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PBE Shield Stickers and Deagle Boltface Patches On Sale Now!

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16671 No. 16671 ID: c550c6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Step 1: Acquire parts as follows;
Objective Lens $125
Blemished Gen 2 MX-10130 Tube $215
PVS-7 Body w/ wiring assembly and rear eye piece $366
Collimator $75
Screws and o-rings $21

Total: $802
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>> No. 16883 ID: c550c6
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Even came with the cleaning q-tips still in their original bag and the manual in pristine condition.
>> No. 16940 ID: d0041a
Very nice.
What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-2's?
When I was in my unit went from PEQ-2's straight to peq-15's
What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?
>> No. 16947 ID: c550c6
>What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-


>What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?

Less features, weighed more, took up more room on a rail, I would imagine cost to the Govt may have been less(?).
>> No. 16948 ID: c550c6
*more cost for PEQ-2 than a PEQ-15
>> No. 16961 ID: 08f745
Pac4 was purely a aim pointer, with remote and on-housing switch. Intended originally for standard M16 use. I think the C variant brought use of remote switches.

Peq-2 brought a more rugged combination IR laser/illumination aiming system. You had caps that you could use to either change pointer styles for identification of say, a squad leader's aim point for where you should be shooting, as well as multiple intensity and settings with regards to laser, laser+illuminator, or laser, laser+illuminator in non-eyesafe full power mode. You had adjustable focus for the illuminator and as it was aimable as well, you could tighten its beam down and use it as your aiming point if your primary laser broke or got occluded or something.

Things got cheaper once that shit was figured out, then the 15 came along and combined multiple features with even more modern technologies to facilitate what you have today.

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16740 No. 16740 ID: c3e6b2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I hopped on group buy/deal for the ballistic helmet and after multiple tries I just can no get the Howard Leight Impact Sport ear pro to work with it. So I am looking for electronic ear pro suggestions - I've looked at the Peltor ComTac II which seems to be common respond to the "I want a good ear pro that work with helmet"

Are there other options? I ordered these to see if I can adapt them to work with Impact Sport.

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>> No. 16937 ID: 9dcda2
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> Quick question from me - why exactly are these headphones mounted on the helmet rails

To echo what BTDT and OPERATOR mentioned, They're super comfy and help to keep your helmet on.

I have to wear a hard hat at work most of the time, and I've got ear muffs like pic related. I also have a head light strapped to my hat, so it's my ear pro, dome pro, and my light source all in one.
>> No. 16939 ID: 08f745

Exactly the same thing I did when I worked at the mine, except that I doubled up on earpro in the mill as it was loud as shit, and jacked my active muffs into my radio so I could hear all traffic as necessary.

The mill maintenance folks always loved when I would come around, because they were dealing with shit D-cell flashlights or small Petzl style headlamps on their helmets.

I had a Princeton Tec Apex I had mounted on my dome. That fucker was daylight compared to the shit they were having to deal with, and it just made things easier to get done. Also was brighter for going downhole (Underground mine) and I'd bring with me a mining lamp, but I'd use mine as it was worlds better.
>> No. 16944 ID: 9dcda2
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> Princeton Tec Apex
275 lumens? Git some.

I've got a Fenix HL50 strapped to my hard hat. It works great when it's got a fresh battery, but when the batt gets low, there's a random time delay as it tries to build voltage. I've had it come on minutes later while I'm talking to someone, and have it shine right in their face.

Everyone looks at me weird, until the power goes out and I'm the only one with two flashlights. (Which happens a lot... at power plants...)

I've found that the 60 lumen medium setting is just a bit much when working with your hands. 50 would be dead on. My buddy bought a XTAR H1 Commander which also works well, and has a very nice neutral white LED.
>> No. 16946 ID: 08f745

Yeah, that thing's getting towards silly bright. There's a reason it has a fuckhuge radiator built onto the backside... and needs a 4 AA battery pack offsetting it with 2 band strap (round the head and over the nugget).

It does have low power options both for the primary spot beam as well as the 4 area lights, so you're not on AGHMYEYES mode the whole time, although it's fun since it kicks on in death star mode. It would be cooler if it had a Pthewwwwwww sound when it turned on like an energy rifle having a magazine slapped in it or something.

Regarding the batteries for yours, the Apex is nice in that it has a low battery warning, but between different intensity for the spot as well as the floods it has lower voltage failover modes so you can milk those batteries till they're totally done, or you don't need a light anymore because you're done.

I also still really like Streamlight Sidewinders, as the combination of multiple colors (white spot, red/green/blue floods all by physical toggle)as well as intensity levels by holding down the switch, plus a rotation capable head and a clip that allows hands-free either by tossing it on an epaulet/hat brim/helmet bolt/MOLLE/whatever or setting it down with it rotated where you need light.

Then there's my Final Solution of my Fire Vulcan LED. Yeah, it's only 160ish lumens, but it's a tight as fuck beam that cuts through airborne contaminants, has a really nice charging base, and the rear LED's are nice for using it as a stroll-about light. Plus a seatbelt buckled shoulderstrap since it's intended as a grab off the truck firefighter's light.

When I still wore turnouts, I had a Fire Vulcan on my side, Survivor LED on my chest, and a Vantage mounted on my helmet. I looked like a zombie apoc rave with all my lights on, but at least I could find my way to victims and/or the fuck out of a building if I needed to bail out. Yeah, I like my streamlights. Still need a new battery for my Stinger LED, and I'd like to get some Ultrastinger LED's. Rechargeable lights are just fucking handy, especially since I hardmounted chargers in each vehicle we have had. That way, I always knew beyond the wally world floodish/laser cheapo lights I keep in each vehicle, I also had a Mean Beam onboard if I needed it.
>> No. 16949 ID: 53e7c0
Yeah. Just for the hell of it I bought a thousand lumen flashlight the other day. Out in the woods or for some X-FILEs shit, it'd be great, but it's actually utility is pretty low, as you can't point it at anything reflective. Even if you hold out your hand on in front of it it'll reflect enough that your eyes won't like it.

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16784 No. 16784 ID: 6372b6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I gotta say, a shemagh and a cheap 3M half-mask worked out fucking brilliant for not fogging up glasses. Decently comfy, kept face warm all day, sunglasses never even hinted at wanting to fog. Steam coming out of side exhaust ports looked kinda cool too, and the difference in cheek rest is minimal.

Downside is reduced field of view on things directly under you. Even then, I give this an 8/10 will use until I fabricobble something with some sort of silicone face mold+scarf+breathing tube or something.

Winter gear thread I guess. Looking for good convertible mitts too, if anyone uses them and has recommendations, I would be thankful.
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>> No. 16822 ID: 4d876f
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I am not a big comic book guy but the bad guy in Hellboy's mask was awesome looking
>> No. 16823 ID: 2a7640
So, is Kanye West just wearing modern polycarbonate versions of these? Is he just a retro futuristic operator?
>> No. 16825 ID: 06a0fb
Well, I mean, Inuit people have been using the same idea for millennia.

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Why you did not include this fantastic picture is beyond me.
- Inuit goggles made from caribou antler with caribou sinew for a strap.
Joking aside, snow blindness is a serious hazard when out in the snow and the bright sun is reflecting off it in an intensely bright way.
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Wooden snow goggles and case, Inuit, North America, 1801-190

Snow blindness is caused by sunlight reflecting off white snow and ice. This painful condition causes temporary loss of vision. The Inuit people in North America wore goggles to shield their eyes from such glare. These goggles are made from pine and rawhide. Slits in the rawhide eye pieces let the wearer see. They are kept in a wooden case decorated with hunting scenes.

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16185 No. 16185 ID: c3e6b2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I went to Dragon Con and saw the Tactical Boba Fett cosplay which got me thinking maybe putting together a group cosplay thing using current gun gears. These are what I have come up so far...
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>> No. 16242 ID: c3e6b2
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Never thought about how easy it is to do Han Solo costume (see pic)

Here you go

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Were going to need a bigger starship.
>> No. 16246 ID: 3c5609
I would be lying if I said I didn't want it.

I've looked into them. They're not just AR's that just so happen to be rigged up crossbows. They are actually pretty good crossbows. Very accurate and hits hard as fuck. (very pricey though)
>> No. 16758 ID: b2b233
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>Heckler & Koch, AR500 Armor, SOG Knives & Tools SureFire, LLC Team Wendy Armasight, Inc.., Trijicon, Inc.. TEA Headsets Wilcox Industries Corp. Metalhead Photography

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No, there is only one logical option for luke.

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16745 No. 16745 ID: 67a2be hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Anyone here use hammocks while camping/backpacking? Are there any recommendations or pitfalls to using one as opposed to a bag, pad, and bivvy?
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>> No. 16747 ID: 9f6b04
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I've been using a Hennesy for many years; it's pretty much replaced ground tents for me maybe 99% of the time. In fact, the only time I break out the old ground tent is if I'm camping with someone else.

General pros:

Lighter. #1 reason I started camping in one. My prior ground tent was a lightweight Nemo with air tubes so it wasn't like it was a yurt... aaaaand the hammock I have *with* everything I keep with it is still half the weight at just over a kilo. With snakeskins (just waterproof tubes/stuff sacks) it collapses down in a couple seconds and can be hastily tied like a fat rope to gear.

Versatile. You're not limited to trees, either. They work as a bivvy sack and lots of other things only limited by imagination. Rain flys can double as (or just BE) a poncho and all the other tarp like things, while saving you the weight of whatever you would've brought there.

Comfy. Personal opinion but after decades of trying to scrape a spot outta the ground like a cat, rocking back and forth in the air while all toasty is too much luxury to go back. On cold winter days, you can tend a low fire down to hot coals and then carefully adjust the hammock height so you're sleeping over all that radiant heat.

General cons:

Not many I can honestly think of. The first one is siting: you don't *have* to have two trees but it helps. You can use it as a ground tent of course if you run out of trees... but what are you doing running out of trees oh god get back below treeline you're going to die.

It's also really a solo deal unless you're cuddly enough with your partner they literally are you. It's impossible, of course, to not effect the other person with the slightest movement. Some chicks dig it. Some think they do until reality kicks in and after the second night you're sleeping in a lean-to built next to the hammock.
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>> No. 16748 ID: 9f6b04

+10000000 on using a carabiner and two rap rings/side.

I can't even begin to calculate the hours I've saved over the years between that set up and having snakeskins.

>get to camp site
>oh look two trees
>already have a bonfire going and half a log cabin built by the time the first ground tent is getting poles strung.
>> No. 16751 ID: 044fd0
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ENO Doublenest with Atlas straps. Is the best place to while away a hot summer afternoon with a good book.

Biggest con is that they get cold. If you hang there long enough it's quite possible to start feeling chilly even in 90° weather. Needs lots of padding to counteract. Another potential issue is that they don't offer much privacy, even with a tarp drawn way down over it if you're at a popular camping ground, festival or what-have-you. Drunken/stoned concert/festival goers seem to like to stare at people napping in hammocks. Especially when it's night and you left a light on in your campsite so your companions can find their way back.
>> No. 16753 ID: 79b400
I gotta support ENO hammocks, they're quality gear and very lightweight.
>> No. 16754 ID: ae87b5
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I use a Hennessy hammock for camping, it's really the lightest way to go.

Pros: Light, quick to set up, comfy as fuck once you get settled in. Keeps you off the ground where critters like to scurry.

Cons: You need to find a relatively ideal place to set up. If you're in the woods, chances are you can find a good spot. Even "two person" hammocks are not really for two people. If you fuck up your setup you may fall out of your trees.

Temperature control is not really a con. You have the same problems in a tent, and cold ground will suck the heat out of you faster than cold (still) air under a hammock. Wind though under your hammock will fuck you up - but all you need is a little know how to prevent that. Essentially, if it's cold you are building yourself a cocoon, which means a water and wind barrier ie garden variety tarp and some insulation, usually in the form of an underquilt. A hammock + underquilt + rainfly or tarp is still less bulky than a similar tent outlay. If you're very worried or delicate, you can use a pad in your hammock too, I recommend an inflatable one. You can bring a sleeping bag, but remember that your underquilt essentially makes the entire hammock a sleeping bag.

Honestly, there is a lot of shit you learn just by going and trying it once, but I haven't met anyone who doesn't prefer it to tents if there are sufficient things to hang from.

Pic related, steady downpour overnight, ground was moderately flooded when I woke up but I was dry because I was 3 feet in the air. A tent situation would have been much different.

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16430 No. 16430 ID: dda126 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Thinking about the Gerber Ghostrike but I can't find what max belt width those loops will accept. Hope it will fit my 1.75" Gearsmith belts?
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>> No. 16603 ID: 087d66
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As far as belt compatibility goes, I don't see anyone having any real issue. It fits just right on an old 1.75 inch belt I had left over from the air force.

All in all, I dig it. It's a cool little knife. I haven't really done much with it or even carried it at all for that matter, but i'm looking forward to putting it through it's paces.
>> No. 16604 ID: dda126
>sneaking in your Galil into the picture

You are worse than Hitler man.

>> No. 16614 ID: dda126
Thx for pics though. I hope you don't get the sanser now.... ;_;
>> No. 16624 ID: 087d66
Don't you worry your pretty little head.
>> No. 16730 ID: b6558e
looks to be only suitable for manlets. I use the ka-bar hindrance in a custom kydex sheath horizontal carry and couldn't be happier. ka-bar tdi used for backup.

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16704 No. 16704 ID: ae5e12 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you all know, I get hurt a lot.

So help me build a first aid kit!

What are some essential items for me to add?

I know I can just Google the items needed in general, but I figured I'd ask you guys just in case you have something in mind specifically for me based on past injuries and how I responded to it (remember, I'm the retard that will get hit by a car, still arrive to work early and work a shift with a broken wrist). Hopefully you remember one or two of the many stories of injury I've shared.

Kind of sad I haven't jumped on this sooner.
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>> No. 16722 ID: 192578

>wound sewing kit (not super realistic but takes up little space and might be the most important thing in your kit on a bad day)

>might be the most important thing in your kit on a bad day

As someone who's needed to do so, yeah holy shit it's one of those things you hope you never have to use but when you need it you NEED it. Using a fishing hook and fine monofilament just sucks.

Also a huge fan of Steristrips, the actual 3M ones and not the Walgreens knockoff. They do a fantastic job of patching both little cuts up through near-stitch level lacerations. Breathable and actually stay put; the 3M strips are surprisingly effective even with sweat present as long as you put them down on a reasonably dry section first. I always have a sheet of them in my left cargo pocket.
>> No. 16725 ID: ef076f
EDC, to keep in my bag. I want it set up for general use and for unexpected trauma, like say I crash my scooter on a rural road and I'm somehow ambulatory enough to treat myself long enough for help to arrive.

So, simple shit like Band-Aids for booboos is a no brainer, but the trauma gear is a little more confusing as I've never bought any before. I was thinking of tourniquets and QuikClot, but that's all I know.
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Straight up coagulation powder is more of a liability than an asset. If you are going that route I would advise you to get combat gauze instead. OR one of THESE:


It's for gunshots but honestly it would work well for any time a chunk of you has gone missing.

My blowout kit for the range is based on EMS response time of around 5 minutes, so there's a lot of gauze to try and staunch bleeding for around that long. If you are somewhere where response time is longer, that's when tourniquets and coagulation magic comes into play. The common wisdom on tourniquets has also shifted recently. It used to be a "last resort" but now if you're spurting blood everywhere from a limb you might as well throw a CAT on there, since medical procedures have advanced to the point where they will be fine removing it even if it's been on for a while. They still do need to know how long it's been on there, so remember to record that if you do use one on yourself or someone else.
>> No. 16727 ID: dda126

Chitosan derived products are easy to use and have little to no side effects. For a stab/gunshot wound you can basically apply as much Celox-A as you want without causing additional damage.
>> No. 16728 ID: 4dd4e2
2x CAT tournis
2x CELOX (or similar) hemostat gauze
2x compressed gauze
1 small 1-sided israeli bandage
1 large 2-sided israeli bandage
1 large gel burn dressing
1 silicon nasal airway
duct tape
3x tough expensive disposable gloves
a "flowering" IFAK case that can open with one hand (I like ITS tactical)

**varsity shit**
1 decompression needle
1 scapel to perform trach

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16706 No. 16706 ID: 574395 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I know what I want. This with a wood saw and aciasors.

That's a Wenger Alinghi SUI 1

Or perhaps a Victorinox Handyman or SwissChamp, but I want edc solid pliers!
>> No. 16707 ID: 574395
That's scissors
>> No. 16709 ID: 0477de
This is OP. I found what I'm looking for, so I'm going to sage this (no password to delete).
>> No. 16710 ID: 6372b6
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Leatherman TTi (wave but better knife steel and comfier grips).

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14708 No. 14708 ID: 07ad6c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I'm thinking of buying a machete to hack shit and use as shitty cliber's axe/walking stick while hiking. Any recommendations? Or does it really matter; are machetes straightforward enough that they're all pretty much the same? (I saw one at the NEX for $12 and was pretty tempted, nyehehe)

I just spent two days reading up on kitchen knives until I finally decided I was reading faux internet chefs (or kitchen gear queers) sperg out with each other and just bought a $40 JA Henkels basic chef knife that I'll whetstone every so often. I'm trying to sidestep a similar situation with a machete.
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>> No. 16698 ID: 6372b6
>hole made to open and close fire hydrants or gas valves

neat I guess
>> No. 16699 ID: 7d8bca
Yeah I have one. Its.... Scary sharp, beefy and chops through every fucking thing. Feel like I might fuck myself up to the bone bad with this thing. So on the wall it goes and stays most of the time.
>> No. 16700 ID: 9b75f0

Well now we know what it takes to make Stoplossed pause...
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>> No. 16703 ID: dda126
>Feel like I might fuck myself up to the bone bad with this thing.

Just put some copper tape on it and you'll be fine!

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