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807 No. 807 ID: 708727 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Every post must have an image, and every image must be your personal gear. Battle belts, plate carriers, hell, even range bags.

Show us whatcha got.
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>> No. 18159 ID: 81429b
I used standard issue gel pads and sewed some soft leather over them. Stitched it around the edges. Feels good man...
>> No. 18208 ID: 19518e
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Replacing the stock cheapo belt with a TYR cobra belt in the HSGI battle belt was very difficult.

Then I remembered I forgot the fucking holster and had to redo it with the added struggle because the belt was almost too thick to go through the holster belt holes.

I was using a 18 gauge sheet metal strip to separate the velcro between the inner belt and the battle belt, and also to keep the velcro from catching while inserting the new belt. Even with the steel to stop the velcro from catching, so much force was required to insert/remove the belts that I often bent the 2.25" wide 18 gauge steel strip pushing it through, and that was before I remembered the holster.

Other upgrades also included switching to all ESSTAC short pouches. The holster in question is also new (G-code XST) to replace the shit 80s folded fajita one I had before.


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18233 No. 18233 ID: cb7d24 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Going to the gym in my complex just now, I saw an elderly gentleman walking his dog. He was OCing a pistol in such a fashion that I'm not sure I was seeing it right. I had to get closer.

He had a slim leather holster, barrel sticking out, trigger guard barely covered, obviously meant as a concealed owb holster. The gentleman had it set up as a crossdraw holster.

Are you getting the image? It's a skinny fucking swatch of leather with minimal coverage with THE GRIP FACING OUT FOR ANY WHO WISHES TO SNATCH IT!

>"P-pardon me sir? I'm afraid I must speak."
I point.
>"That is a very poor setup."
>"Well, I like it."
And on he walked.

What crazy bullshit have you seen?


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8725 No. 8725 ID: 1e54ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
4chan /k/ here.

I made pic related earlier last week. I have a vectorized version available as well.

I know plenty of OPERATORS love the Rhodesian camo pattern, but it is nearly impossible to find a reputable company to get reproductions from, and originals are priced so high that they cannot/should not be worn for OPERATING.

>$500 short sleeve bush shirts

I mainly wanted to do historical reproductions using similar fabric and cut as the originals, but many anons have expressed interest in a "modern" version using modern materials and cuts as well.

I have set up a poll to determine what uniform cut(s) will be manufactured:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7YJP2F

Both historical choices and modern choices are available. The choices are based on things posted in the original thread on 4chan.org/k/:
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>> No. 18113 ID: da7bc8
Sorry if this is an unacceptable post necro, but is there any chance of this still happening? I can't find this pattern anywhere.
>> No. 18144 ID: 2c9a4e
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>>18113
It's not exactly Rhodesian but there is a German company that sells airsofter stuff that contracted a while back to have a kinda-sort-Rhodesian-ish pattern made.

https://www.begadi.com/be-x-fieldjacket-opfor.html

What they've currently got left of that batch is 65-35 NYCO BDUs in a few different sizes.

I don't work for them, can't speak for the quality, and suspect shipping from Germany to North America might cost quite a bit.

But if you've got to have Rhodie camo, it's the only thing going right now that looks anywhere close to the real thing.

Trident Military used to sell "Rhodesian" (actually a somewhat similar looking Pakistani milsurp pattern) camo but they ran out of it years ago.
>> No. 18145 ID: 5bb21e
>>18144
>>18144
That looks like it needs a good break in and a couple heavy washes
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>>18145
Ah, I just did a bit more digging.

SARCO, of all people, claims to have some surplus uniforms in a similar pattern in stock, and even printed fabric by the yard:

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/ngo-contractor-uniforms---atafrex.aspx

Once again, I do not work for this company, and know nothing about the quality, but at the very least they seem to be offering Rhodie-style patrol caps with the flap in the back to keep the sun off the back of your neck.

The khaki base in these pictures looks quite a bit darker and yellower than in the Begadi product, but that could be the lighting. The single picture of the fabric they're selling makes it look much lighter and less saturated, almost off-white or pale grey.
>> No. 18210 ID: 4af03a
>>8725
IS the Vector file available for purchase?


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18225 No. 18225 ID: def6ad hide watch quickreply [Reply]
any info about this sacks, ammo? era?


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18209 No. 18209 ID: 040d8f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Picked one of these up and in general I'm pretty happy with it, but I have two questions:

- What the hell do I do with those straps in the mag pouches?!
- Any advice on getting the stink out? I boiled it overnight with some powdered oxyclean; instead of smelling like death, it now smells like wet dog and oxyclean. Definitely an improvement, but I'd like to generally not stink, if possible.
>> No. 18211 ID: 6ca38e
If the straps are sewn into the part of the pouch that is away from the body, they are probably lifter straps. Put your mags into the pouches so that the straps are under/behind them with the top sticking out, then fasten the end to the velcro to hold them in. Need a mag in a hurry-ish, grab the strap and pull upwards to lift the mag out until you can get a decent grab on it. Never seen a chest rig use lifters like that, normally you see them on IFAKs or the like. But that's the best I can figure from the picture.

Can't help ya with the smell, unfortunately.
>> No. 18212 ID: 988090
> straps in mag pouches

Mine didn't have those straps, did I get jibed? What sting are you talking about, mine is like 'mil surplus' smell
>> No. 18215 ID: 1dec8f
Still want one.


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17882 No. 17882 ID: a28495 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ok,

For practical purposes as a private citizen, would it be worth paying the extra money for Ceramic Level III armor or to get the Lightweight AR500 Level III+ with Pacxon double-coat? A lot of people bitch about frag/spalling but I've yet to see a single documented instance where AR500 with PaxCon base coat plus build up failed to contain fragmentation.
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>> No. 17911 ID: 83051c
I've got some SAPI plates I picked up from a surplus store outside JBLM a few years ago I've been meaning to replace and suppliment with some soft stuff. Been looking at these and looks like it might be what you're looking for as well.

http://www.bulletproofme.com/RP-Level-3-PLUS-Ceramic.html
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>>17911
Proceed with caution with those. I desperately wanted them to be good because they're almost half the cost of competitive weight/rating, but none of this "independently lab verified" stuff has ever actually been shown on those particular plates, only on the crappy steel stuff. They're stuff is not listed on the NIJ website either. In fact I can't even find any "youtube testing" they make fun of on those actual plates.

A lot of stuff the owner says is gibberish and raises a few flags.
>> No. 17914 ID: 6ca38e
>>17913
If you contacted Armour Wear, the company that supplies Bulletproofme with those particular plates, you could have the certification information sent to you. But yeah, only their IIIA stuff is listed on the NIJ compliance site. Might be because that's the only product they've submitted for any government contracts or something? I dunno. But if you got the information, you could find out what lab did the testing and make a call based on that.

Bulletproofme is one of the oldest sites on the internet that has sold armor to civis, though. I have to imagine that they can't have stayed in business so long while making false claims as to the proofing of their products.

In any case, you make a good point. Researching what you plan to buy is never a bad move.
>> No. 17915 ID: 0b17af
Dude just go on eBay and pick up some plates. I just bought 4 ceramic plates for $330 shipped. Shop around for a while. You might be surprised at what you find on there.
>> No. 18214 ID: 526c53
Any idea about eastern bloc soft vests and plates?


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17894 No. 17894 ID: 4c768d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Any ideas what he has attached to his under barrel?
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>> No. 17900 ID: c5dfe3
  US Army 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier with an E63 personnel detector, in Ankhe, South Vietnam. https://youtu.be/4kGpf9W5s3c

A US 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier equipped with an E63 (XM-2) personnel detector manpack. The E63 intake tube is mounted to the barrel of his M-16 rifle and a signal cord runs from the backpack to a speaker under his helmet. The soldier advances slowly through an area of heavy brush, during training in Ankhe, South Vietnam. Another soldier moves in the background. Location: Ankhe South Vietnam. Date: January 31, 1966.
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I prefer this Vietnam War-era personnel detector.
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Inexpensive to produce, but the training costs are high.
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I just realized I have a photo of the inner workings
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But does it also detect bombs and drugs, cure HIV/AIDS, or find lost golf balls and broken water mains?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651
http://mashable.com/2014/02/26/egypts-miracle-hiv-device/

What about heart-beats?
http://www.pitt.edu/~kconover/dkl.htm


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15635 No. 15635 ID: 0ec15c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
A radio/general comms thread.
What do you have? What do you want? What do you like?
Base stations, mobiles, handhelds, whatever.
Any accessories or modifications you would recommend or have heard of?

Pic is a potatophone pic of my TK-2180 VHF with a Pryme mic.
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>> No. 18164 ID: 0e8e6d
>>18148
Spend the same amount as a Baofeng and get a surplus Motorola XTS3000.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-XTS-3000-Model-III-H09UCH9PW7AN-800-mhz-Portable-Radio-Lot-of-5-/253058368963
>> No. 18173 ID: 08f745
>>18164

which won't talk to anyone
>> No. 18174 ID: 60eafd
>>18148
My first radio was a Baofeng UV-5R that took two years of abuse. I reprogrammed it and stuffed it in the traveling box. Remember the box?

I spend the better part of a day with manuals learning to program the damned thing by hand to get onto local repeaters. Yes, it was difficult to program. That's why they make programming cables and CHIRP. Now, I cut and paste to different radios with different firmware. I play with RTL-SDR and have a Yaesu FT-897 base station these days.

And FIVE Baofengs, mostly for hiking using mobilinkd for APRS or otherwise messing around. They're brilliant for what they do, which is work as programmed, take abuse, and be cheap as hell. Sure, they look awful and have an ill-conceived interface. But for $25, you have a great little HT that you can take out and mistreat with excellent results.
>> No. 18182 ID: 3e9aae
>>18174
I taped a little piece of paper inside the battery compartment with instructions on how to program a repeater offeset, since I always forget the correct order.

And yeah they're not great, but they're good enough and have drastically lowered the cost of entry into ham radio. I think a lot of the hate just comes from the same old farts who got super angry when code requirements got dropped.
>> No. 18204 ID: 3e9aae
Anybody get contacts on AO-91 yet?

https://www.amsat.org/ao-91-commissioned-declared-open-for-amateur-use/
>The satellite was launched on November 18, 2017 as part of the ELaNa XIV mission, secondary payloads aboard the Delta II rocket that carried the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite to orbit. AO-91 also features the Fox-1 style FM U/v repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz.


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17932 No. 17932 ID: 8abb7b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Why were Eastern Bloc helmets so retarded?
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>> No. 18196 ID: 060ec8
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>> No. 18197 ID: 060ec8
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East German Border Guard General Officer's uniform
>> No. 18200 ID: cce514
>>18193
The east German SS uniforms were chosen because the Ossis wanted to have a "uniquely socialist" uniform different from the western uniforms (at the time more of a "military double breasted suit" like the Royal Air Force's uniforms) and uniforms of the Soviet occupational forces.

Of course as Germans are known for their cynicism, perhaps choosing the uniforms of the National Socialists was a subtle joke about how yes Hans, we are the baddies.
>> No. 18203 ID: da39fa
>>18193
They're actually based on Prussian uniforms, which is what the SS uniforms were based on. Simpletons never look past the Nazi use to see the true origin of that design.


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18189 No. 18189 ID: 8db00f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I want flannel lined 5.11 pants. But can't find them in by size.

So I want to find separate flannel pants as a liner for my usual 5.11.
Does something opchan-recomended flannel pants ever exist? Maybe woolrich?
>> No. 18191 ID: 044fd0
I have a few pairs of fleece-lined pants I got at Walmart a few years back, they seem to have held up well. As for a separate liner I'd recommend the Polartec milsurp bibs:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-MILITARY-POLARTEC-BLACK-FLEECE-COLD-WEATHER-OVERALLS-MEDIUM-S-R/152283108769?hash=item2374c7d5a1:g:TfIAAOSw4shYA9yz
>> No. 18192 ID: 044fd0
>>18191

*Wrangler fleece-lined pants.


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