August 14, 2015 at 10:21 am #19932AnonymousInactive
Have you ever read reviews on a product BEFORE you buy it? Did that help your decision to buy or not?
OK, so product reviews are helpful, VERY helpful, not only to the customer but almost more importantly to the manufacturer. We NEED the feedback of our customers to ensure we are providing satisfactory products!
There are a bunch of you out there who now own at least one MVT Versa Chest Rig. How about submitting some reviews?? Post them HERE and i’ll copy them to the AMHTactical MVT Versa Rig product page.
You can read the reviews if you go to any of our products and scroll down to the bottom of the page.August 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm #19939KeeperParticipant
I don’t own one but I did put one on today, I was out at Dennis place this morning and he had one,, I like it I might just have to get one, since there coming in OD green and if I can get Max to sign it.
Alumni living in N.E Fla. for now. Going to retire in Iowa on the farm some day soon.August 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm #19942Dennis WParticipant
I received the MVT Versa Chest Rig and one of the lite litters recently and really like them. The construction and materials are excellent and should hold up very well. I have not really used the chest rig yet but it rides good, and should work well. Living in Florida I have never really like the PC because they get so hot, so maybe this will work better. I have been using a battle belt set up up to this point. I am going to start trying different combinations to see what I like/works best for me. Dennis
MTV Alumni - N. Central Florida
Sept 27 – Oct 03 2014 TC3-CTT-CP + NODF
RC1, RC2, Rifleman 2015
Sept 2016 Run & Gun/ CQB
Oct 2016 FOFAugust 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm #19945AnonymousInactive
Thanks so much for the feedback!! Let us know how it goes as you get to use the rig!
Posting on the MVT Versa Chest Rig page over at AMHTactical…August 25, 2015 at 7:32 am #20223Mike HParticipant
Rig arrived in the mail yesterday. The order process was 1st class all the way from online order, email updates, tracking of shipment, and delivery. The rig is well made and sturdy. Pouches are just the right size(I have a FLIR Scout and it fits perfectly.) and with 4 pouches across the front plenty of room for admin and a compact IFAK. Pouches can be added to the extra webbing if desired. I like the loops for cording your compass(nice compass pouch by the way) and FLIR. Mag inserts are nice…have mine loaded up with both 5.56 and G3 mags. Velcro system for securing inserts is top notch.
I highly recommend this rig…..can be part of a larger kit setup or hanging on the bedpost waiting for a grab and go. Great job for all involved in development, testing, and producing this product.
"These are not men, but devils" --Colonel Francisco de Paula-Milan, Mexican Army, Camerone 30 April 1863August 25, 2015 at 10:21 am #20225AnonymousInactive
Mike; Thanks so much for this review – extremely helpful and encouraging!
I’d like to copy this review to the Versa Rig product page – out of 5 stars, how many would you give the Versa Rig? (I don’t want to assume what you would give it, and the review system I use asks for a star rating).August 25, 2015 at 11:19 am #20226Mike HParticipant
Five out of Five…I’m very impressed with my two purchases(shield and VERSA)
"These are not men, but devils" --Colonel Francisco de Paula-Milan, Mexican Army, Camerone 30 April 1863August 25, 2015 at 11:20 am #20227AnonymousInactive
Mike: You rock man – thanks!!
Posting on Versa Rig page now….August 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm #20235AnonymousInactive
Fellas keep ’em coming and help the man out!August 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm #20239Jon R T (aka Blind Sack)Participant
I received my versa rig a a bit over a week ago. I was able to put it through its paces in an expensive hot weather practice session last week. I used to 556 insert and a lite battle belt. I like the speed and the convenient location of the pouches. It would be great for use in and out of a vehicle. The administration pouches are useful as well.
The construction is top notch and I was able to adjust the size to fit my relativly skinny torso. I had no trouble running with it and going prone repeatedly.
Changing between the 556 and 762 inserts appears very simple.
The buying experience was excellent as well.
I would definitely give it 5 out of 5 stars.
CRCD/CP April 2014, CP August 2014, RC1,
CTT/CP June/July 2015, Run n Gun/CQB/FoF 2016, DA Georgia 2017, DCH Georgia 2018August 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm #20242AnonymousInactive
Guys; thanks so much for the feedback!! Keep it coming!
Posting on the Versa Rig page…August 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm #20258Dennis WParticipant
I finally got around to trying out my versa rig today. I liked it a lot. I’ve been using a battle belt, so it feels a little weird. I made up a duty belt with holster and a couple of mag pouches and used it with the versa rig and they worked well together.
MTV Alumni - N. Central Florida
Sept 27 – Oct 03 2014 TC3-CTT-CP + NODF
RC1, RC2, Rifleman 2015
Sept 2016 Run & Gun/ CQB
Oct 2016 FOFAugust 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm #20259AnonymousInactive
Dont forget to post pics tooSeptember 18, 2015 at 8:38 am #20854
Hey cool, good to see some feedback finally.
As far as rigging it out, I try to get it as high as is comfortable (and not interfering with arm pit area). Adjust it so the back cross-strap or “bridge” sits low, below that protruding bone in your neck. It might take some getting used to in this position, but when you prone out (as is our habit) it is much more comfortable, AND the mags are readily accessible. Right in your “office space”. I find this is much easier than trying to get them off the beltline.
Now adjust the waist strap so when you take a deep breath, it’s just starting to snug up on you. This strap is not supposed to be load-bearing. It is just holding the rig lightly against your torso (so it doesn’t flop out or away during movement).
When you like the position, tape the up the running ends of the straps. The front straps can be rolled up and taped down. You’ll probably find you have a “summer” setting, and a “winter” one. I will usually re-tape at least ywice a year to allow for different clothing layers. Use subdued colored duct tape, ripped to width. Wally world has a nice flat tan color that works well. Or if you live by a base, get your buddy to get you a roll of the nice GI OD stuff.
Mag management. I like to run 6 mags across the rig, then 1-2 on the beltline, and then 6-8 on the ruck. This gives you 2 basic loads, which works out well for training, and operations. For training, I’ll put another 200 rds, or another basic load in baggies in the pack. That is usually more than enough for one day’s training, without schlepping an ammo can around.
My “ready” mags are the four mags, from centerline, to left side. The other two on the right are “feeder” mags. And if I need more the 1-2 mags on the beltline are “bumped up” to the chest rig as well. This keeps mags in your “ready mag” slots, ready for quick reloads. If I anticipate action (contact likely), then I will “prep” a mag or two, by moving the tabs to the side. This gives you instant access to the mag. When at your rally point, your buddy helps you
“plus up” with mags from your pack, and stores empty mags in return, as you set security. Then you return the favor.
Utility pouches. Typically you will run things on the chest rig that you want easy access to, like your compass, notebook & pen, LED light, etc. Also some admin stuff like whistle, chem lite, leatherman tool, etc. And a small oiler bottle for your rifle. You will also find it a good place for a “bleeder kit” (a small gunshot wound kit), a TQ, and a small FRS team radio. Not to mention a hand-held FLIR, like some of you lucky guys.
OK, the beauty of this system, is it now leaves room on the beltline for pistol gear and some other stuff, without having to shingle double layers of kit all over the place. So now, right to left, you can run a TQ pouch, your holster and pistola, fixed blade knife and sheath (if desired), a full IFAK pouch, a dumper, 1-2 rifle mag pouches, and 1-2 handgun mag pouches. I like having the additional rifle mags (plus the pistol gear) on the beltline, so I can do tasks in base camp (or working around the retreat) without the chest rig (and pack) on, but still be able to fight my way back to them, if necessary.
We are now working on prototypes of battlebelts and pouches for the beltline but I’m still evaluating them out in the field. To get rid of the suspenders, we are experimenting with loop Velcro on the pants belt, and hook Velcro on the back of the battlebelt. They mate together, like a duty belt with keepers. This has worked well to keep the battlebelt in place without needing another layer of shoulder straps under the chest rig. Yes this works best with a combat shirt. For cold weather ops? Dunno, we’ll have to see.
We are also currently R&Ding some kydex inserts to fit into your mag slots on the rig. Bet you were wondering what all the loop Velcro was for. Basically a kydex “spring clip” will mate with the Velcro in the rig, giving you extra retention for prepping the tabs to the side (or even removing 1-2). I tried this at the RC II and it worked great, not only for speed reloads, but also easier one-handed “bumping up”, while holding the rifle. Will test those some more next weekend at the C3 class.
CTT 1505, NODF 1505, CP 1503, LN 1, RC II, RiflemanJanuary 25, 2016 at 10:37 pm #24081MaxKeymaster
I reading some of the recommendations; they say to have water on your chest rig. Can you clamp on a bladder pouch to the back of the versa?January 28, 2016 at 9:37 am #24144
Yeah the shoulder straps have a web “ladder” for attaching stuff, like hydro bladders to the back. Use two slotted SR buckles to attach to shoulder webbing, and run waist strap through bottom webbing of bladder pouch. This works well for short patrols or training.
Or you can simply run a bladder in your assault pack.
I prefer the latter because I like to have both water and spare mags in the pack. Along with odds n ends like spare batts, clothing layers per season n such.
CTT 1505, NODF 1505, CP 1503, LN 1, RC II, RiflemanJanuary 30, 2016 at 11:07 am #24231RotorHeadParticipant
I’ve gone through every evolution of web gear since my Nam days and this rig is by far the most comfortable and useful piece of gear available. In combination with a battle belt, which are a heck of a lot more comfortable than the old web gear and metal clips. This is a winner.January 30, 2016 at 11:47 am #24232
We have a new vendor and these guys are awesome. They have already scrubbed down the design and made several improvements in their prototypes. The issue of the end mags binding sometimes has been addressed, along with some dimensional improvements to make the mag retention better, but still have great access.
We are also working on simplified kydex inserts, and trying to get away from needing any bungee pull tabs over the top. These just seem to get in the way, more often than not.
Shouldn’t be too long now before we’re back up and running.
CTT 1505, NODF 1505, CP 1503, LN 1, RC II, RiflemanJanuary 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm #24234MaxKeymaster
I am new to the forum and did have a question about the metamorphosis from the British style patrol style (in which the packs sat on top of the rear War belt pouches) to the lite battle belt with chest rig concept. I have searched the blog and forum and see that a change in thought was made; but I can’t find the rationale that you must have arrived at through experience in the classes etc. A lot of the class pictures have the Brit style predominate.
I can see where the lite battle belt and chest rig are great for direct action class wear; but am curious how it would stack against the Brit style in a long range patrol, OP, recon mode like much of the action in the books.
If this has already been discussed ad nasueum please point me to the thread.
thanksFebruary 2, 2016 at 7:08 am #24298KeeperParticipant
You think you will be in production soon on the chest rigs? I am coming up to the RC in April and would to get one then and use it during the RC.
Alumni living in N.E Fla. for now. Going to retire in Iowa on the farm some day soon.
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