Oh dear god, I'm not very good at keeping the blog up-to-date am I?
Let's bring everything back up to speed.
I sold my SOE Modular vest and it's pouches, and replaced that setup with a Tactical Tailor MAV. Unfortunately, I've found the MAV to be pretty uncomfortable and I am moving on to other options. As I don't really want to be bogged down with a full armour carrier such as a CIRAS, RMV, BALCS or IBA, I will be going down the route of a higher-end chestrig. I have opted for the Eagle Rhodesian, which looks to sit a whole lot better than the rather flimsy MAV.
I sold my Blackhawk belt + pad setup to Tom Fahey (I still need to send you it! Can you PM me your address? ) and have moved on to a TAG padded patrol belt (Thanks Rachel! <3). This thing is the heat, pure and simple. I have had two different padded belt setups beforehand and both just didn't sit right with me. The padding would usually be too bulky and would restrict movement or would generally chafe the sides more than an unpadded belt! However with the TAG belt there's none of those issues. It's padded, however not as bulky as your Average American middle-aged man. On top of this, it lacks any of what I cleverly have called 'pointy bits' (you know what I mean. Those really irritating bits) and the whole setup is smooth as Cagalli Yula Attha's arsecheeks.
I also picked up a shiny (literally) new Safariland 6004 for my Sig 226. It's one of the newer models with the more flexible material and the redesigned leg shroud. Whilst I have heard negative things about these changes, I welcome them. The build quality is still there and it's still extremely comfortable to wear for prolonged periods. The only differences really asides from the shape would be that you can remove the straps without having to disassemble the entire holster (I tend to remove the top strap and run it with just the lower) and also it comes with a hood which covers the SLS hood. I removed this promptly as it just got in the way of my draws.
In other news, I just got myself a new job! It's not exactly what you'd call executive. It's a 20-hour-a-week temporary spot at my local Somerfields. However, the people I work with are great, my hours are fixed and I get every monday, tuesday and wednesday off. Perfect!
Oh, and my M4 broke. I seem to have a really terrible history with AEGs. My M733 didn't shoot right and my CA M15a4 just... well, let's just say it was about as mechanically sound as an L85a1 with it's internals coated in batter and then thrown into the Mahabi desert. It seems that the tappet plate has gone. A simple thing to fix, but frankly I just can't be bothered. Ho hum.
Well, I'm off to bed now. I just worked an excruciating five and a half hour () shift and I need my beauty sleep.