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18367 No. 18367 ID: 75d1c4 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Anyone have any slim-fit or skinny-fit winter coat (or parka) recommendations for skinny operators?

inb4 slim fit n3b (that ugly orange lining)


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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.
>> No. 18317 ID: eb9ef4
buy once cry once OP
https://www.duluthtrading.com/men/pants/lined-pants/
>> No. 18320 ID: 143856
>>18317
Lol. Pants is not thing that you can really buy once.
>> No. 18360 ID: 0d01d8
Mitten State here.

When I am going to be spending an extended period of time outdoors in cold weather, I do layers.

Inner layer: skivvies and t-shirt, of course.

Over that, double layer thermal suit--spandex shirt and pants over the skivvies and shirt, insulated thermals over those.

Depending on how much time I'm going to be spending outdoors, I may wear a pair of sweatpants over that, and over THAT I put on whichever pair of clean cargo pants is up next in the rotation, usually black because I used to work for a company where black cargo pants were mandated by the dress code. A heavy lined flannel shirt tops it off, maybe with a sweater under it. Oh, and an M65 field jacket. And yes, this is bulky enough to require some thought to be put into the sizes as you put them on.

I worry a lot more about good wool socks--not cotton, not synthetic, REAL WOOL--than what kind of pants to buy if I'm going to be out in ankle-deep slush for hours. Insulated real leather gloves are always appropriate in a state where most years it snows from October to April, too.

A balaclava is good if you are not going to have to deal with minimum-wage security types who get to sit in heated guard shacks and whose "training" tells them that having your face covered (outdoors in -15 F. temperatures and high winds) means you're some kind of "turrorist."


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17348 No. 17348 ID: dda126 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGNtLvAshE
>> No. 17349 ID: 9723b1
"Moderate" muslims don't even have the decency to not condone terrorist actions.
>> No. 18354 ID: c0122e
They literally celebrate on Facebook whenever their religion attacks humans


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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. 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"
>> No. 18321 ID: 18509a
>>18304
Tactically sink to the bottom so your team doesn't waste resources rescuing you.
>> No. 18351 ID: 66d919
A saw zipties sticking out of a guy's shirt. He used them as makeshift loops for an IWB holster. Wouldn't be a bad idea if he at least cut the ends off and used thick zip ties.


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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.
>> No. 18330 ID: 9a7482
>>18127
2 year bump.

Fyi, the XX1211's are long gone. Hioptic sells the XX1340's for $2285 USD.


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18319 No. 18319 ID: f3ae61 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Anyone have any experience with the Gen 4 Mayflower UW Chest Rigs and the AK74 platform. Ive heard the pouches are too tight for anything but STANAGs but I would like some input other than hear-say.


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18311 No. 18311 ID: 21d624 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Are there any small packs with a similar form factor to the Haley Strategic Flatpack, but aren't $140?
>> No. 18312 ID: f5c3ed
Find a used one, or a Chinese or Russian made copy on eBay.


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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
>> No. 18299 ID: 6348f6
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18299
>>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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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.
>> No. 18303 ID: 6348f6
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18303
>>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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