Condor MOPC with Recon Tactical R-TAC Pouches
Condor MOPC and Recon Tactical R-TAC Pouches
I had the opportunity to test the Condor MOPC with several different M4 Pouches and Hydration Carrier from Recon Tactical . The Hydration Bladders that I was using were the 1.5 Liter and 2.0 Liter Source Bladders. (I picked mine up from Tactical Distributors)
I typically use the Pantac Weestach and Battle Belt combination for both indoor and outdoor events, but I was looking for a rig that had a smaller profile, and something that I could use in the winter.
The Condor MOPC is a little different from your standard plate carrier. It has a smaller front plate area, and from the other carriers that I have tried, seems to fit better. Something to note, the MOLLE on the front of the plate carrier is thicker than normal. It appears to have two layers of fabric per each row of MOLLE. The downside to this is that threading MOLLE Pouches (Or using the Blackhawk Speed Clips) can be a pain. It can be done, but it will take you longer to thread these pouches.
Mounted to the MOPC, I had several different M4 pouches from Recon Tactical. I was running the following:
The pouches held my PTS PMags and the bungees and tabs used for the retention system are very secure and the tabs are large enough that you can easily grab them with your gloves. The only issue that I faced was that one of the pistol magazine pouches did not fit my KWA ATP Magazine. But, the other M4 pouch that had a pistol magazine pouch fit fine.
By carrying the staggered double stacked M4 pouches, it allowed me to carry more magazines in a smaller area. And having the double M4 pouches set in a staggered style, I found it very easy to access both M4 Magazines. The flap covering the ATP pistol magazine ensured that your magazine would not fall out or become dislodged.
The smaller (5o ounce) bladder is great for a short day of game play. Or if you are training for a few hours, it gives you enough fluid to keep the rig light and tight.
The dump pouch can hold all of my PTS PMags (10) without issue. Two very nice features, you can invert the dump pouch and magazines will not fall out. This is due to the baffled design. And another nice detail is the flap that you can use to cover the top of the pouch, or if you roll it up, acts as the wrap.
If you are looking for Plate Carrier, I would recommend the MOPC. And if you are in the market for some pouches, the Recon Tactical R-TAC series have a nice place int that market.