Available in Multicam,Coyote,Khaki,ACU,Ranger Green,Foliage,Black.

www.BeezCombatSystems.com

BeezCombatSystems said...

AK74 chest rig was designed because of the demand. The AK74 is starting to become very popular and there are not very many options for rigs that support the AK74 mag. This rig supports 5 AK74 mag in a low profile design.

Brock said...

Looks like a great chest rig. It is hard to find AK74 chest rigs. Why only 5 mags?

Thanks,

Brock

BeezCombatSystems said...

The AK74 chest rig was designed to be low profile. 5 mags is about max you want to go in a side by side config. The three rows of molle allow for attachments if needed.

Beez Combat Systems said...

When you get a minute check the reviews and write ups on the BCS AK47 chest rig. The chest rig is changing the way AK47 mags are carried.