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16532 No. 16532 ID: b47376 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So, I've finally bought a decent gun case, because lugging around an AI AT in cheapo shit is retarded.

I was looking at Pelican Hardigg (Storm series mostly), but I was talked into an HPRC 5400W. Didn't know the brand, and they're Italian, so we were off to a rough start. However, I gave it a shot after some research and I have to say, I have not been disappointed so far. The price is significantly less than Peli, but I don't feel like I traded anything quality-wise. It's a shame HPRC doesn't offer more different sizes.

What firearms cases do you use?
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>> No. 16638 ID: cfe73e
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>> No. 16641 ID: cfe73e
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Here's a Yugoslavian M92 sidefolder conversion.
>> No. 16642 ID: 972492

Yeah, I'd probably have to get a drum at that point for the luls. Functionally I usually just run 20-rounders; the 30 round magazines tend to poke the back of my coat out if it's under my arm.

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16195 No. 16195 ID: dda126 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Looking for googles. These sound interesting and are cheap:



Also pretty intrigued about the face shield option:


you know, for when the AR/AK bolt wants to kick you in the teeth...


>shooting eye protection
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>> No. 16594 ID: df12a0
>and have a lifetime warranty that covers anything.

...like getting shot in the face..?
>> No. 16597 ID: 79b400
No, unfortunately they aren't even ANSI rated.

However, they have amazing polarization for the price with no QC issues. They're a subsidiary of Polaroid and Smith Optics.

Great customer service aside, the fact that they're only "impact rated" whatever that fucking means, means I won't be wearing them.

I'm thinking about just getting some polarized Edge sunglasses, I just need to figure out a model that'll fit in my helmet.
>> No. 16598 ID: 254d85
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>they aren't even ANSI rated
>> No. 16599 ID: 79b400
Somebody help that man, a ghost is trying to aphyxiate him with saran wrap!
>> No. 16623 ID: 79b400
YES. Bought a pair of Edge Kazbek sunglasses and they fit perfectly in the helmet.

No more blindly going around corners facing the sun.

I need to see if they have a polarized yellow lens and use those at night, because this frame is perfect for my helmet.

They look damn good too, they fit my face.

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16511 No. 16511 ID: e68e9d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What are all these glow sticks for? You can see those in operator pics from time to time.
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>> No. 16530 ID: 06a0fb
in Generation Kill the book the marines would give IR glowsticks to their interpreter to mark known safehouses and cache houses for insurgents for air strikes at night. toss one up on the roof and the gun cameras on helos and tv guidance on certain smart bombs could find the houses easier.

Israelis apparently do the same thing too, to known anti-government targets. usually in conjunction with their roof knocking tactic.
>> No. 16533 ID: e649f7
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I thought they used these IR led strobes for assets to mark houses. They probably last a lot long and allow informants to GTFO (or debtors who want the US to knock off their lender).

>> No. 16537 ID: 79b400
IR glowsticks are the workhorse of the military. They use them to mark where they've cleared, mark dangers, given to locals to subtly mark places of interest and IEDs.

I think those strobes are more to identify friendlies.
>> No. 16541 ID: 06a0fb
gen kill the original book was published in 2004, so most of the book took place during the earliest days of OIF. The book specifically describes they marines as going in with Desert BDUs and a supply screwup leading to them having woodland LBE gear and flak vests.

Since MARPAT was adopted corps-wide by the middle of 2004, that'd mean most of Gen Kill took place in the first half of 2003, and only covered 2 months of the war.

I'm not in the military, and most of my friends who were involved in the Marines during OIF are career enlisteds living nowhere near me, so, take it as it is. Words in a book, from a reporter who never saw any of the combat in the book and reported second hand.
>> No. 16562 ID: 0f61f0

I'm not sure how anyone could read/watch Generation Kill and still have to use the uniforms as their primary indicator to figure out it took place during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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16320 No. 16320 ID: 52ed6e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Can we get a gas mask thread going? Paging Bats...
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>> No. 16508 ID: cfe73e
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>> No. 16534 ID: e7a0ba
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An old MSA Phlanx I bought at a gunshow when I was 13.

The filter is long outdated and is only good for riot control agents.
>> No. 16535 ID: e7a0ba
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As you can probably tell, the filter is not your standard 40mm NATO...it is 20 or 30mm.
>> No. 16536 ID: e7a0ba
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My South Korean K2 that I got several years ago back when SG had them for a steal.

Came with the mask, the hood, lens cleaner cloth, drinking tube, some sort of clear plastic sheet, one 40mm filter, a bag, and a manual in Korean.

This one I would trust for CBRN usage.

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10508 No. 10508 ID: 6efaef hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Oh hey a box.
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>> No. 16472 ID: dcbfbe
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I've carried a Boker Kalashnikov 74 for about a decade, though this one is my second.

First got stolen by a drunken college "friend" at a party I hosted. Fucker must have lifted it out of my dresser. Glad he didn't get my Springfield.

It keeps a nice edge and has a pretty thick blade. With a little oil on the pivot point and some practice, I can open it as fast as my OTF.
>> No. 16526 ID: a153bc
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>> No. 16527 ID: a153bc
pretty much, id like to pick a 940 or a few at some point but other than, i am buying a 485 valet soon. and i would want the emmisary if it wasnt assisted. oh well
>> No. 16528 ID: a153bc
torture tests are pretty much entertainment. for anything. Typically using "tests" that the only way you will see those conditions is to perform the tests. excelling at those tests is neat and all but i want knives that are slicers and thats what i get.
>> No. 16529 ID: a153bc
i am around! i ended up selling the crk which i have mixed feelings for doing. It was real nice but thats a lot of change in one knife, traded it off for something else and a good bit of ammo money

That said i would like to buy the same model again, and keep it. So i guess that means i wish i had not sold it! Its not a big deal i lost almost nothing like i said i would, and i can always buy it again. Though spydercos taichung's plant calls my name. Not as good but taichung is very impressive.

As far as the edge goes, i was still fairly new to nice knives and knew fuck all about sharpening and still do though i do quite bit better. looking to expand that.

for that though i really cant answer other than it was s35v and it cut

For now i have a string of knives on a list, Spyderco DF2 for a gift, Firefly for me, BM 485 valet, DF2/or/delica Kahr, some different sharppening supplies and i recently bought a nilakka and SB stretch pictured above.

Ill probably buy a CRK again as a celebration of something in general. LIKE BUYING A CRK

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16473 No. 16473 ID: 52ed6e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What's a good recoil shoulder pad?
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>> No. 16482 ID: cfe73e
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Depends on the jacket.
Some are posh tweeds with suede patches on the elbows and shoulders. The pictured military shooting jackets have padded leather patches. The patches can be leather, fabric or rubber and the shoulder pads kind of resemble flat baseball catcher's mitts.
>> No. 16483 ID: 79b400
As Bats said, it depends.

At work, I'll see all sorts of shooting vests and most of them have padding under the material. Some just have a more durable fabric there, like cordura or something.

You'd have to be a special kind of soft body to require that kind of padding from just conventional rounds. Then again, that pasty businessman who uses thousands of dollars worth of equipment and a guide to hunt a durr might find .243 a little too much.
>> No. 16484 ID: 52ed6e
I'm primarily looking to get one for trap shooting. Lots and lots of 12 gauge over the course of a day will leave most normies such as myself pretty sore.

I'm looking more at a strap-on shoulder pad instead of a full on jacket, mainly because those are cheaper.
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>OP: What's a good recoil shoulder pad?

>Stoplossed: A man's shoulder.

>> No. 16522 ID: 98d290
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>Best pussy pad I've used.
I bought one for high volume shotgunning and have had one sewn into my shooting jacket. The insert is the Limbsaver rubber with holes and grippy nubs.

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15429 No. 15429 ID: b4e593 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Does ANYONE make a modern plate carrier in good old woodland pattern any more? Or has it completely fallen by the wayside?
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>> No. 15562 ID: 117db1
Ferro will make anything you want if you ask.
>> No. 16475 ID: b04a50
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LBT has made some woodland gear recently, in limited batches. Shows up on the 'bay now and then. Its pretty fuckin sweet, I used to have a woodland 1961a-r
>> No. 16480 ID: 044fd0
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Woodland is my waifu.

The IBA can be had in woodland but they're not terribly common.
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>> No. 16502 ID: dda126
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woodland a shit.

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15760 No. 15760 ID: 1e7cc7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hearing protection for hunting dogs?
I bet dogs could benefit from wearing hearing protection when shooting with them in the area. Or have someone cup their ears to muffle the sound when you fire. Researching into this, there is a high rate of deafness in retrievers who have been out hunting with their masters. Not surprising, since they are at close range when the gun is fired, as opposed to other types of hunting dogs who are generally far away when the guns go off. Here's an article linking dog hearing loss and and their close proximity to shooting: http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/detail.php?id=1812

The simple solution is to offer the dogs hearing protection. Hunters use it, and there is such a thing for dogs, although it was developed for dogs how ride along in the loud cockpit of small private planes. Mutt Muffs: http://www.safeandsoundpets.com/index.html
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>> No. 15775 ID: 90a126
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Having high vis clothing while blasting Bambi ain't a bad thing. It, like wearing seatbelts, is something people should already do but don't because they enjoy proving that Darwin was right.

People get shot alot even with high visibility clothing thanks to hunters who don't confirm their target before firing or think they did but are so drunk they think a person looks like a deer, we wouldn't even need the clothing if people weren't so goddamn stupid.

While I'm not a big fan of government intrusions (unless it was me intruding into Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann, don't judge me, she'd probably be a crazy fun fuck) but the fact is shit like mandated seatbelts and highly visible hunting clothing are pretty minor things and, to take a page from anti-rights shitstains, should be fucking common sense (I wonder if there is porn of fucking common sense?).
>> No. 15937 ID: ce25f0
Norway allows silencers on hunting rifles too - you just need to remember to leave it on the rifle for the annual shooting test, and you're good to go for the hunt. Never been a problem - just makes the hunting less loud for the neighbors.
>> No. 15938 ID: 1e7cc7
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- A British sniper (center) carrying his L115A3 Long Range Rifle with attached suppressor. Apparently with some friends with some French rifles, a PGM H├ęcate and an FR F2.
A British sniper from 5 SCOTS (centre) and French snipers of the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment train together at Exercise Boar's Head, Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. Exercise Boars Head was a company level live firing exercise which took place at Otterburn Training Area involving a British Army infantry company from 5 SCOTS, a unit of 16 Air Assault Brigade; and a company from 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment a unit of the French 11th Parachute Brigade. The exercise was part of the continuing relationship between French and British Army units following the signing of the Defence and Security Co-operation Treaty by Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in November 2010. The fancy scope of the left-most sniper is a "Sagem Sword Sniper" 3-in-1 sight.
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British Armed Forces AWM 338, designated L115A3

The L115A3 sniper rifle, part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), is a larger calibre weapon which provides state-of-the-art telescopic day and night all-weather sights, increasing a sniper's effective range considerably. The first batch of SSIP systems was deployed to Afghanistan with members of 16 Air Assault Brigade in May 2008 with subsequent deliveries being made to training units across the UK. Designed to achieve a first-round hit at 600 metres and harassing fire out to 1,100 metres, Accuracy International's L96 sniper rifle has also been upgraded with a new x3-x12 x 50 sight and spotting scope. The L115A3 long range rifle fires an 8.59mm bullet which is heavier than the 7.62mm round of the L96 and less likely to be deflected over extremely long ranges. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accuracy_International_AWM
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16061 No. 16061 ID: e06ef9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Hello all.

I've got a security gig I work sometimes that requires me to use a Night Vision monocular. Basically look for people doing things they shouldn't in darkened areas. Work provides the monocular, but it's a pain to return the thing to my boss at the end of my shift (he's 30 miles away), so I was thinking about buying my own.

I was hoping I could get something I could attach inline with my red dot on my AR, maybe, but I know nothing about NV equipment. Why is it that I can get a hand-held monocular unit for $149 but there's dozens of other units that cost upwards of $3000? Forgive my ignorance, please, but what's the difference?

Pic weird, might be related?
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There's already talk in aviation of NVGs being rendered obsolete by something along those lines. Not in the near future mind you, and certainly not something that's going to stand up to field conditions, but yeah.
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>> No. 16311 ID: 3254ec
I was thinking of unconventionally shaped tubes, and flat tubes/visor tubes (imagine star trek jordie laforge)
>> No. 16470 ID: dcbfbe
ITSTactical did a nice write up on NVGs, if you are interested.


>>I tried those. Fucking weaker than gen 1.

Is...is it a piece of shit consisting of a cluster of IR LEDs and a camera viewfinder/display rigged up to look like NVGs?
>> No. 16471 ID: 79b400
>Is...is it a piece of shit consisting of a cluster of IR LEDs and a camera viewfinder/display rigged up to look like NVGs?

I think so.

I was kind of excited when it was released, because I thought I could score some gen 1s on the cheap. It wasn't even close to gen 1. It could barely illuminate the room even when I had a candle behind me illuminating the room.

I think I'm going to save up for a gen 2 or 3 monocular when money isn't an issue.

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16273 No. 16273 ID: 50525d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hey /K/ommandos,

I'm in the market for a new daily use backpack. I've been using a fox tactical "NATO rucksack" for a while now, which isn't too comfy and is just falling apart. I'm not wild about the whole uber tactical, MOLLE covered mall ninja look, so something a little more low key would be preferable. I'm thinking doing some ruck runs, so something I could run with/that has a waist belt would be good.

I'm going to be using this to haul a laptop and textbooks around to class for the most part, so something that has some space would be nice.

The goruck ones look pretty good, as do the TOPO Designs mountain packs, but both are sort of pricey. Any suggestions?
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>> No. 16323 ID: 6372b6
It's a 13 dollar RUK, serves as a hammer, a prybar, a hatchet, a machete, and a knife.
>> No. 16324 ID: 0b7429
My googling can't find anything on said knife.
>> No. 16325 ID: 6057a8

I think they're not being made anymore. That's a bit of a shame, good thing I bought like three. They're just cheap as fuck sharpened prybars, no fucks given if I lose one or fuck one up. They're like the giant brother of the Mora knives.
>> No. 16416 ID: e7f332
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I know you said no OMGMOLLE but I cannot restrain myself, I use a TAD litespeed for that kind of stuff. It accepts the waistband from their larger EDC pack but honestly the straps are so well designed it doesn't shift back and forth when jogging.


This is a V1 litespeed - it doesn't have an integral frame but the straps are a billion percent better than the V2. I bought it, hated it, and wondered why everyone had previously ranted about how good the litespeed is. IMO they screwed the pooch on the redesign, and while the V2 has nicer padding and an integral framesheet, everything else about it is worse. However, it does look a bit less tacticool if that's what you're looking for.
>> No. 16419 ID: 0b7429
Damn. I always saw them in the CTD catalog and contemplated it, but hesitated because I wondered if it was shit. Then Sandy Hook happened, CTD pulled their bullshit and I withdrew any notion of ordering from them ever again.

Guess I'll be ordering a Cold Steel GI tanto in its stead.

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