posted on Aug, 25 2007 @ 02:42 AM
Still rubbish if you go prone. The current penchant for assault vests makes it extremely difficult to fire from the most stable firing position
(prone), as well as crawl. Trust me, when the rounds go down you'll want to be on your belt buckle and crawling into cover/change positions. You'll
want to be in a stable firing position to reduce the effect of the massive adrenaline surge you'll be feeling while you return fire. You'll want to
present as small a target as possible. This all means prone. These assault vests also reduce the ability to reload quickly and effectively. Try doing
this with an assault vest while on your belly.
The answer is smple. PLCE belt webbing. Carries more than an assault vest. Completely modular. Pouches easily accessable in all firing positions.
Compatable with all forms of body armour. Comfortable to tab in (if fitted correctly). Can be stripped down to the bare basics for OIBUA.
Assault vests do have some advanatages however. They are useful in vehicles - try using belt kit in a WMIK. They are also hold pouches at the front of
the body, making utility pouches quicker to access. However some may argue that this is fairly moot as the only pouches youll ever need that quickly
are the ammo pouches, in which belt webbing still has the advantage.