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May 27, 2004, 01:47
I recently bought a HSGI Wasatch and love it. However I was looking at a Tactical Tailor MAV on a site and thought it might be a good rig. I hear the reputation is good. What I want to know is it as large as a Wasatch or smaller? This is an improtant consideration for me. THanks!!
May 27, 2004, 09:12
I have a MAV2 and a wasatch and a Blackhawk commando chest rig.
I'll try and take some pics of them together.
PS: The MAV2 is for sale, and so is the commando chest harness.
May 27, 2004, 09:49
OK Sharpshooter, here are a couple of pics
left to right
WASATCH - MAV2 - BHI COMMANDO
May 27, 2004, 09:50
FROM THE BACK SO YOU CAN SEE PAST THE POUCHES
May 27, 2004, 09:52
WASATCH vs. BHI
May 27, 2004, 10:02
I am going to guess that the front of the Wasatch feels too stiff and doesn't feel like it wraps around enough for you.
That is caused by the built in pouches.
A rig with modular pouches will conform more to your gut that the Wasatch.
I measured the panels on the MAV2 and they are 13.5" long x 6" tall each. The front buckles take up ~ 2" of real estate.
It has 3 rows of PALS webbing, 9 loops wide on each panel.
I am still trying to find the best setup for a dedicated shotgun rig.
Playing around with those Paraclete pouches on that BHI rig, but haven't tried it in the field yet.
I have the MAV2 setup with TT AK pouches and SAW (utility) pouches.
Both of those rigs wrap around the gut better than the Wasatch, but I like the Wasatch better.
May 27, 2004, 18:46
I like the Wasatch well enough Bronco I was just thinking I might buy a bare Mav and configure it like I want it.
May 27, 2004, 21:07
Good, I am glad you like (Wasatch) it since I suggested it earlier :D
May 28, 2004, 01:01
bronco mafia, PM sent.
May 28, 2004, 09:25
BroncoMafia, Thanks for posting those interesting photographs.
May 28, 2004, 09:59
No problem Gunga.
weird how the flash makes cordura look all shiney.
the first pic didn't use the flash and it looks a lot better
May 28, 2004, 11:37
I have the Tactical Tailor 2 piece MAV rig as well as a HSG vest. Just spoke with Gene from HSG yesterday while I was in Jacksonville, NC.
HSG gear is BOMB Proof. Every piece I have seen is tough as nails. Gene told me yesterday he routinely has Recon guys putting the gear through tests trying to destroy it.
As for Tactical Tailor....I like their gear. Some nice innovations such as the mag pouch cinch are great. I wasn't the happiest with the stitching on my 2 piece MAV rig....but have not had a single problem with it either. Stitching on mine compared to HSG ...well...there is NO COMPARISON....HSG wins hands down. It just is a heavier duty piece of gear. On the 2 Piece MAV rig, I don't like the webbing strap guide on the back of the shoulders. Webbing feels light weight, and twists within the guide binding it up.
Despite a few concerns with Tactical Tailor...their gear is heads nd tails better than Blackhawk any day. I prefer to keep my money in America thank you. For me the choice is either HSG, TT, or Eagle.
June 08, 2004, 00:02
The Wasatch was purpose designed to fit a certain military niche, hence its design. The other advantage is the adjustable multiple mag internal carriage along with the plate carrying ability.
The width should be measured by the number of pals channels offered.
Keep in mind that each channel is approx 1.5 inches, so 10 channels would be 15" across.
Of course the price could play a part, in that the wasatch also commands upwards of a 100$ premium over the BHI STRIKE chest rig.
<yes, I believe the Wasatch is a much better buy >
June 08, 2004, 06:37
Nice to see you on the FALiles Eggroll!
From a price perspective, the built in mag pouches and included rear plate carrier of the Wasatch make it a great value that compares favorably with the BHI STRIKE chest rig.
Actually, I think Gene under prices the Wasatch a bit for what you get (but you didn't hear that from me)
June 09, 2004, 23:29
Well I love my Wasatch it is a nice rig. The main reason I bought it after I talked to Bronco is that Gene actually called me then next day talked to me on the phone for about 1 hour. He is really concerned about making sure you get the right piece of gear and you being satisified. He even offered me the opportunity to send it back if I did not like the fit or feel. I definitely will do business with man again. He is a great guy.
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