Author Topic: VZ 58 chest rig  (Read 748 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline briang2ad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2903
VZ 58 chest rig
« on: June 04, 2022, 09:01:29 PM »
Anyone know of a decent chest rig for the VZ 58? Thanks.

Offline RSR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4293
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2022, 09:23:47 PM »
There's a Czech Army Vz95 chest rig.  Also an assault vest available.

Type 56 AK and South African R4/galil rigs (2 types in poop brown) also work if wanting milsurp.

3 Mag AR15 flap pouches generally hold 2 Vz58 mags, and 2 mag AR15 flap pouches generally hold 1 Vz58 mag...  The open top AR15 pouches are generally too narrow.

For molle, if running multiple mag types, HSGI's tacos are good.  Several makers of molle chest rig panels.

No experience, but Apex Gun Parts recently launched a gear store and has AK chest rigs.  Good luck!


Offline Hammer Time

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1001
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2022, 09:28:34 PM »
I'd love to see some pics of whatever you come up with, since I'm interested in historic examples.

But if you're just looking for a basic chest rig, I would think that just about any AK rig work.

Offline RSR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4293
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 03:14:05 AM »
*Just checked and the Strike Hard Gear and Grey Ghost Gear open top single mag pouches with bungees (3x shingle and 2x shingle respectively) that I have on my Vz58-oriented plate carrier (former front, other offhand side) are both no longer made...

SHG also made an AK chest rig at one point.  They still have a website, and wouldn't hurt to inquire about a custom run.

Offline sboone

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 289
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2022, 10:26:08 PM »
I use a UW gear swamp fox for AK mags, it holds AK, VZ 58, and AUG mags perfectly.  The covers latch, they are tight and don't rattle, a little break in but works very well with a little extra molle on the sides for TQ or other accessories.  The split front is nice and allows some breathing to keep air circulation.  I've been using it for 3ish years now, run it at Kalashnicon and it is not the limiting factor in my shooting.  In a game where guys are running battle belts for speed, it holds its own and unlike them, I don't lose mags off a belt when crawling around.  Despite the use and abuse it still looks really good and stitching is all 100%. 

They have a pretty solid lead time but it's worth every penny IMO

Offline RSR

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4293
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2022, 05:14:55 AM »
Have heard good things about swampfox.  They've intermittently closed to new orders recently, so definitely a substantial backlog.

Offline czgunner

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2022, 11:54:58 PM »
I think mine is from Beeze.

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Disabled combat veteran

Offline gyr

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2022, 06:06:01 PM »
British Army Issue DPM Woodland IRR Chest Rig works very well for me.  The three front mag pouches hold two mags each perfectly.  The large admin. pouches on each side of the mag pouches could hold four more mags each, if that is your wish.  (Gets little heavy.). I prefer cleaning and maintenance gear, IFAK, spare water, dump pouch, etc.  Being milsurp, this rig is almost indestructible.  And it's very quick to put on and take off.  Add a battle belt for secondary weapons, butt pack and canteen(s) and you're good to go.

Offline briang2ad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2903
Re: VZ 58 chest rig
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 09:15:06 PM »
I now have a Chinese type 81 - they work.

 

anything