Carrying a second AEG onto the field is something I really only do during longer sims/ops. In the past I’ve just paracorded the AEG onto the side of my pack and hoped for the best. I was considering carrying a secondary AEG onto the field for Operation: Iceback – before I found out that the ammo limits are shared between any AEGs you bring on the field. Since I’d rather not limit my ammo capacity for my SPR, I’ll be leaving the AK back at base until needed.
As I was playing around with my gear I stumbled across another use for the massive kangaroo pouch in my AOR1 Flyye Yote – carrying my AK-104. With the stock folded the gun fits easily into the kangaroo pouch, but still needed to be secured to keep from flopping around…
Enter: a grimloc carabiner attached to one of the many daisy chain loops that run along the top of the Yote, secured to the Magpul RSA on the front end of my AK-104! The gun is now securely latched onto the pack whilst still remaining very easy to access in case of immediate action. This should work in a similar fashion with most SBRs or AEGs with folding stocks provided they have a front-sling point for the grimloc to attach to. I tested it with my Mk18 Mod0 with the stock fully collapsed and the front sling point was just where I needed it for the grimloc to secure onto the front sling point under the triangle front sight.
As mentioned I won’t be carrying the AK-104 with me during Iceback, but this was still a pleasant mini-Geargasm I thought I’d share.