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M4 mag pouch
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:03:03 AM »
First try at a M4 single mag pouch. It turned out ok but could be better.

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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 12:21:37 PM »
Lookin' good!

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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 02:40:51 PM »
Good job! However, your SPI is at 6, I'd bump it up a bit (to 8).

Personally I'd just sew the webbing instead of doing full rows, I just don't like it look of it and it serves 0 purpose (for the user) unless you're doing a 2+ layer pouch.
What's your attachment system like?
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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 03:11:33 PM »
Here is the back. Thanks for the suggestions. Do you suggest 8-10 SPI?



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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 04:07:36 PM »
I agree with essal, more SPI. I use 3mm which is about 8 SPI. So times I'll go to 2mm. I also recommend sewing just the webbing. Try starting and stopping in the centre. In lieu of a proper bartack, I start in the centre, go down to the bottom, up to the top, back to the bottom and then up to the middle.

Also, just noticed the rear webbing, usually you need at least three pieces of 1" webbing, stacked, to properly weave to PALS. You need to add one between the two you have. Personally, I do five strips of webbing so the pouch is fully attached with a long malice clip. You can also get a way with two, then a 1" space, then two.
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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 10:07:37 PM »
Yeah 8 is a good generic number for your SPI. There is a separate thread somewhere here about thread science if you want more background on why.

And as GD said, for MALICE clips (or WTFi straps, which is what you should be using ;)), a long is 2+2 (often built as 5) rows, short is 3. Somehow a lot of people get this wrong when they start out, which is why I asked.
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Re: M4 mag pouch
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 08:25:59 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for all the great tips. My next pouch will hopefully be better. The WTF straps are definitely on my list of things to get.