my lastest acquisition is this G&G M4 (GR16) , AN/PEQ 2 with 9.6V 3300mAh Battery, Magnesium Mount (G&G too), G&P Metal Grenade 40 mm Launcher, two grenades of 165 bb's each one, Surefire with remote swich, and the G&P 4x28 tri-rail Red-Dot is coming to the shop for me too.
at the moment, the gun is at this apparience:
The Patch Panel gets removed for the Medic Pouch as needed.
So far I'm pretty impressed with the Commando Recon Chest Rig. It is by far the most comfortable LBE that I own. On top of that, I experience no loss of flexibility when wearing it. The Commando Recon Chest Rig is very well made, and has a unique system that allows you to use MOLLE or ALICE pouch, but I have no idea why you'd want to use ALICE. Overall I really love this LBE, and the only negetive comment I have is that it's a little light on MOLLE real estate. That's not too big of an issue though, because it holds everything I usually carry with me, but there is no room to spare or grow.
BHI STRIKE Back Plate Carrier
TT Hydration Pouch
SDS 100 Round SAW / General Purpose Pouch
SDS Medic Pouch
SDS Snap Top Double M16 Mag Pouch (x2)
Hydrastorm 100 oz. Bladder
Despite a lot of people telling me I'd have issues, my Back Plate Carrier just snapped right on to my Commando Recon Chest Rig. I guess over the years, BHI has had a bunch of different versions of the Commando Recon Chest Rig and the Back Plate Carrier, each with different buckles. If you decide to go with this setup, just make sure your chest rig and plate carrier are the same vintage.
The Back Plate Carrier is just as comfortable as the Commando Recon Chest Rig. It also appears to be just as well made, but it does not have the MOLLE/ALICE feature of the Commando Recon Chest Rig. Only MOLLE pouchs will fit on the Back Plate Carrier. The Back Plate Carrier changes how the Commando Recon Chest Rig fits. By itself, the Commando Recon Chest Rig is very form fitting, when used with the Back Plate Carrier, it becomes a little looser, but not unsecure. It's still very comfortable.
I'm really glad I got this set up. It allows my to use one LBE for the shortest or longest skirmishes / events, as well as giving me an LBE that is comfortable to wear in any weather, or over as much or as little clothing that I want.
Here are some lame quick pics I took. I never found any good pic of this combo before I bought it, so I wanted to get some out on the net. Over all I'm really pleased with this setup. It's a little light on webbing, but like I said, it carries everything I need.