View Full Version : TGII docked to Pointman (pics)

04-01-2006, 12:10 PM
Hey guys,

I was messing around with this combo and came up with this last night. Before posting this, I did a quick search and didn't find anything about this. Apologies if this has already been posted (my 'Search-Fu' is weak...)

Basically, I took the standard dock n' lock idea from Kifaru's side pockets. I came up with an idea to attach a couple of compression straps to the TGII so that it can dock n' lock like any other DNL pocket. I used lighter green webbing to show where the new straps went.

This is an oblique shot of a TGII dock n' locked to a Pointman:


The next two photos show different attachment methods for the dock n' lock or compression straps:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/Chuck45/IMG_0951.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/Chuck45/IMG_0953.jpg

The last image shows the use of double zip ties end to end. This is a more sturdy attachment method for the compression strap as opposed to the 'One Wrap' used previously. Using two zip ties also allows them to lie a little flatter (than just using one zip tie). I haven't had the chance to see if there's still enough room for a MALICE clip or not but I think it'll still fit. Also note that I ran the top compression strap through the tab loops on either side of the TGII. I don't know if this was necessary or not but it seemed to help keep the TGII from sagging.

The Pointman is lightly stuffed and the TGII has a sweatshirt in it just to see if this idea had any merit. Yanking down on the TGII by hand, this set up seems pretty solid.

What do you guys think? I'm usually well behind the times so I wouldn't be surprised if someone already thought this up when the TGII first came out! :rolleyes:

04-01-2006, 06:24 PM
Great job! I like the way you attatched the strap to the PALS webbing on the TG.

04-02-2006, 05:11 AM
an easier solution would be to use 4 short lengths of webbing with a loop sewn to each end and a Slik Clip in the loop (or just use Siameses SlikClips) and then thread on the QR buckle of your choice... can also sew the trailing end of the strap in your preference of folds to keep it from pulling out of the buckle. You could also just use this kit from Tactical Tailor to retrofit your TG2... Take the male sides of the straps and attach them to the pack (can change out the buckles easily enough...) then use equivalent female slotted buckles (or just the female straps) to attach to the base pack. http://www.tacticaltailor.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=104

The closest thing Kifaru has would be their Lashing straps which seem like they're not optimum for this setup. HTH!

04-02-2006, 07:22 AM
Bill - Yeah, that looks like it'd work well too. I should get myself a sewing machine one of these days.

04-02-2006, 12:59 PM
Me three...

04-03-2006, 07:08 PM
the ziptie would be a better option placing perhaps every 3-4 channels.

Sewing? wait until you stitch a fingertip /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif