UTG Sportsman Tactical Scenario Vest, Black


UTG Sportsman Tactical Scenario Vest, Black, PVC-V568BT Want a sturdy vest for your professional duties or recreational sports, but do not want to go for the full weight material? This is the perfect choice. It incorporates the complete, serious combat mode design with absolutely no scrimping, but uses lighter weight material for best performance as well as the sporty look. You get to easily carry your all gear for quick and comfortable access in diverse sportsman scenarios.
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$ 52.96

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  1. 304 of 309 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Tactic-cool, March 25, 2010
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    Big Jon (U.S. Army) –

    This review is from: UTG Sportsman Tactical Scenario Vest, Black (Sports)

    This vest is well made and a great value for the money. It’s not quite as slick as some of the professional vests, but of course they cost 4 times as much and then you have to buy all the accessories separately. This one comes with a good compromise of accessories.

    It’s a real tactical vest. I have to admit that I am not into paintball or airsoft games, so I don’t know anything about it’s suitability for those applications. This vest is designed for carrying real weapons with live ammunition.

    It’s made of very sturdy nylon webbing with heavy plastic zipper. The belt is a substantial nylon cloth with heavy plastic closure, comparable to similar military equipment. It has a lot of features that are hard to see in the photo.

    From the top to the bottom:

    1. It has a rescue handle behind the neck so you can extract a wounded team member. This handle is fairly sturdy, but could be a little stronger. The shoulders both have steel d-rings attached for hanging the vest when it’s not being worn. (A loaded vest may weigh well over 30 pounds, so this is a good feature you expect from professional equipment.)

    2. The back is nylon webbing with a large nylon webbing pocket for a hydration bag. The webbing is very tough and nothing like a lot of flimsy vests I have seen. I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy it is. It also has a Velcro closure to secure the water bag and two Velcro retainer flaps on the shoulders to hold the drinking tube. This is a very nice feature if you like hydration systems. I assume you can drop your assault pack and retain your entire water supply. (I use Alice type Canteens, so I wouldn’t know).

    3. The back is reinforced with 3 wide strips of heavy nylon with sewed-in loops to mount equipment. There is a strip of Velcro between these nylon pieces (inside the loops.) I am not really sure what these loops are for, but the reinforcement is very useful and links up with the side adjustment straps to provide a lot of extra strength and durability where it’s needed. The back cover can breath without being failure prone. Nice job.

    4. The sides have 3 straps with nylon slide clasps to adjust the fit of the vest. Kind of nice.

    5. The right shoulder has a rifle pad with an internal roll to form a pocket for the butt stock. It’s a clever design, but I am not sure if I like this feature yet. Time will tell.

    6. The upper right breast has a pocket which is 4 x 6 x 1 inches (roughly), with a flap held closed by Velcro. There is also a Velcro panel on the front of the flap. It comes with a 5 shot 12 gauge shell holder attached. This shell holder is baffling to me. All the other magazines are for assault rifles and pistols. Are we supposed to also carry a shotgun…with only 5 shells? I suspect this feature is mostly for looks. I admit it looks kind of cool. Fortunately this shell holder can be removed and replaced with a patch or logo for your unit or organization. It doesn’t hurt anything.

    7. The left shoulder has a small pouch, big enough to carry a bandage or your cigarettes. It may be a radio pouch, but I don’t think so. (It’s really handy for carrying smokes and a flashlight, but I think it’s for a pressure bandage).

    8. The upper left breast has 3 pistol magazine pouches permanently sewn on. This is kind of annoying to me, but could be handy for some people. The pouches are well made and fit a .45 ACP (single stack) magazine and look like they would fit a 9mm double stack with room to spare.

    9. The left side has a removable pistol holster for a medium frame automatic. (It fits a Ruger P90 fairly well.) The holster has a magazine pouch on the receiver side…just like the other three. The holster is held on the vest by Velcro and two buckles….this didn’t seem very secure to me, especially with a heavy auto and 2 full magazines. I promptly took it off to add the 2 spare rifle magazine pouches (see below), so I don’t really know how well it would hold up.

    10. There are three large ammunition pouches on the right side and one sewn to the far left behind and under the pistol holster. (That’s a total of 4 permanently sewn to the vest). These pouches are heavy nylon material and have generous Velcro flaps that allow different sizes of magazines to be used. Each will hold 2 x M-16 magazines or one AKM or M-14 magazine. The vest comes with two extra ammunition pouches that can be attached to the front left to replace the pistol holster. (for a total of SIX rifle magazine pouches). These two spare magazine pouches are held on by Velcro and buckles, just like the pistol holster, and replace it, but they seem to stay on pretty well loaded with 60 rounds of 7.62 x 39. But I have not done any real crawling with it yet. I may have to come up with a stronger way to attach them.

    11. Inside the front of the vest on…

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  2. 44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Cant beat it for the money, October 28, 2010
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    Jared (SOUTH PARK, PA, US) –

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    This vest is honestly a lot better than I thought it was going to be. The material was fairly heavy duty, put it through some torture testing and havent had any problems yet. The mag pouches fit either 2 AR-15 magazines(GI style metal mags only holds one plastic, or one ak-47 magazine. The pistol mag pouches hold 2 7-8 round single stack 1911 magazines or 1 M&P or Glock style double stack magazine quite well. the crossdraw holster can be transfered to the duty belt and easily holds a 1911 a1 government model and although when in the crossdraw configuration it hangs just a little bit, but when I tested it and did everything I could think of to tear the thing off, running, PT type excersizes, even shooting and crawling in the prone position and it has yet to come loose. The elastic 6 shell shotgun holder is mostly there to make it look cool unless you plan on using a serbu super shorty as a sidearm, but fortunately it is removable and the velcro is the perfect size for a patch or two. Aside from being not quite as slick as some of the more pricey vests It is a perfectly functional starter vest. The only reasons I didnt give it 5 stars is that, 1. It doesnt breathe very well and can get hot if you’re wearing it in hot weather, 2. the elastic straps on the back of the vest arent wide enough to put anything of consequence back there, and 3 no way to easily paracord a sizable knife to the vest other than strapping it to the duty belt.

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  3. C. Fields "Making your brain hurt since 2005." says
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The premier tac-vest for the budget!, March 26, 2011
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    I started building a tac-harness recently for a number of reasons. Suffice it to say this was the base for it all. All I can say is, wow! The vest is made of a heavy mesh that makes it ideal for wearing over any clothing or outer gear. It adjusts completely to fit a frame all the way from an extra small (XS) all the way to a (5XL). I have 56″ shoulders so I was apprehensive that it would fit but once adjusted it fit like a glove. The vest comes with an optional extra set of mag pouches to replace the cross-draw holster on the left side. With cross-draw installed the vest has 4 mag pouches for AR-15 or AK-47 models. That can be expanded up to 6 with the extra pouches installed rather than the cross-draw. UTG also makes a drop-leg holster which will fit perfectly with this vest as well. I installed one on my vest and it’s well worth the extra space. All in all, this is very heavy duty construction.

    As for the total package, the belt has two handgun mag-pouches already on it, the cross-draw holster has one, and there are three on the left side of the chest. Room for up to six 12ga. shotgun shells on the right chest pocket. shooter’s pad on the right shoulder. Radio pocket on the left shoulder. Inside there are zip pockets on both sides. Both shoulders have metal loops for rifle slings. The back has a heavy pull strap, which could be heavier in my opinion but is still good enough to hold up under pressure. The back has molle loops for whatever you could think of needing.

    My only real gripe I could have is that for left handed folks it could be irritating. The cross-draw holster seems to be only built in for a right hand draw. That and the shoulder pad does not swap over to the left.

    Overall, great vest for the money. High quality construction and great price.

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