Category Archives: DIY

ITW Nexus releases the EVO SR buckle

For all you DIY gear makers our there. ITW Nexus has released a video showing off their new EVO SR buckle. According to ITW Nexus the EVO SR will launch in 10, 15, 20, 25, 38mm versions. Only color option so far is black. The buckle features a 2-way funneling type latch and body so it can be properly engaged without having the angle exactly correct when pushing them together. I am not sure if there is a great militarized application (over what is already available) for this buckle but it certainly is interesting and I am sure it will find its way onto future gear. Download the specs pdf from the ITW Nexus website here. If you are looking for an ITW Nexus supplier make sure to stop by the Materials and Sources page here on 30MC under the “Tactical DIY” section.

From the ITW Nexus website:
The Evo SR is the next evolution in fully featured side release buckle design. The Evo SR was designed using extensive user research, leading to real and impactful improvements to the user experience. These improvements include contoured, integral triggers, which makes the releasing the buckle easy and comfortable. The Evo SR also features new, innovative side-to-side and top-to-bottom angular funneling action for seamless buckle assembly. The minimalist aesthetic and accessible function make it a great fit for a variety of applications.

Chinese made automatic webbing cutter. Should you even look at it? A DIY Gear Review of the RbaySale

This review is mainly targeted at the DIY tactical gear makers out there. Anyone from the hobbyist to the guys running side gigs making gear out of their basement, garage, extra bed room. If you fit into this spectrum then you have probably considered getting a digitally automated hot/cold webbing cutter for your shop but cringed at the prices.

Image from Amazon.com listing.
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Is Flecktarn NIR Compliant?

UPDATE: This information has been transplanted to the master “Is It NiR Compliant” page.

There was a pretty good response to the somewhat of a joke-post about MultiDoge (DogeCam) being NIR compliant or not. So, why not make this an actual series and get something out of it? Hopefully I can post some of the more obscure and harder to find patterns that I have access to for those of you who make your own gear.

So, how did genuine Flecktarn material do under Infrared?

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DIY Make Webbing From Fabric

Video description: Welcome to the first episode of our new series ‘Because I Sew That’. These tutorials will not be meant to cover any hyper-complex procedures or methods. Rather a simple introduction into building your own gear and some tips and tricks to make things a bit easier.

In this episode we are making 1″ webbing for PALS out of 1000D Cordura fabric. This could be useful if you are not able to get matching webbing for your project. It will also match the rest of your project perfectly being made from same material.