Finally got my battle belt setup tweaked to where I want it, so it will be all ready for TWC next month. This is meant primarily to ride high, with the buckle across the navel, but it can be worn around the hips to accommodate a vest or chest rig.
The buckle allows you to pull the straps super-tight, and it has some shock-cord looped in the back for elasticity, so it will stay firmly in place without severing my spine. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_002.jpg
I made the dump pouch small to hold pistol mags and the occasional grenade. The top flap can cover it, fold back out of the way, or hold the pouch in a rolled-up position. It's one of the first pouches I ever made from scratch, and it shows. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_003.jpg https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_004.jpg https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_005.jpg
I whipped up this universal holster over the weekend after seeing something similar online. It holds my primary when I'm in the staging area or both my hands are occupied (with flags and props and general acts of heroism). I can also use it to hold the foregrip of a slung rifle (i.e. my Phenom) to keep it snug when running or climbing. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_006.jpghttps://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_007.jpghttps://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_008.jpg
In back are my custom Kanuck-style radio pouch, two RAP4 50-round pod pouches holding Pursuit Pods for reloading, and the shock cord loops that keep the belt snug. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_009.jpg
My backup/Wu-style pistol rides in a custom forward-canted semi-thigh holster. It has a strap to go around the leg as well (but my mannequin doesn't have legs, so...). The bottom of it is held shut by a thick strip of velcro, so it can be opened to allow a longer barrel or suppressor, and the side can expand to accommodate a folding grip or light on the rail. The mag loop is nice for empties, but when I carried a full mag in there I only had three rounds left by the time I loaded it. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_010.jpg
This is my prototype mag pouch. It's based on the same design that Milsig Solid Gear and other use, but I couldn't find one in MARPAT, so I made my own. Getting the spacing right for all four mags so they are held snug but can still be inserted easily was a PITA, and it shows. Next time I'm going with a webbing-reinforced opening and elastic halfway down, which should give me more room for measurement error. https://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_011.jpghttps://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_012.jpghttps://www.geek-out.com/paint/tpx/tpx_014.jpg
I'd like somewhere to tuck a couple more mags, since I currently have 8 - I'll probably either put a couple single-mag pouches on the RAP4 hydro pack I'll wear with this, or else pick up or replicate one of the WTF Radius gauntlets - I have an idea for one with an integrated full-sheet map pouch...