Some people seem to think they have to have the latest and greatest, just 'cause they like it. These are the same people who get a new car every time their lease runs out, a new computer every year or two even though all they use it for is the Internet, and probably keep up-to date on the developments in the fashion world as well.
Then there are the people who try to use gear as a substitute for knowledge and training. You'll see them decked out in Multicam or ATACS at the range, trying in vain to hit a target 10 yards away with their H&K uber-pistols.
And also, there are those who see no need to ever update their gear. The old stuff is working, so they leave it at that, and refuse to see how some new gear could really enhance their abilities.
Most of us are somewhere between the two extremes. When something new comes out, I take a look and see if I thing it would actually work better for me than what I'm using, and if so I buy it. Likewise even without new gear, I constantly evaluate how my gear is working for me, the way I do things, and if something is sub-optimal I look for something better. New techniques and better training often obviate old gear.
All that said, here's my setup as it currently stands:
(1) is my blow-out kit. Standard contents; look up "blow-out kit" or "trauma kit" anywhere on the Net and you'll find lists galore.
(2) is a .308 AR magazine pouch, which happens to be a great iPhone carrier.
(3) is the same, but carries cuffs.
(4) are, of course, 1911 magazines.
(5) is a GP pouch carrying various necessities.
(6) is an admin pouch with a flashlight holder.
(7) are a couple of these beautiful things. They hold 8 12-gauge shells per side, though in the single AR magazine pouches they're in I can only fill one side. Dummy-corded in, they pull out and can just be dropped after removing the shells.
(8) holds 12 12-gauge rounds.
Also, behind (2) and (3) are two more single AR magazine pouches. One holds a multitool and one holds my radio.
The vest is an armor carrier from Condor Tactical.