I was going to do a poll for this, but figured we'd get a more robust discussion with a straight up question:
Do you have your load carrying equipment figured out?
With "load carrying equipment" being the catch-all for nylon kit to carrying magazines and support gear out on a patrol, to stand guard or fight an engagement. Usually, this is spoken about in terms of 3 tiers - first line being on person/belt kit, 2nd line being a chest rig/plate carrier/lbv, and 3rd line being a backpack of support gear - but those tiers don't always have to be the hard/fast case.
Do you have guns but not much in the way of support gear - spare magazines go in pockets?
Are you working on putting together your first 'kit' - a battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier?
Do you have a couple different lines, but are working on integrating them all together?
Fighting gear but no pack?
Have the gear but haven't been able to test it?
Or been there done that, tested and refined everything and happy with the results?
Is it not a priority at all for you and you're instead focusing on other areas?
I'm interested to hear where everyone is, what you are figuring out and what barriers might stand in your way.
It seems like there are a lot of folks out there that have guns, but nothing to really support any kind of activity with 'em outside of informal plinking and target practice.
I'm always tinkering with this stuff and working on my own gear, and am not a certified expert by any means, but want to get a good gauge of where people generally are.