Two of the head borne items that debuted earlier this year at the 2013 SHOT Show from Crye Precision were the Nightcap and Skullcap. The Nightcap is soft headmount for NVGs and the Skullcap is a fleece cap in MultiCam.
The G3 Combat Shirt and Pants are the follow-on to Crye Precision’s Combat Shirt and Pant AC, previously reviewed. More of an evolution than a complete design change, the G3 Combat uniform has detail changes that allow it to offer more utility and mobility than before.
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The Crye Precision WindLinerâ„¢ is an extremely light weight and packable jacket that offers outstanding widn and weather resistant in a featherweight package. It stuffs into its single mesh-lined shoulder cargo pocket.
The Crye Precision MagClip is another example of Crye’s ‘out of the box’ thinking. It’s a plastic clip that attaches to most M4 magazines which provides new options for carrying and using them. It’s ideal where low visibility, rapid access or additional capacity is needed without the need for a magazine pouch.
The Crye Precison G3 Field Shirt is an evolution of their previous models, with some new features.
The Crye Precision JPC (Jumpable Plate Carrier) caused quite a buzz when it was unveiled at the 2010 SHOT Show. Some changes have been made since then, and the updated production version was shown at the 2011 SHOT Show. The JPC is an extremely light weight, packable, minimalist plate carrier that weighs just over one pound. Even so, Crye has been able to incorporate features into its design that many more complex plate carriers don’t have.
The Crye Precision AirFrame Helmet made its public debut at the 2010 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It was back this year at the 2011 SHOT Show; available for purchase but not heavily advertised to the public. In typical Crye fashion, Crye took a different approach when designing the AirFrame from the ground up, with its separate front and rear ballistic shells.
The Crye Precision GunClip is a new approach to carrying and deploying a handgun. While it looks like a holster, it isn’t. It allows the handgun to be deployed quickly whether it has a light or suppressor mounted without having to go through the normal draw stroke of extracting the handgun from a holster.
The Crye Precision CAGE (Crye Assault GEar) Plate Carrier (CPC) is an alternative to the CAGE Armour Chassis for the user that may not need the amount of ballistic coverage that the CAGE Chassis provides, and can sacrifice some coverage for weight savings. One of the differences between the Armour Chassis and the CPC is that the CPC utilizes unarmoured flanks and an external cummerbund system, and is made from 500D Cordura instead of 1000D. Besides a host of new features, the CPC also incorporates Crye’s new Structural Kinetic Support System (StKSS) that transfers the weight of the CPC from the shoulders to the hips when worn with their new low profile belt.
My goal at the range was to get an initial/general feel for the CAGE Chassis, overall comfort, mobility, etc and see what changes, if any, I had to make to my shooting style. I’m obviously not someone who uses this gear for a living, but I write from my limited point of view and experience in order to (hopefully) provide useful information to those who might. For this first range session with the CAGE Chassis, I also had the CAGE Shoulder Plates on hand, and the Ops-Core Bump Helmet.