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WhiskeyTwoFour

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20rd AR mag pouch
« on: June 13, 2015, 06:35:16 PM »
20rd AR mag pouch laser cut from 500D Highlander laminated to 420D pack cloth.  Laser cut Hypalon WTFats 2x Long and eyelet tab. 

No tape or hems on edges...  had enough of that nonsense :) 

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Re: 20rd AR mag pouch
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 08:37:58 PM »
No binding!? Isn't that a WTF staple? I don't think I've seen your work without binding ever...

Questions:

- are you concerned with the edges fraying?
- what did you use to laminate the two fabrics?
- do you make a 30 rnd version?

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Re: 20rd AR mag pouch
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 12:08:49 PM »
Constant evolution is necessary to stay relevant.  Binding had its place in our manufacturing process early on.  With the advent of machine cut material, I'm quite proud to show off the workmanship necessary to keep clean lines.

Between PU and contact adhesive, I just don't see it as any more likely than traditional construction fraying.  Of the warranty exchanges over the years, the most common wear issue was abrasion on the front face of the pouch and sometimes where mags rubbed against corners.

This particular example uses StaPut.  As an academic exercise, we've been wringing out laminate adhesive using DAP Weldwood High Strength Adhesive, StaPut SP123, and Northstar LO2800.  After a season of use, there does not appear to be a clear winner.  If this becomes a thing, we'll outsource laminating to a qualified converter.

30rd is next followed by some 308 options in both shock cord and flapped variants.

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Re: 20rd AR mag pouch
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 04:23:36 PM »
Want 30's in MC Tropic for photo shoot! In fact, I'll need to speak to you offline regarding pouches again.