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SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 1st Line Gear

Updated: Jan 21



Bravo team and the operators within the tightly knit team provide a fantastic canvas / starting point for developing and replicating functional loadouts. My previous blog '1B9 Evolution - 1st Line Gear' focussed on a screen accurate replication of 1B9 - Jason Hayes own 1st Line gear. This proved popular and with a whole variety of other individuals in the team, each with their own kit and style, it seemed a natural stepping stone to go from the 1st Line gear used by 1B9 to branch out and cover Bravo in their entirety. No small or easy feat...


For this blog, it was a choice between going through each episode one by one listing each episode here and then detailing the combination of gear used by each of the team per episode. As you can expect, that would a) take a lot of time, b) include a lot of repetition and c) by the time you'd reached Season 2 Episode 4 you'd have given up! Instead I've drawn it down to the main Bravo team members, detailed the 1st Line gear used by each of them, from across all of the episodes in seasons 1 - 3, collated all of the pouches and accessories and provided a summary / reference for you to pick your way through, and note down. You may notice that I have diverted around the black kit and episodes where native forces uniforms have been used. Watch this space...


The kit and equipment hails from mainstream manufacturers and from those manufacturers that are either less well known or have ceased trading (since 2017 when the show first aired!) Whilst there are some standard / uniform comparisons between the teams 1st Line gear, again; individuality, style, mission requirements and interoperability shine through. Similar items generally relate to helo ops equipment such as the personal retention lanyards and the ammunition and grenade pouches.


This blog was built up from looking at a vast amount of HD images, trailers and watching episodes in detail to gather all of this information together from the first 3 seasons. As we move into season 4 there will no doubt be a mountain of new equipment to identify and blog about, but for the time being, the main staple of well know manufacturers and the repeated usage of tried and tested 1st Line gear means that if you build a base of any of the below, you'll have a great vantage point from which to expand / keep updated with Bravo Team as they adapt through the seasons, operations and environments.


Equipment manufacturers


Bravo as mentioned generally use well known real steel manufacturers across all of their kit. In relation to 1st Line gear the following are the main manufacturers of note;


Jason Hayes (1B9)


Hayes through the seasons varies his 1st Line gear based on mission and environment, although it is noted that his preference is for Multicam equipment and extra magazine pouches due to his role. The below list of tactical pouches, accessories, holsters etc span across the first 3 seasons.


Belt Inner

5.11 Tactical Maverick Assaulter Belt - Sandstone

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra


Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam / Ranger Green


Ammunition pouches

M4 single magazine pouch - AOR1

Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Multicam

Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 5.56 / 7.62 / MBITR pouch - Multicam

S&S Precision Skeletonized Magazine Retention (SMR) + SMR Dust-E - Tan


Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Black /

Coyote Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap AOR1

Safariland 6354DO holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam


Medical / Life saving

Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra

London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Coyote Brown


Ancillaries

Carabiner Brotree 12kN - Black

Cyalumes ChemLight 4" - Orange

Carabiner ABS Mil Spec - Olive



Ray Perry (2B9)


Ray rarely changes up from his lightweight standard setup from Episode 1 Season 1 which is a nod to an operators comfort and trust in their equipment. Why change something if it works? The preference is for his Ranger Green 1st Line gear which works in tandem with his Ranger Green Crye AVS.


Belt Inner

Raptor Tactical VertX - Black & Earth

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra


Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Ranger Green


Ammunition pouches

Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Multicam

S&S Precision Skeletonized Magazine Retention (SMR) + SMR Dust-E - Black


Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Black /

Coyote Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam

Safariland 6354DO holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam


Medical / Life saving

Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra

London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Ranger Green


Ancillaries

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11x6x4 Drop Leg Mount & leg strap - Ranger Green



Sonny Quinn (3B9)


Sonny as Support Gunner is as standard carrying extra box ammunition for the teams FN Mk 46 Mod 1 / FN Mk 48 Mod 1, therefore he will when operating as Support Gunner be running a lighter belt than when utilising his HK 416. Of note is that Sonny appears to break from the norm regularly in regards to not carrying an LBT Medikit, in general in it's place on his1st Line gear is a GP Pouch 6x6x63 which may actually contain his Medikit.


Belt inner

Raptor Tactical Odin Mk1 - Ranger Green

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra


Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam / Ranger Green


Ammunition pouches

S&S Precision Skeletonized Magazine Retention (SMR) + SMR Dust-E - sprayed Ranger Green


Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - sprayed

Ranger Green

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Ranger Green


Medical / Life saving

Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra


General purpose pouches

Crye Precision 152/Bottle pouch - Ranger Green

Crye Precision GP Pouch 6x6x3 - Multicam

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11X6X4 - Ranger Green


Ancillaries

Carabiner Brotree 12kN - Black

Cyalumes ChemLight 4" - Orange

Carabiner ABS Mil Spec - Olive

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11x6x4 Drop Leg Mount & leg strap - Ranger Green



Trent Sawyer (4B9)


Trent is one of the stand out members of Bravo, partly due to the fact he is left handed, but again his previous real life military experience has again stepped forward in regards to equipment and manufacturers used which has likely had an influence on the show.


Belt Inner

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra

Yates 464D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra


Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam / Black


Ammunition pouches

Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 5.56 / 7.62 / MBITR pouch - Coyote


Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan

Kydex Tap Rack Holster for Silencerco Maxim 9 - Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam


Medical / Life saving

Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra

London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Coyote Brown


General purpose pouches

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11X6X4 - Multicam


Ancillaries

Carabiner Brotree 12kN - Black

Cyalumes ChemLight 4" - Orange



Brock Reynolds (5B9)


Brock is the second stand out member of Bravo relating to his 1st Line gear and overall gear setup. Namely this is down to his role as K9 handler and the requirement to support Cerberus. Brock is Crye heavy in regards to favoured kit and equipment.


Belt Inner Crye Precision Range belt - Coyote Belt cover outer Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam Ammunition pouches ACS Frag Trigger Pouch - Ranger Green Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Coyote

S&S Precision Skeletonized Magazine Retention (SMR) + SMR Dust-E - sprayed Ranger Green Weapons related S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Belt Adapter + Safariland QLS (Quick Locking

System) - Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap AOR1 Safariland 6354DO holster - Gearskin wrap AOR1 Safariland 771 Open Front Magazine pouch - STX Tactical Medical / Life saving Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Multicam General purpose pouches Crye Precision GP Pouch 9X7X3 - Ranger Green Ancillaries Yates NSWDG-DG-2 Dog Free Y Bridle (W/3 Kong Tangos) Carabiner Brotree 12kN - Black

Cyalumes ChemLight 4" - Orange Petzl Carabiner - Black Crye Precision GP Pouch 11x6x4 Drop Leg Mount & leg strap - Ranger Green



Clay Spenser (6B9)


Clays setup mainly switches between his role using the 416 and that of his marksmen rifle, therefore adaptability is key. Being lightweight and adaptable ensures that he can switch posture quickly.


Belt Inner Raptor Tactical Odin Mk1 - OCP Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra Belt cover outer Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam Ammunition pouches Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Coyote / Black M4 single magazine pouch - AOR1 Weapons related S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam Medical / Life saving Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Coyote Brown Ancillaries Carabiner Brotree 12kN - Black

Cyalumes ChemLight 4" - Orange


Scott Carter 'Full Metal'


Full Metal likes it simple and like Ray keeps his 1st Line gear lightweight and minimal.


Belt inner

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra

Yates 463 Cobra CQB Riggers Belt 1.75" - Foliage Green

Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam / Ranger Green


Ammunition pouches Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Coyote / Ranger Green

Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam


Medical / Life saving London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Coyote Brown


General purpose pouches Crye Precision GP Pouch 9X7X3 - Ranger Green



Victor Lopez 'Vic'


Whilst only having a short spell with Bravo, Vic kept with the teams standard utilising the de-facto setup for a 416 and remaining lightweight.


Belt Inner

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra

Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam

Ammunition pouches

Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Multicam

Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam

Medical / Life saving

Yates 566 Personal Retention Lanyard (PRL) - Terra

London Bridge Tactical Medikit pouch - Coyote Brown / Ranger Green

General purpose pouches

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11X6X4 - Multicam


Ancillaries

Crye Precision GP Pouch 11x6x4 Drop Leg Mount & leg strap - Multicam



Michael Chen 'Thirty Mike'


Mike crept in at the end of season 3 and whilst not getting much screen time, appears like Vic to have adopted the Bravo team lightweight 1st Line gear ethos.


Belt inner

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Terra


Belt cover outer

Crye Precision Modular Riggers Belt (MRB) Gen 1 - Multicam


Weapons related

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track (GRT) Webbing Adapter + Trifecta Connecta - Tan

Safariland 6378 holster - Gearskin wrap Multicam


Thoughts and opinion


As previously said in my blog '1B9 Evolution - 1st Line Gear', if you're going after a screen accurate reproduction of any of Bravo Teams 1st Line gear you will need to spend money. The point to highlight is that all of the above are in some cases slightly unique in the pouches used, positioning, determined by roles within Bravo etc, therefore this gives flexibility to those wanting to recreate them for a team member specifically. Due to the fact that the team share similarities it also means that you can create a blend of Bravos 1st Line gear, picking and choosing for example from Brocks K9 related equipment and combining it with Jasons' additional ammunition capacity.


If you want to focus on building that SEAL Team impression, you will need to spend money to get it accurate using real steel parts. If you choose to go down the replica route, a near enough impression can also be achieved. As I always say, if buying real steel, be at peace knowing that you will be buying quality long lasting products that won't let you down.



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