- -Why would your two front pistol belt straps be a different type & size from the side and back of the vest?
- -Why use 4 different types of webbing on the vest?
- -Why use a small grade zipper? Why not heavy duty like on a standard BH vest?
- -Plastic Hardware really?
05-04-2016 04-20-2016 Snow is finally gone and starting to get caught up from the Christmas rush! Spring Jacket orders about to go in and need to get back on the ball. I also acquired a desert HUSKY Molle type BH vest to use for the HUSKY template for the larger Desert Vest so I will have TWO Sizes for everyone! 09-07-2015 Have some more samples in and doing some photos tests and samples look to be about as close as we can get right now… Still looking for one more MIL-SPEC webbing but may have to substitute for something close there! Hoping to have prototype done by Summer of 2016 and be able to start talking orders by the Fall… 03-30-2015 So the mesh is perfect but the wrong color was going to let that details go but way too dark! So wife suggest painting it? At first I was like Noooooo! What you thinking woman? Then I was like well? Maybe… Did some test sprays and ya know what it worked… No to find the right color! Left a sample outside all WINTER it was -32* at one point… Didnt affect the mesh or the webbing when recovered the samples this spring… WOW! The color I thought would be perfect not even close… so I tried the ALMOND and its not bad! 07-21-2014 Haven t updated in while but there has been more webbing progress and really only have ONE more to identify! Good news ran into a guy that knows some people at Eagle Industries so that might reveal some long waited secrets or information… More good news we found that draw cord stop last night with some more searching! Ordering these this week! 05-17-2014 Still fighting this webbing mess~! Finding Mil-Spec webbing from 15 years ago proves to be much harder than I had guessed in the beginning!The side and rear belt loops as well as shoulder adjustment clip wedding was thought to be a MIL-W-17337, but after samples the weave and thickness is not correct! 03-18-2014 The hunt for the correct webbing has been on for weeks and we think we have at least located a supplier that can help us and another $155.00 of webbing has been purchased. Still looking at couple more things we need, but we should be very close on all counts. Am trying to work on this almost daily even if its only one more sample or phone call. On hard days I been spending about 1-2 hours following up leads. Decided to send out an email blast to this who wanted these. I have emails saved all way back to 2011. Has it really been that long?? Wow! 02-02-0214 Time to get busy on this again! We thought this be good motivation for us to finish search for missing items so we can try to roll these vests out for this summer! My desert BH is working on for me for now! 09-08-2013 Been busy summer with projects, cons and of course the new baby! Hollee is a huge blessing to our family and we very excited to see her grow up loving our passion, but time will tell. I am still working on these when I can. The webbing is becoming the hardest part to match and I may have to cave and just get something “close” which I hate to do, but if it means getting these made it needs to happen! I did find a awesome “Sheppard” style HUSKY Blackhawk vest to use for a pattern for the larger vests and to tie me over till I get these made for my costume! 03-16-2013 After another week we have gotten few more samples in. The webbing is correct, but not the shade of color. So far we have identified two MIL-SPEC webbing’s to be 5038 & 17337. Was hoping this TAN499 would be our baby, but once again close but no cigar! 03-11-2013 After HOURS and WEEKS of research and searching ever webbing mfg, fabric supplier and mesh out there we finally got some samples today in the mail that seem promising! We will attempt to replicate these down to some of the smallest details! Issue is there are some strange details I do not even understand.