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#1 alexd

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:56 AM

I would like to share my collection of LBVs. Some are common, some less, feel free to comment.

This is made by Adventure specialist and it's one of the first experimental IIFS. It comes with an early LC-1 belt velcroed on one side.
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/aslbv.jpg

H&S Supreme Defender, one of my favourite. It is well made and has many pouches that standard IIFS doesn't have:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/hslbv2-1.jpg

H&S lbv tan, good quality, same shape as a standard LBV:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/hslbv1-1.jpg

Unknown mfg., but definitively not a knock-off, good stitching and good cordura. Similar to H&S:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/unklbv.jpg

This was a standard lbv modified by an AFSOC guy. Pouches are from a Sarpiv vest i guess:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/aflbv.jpg

Modular lbv, strange shape and not very well done in my opinion:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/modlbv.jpg

Enhanced lbv, modified with custom radio pouch and belt pad inside. This one comes from a seller from Pensacola:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/nslbv.jpg

Grenadier lbv, made with joining a standard lbv and a one for m203 granades:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/m203lbv.jpg

Blackhawk lbv:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/bhilvb.jpg

SOE lbv with SOE pouches and buttpack:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/soelbv.jpg

Edited by alexd, 22 May 2009 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:59 AM

awesome collection! i'm looking for the tan version for ages... i have some load bearing vests too. will post pics tomorrow.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:57 PM

A subject near and dear to my heart as I have modified many of these vests for customers over the years. The modular vest you mention is fairly rare, I have only seen one or two in ten years looking for them. The ALICE attachment made for less than ideal modularity but the pouches are pretty neat. The M16/40mm combo is another that I have done through the years, usually I added more 2x 30 round magazine pouches to the M16 side to offset the weight of all the 40mm. Nice vests!

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

nice rigs,thanks for the pic's..vince g. 11b inf.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:18 AM

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:12 AM

I will try to take the pics on a different background. Those pics were stored in my hard disk for a long time.
Thank Derxsammler for sharing yours. Isn't the last one the CMVS version?
One of the tan LBV I have doesn't report a brand on the label but it's well done, not a replica or knock-off. I would like to add to my collection the American Body Armor version but it's quite rare to find and when you find it price is like a shot in the back.

@ RTS: It's a good idea to sew another pouch on the left side of that m203 vest. So, you made gear in the past. Are you still making something?

I will post better pics as soon as I can.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:09 AM

what does CMVS stand for? but i think it's a medic version.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:05 AM

Yes, CMVS is the Medic version. It should stand for Combat Medic Vest System.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:05 AM

Here are better pics:

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/aslbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/hslbv2-1.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/hslbv1-1.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/aflbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/m203lbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/unklbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/bhilvb.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/modlbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/nslbv.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/soelbv.jpg

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:07 AM

I love the Tan LBVs.

I've been looking for a Tan LBV by ABA for a while now.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:49 AM

I love the Tan LBVs.

I've been looking for a Tan LBV by ABA for a while now.



Next time I go up to FT Bragg, I'll get you one

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:22 AM

i am also interested in one. is it possible to get another one?
thank you,
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:36 AM

May I add a third one? :D :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:37 AM

I will try to take the pics on a different background. Those pics were stored in my hard disk for a long time.
Thank Derxsammler for sharing yours. Isn't the last one the CMVS version?
One of the tan LBV I have doesn't report a brand on the label but it's well done, not a replica or knock-off. I would like to add to my collection the American Body Armor version but it's quite rare to find and when you find it price is like a shot in the back.

@ RTS: It's a good idea to sew another pouch on the left side of that m203 vest. So, you made gear in the past. Are you still making something?

I will post better pics as soon as I can.


Alex,

Yes, I have a modest production facility where we do pouches, holsters, vests, knife sheaths, Ghillie suits, rucksack modifications
(and hopefully STABO harnesses soon). At the moment I am working on a batch of stuff for somebody we mutually know online.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:02 AM

Next time I go up to FT Bragg, I'll get you one

Matt


Seems like you will need to find a few http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif lol.

Let me know what I owe you, if you manage to find one mate.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:19 PM

Very nice collection indeed! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:45 AM

Can you tell me more about the H&S supreme defender LBV? who would've used it? when would it have been issued/purchased? what are the velcroed pockets on the inside for?

I got one a while ago, and can't find any info on it, in fact I didn't even know what it was until I saw your post.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

Hotlead,

The H&S LBV would have been a private purchase/catalog item (Ranger Joe's used to carry a lot of their stuff IIRC) kind of
like Eagle and BlackHawk are today. I believe that the two additional pouches on the outer side of the panels carred smoke
grenades and the velcro pockets in the inside were map/accessory pockets. I haven't seen an H&S LBV advertised in quite
a while, and since the body of the panels is more like the first pattern of GI LBV than the second, I would guess that it's from.
about the same timeframe.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:17 AM

if anyone's interested:
found the medic version on ebay. but a little pricey...
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:38 AM

if anyone's interested:
found the medic version on ebay. but a little pricey...
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The link doesn't wrok....see if this one does:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...nco...:1|294:50

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:35 AM

Hotlead,

The H&S LBV would have been a private purchase/catalog item (Ranger Joe's used to carry a lot of their stuff IIRC) kind of
like Eagle and BlackHawk are today. I believe that the two additional pouches on the outer side of the panels carred smoke
grenades and the velcro pockets in the inside were map/accessory pockets. I haven't seen an H&S LBV advertised in quite
a while, and since the body of the panels is more like the first pattern of GI LBV than the second, I would guess that it's from.
about the same timeframe.

I thank you too for the info.
Anyway I think this is an early version of this LBV. H&S still have it on their website. I saw another one, same pattern, same pouches but done with a different and more rugged cordura. It also has a darker woodland camo.
And yes, inside there are two velcroed pockets. I think they are map/documents/utility pockets like the ones you can find inside an Eagle TAC v1 vest.
I will post some other pics later or tomorrow.
Iit also has a misterious, flat pouch on the harness. I will post pics of this also. It seems a pouch for carrying credit cards :D

Edited by alexd, 27 May 2009 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

I thank you too for the info.
Anyway I think this is an early version of this LBV. H&S still have it on their website. I saw another one, same pattern, same pouches but done with a different and more rugged cordura. It also has a darker woodland camo.
And yes, inside there are two velcroed pockets. I think they are map/documents/utility pockets like the ones you can find inside an Eagle TAC v1 vest.
I will post some other pics later or tomorrow.
Iit also has a misterious, flat pouch on the harness. I will post pics of this also. It seems a pouch for carrying credit cards :D


I've been searching, but am still unable to find any info or mfgr websites, what is the H&S website?

And the flat pocket is kinda wierd, maybe for NBC detection cards, or the decon wipes, who knows?

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:23 AM

I've been searching, but am still unable to find any info or mfgr websites, what is the H&S website?

And the flat pocket is kinda wierd, maybe for NBC detection cards, or the decon wipes, who knows?

Their website is at hsarmor.com, if you go in the Design section you will see the load bearing vest.
Pics of the strange pouch:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/Immagine1.jpg
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/Immagine2.jpg

I have also a Tac vest similar to the one you see thare except for the pouch on the back. Mine his mor esimilar to an Eagle TAC v1 vest.
Here a the pic of the vest:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/alexdust/gear/hssupremeprotectortacvest.jpg

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:19 AM

I thank you too for the info.
Anyway I think this is an early version of this LBV. H&S still have it on their website. I saw another one, same pattern, same pouches but done with a different and more rugged cordura. It also has a darker woodland camo.
And yes, inside there are two velcroed pockets. I think they are map/documents/utility pockets like the ones you can find inside an Eagle TAC v1 vest.
I will post some other pics later or tomorrow.
Iit also has a misterious, flat pouch on the harness. I will post pics of this also. It seems a pouch for carrying credit cards :D



How about for carrying an ID card?


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