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beachbunny
12-21-2013, 08:28 AM
anybody have solutions to attaching KU items to PALS?
thanks

firecog
12-21-2013, 08:45 AM
I think you need to be more specific. Are you referring to attaching pouches like the E+E or back pouch, or L+L type pockets?
There was a small 'adapter', that allowed the pouches to attach to PALS. IIRC it was basically just a ledderloc repair buckle.

ETA:
Found it:
https://web.archive.org/web/20110225001105/http://www.kifaru.net/KUA_kits.html

shtfco
12-21-2013, 08:59 AM
anybody have solutions to attaching KU items to PALS?
thanks

BB the system below works that firecog linked. But I found just taking the original buckles off the KU 3/4 inch webbing and adding the 1 inch Dock and Lock Buckles also work well. So if you have other standard Kifaru Pouches. Snag 4 of the dock and lock buckles off one. Take off the KU hardware then try out the 1 inch dock and lock male and female buckles. It works well but the system Kifaru came out with and what fircog linked would probably be the optimum way.

beachbunny
12-21-2013, 09:00 AM
thanks for that archive thread.i just want to attach the ku pockets,pods grabit, to my Zulu. I can see how the ladderlocks work and don't feel like ponying up 15 for adapters but I like the idea of running a straight g hook as another member has.that looks real secure. I just need a reasonable source for g hooks. looks like another thread, thanks again

firecog
12-21-2013, 09:18 AM
check out MSM or Down Range Gear
http://milspecmonkey.com/store/hardware-diy/369-itw-g-hook-flat.html#
http://milspecmonkey.com/store/hardware-diy/138-itw-g-hook-wave.html#
http://downrangegear.net/ITW_1%22_G-Hook.html
Get the wave version if you are planning on actually using it as a ladderlock adjstment (even then, it's not the best). The K-connectors may also work.
http://store.kifaru.net/kits-p32.aspx

Pat K
12-21-2013, 12:35 PM
If you look carefully there are lots of little slots on the existing tactical packs that you can slip a KU airlock into. I have a Medium pod on the face of my Marauder now, and what I did was slip the airlock mounting points for the KU pods into the slot on the side release buckle on the compression straps. It was not intended for that, but it seems to work. Then secure the pack and snug up the compression straps. Attach the pod to the airllocks that are now hanging from the side release buckles.

If I am not clear enough, check out the thread entitled Using KU pods as stuff sacks by SHTFCO and he shows the same concept, but using airlock to airlock.

pat

beachbunny
12-21-2013, 01:20 PM
thanks men

beachbunny
01-27-2014, 04:02 PM
firecog, got a bunch of G hooks from milspec,boy are they heavy but they work, thanks,BB

firecog
02-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Hey guys, I found a new source for G-hooks;

http://www.geraldschwartzinc.com/

They are not the ITW, but side by side you would be hard pressed to tell. They make them or have them made, not sure, but I belive they're still Berry compliant.

They run about a dollar each. You'll have to give them a call as they don't have it set up to order from the site.

For your DIY'ers out there, they are probably my favorite supplier. For comparison, they're customer service is at least as good as Kifaru's. I recently recieved an order with plastic three-bars instead of metal, possibly my bad, so I was going to send the plastic ones back and go through the whole exchange process, but he (Gerald Schwartz) refused and just sent the right ones.
They will sell hardware without a minimum quantity, and their prices are the best around. Things like webbing have to be purchased by the roll (17337 is on 100yd rolls for instance), but they're prices are so good, by the time you figure ordering a smaller quantity from someone else, it's worth it just to get the roll. They do have a minimum on fabric as well which I believe is 10 yds, so that I usually get from textile specialist.
They are also usually really good about sending samples of hardware or softgoods if you want to check colors.
They are always super pleasant to deal with, so be sure to check them out.