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Packs and bags / Re: Small assault pack
« on: August 31, 2015, 11:47:55 PM »
Thank you for the feedback!

This is what the straps looked like on number one:

The straps are made form closed cell foam and a layer of 500D Cordura.

Concerning the narrow footprint: I really wanted it that way. Especially if you wear a plate carrier and a rifle it's much more comfortable, on the other hand it sacrifices a lot of space that way.

Pictures of the inside will follow later today. Nothing too fancy on the inside though.

Packs and bags / Re: Small assault pack
« on: August 31, 2015, 11:51:06 AM »
Thanks for the input.

Yes, all seams are finished with binding tape. I bind free hand and avoid binding tape wherever I can....

Platforms / Re: Patrol Rig (Split Front)
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:32:10 AM »
Looks really good! How do you fold the corners and keep them in place? I use a spray adhesive and that's just plain shit. Your corners look way better than mine...

Packs and bags / Small assault pack
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:05:05 AM »
About a year ago I decided to build my first backpack, a small assault pack. Today I finally finished the improved number two.

I'm still thinking about the straps and how to make them, any advice is appreciated here.

Thanks a lot essal. I just downloaded your Excel sheet and changed it to Euro and metric measurements, turns out my belts are just 8 cents off from my calculations and my estimated price I used so far.

My advice would be... Don't tell anybody that you exist until you know what you do. I was 17 years old when I started making gear and immediately tried to sell it. No good idea. Now five years later, my brand has a solid position in the german market. I don't sell tons of gear, but considering the time I work at SR Tactical, I earn good money.

Today I would develop one or two items and learn how to make them perfect.

Another point is the choice of tools and materials. Buy the best equipment you can afford as soon as possible, but don't overdo that. The most important thing is a good sewing machine. Yes, a 150$ hot knife is great, but a propane torch and a pair of scissors for 5$ each will do the trick aswell.

Last point: Be confident. Don't let people hate on you, just do your thing.

The office / Re: Your design fee is %@$#% per hour?!!!!!
« on: August 31, 2015, 04:26:00 AM »
I absolutely agree with that, Gear Dynamics. I way undercharged the product I made for my first government contract, just to get that contract.

A good customer of mine referred me to the agency that is willing to buy several bags  from me and I wanted to get onto that boat.

On the other hand: If some civilian comes up with an idea he wants to have produced, I charge 100/h including standard materials. I consider this fair, with that rate a not so special utility pouch would roughly cost 50. If friends need something, i usually offer a trade, because most of my friends run their own business in the tactical industry or work with a government agency. That way I usually get free gear, firearms, ammo or just a few training lessons with a great firearms instructor.

To resume that: I usually take the money I feel confident in taking, as I still want to have fun sewing stuff.

Pouches / GP Pouch
« on: August 27, 2015, 05:29:56 AM »
1100D Flecktarn Cordura, genuine german Army webbing....

Pouches / Re: AR Magazine pouch
« on: August 27, 2015, 05:23:05 AM »
@TwoWayTrauma: The webbing is a two inch webbing and is folded under the binding tape of the front portion of the pouch.

It  is easy to make that way, several good customers of mine tested these in the sandbox and had no issues concerning too much dirt.

I however understand that mud could go into the bottom, but experienced no problems so far.

Pouches / AR Magazine pouch
« on: August 23, 2015, 02:03:43 AM »
My latest product:

Introductions / Hello from Germany
« on: August 22, 2015, 11:48:31 AM »
Hi, I'm Stefan from SR Tactical which I founded in 2011.

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