Paracord plate carrier and Mag Pouch

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by Vexo, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Vexo

    Vexo New Member

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    Hi guys, this is my first post on the forum. I've been paracording for a few months now on and off. I recently thought of the idea of having a paracord plate carrier for my Ar-15. I am halfway through with an open top magazine pouch(only weaving left ugh).

    So here's my idea:
    -start with a plate
    -some type of weave or braid to get a complete wrap of the plate(help me out here)preferably vertically not horizontally
    -form the straps to the shoulders and make another plate for the back
    -side straps that are somehow adjustable and completely non slip
    -molle webbing that would weave into the already "harness" on the plate(thinking of a cobra braid for this since it's right at 1"
    -attach all pouches and custom pouches

    All comments are appreciated, I'm sorry if you don't know what a plate carrier is but I attached a photo for some sort of reference( of course it won't look anything like this, it will have openings from the braid or weave
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  2. MrParacord

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You could try using a Turks head knot around each plate.
    Use the Solomon bar either single or double for the shoulder straps. (Cobra, King Cobra weave)
    To connect the shoulder straps and plates together to form the vest you could again use the Solomon bar either single or double. (Cobra, King Cobra weave)
     

  3. Vexo

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    I'm really contemplating just a cobra around the whole plate and then weaving vertically and horizontally on the plates until I finish and the using a cobra for all the mini molle braids, and thanks for the advice on shoulder straps I like that idea, any idea for adjusting size? Most plate carriers have a Velcro system and the two sides come together to bind together in the middle and it allows for retention


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    ImageUploadedByParacord Forum1397961944.673501.jpg ImageUploadedByParacord Forum1397961987.328336.jpg
    Pouch is finished, critiquing a new one right now.


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  5. MrParacord

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    I'm liking the mag carrier. You would have to add some of those adjustable velcro straps that I've seen on a few bracelets (search the threads here) here and that will take care of the adjustability of the shoulder straps.
     
  6. Vexo

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    Ok thanks, and then possibly a real shoulder pad on top for comfort?


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  7. Vexo

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    Dark grey pouch and dark grey magpul with a little bit of grip



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  8. Technog33k

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    Interesting...wonder how they'd hold up under regular use.


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  9. Vexo

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    Been working great on my belt do far


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  10. MrParacord

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    I can't wait to see the entire finished project.
     
  11. Vexo

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    Ok so here we go, in a couple of weeks or so I will be ordering these items to complete the build

    1x set of Toy Soldier Swimmer plates size Medium

    1x Crye Precision skeletal 3 Band cummerbund

    1x Crye Precision AVS molle Flap

    1x *Possible* Tyr Tactical molle Zip on Panel for Rear-this I probably won't get until later


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  12. MrParacord

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    Shows pics of all the stuff you are ordering before you start using it.
     
  13. Vexo

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    like before order or before i start braiding and weaving?



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  14. HardcoreSlot

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    Interesting...
    I look forward to seeing it...
    One thing i cant help but think is how damn heavy its gonna be with all that cordage...
     
  15. Vexo

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    Possibly, but then again it's just a frame and it will most likely only be maybe 100-200 feet


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  16. MrParacord

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    I want to see pics of the stuff you ordered before you start weaving.
     
  17. Vexo

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    Ok that's fine, this is just a future project though, I probably won't get to it before the summer because of high school...


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  18. MrParacord

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    That's fine. I just can't wait to see how it turns out.
     
  19. Vexo

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    Belt setup so far


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    ImageUploadedByParacord Forum1401591301.273447.jpg pistol magazine pouch for 1911 single stack gen2


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