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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. 18274 ID: 1c94d3
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>>18269

For now, mine's just rigged on two 9V batteries with a switch, but I'm working on a CCFL transformer with condensator bank to hike up the voltage for it with my father. The goggles run on 14kV so not a trivial mod, but absolutely doable.

There was some internet forum with wire diagrams for the said transformer but name of the site escapes me right now. Same site had plans to make rhino adapters for PNVs but apparently that project died down. I machined my own crude adapter from aluminum, not gonna win any beauty contests with it but at least it works.



Obligatory pic related is art. Don't ask, I have no answer for you.
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Here's my precious assault gears:
MSA KFS V2 used by French special forces GIGN + MSA paraclete RMV024 in OD + Spartan armor ar650 steel plates "armaply" + and Avon s10 respirator + anti flash hood used by SAS. most of that stuff is ITAR, and this is a nightmare to import in Europe :)


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18279 No. 18279 ID: b1d888 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
This modern russian stuff is damn lit, go ahead and post some modern russian SF in this thread.

Much apologies if its looking stupid, but im new to chans.
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some modern russia (ALPHA IIRC) note the American made sound forwarder on the AK
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>>18294

closeup of the forwarder in use
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>>18279
the PERST series is the Russian equivalent of the PEQ-15, and for the money is usually a better option for a rugged IR laser

the drawback is in some of its power being negligibly lower and it is blocky, but for a good few hundred dollars below its American counterpart, well worth it
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18289 No. 18289 ID: 536768 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
PFO: my guns

Hey guys, so I'm in search for a new sling for
my HK416 with an magpul MOE butstock, I'm looking for a one/two point sling that's suitable with the moe buttstock, preferably in black, od/RG or coyote brown.

Thanks for y'alls help oper8rS
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>>18289
magpul makes a specific multi use sling with clips that can be rearranged. pic related available in multi colors and tactical black

I hate everything that is bungee type slings, so some of the blue force gear is not my cup of tea. some of their other models are solid and are worth looking into.

I also try to avoid anything where you need to push the two sides apart like a keyring to attach the sling to the gun, since I have had the clips bend/snag and not work so well during operations.

if you feel really hipster, get a 3 point sling (mounts like a 2 point, rides like a 1)

it also depends if you have a QD point on your sling, then you need to get a specific type of sling.
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When I posted about the sling, I forgot that you said you were using a magpul MOE buttstock. if you don't have a rear sling mount, or a QD plate like pic related installed, then you will have limited options. there are after market parts you can install on the rear stock/ buffer tube extension for AR15 type rifles

blue force gear makes an AK sling with a mount that is just a loop that can be put on a variety of guns for 1 point retention IIRC


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17741 No. 17741 ID: 090689 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Let's talk CBRN equipment.
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You start. ;)
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>>17741
is this still top of the line or have we advanced again that i did not know about?
http://www.galls.com/cgi/CGBCSTYL?PMSTYL=TE057
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There was a really good thread on this back in the day. Think it was under outdoor/survival sadly. Long thread short, detection was the hardest part. Then followed by maintaining a decontamination/clean room.

Makes me wonder, in this age of worrying about flus, ebola, nuclear metldowns, dirty bombs, etc. (Sorry NSA) Where's our detection equipment? Sure, you can buy a gas mask, even a hazmat suit with it's own air supply. Unless you're intentionally going to expose yourself to danger or attending a rave. How would you know ahead of time to bring, or wear this gear?

Is there anything available to the public to detect these invisible threats?
>> No. 17818 ID: 044fd0
  >>17817

Geiger counters, survey meters and dosimeters are a dime a dozen. The Gamma Scout seems to be quite popular.

As for detecting chemical and biological threats there's probably litmus paper type detectors available but I don't know how useful such a thing would be without protective kit and atropine.
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>>17818
>>17817
Gas analyzers and tests exist, usually to indicate a GTFO type situation, though usually you are already in mopp before you go in so if you happen to detect exposure, you can protect yourself.

you can commercially buy
>multi gas analyzers
>radiation detection keychains (beep with dangerous levels)
>CBRN detection paper

but unless you dish out big bucks, you wont have passive air monitoring equipment unfortunately

even then, knowing the threat is there and being able to survive it are two different things. even if you are able to escape the immediate effects of the hazard, the damage may be done

another chemical threat that is not often discussed are civil unrest and pacification chemicals, OC spray and CS gas might be a threat if you live in a big city and there happens to be a riot. I like the creativity of south American protesters in their improvised and modified gas masks.


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18114 No. 18114 ID: 11b327 hide watch expand 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?
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>> 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).
>> No. 18292 ID: 3c3082
>>18118
> 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.

Sure go for it. For those of us with money paying the premium for Triple Aught Design, Kitanica, Acertex, to do the actual work for us is worth it.
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>>18114
>step 1- find pictures of the area you are going
>step 2- look at average color and cut combinations for clothing
>step 3- using the above information determine what materials offer the best durability, and can accomodate concealed gear/weapons

also
>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?

if you are going for a black techwear type outfit this would make sense. as described, sounds like your typical LE or federal agent (if you look for the guy wearing the softshell/hardshell jackets and 5.11 cargo pants and observe how they stand out) you DONT want to look like the 5.11 "covert tactical" dress

take grey man inspiration from german counter terror/SWAT teams, completely average looking, until they put on a plate carrier and helmet
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here is an example, plan around the clothing
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>>18305
here is another


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18233 No. 18233 ID: cb7d24 hide watch expand 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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>> No. 18246 ID: 4c0d28
I saw a guy use a left handed iwb holster as his open carry holster for his right hand.
>> No. 18273 ID: 7ca229
>>18234
>There was also a suspender wearing ZZ top looking fucko carrying a black powder Pietta at Goodwill one time

Shit, you saw me?
>> No. 18275 ID: 8b071f
>>18238
shoulder harnesses are popular with helicopter pilots if they aren't using a chest holster on a survival vest.
>> No. 18291 ID: 5c716c
>>18233

I'm a platoon leader now. One of my new guys who just moved from NG to active duty had a freaking e-tool Molle'd to his IOTV.
>> No. 18304 ID: 6348f6
>>18233
>sailors installing zip ties onto the quick pull release on their carrier so that they wont loose their armor "if it snags"
>fails to realize that the quick pull will not work as intended if the wearer falls into the water

I guess people running molle incorrectly (just pulling it through one pass without weaving it) because "b-b-but weaving it is hard"


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17855 No. 17855 ID: eefa98 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Caffeine gum, mints, candy, bars, supplements...
Has anyone tried this stuff, or do you just keep it simple with caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and Mountain Dew?
Which are the best for the least amount of money?
I used Xylish and Black Black caffeine gum from Japan, but I discovered a stick only contains 5mg of caffeine. Jolt gum contains 45mg of caffeine per piece, plus guarana & ginseng - and two pieces of the gum amounts to the same caffeine as an average cup of coffee.

Examining the website http://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-in-candy it seems the most caffeine in a gum is LiveWire Energy Chews, small 6 gram chews available in several flavors and varieties with 90 to 120mg of caffeine per chew. Military Energy Gum (formerly Stay Alert Gum) is a highly caffeinated chewing gum containing 100mg of caffeine per piece. It is marketed to the US Military but is also available to the general public. Amazon sells 24-pack boxes (5 pieces per pack or 120 pieces total) for $25 to $28.
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>>17926
The Military Energy Gum (MEG) spearmint flavor tastes... REVOLTING! After a minute or so, the taste gets even worse. The cinnamon flavor is not so bad, but still horrible. This is gum; those cretins can make it taste great. Did they make it taste like garbage so people would not chew up a lot and overdose on caffeine? You really have to chew it with regular gum to make it palatable. Did I get bad batches?

Black-Black caffeine gum from Japan has a strong menthol and peppermint taste (but only 5 mg per piece). It taste like chewing an Altoids. It actually clears your sinuses! As I stated before, I used it and Xylish to stay awake in boring classes and in long road trips. Keep chewing a fresh stick or piece of gum every hour when the effects start to wane.

Another good tip for staying awake for long road trips is to listen to radio plays, like Dragnet (1949-1957 377 episodes), audio books, radio Shakespeare plays, or mystery dramas (but they have to be interesting to you to keep your attention). You have to pay attention to what is being said and described, but you are not visually distracted in doing this.
>> No. 17928 ID: f11f4d
>>17927
Dunno. I always hate spearimint no matter what it is so I've never tried it. That said, the flavor quality control is hilariously bad with this gum. In addition to the flavor mixing I mentioned (which should only show up in 1-2 packs out of a box), the strength of the flavor can vary quite a lot.
I get the blue "normal mint" is basically mint+the bitterness from concentrated caffeine. I actually like the bitterness.

Funny you mention Black-Black, I actually ordered some a week ago and it's headed my way. It's my absolute favorite gum.
>> No. 17959 ID: 5a1acb
>>17927
The bitterness might be intentional as the bitter taste can be a bit of an eye opener for a lot of people. This is why my go to is Red Bull: it's got enough bitter to wake me up, without being terribly unpleasant.
>> No. 17983 ID: 9d8092
Cold for easy. Methylphenidate for medium. Dextroamphetamine to make hard/grueling easy.
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>>17855
a bunch of people at my unit tried this to try to stop using dip, mixed reviews depending on flavor, basically dip packets, except instead of tobacco, it is just coffee grounds, so you still get a caffeine buzz

also
>where to buy buy banned caffeine inhalers


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16733 No. 16733 ID: 81c52b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Anyone know where I can find some Plate Carrier sewing patterns or plans? I've been thinking about making a night desert plate carrier in my spare time for a fun little side project.

This pic was the only thing I could dig up, just looking for something so I'm not taking a complete shot in the dark.
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>> No. 18300 ID: 6348f6
I once had some neon fabric lying around, and decided to sew a neon yellow (like construction vest yellow) helmet cover) I forget what I did with it because it was pretty useless. I want to start working more with nylon fabrics to make my own gear, since I have used a lot of gear and usually buy it new to experiment with, I keep finding pros and cons, where if I just built something I liked I could take all the pros and eliminate the cons.

If you want to start from the ground up, go to your local department store or hobby store and peruse the fabric/sewing aisle, you can usually find paper patterns for hoddies or shirts that you can trim down depending on what kind of look you are going for. (maximalism)

alternatively, start with your plates and develop a system to strap plates to yourself (minimalism)
>> No. 18301 ID: 6348f6
>>16739
at that point, I would start with a soft armor carrier (meant for concealability) and they sell for starting at around $30 on any police site.

Just take the sides and then copy them out of 600-1000D nylon


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18250 No. 18250 ID: 74f979 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Are UAS operators still operators?
> we can do all the special forces shit too
>> No. 18297 ID: 6348f6
>FAA licensing
>bombs and chill
>getting PTSD over your tv dinner in your suburban home every night

seems to me to be the quintessential weekday operator


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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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>>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?
>> No. 18296 ID: 6348f6
>>17915
do they have dates or other expiration information? also can you confirm they are not dropped (can create fractures and reduce resistance to projectile impact and shrapnel)

I run small plates in my rig mostly because I hate to sacrifice mobility for that little bit of protection, going for the miminalist perspective.

My view has always been lighter is better. I used to use level IV ceramic, but traded those. I downgraded to some level IIIA polyethylene plates with Soft armor behind them so my entire rig weighs less than 15 pounds (mostly in comms and ammo)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261306914004464

>>18214
Most of the stuff I have seen looks like they wear dedicated ballistic gear with gear worn over, or some of the SF wear specialty gear, most of which is pretty much unobtainable in the west (apparently there are limited places you can buy it, but import/export restrictions on body armor -ITAR type laws stop most of it from shipping internationally)

It also looks like some SF are fond of American/western made gear.

I do personally also like the look of german LE gear
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