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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. 18076 ID: b06430
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>>17920
Fuck winter? Fuck you.
>> No. 18104 ID: 7023dd
>>12240
Where can one get those Gel pads?


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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. 18040 ID: 6455d6
>>18038
Mine had the label created for about a week before it shipped. They bring huge batches from the week to USPS so that's why it's sitting there. Ivan is pretty responsive so you could drop him a line if you get nervous.
>> No. 18054 ID: 05187c
>>18040

Still waiting. It's been over a month and no change in status. Also no email response from Ivan.
>> No. 18087 ID: 05187c
I backed this project from the start, I patiently waited for 4 years.

Today after being informed my order was to ship 2 months ago I finally got a response from Ivan. I had emailed and called for 6 weeks hopefully trying to get a response. So I had no choice but to contact my bank. Here is the response I got.

"I was under the impression we had notified all our customers involved in Rhodie investigations. I have nothing I can say that will make you feel better, but my heart hit the floor when I discovered you were not informed.

As I hope you can understand, we are not in the business of stealing from our customers, but the amount of variables and chaos has basically brought it to that for you.

Here is what is going on.

1. Atlantco, the people who constructed the BDUs, discovered 2 weeks before the end of production, that even with our increased safety margins, they ran out of fabric for the boonie hats. Cutting us short 115 Boonie hats. We dictated who got boonie hats by shipping orders that were Boonie only, then shipping the orders involving boonie hats chronologically. So the last 115 orders for boonies get their money back instead.

The tricky part of refunding customers, is that the payment processor used at the time is now defunct and we can no longer use them to process refunds. The most timely and organized method we had was putting the $19.99 into your kstore account as a temporary form of a refund. This is not us telling you "worry not you can still spend money on us", but the best way to give you some form of your money back while we work out a check or paypal money.

2. We do not have your UBAC in size 2XL-Reg. Ethier Atlantco made a order mistake, or your UBAC was mispacked. Part of what we have been working on, is clearing through Rhodie Returns and order corrections to recover your UBAC in this size to send to you. This is what we have been waiting on currently, but have still not found anything. We have UBACs in 2XL-LONG that I can send instead. Otherwise I can refund you along with the boonie hat.
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>> No. 18088 ID: 05187c
I know no one really cares at this moment but, I did want to say that Ivan did correspond with me and we have reached a solution.

Ivan if you read this, I will post pics ASAP... my only question is, how neckbeard /k/ommando should I go?
>> 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.


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18109 No. 18109 ID: f9bf1b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I really gotta know which camo is operator, cause range operating, and hunting. Thanks, even though this is /k/, well thanks if you say it /k/ have a good time.
>> No. 18110 ID: d08759
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This should be in /g/ear...
But my answer is Vietnam War-era tiger-stripe, like this CISCO tiger boonie, issued to recon units, MAC-V SOG & CIDG.
>> No. 18111 ID: d08759
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US Army Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) of the 173rd Airborne as they sit, in camouflage, in a helicopter in War Zone C during Operation Junction City in the Vietnam War, Tay Ninh Province
>> No. 18112 ID: a8dbe2
Whatever is applicable to the situation and biome.


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18077 No. 18077 ID: 13f512 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
since my local camping/tacticool store is going out of business, I snagged these Oakley M Frame 3.0 PRIZM thingers. the whole set was marked down to $200 which seems to be a decent deal with the clear, TR22 and TR45 lenses and all the little accessories.

I gather the PRIZM lenses are supposed to help with contrast, but what's the difference between TR22 and TR45?
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>> No. 18080 ID: 13f512
Interdasting. I am excited to wear these to the range, I guess the TR22 would be appropriate for outdoors and the TR45s for inside shootan.
>> No. 18092 ID: 6e2b77
I've really enjoyed mine. The lenses were developed with sport shooters in mind, so they've done quite well for me shooting trap.
>> No. 18106 ID: 13f512
fuck I broke the nosepiece thing
>> No. 18107 ID: 6ca38e
>>18106
Two months, almost to the day.

The mind boggles.
>> No. 18108 ID: a8dbe2
https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Eyewear-DB116-Banraj-Glasses/dp/B0001YXRIC

My new favorite sunglasses. Pretty much just like older M-Frames, but they're $8 and MIL_PRF 31013 3.5.1.1 compliant.

Bretty fuggin gud.


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18081 No. 18081 ID: e40bce hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So it's been a rainy month here. Lets have a general rain gear thread.
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>> No. 18096 ID: 56190f
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And remember to keep your guns and powder dry.
Container, Individual, Aerial delivery, Rifle, 1st pattern, (Rigger Modified)
These are the cases also known as the "Modified 1st pattern Griswold bag". Details include authentic snap and grommet closure, cloth loops and snap, interior construction, snap hook and webbing hanger, and military nomenclature ink stamp. Our cases are made slightly longer to fully and comfortably fit the disassembled M1 rifle inside without stretching the canvas. It includes a release cord to close the case. We used custom woven white harness webbing that includes the black ticking with a milspec harness snap hook. The canvas used is the durable and authentic cotton duck in the Od#3 shade. In this rigger-made version we take our standard model container and modify it with the addition of three lift-the-dot tabs to close the container instead of using the lacing closure. This modification was most commonly made by the airborne units fighting in the Southern France campaign. http://www.wwiiimpressions.com/riggershop.htm
>> No. 18097 ID: 56190f
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>> No. 18098 ID: 56190f
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the disassembled M1
>> No. 18099 ID: 56190f
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Since hard plastic rifle cases usually cost a lot, I typically use cheap padded soft plastic zippered rifle bags.
>> No. 18103 ID: e8c487
>>18084
yes i do and i love it, not much more to say though its nice quality, but it should be for the price, it is super convenient that it folds up nice and small in its own attached pouch.

if you like ponchos, i would definitely say get this one its the best i have ever owned.


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17047 No. 17047 ID: 82edf9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Gear of the world wars.
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>> No. 17937 ID: a5ad5d
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Pilot Officer Paton and Sergeant Pilot Crompton leaning on the barrel of a gun on a tank buster, Tunisia, May 1943.

Looks like a UK Hawker Hurricane with two 40mm anti-tank cannons.
>> No. 17950 ID: a5ad5d
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One of the twelve thousand goumiers in the French corps, irregular Berber tribesmen known for their agility and ruthlessness.
>> No. 18100 ID: 56190f
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U.S. Army Signal Corps, Bell & Howell 35mm Eyemo 71-Q (PH-330-G) motion picture camera used during World War II.
>> No. 18101 ID: 56190f
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>> No. 18102 ID: 56190f
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17462 No. 17462 ID: 2bdd99 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Since AR500 can't unfuck its shipping/order department, I have 350+ to spend on armor unless they miraculously put a carrier and plates on my doorstep by monday, I need alternatives. I sent them an email saying I either want my money back now, or they can send me the plates I order and another of their cheapest level 3 carrier packages.

Currently running a grey ghost carrier, but it's been without armor since fucking beginning of september. Give me good and reliable places to get some shit.
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>> No. 17547 ID: 79b400
>>17546
>>17545
We should get the guy from the Wound Channel to test it out, I'd trust him to put it through its paces.
>> No. 17548 ID: 79b400
>>17547
I actually just sent him a message with the link, we'll see if he's interested.
>> No. 17554 ID: 82c0c7
>>17546
Hate to hear that you hate your carrier so much, because I was just about to buy that exact style. Does anyone have similar recommendations in that price range?
>> No. 17622 ID: 54b1b1
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17622
Where do you guys usually get your OTVs? If they work well I guess I'll take a shot at purchasing one.
>> No. 17630 ID: bd9939
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>>17554
I ended up selling my banshee on ebay and buying a Ferro Concepts Slickster from The Great White North. A little less overt but has a little less working space than something like a banshee, but scale-able from plates only under a cover shirt to a light magazine/essentials loadout to pairing with a chest rig for the full package.

For something with a little more space to work with from the start, I'd look at Beez Combat Systems or Mayflower for a good budget option.


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15635 No. 15635 ID: 0ec15c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [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. 17012 ID: 254d85
>>17011
Yeah I was thinking of getting a LDG autotuner but ended up going with a MFJ-904, a bit cheaper and I kinda figure I should learn how to use one instead of just pushing a button.
>> No. 17438 ID: d4c8ee
Can anybody comment on the Bearcat 75 or 125? I've decided I'd like to get a scanner so that I can have it monitor the 2m/70cm simplex frequencies, mainly because of how slow the scan function is on Baofengs, and the limited frequency coverage.

One thing I'm mainly interested in is the "close by" function, mainly in how it works, is it effective and can it be set to only respond to memory/band frequencies or does it just respond to anything?
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>>17438

I'm not particularly skilled or knowledgeable in the context of amateur radio, but I am a helluva researcher, and your interests happen to at least momentarily coincide with mine, so I'll look into the matter and report back to you.

>One thing I'm mainly interested in is the "close by" function, mainly in how it works, is it effective and can it be set to only respond to memory/band frequencies or does it just respond to anything?

Right off the bat, this sounds prima fascie like something that might operate based on APRS or similar. But again, most of my knowledge is heavily black-boxed, so I'll have to do a bit of reading and get back to you.

Image unrelated and chosen at random nearly at random.
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Baofengtech just brought out a triband version of the UV-5. Does 1.25m offer any benefits or is it mainly just a secondary band to 2 and 70?

https://baofengtech.com/uv-5x3
http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_5X3.php
>> No. 18086 ID: cdc880
CB, FRS/GMRS regs are being modernized.

http://swling.com/blog/2017/05/fcc-to-legalize-cb-dxing-and-boost-frs-power/

Amongst other things, FRS/GMRS radios will no longer be licensed, just FRS or GMRS only ones, but FRS will be raised to 2w of power. Digital is now allowed on GMRS. Voice scramblers are banned entirely so get some BF-888s while you can I guess.


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18067 No. 18067 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm looking to make a pair of sweetheart grips, anyone have thoughts, advice or have done this before?
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>> No. 18071 ID: 72cb51
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US WW2 Colt M1911A1 with sweetheart grips from a crashed airplane over Germany.
>> No. 18072 ID: 72cb51
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>> No. 18073 ID: 72cb51
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>> No. 18074 ID: 72cb51
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This appears to be a Swedish Husqvarna m1887 7.5mm Nagant revolver with sweetheart Ava Gardner grips.
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18065 No. 18065 ID: 80dcf0 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Since I know there are some ham radio operators/people familiar with radio tech on here, what's the deal with the 30-87 mhz frequencies used by SINCGARS? From reading ham radio stuff I understand that the low-VHF frequencies like 6m and 10m have extremely variable performance, which I'd imagine would not be desirable for military operations, so why use them for a tactical radio instead of another more stable frequency range?
>> No. 18066 ID: 5ff353
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>6m and 10m have extremely variable performance

You got that right. But for long distance.

They have very sporadic long distance performance. On summer days, the E-layer of the ionosphere well, ionizes, and then skips are possible. I think the farthest I got on 6m was Enid, Oklahoma, from basically Casa Grande, AZ.

Same goes for 10m. Farthest was North Dakota on E-layer.

However, despite 10m being HF, they both act like regular VHF. Good for local ground-wave stuff, and plenty stable. I could reliably hear the 'local' 10m repeater, about 50 miles away.

I have a feeling the use of these bands dates back to WWII, when the upper end of the VHF spectrum wasn't all that practical for good cheap day-to-day comms.


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