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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. 18117 ID: 38daae
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>>18042
Got more.
SSO Molle Smersh, Oxford.
SSO Flask Pouch, Tobacco.
Tas Tiger multitool pouch.
Spectre medical pouch taken from Svd Smersh.
Also some oldgen Korean Woodland grenade pouches.
>> 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...


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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. 18124 ID: 6b2b62
  If I just want to listen to "local emergency nets" as someone in this thread said, how much should I be willing to spend?
>> No. 18128 ID: 3e9aae
>>18124
Listening to police/fire stuff: $70 scanner if your local departments don't use digital/trunking, $200+ if they do, check Radio Reference.

VHF/UHF: $30 for a Baofeng, if you decide to get a amateur license (free study materials and generally a $15 fee, tech exam is very easy) you might want to consider a entry-level HT from the big 3 like a FT-60 because honestly Baofengs are terrible to program and have poor electronic performance overall.

HF: You could probably put together everything for maybe $500-600 if you can find a good deal for a used IC-718.

Another alternative is getting a USB dongle like a RTL-SDR, which will give you more options for decoding data and so on.
>> No. 18147 ID: 960488
I signed up for the basic HAM license cram-and-test session nearby next month. I took one of the online ham tests and passed without studying, so I imagine with the class I will be just fine.

Anything I should know?

I live in Seattle and want to equip close friends and family with radios in case of yet another power outage or Best Korea sending us a gift. Suggestions on what I should get?
>> No. 18148 ID: 137b94
>>18128
> Baofengs are terrible to program and have poor electronic performance overall.

I've played with a Baofeng.

Jeez, what a piece of shit. Retarded controls, and they feel like a crappy toy.

Seconding the 'Buy a Big 3 radio'. Y'know, Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood.

Or an Alinco, or Bendix King (also kinda shitty to program but jeez they're robust), or well, anything but a fucking baofeng.

I really hate those stupid fuckers.
>> 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


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18109 No. 18109 ID: f9bf1b hide watch expand 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.
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>> No. 18115 ID: 11b327
The new ATACS IX and IFG looks really badass.
>> No. 18122 ID: 53e8cb
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This is an oldie but goodie.
Choose based on your biome #1.
For hunting, whatever you pick make sure you have that blaze orange hi-viz on over it. You do NOT want to be mistaken for a 4-legger.
I chose Marpat myself years ago before multicam came into being. Milsurp is also easy to locate.
>> No. 18126 ID: addd7a
Rhodesian Bushwar Era cammo. With counter insurgency shorts.

This is the most OPERATOR of cammo's. Anyone who argues is a Floppy or Commie Sypathiser.
>> No. 18152 ID: 960488
>>18122
holy fuck I didn't even see the CADPAT for a while. I was so focused on the bunny and then the others.

I got myself some surplus woodland camo (which are supposedly even the kind that soldiers wear for possible chemical attack prone areas, but I have my doubts) since I live in the Puget Sound. Seemed closest to what I've noticed bumbling through the woods, and I've never bought camo before so...*gestures widely*
>> No. 18155 ID: 2c9a4e
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>>18152
Note also that CADPAT is darker than most of the others, and the gentleman wearing it is standing in front of what appears to be a partially shadowed depression in the ground. If he were standing ten feet to the right or left he'd stand out almost as badly as the guy in the repro tiger stripe. But also remember that any camouflage pattern printed on cloth is going to be a compromise.

Modern reproduction tiger stripe cammies from companies like Rothco seem generally to be printed with the same four colors as M81 Woodland, and have much too much black in them, plus shades of brown and dark olive drab that are way, way too dark. Look at Bat Guano's posts, >>18110 and >>18111, for images of what real actual period tiger stripe cammies actually looked like. The current copies mostly seem to be trying to shrink the original pattern by 50% or more (why? I don't know, but look at catalogs and note that the pictures of the repro gear show a much smaller, finer, denser pattern of skinnier black horizontal stripes than the originals). Between the smaller scale pattern elements and the much darker colors, trying to reproduce that pattern with the four colors of M81 Woodland results in a pattern that "blobs out" into muddy brownish greenish almost-black from more than fifty meters away, as you see in the picture. It could be much worse but there are better patterns out there.

If they were going to redesign the pattern anyway they might as well have put more khaki in it--well, really, the lightest color in some newly printed M81 Woodland, the "tan," is almost exactly the same shade as some companies' "coyote brown" or "flat dark earth," and the brown and green are nearly black. To work with the four colors from Woodland, it needs wider stripes of tan around the black stripes, for more of a disruptive effect. It might work better with the four colors from Green Dominant ERDL, or even from DPM, with its lighter green and khaki providing more contrast and breaking up the outline a bit better.

And yes, the biome in which you will use it is the determining factor. UCP only works well in very specific environments, for example.

I am given to understand, if I may be slightly more serious, that various of the US military's spec-ops units have been for the past decade or longer been using uniforms and web gear made in various civvie deer-hunting patterns for specific circumstances and specific environments. They have used various patterns created by Mossy Oak, Realtree, and
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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. 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.
>> 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.


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18131 No. 18131 ID: a937cd hide watch quickreply [Reply]
real or fake
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>> No. 18139 ID: 13f512
hard to tell, got any more info on it?


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18121 No. 18121 ID: 6c91d5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Has anyone succeeded in sourcing & pricing a XX1340 or XX1211 gen-1 triple cascade tube for a Fero-Z51 (Orion 80) scope?
>> No. 18125 ID: f5c3ed
All I could find was this Chinese site:
http://www.hioptic.com/night-vision-equipment/IIT-image-intensifier-tubes/1_generation_image_intensifier.htm

I can't say I'm too familiar with anything beyond PVS-7s and 14s unfortunately.

Good luck!
>> No. 18127 ID: 6c91d5
>>18125
Thank you, i'll check them out.


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18114 No. 18114 ID: 11b327 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I'm thinking that hoarding camo really lacks a lot of practicality, and would probably rather have a solid "gray man" setup in a SHTF scenario.

I like the idea of using darker tops and lighter bottoms for a general guiding principle of camouflage if needed, but in this case, using muted earth/neutral tones. I live in Seattle, where there's both plenty of concrete as well as green PNW woods, moss, and tall grass in and out of the city. Due to the climate, having something that is water-proof/resistant is pretty important, as well as something I can layer up with and move comfortably in. Something that doesn't scream "tactical", isn't BDU baggy, but serves the functions as such discreetly and effectively as possible.

I'm liking the idea of getting a green Condor Aegis hardshell jacket along with some khaki Condor Cipher pants and just throw on some boots. What do you all think?
>> No. 18116 ID: 13f512
To be honest, the idea of buying tacticool things to be "gray man" is a fundamental misstep.

To blend in, you need to be wearing what everyone else is wearing.
>> No. 18118 ID: a8dbe2
>>18116
This.

Just get workwear, man. Dickies, Carthartt, whatever. It's rugged, comfy, and common.

The idea of tactical apparel meant to look like casual apparel boggles my mind. I mean, it'd make since if it was an affordable price because it's not much more material than that $10 button up and definitely didn't cost that much in man hours to sew that extra inner pocket.

I say just buy cheap rugged shit and modify it yourself. After I get a sewing machine here eventually, I'll show you guys what I intend to do to turn a Chicom rig into a damn good shotgun rig.

I'm starting to think I can make a killing making tacticool gear. And hippie sandals, because why not diversify?
>> No. 18119 ID: a8dbe2
>>18118
>make sense*

Lack of sleep.
>> No. 18120 ID: f15d4d
It depends. You say you live in Seattle... in which case your best "gray man" camouflage would probably be hipster-approved clothing you could pick up at a second-hand clothing shop for a few bucks. Alternatively, "Tactical Homeless Hipster" like your picture might actually be appropriate because Seattle (only half-way joking here).

If you really want something that lets you move around, buy some blue-collar construction/foreman-esque clothes, get a hardhat and a reflective vest. Anyone bothers you, just use that image of someone of a position in authority as social engineering and say you have to be somewhere and keep moving. Add a radio and clipboard to the mix and if you aren't drawing attention to yourself, most people aren't going to stop you (outside of police and authorities, but if you're going AWAY from where to they're GOING, that's less of a problem - again, so long as you aren't Fergusion-ing out and carrying a brand new boxed flat screen or something, it shouldn't be a problem 9 times out of 10).


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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
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>> No. 18098 ID: 56190f
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the disassembled M1
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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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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.
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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.
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