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WAS RICAS or WAS Compact RICAS


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HI,

I'm planning on getting a warrior RICAS but some have said to get the compact

whats the difference and which should i get?

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I emailed uktactical about this ages ago, ill try and find their reply.
From what I remember, the compact (unsurprisingly) is smaller, and the standard has a sling.mounting system around the shoulders.
I think the standard is for land units and the compact was made for those who are in smaller spaces such as the marines.... but don't quote me on that ;)

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Quick thing, do you run around alot, and need the 'freedom' of a slightly more compact rig, and do you plan on having a belt kit aswell? Either way I'd go compact, it looks better to me :P

 

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Nutster, I do a lot of running (being a sprinter) but i am currently running a SAAV and that does hinder at all, I'm also not going to have a belt kit, I want it all on one thing and i was worrying about the compact not having enough space or being to chest rigy (don't want a chest rig)
Will also be using it for ACF

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What you gonna be loading it up with? Should be enough room

 

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the normal, lot of ammo, but i also need a lot of utility pouches for ACF i.e water, hex cooker etc.

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Ricas compact with rucksack or it gotta all be 1 thing?

 

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I could do but when its a weekender or camp I'll have a bergain so couldn't really have two backpacks.

was having a look and they actuallt look quite similar, with the normal having one more row of molle loops,

but from pics i think most of the real military have the normal

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our military use the osprey, but im pretty sure, a fair few of them buy RICAS's instead

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yea but the osprey stuff is bloody expensive to get it in DPM and i like the look of the RICAS

so which one?

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Another thing to consider is how well built are you?

 

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^^, i was going to get the compact. I tried one and even on its thinnest setting im still to thin :P

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well i'm 5"8' and reasonable built, not skinny, but not a tank, size medium for tops (you can see from my vids)

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if this helps, I'm a 38 inch chest, so do you think the normal would fit????

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Normal will be huge, at a guess, don't know how adjustable they are though

 

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i sent them an e-mail and they said the medium should fit but has anyone here got the normal or compact?

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