Materials List and Sources

A non-comprehensive list of materials you might find useful for building your own tactical gear. This list is a work in progress. If you have suggestions to add please let us know.

Vendor Legend

Not a comprehensive list of vendors

84928492 Nylon Works Co.8492nylonworks.com
ACWAmerican Cord & WebbingACW1.com
ADFAmerican Direct FabricationRaptorBuckleUSA.com
APXApex MillsApexMills.com
AAPAustriAlpin (Canada)AustriAlpin.net
BWBrookwood Roll GoodsBrookwoodcompanies.com
CECanvas ETCCanvasETC.com
FSFastening SystemsFasteningSystems.com
FNMFoam N MoreFoamForYou.com
GSIGerald Schwartz IncGeraldSchwartzInc.com
HUDHudsonHudson4Supplies.com
JHCJohn Howard CompanyJohnHowardCompany.com
JWSJontay Webbing SourceJontay.com
MOSMOS TacticalMOSTactical.com
MSMMil-Spec MonkeyMilSpecMonkey.com
MSMission SpecMissionSpec.com
MMIMMI TextilesMMITextiles.com
OCTOC TacticalOCTactical.com
OSIOcean State InnovationsOSInnovate.com
RSThe Rain Shed IncTheRainShed.com
RBRRipstop By The RollRipstopByTheRoll.com
RWRockywoodsRockywoods.com
SFSeattle Fabrics IncSeattleFabrics.com
SWStrap WorksStrapworks.com
TAPTAP PlasticsTapPlastics.com
TexIndTexcel IndustriesTexcelIndustries.com
TexNetTextile Network IncTexnetInc.com
WTFWhiskey Two FourWTFIdea.com

Fabric

Small AmtVolume Amt
Cordura
(330D, 500D, 1000D)
RW, WTF, MOS, RSBW, MMI, GSI, OSI
HypalonWTF
SquadronWTFBW

Thread

Small AmtVolume Amt
Size E / #69 NylonJWS, WTFJHC
Size F / #92JWS
Size FF / #138JWS

Airmesh / 3D Mesh / Spacer Mesh

Small AmtVolume Amt
DNB1383mm (7.95 oz/yd²)RW, WTFAPX, GSI
DNB1188mm (12 oz/yd²)WTFAPX

Webbing

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
A-A-55301 Type 31″ 63361GSI, RW, WTF, JWSTexInd, MMI
A-A-55301 Type 41.5″ 63402
MIL-W-173371″ 63401
MIL-W-173371.5″ 63401
MIL-W-173372″ 63401
MIL-W-173373″ 63401

Binding Tape

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
MIL-PRF-5038 Type 3.75″ 62333JWS
MIL-PRF-5038 Type 31″ 62333JWS

Hook and Loop

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
A-A-55126
(5/8, 3/4, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6″)
GSI, RW, WTFMMI, FS

Elastic

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
MIL-W-5664 Type 2, Class 11″ flatWTF
MIL-W-56642″ flat
MIL-W-56643″ flat
MIL-W-56644″ flat
MIL-W-56645″ flat
MIL-C-43701
(1/8″, 3/16″)
Round bungee shock cordJWSTexNet, GSI

Cord

Small AmtVolume Amt
ParaCordJWSTexNet, GSI

Foam

Small AmtVolume Amt
Volara Closed Cell Foam
(1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″)
FNMFNM

Stiffener

Small AmtVolume Amt
Curve TacticalOSI
HDPETAP
TegrisWTF

Polymer Hardware (Buckles, etc)

Small AmtVolume Amt
ITW BucklesHUD, MSM, RSFS, HUD
DuraFlex/National MoldingJHC
ACWACW
GSI (Gerald Schwarts Int’l)GSI
GT CobraJWS

Metal Hardware (Buckles, etc)

Small AmtVolume Amt
ITWHUD, MSM, MS, JWSHUD,
Cobra BuckleAAP, JWS
Raptor BuckleMS, ADFMS, ADF

* Volume Amt can mean anything from a full roll to pallets of rolls. Small Amt refers to less than a full roll.

Zipper

Small AmtVolume Amt
#8 YKK COIL ZipperRW
#8 YKK SlidersRW

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