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Doing a CQB Fun Competition. Gear?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BigDaddyK, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. BigDaddyK

    BigDaddyK

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    So our local range has USPSA and CQB matches once a month respectively. I've got an M&P15T with a foregrip, 2pt sling, and eotech 512. I'm using regular GI mags but I need some way to secure them. I was thinking about getting this
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    Now this is just going to be fun for me and to better my rifle skills. Will this hold up and be ok you think? Are there any better mag pouches available reasonably priced?

    Any other tips are welcome too. Thanks.
     
  2. BigDaddyK

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    Forgot to add. The vest is only $20 and the mag pouches are $30.
     

  3. Hedo1

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    Bid Daddy,

    Would you mind posting the place where you got that chest rig and mag pouch. Kinda what I am looking for myself.

    Have you shot CQB with the AR before? I just did a close range match this past Saturday in PA. Started at 3 yds, ended at 50yds. Loads of fun with the AR.
     
  4. BigDaddyK

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    I found them at cheaperthandirt.com This will be my first time doing anything other than bench shooting and .22lr plinking. I can't wait.
     
  5. JASV.17

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    Where in PA was this shoot?
     
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    It's cheap and from Cheaper Than Dirt so it's probably pretty low quality.

    But for the price I don't think you'll find much cheaper.
     
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    Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. As long as you understand that you aren’t getting top of the line gear, you should be fine. For beginning competition or training, that will be OK.
    Here’s a site has a good selection of gear.
    http://www.optactical.com/optopmapo.html

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. Hedo1

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    It was a practical rifle match at Langhorne Rod and Gun club in Bucks County. Twice a year they do a short course match that starts at 3 yds. and progresses back to 50y. Various positions, multiple targets, lot's of fun.

    The rifle matches are held the last day of each month.
     
  9. Hedo1

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    Thanks.

    I'm sure you will have a lot of fun. Good luck.

    Here's a pointer from an RSO you might find helpful for your first match. Do a push pull check of your magazine when you reload. In other words slam it in and give it a little pull to make sure it's seated. Can't tell you how many times I've seen new, and experienced, shooters, not seat the magazine properly and have it fall out during the match. I speak from first hand experience unfortunately :crying:
     
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    That vest looks really junky, but for $20 it's like a roadguard vest with MOLLE.

    I don't recommend any cheap gear, but if you could scrape together an extra $40, MOLLE-755 looks like a better cheap vest. It's a copy of the Scalable Plate Carrier (SPC).
     
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    I already have a high quality vest I use for competition. I was looking for a spare to lend to non shooting friends who want to give it a try. Thx.
     
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    I am not sure what type of competition this is but I am a USPSA 3-Gun Match Director and non of my shooters wear vests. They are considered slow and we don't need to carry that many mags to warrant a vest. We all just use a pouch or two on the belt to hold a couple mags. Stages are generally 40 rounds so 30 in the rifle 30 on the belt and an emergency mag in case something goes wrong is all we ever need.

    Since you shot a match where most of the shooters using vests?

    I use these belt pouches. Mine are for M1A so they are tight for my M1A and looser for my AR but still holds them well enough they don't fall out.

    http://www.3gungear.com/Pages/3_rifle.html
     
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    CQB is fun with an AR. Not so much with an M-14. :supergrin:
     
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    Jon

    I've been participating in practical rifle matches held at our local club. They often feature a lot of mag changes to stress and challenge the shooter. The vest or a chest rig, in my situation, is more practical since some of the shots are taken from roll over prone around cover. They usually down load the magazines to force more frequent mag changes.

    Don't know if this type of match is specific to my area or not but they are a lot of fun.
     
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    I bought a blackhawk belt and double mag pouch for rifle competition. I like it better than a vest. Just my preference.
     
  17. Jon_R

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    Cool. Sounds like fun. Enjoy it.
     
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    CQB is a specific battle doctrine, and potentially one of the most often used, not understood terms in the shooting world.

    Are you banging or fragging rooms, doing dynamic room team entrys, conducting various methods of breaching, expected to give anchoring shots all the while conduct precision shooting?
     
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    I'll be shooting around between barriers, different shooting positions and things like that. The guy said there is one 60 shot round and 10 six shot rounds. I was thinking about getting a belt with some mag pouches. Was also thinking about borrowing a buddies USMC gear.

    I'll guess I'll just go see what everyone else has then adapt from there.
     
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    I run an Eagle/SKD universal chest rig for my AR. I love it.