Here are a few pics of Ken Hackathorn one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject of the tactical deployment of small arms, primarily handguns and sub machine guns using our AK 47 chest rig .
Ken provided valueable recommendations during the prototype testing of the rig.
Ken Hackathorn has served as a US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor, Gunsite Instructor, and NRA Police Firearms Instructor. He is currently an FBI Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified Deputy Sheriff with Washington County SO, Ohio, and a SRT member and Special Response Team trainer. Ken has trained US Military Special Operations forces, Marine FAST and SOTG units and is a contract small arms trainer to FBI SWAT and HRT.
Ken has provided training to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and been active in small arms training for the past 25 years. He has written firearms related material for Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, Soldier Of Fortune, and currently American Handgunner and contributed to at least six other gun/shooting journals. Ken was also a founding member of IPSC and IDPA.
The AK 47 chest rig has received more than positive feedback back from Ken. This chest rig really has changed the way AK 47 mags are carried.
We have worked hard to make the most modern AK 47 chest rig for the American AK shooter in a 4,5,6 and 7 mag version available. This rig is very cost effective and has multiple configuration options: two harness styles, two lat strap styles (pull-forward or standard) and multiple colors – Multicam, A-TACS AU/FG, Coyote, Ranger Green, Khaki, and Black. You really can’t go wrong with this rig.
After extensive prototype testing the 762 chest rig is now available. Based upon our popular low profile chest rig design there is now a cost effective 762/308 chest rig that will support 7.62 NATO or .308 bullets for 20 round 308 PMAGS/M14/M1A style mags.
We were able to maintain the three rows of molle across the expanse of the rig to provide for maximum modularity and flexibility for the operator. The over sized pull-tab/elastic mag retention system provides for a secure yet rapid and silent access to the mags. The 762 chest rig is available in a 4 mag or 5 mag configuration to provide load options. The low profile design is an ideal and discreet alternative to a full size chest rig or tactical vest giving the operator tremendous versatility.
The 2” flat webbing shoulder strap H-harness provides plenty of support and does not interfere with the shouldering of the weapon. The harness provides for plenty of adjustment for use with body armor, outer garments and accommodates most body sizes. The quick release buckles provide easy adjustment. A full length pocket allows for easy access and the storage of additional items.
The 762 chest rig is made with 1000D cordura, Mil-spec webbing, thread and hook/loop. Best of all, made 100% in the USA by a company that cares. Multiple color options are available: Multicam, A-TACS AU/FG, Coyote, Ranger Green, Khaki and Black.
If you have been looking for a streamline, low profile and scalable 762 chest rig this is it. This rig is now available, so why wait!!
The intentional omission of molle webbing allows the operator a more streamline and lower profile carrier for use with a chest rig. This carrier can be used as a BALCS concealable carrier as well. In fact, this carrier has been used by operators that are using a CIRAS carrier and need the option of going concealable without having to carry multiple vest. The BALCS LBAV carrier with armor will fit inside the CIRAS outer carrier. So, you only have to carry one vest.
January 6, 2012 – 7:57 am
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We have made a few modification on the Saiga 12 chest rig to enhance the rig after further testing and feedback.
The first modification was to make the 1.5″ webbing mag retention more adjustable by adding more velcro inside the rig. We also added pull tabs on the front to help get your fingers around the webbing.
Second modification was to widen the pockets to help make extracting the mag easier especially when using a ribbed mag.
This was for the users pleasure.
Third modification was to add two webbing attachment points on the bottom of the back side of the rig that could be used to connect to a belt.