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14174 No. 14174 ID: d6e397 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I bought a 9mm Shield probably 3 weeks ago now, and it's been collecting dust because I haven't gotten around to finding a proper holster for it or even broken it in yet. I think I'm finally going to nut up and go get a proper carry permit and start carrying inside city limits vs keeping my .380 bodyguard in a pocket holster inna car.

The thing is that I'm woefully inexperienced with IWB holsters, I can list off a few high end companies, and that's aboot it.

I started looking at the original Alien Gear holsters because of a link I saved off of OPchan from months ago, but it looks like they have a new version that they claim is better using neoprene stuff instead of leather. Researching what little I could on that, I found some references to the StealthGear Onyx which looks like a jacked up Gucci equivalent, but it's significantly more expensive at $105 shipped. I'm definitely willing to pay for quality, but I don't want to drop $100 on something and find out it's all flash and no substance.

So anywho, any experience with either of those? Any company or different style suggestions? Anything helps.


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>> No. 15672 ID: 9eea57
A good belt will cost you some dosh. But it means you won't need to spend money for a good long while on another one if you buy right.
>> No. 15674 ID: cd49aa
Yeah, I figure that. I'm really liking the Maxpedition belt the poster above you mentioned. I might jump on that when I have the opportunity.
>> No. 15696 ID: 457a14
>Little bit of a follow up since this thread was resurrected just liek babby jeezus.
Is that frowned upon? I find it best to use an existing thread if what I want to say is covered by the thread's topic, even if said thread is... oh, shit. Last July? God damn, this is a slow board!
>> No. 15697 ID: cd49aa
Same here. If I can necrobump an old discussion that fits my needs, I'd rather do that.
>> No. 17312 ID: d8acd0
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Belgian Browning Hi-Power holster.
Yeah, more expensive than a nylon or other type of plastic form-fitting holster, but much more stylish.

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17270 No. 17270 ID: a615a8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Mods, I wasn't sure whether this or /k/ would be the proper place for this. If this isn't appropriate here then by all means delete it and let me know where you would prefer I put it. Thanks.

I recently received this sling (pic related). It came in a plastic baggie. I would like to try it out, at least, maybe at the range to help me decide whether I want to buy a better one, but I'm not even sure how to assemble it. The manufacturer (or, rather, importer) has nothing on their web page about it. Nor can I find so much as a video review showing how you actually put all the individual parts together and put them on the gun.

Thanks in advance.

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17110 No. 17110 ID: 83d63c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Ancient footwear, moccasins and homemade shoes.
Anyone ever make authentic footwear for costumes or ancient-style tournament/dueling/fighting events?
From hobnailed Roman sandals to wooden sabots to army boots, having the correct shoe can really complete the look if done right or be the focus of scorn if you try to wear modern tennis shoes with your ancient-style armor.

- Medieval ghillie brogues. These ancient lace-up slippers have evolved to shoes without tongues that lace up around the leg for traditional Scottish and Irish dress.
Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. The word "brogue" came into English in the late sixteenth century. It comes from the Old Irish bróg "shoe", which itself stems from the Old Norse "brók" meaning "leg covering". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe
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>> No. 17120 ID: 83d63c
  Ancient shoes - with tales of falling over https://youtu.be/-3qTniJsoEg
In this video, I (Lindybeige) share my experiences of falling over in various forms of authentic period footwear. The materials available to the ancients for footwear were nowhere near as good as modern plastics and rubbers for shoe souls.

Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make.
>> No. 17121 ID: 83d63c
  Fighting shoes - authentiboots and pattens https://youtu.be/xlcd0B0cVqU
The second of my authentiboot-related videos, this time dealing with the issue of how much difference leather-soled boots make to footwork in combat, and how much better modern materials are for shoe soles. Modern rubbers and plastics are grippy, hard-wearing, flexible, and waterproof. The ancients had nothing that was all those things.

Link to 'Living in the Past' : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_in_the_Past_(TV_series) This is credited with being the world's first 'reality TV' programme. It was the most efficient piece of television ever made (at least at the time) measured in terms of cost of production to viewing figures ratio. I am very jealous of the people who got to do this. It is amazing that there are not opportunities to do this today. I'm sure that that there are many people willing to give it a try.

Living in the Past (1978 Iron Age reality tv) - part 1 https://youtu.be/2e7ZLWz3UMw
In 1978 12 adults and 3 children were selected from around 1000 volunteers for the first 'reality tv' series by living for a year on an Iron Age farm as Iron Age people. This film looks back at the original shows and what has happened to them in the 30 years since then.
>> No. 17122 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 1 https://youtu.be/R1jiJ4qsdVk
>> No. 17123 ID: 83d63c
  How to make moccasins part 2 https://youtu.be/0zcpUz3Q6Fo
>> No. 17124 ID: 83d63c
Just watched this, divided up into six parts, but here it is in one 59 minute video (but the audio is poor):
IRON AGE REALITY - LIVING IN THE PAST - Discovery History Science (full documentary) https://youtu.be/V0cfOQ13AuM

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15608 No. 15608 ID: 333732 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Can anyone identify his sunglasses?
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16980 No. 16980 ID: d07150 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So after wearing one in Afghanistan and now with living in Virginia where quite a few people open carry I can't help but wonder why drop leg holsters aren't more popular.

I mean walking and running they are a little awkward at first but so long as everything is adjusted correctly it shouldn't move around on you. I wore one every single flight I did in Afghanistan and it never came out of place.

For everything else (sitting, standing, bending over, etc) it is more comfortable. The draw, at least for me, is much more comfortable and while I'm sure it is slower I never noticed at the range.

Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.
>> No. 16981 ID: bec165

>Anyone here have any ideas on why it seems to be a .mil only thing?

Because they're stupid unless you're wearing bulky armor that restricts access to your waist, or would get in the way of you having to quickly don the armor on or off (if you're wounded, or it's time to suit up and get moving quick)

Go run with one on, go walk through doorways, go try to draw while seated in a vehicle. A proper holster and belt that supports the weapon (especially a heavier fully loaded double stack, 1911, big wheel gun) you will notice the weight very quickly. I usually notice a thigh rig/drop leg is either too tight and gets fatiguing/annoying, or too loose where it flops around and gets annoying.

Well, at least you can think on the bright side, they make an awesome tourniquet if you get shot in that leg, as they tend to cut off circulation anyway! And they make you look like a huge mallninja faggot.
>> No. 16982 ID: c1c101
What Revived says is exactly right and especially with my limited experience, I don't have anything to add to it.

I can offer an alternative, though. I run a Safariland holster on my battle belt, and it's attached to my belt using the low ride Universal Belt Loop (UBL) option. It doesn't ride as low as a thigh holster, but it puts it (for me) at a level that offers most of the same benefits. Comfortable and out of the way for the most part and should clear anything your shoulders clear, stays very stable at all times. The downside is it doesn't necessarily work great when you're sitting in a chair with arms or a car seat. It's not terrible but not great either. But, like I said, it's the best alternative I've found to a thigh rig. Clears waist length jackets, backpacks, armor carriers (not an issue for me anyway), stuff like that.
>> No. 16989 ID: 08f745
You were effectively working statically with wear of that holster. You weren't patrolling, you had a workspace that was the size of what, a 20 foot conex? Try doing a walk/run for 12 miles with one.

The only reason to use a dropleg is if you have mandatory equipment requirements that preclude being able to access effectively with a low-ride hip holster, or absolutely no other option.

They're awkward, they're unwieldly, and they're horrible for real field use as a general rule.

Low crawling, they're in the dirt where/when a hip holster isn't.

If you have to RUN with them, they're even worse. They're horrible if you cinch them down to where they don't move, because now you're restricting circulation on that leg. They make your uniform bunch up and pinch. They are absolutely despicable for long distance wear, as they're going to literally wear a hole in your leg.

They are also a safety hazard as they can get hung up easier than anything else other than a slung rifle if you happen to have a shit hover and can't rotate fully on the rope due to the airframe shifting when fastroping, and they can cause issues parachuting.

For civilian use, they're even worse due to the fact that you can't draw seated if you're driving.

The draw is slower. Significantly, actually.
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>> No. 16990 ID: dda126
>Pic is what I would one day like for my BHP but the guy who made it seems to be out of business.

If you ever had to run with that thing that 1911 would come flying out just like the spaghetti would come flying out of your pockets as you have to explain to your buddies why you need them to help you look for your obsolete "pistol."

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16983 No. 16983 ID: ae87b5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
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Goggles for dogs --doggles?

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16919 No. 16919 ID: 8b02b7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Everyone loves playing in water, and there's usually a few threads on how to collect and filter it. What about those times and place we don't want water?

I'm looking at options to keep my gear, and if possible myself dry. Specifically looking for some dry sacks, they need to be worthy of river trips, not just rain.

I've also been looking at frog tog rain suits since they are incredibly light.

Something to keep a cell phone dry would be awesome.

What are you using and what would recommend to stay dry when it counts?

Currently, I'm using a poncho. It keeps the rain out.
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>> No. 16943 ID: bd9939
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In retrospect that particular jacket is probably not optimal for OP's needs and he would probably be best sticking to specialized Mountain Hardwear/Outdoor Research etc, but their stuff is reallllly nice in general.

Not to derail the thread, but I'm not sure if their patterns are most comparable to multicam/kryptek/ for use involving people or if it's more in line with Gore's Optifade patterns designed around how deer and ducks and shit see. Would be kind of interesting to see some testing.

It's all elitist goatee dudebro hunting gear, but God it is nice to wear/pack if you get discounts on it.
>tfw I can get just about anything BUT Kuiu "cheap". Not like First Lite and Sitka are bad at all, but...
>> No. 16945 ID: 9dc901

Yea, the things that would prevent me from getting it are the price and the fact that ordering clothes online you can't try out beforehand is a bad idea. Especially when combined with the first issue.
>> No. 16966 ID: 1ece98
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Reminder if you've been divorced and decided to assault Sealand in one last desperate gamble, then you might be interested in the S.P.E.A.R. LBE system with integral flotation padding.
>> No. 16967 ID: eafc11
  If OPERATORchan tried some to get froggy with Sealand, we'd get our collective shit pushed in. It would be a disasterous rout.
>> No. 16968 ID: d8acd0
  Sealand https://youtu.be/m6OisB56whg
A riveting tale of disaster and heroism. Russian mafia posing as Sealand diplomats, running illegal guns. Mass hysteria!

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16711 No. 16711 ID: c06ad3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Hey peoples, I'd like to know your opinions on pants. More specificly what material would be suitable for every day comfort, but durable and water resistant enough (either that or quick drying) for a SHTF scenario?

Any particular brands you folks go by?
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Finally found some HR photos of Rob MacPherson's black and gold English-style armor.
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Das shit, SHIT! Almain rivets have much more of the PMC flair that OPchan stands for.
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Found the appropriate car for that guy to drive to tournaments in.
>> No. 16964 ID: 3d25a3
Last I checked, opchan didn't stand for being flatly inferior.

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16950 No. 16950 ID: 4aaaa0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate SN-42, made of 2mm steel (.08") and weighing 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament to the breastplate’s effectiveness, the young soldier had been shot three times in the chest and left unharmed. Near Syskyjärvi, Karelia, Finland (now, Syuskyuyarvi, Republic of Karelia, Russia.) 15 July 1944. Image taken by Esko Töyri. http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?t=3918&start=5540
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There were some brave men, back then.
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German WW1 'Infanterie-Panzer, 1918' sentry armor & Stirnpanzer helmet armor attachment.
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An aircrewman with the 743rd Bomb Group standing in front of B-24H Liberator ‘TePee Time Gal’ wearing typical protective clothing, San Giovanni Airfield, Foggia, Italy, 1944-45.

The airgunner on the picture is Major David G. Bellemere and behind him is the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber ‘Tepee Time Gal’. He’s wearing the typical flight clothing: M4 flak helmet with Polaroid B-8 goggles, flak jacket, F-2 electrical flying suit with B-3 jacket, A-14 oxygen mask, the gloves and ugg airmen boots. http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/airgunner-b24-bomber-1944/
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My guess would be that he caught a burst from a Suomi M31. Though it's claimed the SN-42 will stop rifle and machinegun rounds past 300 meters I'm a bit skeptical.

Have some experimental Canadian armor.

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