Rigid MOLLE Panel - Heavy Duty GRP - 15.25in x 25in
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM AND WILL SHIP SEPTEMBER 2018.
We are in the process of introducing a major upgrade to our most popular sized Rigid MOLLE Panel, the 15.25in x 25in vehicle seat back or under seat size.
Our current models are made from 3/16" HDPE which serves as a great Rigid MOLLE Panel. The limitations encountered involve a densely loaded panel secured to a vehicle seat back which is slightly reclined. A noticeable sway or bow in the middle section can be noted at this point. To counter this we supply steel stiffener bars for the 15.25in x 25in panel which bolt up on the left or right border of current model panels. We would like to offer a stronger version of the panel though that doesn't require add on's for this level of stiffness.
We considered manufacturing these panels from 1/8" Aluminum or steel, but the higher material costs would push the price to $150+ for the panel alone. In addition having a metal panel on a leather or cloth seat introduces the possibility of burrs or sharp edges cutting the seat material, and also wearing on weapons and other items mounted to the panel.
Our solution is to use the same material Glock (and many other firearms) use for frames, stocks, etc. which is a glass filled polymer. The very small fiberglass pieces mixed into the polymer acts as a reinforcement, just like rebar reinforces concrete. See the Glass Filled Polymer prototype vs current HDPE pictures below to see the difference in material stiffness on a large panel like this.
To utilize this material requires an injection mold. We have a strong commitment to manufacture our products here in the USA to support our local and national economy, and also for the higher quality achieved. We have an injection molding partner only 10 minutes down the road from us and are utilizing their years of expertise to manufacture these panels here in the USA.
As of May 21st 2018 the mold is being designed and machined, and we expect production to begin by August of 2018. Delivery of products to customers should be expected in September 2018.
This is a major investment for us and we want you to benefit from it both as the end user and as an early adopter. We are offering pre-sale of the panels at a reduced pre-sale price to all customers between now and when they begin shipping.
For those who already own a 15.25in x 25in or want to buy a current HDPE model between now and when the Glass Reinforced Polymer version is released there will be a special instant rebate available. Please email email@example.com with your order # to receive that pricing and discount code. Eligible models for instant rebate are 15.25in x 25in and 25.75in x 15in.
Please note that this purchase will be for JUST THE PANEL. The additional rifle mounts, mounting straps, and pouches are additional. Please complete the Pre-Purchase of the panel alone, and purchase any products you wish to have delivered now on a separate order.
- 9/16" holes around outside edge accept Quick Detach Push Button Bases for Quick detach mounting straps.
- 1" slots around outside edge accept 1" webbing for mounting.
- 1/4" holes around outside edge accept 1/4" machine screws with spacers for mounting with Riv-Nuts
Made for Vertical applications such as Vehicle / Truck / Patrol Car seat back mounting. Can be used for horizontal applications such as under rear seat of pickup trucks or on the back of rear row seats in SUV trunk area.
Material: Glass Filled Polymer
Panel Weight: Approx 25 ounces each