MOLLE stands for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. It is a standard used to ensure cross-compatibility when mounting tactical gear on load-bearing equipment.
It is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and rucksacks utilized by a number of NATO armed forces, especially the British Army and the United States Army. The system’s modularity is derived from the use of PALSwebbing as rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto the vest to allow for attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories. This method of attachment has become a de facto standard for modular tactical gear, replacing the ALICE system used in the earliest modular vest systems (which is still in use with many police forces). It is produced for the United States government under contract by several contractors, such as Specialty Defense, Armor Holdings, Ehmke Manufacturing/High Ground Gear, as well as Eagle Industries.Source: Wikipedia
A company called Limitless Gear has developed a new spin on an old technology. Typically PALS-mounted gear has to be woven into the standardized netting, but the OPFOR does away with this need by providing a fast attachment system mounted gear. In short order gear can be clipped to webbing, giving the user the ability to quickly and easily change the configuration of his or her gear.
The OPFOR also puts a new spin on magazine attachment, working with the magazine’s catch to provide secure retention of magazines. Other solutions rely on friction, lids or bungees to hold clips in place. Friction is said to be unreliable, while bungees and lids provide an obstacle to magazine release. A simple twist and pull is said to be all it takes to release a magazine from the OPFOR.
Limitless Gear says they have patents pending for the OPFOR’s design and they have committed to manufacturing the OPFOR entirely in the US. They’re seeking $100,000 in an Indiegogo fixed funding campaign to complete final production costs and mold tooling.
The campaign is well behind on meeting the goal, but there are 50- and 100-unit retailer packs that could prove useful in turning the tide quickly if the campaign can find the right audience. Guns.com recently picked up on the campaign, so it may just be a matter of time. The site has said they plan on securing a couple of the devices and rigourously testing them in-house.
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