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Eagle Thumb Break System for Universal Chest Rig
Eagle Thumb Break System for Chest Rig
Eagle Thumb Break System for Chest Rig

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Our Price: $12.00

Product Code: EAG.124



Eagle Thumb Break System for Universal Chest Rig

This Thumb Break System allows you to convert one of the outer mag pouches on the Eagle Universal Chest Rig into a holster with a quicker release for a handgun than the velcro retention strap that is provided with the Chest Rig. The System consists of one 1" webbing strap that has the female snap that replaces the existing velcro retention strap, one 1" webbing strap that has the male snap that affixes to the outside of the pouch via velcro, and one 2" wide velcro "lock plate" that locks the outer strap in place (you can also use a velcro-backed Flag patch or similar to lock in the strap).

Directions for use:

Replace the existing velcro retention strap with the 1" webbing strap with the female snap with no velcro on it. The open end of the snap should be facing into the pouch. Run the loose end of the webbing back up through the metal tri-glide to lock it in place, and then fold it back down over the tri-glide again to ensure that the metal tri-glide is not rubbing against your handgun.

Take the 1" webbing piece with the male snap and snap it into the piece with the female snap. Triple check to ensure that your firearm is unloaded, and place it into the pouch you are installing the Thumb Break System on. Make adjustments to the straps to ensure proper positioning of the thumb-break straps over the rear of the slide on your handgun. Once adjustments have been made, secure the 1" webbing with male snap to the outside of the pouch with velcro, and lock it in place with the 2" velcro lock plate.

In order for the Thumb Break System to work properly, you need to make sure that the handgun is bottomed out in the pouch, and that there is tension on the straps when it is in place over the handgun. If there is not sufficient tension, the strap will be loose over the end of your slide and will not provide proper retention.

If you are running a striker-fired handgun such as the Glock, M&P or XD, you will need to run the thumb-break on the highest point on the grip, as there will not be sufficient tension to hold it in place at the back of the slide.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
doesn't fit PIG UCR November 14, 2012
Reviewer: nashvillian from Nashville, TN United States  
i'm sure it's a fine thumb break, but it doesn't work with the PIG uni chest rig.  i assumed that since they marketed it to go with the chest rig... that it would fit.  however, they never claimed it "would fit".

i still dig skd; the product just didn't work for me.

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Adequate for a Blackhawk February 15, 2012
Reviewer: S. N. from KY United States  
I have a Blackhawk vest which has 6, double AR mag pouches across the front.   I use one for a pistol holster, and wished to use this thumb break to make that more usable.   I had to modify the thumb break to work with my vest, adding some velcro to both the break and vest.   It is an adequate set up.  The break functions and is secure.  Understanding that this was not the design of this product, I would say it is quite adequate, but unless the end user either has the rig it is designed for, or is willing to modify, I could not recommend it.   Once installed, must be removed to use the pouch for mags again.   I use a Glock 21 with light.

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Cost Effective Solution January 14, 2012
Reviewer: Steve from The People's Republic of New York  
This is an excellent and cheap way to carry a handgun without the need of a belt and holster that is comfortable for use in conjunction with the chest rig.  My M&P 45 and weapon light  are held very securely and the thumb break is very easy to manipulate.  The position of the handgun is quite comfortable and allows for an easy and natural draw.  The only drawback is that it can be difficult to access anything that might added to the PALS/MOLLE portion of the chest rig that is next to the handgun.

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does it's job! June 30, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Texas  
Works great - fit perfect in my SKD vest to hold my Walther P99AS with TLR3.  The strap was a little lengthy, and eventually I'll trim and burn it.

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Simple yet effective February 10, 2011
Reviewer: robert from boardman, OH United States  
Installed the thumb break on my chest rig and went to the range. System works just as advertised. Held my Springfield 1911 45 tight and secure. If you own the Eagle SKD chest rig this is a must buy!!!!

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