By David Crane
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April 26, 2014
Speaking of tactical body armor, DefenseReview (DR) ran into the good folks at Rogue Gunfighter (RG) who took us through the new RG MOAB Complete lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) modular tactical armor plate carrier system/tactical vest at SHOT Show 2014. Ironically, the MOAB vest is even lower-profile/lower-vis than the RG LVR (Lo-Vis Rig), which DR covered at SHOT Show 2013.
Described by RG rep Ian Strimbeck an “LVR on steroids”, or, perhaps more accurately, the LVR on a diet, the RG MOAB Complete tactical armor plate carrier system does away with the LVR’s padding and clips on the shoulder straps, instead opting for straight (flat) velcro for minimal signature/printing under clothing. There’s a mounting area situated just above the center-chest velcro admin pouch area for mounting a chest light or tourniquets. While the MOAB featues three kangaroo pouches for AR or AK rifle mags in order to be able to run the rig slick, traditional clips can be attached/mounted on either side of the admin pouch area for mounting a clip-on multi-mag pouch kit or Rhodesian-style chest rig containing additional rifle mag pouches, the clips attaching to the chest rig’s “octopus straps. The elasticised cumberbund runs around the outside of the kangaroo pouches.
“Clamshell pouches” (or “clamshells”) can be mounted to the RG MOAB Complete as side pouches for extra rifle mags or whatever else you want to put in them, and MOLLE can be attached to the outside of the clamshells for mounting even more stuff. Rogue Gunfighter also sells an accessory pack that can be threaded onto the MOAB for running side armor plates (anti-rifle hard armor plates). The RG MOAB Complete plate carrier system also comes with a mini tactical pack (backpack) of sorts that’s mor like a backbag containing a three-mag (rifle mag) kangaroo pouch and other internal and external accessory pouches for carrying whatever else you need. The RG MOAB Backbag comes with QA/QD (Quick-Attach/Quick-Detach), so you can also wear/carry it separately.
Overall, the RG MOAB Complete looks like a nice little lo-pro/lo-vis plate carrier, particularly for military and PSC PSD (Personal Security Detail) ops, and any/all other vehicle ops.
MSRP on the Rogue Gunfighter RG MOAB Complete is $379.00 USD, as of this writing.
Editor’s Note: Notice the Troy BattleMag 30-round 5.56mm AR rifle mags inside the RG MOAB kangaroo pouches and backbag accessory in the accompanying photos and video, as well as the High Threat Concealment (HTC) Low-Profile System (LPS) modular gunfighting belt/carrier system below the RG MOAB vest in the video below.
Company Contact Info:
Rogue Gunfighter (RG)
815A Brazos St #657
Austin, TX 78701
Email Contact Page: http://www.roguegunfighter.com/index.php/about/contact-us
RG Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/roguegunfighter
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