Having the 901 for a while and testing it, it was time to start putting together the gear that would support its use and was a little easier then the old mag in the back pocket nonsense. From previous articles, you can see Looserounds really likes the TAG Banshee Plate Carrier. Since I see no need to have more then one PC, I decided to work up a way to use the same Banshee for the 901 and my beloved 556 rifles.
I came to the conclusion that I would have enough ammo on the PC for most any need while being able to change it out fast if I did not want to use the 901. After looking around and mulling it over I decided to go with the Blue Force Gear Tenspeed pouch for SR-25 pattern magazines. Two members of Looserounds has been using the Tenspeed for a while adn find it to be a very nice low profile and slick pouch. The TenSpeed is elastic like and holds the mags snug but when you take them out, it will snap closed and lay against the PC flat. The are not the best for a situation if you are going to be sticking mags back in the pouch in a hurry or you need to retain them on then PC under stress, but if you run most your reloads of a belt and the PC acts just as you spares or emergency rig, its great.
I purchased the double mag pouch because I feel that 40 rounds on the carrier and 20 more in the gun is enough for all but travel to Detroit. More can be added as you want. I am way to lazy to carry much more then 60 rounds of 762 for long without a team of mules a nap and my favorite blanket, so 60 is enough for me.
The good thing is the pouches for the 762 mags is tight enough that you can use 556 mags in it as well. They are snug still but a little less then if they are made for 556 mags. This is not a bad thing because it allows you to get them out easier, this is something not as easy when using the pouches dedicated for 556 mags. So , if I want, I can take the 901 mags out and stick two USGI 556 mags in the pC and have 90 rounds of 556.
My other choice is to take the 901 mags out, let them tenspeed lay flat and don a chest rig. I will not go into the unlimited amount of choices for 556 chest rigs out there but I will show my choice. I decided to use the new USMC and ARMY issue tactical Assault Panel ( TAP).
The good thing with the TAP is that it can be worn as a seperate chest rig or can be attached to the PC by hardware that comes with it. So , you can just pull it over the PC or you can attach it with the fastex buckle kit that is issued with it.
I think this combo give me the versatility to go back and forth between two calibers very easy. This works out well since the 901 is very modular.