Back in Black | ASGI Bill’s Rig

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Originally written by ASGI Bill

Recently I was in the market for a new plate carrier as my trusty Condor Quick Release Plate Carrier was slowly wearing out from 4 years of hard abuse. After talking to Bob about his setup (as well as trying on his plate carrier) I chose the Specter MPC plate carrier in black as I have always like black gear. I understand that is may not be as hip or cool as the newest camo (cough* multicam, cough*) or anything in tan, but I has always given me the PMC/Mercenary look I try to go for. Let me tell you, this plate carrier is well worth the price, and I plan to always buy American made plate carriers from now on, as it is built like a Mack truck and can take a beating.

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If you have ever seen my loadout, I carry a lot of stuff, and I mean A LOT. On the front of my plate carrier I have 3 Tactical Tailor pouches, each holding two magazines a piece, and next to those, I have two High Speed Gear TACO pouches with pistol TACO’s attached. These are my “I need to reload 5 seconds ago” pouches. On my chest I have a Condor admin pouch where I proudly wear my Defenders of Liberty patch and Team Airsoft GI Patch. Besides patches, that is where I put my wallet, keys, and any random little items.

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New Mechanix Gloves in Multicam coming out soon!

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The Multicam top in this picture is a very old and very faded piece of clothing from our studio so it doesn’t quite match the gloves because it’s been washed… a LOT.

Mechanix Gear is set to release 3 new sets of gloves before the end of June and I was lucky enough to get a set of them to try out just a few days ago… and I am one happy Bob 🙂

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Mechanix Gear makes great products and this is no exception. They are comfortable, dexterous, and are affordable enough for my own airsoft-related purposes! Over my decade-and-a-half plus of playing airsoft I’ve had the chance to use a wide variety of gloves and in the past 5 years I’ve more or less settled on Mechanix Gear as my go-to gloves of choice. As such, it should be no surprise that I’m very happy with this product.

 

20140604_135457-1Furthermore, I literally JUST got my first set of Multicam BDUs (I’m know I’m way late on this train) and these gloves are going to work perfectly with my new kit, which is not pictured. Mechanix Gear will be coming out with three different version of their gloves: Original, FastFit, and M-Pact. The gloves in this photo are Mechanix Gear Original Multicam gloves and what I normally use are the Mechanix Gear M-Pact gloves which have more protection for the top of my hands. Mechanix FastFit gloves, which I have yet to play-test, have form-fitting stretch panels between your fingers to provide a snug fit and elastic cuffs for easy on and off flexibility between tasks.

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Me using a set of Mechanix Gear M-Pact 2012 gloves in Tan. Mechanix will be releasing a set of M-Pact gloves in Multicam as well!

Essentially, Mechanix Gear is releasing three different version of their multicam gloves before the end of June 2014 that cover the vast majority of airsoft uses, which is yet another reason to be excited! You will be finally be able to get Multicam gloves from Mechanix Gear and not only that but you will be able to get the version that suits your airsoft mission-specific needs!

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Once again, I’m one happy Bob 🙂

 

-Bob Hildebrand