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17564 No. 17564 ID: c8dc6d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Once I move to Arizona, I'm going to be in the land of constitutional carry and I intend to carry my Glock 19.

However, I don't have a holster and I am a poorfag, otherwise I'd just pick up a G-Code or Armiger and be done with it.

Are there any good holsters in the $30-$40 range? I prefer appendix carry. Do I have options for this price? Or am I limited to belt slide minimalist holsters and button up shirts?
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>> No. 17642 ID: c1c101
To be clear...I do not honestly advocate the use of Fobus holsters...They don't seem to conceal well, retain well, or not-break well. First hand experience.
>> No. 17643 ID: 0cc1d8
I know to avoid them, quality a shit and that design is pants on hand retarded.

There's a few I'm looking at and there's a local kydex holster maker whose prices aren't crazy. Might go that route.
>> No. 17644 ID: c1c101
It's also not that hard or cost intensive to roll your own kydex. You seem handy enough and once you've put together a press and presuming you have access to an oven, you can make a holster for just a few bucks. Order some rivets and belt attachment hardware, and you're good to go.

>> No. 17696 ID: 460861
Ended up ordering this.


I hear good things about Blade Tech and the clip looks like it has good retention. Now I just need to find some cheap mag pouches.

No. 17600 ID: bc78c2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Light thread?

Sure LEDS are okay but there's nothing like fuel based light.

These Aladdin lamps put out roughly the same as a 60 watt light. They use a kerosene burning wick to incandescence a mantle.
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>> No. 17646 ID: 90257a
Windows, bruh.
>> No. 17648 ID: 0f2a9d
crack a window or two about an inch and you're set.

Kerosene fumes are not noxious unlike gasoline.
>> No. 17651 ID: f49edb
My parents have a few kerosene lamps that they would use for power outages and such. They can be pretty neat.
>> No. 17683 ID: f87148


I still haven't gotten around to replacing that goddamn $150 lamp.


Only if it isn't burning properly. A wick lamp will gutter or smoke visibly, a mantle lamp... actually, I'm not entirely certain what a mantle lamp will do. The practical upshot is, however, that it isn't nearly as big a deal as people think -- not even with the big kerosene heaters I use as backup heating in winter.

By all means, do buy a CO detector or two, and keep abreast of batteries and testing.

Not to mention a goddamn smoke alarm...
>> No. 17688 ID: bd9939
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Waifu and I use one of these LUCI lights all the time. Originally it was just for a tent, but it's kind of fun to use at home too. Ours can switch through a bunch of colors. They're only like 15 dollarbux online and at REI.

Lanterns are too bulky, delicate and heavy for any of my needs. This thing is like a itty bitty beech ball with a solar panel. Only weighs a couple ounces and puts out plenty of light for any need that doesn't require a headlamp.

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16451 No. 16451 ID: 1f4942 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I got a flak west and it smelled a bit of storage
so i put it in the washing machine and it now smells like flowers

But how the hell do i get the big inserts back in the west properly
is there a trick ?!?!?!
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>> No. 17621 ID: 54b1b1
Where did you purchase yours from?
>> No. 17624 ID: 11d6e3
I dont remember it was over a year ago
Some german surplus site with no english
>> No. 17625 ID: dda126


wow, shit got expensive.
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>> No. 17676 ID: 6791a2
Goddamn i wish mine looked as new as this, shit's looking washed-out, i really should try to restore the colors or something

Still the most important thing is that it gets the job done

Kek i got mine for much less than that

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17558 No. 17558 ID: dda126 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Redbull me on (non ballistic) helmets and (electronic) hearing protection options that go together work.
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>> No. 17565 ID: 86d09e
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Most people don't have a use for such a contraption, so many of us have no opinion on the matter.

As for electronic earpro, the MSA Sordin Pro-X Supreme remains the gold standard. Easy as hell to have a conversation with. And for sentry duty, you can turn up the audio magnification so high you can literally hear people breathe downstairs. I mostly just use it to listen to music when shooting.
But I do double up on earpro when shooting SBRs indoor. I find it's too loud for my sensitive ears if I don't use plugs as well, especially if there's a guy blasting a 7.5" aggressively braked AR15 in the stall next to me. Outdoor is no issue.
Also, invest in the gel pad upgrade. They are soooo worth the money.
>> No. 17567 ID: dda126
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this clean, sort of last gen type look is what I'd be going for - just to give you an idea....
>> No. 17568 ID: dda126
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...I would prefere that type of thing over this. OTOH it seems as if these helmets allow for hearing pro to be worn underneath without using the rails anyway so maybe I'm looking for a solution to a non problem here?
>> No. 17653 ID: df12a0

What is it about that MP5 that makes me think it's airsoft?
>> No. 17654 ID: c550c6
Looks like a brass barrel and some marking on the magwell.

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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. 17011 ID: 366e74
Awesome !! Hope ya have a great time with it.
FWIW any of Icom's autotuners will connect to it as well .. The ham-centric AH-4 or any of the AT-120/130/140 series (marine hf units)
>> No. 17012 ID: 254d85
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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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.

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>> No. 17634 ID: d4c8ee
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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?


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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
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
I actually just sent him a message with the link, we'll see if he's interested.
>> No. 17554 ID: 82c0c7
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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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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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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17575 No. 17575 ID: 1e7323 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
PSA that Nugget clip pouches perfectly hold 10 round magpul AR mags and most fit on MOLLE webbing.

That said, who makes good pouches for 10 round AR mags that don't cost an arm and a leg?
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>> No. 17613 ID: 510456
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Strap these bad boys on your chest rig for a classic look.
Or for aspiring leather freaks.
>> No. 17614 ID: 676266
Fuck, I really want to start working with leather. It really is beautiful.
>> No. 17615 ID: 510456
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Swiss Army leather bags, pouches and hairy backpacks here:
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Swedish M96 Mauser 6.5x55 leather ammo pouch bandoleer 4 life!
>> No. 17626 ID: 1fe078
Try a regular chest rig with these paracorded theough the drainage grommets.


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17572 No. 17572 ID: d3abec hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Predator green deception vs multi-cam vs woodland. Forest environment. Post your thoughts.
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>> No. 17574 ID: dda126
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MultiCam Tropic.
>> No. 17605 ID: dda126
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Also very nice.
>> No. 17619 ID: a615a8
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What kind of forest?

Hardwood forests or mixed hardwood-softwood forests only look like a sea of green from the outside. Once you cross through the brush at the fringes and enter the treeline the predominant colors are grey bark, dark shadows, and the dull rust brown of centuries of rotting dead leaves underfoot.

There's a reason M81 Woodland is mostly brown, khaki, and black, and less than half green.

DPM is also excellent in North American hardwood and mixed forest. Back in the day, before the advent of all these gucci camo patterns, a lot of people felt DPM was decisively superior to US M81 Woodland for North American hardwood forests, because the shapes were smaller and seemed to them to do a better job of breaking up the human shape closer in than Woodland, and because the tan/khaki color was lighter and provided more contrast and the green was a more faded, lighter shade that was a better match for common foliage--though it's also true that DPM was made for five decades on several continents, with very different dyes and printed on very different equipment, and not all "DPM" looked exactly like British milspec.

Multicam is fairly good in late autumn. Otherwise, at least for the forest environment, it's too pale and too brown. Also, just from looking at it I get the impression that the patterns are too small and there's not enough contrast, and that from about 50m it's going to "blob out" and look like neutral "coyote brown." It could be worse. Supposedly the Germans are making a sort-of-copy that they're calling "Operationtarn," which is Multicam without the soft blurred-edge transitions, intended to break up the human outline from further away. It's also probably a lot less expensive to print it that way.

ATACS-FG is excellent in both hardwood and softwood forest--in spring and summer. In hardwood forest in autumn it's WAY too green, which is probably what ATACS-AU is for.

Flecktarn, like Danish M84, is outstanding in thick green pine forests. Anywhere else, it's anywhere from a little too green to much, much too green.

The Marines are very enthusiastic about MARPAT. MARPAT is, like M81 Woodland, mostly brown and black. I personally wonder if the finely detailed pattern and tiny pattern elements are likely to cause it to "blob out" into a dull brown blob past fifty meters or so. M81 was designed to be disruptive--to break up the distinctive human outline--and remain disruptive out to 200m and beyond without "blobbing out."
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M81 woodland is still my favorite pattern. Especially when it's well faded. It is rather too dark for open country though. DPM and Fleck are also good. Really "woodland" is too varied an environment for any one pattern to cover, you get lots of bright greens in open, new growth forest, Dark greens and browns in evergreen forest and browns, tans and grays in old growth hardwood forest. Of course if your goal is not to be seen you'd want to stick to the less-traveled parts of the forest but that could just as easily mean crashing through bright green lowland brambles as it would meandering through dark highlands. So in the end fieldcraft is going to mean at least as much and probably more than your choice of camo.
>> No. 17623 ID: a615a8
Did someone say "fieldcraft?" Because I think I heard someone say "fieldcraft."

Despite being 70+ years old, just about everything in this video still applies. Yeah, some of the techniques are not going to help much against thermal imaging systems--but not much else will, either, and even in 2016, even the wealthiest armies don't have a whole lot of the really top-end FLIR gear to go around.

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17393 No. 17393 ID: 0fa6d7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Since the discussion came up on IRC and we got talking about it, why the hell not make a thread of this?
We were talking about how hardcases can be a pain in the ass, and how good reinforced/padded rifle bags can be pretty great.

Personally I'm looking for rifle bags for both my Sig551SB/Vz58V (about as large) and my AI AT. The "difficulty" here is that they all have folding stocks & I think it's retarded to buy big bags and not take advantage of the folding mechanism. So the bags need to be shorter & wider to accommodate the folded stock.


AI AT with 20" barrel, additional butt spacer & Steiner M5Xi 5-25x56mm scope:
Extended stock: 101 cm / 40 inches (informational)
Folded stock: 82 cm / 32 inches
Height: 27 cm / 10.5 inches
Thickness: 16 cm / 6 inches (without bipod, since it can easily be slipped off)

Sig 551 SB with 14.3" barrel & Aimpoint CompM3 red dot:
Extended stock: 84 cm / 33 inches (informational)
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>> No. 17404 ID: 0fa6d7
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AI AT doesn't have a muzzle brake & the Sig 551 is birdcage-ish.

I'm not really concerned. Though your AAC Brakeout doesn't really look sharp.
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So, I finally received my Condor 151-002 bag.

Quality seems alright at first glance. There's some things I would've designed differently, but it seems alright overall.

Nothing wrong with it other than that they seemed to have mounted the backpack straps upside down compared to the pics on the website, but they work both ways. I prefer to carry higher rather than lower, so I swapped them around. That way I could use it on my motorcycle.

First thing I did was get rid of the MOLLE pouches on the front.

(excuse the poor pics, sun is down, lighting is shit, had to use flash)
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Here's the rear with the backpack straps. The straps can be taken off entirely or clipped in half and then stored in a hidden compartment on the back.

It should probably be noted that the front pouch is large enough to stick in an entire Vz58V if you wanted to. So pretty large. Also has 2 document style pouches with velcro in it.
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But does it fit the AI AT 20"? Why yes, yes it does.
The pic is with the bolt handle still in the rifle too. I guess in actual usage that would come out and keep the back more flat.

With the AT in it, I wouldn't put a second rifle in the bag though.

The biggest gripe here would be the straps. I might sew something on to make them different in order to fix the rifle snugly in place instead of loosely.

Same thing goes for pretty much all adjustable straps on the bag btw. Only a few of them have elastic bands to keep the slack in place. I'll put on some more or sew some in place where I know I don't need adjustment.
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It can easily fit the Sig 551 SB and Vz58V simultaneously. It'll likely see some use for that as well instead of my bulky hardcases (which frankly are huge overkill for what I do with my guns in transport).

As always though, the proof of the puddin' is in the eatin'.

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17527 No. 17527 ID: 154dbb hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I bought a set of ACUs on the cheap and dyed them with liquid Rit. I'll post the entire process later.
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The recommended time is 30 min, but I've read that 1 hour is better for synthetic materials. I let it sit for an hour and drained/added fresh hot tap water around the plastic bucket every 15 min.
>> No. 17541 ID: c550c6
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Result from Unicam to custom woodland digital.
>> No. 17549 ID: dda126
Bretty good. I dyed a German Flecktarn piece with simple black dye once. Turned out like MultiCam Black.
>> No. 17551 ID: 11d6e3
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My flecktarn didn't take much black dye (yes i followed the instructions)
at least it took the bright spots out
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Hehehe, you are me.

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