Parts and Components
Disclaimer: I'm not one to convert a rifle into a "Captain Kirk" gizmo-laden monstrosity. In fact I find it humorous how often people people will be coerced into purchasing a new shiny gizmo by the marketer's use of the words "tactical" and "special forces". Remember when the buzz word was "paramilitary"? :) Some may take offense to my tongue-in-cheek perspective, to which I say "Lighten Up, Francis"... :)
(extra points if you know from which movie that quote originated).
I do, however, believe that there are some utilitarian additions that anyone can add to their "rig" which will enhance, and not hinder, their loadout. Most of the advantages offered should be self-evident.
Buttstock Ammo/Magazine Pouches
IIFS - Integrated Individual Fighting System:
US military AR-based Gear Harness that accepts ALICE gear attachments and carries 6 AR mags. The IIFS continues to serve the United States Army to date, even though it is to be replaced by the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment or MOLLE system. Anecdotal reports indicate the IIFS system is preferred over the newer MOLLE gear for several reasons including durability and utility.
Gear available from my dads web store here!
Russian Naval Infantry field gear:
Multipurpose Slings (aka Tactical Slings)
Photo of a factory ? 3-point AK sling:
Image of an MP5 employed with an "Aussie Style" sling grip. This is a common configuration for AK pistol builds. The weapon is pushed forward when fired to provide semi-rigid stability:
Various other slings
This one is one of those cheap-o surplus "utility straps" that no one can find a real use for. They added some para cord to both ends and heat shrink tubing. Presto a "silent" sling! Pretty clever:
Polish Beryl components and magazines
SVD flash hiders
Tabuk-style flash hider
Bulgarian "4 piece" flash hider and new style SLR flash hider
AK/Valmet port buffer, and "poor mans" buffer for those who reload:
SIG-556 showing add-on bayonet lug location:
A newer (Tapco) Mini-14 synthetic stock
Picatinny mount style on an FNC:
Additional Gear Rigs
Mostly consists of the newer MOLLE based gear that uses the PALS webbing grid. The PALS grid consists of horizontal rows of 1" webbing, spaced 1" apart, and reattached to the backing at 1.5" intervals.
Additional Gear Links