1. Post #1
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Yesterday I received a package from EBAirsoft. It was kinda half-wrapped in orange paper (by half wrapped I mean it was open on one side) and stuck on the outside was $173.20 of postage. Thank god for free shipping. Inside were my TMC Bandoleer and Fastmag Gen 2 clones.

    The real TAD Bandoleer was released in 2008, and like everything else made by TAD, was never seen again after their few units were gone. It was made to be a quickly deployed grab-and-go platform for transporting small amounts of equipment. The real ITW FastMags were created in 2007, and in 2008 were revised into what is known as FastMag Gen 2. The difference? Smaller size and adjustable retention. The goals of the FastMag were to hold one 30rd STANAG mag, be able to be mounted upside down or rightside up, be used with one hand, and have no closure device necessary. These goals were met, and the FastMag quickly became a hit.



    This is the TMC Bandoleer, a clone of the TAD bandoleer. It claims to be made of 1000 denier CorDura, and although I am no expert of CorDura, I can look at it and tell it's pretty well made. It comes in CB and Multicam, and features fake MOLLE all over it (it's not actual webbing, just two layers of CorDura stitched together), velcro, buckle, and slide adjustments, and a pack on the back that resembles an EMDOM Wide Load pouch, not present on the real TAD. Below is a color match with the FastMag and Condor AR mag pouch.



    The major difference I find on this is the awkwardness of adding pouches to the front. As see in the picture, the webbing goes vertical to the rig, making pouches on it sit horizontal. However, if you wear it backwards, it's perfect for mounting a hydration carrier on, so I don't really mind it.



    On the back, as stated earlier, is what appears to be a permanently attached Wide Load pouch. The webbing on it is horizontal, so this is what I use for the front. On the inside is more MOLLE (I don't know why) and a map pouch which is terribly made. It's got tons of cloudy grey stuff on it making it impossible to see the map held inside. It's still a good pouch for holding batteries, tools, snacks, maps, butt plugs, phones, wallets, and anything else you may need to keep on you.





    This is the clone FastMag. It's basically two pieces of plastic lined with rubber and held together with a rivet and a big rubber band for pressure. One of them came with a broken shock cord strap, but this doesn't matter, because the plastic midcaps I use don't weigh much, and don't require the extra retention. The webbing straps look like a ragged bandage, no joke. You can clearly see the loose weave of the fabric, and although it concerns me, they seem sturdy enough.





    So now we're going to see how much shit we can stuff in. Here are three AR mags, a bottle of bbs, snacks (a pill bottle of peanuts and a bit of a calorie mate), a full set of allen wrenches, electrical tape, two nunchuck batteries, and a speed loader.





    Yep, it all fits.

    Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase. I will report back after playing with this setup and tell you how it's fairs.





    MOTHER FUCKING EDIT FUCKERS

    I ran this rig, and after being stormed by people asking what I'm wearing, airsoft was played. The Fastmags held mags fine, and were easy enough to reload even when prone. Because the rig has all the weight on one shoulder, I STRONGLY advise you not put a hydration carrier on it. Besides that, the rig held up fine, and functioned as planned. Will update thread when something breaks.
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  2. Post #2
    Psycoace2's Avatar
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    How much did the bandoleer cost you?

  3. Post #3
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    $45.60
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    HI JACKSON FISHER HERE WITH ANOTHER FANTASTIC PRODUCT!
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    I really dig that you added the history and background, pretty sweet. Also, haven't the gen 3 fastmags been out since forever?

  6. Post #6
    FPKawaii's Avatar
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    I really dig that you added the history and background, pretty sweet. Also, haven't the gen 3 fastmags been out since forever?
    Yeah, but they are more expensive and only come in pairs, and I doubt I could fit four on here very comfortably.

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    Yeah, but they are more expensive and only come in pairs, and I doubt I could fit four on here very comfortably.
    You'd have an extra in case you broke one, or you could buy a beanie with molle webbing and have a fastmag on your noggin.[/best_idea]

  8. Post #8
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    You'd have an extra in case you broke one, or you could buy a beanie with molle webbing and have a fastmag on your noggin.[/best_idea]
    Well, every other was made for a belt or for stacking onto eachother, so it wouldn't be very stable on a MOLLE platform.

    Edited:

    HI JACKSON FISHER HERE WITH ANOTHER FANTASTIC PRODUCT!
    No, it's:

    HEY FUCKERS ITS THE MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON FISHER HERE TO SELL YOU SOME BULLSHIT YOU SHOULDN'T BUY LETS SEE WHAT THE FUCK I HAVE ON ME RIGHT FUCKING NOW!
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    That's great, you should replace Billy Mays.

  10. Post #10
    Psycoace2's Avatar
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    Can you link the bandoleer? I can't find it anywhere.

  11. Post #11
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    That's great, you should replace Billy Mays.
    Well he is dead...

    Edited:

    Can you link the bandoleer? I can't find it anywhere.
    http://www.ebairsoft.com/phatom-band...ki-p-4206.html
    http://www.ebairsoft.com/phatom-band...am-p-4230.html
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    So that makes it even easier!

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    Jherkin Gherkin
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    i like multicam i like you I LIKE this thing too i like you all lets like
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    <3

  15. Post #15
    FPKawaii's Avatar
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    THREAD UPDATED YOU FUCKERS
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    Your face is round.
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    babbyfaec

  18. Post #18
    FPKawaii's Avatar
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    Your face is round.
    It took you this long to notice?

  19. Post #19
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    I only now looked here. I really don't give a fuck about gear when it comes to airsoft. Some of you guys have this massive hardon for just the clothing.

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    iFail's Avatar
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    yeah but pics of kawaii abound

  21. Post #21
    YEAH, AND?
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    I only now looked here. I really don't give a fuck about gear when it comes to airsoft. Some of you guys have this massive hardon for just the clothing.
    I don't really care that much. I will admit that that there are some things I'd like to get, like a 6sh92. But other than that, if it works I don't care

  22. Post #22
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    I don't really care that much. I will admit that that there are some things I'd like to get, like a 6sh92. But other than that, if it works I don't care
    I don't even know the damn names. Hell i'm like this with guns too. I'm very much into firearms and know more so than the average person. But some of you guys are just obsessed.

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    FUCK I MISPELT APPROVES

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    oh well i guess it just more realistic if he is a south west ranger
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  24. Post #24
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    Doesn't seem practical to me, wearing just three mags. If I combined that and a combat belt, then yeah I could see it being a lightweight loadout.