AR Weapon Retention System Rig

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Tracey Ponder created this AR retention rig. It attaches to a Molle vest. There is a large mount that the AR holster attaches to. The AR can be spun 360 degrees parallel to the chest. It can be removed by rotating the gun upside down and pushing the weapon away from the chest rig. Pointblank Enterprises bought the rights to the design and Tracey estimates retail for the rig will be approximately $200.

 



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Vhyrus

    What does this do that a 2 point sling does not do?

    • Zachary marrs

      Be expensive and retarded

      Not necessarily in that order

      • gunslinger

        you can put your gun upsidedown?

        • Zachary marrs

          Calm down jerry

        • Daisuke0222

          If only. Then all of my problems would be solved ;-P

    • David

      I think it is better compared to a single point sling.

    • Daisuke0222

      Maybe someone who fits the definition of high-speed/low drag, operator, or all around tactical badass can answer that. It might be less likely to snag on doorknobs or the like when you’re moving in close quarters, but other than that, I can’t see any advantages over a 2-point sling, and none that justify the asking price. I’m willing to be enlightened though…

  • Don Ward

    Perfect attire for dining at your local Chipotle’s!!!

  • sgt fish

    so when you want to re-sling your rifle you have to clip in back in? i just dont see it as a very viable option especially given the complexity and the bulk. Ive always used a 2-point sling of some sort. its simple and allows me to do everything i feel necessary

  • Squirreltakular

    I would rather make a sling out of 550 cord and duct tape.

  • Don Ward

    Also. Can I use this to mount a fuzzy guitar so I can spin it 360 degrees like ZZ Topp?

    • Zachary marrs

      Flag everyone!

  • Ethan

    Unless you’re parachuting with your rifle… WHY?

    • gunslinger

      operator! that’s why

  • Jeremy Star

    It’s actually kind of neat, but at $200? Yikes. I like my sling just fine, thank you.

  • Yond

    Wouldn’t a steel clip rigged to either the stock or receiver that could fit in MOLLE rigging work just as good, if not better, than this as well as being a bit more durable

    • Raymond Bailly

      S&s precision makes a rail mount belt clip, knights makes a keymod verson

  • roguetechie

    I see stuff like this as symptomatic of the utterly abysmal way in which actual combat ensembles are seen and treated as individual pieces…

    This is a horrible way of handling stuff like this which has to work with the other pieces. Not only that but by doing it piecemeal you wind up with more straps hooks, clips, dangling stuff, and general BS than an entire array of gimps at a bondage convention!

    With what we know about ergonomics and human kinematics much better could EASILY be done! But… unfortunately that would require each branch to take the actual reins, quit buying COTScombat Gucci and instead come up with a cohesive design with enough modularity for different groups to tailor their load out and ISSUE A SPECIFICATION FOR BID!!! at which point people like KOHO, and other high intensity gear makers could bid for the contract!

    If you did it this way you’d save money (sporting gear makers can and do get extremely high quality stuff made in places like Indonesia at comparable quality but higher volume than say arcteryx on a daily basis)

    You could even bid different parts of the kit to various manufacturing groups! (My vote is pro designed or boneless for knee and elbow pads… you pay more up front but you also get the DECADES of fine tuning these guys have put into products designed to be used by testosterone and rage drunk teenage boys who are going to beat the loving piss out of them up to 12 hours a day for YEARS! Personally I’d go with boneless for Rangers 82nd etc, I bet that alone could add a dozen jumps to the average guy’s service span before he’s too beat up to keep jumping.)

    Also by integrating the entire combat ensemble (don’t like the name ensemble, too bad, it’s the correct terminology for what we’re talking about!) You can eliminate what auto desk inventor calks interferences. In this situation I’m referring to having multiple straps running through the same area, overlapping, binding, and etc. This is actually a MAJOR source of the type of constantnnuisance injuries from pinching, chafing, and even serious muscle strains that sap manpower. Once in combat having something bind at the wrong time or ride up and suddenly limit your range of motion unexpectedly can get you DEAD! This isn’t about COMFORT or just people whining because war hurts… this is a fairly cheap way to avoid medical discharges, low unit readiness from sick call, and stupid totally unnecessary combat casualties!

    You can also create a system that rides as snug in with the body as possible while still maintaining critical air spaces in the lumbar area for example leading to a cooler soldier with less center of gravity perturbation and less stuff to snag etc when doing what infantry do… ( crawling climbing crouching and even rolling if you had to all while being able to keep your heead on a swivel because you’re not worried about hopping off something and winding up hanging by your now hopelessly tangled gear as your own momentum beats you into anything in range like a boot in a dryer… PRAYING your buddy can get you uncaught before every tango for 200 meters is converging on the sound of your impromptu piƱata impersonation! All the while hissing an kicking at your giggling buddy holding up a strap cutter as you realize you just cost yourself $209 in replacement gear and 30 days of borrowing every bit of feces and vomit scented mismatched crap your squad mates have back at thhe FOB!)

    HELL the guys @ PEO could get real smart and even call up TARDEC and have them weigh in/develop a field upgrade to use on the seats of new vehicles with suspended seating that. Helped support your gear and keep your kidney from having something jammed into its traditional space in your thorax for the entire ride! Then you might actually have a chance of being truly combat effective after a 12 hour ride!

    But instead we’ll probably still be reading about the next generation HULC now with Japanese engine exchange Honda VTEC to keep costs to ONLY half a million per unit 2,3,4, or even 5 years from now! Why?
    1. It would require a non post service jobs program version of a procurement.
    2. It would require the military to actually figure out its needs, find solutions, finalize a design, and just bid it without any interference from top tier “systems integrator ” firms that for a nominal 300% markup on actual gear plus a flat 50% of total real procurement value will downgrade the specifications and nearly bankrupt the foreign companies they farm out 95% of the actual production to while also making sure at least 90 subcontractors on 3 continents now have full access to the entire program including the original GOOD DESIGN, and absolutely zero reason NOT to sell the data to everyone who will buy it!

  • MrApple

    I’m simply not OPERATOR enough to own this.

  • Jon Hammett

    What? When you need your rifle you have to turn it UPSIDE DOWN?!? Just shoot yourself and save the bad guys the trouble!

    The things that can pass as innovation these days…

  • Core

    Awesome rig! Is it beer koozie compatible?